I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Jenn Bennett
Released: June 23, 2014
Series: Roaring Twenties #2
Published by Berkley Sensation
“With high octane action-adventure scenes in a highly creative world, Jenn Bennett stuns with her vivid imagination and eloquent writing. GRIM SHADOWS is not one to be missed! ” ~ Under the Covers
If there is one series that stands out with its originality and its imagination, it’s Jenn Bennett’s Roaring Twenties series. When I learned that the heroine, Hadley Bacall is a curator and the hero, Lowe Magnusson is an archaeologist, I knew I was going to love this book. I’m such a sucker for these type of stories. Not only is it steeped in history and old truths, but Bennett adds a magical element to it as well, catapulting this series into something in its own universe.
Hadley is cursed with these deadly spirits that often take over when her emotions get the best of her. However, she is finding it hard to keep her emotions in check when it comes to Lowe and the artefact that he is transporting for this father. In an effort to gain more highly prized artefacts, Hadley’s father tries to make a deal with Lowe. In return, Lowe will get a large sum of money, enough to cover his debts as well as a respected position that Hadley has worked all her life for. This puts them against each other as they try to determine if they can trust the other.
Jenn Bennett weaves a magical story here. I was floored with the amount of unique details and creatures she managed to add in this story. With majestic hybrid creatures, you can be sure that there will never be a dull moment in this book.
In addition to that, Hadley and Lowe have a wonderful romance. While Hadley doesn’t like to be touched, Lowe is quite patience with her. The sexual tension reaches a pinnacle and just when I thought the book would end without some sexy time, Bennett delivers with some wonderful scenes to keep me satisfied.
This book just cruised by. However, I felt that the last 50 pages or so really dialled up the adventure in this story. It was gut wrenching, sad and highly entertaining. If you haven’t been reading the Roaring Twenties series by Jenn Bennett, then you’re definitely missing out. With high octane action-adventure scenes in a highly creative world, Jenn Bennett stuns with her vivid imagination and eloquent writing. GRIM SHADOWS is not one to be missed!
*ARC provided by publisher
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When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.
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