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Author: Marnee Blake
Publisher: Entangled Embrace, Entangled Publishing
Date of Publication: June 27th, 2016
I couldn’t wait to read this sequel to the author’s fantastic debut novel, Altered. I had found that “an enthralling, all action, riveting and brilliantly written story – superb!” and really wanted to know what happened next – and I wasn’t disappointed. This is another page turner, a brilliant sequel and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It starts some three months after the first novel ended. For all that time Kitty Laughton has been injected, tested, prodded, poked and imprisoned by the mad scientists who carried out the experiment which killed her parents and most other people living in her isolated home town. They’re intrigued by the special powers the experiment has caused her to develop – the power to read the thoughts of others. When she learns the crazy man intends to test his research on more unsuspecting folk she feels powerless to protect them – until the new cleaner starts. That cleaner is the special ops soldier, Nick Degrassi, and he’s infiltrated the secret base to try to free her whilst still endeavouring to keep his feelings for her hidden from her. They need to work together to overturn the evil plans of the wicked scientist and his minions but time is running out and there are others hiding their true intentions.
With more danger to be overcome, villains to thwart and double dealing ‘friends’ things are not going to be simple for this couple as they try to protect each other and mankind. The relationship between Nick and Kitty develops as they develop the confidence to reveal their feelings to each other, slowly, warily but also realistically in the circumstances. It is an exhilarating story, a roller coaster ride where you’re unsure what will happen around the next corner. This is a phenomenal addition to the series and I thoroughly recommend it – I hope there will be another book in the series soon!
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read this in exchange for my honest review.
Three terrifying months.
That’s how long Kitty Laughton has been at the mercy of the scientist who experimented on her town, killing over a dozen people and giving the rest of them unique powers. But Kitty doesn’t feel powerful, especially when she learns the crazy man plans to test his research on more unsuspecting people. She refuses to let anyone else die, but trapped with no one to help her she’s out of options…that is until sexy and exasperating Nick Degrassi arrives.
Special-ops soldier Nick blames himself for Kitty’s capture, and he’ll do whatever he can to free the quiet beauty, but close quarters and a shared secret bring an attraction that neither of them expected. With the organization that started it all making mercenaries for hire, Nick and Kitty must save themselves and stop a madman…before it’s too late.
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An excerpt to whet your appetite:
As they loaded into the chopper, Nick’s eyes held hers, intense amidst the activity around them. His message was obviously for her. Texted Blue and Seth, too. They’ll come for us. He kept repeating the words, as if he wasn’t sure she was listening. Or as if he was trying to reassure himself. She shook her head at him and looked away.
They hadn’t come before, and they wouldn’t come now. But she wasn’t going to ruin this for him. It had been bad enough when her own hopes died. She’d let him hold on to his for awhile longer.
If they were going to escape, they’d need to find their own way out. When they landed back at the complex, Dr. Fields and his orderly greeted them on the tarmac. As the changed soldiers ushered her and Nick off the helicopter, holding their hands behind their backs, they stopped in front of Fields. “Kitty, Kitty.” Dr. Fields shook his head, as if he was disappointed in her. “You should know better.” Then he waved a hand at the orderly next to them. Without a word, the man lifted his gun and shot both her and Nick, in quick succession. As the tranquilizer took effect, she tried to catch one last glimpse of the sky. The sun was coming up, and it had been months since she’d seen it. But her eyes closed of their own volition, leaving her again in the darkness.
About the Author:
Awardwinning author and RITA® finalist Marnee Blake used to teach high school students but these days she only has to wrangle her own children. Originally from a small town in Western Pennsylvania, she now battles traffic in southern New Jersey where she lives with her hero husband and their happilyeverafter: two very energetic boys. When she isn’t writing, she can be found refereeing disputes between her children, cooking up something sweet, or hiding from encroaching dust bunnies with a book.
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Many thanks to Entangled Publishing for providing the additional materials for this post and an ARC of the novel for me to read in exchange for my honest review.