Between Shadows by the lovely Chanel Cleeton released this week!!! If you haven't bought it yet, I highly recommend it because this book was so good!
A sexy new thriller about love and revenge from the author of the Capital Confessions and International School series…
X lives by three rules: Show no weakness. Trust no one. Don’t get caught. She lives by the rules they gave her.
The Academy—set in London, shrouded in secrecy—it trains spies, computer experts, and assassins. Their mission? Dispensing justice and altering the course of world politics. Or so they think. In a world where secrets are weapons and some kills are impossible to forget, everything X thought she knew about her life is about to change.
They taught her to fight. To blend into the shadows like a ghost, to operate on the fringes of society, to change her identity with ease. They taught her to kill.
She’ll need every skill they taught her, to stay alive.
Praise for the novels of Chanel Cleeton:
"Sexy, funny, and heart-wrenching--this book has it all!" - Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author
"A sexy hero, strong heroine, delicious romance, sizzling tension and plenty of breathtaking scandal. I loved this book!"--Monica Murphy, New York Times bestselling author
"A sexy fighter pilot hero? Yes, please. For anyone who's ever had a Top Gun fantasy, Fly With Me is for you."--Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author of Call On Me
"A sassy, steamy, and sometimes sweet read that had me racing to the next page."--Chelsea M. Cameron, New York Times bestselling author
"Scorching hot and wicked smart, Flirting with Scandal had me hooked from page one! Sizzling with sexual tension and political intrigue, Cleeton weaves a story that is as complex as it is sexy. Thank God this is a series because I need more!"--New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris
"Sexy, intelligent, and intriguing. Chanel Cleeton makes politics scandal-icious."--USA Today bestselling author Tiffany King
"Fun, sexy, and kept me completely absorbed."--Katie McGarry, author of Nowhere But Here
About the Author:
Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure.
Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her husband.
Chanel writes contemporary romances, women’s fiction, and thrillers. She is published by Harlequin HQN, Penguin/InterMix, and Penguin/Berkley and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, and Wild Aces series.
4 out of 5 stars
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
4 out of 5 stars
Between Shadows was a really good read. It was very different from the contemporary romances that I've become used to from this author since this book is more of a romantic suspense/thriller but it was great nevertheless. The heroine, X, was really badass and I liked her almost immediately. The hero, Luke, was also pretty amazing although it took me a little while to completely warm up to him.
The plot of this book was really intriguing. Everything involving the assets and the organization they worked for had my heart racing and kept me flipping the pages to find out more. What I especially liked about the plot was that it was intricate but not confusing. I really liked the pace at which information about these characters's pasts and what was really going with the academies and Ares was revealed. It was really easy to follow and built up the anticipation without dragging on for too long.
I also really liked the romance in this book. There was so much going on in this book that romance wasn't the most important thing but I actually liked it that way. There was enough focus on the romance to get me invested in the relationship between Luke and X but it didn't overshadow the action-packed assassins on the run storyline that I really enjoyed.
The only thing that was bit of a letdown was how quickly everything was resolved in the end. I was kind of hoping for it to be drawn out some more because of the amount of build up but it all happened so quickly and I felt like these character deserved a more satisfactory and climactic resolution after everything that we found out about their pasts.
Overall, I really liked this book. While I do love this author's contemporary romance books with heroes who make me swoon hard, I'm actually really looking forward to more books like Between Shadows from this author because sometime I just need a good blood pumping thriller to balance out my reading and she has proven that she can deliver.