Jake Callahan, leader of the Tribe, has always believed he’s one of the good guys. Now, hunted by the government he used to work for, he’s taking a crash course in being bad. What he desperately needs is a bargaining tool, and that’s unfortunate for Christa Winters, daughter of Jake’s former boss.
Christa is a scientist, a total geek, and a good girl with a secret hankering for bad boys. Which turns out to be embarrassingly inconvenient when she’s kidnapped by a stunningly gorgeous—but obviously bad-to-the-bone—man intent on using her against the father she loves. A man with a seemingly uncanny ability to know exactly when she’s thinking about kissing him—which is most of the time.
But people are dying, and it becomes clear that the stakes are much higher than Jake ever imagined. Someone is out to obliterate the Tribe and everyone associated with it, including Christa. Only by working together to uncover the secrets behind the past, can they ever hope to have a future.
4 stars — I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.
You know, it’s actually been a while since I read a good paranormal romance/urban fantasy. I don’t actually read a lot in this genre, but for me what makes this more urban fantasy in my head is the greater action sequences, and the sort of government/military aspect of the characters. I don’t think that’s actually correct, but just shows where my head is at. Regardless, those were the elements I really enjoyed about this book. It had some great sassy characters, an intriguing paranormal aspect that looks to be setting up for a great new series (I can’t help but wonder if the next books will be about Christa and Jake, or other characters in the Tribe), and a good deal of suspense, mystery, and action.
I enjoyed being in both Christa and Jake’s heads…and I enjoyed watching Jake read Christa’s mind. Christa was such a delight — innocent and sweet, but with a side of sassy and strong…and quite frankly her head was hilarious. And Jake was the typical broody alpha-ish male who takes a lot on his shoulders, but is taken down by sweet little Christa. They had great chemistry, and I thoroughly enjoyed the steamy scenes.
We had some fantastic secondary characters, especially in the Tribe members. I can see this setting up to be a series where we get to see each Tribe members story, and I can’t wait. There’s so many I’m curious about.
And the paranormal type aspect kept me engaged…I was definitely curious to find out what the mystery would be, and I received enough answers to leave me satisfied, but with enough still unanswered to make me want to come back for more.
Strangely enough I think I have a few Nina Croft books, but this might be the first I’ve actually read..no wait, I’ve read a short story by her in an anthology, and now that I vaguely recall, I wonder if it was about one of the Tribe. I think I need to go reread it. She’s very engaging, I will be looking forward to reading more of her in the future.