Series: Nightshifted Book #4
Author: Cassie Alexander
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication Date: December 31, 2013
Source: Received for an honest review.
Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:
As Nurse Edie Spence embarks on her latest supernatural adventure from Cassie Alexander, the perils of the deep threaten to pull her under…
Edie Spence is in desperate need of a vacation—some R&R away from the craziness that shadows her as a nurse dealing with paranormal patients. But as she and her shapeshifter boyfriend, Asher, set sail on a cruise for Hawaii, they’ll realize that seasickness isn’t the only thing threatening their romantic getaway….
While on board, Asher comes face-to-face with Nathaniel, an old nemesis from his dark past. Asher is convinced he’s up to no good…especially when passengers start to come down with a mysterious illness unlike anything Edie and Asher have ever encountered. Soon Edie finds herself fighting for the life of the one person who means the most to her—Asher. As chaos explodes, will Edie be able to save their future together…or will this close encounter with the paranormal side be her last?
It was a little slow to get into for me, mainly because I don’t have the back-story from the first 3 books. However, the author did do a good job explaining some of the characters’ history and easily caught me up enough to enjoy the majority of the book. There isn’t a lot of deep thought to this one. It is a typical paranormal romance, with a lot of variety in its paranormal cast. I did like that there was more adventure and intrigue mixed in to prevent it from being just a romance.
Edie’s character was a little hard for me to connect with, though it’s kind of hard for me to pinpoint why. She seemed to be stuck in her own thoughts a lot. Although, to her credit, she did have quite a lot to think about regarding recent events that led up to this book and some issues that happened pretty rapidly early on. It was also kind of hard to connect with Asher, because you don’t get any of the story from his POV (if I’m remembering correctly). I like romances that go back and forth between the two main characters, and this book doesn’t do that much, if at all. I did enjoy the book, and if you read the series, I’m sure you will like it even more. I gave it a three simply because I don’t see myself looking for the others in the series. I’ve met these characters and enjoyed this story of this particular point in their lives, but I don’t have the pull to learn any more about them.
HEAT Rating: Hot
Reviewed By: Daysie W.
Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More