Top positive review
Superbly crafted storyline that keeps the interest level up through a series of climaxes
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2018
Oh, wow! This book is absolutely outstanding. I love the characters. Reaper is "traumatized" (Sorry, Reaper! I know you hate the word, but I agree with Anya: it's accurate.) by an incredibly abusive childhood. I like the fact that Feehan doesn't gloss over the problems that result from such a traumatic childhood. She acknowledges that such scars last a life time and shows Anya and Reaper working through the problems with love and acceptance and trust. In this, Anya and Reaper come across as stronger people than if the author had glossed over the problems.
It's interesting, but about 50% of the way through the book, the book reached a climax where you might think the book was about to end, but it didn't. It kept going. With a lot of authors, this would make the story seem too drawn out and it would start dragging. Feehan, however, is an exceptionally talented storyteller. She keeps the tension up and sailing ahead to a very satisfying ending ... satisfying, except that the next book in the series hasn't been published yet and I really hate having to wait until it is. (I'd be happy to be a beta reader for you, Ms. Feehan!) :D
However, I'm mollified by the fact that she's got another Ghostwalker novel as well as a Shadow Rider novel coming soon.
I would just add there is one section that appalled me, horrified me, started to anger me ... and finally, I just had to shake my head at the stupidity of male logic when two of Reaper's friends try to "help" him and make things sooo much worse. All I could do was a major facepalm and exclaim, "Why bless their hearts."
Fortunately, Anya was able to see rationale behind why the men would suggest what they had, although she did majorly push back and I respected her more for it.
Basically, it is absolutely a five-star book and I can't wait for the next.