Main Characters: Ivy Mason, Devon Clay


Contemporary RomanceRomantic SuspenseFiery Passion




Ivy Mason is hiding—from her past, from herself, and from anyone who could love her. The only kind of love she’s ever known hurts, leaving scars on her body and soul. Now, her world may be boring and predictable, but that’s exactly what she wants. Until Devon Clay walks into her life.

A lonely man in a deadly profession, Devon works as an agent for an underground British agency known only as the Shadow. Nothing about him is safe or ordinary. The danger that consumes his life turns into an addiction Ivy can’t resist…even if it proves fatal.

As Ivy’s past begins to catch up with her, she wonders if love really is the twisted thing she’s always thought it was. Maybe it could be more with this man, who’s shown her that she doesn’t need to protect herself from everyone. Is what she feels for Devon worth the risk? He may save her heart or break it, if she manages to stay alive.


I liked this book. It had romance and suspense together. However, I am only going to give this book three red hearts because as much as there were many parts that I liked in the book, there were equally as many parts that I did not necessarily agree with.

Lets review the things I don’t like. I did not understand how Ivy could from not liking Devon and thinking he was dangerous to falling in love with him in a matter of days. I may be wrong, but I’ve met guys before, and when I happen to not like one guy, I don’t happen to fall for him days after. I just found the hastiness of her feelings to be unbelievable. I mean, she barely looked at him when he came to her window at the bank, and then all of a sudden she was fighting with her best friend because of him? Nope. I don’t understand that.

Another thing was that romantic angle between Ivy and Agent Lane. Maybe it will all be explained in the next book. However, I found it to be unnecessary to the plot. The thing with Ivy and her best friend was okay. They had a weird thing between them. I just couldn’t understand why the FBI agent had to be added to the list.

My third issue was with how quickly the conflict with Jace was handled. Devon just went to him one night and tortured and killed him. I mean, he had a big hold on Ivy for the most part of the book. He was the one who raped her over and over again when she was still young. Then he skipped parole and tracked her down. I would have loved for the second book to be about Jace tormenting Ivy and being hard to beat and catch. At the very least, I would have liked it if Ivy was the one who was able to confront that particular demon and move past it on her own. Kind of like how things happened in J.A. Huss’ Social Media series.

It was an enjoyable book, yes. However, there were many things in the book that pulled it down for me. The issues I mentioned were just a fw examples. I wanted to like this book more, but I found that I just could not. At this point, I’m not yet sure if I’m looking forward to the next book. I don’t even know if I will continue on with it. Oh, well, I haven’t seen a blurb for book two yet. I’ll make a decision once a synopsis is available.




Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – In His Shadow

Book 2 – Shadow Of A Doubt




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