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Note to self: Beware of the tall, beautiful stranger with feral eyes.
Small-town life is all I’ve ever known—until he appears. He stalks me from the shadows while wordlessly begging me to draw near. After a fateful night, my world will never be the same.
I should want to run from him.
He claims he won’t hurt me—even though every fiber of his being urges him to.
I don’t have a choice but to trust him.
We’re linked in a way that goes beyond mere attraction, or even lust—and anyone who threatens that bond will rue the day he ever crossed their path.
Even if that person is me.
A new dark paranormal small-town shifter romance from Lana Sky. Enter the world of Ravenswood where curses are as real as the things that go bump in the night and sprout fangs and claws. Monster in My Shadow is the first book in a trilogy.
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Fantastic start to a new trilogy – 5 stars
Monster in My Shadow is a fantastic start to a new trilogy by Lana Sky. This slow burn shifter romance, set in a small town, is full of mystery, danger and suspense and an overriding sense of menace. I was glued to my Kindle throughout and particularly liked the unique take on the fated mate’s trope.
Kaydee Blanchette, a young woman who works in a local bar, has felt the eyes of the handsome and mysterious Liwai Raven on her for years. His attention has gotten under her skin, and although he attracts her something about seems off. A shocking event brings them together, affecting them on a visceral level and they both struggle with the consequences as their lives and their plans for the future are turned upside down…
Indeed, both Kaydee and Liwai are in for a hell of a ride as secrets, and more are revealed, and they strive to come to terms with the decisions they make. I loved their pairing – the bookish, innocent, and bespectacled heroine with the character of Liwai, the dark and brooding outcast who is rumoured to have done very bad things… Kaydee feels drawn to him, but at the same time is fearful of what she may find. As for Liwai, his actions are mercurial, and he appears at war with himself. He says she is safe with him, but what if it is a lie?
I enjoyed how the character of Kaydee, grows as she ventures out of the comfort zone of her hometown, and embarks on a journey to make sense of events and their impact on her and others. There are so many layers to this book outside of the central romance and it is a cracking read! The character of the schoolgirl Renae, a member of Liwai’s household is also worthy of special note, as she plays such a key role in the book and is a fascinating character in her own right.
The book ends on a cliffhanger and I am looking forward to Monster in my Heart, the next book in the trilogy.
Please note, a copy of this book was given to me by the author, and I am voluntarily leaving a fair and honest review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lana Sky is a reclusive writer in the United States who spends most of her time daydreaming about complex male characters and parenting her Cockapoo Joey. She writes dark, twisted romance across several genres. Her titles include everything from mafia romance to vampires.