Reading Challenge: 2019 New Release
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Evening Shadows by Sheila Kell is the first book in the Agents of HIS series. It is also a spinoff of the author’s hit series HIS. The books can be read independently of each other; therefore, readers can jump into Evening Shadows with no need to read the first series.
Being familiar with the author’s work, I expected to be taken on a journey filled with suspense, action, and romance. She did not disappoint. From the moment the story began, I was hooked and had a hard time putting it down. I was eager to know how the events would unfold.
Evening Shadows had all the makings of a good story. Wonderful characters, a fast-paced storyline, great banter, intrigue, and a hot and steamy romance.
In this story, I encountered danger, betrayal, deception, and secrets while trekking through the Mexican jungle. Danger lurked in every corner. Several times, the author had me holding my breath, only to have me breathing a sigh of relief at the last minute.
I enjoyed the time I spent with the characters. I thought Ken and Sam were perfect together. They are both agents of HIS and Ken is Sam’s team leader. Ken has been in love with Sam long before she joined HIS, but because of his dedication to his job and the dangers that come with it he kept his distance. Now fate has granted him a second chance to be with the one woman who held the key to his heart.
Sam is resilient, brave, loyal, and one hell of a sniper. Ken is protective, caring, and a great team leader. I started out disliking him, as he appeared chauvinistic based on his belief that Sam should not be working in the field. However, as the story progressed, I realised his actions stemmed from his fear for her safety and not because he thought, she was incapable being an HIS agent.
They would find themselves in a situation where Sam would become the protector and Ken would find himself relying on her to help him get to safety. Tensions and uncertainties ran high and I feared for them at every turn.
Some of the secondary characters provided great support for the Sam and Ken, but there those who were a thorn in their sides.
Combined they all made for some interesting moments.
To conclude, Evening Shadows was an enjoyable read and one I would recommend to fans of romantic suspense. Looking forward to the next book in the series.