Book Review: Taken by the Others by: Jess Haines



Publish Date:
January 1, 2011

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Mass Market Paperback

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Once, New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest’s most pressing problem was keeping her agency afloat. Now she’s dealing with two dangerous, seductive vampires who have been enemies for centuries. The only thing Max Carlyle and Alec Royce agree on is that they both want Shia–for very different reasons.

Max is determined to destroy Shia for killing his progeny, while Royce’s interest is a lot more personal. That’s not sitting well with Shia’s werewolf boyfriend, Chaz. As the feud between Max and Royce gets ever more deadly, a powerful vampire-hunting faction is urging Shia to join their side. Shia has always believed vamps were the bad guys, but she’s discovering unexpected shades of grey that are about to redefine her friends, her loyalties–and even her desires…

Review: After Shia's adventures in Hunted by the Others, she has no trouble paying the bills. She's got cases coming out of her ears and she's able to now pick and choose her clients with a little more care than before. She's now received messages from two different people, both of whom say trouble is coming. However, Shia has no idea what they're talking about until a vampire tries to kidnap her from her own apartment. Thankfully, Alec arrived just in time to take care of the situation. Even with police protection and Alec watching over her, Shia is taken by Alec's mortal enemy who wishes her to suffer for something that happened generations before her birth...

In this second book of the series, Ms. Haines builds nicely upon the events of the first book, taking Shia to new and even more dangerous places than before. Shia's definitely becoming more complex, as are the other characters, and she's learning who deserves her loyalty and those who are just using her for their own ends. Just when she's ready to take the next step with her boyfriend, he flakes on their date night and she overreacts by calling Alec over to discuss the situation with Max Carlyle - to figure out what he really wants with her and find out who he is. Even though Shia can make bad decisions, as can any of us, she proves she's willing to do what it takes to make it right. Even with the heavy-duty weapons and trusted friends, can she make it through this alive and sane?? Can she resist the allure and draw of two very powerful vampires? Pick up this book and find out!

I am eagerly awaiting the next book!!

H&W Investigations Series: Hunted by the Others (1), Taken by the Others (2), Deceived by the Others (3), Stalking the Others (4)

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