Susanna Duchamps risks discovery in New Orleans to settle a debt and to temporarily escape the controlled constraints of her place among the Chosen. What she, seeker of shadows, finds is an opportunity to make miraculous strides with her research into Shifter genetics . . . and an unexpected, though never forgotten, link to her complicated past.
Shifter club owner, Jacques LaRoche is fiercely protective of his freedom. Stripped of his memories of a former life, he longs for the mate now lost to him . . . until the enticingly familiar presence of a mysterious stranger from the north ignites a primal, nearly uncontrollable need to release the untamed beast inside him.
Susanna dares not tell Jacques that she was the one who sacrificed his past and her future years ago to protect him and the secret she carried. But her arrival in New Orleans comes with consequences. When a bloody confrontation erupts between their enemy clans, will she betray her lover once again or throw her own life on the line so they can finish what they started?
Gideon's Urban Fantasy setting is like a tightly woven fabric that is held together with dynamic characters, and a suspenseful storyline. As an added bonus you get plenty of steamy interactions (aka sexy good times) between Susanna and Jaques, which satisfies the naughty romantic in me. You know you have one too! I'm not usually a fan of relationships destroyed with unthinkable hidden betrayal and rebuilt without revealing the entirety of the deception, but in this case, Susanna honestly could not see a way around her past actions and believed she was acting in the best interest of all involved. Her actions weren't malicious in any way, she just truly made a difficult choice and now sees the error. Ah, hindsight.
I highly recommend reading these books as a series as the progression relies heavily on people and plot that have been introduced in previous books. Nancy Gideon remains a favorite Urban Fantasy author!
Books in series:
Masked by Moonlight*
Chased by Moonlight*
Captured by Moonlight*
Bound by Moonlight*
*follow Max Savoie and Charlotte Cassie
Hunter of Shadows
Seeker of Shadows