Absolution by Olivia Black

absolutionTitle: Absolution
Series: Federal Paranormal Agency, #2
Author: Olivia Black
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifter
Length: Novella (119 pages)
Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand (May 23, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Blurb: You have to be the best to go to war with the worst.

That’s the motto the agents of the Federal Paranormal Agency live by. They train hard to hunt down those that go rogue, enforcing the laws set down through the ages. They deliver justice to those that break the laws and save the innocent. They are the enforcers of the paranormal world.

Ranger Caber is the newest member of the Federal Paranormal Agency. He left his home and pack behind in New Orleans for a fresh start in New York. While on a mission searching for missing shifters, Ranger is abducted and drugged. He’s introduced to the brutal world of underground fighting. His only hope for escape is the members of the FPA and time is running out.

Abram Jackman is the leader of the FPA. He knows that Ranger is his mate, but he also knows that the wolf shifter moved to New York, leaving a lot of baggage behind. Keeping a secret of this magnitude from Ranger is slowly driving Abram crazy, but he isn’t willing to say anything, not until Ranger’s heart is free.

Between the underground fighting ring and their relationship, Ranger and Abram have a lot to overcome. But, the illegal underground fighting ring isn’t their only problem. There’s a chemist creating drugs that are deadly to paranormals and he must be stopped.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-419-8

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/absolution-black

Lisa’s Review: Each book in the Federal Paranormal Agency collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Ranger had screwed up with his old pack by falling in love with another’s mate. He had at one time even wanted to keep the little guy with him and not take him back. However he knew it was not fair to Maddox, Scout and himself. So he had left the pack and joined the FPA. When he got there, yes he was still in love with Maddox but he was attracted to the boss.

Too bad Abram wasn’t interested in him. Every time he asked for a case, he was turned down until now. It was just his luck to end up in hell. Then he found out what Abram had been hiding. The damn man was his mate.

Abram had known about Rangers past, and he should not have let his feelings go by what he learned. So he hidden his scent and not told Ranger that they were mates. Then Ranger is abducted and then almost killed. It was time to tell his mate and try to fix the mistake he has made. That and probably get his ass kicked for hiding an important part. But then again make up sex is downright hot.

I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

Shorty’s Review: Abram, a grizzly shifter and head of the FPA, sends his mate, Ranger, a wolf shifter, on a mission to find out about missing shifters. Things turn extremely dangerous when Ranger infiltrate the fighting ring to uncover who is behind it.

Heartbreaking scenes of shifters being drugged to the point where their animal side takes over and they are filled with rage then thrown in a ring to fight one another in animal form.

I was highly disappointed that instead of letting Ranger know he was Abram’s mate, he hide his scent from him so he wouldn’t know. While I understood the reasoning to a point, he still should have trusted him.

Intense scenes, adventure packed book, very well written book made for a fantastic read.

Highly recommended.