Series: Shadow Mountain, #2
Author: Indra Vaughn
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (266 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 17th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: The capture of the Tattoo Murderer has demanded a heavy price. Doctor Tobias Darwin is dead, Lieutenant Hart is back in Riverside licking his substantial wounds, and he needs to gather his courage and tell Isaac he made a mistake. Isaac will forgive him—he knows that—but he can’t promise Isaac an easy life. Being a cop comes with its own risks, after all.
When they finally reach the same wavelength, their idyllic reprieve is cut tragically short. Hart doesn’t know yet that Isaac is terminally ill, that he will take off to find the Phoenix to heal him as a last resort. This time, it will be Hart who pays the price.
In the meantime, a new killer roams the streets of Riverside. He kidnaps, tortures, and kills gay men in horrific ways, and he has the newly healed Isaac in his sights. Hart’s time is running out on every level.
Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6502
Review: There was one line from a song that kept playing in my head while reading this masterpiece:
THE HEART WANTS WHAT IT WANTS BABY!
This couldn’t be more fitting for Isaac and this book.
I’ve been waiting for this book for centuries it seems. Yes I know I’m not known for my patience, and I also know it’s only really been a few months, but to me this wait felt never-ending. Was this book worth waiting for? Absolutely!!! This book has earned the 5 stars for brilliant, thoughtful writing.
Fated was more focused on the paranormal aspect than the relationship between Isaac and Hart, and after getting teased with a possible relationship between those two amazing characters, we were left with the feeling that fate has other plans in store for them.
Fragmented picks up where Fated left off and there’s more development and progress in the tentative relationship between Hart and Isaac. We get some AWE-worthy moments, and some hot, steaming sexy ones, and I can’t express how much I enjoyed Isaac and Hart together! Of course there were moments my inner perv was doing cartwheels, because the sex between Hart and Isaac definitely turns from sweet and emotional to filthy and hot at the drop of a dime.
I love it when we get the chemistry and emotional connection between characters without bypassing the filthy sex to make it all complete.
Although Fragmented is more focused on Isaac and Hart’s personal relationship, there’s plenty of mystery to keep you entertained. There are murders, and mysteries that Hart works on, and I thoroughly enjoyed that part of his life as well. There’s also plenty of heartbreak, because the price Isaac pays for his healing is a cruel one indeed.
I was fuming there for a while, especially when a new character is introduced; a hot young lawyer who Hart meets while investigating a series of murders, and there’s so much attraction there, that it made me fear a new love interest when things between Isaac and Hart were put on hold. There is no cheating, so rest assured Hart and Isaac don’t do anything they’re not supposed to. Ummm, well…let me rephrase that. They’re not doing anything they’re not supposed to with anybody else, because there’s this steamy scene in a movie theater that even Isaac admits Hart should be arresting himself for. It’s hot people, really hot!
This was an amazing book, and I can see where this story is going. There are enough hints to figure out what/who Isaac has become, and I’m left once again squirming to read the next part. So now I officially start my next few centuries of waiting for book #3. *pout*
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *