In the Blood by Hailey Turner

Title: In The Blood

Series: Metahuman Files 04

Author: Hailey Turner

Genre: Science Fiction, Military

Length: Novel (370pgs)

Publisher: Hailey Turner (December 15, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Running out of time.

Captain Jamie Callahan is frustrated with his team constantly being at the mercy of the enemy in order to further the MDF’s goals. To make matters worse, his father’s political campaign is ramping up and Jamie’s every move is being watched by the media. He is acutely aware of all the eyes trained on him, his team, and Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan in particular. Meanwhile, Kyle would give anything to stay in the shadows, but he refuses to leave Jamie’s side, no matter the scrutiny. Staying out of the spotlight becomes impossible when their families are threatened and vital choices about their future together can no longer be ignored.

Desperate measures.

Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin and Agent Sean Delaney are enjoying their time together as a couple when Sean’s past catches up with him. As Alpha Team’s long-running mission gets derailed in the worst way possible, Alexei discovers the enemy is playing for keeps, and neither he nor Sean are in any position to beat the odds and win the game. As for Sean, he’s worried that even if they make it out alive, Alexei may never forgive him for giving into the enemy’s demands.

Stand your ground.

Manipulation is the name of the game, but Jamie is done playing by everybody else’s rules. So is the rest of Alpha Team, because if there’s one thing Jamie’s team knows? It’s that they’re a family—and you don’t mess with family unless you want to get hurt.

In the Blood is a 107k word steamy gay sci-fi military romance with a HFN ending that skirts HEA. There is military violence and on-page torture within the story that may not be suitable for everyone, so please read with caution. There are also explicit intimate scenes that are not suitable for readers under the age of 18. This is a direct sequel to In the Shadows and reading the previous books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.


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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jamie and his team are in dangerous positions in this action packed story. Alexei and Sean are kidnapped and tortured by one of the people they are trying to track down. Everything comes to a stunning climax and not everyone comes out unscathed.

Bonds will be tested, families torn apart and death around the corner as the group tries to continue their missions. It’s a dangerous game of cat and mouse with losing not an option. Grounds will be stood in the face of authority who would continue when retreat is the smarter option.

Jamie, Kyle Alexsei and Sean all play vital roles as well as Katie. New members of other teams are introduced as several agencies come together to rescue Alexsei and Sean as well as take out the person responsible for their torture. There are scenes that are stomach turnning as we witness what Alexsei and Sean are made to endure. My heart went out to both men.

I loved this book. Fantastic read and highly recommended.