Sequel to Smoke & Mirrors
In a matter of days, Dex has been kidnapped, tortured, killed, revived, become half Therian, offered the chance to become a spy, and accepted a proposal to marry his jaguar Therian boyfriend, Sloane Brodie. It’s been a lot to take in, and although Dex is still trying to wrap his head around everything that’s happened, he knows he has to move forward.
After the events of Smoke & Mirrors, Dex and Sloane find themselves in one of the most frightening situations of all: revealing the truth to their Destructive Delta family. When the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same, and it’s up to Dex to prove that in the face of change, the one thing that will always remain the same is family.
(Book Reviewed Here Previously)
This is a novella that feels like a bridge story between books 7 and 9. In it Dex and Sloane get some stuff cleared up and we see the team take a new direction. We learn a bit more about some other players and we get a very, very hot sex scene with Sloane and Dex – supercharged!
I’m still a bit confused about some of the political stuff – not quite sure who’s who and what’s what – but I imagine that’s how it’s supposed to be – setting us up for the next installment.
For fans of the series this is a must – for anyone else – you’ll just be confused. 😉
4 of 5 stars
You know how sometimes you’re just in a funk – well – I don’t know if that’s the case here or what but… typically I really enjoy Mark Westfield’s narrations and especially his narrations of Charlie’s THIRDS series. This one had some issues that kept me from loving it.
There were some subtle differences that I either didn’t catch before or just stood out this time that caught my ear and wouldn’t let me ignore them. I didn’t love Dex’s dad’s voice – Tony – it just rubbed me the wrong way as did Cael’s voice. I didn’t remember Cael sounding so goofy before. I also was able to focus on Mark’s breathing sounds and his tendency to lilt up at the end of non-dialog sentences way more than I was in other narrations.
Mark does a wonderful job with the “extras” and I always appreciate how inventive he is in making his voice sound like it’s in different places. I think fans of the series will still love this and once I got into the story it was easy to keep listening, I just didn’t love it as much as I’d loved some of the others in this series.
4 of 5 stars
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