Author: Kinley Baker
Series: Shadowed Love, Book Two
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Tour Host in exchange for a honest review.
Published: July 2, 2012 by Crescent Moon Press
Author's Website: http://www.kinleybaker.com
Buy Links: Amazon
When invaders brutally massacred the women and children of the Varner, Caleb witnessed loss and destruction on a scale few can comprehend. As the leader of a race on the brink of extinction, his only hope for survival is gaining acceptance into the Shadow Shifter Kingdom. Struggling with new customs, he meets Tabitha, a woman who challenges his limits.
Refused the right to join the king’s guard because of her gender, Tabitha must be stronger than the men to prove she deserves to be the first accepted female Warrior in the kingdom. She believes Caleb will help improve her abilities, until she learns her goals conflict with the foundation of his culture.
When the realm is attacked, Tabitha and Caleb must come together not only to fight, but to find the strength to win against an evil with the potential to destroy everything they revere most--including each other.
Another great read by Kinley Baker! She created another beautiful touching story about two souls coming together as one after many trials, tests and acceptances. Get ready to be sucked into these pages, pages that all paranormal and romance readers will enjoy :)
Tabitha is one strong, determined and impressionable woman that many judge because of her choices in life. They really aren't horrible choices, she just choices to use her honed warrior skills to become a guard to help defend the king, queen and all of the people in their realm. But it’s unheard of for a female to be in with the guards and virtually impossible. Well at least that’s what everyone says. But she's determined to prove them wrong and prove her worth. No matter what it takes, even if she must ask for help from another.
Caleb was introduced to us in Ruined and I loved him from the start. A very intelligent, reasonable and respectable male that only wants what’s best for his people, to survive and prosper after losing all of their woman and children some years back and feeling nothing but guilt and remorse ever since. He’s hoping that staying where they are will allow them to find the one(s) that are the other part to their soul’s, to become complete by finding the one and only woman that each Varner is destined for, only one chance to experience a true mating with their perfect female and only one chance to prove their worth.
Once Caleb and Tabitha lay eyes on each other they are almost inseparable, the chemistry between them jumps off of the pages it's so intense. Tabitha is not sure of what is going on with the way she feels about Caleb but does know she’s never desired another as she desires him. Caleb knows exactly what is going on, but dares not try to explain to his beauty of a woman for fear of startling her away from him. That he could not bear. The two of them together is a force to be reckoned with. They are one intense team!
We are visited from the main characters in the last book and introduced to some new ones. Each added their own perfect touch that made this story a complete and satisfying read. You will laugh, cry and sigh from all that happens and be left wanting more from these amazing characters :)