Series: Ghostwalkers #15
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Lethal Game
Also by this author: Judgment Road, Shadow Keeper, Dark Sentinel, Dark Challenge, Dark Magic , Vengeance Road, Shadow Warrior, Dark Illusion, Vendetta Road, Lethal Game, Shadow Flight
On a rescue mission in the heart of the Indonesian jungle, Dr. Draden Freeman and his GhostWalker team need to extract the wounded as quickly as possible—or risk spreading a deadly virus unleashed by a terrorist cell. When Draden gets infected, he forces his team to leave him behind. He won’t risk exposing anyone else. He intends to find the ones responsible and go out in a blaze of glory....
Shylah Cosmos’s mission is to track the virus and remain unseen. Her enhanced senses tell her that the gorgeous man eradicating the terrorists one by one is a GhostWalker—and his lethal precision takes her breath away. When he’s hit by a lucky shot, she can’t stop herself from stepping in, not knowing that by saving his life she’s exposed herself to the virus.
There’s no telling how much time Draden and Shylah have left. Racing to find a cure, they quickly realize that they’ve found their perfect partner just in time to lose everything. But even as the virus threatens to consume their bodies, they’ve never felt more alive.
Toxic Game brings several elements I love together-high science, danger, exotic locales. The tension is certainly high because this virus is deadly. I appreciated knowing that the drama would be external to the couple. I liked both Draden and Shylah too! Both of them are badasses which was great-there is no shirking violet in Shayla.
Now, for me, the most engaging aspect was the virus and the time crunch to find a cure. Woven in that is the budding love between Draden and Shylah, but you aren’t even sure they will survive, you know?! There is a lot of other dangers as well, since they are hunting terrorists. The action and danger in Toxic Game is high and I loved that. Also, fans of the Ghostwalker’s series will enjoy the cameos from previous couples. Also, I enjoyed the quick pace of Draden and Shylah’s relationship. They both embraced that they loved each other and didn’t want to waste time. I loved that!
My only struggle with story was at times it felt too long. There were parts that seemed redundant and slowed the pace. Part of this was how incredibly detailed Feehan was with the science aspect, and that isn’t necessarily bad, but it felt repetitive at times and stilted the pace of the story.
Toxic Game reminded me of the many reasons I love Feehan: danger, love, and teamwork throughout the most pressing situations. If you haven’t read the Ghostwalker series, I recommend it for fans of romantic suspense with a touch of supernatural/sci fi elements.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: series
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