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Taken by The Others by Jess Haines review

Taken by The Others by Jess Haines (H & W Investigations #2)

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Synopsis from Goodreads
Once, New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest's most pressing problem was keeping her agency afloat. Now she's dealing with two dangerous, seductive vampires who have been enemies for centuries. The only thing Max Carlyle and Alec Royce agree on is that they both want Shia - for very different reasons. Max is determined to destroy Shia for killing his progeny, while Royce's interest is a lot more personal. That's not sitting well with Shia's werewolf boyfriend, Chaz. As the feud between Max and Royce gets ever more deadly, a powerful vampire-hunting faction is urging Shia to join their side. Shia has always believed vamps were the bad guys, but she's discovering unexpected shades of grey that are about to redefine her friends, her loyalties - and even her desires.



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These series are really good (so I've said already). I still can't help but have a feeling that I'm reading early Anita Blake which for me is a high praise. I loved the first LKH books up to and including Obsidian Butterfly.


The difference between Shia and Anita is that Shia is not tough, she is weak and awfully scared of what can happen most of the time, but she still perseveres. I admire that.


There are some new players in this book, and some very curious alliances. I loved how Shia made Devon, a member of White Hats (anti-Others group) work together with Royce and Chaz. It was funny and at the same time endearing.


Shia gets bitten for the first time and I like how a bond to a vampire totally changes your conscience while they're working their mojo on you. It helped me understand more why she was so afraid of leeches.


I couldn't decide if I liked Alec Royce or not. It was like playing a game of hot and cold. He does something good and you really like him for that, and then he goes and ruins it all. 

Mouse! Who could resist her charm? She was a really great albeit brief character, and I hope we'll see more of her in later installments.


Overall, this book is just as strong as the first one, but wait until I review the third book *wink-wink*...


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Книга так же хороша как и первая. Я так и не могу избавиться от навязчивого чувства, что читаю раннюю Аниту, но это наоборот очень хорошо.


Шиа опять попадает между двух огней. За ней гоняется древний вампир Макс Карлайл, чтобы использовать её как орудие мести Алеку Ройсу. Из-за нескольких неудачных попыток похищения, о том, что с ней происходит, узнаёт пресса. Так что к вампирам прибавляются репортёры :)


В этой книге её впервые кусает вампир, и интересно наблюдать как меняется сознание, образ мыслей, когда образуется между ними связь. Становится понятно почему Шиа так боялась вампиров.


Содержание такое же сильное как в первой книге, многое происходит и мне очень понравилось. Ага, подождите ревью третьей книги, то ли ещё будет!.. *подмигивая*


8.5/10

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