Book Review

BLACK AND BLUE
by Gena Showalter

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: HOT

2013 Paranormal Romance Nominee

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It’s time for book two in always awesome Showalter’s action- packed Otherworld Assassin series, which features a trio of otherworlders with unique skills. As with the first book, the narrative kicks off after an ambush takes down Blue, Solo, John and their leader Michael Black. The protagonist this go around is Corbin Blue, who meets his match — on multiple levels — in Evangaline Black. Showalter has created something really special with this pair as mutual antagonism must be overcome for the good of their friends. This one is a must buy.

As a result of a vicious attack, Blue was literally torched, leaving him horrifically burned. Blue’s Arcadian race means he will heal provided he gets somewhere safe. With all his friends missing, Blue turns to the woman who despises him — his boss Michael’s daughter, Evie. Tragedy made Evie leave her father’s covert organization to become a surgeon, so Evie knows what to do when Blue turns up. Blue and Evie suspect that Gregory Star is responsible for the attack, but finding their friends and Michael takes precedence over revenge. If they can work together, Blue and Evie could be a force to be reckoned with. (POCKET, Oct., 400 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: POCKET

Published: October 2013

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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Black and Blue

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 28, 2013 - 1:11pm.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:
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Gena is back with Black and Blue and the OTHERWORLD ASSASSINS! This book had all of the wit, heat, action, heart and drama I've come to know, love and crave from Gena Showalter, and then some. I will even go so far as to say that Black and Blue became my 3rd favorite Showalter book of all time. :)

I loved the ALIEN HUNTRESS series, and after Last Kiss Goodnight, wasn't totally sure what my thoughts were on OTHERWORLD ASSASSIN. Black and Blue sucked me in to this new spin-off world and left me wanting more and more.

There was some overlap of timeframe between Last Kiss Goodnight and Black and Blue. Last Kiss was told from Solo's point of view, and Black and Blue is from Blue's.

Gena's writing in this book was phenomenal. You could tell that she became a part of her characters. They literally leapt off of the page and I was laughing out loud on so many occasions I finally had to stop listening in public. :)

The exceptionally witty dialogue, one-liners, and absurd nicknames from Corbin and Evie were stellar. And even with the light-heartedness, the drama, danger, and action was well thought out and integral to the storyline. Evie puts Blue in his place, shakes him to the core, they literally save the day, and fall in love besides.

I also loved the overlap of stories, and can only assume that the next book of the series will be for John No Last Name, the mysterious golden boy....

George did a wonderful job with the narration, and I will definitely be looking forward to listening to more from him. He has the perfect cadence and wry tone that these books need.

An easy 5 skulls and highly recommended for all paranormal romance readers. All Gena Showalter fans will adore this book...