Review: Temptation in Shadows – Gena Showalter

Posted 20 June, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 2 Comments


Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Temptation in Shadows – Gena ShowalterTemptation in Shadows by Gena Showalter
Published by St. Martin's Press on 17 June 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 83
Format: eARC
3 Stars

Tall, lean, muscular—and definitely rough around the edges—Sean Walker is not your typical nightclub bodyguard. He’s a controller of shadows, able to wield darkness at will. But when a mysterious woman at the club turns out to have powers greater than his own, he has no choice but seduction…

Now exclusive as a standalone e-title, read the sexy story that captivate readers from New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter.

*I received a free ARC of Temptation in Shadows from St. Martin’s Press via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

My Temptation in Shadows Review:

Temptation in Shadows is a fast-paced novella about Gabrielle, who has been surgically enhanced. Now, she can hack into any computer in her vicinity, only using her own brain and nothing else. After being kidnapped, and waking up in a dark room, she realizes the new bouncer at the club where she works is there in the dark with her. Together, they manage to flee, but not before Sean notices that someone he knows is lying in a pool of blood in the secluded house they had been brought to.

Very quickly, Gabrielle realizes there is a lot more to Sean than what he let on, and he is indeed the one behind her kidnapping. The reason why has to be figured out, and they have to stay on the move, since other people are after Gabrielle and it doesn’t look like they are all that concerned about keeping her alive.

As Temptation in Shadows moves on, both Sean and Gabrielle have to figure out who they can trust, and at the same time they are also fighting an incredible sexual chemistry that make them both hum with want.

Because it is a novella, Temptation in Shadows doesn’t spend any time on character development, but it was still a fun and hot read, in which things happen very fast. I certainly wouldn’t mind reading more books in this universe, since the paranormal aspects are different from those I’m familiar with, and also because Gabrielle has been alone for a long time, and I really wonder if she’ll ever be able to trust anyone enough to be able to share something with them.

Some of my favorite quotes:

 Her own panting breaths filled her ears as she tugged more forcefully at the metal. Again, the links around her wrists remained steady. She really was chained. Oh, God. Someone had knocked her out and abducted her. Someone had freaking knocked her out and abducted her.

Thanks for stopping by today. What is your take on novellas? Love them? Hate them? Take them or leave them? Or does it depend on your mood and how much time you have?

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Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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