Monday, November 10, 2014

ARC Review: In His Shadow by Tiffany Snow

Summary: Ivy Mason is hiding—from her past, from herself, and from anyone who could love her. The only kind of love she’s ever known hurts, leaving scars on her body and soul. Now, her world may be boring and predictable, but that’s exactly what she wants. Until Devon Clay walks into her life.

A lonely man in a deadly profession, Devon works as an agent for an underground British agency known only as the Shadow. Nothing about him is safe or ordinary. The danger that consumes his life turns into an addiction Ivy can’t resist...even if it proves fatal.

As Ivy’s past begins to catch up with her, she wonders if love really is the twisted thing she’s always thought it was. Maybe it could be more with this man, who’s shown her that she doesn’t need to protect herself from everyone. Is what she feels for Devon worth the risk? He may save her heart or break it, if she manages to stay alive.


**I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

Initial Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. It had a lot of action and suspense and romance and somehow it all made sense to me and I just loved it. I feel a little crazy after finishing because some parts of the book were crazy and weird, BUT I loved that it was crazy and exciting. It made me like the book even more!

The Characters: Ivy and Devon. Ivy is shy and sassy, brave and frightened, moving forward in her life and stuck in the past at times too. She is flawed and can make dumb decisions but has incredible strength too.

Devon is a spy. And demanding and a bit cocky and closed off in the beginning. But people change and he changes (...somewhat as he is pretty cocky) but throughout the story you can see the change in him and I liked what I saw. Overall I liked Ivy and Devon, both had their flaws and both had their strengths and that made them human.

The Story: What happens when you work at a bank? Well apparently a handsome man will always go go your window whenever he happens upon the bank. The old man you deliver bank info to was murdered the day you went to go see him, just after you were there. Said handsome man is at a dinner you were invited to under a name you know isn’t his. And then after the dinner you see said man again shooting someone while walking to your car. When you run (drive) home as fast as you can, you find said man inside your room too...not that that’s creepy or anything...and think you’re going to die.

Welcome to the life of Ivy who has no clue what is going on, has the worse luck ever, and Devon who is “said man” that likes to break into Ivy’s house a lot! Have a nice day.

Now that you are thoroughly confused (maybe?), basically Ivy gets thrown into a very crazy world of spies and secrets and evil people (lots of evil people) and somehow manages to make it out in the end.

The Romance: This is a hard section to write because, while I liked Ivy and Devon together, I wish there had been more of a connection in the beginning of the book. There was attraction but not really connection. Now it did develop over the book that connection but considering Ivy’s past, it was a little hard to buy into in the start. Though it may be that Devon was very forward in what he wanted that it made Ivy okay and more willingly to be in a relationship with Devon.

End Thoughts: In His Shadow was really fun to read. I loved the plot and twists and turn of events. I had no idea what to expect when I went in but I loved what came out in the end! 4.5 stars.

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