Friday, February 13, 2015

4 out of 5: Hawk's Revenge by Vivi Andrews

Hawk's Revenge (Lone Pine Pride Series)

By: Vivi Andrews

Published: February 10th, 2015

Book Blurb:
Her betrayal is unforgivable. But their passion? Unforgettable.
Lone Pine Pride, Book 3

Hawk-shifter Adrian Sokolov made the mistake of trusting the beautiful Dr. Rachel Russell once—and wound up drugged, captured, and experimented on inside Organization Labs.

He isn’t about to make the same mistake again, but when she offers to help him escape this hell hole, he can’t say no. Her only condition? That he take her with him.

From the moment Rachel discovered her bosses’ true intent, she’s been secretly smuggling shifters out of the Labs. But now the higher-ups suspect they have a mole, and it’s time to flee—but not before she frees the golden-eyed hawk she was forced to betray.

When their escape goes wrong, Adrian wakes, confused and alone, in the safety of the Lone Pine Pride infirmary and realizes he may have left behind the one ally the shifters had within the Organization—the same breathtaking woman who invades his dreams.

Now he must face the Organization that destroyed him… before she pays for his freedom with her life.

Warning: This book contains betrayals, escapes, rescues, plots, double-crosses, a sexy surly hero, a heroine who deserves sainthood… and a pride full of trouble.

Review by Phoenix Andrews: 4 out of 5

Hawk's Revenge is the first book I've read in the Lone Pine Series and it worked as a standalone even though it's the third in the series. This book is well-written and well-edited; two things that should be givens when it comes to professionally pubbed books but, sadly, isn't always the case. 

I enjoyed the relationship between the hero and heroine. Their obstacles kept their evolving relationship interesting right along with the conflicts inside the suspenseful plot. I liked how they had real obstacles to overcome beyond the usual, shallow misunderstandings and irrational emotional responses I've been seeing as prevalent plot devices for adding conflict recently. 

My only complaint is I knew who the villain was for most of the story and found it aggravating the characters didn't figure it out until the last minute. This complaint is really a testament to the strength of the characters because I felt they were capable of the critical thinking required to deduce who and where the villain was way earlier than they did. 

I'm giving Hawk's Revenge a 4 out of 5 and will be looking for the other books in the series very soon. 

Reviewer, Phoenix Andrews

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