Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) by Ilona Andrews
This is an adult urban fantasy novel (Rated NC-17)
(Five Outstanding Hearts)
In the latest Kate Daniels novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews, magic is coming and going in waves in post-Shift Atlanta—and each crest leaves danger in its wake…
After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.
So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.
An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…
No, this installment was not about romance. But then again, romance was in the air. And our author duo treated up to a love scene for all love scenes in this series. And we don’t get them often. I was quite shocked and satisfied at the same time. I hope they aren’t setting us up for this being a one-time deal.
This book answers some questions and foreshadows the future. It is sweet and heart-wrenching what Kate experiences with this book, so be prepared. This isn’t an easy journey for her or the reader.
And Curran. I love that man even more. I’m still sad what he gave up but for the fact that he makes Kate see he’s made peace with it and she’s worth it, makes me swoon. And the damn ending… it’s not a cliffy that I’m talking about. It’s the sweetness that is Curran that made me wish there was more to the story.
Oh, one more thing. This book made me cry. This author duo pulled out all the stops and made me feel so much, I was balling at one time in the story. And hell, how often does that happen in an urban fantasy book. Two thumbs up for them (author duo).
Renee Raudman did an excellent job with narration.
My book boyfriend is Curran. (He is who I would cast)
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