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Review: The Shadows by J.R. Ward

June 22nd, 2015 by Debbie's World of Books

The Shadows by J.R. Ward

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publication date: March 31, 2015

Publisher: NAL

Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #13

Rating: ★★½☆☆

About the book:

Trez “Latimer” doesn’t really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S’Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He’s never had anyone he could totally rely on… except for his brother, iAm.

iAm’s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing- and he knows he’s failed. It’s not until the Chosen Serena enters Trez’s life that the male begins to turn things around… but by then it’s too late. The pledge to mate the Queen’s daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating.

Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others- or forever leave behind the female he’s in love with. But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything. Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever. And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice…

My Review:

I actually finished this book about a week and a half ago but I waited to write the review because honestly I couldn’t believe how the story wraps up.  It’s really hard to write a spoiler free review because to spell out what bothered me would seriously spoil the story.  So this will be relatively short and sweet that I can’t believe JR Ward went where she did with Trez and Selena in the end.

There were also more developments in the Xcor/Layla romance that just didn’t sit right with me and while I loved iAm’s storyline I was surprised he didn’t get his own book.  Still iAm’s story arc was the only redeeming part of this book and I can’t believe I wasted almost 600 pages for that ending.

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