Shadow Hawk

Shadow Hawk
Jill Shalvis
Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Harlequin
ISBN: 9780373793334

The deadliest combo is a killer body— with a lover's touch!

When his latest mission turns into a bloodbath, ATF officer JT Hawk realizes he's been set up by someone at the top. Wounded and on the run, he has no choice but to take beautiful Abby Wells hostage. After all, she's in danger, too. And if the only way to keep the fiercely independent communications expert safe is to cuff her and bring her along for the ride, he'll do it. With pleasure, even.

Only, given their close contact, it's not long before Hawk's thinking about a totally different kind of pleasure...

Thank you, Redd from The Wyld Hollow, for passing this book on to me.

Shadow Hawk kicked off with just the right combination of humor and sex appeal that I wasn't sure whether to sit up straight and pay good attention, or lean back and get nice and comfy. From there, I don't see how any more action could have fit onto the pages. Non-stop and so fast paced that I felt like I was reading alternate realities at times, scenes were so jumpy that they didn't even match. One minute Ab is watching Hawk shooting Gaines point blank and the next Hawk is on his back with Gaines' foot on his throat. And apparently he'd been there quite a while. No Abby in sight. Hmmm...

But slow things down and orbit the world around Abby and Hawk for a while and that's when things get yummy.

It's amazing what all can happen in one night. And equally astonishing how one can keep up the humor through it all. Hawk is an artist when it comes to quick retorts and sarcasm while the heavy tension between he and Abby is bubbling with hot, spicy need. Oh my, just jump each other already.

Do note that there is no J.T. Hawk as the blurb suggests. There is Conner Hawk and J.T. Logan- both of which we follow in this book. Nice job, Ms Blurb-writer-woman.

I enjoyed getting a taste of Logan but, truth be told, his entire side story was just plain filler. It didn't help things that I didn't care much at all for his woman, Callen. Could a girl be any easier? Take a lesson from Abby, dear. You gotta make 'em suffer for it. 4 out of 5 stars.

Stay still, he reminded himself.
    The hardest thing he'd ever done.
    "Okay," she whispered, answering some unspoken question in her own head. The she dipped her head and nearly, but not quite, touched her lips to his.
    And then stopped.
    He didn't move either, just did his best to keep breathing so he wouldn't pass out and miss something good.
    And then, as if he'd somehow passed a final test he hadn't ever seen coming, she licked her lips and kissed him.
    Killed him.
    Same thing.


Redd said...

kewl. i'm glad you liked it. action in books are occasionally difficult to keep up with. don't you hate it when the blurby thing is all on the weird side? i do. lol.

Ragan (Location 2571) said...

Weird? A name fail is more than weird.