Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ruthless Game by Christine Feehan

Ghostwalker Kane Cannon is pure male—animalistic, sexual, protective, instinctive—and his past missions have prepared him for anything. But his newest assignment, to rescue hostages in Mexico , plunges him into a hot zone he never anticipated: the hiding place of Rose Patterson—fugitive, ex-lover, a fellow Ghostwalker pregnant with his child.

Rose is in flight from the insidious experiments that still live in her dreams, and from the madman who’d do anything to take her child. Of all the Ghostwalkers enlisted to hunt her down, Kane is the only one she can trust. But as their passion reignites, the stakes are raised. Because Kane is now a wanted man as well. And together they’re about to face the most desperate challenge of all: staying together and staying alive.

I've got to say I'm still loving Feehan's Ghostwalker series. I was worried that once she started in new teams and focusing on different characters I wouldn't feel the same. Luckily it all turned out well and here I am, the 9th book in, still going strong. I remember that with the last book I read a few not so great reviews in the blog-o-sphere from reviewers who thought Mack was too overbearing, too obsessive, too much of a lot of things. I think that with the switch that Feehan has done, focusing on how Whitney has genetically paired men and women, I'm not too surprised by what's going down. I still feel like the integrity of the series is being maintained with relationships that have real feelings on both ends being portrayed.

Kane and Rose are no different. Both of them are people who've seen way too much in their lives and as a result are toughened, prepared to do what they must to protect their family. I have to say that I did think I was going to get more of a - peak into Whitney's breeding camp, but truthfully I don't feel too jipped because it was just going to depress the heck out of me anyway. Since this book picks up after Kane and Rose have already had sex this book is different from the majority of the others. Rose is pregnant, running from Whitney, and Kane has to convince her that not only is he still trustworthy, his family is too. Again we get a lot of the team/family dynamic, with the characters in Street Game still around and going strong. 

In the end I enjoyed this latest installment quite a bit and I recommend the whole series to anyone who likes paranormal romances but isn't in the mood for vampires or werewolves. 

Overall Feeling - Thumbs up. 

Series - ..... 6) Predatory Game 7) Murder Game 8) Street Game 9) Ruthless Game