Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Gael Peterson has spent years hiding behind the enhanced abilities he wears like a mask, even though he is an important, confident member of the FBI’s exclusive H.E.R.O. team. The hurt and betrayal of his mom’s abandonment and his father’s fists are secrets buried deep beneath the ugly scars on his face, and he doesn’t trust Jake, his new regular human partner, with any of them. In a world where those with special abilities like Gael’s are regarded as freaks and monsters, it won’t be easy for him to rely on Jake to have his back, especially when the abilities of a vulnerable nonspeaking enhanced child make that child a murder suspect.
Tempers rise and loyalties are challenged, and when the serial killer targeting the enhanced finally sets his sights on Gael, not only will Gael have to trust Jake with his secrets, he might have to trust him to save his life.
This was another great story in the Enhanced World series. I loved getting to see some more insight into other members of the team in this book. Talon and Jake both make some assumptions about the other and slowly learn to trust themselves and each other.
Gael uses his uniform as a mask and doesn’t want anyone to see the vulnerability that is inside of him. While Jake has been hurt in the past just not in the same ways as Gael, his need to take care of others helps break down some of Gael’s walls.
I loved both of these characters. Gael’s soft heart and ability to connect with all those around him is wonderful, I loved seeing him with Derrick and the trust the young boy showed him. Jake has made mistakes in the past but is working through his own hurt, some of the best mental healing he got was when Gael got the opportunity to take care of him. I love Jake’s declaration of love to Gael and how much he wanted to build a family together. It’s looking like the next book is going to feature Vance and I can’t wait to learn more about him and Samuel, his new regular human partner.
I love the cover art by Brooke Albrecht and it gives some wonderful visuals for the story.
ebook, 206 pages
Published: January 16, 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Enhanced World #3