Tuesday 8 March 2022

๐Ÿ–ค Cat Johnson ⭐ SHADOW LIES ⭐ Shadow SEALs #11 ๐Ÿ–ค

  ©  Bianca ✰ Janeane ✰ 

• 8 March 2022
• standalone

Book #11
4 Stars

She's a beauty.

He's become a beast.

Both fell from grace.

Can a secret shadow organization help them rise from the ashes? Or is it all lies?

She was the sister of his ex-girlfriend. He never expected to see her again, especially not all grown up and standing in the Shaolin monastery where he went to hide from the worldand from himself.

 She says she wants to save him. But why does she reek of CIA while claiming to work for an undisclosed organization that wants to hire him for a job that sounds like it could cost him what little is left of his soul? And why does he want her so badly?

Alexis + Kane

Kane left his life as a Navy SEAL behind a year ago and is now learning to become a Kung Fu master in a Shaolin monastery in China.
Alexis was the younger sister of his college girlfriend. And now she's contacted by this mysterious Charly woman. She's supposed to find Kane and convince him to take the job they're offering.
Alexis needs the money... so off to China we go!

That was adorable and cute and ex-SEAL action-movie-ish.
Alexis has been in love with Kane since she was 13 years old! And now here's finally her chance. But she has a bit of work to do to convince this ex-SEAL-almost-Monk-but-not-really to give their relationship a chance. All while trying to stay alive and trying to find out who the bad guys are. Can we trust this Charly person?
I just adore SEALs and their books!! I could read these stories every day for forever!

SHADOW LIES was an adorable and exciting and mysterious Navy SEAL/Shaolin Kung Fu Master Monk love story! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Kane - this one is MINE!

Copy received from author for an honest review

Cat Johnson had me at SEAL - like she always does.
But Shadow Lies didn't grab me like the other SEALs books and the other book in the Shadow SEALSs series by Ms Johnson.
I liked it, but it was more Karate Kid than sexy SEALs for me. Even as I write this I have Kung Fu Fighting playing in the back of my head.
I like Kane, I like Alexis, and adore them together (since she has crushed on him forever) however I just didn't really connect with the story at all.  I wasn't invested in the SEALy stuff, and I spent most of the time disliking Charly and her machinations.
But this is probably just my thing and everyone else will probably love it.


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 It all started in first grade when Cat Johnson won the essay contest at Hawthorne Elementary School and got to ride in the Chief of Police's car in the Memorial Day Parade...and the rest, as they say, is history. As an adult, Cat generally tries to stay out of police cars and is thrilled to be writing for a living. She has been published under a different name in the Young Adult genre, but released her first romance in 2006.

Today, she is a NY Times & USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of contemporary romance and contracted with Kensington and Samhain Publishing. She's also sponsored real live bull riding cowboys.

--from the author's website