Also in this series: Shadow Game, Murder Game, Ruthless Game, Street Game, Samurai Game, Viper Game, Covert Game
Series: Ghostwalkers #4
Published by Penguin on November 2006
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Psychic Abilities, Suspense
Source: Self Purchased
The fourth novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan’s GhostWalker series plunges two lovers into a game where danger and passion lurk in the darkest shadows of the mind…
Jack Norton is a GhostWalker, a genetically enhanced sniper with a merciless sense of justice, a phantom welcomed by the anonymity of the night. But a mission to rescue his brother in the jungle has left him vulnerable to rebel forces. His only salvation is his power of telepathy. Then he meets Briony, an unusual beauty on a mission of her own. But they share more than the sweltering heat...
Briony shares the GhostWalker powers. Yet she’s different. She doesn’t know what she is, or what she’s capable of. But her enemies do. And Jack and Briony’s flight will take them into a frightening conspiracy of mind and body—across the globe, and into the heart of darkness where the shocking truth is something neither of them could have foreseen—or can escape.
Conspiracy Game is a story I have been meaning to write a review for but never managed it. So now I am wanting to share my thoughts on a classic Feehan romance that is a must read for any lovers of romantic suspense or paranormal romance. Our heroine tha tis feature in this book here, has no clue that her life will change when she saves Jack’s life. And boy do sparks fly between these two and they have sex at the beginning of the book. But then Jack leaves Briony, and Briony finds out that she is pregnant and that she is one of the girls that Dr. Whitney experimented on when she was little and now her whole family is in danger because Whitney and his soldiers are after her and she refuses to put her brothers or parents at risk. So she goes to Jack’s home which is very remote but she can’t afford to put her family in danger and she knows how protective he is of his brother and is hoping he will feel the same way about his own child. Jack had the hardest time leaving Briony first but when she comes to him for help he knows that he could never leave her again. But he also knows that there is a great danger and will protect her and his brother and his future child no matter what.
Conspiracy Game is one of those special books that I have had on my shelf because it is so dang good. I can’t tell you how many times I have read this one but I have really loved it so much. There is so much chemistry and “all the feels” in this book. I just love seeing Jack and Briony figure out some balance in their relationship. And yeah the sparks are HOT between them, but there is also more than just sex involved here. We see some fun bonding moments between the brothers and between Ken and Briony, who helps her understand why Jack is so commanding and controlling at times.
“And Ken said I can’t marry you.”
Jack felt his heart jump in his chest. He glanced at his sleeping brother. “Did he say why?”
“Yes.” She kept her voice sober. “He said you have to ask me properly.”
Relief made him weak. His pulse beat at his temples, throbbed in his neck. For one moment his fingers closed in her hair in a tight fist. “Properly? If I ask, you might say no, so I’m thinking we’ll just start off right and I’ll tell you and we’ll get the thing done.”
“Get the thing done?” Briony echoed.
Ken snorted aloud. “Jack, I’ll take over watch and you get some sleep. I think you fried your brain up there on the roof.”
“Pipe down over there.” Jack said. “You’re already stirring up trouble.”
“Get the thing done?” Briony repeated slowly. “The thing being what exactly?”
“The ceremony. The paperwork. Whatever the hell it takes to make it legal.”
Briony sat up and glared at him. “Take your ‘it’ and shove it, Jack.”
“There’s no need ti be getting upset, Briony. We can’t exactly go around with a bunch of kids and not do whatever the hell it is one does to make it legal.”
“Whatever the hell it takes to make what legal?”
He shrugged. “How the hell would I know? I’ve never done this before. Sleeping together I guess.”
“So you are going to marry me so it’s legal to sleep with me?”
“This isn’t coming out right.”
“Don’t get upset, baby,. I don’t understand why you’re getting upset.”
But what is most impressive about Jack is that he allows Briony to argue and stand on her own. He respects her just in his own way and I like that he encourages her to be herself but he might stop her from endagering herself like trying to climb up the roof while pregnant and its the middle of the night or dumping out her coffee because she is pregnant. But they are a riot together and so entertaining seeing them find some compromise in their relationship and we get see Jack humble himself a bit for the woman who holds his heart.
“I absolutely love you, Briony, and I am on my knees. So we’re getting married – right? But say it fast before we get shot.”
Only Jack would ask – if you could call it asking – in the middle of a battlefield, with a man lying dead at his feet.”
Conspiracy Game is a thrilling ride of danger, intrigue and never ending passion. BREATHTAKING!!