I received this book for free from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Lethal Game by Christine Feehan
Also in this series: Shadow Game, Murder Game, Ruthless Game, Street Game, Samurai Game, Viper Game, Covert Game
Series: Ghostwalkers #16
Published by Berkley Books on March 3, 2020
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Psychic Abilities, Military Romance
Source: Berkley Publishing Group
The sparks of unexpected passion ignite in this electrifying GhostWalker novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.
When Malichai Fortunes attacks a problem, he does it full force--a habit that earns the GhostWalker a painful injury and a forced vacation in San Diego, California. With nothing but physical therapy on the horizon, Malichai is starting to get restless...until a striking blue-eyed blonde makes all his senses come alive.
Amaryllis is kind and warm and sees beyond Malichai's rough exterior, but he can tell there's something she's hiding. Her innate healing abilities indicate she might be a GhostWalker--albeit an untrained one. Malichai doesn't think their crossing paths is anything more than coincidence, but he can sense that one wrong word could send Amaryllis running.
When strange events at his temporary retreat put Malichai on high alert, he knows he won't be able to deal with the threat and keep his woman safe in his weakened state. But calling in his brothers means telling Amaryllis what he really is, and revealing that he knows the truth about her too...
*May Contain Spoilers*
Lethal Game is the latest release from Berkley and Christine Feehan and this addition is the latest towards the Ghostwalkers series. I am just in love with this series, I am not going to lie in that some books I have struggled with at times, but this book *sigh* I had no issues and didn’t have darker elements like some installments in the past have had. There is so much goodness in these suspense books that she has built up in this series and I have truly loved the evidence of research Feehan I am sure does to craft these books because each book it shows this whether it’s scientific or medical …..I am always pleased to see it happen.
The story sets off with blasting the reader into an action scene, where our hero is on a rescue team, he is part of the paratrooper team that goes in and rescues teams under fire and is also a medical doctor. On his current mission, his leg gets fractured while trying to save his men and barely survives. When his leg doesn’t heal fast enough, and as a Ghostwalker, it should be healing faster than it currently is, his team sends him to California to heal up and be on vacation. Well, Malichai doesn’t do so well on vacations, meaning he has NO clue how to even take them. He meets a young woman, who he is drawn to and realizes she must be a fellow Ghostwalker. At first, he isn’t sure if she is on the run or could be an enemy out to hunt him down as he is a threat to Dr. Whitney. But discovers more about Amaryllis. Amaryllis has been on the run and escaped one of Whitney’s facilities and has been at the inn for about a year. But when a mystery crops up, the danger around the corner and a sexy military man in her line of sight, her life isn’t as simple as she imagined it would be. Now there is a terrorist threat, and it will take Malichai and Amaryllis working together to save innocent lives but along the way they discover a delightful passion in each other
What a fabulous addition to the Ghostwalker series and I loved every moment of this story. Now it wasn’t quite as in my feels like the previous book “Toxic Game” turned out for me but it was a bit different but I really loved the mystery…. which there are two in this story. The first we have is the mystery of the terrorist threat and then we have the mystery of the damage done to Malichai’s leg. There is more going on with it, and even though Amaryllis has psychic healing abilities, his team will have to come in and try to save his leg. So much intrigue in this story and even though there is suspense…..the tone of the story is solving these two mysteries. I just love a good mystery, it’s my nirvana in romance, so I was hooked….line….and sinker in this book. I was on the edge the whole way through and this book (like ALL of Feehan’s) was such a page-turner and couldn’t get enough of the story and the way it develops.
The romance that develops was also unique for Feehan, and it is a bit hard to explain what was so different from some of her other books to be honest. Even though there is some element of the “instant love” connection that we do find in her books there is also more of a slowly built love between Malichai and Amaryllis. There is a level of trust that needs to be built between them and see that bridge form between these two was so beautiful. There are so many heartfelt moments, and *sigh* the romantic moments of chemistry and emotional connection was right on point. We get all the fun characters from the team including a surprise visit from some old favorites…..the Colorado twins Ken and Jack Norton.
Overall I was beyond charmed by Lethal Game…..a story so charming and devised in sensuality, thrilling dangers, and pure romance portrayed…..I guarantee you will fall in love just as this reader has! BRILLIANCE IN EVERY PAGE!