I received this book for free from Library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Power Game by Christine Feehan
Also in this series: Shadow Game, Murder Game, Ruthless Game, Street Game, Samurai Game, Viper Game, Covert Game
Series: Ghostwalkers #13
Published by Berkley on January 24, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense
When members of a United Nations joint security force are taken hostage by radical terrorists in Indonesia, Captain Ezekiel Fortunes is called to lead the rescue team. Part of a classified government experiment, Zeke is a supersoldier with enhanced abilities. He can see better and run faster than the enemy, disappear when necessary and hunt along any terrain. There are those in the world willing to do anything for power like that...
A formidable spy genetically engineered to hide in plain sight, Bellisia rarely meets a man who doesn’t want to control her or kill her. But Zeke is different. His gaze, his touch—they awaken feelings inside her that she never thought possible. He’s the kind of man she could settle down with—if she can keep him alive...
Power Game is the last book of the series that I hadn’t picked up so finally I am completely caught up on not just this series but all the other books that this author has written. I was lucky enough to be able to grab this one up from the digital shelves of my local library. Power Game is a story I somehow skipped, I am not even sure how that happened, probably because after reading Viper and Spider Game I was burnt out a bit and needed a break at the time (and those who have read those installments will probably understand why I struggled so much with them). But Power Game was simply fantastic and definitely didn’t contain any of the problematic issues I had with Viper or Spider.
Power Game sets off with our heroine, who is one of the women that our nemesis of the whole series Dr. Whitney (will he ever get the justice he rightly deserves??!!) has kidnapped and manipulated and controlled. Bellisia is one of the women and even changed parts of her DNA to have venom capabilities. She is great in the water and in fact, needs to be in any type or form of water, she can practically disappear in it. But she finally manages to find a way to escape Whitney only to find herself in a dangerous situation and saves the life of Ezekiel Fortunes. Zeke is a doctor, fierce and powerful and one of the best soldiers ever created. But when he finds himself captivated by Bellisia and as they travel the tense territory of their relationship and the dangers surrounding them, both Zeke and Bellisia will have to find the balance and grit to survive and thrive through it all.
Power Game is a story that will leave you on the edge of your seat and wow what a super intense novel that is featured here. I actually had no clue what this book was even about before reading, I didn’t even read the blurb. But that is how much trust I have in this author, I know I will always have a good time with her story. What is most beautiful about her writing is how intense and gravitating her stories reach out to her readers. Power Game is a story that definitely caught my attention. And wow so many things happened in this book. And finally, we got to see the end to a villain that we have seen from the very beginning and boy have I been waiting for that justice but especially in what this villain does in this book…..I wanted to deliver that justice myself.
This story was quite interesting in that we do get to see some angst and yeah Feehan writes some fabulous angst that is for sure. I was astounded in the way that these two work out their issues, levels of mistrust and secrets that lay between them and find the common ground they need to build their foundation in their relationship. In many respects, they are more alike than different. Both of them keep their inner selves locked away and never reveal themselves. They internalize situations and take action when needed. They really connect on a level because they understand how each of them individually works.
“She looked feminine and she acted it, but when push came to shove, she was a warrior through and through.”
And some more delights are included in this story with all the fun interactions we get with the other characters like Joe Spagnola, Gino, Nonna, Cayenne, Pepper, and her triplet daughters and really that whole crew. So fun to see some bantering and fun interactions between them all. Seeing this crew come together for Zeke and Bellisia was so beautiful in so many unique ways.
Overall I found Power Game to be a delightful masterpiece of heart, thrills and dramatic flow that stuns the reader in a epic way!