Predatory Game by Christine Feehan
Series: GhostWalkers #6
Also in this series: Street Game, Ruthless Game, Shadow Game, Power Game, Murder Game, Covert Game, Toxic Game (GhostWalkers #15)
Publication Date: February 26, 2008
Point-of-View: Third Person
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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The new Ghostwalker novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author
Saber Wynter is running from her past when she meets ex-Navy SEAL and Ghostwalker Jess Calhoun. But the riddles of both their pasts are about to collide, shattering the promise of their future with the ultimate betrayal.
Jess Calhoun always believed that his soul recognized Saber Wynter the night she showed up at his doorstep asking for a job. More than happy to offer her the radio host position he has available at his radio station, Jess also offers her a place to live. Recognizing Saber as someone who is on the run, Jess feels compelled to help her. Instinctively knowing that she would never accept a handout, Jess convinces her that he’s been looking for a housekeeper and she would actually be helping him by accepting his offer. The fact that he’s in a wheelchair only helps his cause b/c it gives Saber a false sense of security where Jess is concerned.
Saber has been running from Peter Whitney her whole life. Taught at a young age that she will never be anything more than an assassin, Saber steers clear of forming any sort of relationship, be it with a man or a woman. When Jess offers her a place to live, she finds herself unable to refuse his offer. As the months pass, Saber and Jess grow closer. Because of Saber’s skittishness, Jess was content to wait to show her his true feelings. That changes when Saber accidentally speaks to him telepathically. Suddenly Jess has to look at Saber as he would an enemy, asking himself if she purposely insinuated herself into his life. Considering the fact that he has been working on a highly confidential matter, he’s not inclined to think it’s a coincidence.
As for Saber, she is devastated when she finds out that Jess is a GhostWalker. Trying her whole life to be as normal as possible, the last thing she wants is to be best friends with the very kind of person she’s been running from. What she once thought of as a sanctuary, is no longer that. All she can do is bide her time until she’s able to escape Jess’ watchful eye. It’s not long at all before Saber realizes that Jess is far from the man she thought he was. Always believing that she needed to be protecting him, Saber discovers that Jess is a force to be reckoned with.
I think Christine Feehan is doing a great job with this series. I really enjoyed reading about Saber and Jess. Used as a child in the worst possible way (not that way), Saber learned to isolate herself from anyone she could accidentally kill. Which is basically everyone. I think it was that self-imposed isolation and her years of being alone that made me want her to have an even better HEA than usual. Jess is the only person that ever suggested that she use her ability to heal rather than hurt. As for Jess, he was a burning hot alpha hero. In many situations he used the fact that he was in a wheelchair, therefore perceived as weak, as an advantage. It doesn’t take long for you to realize that Jess is far from weak. Overall, I really enjoyed this addition to the GhostWalker series. I’m curious to see where Feehan will take it next.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.