Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Fury by Johanna Rae

The Fury by Johanna Rae

Luke Fletcher had finally moved past his alcoholism and marriage breakup when the past caught up with him. Abducted by a clan of Lycans, he woke chained to a cell wall. How long will it take before someone finds him? Will he survive the ordeal and more importantly, retain his sanity? 

Jodie Fletcher is under house arrest and not even in her own home. Her boyfriend Danny Archer has become more than protective since Luke disappeared. Working for International Shifter Information and Control, or ISIC, Archer is head of the Urewera Unit in Redcliffe. 

Trained and employed to maintain the shifter justice system in a world where humans are oblivious, is no easy task. Now his connection with the local shifters has crossed paths with Luke’s past, Archer is caught between keeping Jodie safe and finding her brother. 

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. There is conflict within the Unit. A group of men closer than family are suddenly at odds, distanced from their duty as ISIC agents. Rufus discovers he ma
y have missed the chance to be with the woman he loves. Eddie reveals his animal side to girlfriend Ainsley for the first time; can she accept his second form? 

The turmoil surrounding Jodie leaves her nowhere to hide. The clan of were-boars who took Luke, grow bolder by the day. This escalation of tension has to end, but who will emerge victorious?

Star Rating: Five Stars
Review:  Book 2 of The Therian Secrets series starts pretty much where the first book 'The Mercenary' leaves off.
   Luke, Jodie's brother is still being held captive by the pigs and their leader Charlie Hohepa. They've looked everywhere for weeks and still cannot uncover where they are holding Luke.
    Add to that Jodie is becoming stir crazy, she can't leave 'The Fortress' without someone with her, and the stress of not knowing where her brother is isn't helping at all. Danny is doing his best, but Lancaster (asshole -__-)  is keeping his hand close to his chest in hopes that he gets his way too, causing Danny to doubt his superior officer.
    Then we throw in Eddie, Ainsley, Mark, Rufus and Summer....

     WHEW!!! What a load of mixed up, chaotic emotions!
   First Eddie decides to show Ains his lizard (snicker, not that lizard pretty sure she's already 'seen' that one!) But yeah.....needless to say it doesn't go as hoped.
    Mark and Rufus both find out at the same time that a pretty waitress (Summer) is a Kodiak Bear, thanks to Jodie's clan ability. But due to self doubts Rufus holds back asking her out, but Mark doesn't.
    What happens when all this combustible chaos happens....holy jeez....

   With all the emotional upheaval and nefarious plotting will Jodie and Danny be able to survive and  strengthen  their fragile Eros bond? Will they find Luke alive, and what about the rest of the crew? Eddie and Ains? Mark, Rufus and Summer?
    Who will break, and who will walk away?

    OMG! Are you biting your nails yet? I sure as hell would be if I had any left after reading this nail biting epic book! MAJOR props to Johanna for delivering such a complex, thought inducing, and not too mention Want-to-reach-through-the-book-and-strangle-a-couple-characters book! I couldn't put it down once I started to read it, thank God for coffee and insomnia! 
    I loved how 'real' the characters were written, and the impulsiveness that they showed on a few occasions made the story pick up in places that it had started to lag in. But even the lag parts were thought inducing, making you more aware of what was going on behind the scenes, and bringing  to the fore front certain aspects that may have gotten over looked if someone (ME) read through it quickly.
    All in all I absolutely cannot wait to read book 3 of the Therian Secrets 'The Butcher' (release date unknown)
   If you're new to Johanna and this series you'll want to start with book 1 'The Mercenary' 
    Trust me money well spent!

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Danny Archer
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Ainsley Elliot
Rufus Ramanui

Buy Links:
The Mercenary
Barnes and Noble

The Fury
Barnes and Noble

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