Book Reviews: Shadows of Jane

Shadows of Jane (The Shadows Trilogy Book 1) by [Hale, Amy]

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Blurb:

Colt Henderson is a man who lives for the moment. His past has taught him that life is unpredictable and often disappointing. A confirmed bachelor, he believes that love only exists in fairy tales.

She’s lost, scared, and can’t remember a thing about her past or her identity. She senses all is not as it should be, but without her memory, how does she know what to fear and what to trust? Because of her status as a Jane Doe, she names herself Jane and works to put her life back together. In the process she learns that she possesses unique abilities that certain people will kill for.

Fate throws Colt and Jane together, but they both have a lot to learn about forgiveness and acceptance. Colt’s determination and Jane’s remarkable gifts will send them on a journey they never expected. To survive they will need each other, but sometimes facts are scarier than fiction, and the truth is better left unknown.

Review:

This book was recommended to me by the author after I asked for something that would be suitable to read by the pool / on the beach, while it was being offered for free on Kindle.

Shadows of Jane is part one of a trilogy, currently being completed by the author, and I have to say that I will definitely be downloading part two, and pre-ordering part three when it becomes available.

The story is fast-paced right from the start with “Jane” appearing on Colt’s doorstep in a dishevelled state. After she collapses, and is rushed to hospital, she wakes with amnesia and takes on the name of Jane Doe. The rest of the story revolves around her need to discover who she is and how to control her gifts of telekinesis. With progression of the story, her powers grow and become truly magical.

Colt and Jane Doe’s relationship blossoms, and their characters develop nicely alongside the plot. I would have liked to have read more about Colt’s relationship with his brother, father and absent mother, but I’m hoping we’ll find out more about him in part two / three.

The storyline itself is similar to quite a few movies and novels, and the “surprise twist” that happens about three-quarters of the way through is predictable, but this doesn’t detract from the original and beautiful description. I look forward to reading part two.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good paranormal novel, especially those who have enjoyed Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series.

Heat Level:

Sweet. Sex is insinuated by not described.

Heart Throbs:

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