Series: Fallen Siren #3
Source: the author in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: July 2, 2015
Challenges: Finishing the Series | What An Animal
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Blurb from goodreads:
Join Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong.
She protected him. He loved her.
They can trust one another with their lives, but what about their hearts?
Special Agent Emma Monroe is a Fallen Siren seeking redemption. Thousands of years ago, she was banished from Mount Olympus by Zeus and cursed by Demeter for failing to prevent the kidnapping of Persephone by Hades. Now she’s working for the FBI, seeking salvation while searching for and finding the missing. Her partner, Zack Armstrong, is a werewolf with a grievance of his own.
The former Black Ops sniper who once carried out a string of questionable assignments is atoning for his past. Ironically, Zack’s just discovered an important piece of his past has been magically wiped from his memory—an affair with Emma. It doesn’t matter she used the spell to save his life, that’s something he’ll never know. With trust eroded and love overshadowed by betrayal the only thing holding them together is the job.
When the son of multi-billionaire Roger Maitlan is kidnapped and his babysitter murdered in cold blood, Emma and Zack travel to New York to work the case. They go undercover, infiltrating a playground of private dungeons where those who are rich and powerful can live out fantasies without consequence. What they find is a conspiracy born of a twisted mind and fueled by greed. The clock is ticking. Will Zack and Emma be able to find the missing boy and their way back to one another?
"Forsaken" picks up right after "Reckoning". Emma and Zack are dealing with the fallout from events in that book; Harper doesn't drag that out. Demeter actually doesn't appear in this story but the results of her actions are felt. Zack and Emma talk and resolve some of their personal problems but not all. There's a lot that Emma can't tell Zack and he's finally starting to understand that. Men can be so slow, lol. Still, they're in a better place at the end of the story than they were at the beginning. I do wish that Harper would speed up this particular story line as it's starting to drag.
Professionally, they're still a good team and they work well together trying to solve the kidnapping of a young boy. It started as a relatively simple case of revenge kidnapping then it gets complicated. There's a bit where a police officer's wife is named Olivia Benson; I rolled my eyes at that. (Olivia Benson is a police officer on the TV show, Law & Order: SVU). The story was a little slow at times yet it was action-packed and suspenseful. I was on edge as to whether or not they would rescue the boy in time. "Forsaken" is another solid installment in this urban fantasy mystery romance series.