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Review: Shadowed

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Review: Shadowed

Shadowed by Kariss Lynchshadowed
Reviewed by: Meagan Williford
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Realms
Publication Date: March 3, 2015

Shadowed, the second book in the Heart of a Warrior series continues the story of Kaylan Richards and Nick Carmichael. Kaylan has since moved to California to be closer to Nick, her Navy SEAL boyfriend. The story leaps right into action, with Nick and his SEAL team chasing Janus, one of the most wanted arms-dealers in the world. Janus keeps evading the SEAL team, and the guys want nothing more than to bring her to justice. Meanwhile, Kaylan continues to struggle with the emotional and spiritual aftermath of the Haitian earthquake. As Kaylan and Nick’s relationship grows, they must learn to work together and compromise as they each deal with baggage from the past. Is loving Nick worth the risk of possibly losing him? Will Kaylan and Nick trust God with the future of their relationship? Will the SEAL team finally catch Janus?

Shadowed showcases an awesome, Christ-centered romance. One of the things I really admire about Ms. Lynch’s writing is her ability to convey deep emotions. While reading, I was almost in tears a few times because I could actually feel the emotions jumping off the pages.

The relationships in this story, both friendship and romantic, are so beautifully layered and realistically portrayed. Kaylan and Nick are strong in their faith, but they still have their share of struggles. Kaylan especially has a difficult time dealing with the danger involved with Nick’s job. I love Megan, Kaylan’s roommate, and their friendship added a great element to the story. I also love Kaylan’s family members, especially her brother Micah. Micah is Nick’s best friend, and that’s how the family first met Nick. I think that connection really works well for the story. Also, I really enjoyed the camaraderie of the members of the SEAL team. Ms. Lynch did a great job at showcasing each of their different personalities, while still showing how they worked together, supported each other, and were like brothers.

Here are a couple of quotes that really spoke to my heart, so I have to share:

She (Kaylan) just needed to discover the beauty that came after a person-experienced brokenness.

More then ever, she (Kaylan) understood that despite outward appearances, one could never really know or understand the broken stories or the beauty that lay hidden in some people’s hearts.

I would highly recommend this series! Since Shadowed is the second book in the series, definitely read the first book, Surrendered, before diving into this one. Read them both, and then wait with anticipation for the third one!

Rated G: This story is suitable for all ages.

Review copy provided by the publisher. Thanks!

 

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