Review: In My Skin by Shannon McKenna



Author: Shannon McKenna
Series: The Obsidian Files #3
Pages: 238


Luke remembers a few things. Just not his last name, or anyone he ever knew. He knows that he’s a supersoldier, genetically enhanced and loaded up with brain implants. He just escaped from a year-long hell of captivity, and to protect his family and friends from his tormentors, he blocked his memories. Now he needs those memories back, fast… or he and those he loves will die agonizing deaths.

Luke’s dangerous plan to reconnect with his past—and stay alive in the present—has drawn his enemies’ attention to the tough and sexy Dani LaSalle. He’s duty bound to protect the luscious beauty from the evil pursuing them, but he can’t control the scorching desire she awakens in him.

Dani’s strict routine has been trashed by Luke’s explosive arrival. This rock-hard slab of valiant, smoldering manhood appears out of nowhere, saves her life, spirits her away to his mountain lair and bewilders her with tales of sadistic researchers, enhanced assassins. Is this gorgeous, problematic sex god just plain crazy—or is she? But Luke can do things with his mind that are just as wild as what he can do with that body… and she can’t say no.

And there’s no time to wonder. As their passion burns hotter, Obsidian moves closer… and Luke and Dani must place their lives and their hearts on the line just to survive…

Romantic Suspense, Cyborgs: The Obsidian Files is a saga about a bunch of rogue cyborgs that go against the company that created them. It has really good foundations that are displayed in every book of the saga. Nice plot, interesting villains (although a bit repetitive) and enjoyable action scenes. It is pretty obvious the author feels comfortable writing about gun fights, car chases and all the other flavours of the genre. So… why doesn’t she expends more time on them? This third books ends pretty well, but more than the first half is rather… boring.

zZz: The story takes too long to take flight, dragging the plot through situations that lacked emotion and interest. The same problem happend with the second book, so it saddens me a little bit that it doesn’t try to change the course.

Love?: But the worst part of this third story is the romance. Luke and Dani main dynamic during most part of the story is a sexual inferno followed by a deep dive into a frozen lake. The constant contrasts in their relationship annoyed me quite a bit and I was unable to forge any kind of connection with the couple. That is why I find rather unbelievable their love relationship. I even dare to say that their friendship feels far-fetched, too…


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