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(Jacky Leon – Book 5)
by K.N. Banet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
Jacky’s already complicated life gets even more complex when the ‘almost’ worst happens…. free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
I live a happy life. I have a lover that I am quickly falling for. I have friends and family that rely on me to keep my territory safe and secure for them. My bar’s business is booming.
But I’ve made enemies, some that I know and some that I don’t. Hate for me and the life I’m building is creeping in the darkness.
Hate can be insidious. It can stain the purest of hearts and fog the sharpest of minds. It can come from the most unlikely of places. It can show up behind a smile just as easily as at the end of the barrel of a gun. It comes in many shades, coloring the way people see the world and each other.
My name is Jacky Leon. I’m a werecat, a daughter of Hasan. I’ve fought for what I believe in and will do so until my last breath but…
Everything I’ve built is being threatened and I didn’t see it coming.
My Thoughts on Shades of Hate
Have you ever read an Urban Fantasy series that sucks you in, each and every time? That is Jacky Leon to me, well – the entire Tribunal Universe (As I am a heavy fan of Kaylia). This series is growing more complex with each installment, with superb character growth, revelations, and action – not to mention a forbidden romance that both titillates and charms.
Unfortunately, many Supes live long and have equally long memories – and those memories breed emotions that have only stewed and grown as the years have gone by. Jacky, as the youngest of Hasan’s children, is arguably the most vulnerable, a fact that is well known in the Supernatural community. That facet, along with the build-up from previous novels, sets the stage for this explosive installment, one that not only shakes the foundation of Jacky’s Werecat life but exposes secrets EVERYONE would rather remain hidden.
Honestly, this is a great addition to the series. Heath and Hacky’s relationship grows closer (and more dangerous), while the inner dynamics of Jacky’s werecat family is showcased a bit more – along with several secrets that could shake the family’s future. The past comes crawling back, and the humans – those pesky, intrusive humans – make a play that devastates even as it sets the stage for the books in the series.
All in all, it’s a must-read in this Universe – exciting, action-packed, hot, and a bit sad. I loved it.
First Person, Single POV
Character Age Range:
My Final Verdict on Shades of Hate:
This expanding Universe just keeps getting better. Jacky and Heath are two amazing characters with a dynamic that works, despite the challenges placed in their way. The world is lush and the side characters don’t act like side characters, as each is equally flush and faceted. A great read in a great series – and it’s free on Kindle Unlimited.