Because honest to god by this point in the narrative if you were exposed I would've removed your testicles and turned them into lampshades or something equally absurd. Which, come to think of it, is probably why the story didn't have his POV. If this shocking revelation was made sooner- or he had the possibility to justify not telling her sooner- I wouldn't have wanted to shake him so badly.
Even once I knew that Sorry, just thought of how I'd react again, and I super want to punch Mick right in his kidneys. And yes, okay, that was partially for the impending emotional fall out, but even after that I was fully hooked to see where things headed. Plus I really want to shank Mick with a shiv I filed down from an old tooth brush. I feel the need to point out that, all talk of physical harm aside, I actually liked Mick. He and Barry are good together. They make sense. It should be fairly obvious by this point in my review that I was emotionally invested in the characters.
I mean, I am not normally this prone to violence shut up Phin, no one asked you and usually if a character in a book drives me to this point, it's because I can't stand them. As I said before though, I did genuinely like Mick. And Barry. And her cousins and their significant others and the new characters we were introduced to and the plot I just can't help myself when it comes to wanting to cut Mick Two good books in the series, but in different and unique ways. Now I'm going to have to go back and read the other keepers books, because more books on my to-read list was just what I needed.
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Which I'm considering as another reason to slap Mick. I received a free copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Mar 31, Landslide rated it really liked it Shelves: arc , netgalley , received-for-review , ebook , crime , fiction , mystery , paranormal-romance , romantic-suspense. This time, the protagonist is Barrie Gryffald, the Canyon shapeshifter keeper, and the last cousin to have her story told.
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Besides being a keeper, Barrie is also a journalist and she unites both activities in the investigation of the death of a Hollywood tycoon and a young male shapeshifter prostitute. At first sight, nothing seems to connect both deaths, but as Barrie investigates deeper, the more the two deaths seem to be related to an old cult movie surrounded in superstition and mystery. And as if that wasn't enough, Barrie still has to deal with Mick Townsend, her new coworker, to whom she feels dangerously attracted to, and who seems to have too many secrets of his own and not be exactly what he appears Just like Barrie, I was constantly trying to figure out his true intentions even though I realized, way before Barrie, his true identity It's always a pleasure to return to the Canyon keeper's universe.
I still adore the relationship between the three cousins and I enjoyed seeing Rhiannon and Brodie, and Sailor and Declan again. I also really liked the dynamics between Barrie and Mick. The villain was not that hard to identify, but it was nice to realize that, even though each book is written by a different author, there is a continuity in all three books and whose conclusion is reached in this book.
Even though all the cousins have already had their story told, there is still a fourth book, Keeper of the Dawn , centered in Alessande Salisbrooke, an elf keeper that has previously appeared in the other books and that I'm surely going to read. And since the series doesn't just stick with the keeper cousins, I'd love it if one of the characters that appears in this book, and that is left with no closure I can't reveal who it is because it would be a spoiler , would also get a happy ending.
Maybe with a keeper we still don't know? Mar 06, Shirley rated it really liked it. This is one series that I can honestly say got better with each installment. Each book, starting with the Prequel The Gatekeeper got more intense, more cohesive and the characters gained more depth.
I started out reading it just to find out where the story was going. By the time I got to Keeper of the Shadows I not only wanted to know more, I was so invested in the characters I need to know more. She always seemed to be the most grounded of the cousins. Not This is one series that I can honestly say got better with each installment. She was also the more serious of the trio. Getting to know a different side of her in Keeper of the Shadows. Then there was Mick… who just about broke my heart. Once I thought I had things figured out, Sokoloff took things in a whole new direction.
The Keepers: LA may have started slow, but it ended with a definite bang. One thing that was consistent throughout this series was the obvious love and devotion that the Gryffald girls had for each other. As each girl found their significant other, the level of support increased to include the new men in their lives as well. The sense of family was a really big reason why I enjoyed this series and it seemed even stronger in Keeper of the Shadows. As the series progressed the city of LA became an even bigger part of the story. This series took a little bit of patience in the beginning, but I am so glad that I stuck with it.
Feb 27, Traci Mad Hatter Reads rated it really liked it. Each author takes a turn writing about the Gryffald cousins, Rhiannon, Sailor, and Barrie as they settle into their new duties as Keepers of various Others in LA. Barrie uses her job as a crime beat reporter to keep an eye out for anything that might reveal the existence of the Otherworld. When a young shifter is found dead, she quickly realizes that there's more to his dea The Keepers: LA series is a terrific collaboration between authors Heather Graham, Harley Jane Kozak and Alexandra Sokoloff. When a young shifter is found dead, she quickly realizes that there's more to his death than a tragic overdose.
The more she digs, the more convinced she becomes that the death has something to do with a movie, Otherworld, and the tragedies that followed the movie fifteen years ago. Fellow journalist, Mick Townsend, agrees with Barrie's theory and suggests they team up to solve the case Keeper of the Shadows is fast paced page turner that keeps you guessing with all the twists and turns that it takes over the course of the book.
I guessed correctly on how some of those twists would turn out, but others threw me for a loop I did not see that one coming! The chemistry between Barrie and Mick is hot but with Mick's secrets you just never know what's going to happen next in their relationship.
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I've enjoyed all of The Keepers: LA series, but Keeper of the Shadows is my favorite of the series to date and finishes the Gryffald cousins story. However, there is one more book in the series, Keeper of the Dawn by Heather Graham that comes out July 1, and is the story of Keeper Alessande Salisbrooke. I can't wait! I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. May 24, Wendy rated it really liked it Shelves: paranormal-adult , first-reads. Keeper of the Shadows is my 1st Nocturne book, as well as my first win on Goodreads.
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The Shadow Keeper by Abi Elphinstone
Yep, it was that fun. Even with it being the 3rd in L. Keepers series, I had no trouble following the story.
Barrie is a journalist, but more importantly a Keeper. She helps keep the peace and the secrets of the Others; those who are vampire, shapeshifter, or elven, among other things.
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Herein lies the one confusion I had that may have been answered in the previous two stories: How does she Keeper of the Shadows is my 1st Nocturne book, as well as my first win on Goodreads. Herein lies the one confusion I had that may have been answered in the previous two stories: How does she do her job exactly? I like the idea that the Keepers have only a shadow of the power that the true Others have, but how do they keep from being offed by the first Other they oppose?
Now, this is a romance genre story, and that is certainly in there, but it reads more like a suspenseful mystery. The focus is on solving the mysterious murder of a movie mogul and a street urchin. You're kept guessing right up to the very end, and I imagine many will find some surprising twists along the way.
Our lead guy, Mick, starts out as a competing journalist. He's another mystery to solve. Also, there's good setup for a long-running epic-scale storyline if the series decides to go that route. A well-done balancing act. Overall, it was a dark Hollywood roller coaster ride where you're never sure whether to keep your eyes on the track or the hottie that sits beside you for the entire ride. May 31, Kendra Mcglothin rated it it was amazing Shelves: nocturnal , romance.
She works on stories that deal with Other world deaths trying to help keep the Other world a secret from the humans that she works with. After the death of Saul Mayo, Barrie finds out there is a death of a young shifter named Tiger, who she has been trying to help get off the streets. Mick Townsend is an attractive upcoming human journalist at the Courier also, and seems to be everywhere Barrie is or even knows more about how these two murders may be related.
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Barrie tries to resist her attraction to Mick or even working with him on this case the best she can. But the bad thing is as Barrie and Mick continue to investigate the murder of Tiger, Barrie finds herself getting into more trouble and realizes that they have possibly found the killer. But I loved it. Through this whole book I tried to figure out what had to a few minor characters in the book.
Jul 04, Shay Williams rated it really liked it Shelves: paranormal-romance , paranormal. I found this series a little late having missed the first book but I have been rather impressed by how each book stands so nicely on its own. It was great checking back in with Sailor and Declan, the stars of the second book, yet I wouldn't have felt the lack of not reading their book in the least. I just loved Barrie and I really wish that I had her sense of fashion. She is spunky and never gives up though she would probably stay out of trouble if she listened more to the people around her.
Mic I found this series a little late having missed the first book but I have been rather impressed by how each book stands so nicely on its own. Mick is a great leading man even though I figured out his mystery rather early in the book. He tries to protect Barrie but he is another that she just won't listen too.