Review: Birds of Prey (Shifter Chronicles #1) by Crissy Smith

April 23, 2014 Review 1

Review: Birds of Prey (Shifter Chronicles #1) by Crissy Smith

Mystery and love, murder and desire… It’s going to be a rough week for the agents of the Birds of Prey shifter division. 

Cody Johnson has returned to his hometown as the division leader of the Birds of Prey for the Shifter Coalition. After the local cast leader is killed, Cody finds himself deeply involved in an investigation he can’t find any reason for. To make things worse, he runs into Aubrey Reynolds, the woman he left behind once before… And never got over. The longer the investigation continues, the more Cody struggles to separate his professional and private life. But Aubrey refuses to stay out of his case and his thoughts.

Aubrey has lost her Cast leader—her uncle—and has just seen the man who broke her heart. Feeling her world shattering around her, she tries to gain control of anything she can. As a security expert, she is determined to find out who is responsible for Gregory’s death and make them pay. If her inquiries put her directly in Cody’s path and piss him off, well, that’s something he’ll have to deal with. She’s shocked by how he handles it and unsure how she ends up back in his arms.

With a murderer running around taking out bird shifters, Cody must solve his case fast, especially once he realises that Aubrey may be next on the killer’s list. Now that he finds he is still in love with her, he won’t let her go again.

Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

Title: Birds of Prey
Author: Crissy Smith
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Pack Daughter, Pack Hunter , Pack Territory , Pack Alpha
Series: Shifter Chronicles
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Bear Claw, Eye of the Tiger, Coyote's Kiss, Wolf Pack
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: April 18, 2014
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 166
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: four-flames

The first book in the new Shifter Chronicles series is riveting action packed romance.  Cody Johnson returns to his hometown as the division leader for the Birds of Prey for the Shifter Coalititon.  Security expert, Aubrey Reynolds is determined to find out who is responsible for her uncle’s death. They have a past together, but they will have to find a way to work things out and find a killer especially as Aubrey’s may be next on the killer’s list.

This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps the reader on the edge of their seat with lots of suspense, action, drama and romance.  The author uses well written scenes and details that inspire vivid images that capture the imagination and the well orchestrated action scenes are believable.  The tension builds as the Birds of Prey unit tries to find the killer and his agenda and escalating danger gets the adrenaline pumping. The strong compelling characters are easily related to and inspire curiosity having the reader wanting to know more.

The attraction between Cody and Aubrey burns up the pages and the sex scenes are hot and steamy, but the relationship has fireworks lighting up the skies. Aubrey is a strong determined heroine that is going to do things her way which has clashing with Cody who wants her to stay out of the way and out of danger. The previous relationship between Aubrey and another man who just happens to be a suspect adds more spice to the story and to Cody and Aubrey relationship.

The author has created a fascinating shifter world full of intriguing characters that draw the reader deeper into the story.  I was totally engrossed with the story from beginning to end and I can’t wait to read the next one.  This is the first book that I have read by this author, but I am adding her ‘to my “To Read”’ list.

 

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