Review: Shadow of Doubt (SBG #2) by P.A. DePaul

April 22, 2015 Review 1

Review: Shadow of Doubt (SBG #2) by P.A. DePaul

The new SBG novel from the author of Exchange of Fire.

When her secretly filmed tryst shows up on the internet, Michelle Alger goes on the run. She has no choice. Not only was her one-night stand the son of a US senator, but he’s been murdered—and she’s the number one suspect. With both the senator and an avenging drug lord on her trail, her life is in danger. There’s only man she can trust. He saved her once, but will he still be her hero six years later?

Captain Jeremy Malone and the rest of Delta Squad have the senator’s order: find the mystery woman who killed my son. But to Jeremy, she’s no mystery. Six years ago his team of Green Berets rescued her from the torturous clutches of a Colombian cartel, and he’s never forgotten her. His personal and covert mission: find Michelle before anyone else. When he and Michelle do meet again, the sparks are explosive and consuming. They’re also dangerous as hell.

Because with each new bit of evidence, Jeremy suspects that Michelle’s innocence may be a ruse—a beautiful trap set by a woman who has even more secrets yet to bare.

Title: Shadow of Doubt
Author: P.A. DePaul
Series: SBG #2
Published by Intermix
Source: Author
Published: April 21st, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Pages: 428
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

Do you like books packed with action, intrigue, mystery? How about ones with great characters and romance? How about a book you can completely lose yourself in? Then Shadow of Doubt, the second book in the SCG series by P.A. DePaul is a book you’ll want to read.

I missed out on the first book and in a series, sometimes that can spell disaster. Not a chance here! I get that most of the characters have shared history (Probably from the first book) but the author has presented it in a way that I easily caught on and I never felt lost. Cappy and Michelle were pretty awesome. Both with some pretty tragic history, especially Michelle. It wasn’t easy to watch her go through PTSD but it was endearing to see Cappy help her through her episodes. Kudos to the author for allowing her character to develop into her empowerment without having her PTSD magically go away. There is a natural development of their relationship, despite all the crisis’s they go through. Their HEA was all I could wish for. The secondary characters were amazing. No fillers here! They played such a great part I would love to see them all get their own stories.

As for the story itself, it was great. I usually don’t go for military stories. They usually contain the same guns, bad guys, workaholic, yada, yada, yada pieces that really don’t excite me. Even though it had the military some aspects it wasn’t enough to bore me. Instead, I found this action packed story hit the ground running luring me in from the beginning. Lots of twists and surprises had me completely engaged. Although I kept thinking why did everybody keep gunning for this poor girl? What could Michelle have done to piss off so many people! The reveals and the whys were fairly complex once I find out what everything was revolving around. Okay maybe I would have figured it out a little earlier had I read the first book. But that’s okay, I still enjoyed the not knowing the story provided.

This is my first book by P.A. DePaul. Gotta say, I really enjoyed it. Ms. DePaul has a way of grabbing the reader’s attention and holding it until the very end. I’m actually excited to know that there will be more books in the series. This is definitely a book and author, worth recommending.


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One Response to “Review: Shadow of Doubt (SBG #2) by P.A. DePaul”

  1. padepaul

    Thank you so much for this awesome review!! I really appreciate your time in reading the book and writing the review! 😀