Review: Ruthless Game (GhostWalkers #9) by Christine Feehan

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Review: Ruthless Game (GhostWalkers #9) by Christine Feehan

A woman on the run, with more to live for than she imagined, collides with a danger more lethal than she feared in the all-new Ghostwalker scorcher by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan…

Ghostwalker Kane Cannon is pure male—animalistic, sexual, protective, instinctive—and his past missions have prepared him for anything. But his newest assignment, to rescue hostages in Mexico , plunges him into a hot zone he never anticipated: the hiding place of Rose Patterson—fugitive, ex-lover, a fellow Ghostwalker pregnant with his child.

Rose is in flight from the insidious experiments that still live in her dreams, and from the madman who’d do anything to take her child. Of all the Ghostwalkers enlisted to hunt her down, Kane is the only one she can trust. But as their passion reignites, the stakes are raised. Because Kane is now a wanted man as well. And together they’re about to face the most desperate challenge of all: staying together and staying alive.

Title: Ruthless Game
Author: Christine Feehan
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Leopard's Fury
Series: GhostWalkers
Published by Jove
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: December 28, 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 416
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Stars: two-half-stars
Christina Dodd
This review originally posted February 14, 2011. I have not moved any further in the series. I have to admit I LOVED the books until this one. Ruthless Game took small children and made them creepy. I realize couples having sex leads to babies and these couples have been together for quite a few books now. So they’ve started having creepy little babies.  I’m not too interested in reading about the creepy babies. I have purchased the next book in the series so I do imagine I will continue reading the GhostWalkers at some point.


The GhostWalkers series MUST be read in order. I say this because Rose and Kane originally meet and had sex (thus baby) in Deadly Game, if I remember correctly. That is the book that revolves around the breeding and pairing program that the sickly twisted Dr. Whitney has created. The readers also learn in Street Game book #8 that Kane believes that he has impregnated a female GhostWalker while they were both a part of Whitney’s pairing program. He also alludes to the fact that she may not have been a willing participant in the program or the sexual encounter that came from the program. Kane also confides in Mack that he believes that this female is pregnant with his child.

Ruthless Game starts out in action scene where Kane’s team is trying to rescue a political leader’s daughter and children from another country where they are being held hostages. The tip of where the hostages are being help came from Rose. The mission is mostly a success. Kane and Rose are left by Kane’s team due to Rose’s extreme trust issues. Kane’s team cannot come back and rescue them at a later time due to Rose’s extreme trust issues. I did not like Rose’s character at all. She makes numerous poor decisions that put her and her child in danger. She also contradicts herself too much. One moment she is prepared to take care of her child without any assistance, because she is capable. The next minute she has to have Kane around to assist with the protecting of the child. Yet she only wants his help, he is not allowed to involve the team that he knows, trusts, and grew up with.  

So readers are given a romance book that is missing a romance.  Both Rose and Kane feel guilty about the pairing. They both feel that the other does not desire the other. They both feel that they need to stick together for the sake of the child. Also I should point out that Rose is eight months pregnant. Part of the reason I enjoy Feehan’s books is due to the fact they are usually overly sexed. Due to pregnancy and the actual birth, not so much sex with this book. I also found Kane’s breastfeeding/breast milk obsession a little creepy. I am not a mother, but I suspect that mothers and expecting mothers may enjoy this book a little more than I did.

Christine Feehan

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