Jeanie loves a New Species and is willing to pay for that love with pain, tears and heartbreak. She’ll do anything to keep 710 alive but she never wants him to know how she suffered for him. He’s the reason for her mission in life—freeing others like him. True has a new life working with the NSO to rescue his people. A good life, until he encounters a dying woman—the female who betrayed him. True should feel gratified that she’s finally going to pay for her crimes, but she claims to be a victim too. He is still irresistibly drawn to the pretty little human who touched his heart and made him want her. When he clasps her hand to offer comfort, his instincts kick in and True will fight everyone to protect her.
Author: Laurann Dohner
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Moon, Lacey and Lethal, Haunting Blackie, Smiley
Series: New Species
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Moon, Smiley, Darkness
Published: December 11th 2013
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
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This is book eleven in the New Species series. While it can be read as a stand alone, there are many reoccurring characters and story arcs that span all the books so they are best read in order.
Jeanie has been working undercover at a testing facility where New Species are being held for over a year. She has slowly been gathering DNA from the Species to prove they are captive and giving it to her handler at the NSO (New Species Organization). When they New Species come to liberate the captives, Jeanie has to act fast to make sure the guards don’t kill any. In the chaos she gets injured and taken to Homeland, a New Species property, for interrogation. She’s shocked when she wakes up and realizes that she is being held for her crimes against the NS and that she was never an informant for the NSO. When she se True, a NS she helped when he was in the labs, she asks for help while under the influence of sedation.
I felt like we really get to know True and Jeanie. The POV switches so we can see the action from both characters. It helped bring them to life and show the reader more aspects to their personalities. We see what Jeanie believes in and why she behaves the way she does. The same goes for True. At first he’s hesitant to trust Jeanie since he believes she betrayed him but I was never mad at him for the way he felt. He was justified for feeling that way. He also didn’t hold a grudge just to hold a grudge. When he spends time with Jeanie and hears her side of the story he changes his mind about many things and they are able to move on together.
I really loved this addition to the series. The story line was original and exciting. I had to stop myself from skipping ahead as I was reading because I wanted to know what happened next so bad. There are plot twists, action, drama, love, sex. All the great elements of a terrific story. This book centered around a different group of NS than the previous books and it was fun to see a new group and their dynamic. We still get cameos from characters in past books as well as meet some new ones.
I love this series! Each new book seems to get better and better. The characters are genuine and engaging while the plots stays fresh and intriguing. I will say in this book that Darkness did occasionally steal the spotlight making me fall in love with him and really want his story. I have some suspicions about his book and mate but I could be wrong. There are some threads left dangling at the end of this book but it just leaves the series room to grow. I can’t wait till the next book is released!