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Veiled Target Paperback – July 7, 2015
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Tess Damon is an assassin of what are known as Veilers, otherwise known as paranormal beings. Not just any Veilers, only the ones that are villainous/evil. She works for a secret agency known as P.I.E., and spends the rest of her time doing extreme sports of all kinds. The reader first meets her when she’s aboard a flight with a vampire that is getting ready to kill her. Tied up and ready to be thrown out the open door of the plane, she manages to save herself, but finds herself in trouble with her boss for botching the job. I had a bit of a problem with that because she didn’t really fail, so what did she do that was so wrong? Anyway, under threat of death if she messes up again, he gives her the next assignment. Her target? Wolfen, Hugh Langston, the Alpha of the local wolfen pack, in LA. Tess takes one look and killing him is not what she wants to do with him at all!
I found this book to be more of a paranormal romance with urban fantasy components, because the heart of the story for me was the romance. Tess is described as being pretty kick ass as far as heroines go. I found her to be not quite as kick ass as the author would have us believe. After meeting Hugh on a blind date(big coincidence, right?) she throws herself into his world when one of his wolfen goes missing, even though he tells her NO. Several times. I got a bit irritated with her for awhile after that. Hugh, of course, is the typical Alpha male but also a really nice guy. He ended up being my favorite of the two characters. So why does Tess need to kill him? This is the question she needs answered, and meanwhile she is falling hard for him.
The lust between Tess and Hugh was pretty much off the charts. I was glad it wasn’t a fall into bed immediately story, and there was quite the build up to that part. The romance was the best part of this story for me, because I figured out the mystery very early on in the story. It didn’t ruin it for me or anything, and even though I was aware, it was fun seeing how the author gets to the end of the mystery.
This ended up being a fun romp, with a good romance and mystery, good characters, evil villains, a scary monster or two, life or death situations, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to all adult, paranormal romance/urban fantasy fans. I’ll be interested to see if the next book features Tess again, or one of her two roommates, who are also assassins. On a side note, I really did like the cover. (PureTextuaity.com)
I figured out the baddies almost immediately, but that really didn’t detract from the story as much as I expected it would. I’m eager to read the next book in the series. I’m interested to see who the next hero and heroine are. Will it be Trey or one of Tess’s friends? Or someone else entirely? I can’t wait to find out.
I could not have been more wrong! This book is action from page one. Bielman immediately sucks you into demon-slayer Tess Damon’s world, and then pulls you into shifter and pack-leader Hugh Langston’s opposing, and equally complicated life.
Pull back all the paranormal aspects, however, and you have a hot, fast-paced, enemies-to-lovers story, with the added bonus of knowing anything could happen—literally. It kept me on the edge of my seat, and I could honestly say I was equally invested in these characters as I have been in any contemporary romance I’ve read. The paranormal aspects added a thrill to the reading, because it raised the stakes (no pun intended), on the conflict between Tess and Hugh, and served to emphasize the universal themes of tolerance, trust, and love.
I loved the characters, the story…everything…and I know you will too.
I was hooked from the first page and loved every minute of it. You will fall head over heels for Hugh and Tess. I fully admit to having developed a bit of a girl crush on her. Oh and Hugh.........swoon worthy.
Rest assured dear reader. This is classic Robin Bielman writing.
Yes it's a paranormal story, but if you enjoy Robin's writing, then you will love this. I can't wait for more.
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Tess is a great heroine. She's brave and tough. Even though she's around supernatural types all the time - usually trying to kill them - her reactions...Read more