Devyn James escaped hell once. Kidnapped from foster care at seven and raised in a psychic genetics testing facility, she survived by hiding her ability. A rare technopath, she eventually broke out of the facility with the help of the Shadow Elites—General Conver’s super soldiers, who rebelled and now fought to protect psychically enhanced humans. Determined to help the cause, she formed Indigo Order—a foundation focused on providing food, shelter, medicine, training and support for the displaced lower level psychics, especially the children tossed to the streets by Conver years ago.
For the past few months Devyn, or Indy as she’s known on the street, has covertly passed intel to the SEO. Even though the street doesn’t trust the Shadows, she does. They rescued her once and she knows they’re the only ones who will be able to save her from Conver and figure out what she uncovered.
Dagan is determined to save the female being chased by Conver and his squadron. He soon discovers her identity and vows he’ll do anything to keep her protected—even if it’s from herself. But the sultry female proves to be a handful when her team is in the crosshairs. When one of them is captured, he must prove she can trust him and all he offers, even though he may not believe someone as good as her should be with a Shadow.
Together they discover everything is possible when you trust A Shadow’s Embrace.
There's a war of sorts going on as those with powers are being hunted by super soldiers controlled by General Conver and as this story begins, we meet Devyn, who is trying to protect those who are most vulnerable; but she does it secretly with just a few trusted friends. Devyn has been using her gift of technopathy to pass on information to the Shadow Elite organisation who helped her years before. Her contact is Dagan and when Devyn finds herself cornered and in mortal danger, it's Dagan who shows up. Devyn may have tried to keep a low profile but when one of her friends is captured, she's prepared to go to any lengths to save him. She'll even accept the help of a particularly persistent Shadow Elite Officer who is determined to bring down all of her barriers!
This is a little shorter than I usually like to read but did surprisingly pack in quite a lot. The idea of these kids with amazing powers and the awful treatment to which they have been subjected is told in quite a dark manner. There's very little joy or humour in this storyline but the abilities showcased are quite remarkable and range from Devyn's ability to connect with technology, to healing abilities, and even the ability to teleport people.
Devyn is written as a very caring individual who is completely blindsided when she is betrayed, but I liked that she was clever enough to discover it for herself. She may push Dagan away initially but when they work together the heat between them can only be ignored for so long. My only problem was, I didn't really feel an emotional connection between the couple. They are very passionate together and it's not instant love but for me, it just lacked a little something. I'm quite keen to find out just where this series will progress and will happily follow the exploits of the Shadow Elite.
I was gifted a copy of this by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.