Hawk-shifter Adrian Sokolov made the mistake of trusting the beautiful Dr. Rachel Russell once—and wound up drugged, captured, and experimented on inside Organization Labs.
He isn’t about to make the same mistake again, but when she offers to help him escape this hell hole, he can’t say no. Her only condition? That he take her with him.
From the moment Rachel discovered her bosses’ true intent, she’s been secretly smuggling shifters out of the Labs. But now the higher-ups suspect they have a mole, and it’s time to flee—but not before she frees the golden-eyed hawk she was forced to betray.
When their escape goes wrong, Adrian wakes, confused and alone, in the safety of the Lone Pine Pride infirmary and realizes he may have left behind the one ally the shifters had within the Organization—the same breathtaking woman who invades his dreams.
Now he must face the Organization that destroyed him… before she pays for his freedom with her life.
Warning: This book contains betrayals, escapes, rescues, plots, double-crosses, a sexy surly hero, a heroine who deserves sainthood… and a pride full of trouble.
What I particularly like about this series is the fact the action and storyline run simultaneously. We first met Adrian in the last book, Taming the Lion, and parts of that storyline are reprieved here which makes for great continuity. What Adrian, a hawk shifter, has gone through whilst held in captivity is truly harrowing and to cap it all he is now left without the ability to shift. Rachel had, prior to his incarceration, been involved in a relationship with him but she betrayed him and helped to capture him but all is not that straightforward. Rachel truly believed her actions were for the best but sometimes we make decisions that come back to bite us where it really hurts!
This is perhaps not as steamy as some of the other books by Ms Andrews as more time is spent on the relationship between the hero and heroine, although they are a passionate couple. I have to be honest and say although I enjoyed the story, I did feel that at times both of the couple were just a little too introspective for my liking. However, in this installment it's quite plain the Organisation is about to step up their efforts in the war that's brewing and Lone Pine Pride will need all the allies they can get.
As usual from Ms Andrews, Hawk's Revenge was really well written with great dialogue. A tortured hero and a heroine who is full of gumption will always tick my boxes and a happy ending makes for a satisfying read. I'm curious just who will feature in the next book and will certainly look out for it.
I’d recommend this to those readers who enjoy a shifter romance set in a very well thought out world that's always full of surprises.