THE WAY YOU ARE (Supernatural Renegades 3) by Carly Fall-review and book tour
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 23, 2015
While patrolling the jungles of Guatemala, Marine Garrett “Honey” Bloom found his life changed forever after an explosion, the blast leaving him with the strange supernatural ability to shape-shift into a bear. When a clandestine operative with many secrets offers him an irresistible job offer with his agency, Garrett finds his place in this organization where the rich go for protection and to have their problems solved.
Ruby Rose McDermott, daughter of an oil tycoon, is in need of protection after just barely escaping a kidnapping attempt. When her billionaire father enlists help to find and “handle” the kidnappers, Garrett is tasked with the job of keeping Ruby safe.
Expecting a spoiled, egocentric brat, Garrett is shocked to meet the shy, down-to-earth Ruby. The attraction between them quickly grows, but they soon come to realize they come from different worlds and their romance will be short lived.
An explosive event reveals Ruby’s true kidnapper, turning their world upside down and exposing them to surprising danger. If Garrett and Ruby survive, can they find a way for their worlds to mesh in harmony?
REVIEW: THE WAY YOU ARE is the third installment in Carly Fall’s adult, contemporary Supernatural Renegades paranormal romance series focusing on a group of former Marines whose lives changed forever following a blast in the Guatemalan jungle. Each member of the platoon has been ‘gifted’ with a supernatural power but the government wants complete silence from the men involved. This is mission leader Garrett ‘Honey’ Bloom and Ruby Rose McDermott’s storyline. When Ruby becomes the target of an attempted abduction, Ruby’s billionaire father calls in help from a specialized source. THE WAY YOU ARE can be read as a stand alone without any problems.
SOME BACKGROUND: The focus of the series follows each Marine as he returns home to a different world. The military demands complete silence and secrecy from each of the returnees otherwise termination –from life-is next on the horizon. Life will become too difficult and lonely when the government orders complete compliance resulting in paranoia, and emotional and physical stress for each of our survivors
Told from third person point of view, the storyline follows Ruby and Garrett’s building relationship. Garrett has been tasked as Ruby’s bodyguard and protector in a secret location in Flagstaff, Arizona. What ensues is an unquestionable sexual attraction between two people who couldn’t be more different. Ruby will discover that Garrett has the ability to shift into a bear, which will come in handy when another attempt is made on Ruby’s life.
The relationship between our couple is one of instant attraction but Garrett’s preconceived notions about spoiled, little rich girls leaves a lingering doubt when they are first introduced. Zach, another ‘supernaturally enhanced’ marine is along for the ride and reminds Garrett that not everything is at it seems. Zach has the ability to see the future but Zach’s powers have come at a cost.
The supporting and secondary characters include Garrett’s former Marine buddy Zach; Ruby’s parents; and Ruby’s brother John. We are also re-introduced to Mr. Joe Smith, the man who owns and operates a special ‘security’ firm for high end clientele; and Joe’s trusted assistant Thomas. A little bit more about Joe’s history is revealed and the reasons he has taken it upon himself to aid the men in Garrett’s platoon.
The world building continues to follow the Marines as they try to reintegrate themselves back into civilian life-but life as they know it has changed. Mr. Joe Smith is the man who will see that each Marine will find a place in his firm and the truth about what happen may finally be revealed.
Carly Fall’s storylines resonate with love, compassion, and heart. There is a little bit of supernatural blended into a contemporary storyline that allows for an escape into a fantasy world of shifters and psychic powers. THE WAY YOU ARE is a fascinating story of family, betrayal, finding love and moving on. I am looking forward to Zach’s storyline-next.
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Reviewed by Sandy
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