In His Shadow (The Tangled Ivy Trilogy #1) by Tiffany Snow


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Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release date: December 16th 2014

Ivy mason is a woman just getting by, with an average job as a cashier, and not much excitement happening on in her life. She has a past of fear that she would much rather suppress than acknowledge. What are the chances that she ends up meeting a man with probably the most exciting of professions? Devon is a spy, he’s unpredictable, unreadable, and seems completely non emotive. Is something between them even a possibility?

The most enticing part about the story was its nature. It was all suspense and action. My favourite kind. I honestly love the whole anticipation of what would happen next. I think that is what eventually made me give the book a high rating. there’s always something going on at every turn and it turned out to be much more than I expected. I am a complete sucker for a good romantic suspense and I am glad to have read this!

I think the author did a fab job with the Devon’s character portrayal. He was who he was. Someone who didn’t make time for attachments. And he didn’t pretend to. So many times I read about a man who does a complete 180 degree turn in his personality just because he met a girl. I mean that just does not go. So I was extremely glad Devon was not like that. When he said something which may have been a little hurtful but spoken with complete bluntness, he didn’t hen take it back. He stuck with what he said even if it may have not been all that great for Ivy to hear.

His eyes were the lightest of blues with a web of fine lines at the corners, as though he’d spent too much time squinting into sunlight. Some might compare his eyes to an ocean or the sky. I likened them to ice.

At first I must admit I was wary of Ivy’s character. I wasn’t entirely sure if I would like her. Like she knows that Devon is bad news but she still chases that man with full knowledge of who he actually is. I mean girl you had time to save yourself but you passed on it! initially I thought she would turn out to be one of those whiny main characters and I disagreed with her choices but then I got to see more of her and I ended up liking her. You begin to understand her choices and then sympathise with her character. It’s as if Devon awakens the real her and she’d been waiting for something just like that to happen. There are no cheesy scenes which I loved. I’m kinda sick of all the unrealistic representations of romance.

Please do read this if you’re into the genre. It’s a fantastic little read. The characters are lovable and I am very excited to read the rest of the series. Things happened in the story (which I do not want to reveal because I hate spoilers) that have made me eager in anticipation for what may happen next. I recommend!

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