Publisher: Jove Publishing
Date published: July 2012
Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Tammy
Obtained via: publisher
The latest installment in Christine Feehan’s Ghostwalkers series, SAMURAI GAME, hits area bookshelves just in time for summer reading.
Her early years were spent being tortured in the name of science. When death was imminent, she was left on the streets to die. Luckily for Thorn, she was instead saved and adopted as a loving daughter to a wealthy Japanese businessman who taught her how to protect herself and be the best she could be. Now grown up and going by the name Azami Yoshiie, she and her two adopted brothers are meeting with the Ghostwalkers to sell their satellite technology to them. Finding out where the Ghostwalkers stood in regards to Dr. Whitney was definitely part of the plan. Meeting and falling for Sam Tucker was definitely not part of the plan. Sometimes, plans change.
This reader always enjoys a good Ghostwalker story and SAMURAI GAME was no exception. Thorn/Azami was a strong and lethal heroine haunted by her past and the scars, both seen and unseen, left by her time spent with the evil Dr. Whitney. Sam is equally strong and sees in Azami a partner, not someone to be protected. Feehan skillfully weaves in the many aspects of Azami’s adopted Japanese culture into the storyline, showcasing both Azami’s inner strength and her softer female side. The pace of the story starts off explosive. Although the story slows and stumbles in a few places, it is difficult not to be moved by the Azami’s awakening into womanhood at the hands of Sam. And when the action comes, and there is quite a bit of that, Azami, the shy and blossoming woman, turns into a strong Samarai warrior, prepared to stand and fight alongside her lover. Although the ending was not much of a cliffhanger, the many facets of Azami’s blossoming in SAMURAI GAME made this book a positive delight. While Christine Feehan knows her fans enjoy all her series; she also knows that while they enjoy the similar theme that runs throughout her series’, it is the characters that make the story.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.