Review: Forsaken by Shadow by Kait Nolan

Cade Shepherd is on top of the world as this year's Ultimate Fighting Champion. He doesn't even remember his life as Gage Dempsey, a Shadow Walker with the ability to magically transport himself from shadow to shadow. In fact, he can't remember anything before waking up in a cheap motel room ten years ago with mysterious burns on his hands--not even the woman he almost died for.

Embry Hollister has picked up the pieces of her life, learned to control her ability to generate flame, and now works an enforcer for the Council of Races. But when her father is captured by the human military and the Council refuses to mount a rescue mission, Embry has no choice but to go rogue. All she has to do is find the man with the new name and new life who was completely wronged by her people, give him back the memories they stole, convince him to join her on what's probably a suicide mission, and hope that after ten years of living as a regular guy he still remembers what her father taught him.

And after that, she just has to leave him. Again.

Imagine waking up in a hotel room with no memories. That’s exactly what happened to Cade Shepherd. He had no idea who he was or even where he was. He eventually heads to a hospital where they find out he’s really a missing person. Jump 10 years and Cade is a UFC Champion who still remembers nothing from his life before. He always had this feeling though that there was a woman that he loved. He had no idea who she was but he just remembered a woman.

Embry is that woman. When he sees her at one of his fights he is drawn to her but has no idea why. Embry is there to give him his memories back in order to save her father’s life. But bringing Cade/Gage back into the life of the Mirus (paranormal beings) puts him in danger of losing his life.

This was my first read by Kait Nolan and it won’t be my last. The 91 action packed pages of this book kept me interested from start to finish.

The romance was sweet and touching while still having the tension that I always like in my romance books. The world that was built was done seamlessly throughout the story - there was no info dump that got it all out of the way and it was something I greatly appreciated.

Ms. Nolan has caught my attention and I definitely want to read more in this series when it’s published.

Rating: 4 out of 5


Chris said...

Um, sorry, I'm waiting for that boy's jeans to finish falling off.

Tracy said...

lol. Yeah, me too. Hard to concentrate. :)

orannia said...

Um, sorry, I'm waiting for that boy's jeans to finish falling off.

The Hottie of the Moment? Hmmm :)

Thank you Tracy. I'm not reading UF at the moment, but...I'll keep it in mind for the future :)