Thursday, October 7, 2010

Emotion in Motion

Title: Emotion in Motion
Author: Lynne Connolly
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
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ISBN: 9781419929472
Genre: {M/F} Paranormal
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Having previously led a quiet geek life before as a librarian and archivist, Jack Hargreaves is now a jaguar shape-shifter, working for the US branch of STORM. His undercover work has him going to other areas of the world, often revisiting some of his old stomping grounds. Jack looks on his past relationships with women he thought he loved as failures and now wonders whether his current situation with sexy Shere will end the same.

Thinking about a lifestyle change, Emuishere (Shere) Baymoui knows that her days are numbered, due to her reluctance to continue doing assassinations for STORM UK. Shere is an Egyptian goddess and is able to seduce with just a look, with great beauty and a body built for sin. Shere now finds herself with another issue, in that she needs to choose between Jack and her current lover of convenience.

I have read a lot of shape-shifter stories but Emotion in Motion has a pleasant twist to it and I loved reading every page of it. This is because of the two main characters, which says they were more than just shape-shifters, and their history/heritage is brought out at the start of the relationship.

This is not my first time reading one of Ms. Connolly’s novels and it won’t be my last one either! She did a spectacular job with her well-plotted story, creating characters that were so believable that I found myself racing to the end to see how the story finished. Her villain turned out to be not who I suspected at all and they were quite the psychopath too.

I thought that Shere really thought too much about her attachments to people. In other words, she felt the need too strongly to separate herself because of death. Her job as an assassin spoke volumes about to me about her taking lives, and she eventually needed to disconnect to stay sane.

I really enjoyed reading Emotion in Motion because of the well-rounded way the story unfolded. Each of the characters played a large part, having different personalities, which added to the storyline. I thought the different species of Talents quite intriguing: a jaguar, an Egyptian goddess cat, a Sorceress and a vampire, all who worked well together. Although the villain didn’t have any special talent, their part in the story only kept the suspense for me. Overall this is a great book and one to be added to my collection.

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