Sunday, July 8, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: BARGAINS & BETRAYALS (13 to Life Novel) by SHANNON DELANY

BARGAINS AND BETRAYALS
by
SHANNON DELANY

Publisher:  St Martin's Press
Pages:306, paperback
Acquired:  Personal Purchase

RATING
4 out of 5 MISSION READY RUSAKOVA STARS!


Description via Goodreads:
Locked away at Pecan Place, Jessie finds her situation to be even more dangerous than she feared. While she struggles to maintain her sanity and discover answers about the group that seems less and less like any legitimate government agency, Pietr fights to keep their relationship alive. But very aware that his mother’s time is running out, Pietr makes a deal he doesn’t dare tell Jessie about. Because the deal Pietr’s made could mean the death of far more than his tenuous relationship with the girl he loves.


MARISSA'S REVIEW:
Bargains and Betrayals is book #3 in the 13 to Life series by Shannon Delany. I have been really enjoying this series - not too taxing on the brain and a nice easy and enjoyable read from from beginning to end.  

 Jess finds herself in a greater predicament than she could imagine...Pecan Place - home of nutters and one particularly dastardly therapist/scientist - Dr. Jones.  She is one evil woman! And just when Jess thought no-one could be worse being around Dr Jones....it's being around Derek - the ex with the mind control and vision power feeding off Jess' emotions like it's 24/7 free buffet!

Jess uncovers sinister plots and begins to second guess the whole CIA/government/mafia involvement and obsession with herself and the Rusakovas.

Littered throughout the book are POV's from Alexei - former eldest brother and alpha of the Rusakova pack/family......thrust from his position after being found out that he was only adopted and challenged as Alpha by Pietr.  Alexei's insight throughout the story sheds a whole new light on the characters.

Peitr finds himself in a hard place throughout this book.......he has such intense feelings for Jess - that keep growing and becoming deeper and even frustrating at times for him!  He has to deal with quite a lot of emotional baggage throughout Bargains and Betrayals - accepting himself, defining his love with Jess and saving his mother from the horrid clutches of the CIA/Company before she dies.....oh and throw in some mafia involvement!

Shannon Delany has added another great addition to the 13 to Life series - a really great YA read.  With action, espionage, romance and passion......guns, werewolves, an aura reader, mind controller and even zombie guards!  Shannon packs it in and delivers more than we bargained for!  

Next in the series is Destiny and Deception (book #4).

ENJOY!
MARISSA



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