Shades of Betrayal
by Jill Ramsower
(The Fae Games #3)
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published December 15th 2018 by Jill Ramsower
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
All my wildest fantasies have come true, but reality is never quite as simple as we imagine. I dreamed of living in a wondrous world of the supernatural and having magical powers of my own. Now, I have all of that, but it comes with a caveat—a six foot Fae brute who is supposed to train me on all things Fae. He’s a dauntless warrior of the Wild Hunt. A beautiful bigot. He’s my lover and my burden, my savior and my curse.
There’s a monster lose in the city leaving a trail of bodies in its wake. I want more than anything to help others with my new abilities—what better use of my power than to stop a killer? Too bad Michael doesn’t feel the same.
She’s a born fighter. Courageous and brash like the heroes she reads about. Two weeks ago I carried her lifeless body out of a dirty alley. Ever since, my carefully constructed world has been leveled, despite my endless efforts at damage control.
Ashley Moore is a force of nature. Her best friend is the Erlking’s woman, and together, Ashley and Rebecca have infiltrated our brotherhood. Everything about our lives is dangerous, so I’ve done what I can to protect her—even if she ends up hating me for it.
**This is the third book in The Fae Games Series but can be read as a stand alone novel.
Warning: This is NOT a Young Adult novel! It contains scenes with graphic violence and mature sexual content.
After reading Shadow Play and Twilight Siege, I had to read this~
And honestly I thought I would have been better. I liked it, but not as much as the first two books.
Shades of Betrayal is written in a dual POV, focusing on Ashley and Michael I’m soooo happy that Michael got his own book. This is the third book in the series and features some familiar faces and some new faces as well. It covers from before the defeat of Morgan to a few months after and involves Rebecca quite a bit less. I would consider this a stand alone novel, you don’t necessarily have read Shadow Play and Twilight Siege to follow this, but you do get to know the characters more intimately.
Michael is a difficult person to make friends with, he is closed off and not easy to love, although Ashley sees something she wants and no one will get in her way. Michael works for the Hunt, and he doesn’t want Ashley anywhere near it, it’s not safe for her. But someone is out there killing women, and Michael needs to keep Ashley safe.
Ashley, newly formed Fae, wants to discover her powers so she can be more useful. A very strong and assertive main character, she’s having problems pulling her powers, and it’s making her more frustrated by the day. It doesn’t help that the man she is supposed to be training with is so pig-headed. But she can’t deny their attraction and no matter how crabby Michael gets, she’s still drawn to him.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and look forward to another one. I was honestly super shocked at the twist – no spoilers; read it for yourself! All three are worth reading for sure, but read The Fae Games books first! I recommend it!
Jill’s a Texan, born and raised. She manages the hectic social calendars for her three active children and occasionally spends an evening with her dashing husband. Aside from being an author and a mom, she’s an attorney, travel junkie, and voracious reader.