#9 Ghostwalker Series
Ruthless Game is Kane and Rose’s story. For those of you like me and don’t know who the heck these characters are let us refresh your memory. Think back to Deadly Game (book #5 and one of my all time favs). Kane was in Dr. (Evil) Whitney’s breading program when he fell for Rose, one of the orphan’s Whitney bought to enhance and run his inhuman tests on. After finding out that she is pregnant Rose escapes with the other girls and run away from Kane (this isn’t even mentioned much in this book – Oye vey) Ruthless Game starts off with Kane and his crew (Mack and Jaime from book looking for Rose to prevent Dr. Whitney from getting his hands on their baby. Unaware that she is 8 months pregnant, he finally succeeds in finding her and just in time before Dr. Whitney can kidnap her (again) for her baby. Rose, Kane and the help of some new Ghostwalkers band together to prevent Dr. W from stealing Kane’s baby.
What We Didn’t Like
Mrs. K: This series started out as such a promising urban-fantasy-thriller but somehow lost it’s way after the first initial books.
KC: First off as a reader I like to be ‘present’ when the characters first meet, their experiences, (whispers) first s-e-x scene etc. If I hadn’t taken my ginko bilobo I would never have remembered these two met in book 5. I think the author missed an opportunity to refresh readers how on Kane and Rose met and I would have like to have followed that story arc vs where we first start off in this book.
Mrs. K The characters lack a certain authenticity and their relationship felt very mechanical and wooden.
KC: I actually thought Kane and Rose’s chemistry beat the pants off of the previous book in the series. But, if we are comparing character chemistry like Mari and Ken, Gator and Flame – Kane and Rose didn’t sizzle as much as earlier characters. Still, I felt there was sizzle!
Mrs. K Author has exhausted the mysterious Whiney angel and keeps adding more characters, which kind of fatigues this plot for me
KC: I kind of agree. Dr. Whitney is one elusive Mofo. He’s mentioned briefly in this one because he wants Rose’s baby – I think this series could use another villain especially since he’s more of a man-behind-the-curtain villain.
KC I was not a fan of the parallel theme of the drug lord after Rose; it felt unnecessary and didn’t really capture my attention.
What We Liked
Mrs K. I liked that the RG is filled with heart racing action, which helped keep my interest. Especially car chase scene!
KC: Unlike K-Khan I liked the romantic tension between Rose and Kane felt it was more interesting than previous book.
KC: Introduction of new Ghostwalkers. Since we’ve pretty much read all the original Ghostwalkers except for a few, I like how Feehan introduced more characters for us to obsesses over. Javier, Rhianna, and ubber special Ghostwalker Paul.
KC: Ghostwalker Baby. Maybe its because I’m preggers but I liked that we got a glimpse of the baby as opposed to Rose just being pregnant.
Bottom line if you enjoyed the previous Ghostwalker books, Ruthless Game has some great action scenes and Kane and Rose’s story hooked me in. Clearly Mrs. K didn’t enjoy the book as much as I did, but I FORGIVE HER. We both agree that we’re getting a bit fatigued with the main plot of this series and Dr. Evil, but this is Feehan and we just can’t quit her. Although RG was a more suspenseful read than the previous book, it still was missing some of the spark from the earlier books like Deadly Game, Shadow Game, and Night Game.
Books we heart in this series
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