In the Shadows

Sometimes spy work isn’t so bad after all.

Hailey Turner
In The Shadows


Publisher’s Synopsis:
Take a chance.

Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin doesn’t trust easily, and he most certainly doesn’t trust spies. He’ll work with them if ordered to, but that doesn’t mean he has to like it. Except Agent Sean Delaney is proving to be the exception to the rule. There’s something about Sean that gets under Alexei’s skin and won’t let go. Alexei would be lying if he said he wasn’t interested in what lay beneath the agent’s mask. When they’re assigned together for a mission, Alexei vows to keep Sean safe all while trying to coax the hot agent into his bed.

Hold onto hope.

Agent Sean Delaney has spent his entire adult life living a lie for his country. When the MDF tasks him with finding evidence of criminal wrong-doing against the owner of a private military company, Sean knows exactly how to play the game to get what he wants. He just doesn’t know how to handle Alexei’s advances, nor his own attraction to the younger soldier. Being a spy is lonely work, and Sean knows he should keep his distance, but saying no to Alexei is impossible from the moment they first kiss.

In a world of lies, the truth can be deadly.

When the mission takes a turn for the worse, the only thing left to do is run. In the wake of betrayal, and in the path of danger, can their fragile trust survive the battle?

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
In the Shadows is the third book of Hailey Turner’s Metahuman Files series. Events in this book build on those from the first two and while a complete story, there are ongoing story arcs so you’ll definitely want to listen to them all & in order. As such, there may be spoilers to previous books in my review.

I enjoyed this one even more that the first two (which I already praised highly). I think partially because the world building is established and Turner has given us some characters and story arcs to really sink into and get to know even better. I already liked Sean & Alexei, but them getting together was a wonderful experience. Plus, Turner has this great mix of suspense/thriller, romance, and a little bit of humor. The action scenes were unstoppable.

I’m really looking forward to In The Blood.

Greg Boudreaux continues to be wonderful. And this is a chance to really enjoy his Russian accent skills. I also like that character voices from previous books are consistent. Makes this series absolutely bingeworthy.

About the author:
Hailey Turner is big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story. Hailey loves stories with lots of action, gritty relationships, and an eventual HEA that satisfies the heart.

You can connect with Hailey Turner here:

About the narrator:
Trained in vocal and stage performance, Greg Tremblay brings a passion for storytelling to every aspect of his life and work. Critically-recognized and listener-beloved, Greg’s work has been praised by Audiofile Magazine’s “Earphone” award, numerous blogs, and is the recipient of the GoodReads Reader’s Choice award for Best Narrator – 2016 in M/M Romance. Greg also maintains a curated collection of uniquely and delightfully spicy boudoir treats branded under the “Greg Boudreaux” narration name. (Rellim’s note: As a rule, I don’t post pseudonyms, but this bio is copied directly from Tremblay’s website.)

You can connect with Greg Boudreaux here:

My Favorite Quotes

He’d always been partial to brunets over blonds, and while Adrian fit that criteria, Sean’s daydreams revolved around someone else these days. – In the Shadows by #HaileyTurner #Audiobook narrated by GTremblayVoice #MetahumanFiles #MM #RomanticSuspense #Thriller #SciFi #Supernatural #Paranormal #MilitaryRomance #KU #Audible

“Should duck,” Alexei said as he turned to palm open the door. “You keep saying that. I know how to duck.” “Face say otherwise.” – In the Shadows by #HaileyTurner #Audiobook narrated by GTremblayVoice #MetahumanFiles #MM #RomanticSuspense #Thriller #SciFi #Supernatural #Paranormal #MilitaryRomance #KU #Audible

It helped, for once, that he didn’t have to end a mission alone. – In the Shadows by #HaileyTurner #Audiobook narrated by GTremblayVoice #MetahumanFiles #MM #RomanticSuspense #Thriller #SciFi #Supernatural #Paranormal #MilitaryRomance #KU #Audible

Just the thought of unlimited food was enough to make Alexei’s stomach growl. – In the Shadows by #HaileyTurner #Audiobook narrated by GTremblayVoice #MetahumanFiles #MM #RomanticSuspense #Thriller #SciFi #Supernatural #Paranormal #MilitaryRomance #KU #Audible

Sometimes spy work isn’t so bad after all.- In the Shadows by #HaileyTurner #Audiobook narrated by GTremblayVoice #MetahumanFiles #MM #RomanticSuspense #Thriller #SciFi #Supernatural #Paranormal #MilitaryRomance #KU #Audible

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