Our love was legendary. Our future etched in my mind like a prophecy. Vera was fire, and I was the match. As a former Marine, I should have been prepared for the inevitable explosion that tore us apart, but it came so fast and hot it burned me to ash before I realized my mistake.
Now, I can’t get her out of my head. I tried to move on, but I wonder if that prophecy was right after all. Besides, she knows defeat isn’t a part of my skill set.
The battle for Vera’s heart becomes a fight for our lives as we’re thrust into a world where a secret organization wants us dead. Our future is only possible by letting go of the past, but a threat we never expected may end our second chance before it even begins…
Point of view:
1st person. Alternating between Garrett & Vera.
This is the 4th book in Laura Mowery’s Infinitum series. Much of this runs concurrently with books 2 & 3, Code Name: Sparrow and Code Name: Grizzly. While it does fully cover Garrett & Vera’s relationship, it doesn’t stand on its own – the books should all be read and in order. As such this review may contain spoilers to earlier books.
I’m usually not a fan of long lasting angsty, back-n-forth, push/pull relationship drama. Unfortunately, because of that and the revisiting of events during Sparrow & Grizzly retold from Garrett &/or Vera’s perspective, the first half of Falcon lagged for me.
That said, I truly enjoyed the second half. The pacing, action, and relationship were gripping. More secrets are revealed than just Garrett’s powers. Infinitum managed to infiltrate the group and the results are devastating.
I really like it when an author is able to help me connect with the antagonist and she did that here. While angry (and feeling as violent as the characters) at Elijah, I also found myself wanting him to get some kind of redemption. My heart broke for his situation.
Garrett and Vera are more than just great sex. They have overcome so much and I loved seeing them get their HFN. Not just in their relationship but being reunited with friends, found family, and even biological family as well. They’re not the only ones to find love in this story either.
As always, Mowery leaves me with almost as many questions as answers. I’m excited for the coming books.
Note: Not impacting my review, but I’d like to see the author create a family tree/chart or such showing the characters & how they’re connected. Something that would obviously evolve as the series continues and more is revealed. There are a LOT of characters to keep track of and it would be a nice refresher before diving in to each story.
Content Warnings: (contain spoilers)
cheating by MC
Mowery offers a comprehensive Content Warnings list for all her books on her website.
I received an advanced copy of the ebook from the author and am leaving an honest review.
About the author:
Laura Mowery has had her nose in a book since she learned her ABC’s, so it’s no surprise that she pursued a career as an author. She grew up obsessed with stories, especially any that included supernatural or otherworldly elements. She also loved to get swept away on romantic adventures. Now she gets to combine the two and write about what she loves; suspense, superpowers, and steamy romance.
Laura lives in San Diego, CA with her husband, two cats and a dog. If she’s not writing, you’ll find her adventuring with her husband, eating tacos, drinking local craft beer, or curled up with a book.
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