Unthinkable by Nina Croft
Series: Beyond Human #1
Published by Entangled Publishing on September 5th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Contemporary Romance, Science Fiction
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Jake Callahan, leader of the Tribe, has always believed he’s one of the good guys. Now, hunted by the government he used to work for, he’s taking a crash course in being bad. What he desperately needs is a bargaining tool, and that’s unfortunate for Christa Winters, daughter of Jake’s former boss.
Christa is a scientist, a total geek, and a good girl with a secret hankering for bad boys. Which turns out to be embarrassingly inconvenient when she’s kidnapped by a stunningly gorgeous—but obviously bad-to-the-bone—man intent on using her against the father she loves. A man with a seemingly uncanny ability to know exactly when she’s thinking about kissing him—which is most of the time.
But people are dying, and it becomes clear that the stakes are much higher than Jake ever imagined. Someone is out to obliterate the Tribe and everyone associated with it, including Christa. Only by working together to uncover the secrets behind the past, can they ever hope to have a future.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I’ll start this review by saying: the next installment of this story better already be in editing stages because I need it now! OMG, this book was so good! The action, intrigue, suspense and paranormal elements, as well as the hot sexiness, were in just the right balance.
Jake is the reluctant head of a team of telepaths self-named “The Tribe”. Until recently, they worked with the military, but when they found out things weren’t as they seemed with the group they not only worked with but lived with, they escaped. Now hunted by the people they once trusted, in an effort to even the playing field Jake decided to kidnap his former superior’s daughter as a bargaining chip.
As a scientist, Christa has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge about anything and everything. When her hunky kidnapper tells her about her father’s activities, a whole new world of questions opens up for her. Soon everything they thought they knew is turned upside down. Finding the origins of the Tribe, and finding out who exactly is out to get them become their priority.
Jake was a fantastic leader and as the oldest member and the de facto leader he felt responsible for each and every one of them. Innately a good guy, his military training could not override his code of right and wrong. Even though it complicates everything, his attraction to Christa is too strong to resist and he just can’t stop himself. Besides being incredibly hot and sexy, he was bossy, alpha, and a total protector.
Christa was a hoot. I loved her and her quirky brain. She kept trying to play off her attraction to Jake as Stockholm’s’ Syndrome, though she eventually accepts there’s just something about him that calls to her. I really enjoyed how strong she was, although she wasn’t a trained fighter her emotional and mental fortitude made up for it. No matter what was dumped on her lap, she rallied and waded forth not giving herself the chance to break down in hysterics and believe me, she had more than enough reason to.
I could really feel Jake and Christa’s connection and they quickly accepted the fact that they were meant to be. Both were set on protecting and taking care of the other, which made for some very funny conversations and a very exasperated Jake. Their time together as a couple was really hot and it just took the epic level of this story even higher for me.
Now I need to know when the next book in the series is coming and if Jake and Christa are still the main couple. I have so many questions about the both of them, separately and as a couple. Even though the story ends in a definite HFN, my curiosity has been left at an all time high.
Unthinkable was one of the most interesting and engaging books I’ve read of late and anyone with a drop of geek in their veins will most definitely love it.
Sparkles’ Rating: 4.5 “OMG I need the next one” Stars
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