Tuesday, February 5, 2013

SHIFTY BUSINESS Review and Giveaway

Shifty BusinessShifty Business (Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy Book 3)

Gerry Hinton thought she had the perfect career as an operative for the Company. Her next assignment should have been another "mission accomplished", but hell was delivering hand baskets that day. When a little girl gives a mysterious silver box to Gerry, her world self-destructs. Suddenly under constant mental attacks, the only person who can save her is her partner, Nicky--but nothing comes without a cost. Secrets buried deep in the past begin to rise, threatening everything she holds dear. If she can't out run her past, can she save her future?

Our review: This amazing series is unique for many reasons, not the least of which is that it is, essentially, one story told from different points of view over three books. That Hardin accomplishes this with little to no overlap or redundancy and with such fresh perspective in each book is fabulous. In the third and final book of the trilogy, the spotlight shifts to Gerry, who thus far has been a somewhat prickly and not-quite-likable character. She spends much of the first part of the book in a mysterious coma, and through her dream-like mental wanderings, we learn about her troubling past and are given hints into what--or who--is pursuing her in the present. 

The imagery and symbolism Hardin employs during Gerry's dreams is vivid and haunting. I was captivated by the unexpected love story; it's tender, enticing and sensual. 

While the entire book was well-written, with smooth flow and engaging rhythm, my favorite scene was the flight. The research that went into this part was evident, and in many ways, it was a pivotal point in the story. 

What gave this book the happiest of endings is Hardin's revelation that she is not finished with the characters; this trilogy may be ending, but the story goes on. 

About Author Olivia HardinOlivia Hardin

About the Author – Olivia Hardin realized early on how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. She’s also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she’s generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband and their puppy Bonnie. Connect with her Online - Blog | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook

Witch Way Bends (Book 1 of the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy)

Bitten Shame: (Book 2 in the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy)

Shifty Business: (Book 3 of the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy) (Volume 3)

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, thank you so much for your very kind words about Shifty and the entire trilogy. I'm so glad that you enjoyed them.

    I hope everyone has a wonderful day - Happy reading!