BOOK REVIEW: In the Shadows by Hailey Turner

In the Shadows by Hailey Turner


Series: Metahuman Files #3

Release Date: August 22  2017

Page Count: 368 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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?

In the Shadows is a 104k word steamy gay sci-fi military romance with a HFN ending that skirts HEA. There is military violence within the story that may not be suitable for everyone, as well as explicit intimate scenes not suitable for readers under the age of 18. This is a direct sequel to In the Ruins and reading the previous books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.


Alexei and Sean! My favourite in the series because ALEXEI!!!!! Another book filled with action and romance. This series was made for me! That car chase is my favourite action scene of all time.

I love how Sean fits in with the team perfectly. The team is badass as always and their banter is so good. Alexei’s and Sean’s chemistry is through the roof and the sex is scorching hot. Now that is one way to learn Russian!

This book is written in dual POV and cannot be read as a standalone. It’s a continuing story even if it is a different couple. Of course the previous books are awesome, so it’s not a hardship!

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