BOOK REVIEW: In the Blood by Hailey Turner

In the Blood by Hailey Turner


Series: Metahuman Files #4

Release Date: December 15, 2017

Page Count: 370 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Running out of time.

Captain Jamie Callahan is frustrated with his team constantly being at the mercy of the enemy in order to further the MDF’s goals. To make matters worse, his father’s political campaign is ramping up and Jamie’s every move is being watched by the media. He is acutely aware of all the eyes trained on him, his team, and Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan in particular. Meanwhile, Kyle would give anything to stay in the shadows, but he refuses to leave Jamie’s side, no matter the scrutiny. Staying out of the spotlight becomes impossible when their families are threatened and vital choices about their future together can no longer be ignored.

Desperate measures.

Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin and Agent Sean Delaney are enjoying their time together as a couple when Sean’s past catches up with him. As Alpha Team’s long-running mission gets derailed in the worst way possible, Alexei discovers the enemy is playing for keeps, and neither he nor Sean are in any position to beat the odds and win the game. As for Sean, he’s worried that even if they make it out alive, Alexei may never forgive him for giving into the enemy’s demands.

Stand your ground.

Manipulation is the name of the game, but Jamie is done playing by everybody else’s rules. So is the rest of Alpha Team, because if there’s one thing Jamie’s team knows? It’s that they’re a family—and you don’t mess with family unless you want to get hurt.

In the Blood is a 107k word steamy gay sci-fi military romance with a HFN ending that skirts HEA. There is military violence and on-page torture within the story that may not be suitable for everyone, so please read with caution. There are also explicit intimate scenes that are not suitable for readers under the age of 18. This is a direct sequel to In the Shadows and reading the previous books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.


That was an emotional rollercoaster! And I wasn’t really prepared!!!😭😭
Why would do that to Alexei and Sean?! WHYYYY???

I was on edge throughout this book, especially the second half. Dread doesn’t even begin to cover it. I thought my heart was going to burst with all that tension. The author is MEAN.

We get both the couples in this book and I loved all the different POVs. I’m really loving this series filled with fantastic world building and such strong team bonds. The ending was pure perfection! And the sex is scorching hot. And kinky.

If you like romance and action and sci fi, definitely pick up this series. Highly recommend it and I guess I can’t wait for MORE pain?!

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