Rachel Fortier is a much sought-after expert when it comes to exotic planets—especially the deadly kind. So when she’s hired by Earth Fleet’s most respected scientist to join a mission to the tightly closed planet Harp, it’s a dream come true. Until she discovers their mission is to capture shifters and sell them to the
Shifter Aidan Devlin is on patrol far from his clan when he sees a shuttlecraft landing where it definitely shouldn’t be. As the invaders emerge, he’s surprised to see a lone lovely woman, who doesn’t seem to belong. But when he’s captured and put in a cage, he has no one but her to help him escape.
Drawn together by a hunger they can’t resist, and desperate to discover who betrayed Harp, Aidan and Rachel first have to survive a deadly journey to the city. But once there, they find themselves confronted by a conspiracy that goes even deeper. Because Harp is harboring a traitor. And he’s willing to destroy their world—and everything in it—to get what he wants.
Shifter Planet: The Return is a gripping and enthralling read, with a depth of mystery and intrigue that is usually only found in thrillers. Deception is at the forefront and danger lurks around every turn; which only makes the story so much more compelling. Ms Reynolds also continues the exceptional world building from book one and highlights the exotic beauty of this untamed planet and its sentient vegetation.
But the real appeal is always the characters, and Aidan and Rachel are front and centre. Rachel is every bit as strong, determined and resourceful as the female characters readers have come to expect from this author, while Aidan is charming, delectable and unapologetically lethal. Together they make a formidable team and as they endeavour to foil the underhanded and malicious objectives of a greedy scientist and save not only Harp’s precious ecosystem, but the future population of this unique and deadly planet, they will also unearth an explosive and combustible passion that can’t be easily denied.
Karen Roma, BookBub