Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2020
Book 4 in Jacky Leon, werecat, for the Tribunal World of KN Banet. Please make sure you read the previous books to know and love this series.
Jacky is the liaison in North America for the werecats. Because of this, Jacky receives a call that a doctor from the local supernatural hospital is on the run and is asking for Jackie. Not knowing what to expect, Jackie grabs Heath and off they go. Upon arrival they find out that the doctor is Jackie's human twin sister, Gwen. Gwen is on the run from a Russian pack of werewolves. There is much detail here on why she is running and I don't want to give too much of the story away by going into it. Once they figure out what is happening, Jacky, Heath and Gwen end up in Russia with Hiseo and Mischa - Jacky's werecat siblings.
I enjoyed the book, but literally despised the character of Gwen. I thought she was a major PITA, and her motivations and actions were correct, but also very self-serving. Gwen struck me as a crusader, but one who also wanted to be admired for her selfless actions. In any event, Gwen was way in over her head. It wasn't until the end of the book that I decided Gwen was going to fit into Jacky's world, and I started to develop an appreciation for her.
Over and over again Jacky's siblings have berated her, downgraded her, ignored her and challenged her. It's about time it stopped. I understand that she is the youngest sibling, and they are centuries older, but you don't continuously sneer and downgrade someone, and at the same time tell them you love them. It's time they accepted Jacky and showed her some respect. There was several times during the book I wanted to slap Jacky for putting up with the garbage they were dishing out, and it has been going on for 4 books now.
Lastly, call me pragmatic more than romantic, but if I was in love with a guy - and I KNEW that once it was found out we were together we would both literally die - I'd be giving him a hard pass. Right now, they both strike me as stupid AF. It will be interesting to see how Jacky and Heath finally get the Tribunal to accept them as a couple. I suspect that Heath having grown so powerful will have quite a lot to do with it.
So, while I did enjoy the book - especially the action at the Russian camp - I had some issues with the personalities in the book, and hope the next one can iron some of them out. I struggled on giving this book 3 or 4 stars, but eventually decided the excellent writing and deep plot deserved a 4.