Thursday, August 4, 2011

Review: The Lost by Caridad Pineiro

The Lost
Sin Hunters #3
by: Caridad Pineiro
$7.99 mass market paperback
Grand Central Publishing
Paranormal Romance
Released: August 2011

Adam has spent his entire life knowing he was adopted, but knowing nothing of his real parents.  Despite that, he's managed to make a successful career for himself as owner and CEO of a large alternative energy company.  The company is the perfect cover for him to work on his own private research on himself.  Ever since he was a kid, he's been able to draw energy from around him and do amazing things with it, like shapeshifting and creating balls of energy.  He only wishes he knew the extent of his powers, or why he has the powers in the first place.  When he's attacked in the parking lot one day by men wielding a power like his own, he's saved by a mysterious beauty with a limp.  Little does his know his life is about to be changed forever.

After suffering major injuries in combat in Iraq, former Marine Bobbie is struggling to get back on her feet and lay the past to rest.  When she sees a handsome stranger get attacked, she doesn't think twice about coming to his rescue despite her injuries.  When she realizes there's a strange energy bond between the two of them, she's not sure what to think.  She's never run from a fight, though, and she's not about to start now.  The bond quickly turns to mutual attraction and lust, but there are those after Adam, powerful people who want his energy for themselves, and they're not above killing everyone who stands in their way to get it.

This is book 3 in the series, and it would be better to read these in order.  Jumping in to book 3 has left me a bit lost, since the feel of the story makes it seem as if certain things have already been explained in previous books.  The story is about a group of people with the ability to hold and manipulate energy, but it comes at a high cost.  Their race is dying out, and they need Adam to help replenish not only their energy, but also their numbers.  He's ignorant of his history or who he is, and there are those who consider him a danger to himself and all those around him.  When he meets Bobbie, though, it's like he's found the calm in his personal storm.  She helps level him out, and makes him realize how alone he's been all these years.  Although it's a neat idea, I really wasn't able to get into the story.  There were times where I had a hard time believing the characters would react the way they did, and I think that made it hard for me to connect with them.  The writing wasn't bad, but this story just isn't for me.

Carla gives this book a 

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