Shadows of Fate (Shadow Born #1) by Angela Dennis

 Redemption lies beyond the veil between truth and lies.After witnessing her husband’s brutal murder, Brenna Baudouin lost control of her Shadow Bearer powers and wreaked havoc on her home world. Her penance: one hundred years policing hordes of supernatural misfits that spilled onto the Earthly plane after a cataclysmic war.She’s on a routine exorcism run when she learns she’s been assigned a new partner. But there’s something about this Shadow Bearer that sparks her suspicions. Particularly when people closest to her start turning up as piles of ash.Gray Warlow holds tight to the glamour that allows him to get close to the woman on whom he plans to wreak vengeance for betraying his people. Yet as he skillfully manipulates his way past her distrust, he begins to see her not as the heartless monster he was led to believe, but a strong, vulnerable woman.

As they work to put together the pieces of a killer’s macabre puzzle, an attraction deeper than blood and bone flares between them. And they must reveal their deepest secrets to avoid becoming the final targets,

Product Warnings: A thrill ride of supernatural proportions. Contains violent battle scenes, nail-biting suspense, crazy hot sexual tension, and enough twists and turns to make your head spin.

I’m such a sucker for a good Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Book. I love a strong, kick-ass heroine, and this story did not disappoint.

Brenna is a Shadow Bearer who is trying to find who is responsible for a slew of killings. Her and her new partner, Grey, must work together to clear Brenna’s name and prove she isn’t the one doing the killing. It’s not an easy task considering she thinks he was sent to kill her, so she doesn’t trust Grey.

The changing POV is something I don’t enjoy, but it worked well in this book. Like I mentioned, Brenna is a strong heroine who does not need a man, or anyone, to do her bidding. Grey is the perfect Hero – strong, kind, endearing, and not too overbearing. He has the perfect amount of strength without seeming like a jerk. I absolutely loved him! While Brenna was strong, Grey brought out her vulnerability as she began to trust him more and more.

The world building was well done and the different “creatures” coming through were believable to me. My only issue with the story is that the last quarter seemed to drag on. I feel like a lot of it was filler and not pertinent to the actual story.

Overall, I really enjoyed the book and the world the author created.