Smoke and Shadows

Smoke and Shadows When someone close to Viktor Baran becomes a target of an assassin he vows a hellfire of a payback But the enemy is cunning and avoids the trappings of the digital web preferring to strike out from

  • Title: Smoke and Shadows
  • Author: Victoria Paige
  • ISBN: 9780989133760
  • Page: 272
  • Format: ebook
  • When someone close to Viktor Baran becomes a target of an assassin, he vows a hellfire of a payback But the enemy is cunning and avoids the trappings of the digital web, preferring to strike out from the shadows Drawing on old fashioned cloak and dagger methods to investigate the enemy s hatred for the Guardians, he uncovers a link to a past he is reluctant to revisit.EiWhen someone close to Viktor Baran becomes a target of an assassin, he vows a hellfire of a payback But the enemy is cunning and avoids the trappings of the digital web, preferring to strike out from the shadows Drawing on old fashioned cloak and dagger methods to investigate the enemy s hatred for the Guardians, he uncovers a link to a past he is reluctant to revisit.Eight years ago, Marissa Cole walked away from the man she loved New to CIA black ops then, she was overwhelmed by the intensity of the man who would stop at nothing, no matter how ruthless, to get the job done Don t get involved with the person you work with has become her motto ever since until a series of events throws her back into Viktor Baran s world.Danger and mayhem are the perfect formula to reignite their passion, and Viktor has decided he s done fighting his attraction to Marissa He is determined to make her his However, their road to a happily ever after is a bumpy one Years on the job have stripped Viktor of his humanity, and unless he can break down his walls enough to let Marissa into his heart, he could lose her again.Friendships will be broken Beliefs will be shaken, and their relationship will be tested For the stakes are too high, and there is a growing threat, not only to AGS, but also to every government agency critical to the country s safety Is targeting the Guardians merely a distraction or is it the first step to a terrorist attack on the nation s capital Strong sexual content and language Some disturbing situations Recommended 18 years old and above.

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    1. Victoria Paige

      Victoria Paige writes romantic suspense with badass alpha males and smart, feisty heroines Her heroes are possessive, overprotective, and frequently the obsessed, jealous type with a penchant for strong language Her heroines are strong willed and intelligent women who can hold their own against a bossy hero Her books are sexually explicit and may contain dark themes, morally ambiguous choices, and disturbing situations In short, they are not fluff reads because anything goes in her plots.Victoria lives in Richmond, VA with her husband and their German Shepherd Dog When she s not writing or reading, she s training her GSD to become a badass himself.

    791 thoughts on “Smoke and Shadows”

    1. 5 HOLD-YOUR-BREATH-AND-SURRENDER-TO-BARAN STARS!!!When Victoria emailed me if I would want to review an advance copy of the book what else could I say but a resounding I've been waiting for Marissa and Viktor's story for quite some time and I was not disappointed. Not one bit. This read is full of action, spice and a whole lot of alpha male badassery!This read took me on a roller coaster ride and it felt like I was watching a movie!Chapter 1: I was like, "Ohmi! Ohmi! Ohmi! That can't happen! Noo [...]

    2. I love the Guardian Series! I've had S&S on my kindle for a year!I have no excuse/reason. I was intrigued with Viktor's smoldering self in the other Guardian books. I got distracted with other books, now I've remedied that. This book starts off with Viktor as a major asshole. He doesn't even attempt to deny it. I love having Jack and Maia in this book. They have a major supporting role (contradiction in terms?) No. I love those two! Marissa is right to admire Maia's skills as a Guardian. The [...]

    3. Wow! This book is intense, action packed, fast paced, suspenseful, & HOT. And boy, was it filled with domineering ALPHAS who are made of steel but lose it when it comes to their women.Viktor Baran, the ultimate alpha, was jaw dropping awesome! He would seem callous, cold, calculating & unfeeling mainly because his job calls for it, his training, the decisions he has to make & his history. But he fell hard when Marissa came back into his life. It was funny seeing him come to terms wit [...]

    4. I've been slow in reviewing Smoke and Shadows. That was a disservice to readers, because this book was great. Unlike many other readers/reviewers, this was my first book to read by Ms Paige. For that reason, my review is different. People who get to the third book in a series know the characters, have expectations, understand the voices in other characters' mouths. They make assumptions. I could not. I started with book three and was not spoon fed books one and two as a quick recap to catch me u [...]

    5. I was privileged to beta read this book prior to publication in exchange for a fair and honest review. Wow! Just Wow! I love this book. It is a mind-blowing romantic mystery filled with hot-hot-hot badass special ops guys and gals. The intrigue is off the scale in suspense; my heart was racing and my mind spinning trying to guess what was going to happen next. The passion, oh my, the passion…how these men love their women. The women are not your normal, girl next-door types; they are seriously [...]

    6. This is not the type of book I generally read. Government and covert operations are not something with which I am familiar. I'll admit it, chaos and danger in a book make me exceedingly tense. Romance, however is right up my alley. This book reminded me of the action movie that is pleasing as a date night movie. Lots of action that keeps you on the edge of your seat and romance so you can swoon along the way. The constant twists and turns kept me reading to see what was to become of the characte [...]

    7. *ARC was kindly provided by the author for an honest review*I loved this book! I was hooked from start to finish. WOW! I love it. Viktor and Marissa history was amazing !!!! I want more I cannot get enough from this series, I want to know more about those hot badass Guardians.I am looking forward for more books from this series. If you love a story that has a strong heroine and a super hot possessive alpha male, this book is definitely for you.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK, WELL NOT ONLY THIS BOO [...]

    8. I RECEIVED THIS ARC FOR HONEST REVIEW This is going to be a spoiler free review.Victoria is my auto buy author. I love her books. She write heroines that are not damsels in distress, they can take care of themselves. I loved Marissa she was everything that I wanted her to be. She is perfect for Victor. She doesn't take an crap from but also know when listening to him can help her. Victor and Marissa had a lot chemistry. Sex is off the charts in this book. Laugh out loud when he told Marissa that [...]

    9. FINALLY!!! Badass, Alpha Hotness Viktor and Classy Marissa. I truly enjoyed this action packed thrilling love story. I am sure I am not the only reader who wishes this series could be made into a movie, that would be epic. I loved seeing the other couples from previous books. SUPER FANTASTIC Keep them coming Miss Paige.

    10. I have no wordsat's how awesome this book is. Viktor Baran is now the ultimate alpha man and makes these other dudes look like little boys playing alpha man. Bravo Victoria this was the best of the series so far. I can't wait for the next book.

    11. **This was an ARC copy given by the author for a honest review**4 starsThis was a very good story. I liked Marissa and Viktor together and am happy that Viktor decided not to let his woman get away from him (again).Marissa is a CIA agent that works in black ops. She's the daughter of a shipping tycoon that tried to control her life so she grew up having to be strong. She's never let anyone run her life and is very protective of her autonomy. Marissa had been involved with Viktor 8 years before b [...]

    12. Smoke and Shadows is an exciting addition to the Guardians Series!The Guardians series continues with Viktor and Marissa's story. Viktor is head of the Guardians Agency (AGI) and Marissa works for a CIA black ops team. They have an unresolved past where they parted unhappily on a mission. Terrorist attacks draw them back together to hunt down those who are killing government agents and AGI members as well as attacking the U.S. government. Despite misunderstandings between them and being overprot [...]

    13. 5 amazingly awesome starsVictor has been surrounded by danger for decades as a result of his career but when someone very close to him is targeted, he is forced to once again work with the one woman who makes him feel different than any other. The woman that got away 8 years ago. The woman that is the ultimate game changer for him.Marissa is a CIA agent who walked away from Victor 8 years ago after learning things about him she couldn't deal with having in her life. Now, threats have forced them [...]

    14. Another great addition to the Guardian Series. The action scenes are similar to Jason Bourne and Evelyn Salts’ stunts. Add the steamy scenes between Viktor Baran and Marissa Cole and you have a story which captures your imagination until the final pages of the book.We met Viktor in the first book about Jack and Maia in Fire and Ice. He is Maia Pierce’s rescuer, mentor and boss. He is an ex-Special Force ranger. The leader of a covert, highly-skilled group of men and women called AGS. He is e [...]

    15. This was such a great addition to the series! I found it to be much more "emotional" than the others--not just with the main H and h, but with the other characters too. I found myself shocked, and tearing up more than once. I really loved the main characters--Viktor is a great possessive, alpha male, who even though claims the h as his early on in the story, really goes through a period of growth as a character to realize exactly what she is to him. Marissa, the heroine, is strong, but she is no [...]

    16. Receive an ARC for reviewLOVE this series. Sorry to see it end but loved how different and similar each book was for the top guardians. As Viktor is the bad ass boss in the other books who is considered cold hearted and able to make the hard decisions. Marissa gives Viktor a run for his money as he cannot control her and keep her safe since she works for black ops for the CIA. Of course she learns that what Viktor did make her leave him 8 years prior comes to light that she made a decision witho [...]

    17. I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review, so here it is. I love this Guardian series. Each story is of a different guardian and their fierce loyalty and protection of their country and those they love. AGS lead is Viktor Baran and he is a take no prisoners kind of person. He will do anything to protect other guardians. While working on cases his contact at the CIA is Marissa Cole and the sparks fly between them each time they are close. He wants more and she doesn't wan [...]

    18. Second chance for the hot alpha male and the very-rare alpha female makes sparks!This is my second read of this second-chance romantic suspense novel, and this time I read it out loud to my hubby. This book is by far my favorite of the Guardians series because, wellVIKTOR. He is tall, stubborn, insanely good looking, stubborn, set in his ways, stubborn, and a blond hero, which isn't found much these days. Marissa is equally stubborn and still hurting from her first chance with Viktor eight years [...]

    19. Another brilliant read by this author.I am a huge fan of this author and think she has a talent that could one day make her famous. Victoria Paige writes with intelligence and depth that makes me feel like she is an ex-agent who worked for the government and knows how to kick butt.The first part to this story just about killed me and I was glad to see that things were not as they seemed.I can honestly say that my first instinct was to not like Viktor because he had a coldness that showed emotion [...]

    20. 3.5 stars. The writing continues to improve. There were things I enjoyed about this book - particularly the last 33%. (Except for the h's freak out. I thought the whole (view spoiler)[ leave him at the hospital and then leave for six months (hide spoiler)] was weird, cowardly, and unforgivable.)THe relationship in the first 33% happened a little too fast. Maybe because they had been involved YEARS before. But I just didn't get a good sense of why they wanted each other or an emotional convection [...]

    21. 4.75 StarsWhen you look up slightly crazy possessive alpha male its Viktor dangling handcuffs. Ive read the previous 2 books of this series so this tension btw Marissa and Viktor was no surprise. Every time she was within arms length of him the tension and the hunger in Viktor was palpable through the pages. Yeah, I said it the book had a pulse. It was a movie in a book. MIssion Impossible w/lots of hot scenes. PS: To author, Bravo for a cinematic opener. That was a female Daniel Craig in the la [...]

    22. I was privileged to receive this book by the author for a honest review.*No Spoilers*This series is FREAKING awesome! I waited for Viktor's book ever since Fire and Ice and I can honestly say, "I was not disappointed"! In Smoke and Shadows we got everything we've come to expect from Ms. Paige. Checklist: alpha male, kickass female (Marissa), excitement, action, heartbreak, love, steamy sex, and justice. Plus, we got to see our beloved characters from the previous Guardian books! There is not one [...]

    23. I have received this ARC in exchange for an honest review and here it is5 be-still-my-heart-it's-Victor's-story stars, baby!!Dear Lord, I missed those guys!The book of Victor dare I say, the best nope, can't say that, 'cause I'm still so attached to Jack and Maia's story ;) but still really, really close second.This one had the brilliant plot, the breath-taking twists, and more action to keep you panting than having to run a mile. The whole gang is there and they're working to help bring peace i [...]

    24. Wonderful story! This is an amazing addition to the series. We get to know more about Viktor and in one word, he is “intense.” He and Marissa have more than one disagreement over his dominate nature. It was wonderful getting re-acquainted with the characters from previous books. There was lots of action, intrigue, suspense and twists and turns. Absolutely wonderful book with vivid characters. The romance between Viktor and Marissa was intense, just like Viktor, and the sex was hot. I recomme [...]

    25. I received this book for a complimentary copy.I'm going to try to make this short, sweet, and to the pointENOMENAL job on wrapping up this AMAZING book was HOTTTT!I absolutely loved seeing a different side of Viktor. This is one book I plan on revisitinge writing level was amazing, the scenes vivid, the action; was jam packed! I also loved how Jack and Maia, and Derek and Sophie continued their stories in this book also; this takes pure skill to incorporate so many characters, and tell [...]

    26. This book was hot!!!!! I cuddled up by the fire and read the entire book in one sitting. I liked the first 2 books enough to give them four stars. This one got one of my extremely hard to earn 5 stars. Victoria Paige really pulled out all the stops. This was a fast paced, roller coaster ride but with a sizzling hot romance between the Alpha of the Alphas, Viktor who is head of AGS and Marissa a CIA Black ops agent who is an alpha female who won't take to caveman tactics. In the first pages of th [...]

    27. I was sooo looking forward to Viktor's story. Not disappointed at all. He is even more dominant and badass than I could ever imagine. I honestly take my hat at Marissa and how she handles him. Need a iron spine, steeled nerves and a lot of attitude. However his vulnerable side, when it shows, balances the rest and let you see the man behind the commando.In this 3rd book, all characters are in danger and trying to protect their loved ones and country. A lot of actions, some moments that nearly le [...]

    28. The political intrigue in this story was really well-written. Totally an action-packed story from page one. Love me some well-written, uncontrived dialogue in my stories and this one did not disappoint. I loved Marissa and that she did not put up with Viktor's crap but forced him to be human least with her. This was one of those stories that I wanted to read the ending first just to make sure everything and everyone comes out alive and happybut I restrained myself like a good little reader

    29. Must read alert!!! Smoke and shadows score on all levels! Well written, with characters that are so scorching hot and sexy, but wounded in so many senses that you can't help to get attached! Fully packed with action, twists and plots, this book would make a wonderful hollywood production!! High on alpha males the story is still completely owned by Viktor!!! Ha! Viktor, Viktor Just amazing!!! What can i say more than I loved every minute of this story, i didn't want it to end! I just hope to read [...]

    30. This an action packed romance with great sex. Marissa walked away from Viktor eight years ago and he is ready to get her back. He will let nothing get in his way of claiming her including Marissa. He is an alpha to the core and can be a tad overprotective. Marissa is willing to be submissive in the bedroom but not in their everyday lives. These two clash but Viktor is not giving up. Add bad guys bent on revenge and you have a great book.

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