Shadow & Ghost: City of Shadows by Lex Veia

Move over urban fantasy authors we have a new kid in town and wow are they good. Shadow & Ghost is a slow burn, fast paced action urban fantasy novel that gripes you from start to finish.

A thrilling new series full of action and the supernatural in a world where dark and light are in a constant battle. An unrepentant thief gets recruited by a merciless assassin, but underneath their masks are two men that end up forming a special connection.

From the blurb:

Kit Winter does not get caught.

As the most infamous thief in America, Kit enjoys a carefree, transient lifestyle—or, he did, until someone slapped a pair of handcuffs around his wrists and offered him an impossible choice: Rot in prison or join the most dangerous division of the Darkmagic Investigation Agency, the Renegades.

Kit’s pretty sure he chose wrong. The Renegades are the most elite fighters in the world—none more so than their legendary dark-witch-killing lieutenant, Zach Riley. Kit is utterly outmatched and unprepared for hunting witches and demons through the dangerous, magic-riddled city of Las Oscura.

But when a routine hellhound hunt turns fatal, Kit’s criminal skillset might be the Renegades’ best shot at tracking a deadly new killer through the shadowy underground—and Kit’s chance to earn his place on the team. However, hunting witches is worlds away from Kit’s old life, and if he wants to survive, he’ll need to learn to trust his team—and balance his burgeoning feelings for a certain lieutenant.

Shadow & Ghost is an action-packed slow-burn romance culminating in some spicy scenes towards the end. Each book in the series will be increasingly spicy as the romance builds.

Molly Otto's review:

Well, this is a debut urban fantasy novel unlike any other. My brain is trying to wrap around this was their first , like really how is that even possible? The way the world is laid put is spellbinding and masterful on a level of some of my favorites, like seriously impressed.

This is a slow burn, low heat, nonstop action tale from start to finish. You are captured in the first chapter and don't let you go until the very end (guys, this is 400+ page book). Ghost & Shadow both made choices that led them on completely different paths, yet when they were thrown together, they meld perfectly. They build their relationship to trust, and eventually, that allows both to be free and happy.

Cannot wait to see what this author has in store for us next.

SNik's review:

First in series (Shadow & Ghost). Paranormal urban fantasy. Military teammates. Close proximity. Opposites attract. Found family. Slow burn. Single POV. 

A thief and a loner for the last 7 years, Kit is known as the Shadow, prides himself on never getting caught, and has to always be on the move. Forced into being part of an elite witch hunting unit, Kit thinks each day will be his last and he will make a run for it, but once he fights to get the team to like him, he doesn’t really want to go. Add to that the scary, sexy, enigmatic leader of the group known as the Ghost, and Kit is constantly flirting and trying to get to know Zach better, even if it may be a dangerous distraction. 

Kit is such a fun character, full of sass, having learned to be a survivor and slowly realizing he does like to rely on others even if it makes him have feelings. This story has tons of action and danger, a great group of secondary characters, and two main characters that are independent and strong but find a special connection that makes them want to work at staying together. A well written and compelling start to a new exciting series, can’t wait to read more adventures with Shadow and Ghost.

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