After being brought back from death, police officer Jackson Waverly receives the shock of his life: He has become host to a Bodywalker, a spirit that is reborn in flesh and blood, and part of a proud, ancient race that uses its extraordinary gifts to battle dark, evil forces. Jackson's spirit is a powerful one-none other than the Egyptian pharaoh Menes, who longs to reunite with his eternal love, the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut.
While Menes is obsessed with finding the perfect vessel for his queen, Jackson cannot stop thinking about Dr. Marissa Anderson, the gorgeous precinct shrink who keeps pushing him to confront his grief over the loss of his K-9 partner. But what Marissa really arouses most in Jackson is intense desire, which is exactly what Menes is looking for. To fight a great enemy, pharaoh and queen must join; but to host Hatshepsut, Marissa will first have to die.
Fate has given Jackson a profound choice: Save Marissa from Menes's plan or keep an entire species from the brink of extinction.
©2013 Jacquelyn Frank (P)2013 Tantor
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I wanted to love this book, but I am totally on the fence with this whole series. Which is a shame since I’ve devoured every book that JF has written. However, I just don’t care for the whole “bodywalker” thing. Two souls sharing the same body is too confusing to me. Although this book wasn’t quite as confusing as the first one, it still felt like a “ménage à everybody!".
I got this book because it was Jackson’s story and he was my favorite character from Forbidden. Wow! He did not disappoint in this one. The narration was great too.
Unfortunately, Jackson and Xe Sands still didn’t make this a 5 star listen for me. I guess I will have to wait until JF writes another series. In the meantime, I’ll take a pass on the bodywalkers.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Good second instalment into the Nightwalker world - a love story with lots of supernaturals and their lore of sharing a human's body with a race of long dead Ancients who are each given the chance to come back every 100 years to continue the fight against the Templars who want to take over and control the Nightwalkers.
The last book finished as Jackson took the chance offered him when he died and now he happily shares his body with the very alpha Egyptian Pharaoh Menes who is pinning away for his Queen so, apart from protecting her, they try desperately to convince Marissa (a psychiatrist and someone Jackson had been drooling over) to allow her body to be shared with the deity.
JF builds and explains the Nightwalker world and what they can and can't do and we learn, along with Marissa, the longing that Menes and Jackson have for her to say yes to their heartfelt proposal. However, Jackson wants to seduce her into it (and he does a mighty fine job too) but Menes wants to be more forceful. There's romance, passion, excitement, gargoyles that come to life, action, sex (not too graphic), sub plots and a powerful evil entity has been released so the plot is building up to eventually be cataclysmic.
Worth a credit? Yes, any paranormal romance lover should enjoy the heartfelt decision that Marissa has to make. Unfortunately, it looks like we will have to wait til early next year for book 3 Forsaken - Leo's story (boo hoo).
I guess what I liked most about this book is Marissa. She is a strong intelligent woman who opens her mind to the world of the bodywalkers. But I guess for the second installment of this series I really wanted to see or hear more from Hatshepsut and how she will have to cope with coming back again to her dominating Menes. It is wonderful to see how Menes steps back to let Jackson and Marissa find their way. I would recommend getting this one on sale. There are strong characters and Jacquelyn is trying to build this world of the bodywalkers.
The majority of Jacquelyn’s books are narrated by Xe Sands and she does do a good job of bring the books to life.
I am addicted to audiobooks. It makes my 1 hour (each way) commute go by without me becoming an agressive driver. lol
This book represents the awesomeness that Ms. Frank has delivered in all of her other books. This series has proven to be very addicting. Moving the story to another character that was introduced in a previous book and understanding why this person has been chosen to have his own story is great. The author does a great job of building the relationship between Jackson and Marissa and introducing Marissa to the life of the Nightwalker. The narration by Xe Sands was excellent, as in the other books. I am looking forward to her next book in this series "Forsaken".
Great narrator, love the story however, I had a hard time listening to the torture scenes, there was way too much detail for my taste. I never listen to these types of books but it was recommend because of the great love story. well worth the credits for this series though..I'd recommend it!
Audio books are just my cup of tea!
Loved the first book in this series....but, a whole book on Jackson and Marissa was a bit much. A lot of longing but not much else. The story of the Templars etc. really went no where. I may try book three but still on the fence.
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