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Saturday, February 18, 2017

With Love For Romantic Books - Call Me Zhenya by Katriena Knights - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Anna spent two years in prison, but not because she's done something wrong. She's there for her own protection. She works as a secret agent for the Agency and has an extraordinary enhanced brain. Her biggest strength is what's inside her head, but that also makes her a wanted woman and lying low has kept her safe for a while. When someone at the prison wants to harm her Anna knows she can't stay. Evgeni is there to pick her up. She doesn't know Evgeni, but he has the right papers and she's learned not to ask too many questions, so Anna goes with him.

Evgeni is a Volk, a wolf shifter. When he's in wolf form he's strong and the Agency uses Volks as assassins. When Evgeni started to look into the files of the people he had to kill he discovered that the Agency lied to both him and Anna and still they haven't been told the truth. Anna is another person they want to eliminate and Evgeni's goal is to prevent that from happening. Will he be able to save Anna's life and what would it mean for him if he'd sacrifice his career at the Agency and his cover for her? Will she be worth it?

Call Me Zhenya is a fantastic intriguing shifter story. Anna is tough. She's a skilled agent, with and without her enhancement, she's smart and she's able to conquer her fears. Evgeni is supposed to be a danger to her because of the wolf that's inside him, but to survive they have to trust each other. Anna needs Evgeni for her safety, but Evgeni needs Anna as well. They're equally capable and they both have good hearts. Evgeni is friendly despite his job. He's also protective and clever. Together they form a powerful duo, which is what I loved most about the story. There's chemistry and they have a deep and meaningful connection.

Katriena Knights writes about an intriguing world. The Agency employs several special agents with various types of enhanced skill sets, which is an interesting idea. I loved reading about Evgeni's wolf, it is both dangerous and endearing, and Anna's brain works in a fascinating organized way. Katriena Knights describes their abilities with a perfect eye for the right amount of detail and vibrancy, which made the story come to life in a terrific manner. Evgeni and Anna are on the run and their journey is a gripping adrenaline rush. Katriena Knights balances this with kindness and sweet romantic scenes. I loved that combination and think it works very well. Call Me Zhenya is a fantastic shifter story and I highly recommend it.


If you're a fan of shifter stories you shouldn't miss Call Me Zhenya.

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About Katriena Knights

Katriena Knights started writing before she learned to read. Some of her early efforts included poetry like "Ode to a Pancake" and an emotional epic (65 pages) novel about a blind horse who wins the Kentucky Derby.

She has since graduated to more realistic subjects like vampires and extraterrestrials, but somehow some kind of romance always sneaks in (even the blind horse had a sexy boyfriend). She has published a number of contemporary and paranormal romances, and continues to write regularly for a variety of venues.

Katriena currently lives in the mountains of Colorado with her kids, and a variety of pets.




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  1. The book review sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Love the cover too.

  2. This sounds like a great world to get lost in.

  3. Congrats on the new release! It sounds like a fascinating book. I love shifter stories and have added this book to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I *adore* Katriena's BLOOD ON THE ICE (if you have any interest in hockey, vampire stories, or m/m romance at all, try it--I'm aching for a sequel), so I'm intrigued!


  5. This book sounds good. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  6. Great review! It sounds suspenseful!

  7. Looks exciting! (@PeanutHog)

  8. This is definitely one to tell my niece about!