Thursday, August 30, 2012

Review: Fair Game by Taylor Keating

Fair Game
Author: Taylor Keating
Release Date: Aug 28, 2012
Publisher: Tor
Guardian Book #3
ISBN:   0765365499
ISBN13: 9780765365491
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Video-game designer River Weston has seen her world torn apart. The streets of Earth have filled with looting, sickness, and fighting, but River knows that she is in a unique position to help. Drawing on her Fae magic, she creates a computer-generated program called Hollow Man, designed to protect humans during battle.

Worlds away, Guardian Chase Hawkins has finally returned to his own body after years of astral projection. His mission now that he’s back: retrieve River, who is walking a dark path without even knowing it, and strip her world of the technology that has brought it to ruin.

Hawk and his team arrive on Earth only to discover that River’s new computer program endangers the world all on its own. An old human virus has resurrected and mutated with a computer virus inside of Hollow Man, and it’s spreading uncontrollably. Hawk is convinced it’s too late to save Earth…but River isn’t ready to give up hope yet.

River and Hawk find themselves on opposing sides, yet drawn together stronger than ever before. But a future with both of them in it could mean walking paths darker than either of them could ever have imagined.

FAIR GAME is book 3 in the Guardian series. We left off book 2 with Hawk being sent back to his own body and River being left in her world. FAIR GAMES starts up right after that then jumps about 4 months later in a short amount of time. 
In FAIR GAME the characters are easy to like, the bad guys are easy to hate. The situations are crazy, intense and full of suspenseful action. The world that Taylor Keating writes about is full of interesting scenarios and dangerous beings, I would never have guessed the Guardian books are written by a team of 2, it flows well.  Its crazy how the technology River has created works and how it benefits the "demons". The romance between Hawk and River continues to be intense and full of passion. There were a few things in book 3 I would have liked to have known more about (River's Fae Grandfather, The death of her half family members) But I still enjoyed it with the information that was given.

A lot of things get settled in FAIR GAME, I'm not sure if there are any more books planned in the series but I would be happy with FAIR GAME being the last book if that were the case. 

I gave it 3.5/5 stars