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Take a chance.

Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin doesn’t trust easily, and he most certainly doesn’t trust spies. He’ll work with them if ordered to, but that doesn’t mean he has to like it. Except Agent Sean Delaney is proving to be the exception to the rule. There’s something about Sean that gets under Alexei’s skin and won’t let go. Alexei would be lying if he said he wasn’t interested in what lay beneath the agent’s mask. When they’re assigned together for a mission, Alexei vows to keep Sean safe all while trying to coax the hot agent into his bed.

Hold onto hope.

Agent Sean Delaney has spent his entire adult life living a lie for his country. When the MDF tasks him with finding evidence of criminal wrong-doing against the owner of a private military company, Sean knows exactly how to play the game to get what he wants. He just doesn’t know how to handle Alexei’s advances, nor his own attraction to the younger soldier. Being a spy is lonely work, and Sean knows he should keep his distance, but saying no to Alexei is impossible from the moment they first kiss.

In a world of lies, the truth can be deadly.

When the mission takes a turn for the worse, the only thing left to do is run. In the wake of betrayal, and in the path of danger, can their fragile trust survive the battle?

In the Shadows is a steamy gay sci-fi military romance with a HFN ending that skirts HEA. There is military violence within the story that may not be suitable for everyone, as well as explicit intimate scenes not suitable for listeners under the age of 18. This is a direct sequel to In the Ruins and listening to the previous audiobooks in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.

©2017 Hailey Turner (P)2019 Hailey Turner

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  • Erika
  • 10-05-2019

OMG! I need the next one, amazing!

Hailey Turner's writing is so damn amazing! I don't know why I waited so long to read/listen to this series!! There is just so much action that's written with such careful and amazing detail, I feel like I am there witnessing everything go on. I feel like I'm there. This team is truly an alpha team so professional and poised and on it. I loved that this book focused on Alexei, I really wanted to hear his side of the story and his life, though I did miss Kyle and Jamie haha. Sean and Alexei are super cute and Sean helps bring this story closer to the enemy. The action in this book had me on edge, the emotional side and action side were both amazing. Greg Boudreaux does an amazing job changing his voice for the characters, I do have to say that his voice for Alexei is one of my favorites!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-10-2019

Change up Thats oh so satisfying

The scene change of this book from the last was refreshing and keeps the series from becoming dull. Discovering a whole new dynamic from a fresh perspective that will have you panting in your earbuds.

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  • W. Floyd
  • 11-09-2019

Techno-Thriller Romance with a Great Narration

In The Shadows is book 3 in the highly addictive and entertaining Metahumans Series by Hailey Turner. This book is written from Sean and Alexei's POV , so their developing relationship takes the main stage. This subplot is interwoven with the other plots and advances the story main arc. Greg Boudreaux voice is mesmerising . His pacing is great and the way he convey emotions and sexy times are rousing and hot AF. Perfect for this very steamy and romantic series. At this point of my review , I don't need to say who is who and what is the plotline in The Metahumans Series as for you to get to this point , you must have listened to book 1 and 2 . These books aren't standalone ; need to read it in the chronological order they were published.

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  • L.D.
  • 05-09-2020

Shadows and Secrets

This is the third book in the Metahuman series and it definitely should NOT be read on its own. This series has an overarching plot line with a lot of character development that occurs in the previous two books. Reading this book on its own will not be as enjoyable as reading it after the first two books. Alexi Dvorkin and Sean Delaney finally get their love story. I was so excited for their book since I’ve been in love with Alexi the first time I met him. He’s so gruff and unapologetic with an unwavering loyalty to his team and family. He deserves wonderful things in live and Sean is exactly what he needs. Sean—this poor man living his double life, I was so happy when the truth was finally revealed to his family. The plot for this book was exciting and had me on the edge of my seat. Hailey Turner does such a fantastic job with all her action scenes. There was not one part of this book that I did not love. Greg Boudreaux narrated this audiobook, just like he did for the previous two books. He really does such a wonderful job with the character voices –especially those Russian accents. I really love his performance and thoroughly enjoyed myself as I listened to this book. I highly recommend it.

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  • Shelly Trimble
  • 05-06-2020

FABBY!!!!

I absolutely LOVE this series. What could be better than the military, suspense and romance. This is the second time I am listening to the books. All I can say is keep them coming!

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  • Tory Thai
  • 18-04-2020

Best story so far, least favorite romance

Probaby by favorite story but least favorite romance out of this series so far. The story events were much more fun to read, lot of action packed sequences and all of the characters you have gotten to know by now are using their powers in full force. For the first time in the series i really felt like i can actually distinguish who's doing what and what their powers are. Theres a lot of cooperation this time around with all the members and combining their powers for the story events. I do like the pair up between the 2 MCs and how they work together. Its neat to see them do some under cover stuff and how they navigate their mission that way. I do like more when the pairing is split and all the members get together because it creates a chaotic, but easy to read, mess of powers being used. The romance is cute, by now though it felt kinda unnatural, didn't really feel as seamless as the last few books. Its sometime forgettable too other then a few fun lust filled moments between them. I think the romance really took a backseat mostly because main over arcing story line became more of the focus instead of building the relationship between the romantic characters. The relationship building occured more for the entire team as a whole as i finally can really get to know all of them and their quirks better. Still recommend it highly if you're liking this series =) the m/m romance subplot is a good bonus to a fun action flick type story this series is evolving into.

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  • Wild Pig
  • 07-02-2020

I just love this series...

Hailey, I'm enjoying these. Even though they are not really stand alones, I look forward to the next one, which I have purchased and am starting this weekend. Greg, Bravo..you are these characters, and I appreciate you. Listener, start from the first one, don't worry about the little short stories in between that you have to buy for too much for too short a story, but get into the full novels and I think you'll find the development and story line quite intriguing.

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  • Dixiecowgirl060
  • 14-08-2019

Wow!! Just love Alexei and Sean together!

Wow!! Just love Alexei and Sean together! Loved the narration!! I listened all day... totally caught up in the story!! Action, romance, high stakes card games, suspense, fighting incredible odds and finding a way to survive and win some. Both of the MC's are just incredible together whether they are working or loving. You can feel their connection as they find their way through all the barriers that are thrown their way. I love these guys and the team together totally rocks! The story-line was compelling and the writing flowed really well!!

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  • songbird
  • 23-05-2019

Loves these characters

This is another great book in the series. The characters are complex and they all work together to create a great team. Their missions are exciting and full of action!! Can’t wait to listen to the next one!!

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  • Bookobessed
  • 15-05-2019

WOW!!!

Alexei and Sean do not have a cute meet or even cutsy moments in the beginning of their relationship but it is more impact with how they interact with each other and develop their own relationship amid the chaos and betrayals. This is action packed and will leave you wondering what happened as they forge their own way through everything standing in their way. Make a note: you really should read the first two books to get all the details of Alexei and Sean as well as a true understanding of the world that is build here.

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  • Emma Burbidge
  • 08-05-2019

Undercover lives of metahumans...hot!

So when Agent Sean Delaney runs into problems during an undercover op, it's up to Alexei and his Alpha team to save the day. These metahumans all have different abilities and specialities, so they work well together when Sean is seconded to the team in order to bring down a criminal with family ties to a Casino mogul. Alexei and Sean seem to work well together both on and off the job, so when things heat up and the team comes to their aid, things go boom around them. I really enjoyed all the intrigue and action...what a car chase! There is plenty to entertain and enthral with some hot man on man loving thrown in for good measure. Highly recommended for all fans of fantasy/sci-fi paranormal action-adventure MM romance and of the Metahuman Files/Hailey Turner in particular. Greg Boudreaux is spectacular as always in bringing these characters to life and making us live the story along with them.

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 04-05-2019

Amazing

What fabulous book to listen to, I loved the book but listening toGreg Boudreaux was another experience he brought the characters to life with his excellent take on them all, he owned this story and gave it depth this is the second in the series and I will get all these as soon as they come on Audible. Definitely worth listening too.

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  • Mrs. E. J. Curtis
  • 25-08-2020

Great story

A well written story with and interesting concept. The characters are likeable and the narration is very good.

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  • A. Coon
  • 08-10-2019

A**

This series of books is well written and Grey Boudreaux is amazing. There is depth to the characters and realism of the futurist world is excellent.

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  • Sabbath
  • 20-08-2019

Absolutely gripping!

Turner has created an amazing new world with the Metahuman Files series. I found myself unable to stop listening and was thoroughly engaged in this book. Boudreaux's narration adds life to these amazing characters. This plot is not for the feint of heart and NOT a stand alone.

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  • OCorkyO
  • 20-07-2019

Perfect

these books have a wonderful equal amount of action sex and fun ... the narator is perfect keep them coming please thank you

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  • Lisa Hughes
  • 08-05-2019

This series just gets better and better

The plot twists just keep coming, which kept me interested right to the the end. The relationship unfolded well and the balance between romance and heat was good. Greg Boudreaux's narration was in point as always. I love this world.

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  • Cassi
  • 05-05-2019

I love this series so much!

Gah! these are just so good! detailed complex Story and the characters are just so great even the background characters are so well thought out and steal your heart. I've been waiting for this one forever and it really delivered. Greg is always amazing and he really nailed this one!

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 01-05-2019

Loved it!

This was an excellent audiobook. Great writing, characters and story, brought to life with great narration. I can’t wait to listen to more from Hailey.

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  • Eisenthal
  • 30-04-2019

Amazing!

Was a much anticipated book and it didn’t disappoint. Absolutely fabulous. Great story translated brilliantly by Greg into audible. Highly recommended

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