Christine Feehan is one of my all-time favorite authors. Her recent books have been some of my favorites, but TOXIC GAME didn’t work for me. This is the 15th book in the GhostWalkers series, but the third book in what has been a mini series arc following one of the GhostWalker teams. GhostWalkers are men and women with enhanced genes to make them better, stronger, faster, smarter than regular people.
Shylah and Draden meet tracking a deadly hemorrhaging virus along the same lines as Ebola. While following the virus, they both become infected and only have days to live while they’re kept in isolation in the jungle. Now, if you’ve read CF’s books before, you know that she can make almost anything sexy. Unfortunately, she couldn’t make two characters dying from an awful disease in a swampy jungle sexy. Nothing about rashes and illness speaks of romance to me, and since this was the slowest burn Feehan novel I’ve ever read, I have to think it wasn’t sexy for Shylah or Draden either.
Ms. Feehan was quoted saying this was her most romantic novel ever, and I would have to agree in some ways. The connection and laughter between the main characters kept me from giving this book a lower rating. Shylah was fun and funny which matched Draden’s personality. He was actually pretty darn chill for a Feehan alpha hero.
The worst part about this book, besides the gross disease, was that I was bored! I can honestly say a Christine Feehan novel has never bored me before TOXIC GAME. Not much happens in the middle of this book. Shylah and Draden basically sat around sick and they talked a lot. It helped their connection but not the plot. I just think the whole premise was missing something. You don’t even really need to read this for the overarching plot GhostWalker plot. Nothing happens in that regard either.
Overall, I am still one of Ms. Feehan’s biggest fans, and I will absolutely continue reading every book she releases. TOXIC GAME just missed the mark.
**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**
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