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Published by Kensington Publishing Corp. on 2013-03-05
Genres: Paranormal, Science Fiction, Steampunk
Reviewed by Jo
The Chosen: a prophecy older than dirt and more dangerous than death. Even as they perfected steam-powered gadgetry and rounded up varmints from Hell, the Jackson brothers didn't believe in it. But when the chips are down, three brothers named for weapons aren't going out without a fight. . .A Walk On The Wild SideAttorney by day, demon-hunter by night, Remington Jackson is used to being on the sunny side of the law, even in the Wild West. But it's showdown time, and Remy and his brothers are getting desperate. They don't have the relic they need to slam the door shut on evil--so Remy is going to have to find and steal part of it. Enter China McGee, shapeshifter, thief, beauty, and current prisoner. When Remy offers her freedom in exchange for a little light-fingered help, she's pretty sure she's going to end the association with a good old-fashioned seductive double cross. But there's something about fighting through a jungle full of Mayan ruins that makes you want to settle down together. China could change. Remy might be special. But none of that matters if the devil takes them all. . .
China McGee is a woman of many talents, she is a shape shifter, thief, beautiful and, at the moment, she is a prisoner thanks to one of the Jackson brothers. China is already planning her escape from the prison when who appears but yet another Jackson brother who says he is her attorney and is getting her out. Of course, his price is her agreeing to use her talents to help him locate something.
Remington “Remy” Jackson grew up as a demon hunter. It was the family business after all, but now he is also an attorney. When Remy gets a message from his brother about China, he decides to not only get her out, but to have her help him and his brothers locate the final lost section of the book that will fulfill a legend and hopefully save the world from destruction.
China agrees to help, but the entire time she does, she is planning on how to escape Remy. One little problem with that is Remy is anticipating her and also the intense attraction that has sprung up between them. Remy and China begin what should have been a simple retrieval and end up traveling to an ancient forest filled with ruins and learning that shape shifters really don’t do well in submarines. Time is running short as the days get closer to the date stated in the legend and finally China and Remy have their portion of the book. To save the world, they are going to have to join up with the other Jackson brothers and their loves to complete the final steps and hope that, between them all, they can figure out the answers to the final clues in the legend before all heck breaks loose. Having the book whole finally is only part of the answer and time is truly running out to solve that final clue – can they do it in time?
A demon hunter and a shape shifter find love while teaming up to save the world from the worse type of demons. Remy and China discover much more than the final answers to the clues of an old legend in The Chosen. I could hardly wait to read Remy’s story after reading those of his brothers and, of course, I had my own theories on just what the clues of the legend meant. I would have never guessed that Remy and China would find the love that they did and yet it was so natural as it happened to them. There were several times that I ended up laughing at the exchanges between Remy and China. I knew that their love was solid by the time they met up with the other Jackson brothers and their loves. I just knew that between them they had to win the day and solve the legend in time. I loved that it was the women who figured out the final clue and what it turned out to be. When the countdown arrived to the zero hour, the final battle was all I was hoping for. While I’m sorry to see the end of this series, I know that I only have to pull out the books again and I can relive all the suspense, battle of good and evil and watch as love keeps winning the day. The Chosen is steampunk romance at its finest with suspense, mystery, passion and humor all wrapped up into a plot that keeps you turning the page. While you really don’t need to read the books in order, I would suggest reading the first two The Slayer and The Hunter prior to reading The Chosen because it all comes together and so do the characters in the final chapter.