Our world is being judged and even they remain unaware.
Michelle, another young woman with an unexplainable gift, finds herself surrounded by the previously undiscovered werewolf society. Kept prisoner for the predictions that torment her, she meekly follows orders waiting for her opportunity to run. When her stepfather dies, she takes a chance and escapes.
After witnessing Blake, her captor, grow canines, she knows he will do anything to find her. She needs a place to hide and someone to listen to her predictions so her head doesn’t explode, but knows there’s nowhere she can hide forever, and no one who can protect her… unless she can find someone just like him.
Part of the fur wearing faction wants to use her, another part strives to keep her safe. The second book of the Judgement of the Six series will raise more questions about the purpose of these gifted few and Michelle will need to fight for answers. Will what she discovers be enough to help her keep those she loves safe from an emerging evil?
Read my Golden Olive review for Hope(less) here
I wouldn't recommend reading these books as stand alones because they each seem to build off of pertinent information from the other novels. (Mis)fortune follows a gifted woman named Michelle. She has the ability to see the future...for the stock market. Michelle views her gift as more of a curse, and that's proven true because Blake, a man who has kept Michelle and her young brothers captive, uses it against her to keep her in his control.
Michelle's life seems hopeless, until one evening she's given a chance to escape. She and her brothers take that opportunity to flee, but they are quickly followed. Luckily, Michelle stumbles upon Emmitt. Emmitt is on his way home after being released from the military, and when he notices Michelle and her brothers are in trouble, he intervenes.
With no safe place to go, and still on the run from the man who kept her captive year after year, Michelle grudgingly places her trust in this man who risked his life to save her. Emmitt brings the trio to his property hidden off the beaten path and gives her shelter, and for the first time in a long time, Michelle can finally breathe.
Michelle's visions for the future begin to change while in the presence of this new man who makes her heart flutter and puts her at ease and makes her feel uneasy all at the same time. She's scared and confused and tries to guard her heart, keeping a distance from the handsome man who seems to have a secret. Emmitt understands her hesitancy toward him, and he treats her with so much tender care that it gripped my heart. He approaches the situation with caution and sincerity. Thought there is no denying the fire between them.
As with the first book Hope(less), Ms. Haag weaves intimacy into her story with care. Her novels are appropriate for a wide variety of romances readers. Not ostracizing anyone for the sake to appease a few with raunchy and explicit sex. Intimacy and romance leap of the pages as Michelle learns the scary truth to what Emmitt and his family really are, and he's quick to assure her that she's safe and protected under his watchful eyes.
This is a paranormal romance, following the tales of a few gifted women and their destined mates who happen to be wolf shifters. I love the direction that Ms. Haag takes on this tried and true romantic troupe, and she does it with flare. She has created something different with her stories, and I'm very much looking forward to continuing this series. Readers are given more information behind the Judgement that's coming, and what it means for the gifted women featured. There's action and danger lurking behind the romance, and I feel that there's a good balance of focus on the growing relationship between Emmitt and Michelle and what Blake's role in the series is. He's a dangerous man and that's very present here. The conflict and action keeps readers on their toes.
Some unnecessary details got to be a little thick and could have easily been taken out without hindering the story. But regardless I still thought this continuation of the series great. Each new book adds to the growing list of questions, but readers can rest assured that each book has an ending that doesn't leave them unsatisfied. Overall this has been a fantastic series and I'm excited for book 3.
I was very fortunate to snag an interview with Melissa who opened up to me more about her series and what she has in store, and she delves more into the relationships between Michelle and Emmitt from (Mis)fortune and Clay and Gabby from Hope(less).
You can read that interview here.