Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Review: Out Of The Shadows by Tiffany Snow

Title: Out Of The Shadows
The Tangled Ivy Trilogy #3
Author: Tiffany Snow
Publisher: Montlake Romance

(From Goodreads)

Ivy Mason is no stranger to trouble—though so far she’s always managed to outrun or outsmart it. Now a nasty man-made virus and an FBI manhunt have her desperate for a cure and on the run for her freedom. Even her romance with British secret agent Devon Clay may have deadly consequences, placing her squarely in the crosshairs of a shadowy international assassin, Vega.

Devon is determined to take Vega out, but first he must make sure beautiful Ivy is out of danger. When she escapes FBI custody, the couple rekindles their passion and sets off on a pulse-pounding adventure across the United States and around the globe. En route, Ivy and Devon discover new truths about their nemeses—revelations that will test the limits of their love.

In this thrilling conclusion to the Tangled Ivy trilogy, Ivy Mason learns that the path to justice—and love—is more complicated and fraught with danger than she ever could have imagined.


The pace is slower as focus shifts more towards Ivy and Devon's relationship in this final book in the Tangled Ivy Trilogy. There is still plenty of intrigue, new secrets to uncovered and loose ends to be tied, as the protagonists look for answers.

I've struggled throughout the previous two books to personally identify with Devon and to actually like Ivy. So up until now, I haven't felt invested in them as a couple. This time round, their relationship felt palpable because the pretence and pretentiousness is gone. What is left are two damaged people who found and fell in love with each other, both doubting whether they have a future together...fighting for their lives. The drama takes us from Florida to the far north of Scotland. Betrayal is revealed, truths uncovered, with a dark cloud of uncertainty hanging over Ivy and Devon's future.

To sum up, I'll remember The Tangled Ivy series for the exciting suspenseful plot-line. Tiffany really knows how to pull the unexpected out of the bag. The romance was secondary for me and didn't hold my interest but became believable in the end.

Lastly, for fans of The Kathleen Turner Series, there is a nice Easter egg for you!

3.5 stars

***arc received courtesy of Montlake Romance via Netgalley***