Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Shifting Chaos
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Series: The Sleepless City #4
Heroes: Forge/Blair & Declan/Lucas
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 216 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 7, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Chaos reigns in The Sleepless City, and it’s really beginning to piss Detective Jonas Forge off. He’s got inner demons to battle and a life to build with his new soul mate, Blair Turner. Nothing is going right, and he already feels the universe is conspiring against him when a turn of events he never saw coming flips his world upside down.
Hallucinations grip the town and everyone in it, threatening to tear their precariously built family apart, and the only way forward is to bare all to each other. This means Declan and Blair need to learn to accept one another. Lucas Coate has to move forward without ties to his werewolf pack and live a monogamous life with Declan.
But while Forge and Declan confront horrors from their shared past, Simon learns a terrible truth about vampires—one he couldn’t have imagined in his worst nightmares.
I’m not going to recap the story because I feel like that’ll give away some things…. and I also think the blurb does a pretty good job of summing up what this one is about. What I will say is that I was pretty surprised with all the secrets between Declan, Forge and Simon. I figured since they’ve known each other for decades, they’d know everything about one another so it was a pleasant surprise to realize there were a few things that were still a secret between them.
As characters, I loved getting back to Forge/Blair and Declan/Lucas. Simon and Ben are still in this one but it’s not about ‘them’ as much as it is about the other duo. Considering Declan/Lucas are my favorite couple right now, I really, really enjoyed getting more of their POVs. I also liked the new twist to the story and seeing how everything from the previous books tied into this one.
This was definitely my favorite of the series! My only issue is that I was a little confused on why Blair was sort of immune to the hallucinations. It had something to do with his kidnapping and coins but I think because I couldn’t really remember his kidnapping that much I didn’t really understand how that made him different from the others.
Still, in the end, this was a phenomenal story! I’m so glad we got to see the boys again. It was great to see the banter and bickering between them but also for the characters to recognize that even though they’re mates, that doesn’t automatically mean they know everything about each other so it was interesting to see the dynamics between the group. I absolutely adored watching it play out. I hope this isn’t the end of the series because I really want more of them!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*