Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Who We Truly Are
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Enhanced #2
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 206 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 14, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Talon’s deadly abilities are spiraling out of control. Desperate to keep Finn safe, Talon struggles to protect the man he loves with all his heart, and not become the greatest risk to Finn’s life.
Finn has no choice but to offer himself as bait for the evil forces kidnapping enhanced children, facing danger he is untrained and unprepared for, and he is having to do it alone.
Does Talon have one last fight in him? Will he slay everyone who wants to destroy Finn and the team, or will he finally discover that to defeat their enemy and the ultimate threat, the biggest battle he has to face is one with himself?
Review: The story of the H.E.R.O. Team continues here with the guys facing some new challenges. You really should read the first book to see how it all came about, but Ms. Sue does a great job at filling in a new reader or refreshing a previous reader’s mind with the important details.
There are a few things going on at this point in the story. The team as a whole is trying to prove their worth which is still difficult with various people opposing them for one reason or another, none of which are good. In the meantime, the Team is on a new case to solve the disappearances of numerous enhanced children. Finn is the one tasked with going undercover as an enhanced teen to help solve the mystery or draw out those involved.
Finn and Talon are moving along, but they have some issues as well. Finn is still trying to prove himself an asset to the team and still struggles with his own feelings of inadequacy. Unfortunately, Talon is having some trouble with his feeling of protectiveness, etc. which end up adding to Finn’s shaky faith in himself. This only makes Finn more determined to prove himself, but it definitely has an affect on their relationship. Luckily, they both work things out by the end of everything.
I love all of these unique characters and their various abilities, and that we learned or got to see more of them in action. There is an exciting twist with Talon’s evolving skills, and it should be interesting to see how this plays out in the future of the Team. There are a lot of potential players throwing possible wrenches into the plans, from shady politicians, to evil parents, with the enhanced thrown right smack into the middle of things.
I wasn’t quite as wowed by this installment as I was by the first, but I believe that is because of the explaining in the beginning of the story, as mentioned above. Once the story moves past that though, it takes off running and kept me turning pages. This story ends on a satisfying note, but there definitely feels like there is more to tell in upcoming books, and I’m really looking forward to seeing where Ms. Sue takes the Team next and how everything will turn out for the enhanced in general when all is said and done.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*