Review: Shadows of Jane (The Shadows Trilogy #1) by Amy Hale

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Colt Henderson is a man who lives for the moment. His past has taught him that life is unpredictable and often disappointing. A confirmed bachelor, he believes that love only exists in fairy tales.

She’s lost, scared, and can’t remember a thing about her past or her identity. She senses all is not as it should be, but without her memory, how does she know what to fear and what to trust? Because of her status as a Jane Doe, she names herself Jane and works to put her life back together. In the process she learns that she possesses unique abilities that certain people will kill for.

Fate throws Colt and Jane together, but they both have a lot to learn about forgiveness and acceptance. Colt’s determination and Jane’s remarkable gifts will send them on a journey they never expected. To survive they will need each other, but sometimes facts are scarier than fiction, and the truth is better left unknown.

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Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

In book one of the Shadows Trilogy, Colt Henderson just lost his father and is taking some time off staying at his dad’s cabin when a soft knock is at the door.  He is surprised to find a young woman at his door who collapses at his feet.  After doing the right thing by taking her to the hospital he can’t stop thinking about her.
Jane has no idea who she is.  She can’t remember.  The doctor tells her she almost died and she is lucky to be alive.  She has to figure out what to do next and who she is.
Colt decides against his better judgment to help her.  He can’t believe how protective he is about her.  When strange things start occurring around her, he should be afraid.  However he becomes more protective of her.  He can’t explain his feelings.  He doesn’t do relationships but with Jane it’s different.
When a fight happens at his place of work and others see what Jane can do, Colt has to hide her.  He knows that it won’t stay a secret for long.  Unbeknownst to them both, she is being hunted and now they know where she is.
I had no idea what to expect from this book.  The beginning intrigued me.  This girl is trying to escape and ends up losing her memory.  The reader has no idea what she is trying to escape from or who she really is.  The possibilities are endless.  So when the author reveals her abilities it adds another layer to the story.  I’m still intrigued.  I like the paranormal twist.
I’m not sure how I feel about the helpless Jane though.  Her character at the beginning was too much of a helpless maiden in distress which tends to annoy me.  So I was glad to see what she was like by the end.

Colt was a typical young bad boy that turns into her protector.  I like how he was shocked at his feelings.  He reacted to several situations just as I expected.  I did like the ending though.  He stepped back and let her do what she needed to do to save them and herself.  I like how Colt comes to accept how he feels.  Nothing like taming a bad boy to make you swoon.  The author did a great job setting it up for the next book.  I give it a 3.5 out of 5.

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