Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Review: Gold Shimmer (In the Shadows #4) by P.T. Michelle (GIVEAWAY)

Gold Shimmer (In the Shadows #4)Title: Gold Shimmer
Series: In the Shadows, #4
Author: P.T. Michelle
Category: Contemporary Romance
Genre: New Adult
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
*book received in exchange for a fair and honest review*
I never thought that my plan to crash a masked party to exact a bit of revenge would fall apart so easily. It was a foolproof plan. The absolute best scenario. Moon-and-stars-aligned worthy. No one would suspect I was anyone other than the wealthy, self-absorbed girl I pretended to be. The one who would wreak havoc that night. 

Then again, I also didn’t plan on running into a wall of sharp wit and steely determination named Calder. The captivating Navy SEAL might’ve called me by Celeste’s name, but he refused to let me hide my true self from him. His special brand of honest, seductive charm was impossible to resist. He was confident and demanding…and everything I wanted. But the deeper I fell, the higher the stakes rose while playing a role. So I held onto our intense connection for as long as I could, knowing that he would never know me as Cass.

When an unexpected turn of events gives me a second chance to see Calder again, of course the opportunity comes with strings attached. I had no idea how dangerously tangled and deeply knotted those strings would become, but for the one man who gave me the courage to live my life for me again, I’d do just about anything.

Even become someone else.

Note: GOLD SHIMMER is meant for readers 18+ due to mature content. This is the first book in the BLACK SHADOWS duet, Cass and Calder's story. The duet falls within the main IN THE SHADOWS series. To read the other books in the IN THE SHADOWS series, check out books 1-3: MISTER BLACK, SCARLETT RED, and BLACKEST RED, Talia and Sebastian's story.

My Review

Gold Shimmer was a wonderful, sexy, steamy, intense, suspenseful, and great read. I really loved it. I loved to finally see Calder, get inside his head, and get a glimpse of his story. I really enjoyed Cass. She’s another deep character I am very much happy to see more of, and to learn about.

Both characters I just instantly fall for. Calder, such a deep dominating character, and Cass, who is such a strong and resilient person.  I couldn’t get enough of Calder. And I loved watching him interact with Cass. He eludes sexiness and this strong demeanor I just loved so much.  Cass, like I said, is a resilient person, who would do anything for the people she cares about, even if it meant putting her own desires and wishes to the side. I think I adored that about her.

Watching them enter each other lives, and the obstacles they go through had me on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what was going to happen next.  Their relationship, well, it’s filled with angst and moments that made my heart pinch.  I will say, by the end, I loved the events that took place and where they were. Though that ending makes me desperate for the next book.

The steaminess was just right! Oh, but I also wanted more. It had me all giddy and excited. And I pretty much ate up those parts. 

The movement through most of the book is nicely done. The pacing kept me enthralled and wanting more; to discover what is going to happen next. Though the book isn’t too long the story never felt rushed. The transitions between characters and the passage of time flowed well also. The suspense was so powerful. I really couldn’t guess as to what was going to happen next. I loved seeing the glimpses of Cass’s and Calder’s past. It allowed me to see who they are and why they are the way they are.

Patrice’s writing style is so fluid, so ingenious in the movement and description. I easily get lost in the worlds that she creates. And of course, this book was no different.  She’s so good with suspense and keeping me on my toes, guessing as to what is going to happen.

All in all, Gold Shimmer is an absolutely wonderful addition to this steamy series.  And I can’t wait for more. 

Purchase Links

The price will go up not long after GOLD SHIMMER releases


Gold Shimmer can be read without having first read the previous three books in the series, but if you would like to start from the beginning with Sebastian and Talia’s story, book 1, MISTER BLACK, is FREE

Also Available 

#1 Mister Black


#2 Scarlett Red


#3 Blackest Red


About the Author:

P.T. Michelle is the NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY and International Best Selling author of the Contemporary romance series IN THE SHADOWS, the YA/New Adult crossover series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, and the romance series: BAD IN BOOTS, KENDRIAN VAMPIRES and SCIONS (listed under Patrice Michelle). She keeps a spiral notepad with her at all times, even on her nightstand. When P.T. isn't writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.



  1. Pretty cover and great to hear it was intense and steamy!

  2. I want to read this series so bad! I just never seem to have the time to finally dive into them. I know I am going to love them because you love them! Awesome review!

  3. I am reading this one right now... hurrying to get it done to get my review up! Almost 20% into it now! I loved the beginning though... and loving Calder!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  4. Wow! This author sounds like such an amazing writer. I love when an author can keep me on my toes and writes characters that I love. Excellent Review Magen :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape


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