Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hotter After Midnight (The Midnight Trilogy Book 1) - Cynthia Eden

Dr. Emily Drake's psychotherapy patients tend to be a little unusual. Instead of midlife crises and mother fixations, Emily treats vampires with blood phobias and sex-demons looking for meaningful relationships. But healing these powerful beings requires an important rule: Never trust a shifter. Especially not one like Detective Colin Gyth, whose gold-flecked eyes and predatory air make Emily realize how much she longs to lose control...Colin can't believe the doctor he has to work with on the Night Butcher murder case is the one person who could expose his true identity as a wolf shifter. Smart and sexy, Emily brings out the alpha male in Colin, unleashing a wild desire that takes them both over the edge...But in the shadows, the Night Butcher waits, eager to spill Emily's blood and taste her terror. And he'll use any means to destroy her, including the one person she has grown to trust...


I have GOT to say I totally fell in love with this book!

Colin is a shifter (wolf) and Emily is a human psychiatrist to supers. Emily can sense “Others”…Others are what they call their supernatural beings. Colin first meets Emily in her office one day b/c he needs her help on a case. He immediately is put off not only by her cold exterior but her ability to know what he is. Colin has had a horrible past relating to people finding out what he is so its his number one secret that she seems to know! Emily also has a past that’s a secret. She was once institutionalized for her “gift” AND she found her father after he committed suicide! So lets just say when both meet emotions flare! But being there is a rouge shifter out there killing innocents Emily and Colin are forced to remain civil. Can they do it…can they get past their history and look towards a future that could possibly put them together?

This book really reminded me of the Nalini Singh PSy/Changeling Series. The men are aggressive, protective and hot blooded! YUM! I loved how no matter what Colin always won with Emily. She tried and tried to resist her attraction but every time his lips touched hers she gave it her all! :o) They had a few different hot spots in this book which is GREAT! I hate when the author drags you out only to give it to you once! Im like HELLO…you’ve left me high and dry! ;op LMAO! But ya you wont be disappointed in the lovin’ department!

Another thing I loved was that I’ve noticed lately every storyline out there has supernatural’s being known in their world. It was nice to get back into where its all still unknown! There are few people who know but most are still in the dark. One person in particular that is still unaware is Colin’s partner Brooks. He’s left out of a lot of things that involve his case and even goes after Emily as being the killer! Colin knows something is out there he just doesn’t know what! I loved his character and am excited to know his book is next…I do believe he falls for a vamp! ;o)

The mystery in this story is just as awesome as the romance in this book. There is a killer running loose that ends up going after Emily! So of course Colin must protect her at all costs! When things start to get hot and heavy Colin ends up marking Emily as his mate! Well Emily has a problem with that that she must overcome! Not only are people trying to kill her but she must tame the best that is her new mate!

Snib Bit~
“How much do you know?”

Emily swallowed, tried to figure out just how much she should reveal.
His hold tightened around her.
He was the one sitting down, the one forced to look up at her, but Emily had the feeling she was the one in the vulnerable position.
“I-I know you aren’t human.” Her voice came out softer, huskier than she’d intended.

“Ah, baby, I already knew that.”

She tried to tug her hand free, but his grip was unbreakable.
Her jaw clenched.
“Let go of my hand.”

He smiled at her, and his fingers fell away from her wrist.
Emily immediately sprang across the room, putting several feet between them.
“Look, if you aren’t here to discuss the case, then I want you to leave.”

“How do you do it?”

His words stopped her.

“How do you tell who is human and who isn’t?”

She heard the soft rustle of the sofa cushions as he rose.

“That’s a pretty interesting talent you’ve got there. And I’m just dying to know exactly how you do it.”

“I’m afraid you’re just going to have to live with your curiosity, Detective.”
Because she sure as hell wasn’t going to reveal her innermost secrets to a stranger. Yep, letting the guy inside had been a definite mistake.

“Hmmm.” His breath blew against the nape of her neck. Emily jumped, startled to find him so close to her. The guy hadn’t made a sound when he’d crossed the room.

“I’d like to see your hair down,” he muttered, and his fingers brushed against the bun she’d yet to unwind.
She jerked away from him.
“And I’d like to see you leave. Guess which one of us is about to get her wish?”

His hard lips curved into a smile, a smile with a hint of real warmth.
“Tough lady, aren’t you?”

She’d had to be.

His smile slowly faded. “But trust me, I’m a hell of a lot tougher than you could ever dream of being.” And in a flash, he had her pinned against the wall. His strong, hard body pressed against her, his muscular thighs pushed between hers, shoving up her skirt, and his right hand locked around her wrists as he forced them against the wall over her head.
Her breath left her body in a startled gasp.
“Now let’s try this again,” he growled. “Just how much do you know about me?”

I must say that this book should be a must in your TBR pile…you WONT be sorry!

I give this book a total of...



Rowena said...

Alright, I seriously want to read this book. Your review sold me on it. It's going on my list. Great review sweetie.

January 21, 2010 at 9:39 PM
~ames~ said...

As you know, I'm reading it shortly! Good review sweets!

January 21, 2010 at 10:08 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

I REALLY hope you do b/c this book was GREAT! REALLY GREAT! ;o) And it helps the cover is hot! lol

Yes you are THEN we will read the second one together!!!

January 22, 2010 at 3:28 AM
Cecile said...

Holy Crap Batman!!! Great review honey! Wow... what am I waiting for... OH yea that thing called time, lol!
But seriously, great review... Yes, this book has been on my TBB list for a while now! Thanks for the tease... you are such an evil tease!
Have a great weekend honey!

January 22, 2010 at 6:39 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

I LIVE to tease! ;o) lol but no really...I loved this book so much I would buy it for you! LOL!!! Its right up your Smutty Hussy alley! lol GO GET IT DANGIT!

January 22, 2010 at 8:09 AM