Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Assistant DA Erin Jerome has a secret. Make that two. One: She’s not entirely human–she’s Other, desperately trying to keep her supernatural strength under wraps. Two: she’s got a killer stalking her–an Other rogue set on “gifting” her bloody corpses, not to mention nights lying awake in terror. Small wonder she’s been having bad luck with men.
But the bounty hunter on her new case isn’t worried about any of that. Jude Donovan is a shapeshifter himself, and the new DA’s midnight hair and addictive scent tell him all he thinks he needs to know: She’s gorgeous, she’s definitely not human, and she’s bringing out the animal in him in a really good way. He might have to track a psychotic Other stalker through half of Louisiana. But he might also get the chance to watch Erin’s wild side come out and play.
Erin is a "flawed" shifter who got left by her mother due to her being a hybrid. Erin is part human part wolf shifter. Most think this means weak...but Erin knows the truth...it means power! MORE POWER! Erin is a assistant DA which means her job brings her face to face with killers daily. When the murders start to get too close for comfort Erin feels her past start creeping up to haunt her. She thought she was safe...that she got away from him, but it seems hes getting closer and closer!
Jude is a bounty hunter who hunts "Others" like him. Jude is one bad arse tiger shifter who's after a local murderer. This certain murderer has taken a liking to a ADA that's caught his attention. When Erin hires Jude to help hunt down the killer he starts to get possessive of her and soon realizes things wont be temporary in their case.
Will the killer get to Erin before Jude can get to the killer? Will Erin get past her "flawed" issues and learn to love the wild side that's so natural to her kind?
I REALLY REALLY REALLY enjoy Cynthia Eden...the woman knows how to write a story that not only keeps you at the edge of your seat but panting from steamy scene to steamy scene!
Erin was a great strong character that has mommy/daddy issues. Her mother left her at her fathers doorstep b/c she couldn't shift. Its looked upon as being weak so she didn't want her. A few years later her father dies! So needless to say the girl has had it rough! but does this break her down?!?! NO! Erin is a true fighter in every sense. She went to college, got her degree and is now a ADA! PROBLEM...some psycho has started killing in the name of love for her! She cant help but run for her life! But soon he catches up!
Jude...oh Jude! Hes such a macho hero! =) Once Jude has laid his eyes on the prize (Erin) its all possessive and aggressive for this tiger! Jude forms a bond with Erin rather quickly due to her saucy nature and he also assumes shes a weakling b/c she cant shift. Does he feel threatened once he finds out shes one tough cookie...NO! Its turns this man on! ;) That's one thing I love in my hero's! I love when they aren't afraid of a strong woman. He quickly decides he'll be the strong man by his woman and help her find AND kill this lone wolf who's after her!
Like I said Cynthia Eden is pretty awesome! She seamlessly threads mystery into her love stories so that you cant even seem to book the books down! All her books are fast and easy reads so if you haven't came across any yet you better seek these puppies out! ;)
“Wanna answer my question?” His voice was deep, rumbling.
Goosebumps rose on her bare arms. And it was too damn warm for her to have a chill from the weather.
“And just what question was that?” She titled her head to the right.
“Who are you?” A pause. “What are you?”
She let her eyebrows furrow. She’d fooled Other before, she could do it again. “I’m really not sure I understand. I told you, I’m Assistant District Attorney—”
“You don’t smell human.”
Her breath left on a gasp. No, he hadn’t just said—
He stepped toward her, a fast move that brought their bodies too close. Jude leaned in, lowering his head over the curve of her throat. And inhaled.
“Stop!” She shoved him, hard, and watched with no small satisfaction as he stumbled back. Oh, yeah, big guy, I’m much, much stronger than I appear. He wasn’t the first one to learn that little lesson.
She almost bared her teeth at him. Almost.
After all, she wasn’t an animal. No matter what the whispers back home said.
“I don’t know just what you think you were doing,” she snapped, glaring at him as she narrowed her eyes. “But you’d better watch what you do and what you say around me.” Was the guy crazy? You don’t smell human. He couldn’t say things like that.
The words were too dangerous.
She reached into her purse. Dug out her card. “Call my office. My assistant will take care of any paperwork you’ve got.”
He stared at her a moment longer. Then, slowly, his tanned fingers rose. Long fingers, callused. Strong. He took the card, and his fingertips brushed over her hand.
Erin didn’t flinch and she was extremely proud of that fact.
“Good work, Donovan.” After giving him that grudging token of appreciation, she nodded and began to march back toward her car.
She’d taken all of five steps when she heard his whistle. Long, loud, and very appreciative.
I really don’t need this shit.
“I’ve got your scent.” Hard words. Scary words. Because she knew what they meant.
If Jude Donovan truly was a shifter, and every instinct she had screamed that he was, then having her scent, well, it meant he had her. He’d be able to follow her, to find her, almost anywhere.
A shifter. What were the odds she’d stumble onto him?
One of the little perks in the Other world—the world full of supernaturals and nightmares, the world that, rather unfortunately, was her life—was that like recognized like. Demons, because, yeah, those conniving bastards were real, could “see” others of their breed. They could look right past the magic glamour and peer into the darkness inside.
Witches felt the power pull from their brethren.
And shifters, well, they could smell each other—a distinct scent. One that carried the wisp of power and the scent of the beast.
Jude Donovan smelled of power. Of wild, strong man. Of savagery. No denying that scent.
As for the beast…she didn’t need the marks on Bobby’s face to know Donovan had claws.
Erin began to walk again. One determined step after another.
And even when she climbed into her car, she could feel his eyes on her. Watching and seeing too much.
Now, she’d have to be extra careful to stay on her guard and not let the hunter discover the secrets she kept so carefully hidden.
I give these books a total of...