Series: Purgatory #1
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
FBI Special Agent Duncan McGuire spends his days–and his nights–tracking real-life monsters. Most humans aren’t aware of the vampires and werewolves that walk among them. They don’t realize the danger that they face, but Duncan knows about the horror that waits in the darkness. He hunts the monsters, and he protects the innocent. Duncan just never expects to become a monster. But after a brutal werewolf attack, Duncan begins to change…and soon he will be one of the very beasts that he has hunted.
Dr. Holly Young is supposed to help Duncan during his transition. It’s her job to keep him sane so that Duncan can continue working with the FBI’s Para Unit. But as Duncan’s beast grows stronger, the passion that she and Duncan have held carefully in check pushes to the surface. The desire that is raging between them could be a very dangerous thing…because Holly isn’t exactly human, not any longer.
As the monsters circle in, determined to take out all of the agents working at the Para Unit, Holly and Duncan will have to use their own supernatural strengths in order to survive. But as they give up more of their humanity and embrace the beasts within them both, they realize that the passion between them isn’t safe, it isn’t controllable, and their dark need may just be an obsession that could destroy them both.
Mmm. Werewolves. Love these feral beasts!
Thoughts The Wolf Within
Good gravy, I like werewolves. At the top of my “werewolves are awesome” list are the ones who fight against the desire to hurt others just because they’re stronger and faster than those around them. GUESS WHAT? Duncan is totally one of those protectors. His desire to keep Holly safe is driven in part by his wild attraction to her, but he’s also a genuinely good man at heart and he does everything he can to use his strength for good– including allowing himself to be locked up.
Things I liked: Holly and Duncan. Duncan has some issues (most of them revolving around his new werewolf status), but Holly has a few secrets of her own. As things begin to be revealed, we see that secrets, lies and half-truths have been piling up for a long time around these two. Not by their choice, either.
By the by, Pate, the commander of the Para Unit, has some seriously jacked up ideas and he’s WAY dedicated to his job. While I can understand he’s trying to protect innocents from a very serious threat, the path he chooses to take makes him a hard man to like. That said, given the backstabbing, frontstabbing, and otherwise cutthroat goings on, I do understand why he didn’t feel he could trust people. BUT STILL. There’s a line, man, and you keep crossing it.
What were we talking about again? Secrets. Lies. Family dynamics that are seriously screwy. Oh, and hot sex. ALL FUN TO READ ABOUT. *thumbs up* all around.