Series: Night Watch #1
Published by Kensington Brava on July 18, 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Narrator: Tanya Eby
Length: 10 Hours and 53 Mins
Cynthia Eden delves into the dark realms of the Others, where desires and dangerous games await the unsuspecting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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.
This book I saw a raving review by a close blogging friend “Bookish Creation” and wanted to try this out after seeing how much she loved this book. I noticed that it was available through the Audible Romance Package so I did pick it up and was really excited for this. I would like to say that this book I had some high expectations for and even though I found this an enjoyable story I did have some issues with the heroine, I really struggled with her character and it took almost the whole book before I started to like her. So that is the largest reason this book has a lower rating than I ever expected to give this book.
Our heroine, is on the run, and hiding from a crazy stalker who believes that they are mates, and does horrific things like murder people to impress her. So she seeks help from a man that is a shifter, a white tiger shifter and powerful and strong enough to be the one to take down her stalker. But as they search for the stalker and bring him down, the chemistry between them is powerful and they find out the love they have been searching for.
I adored the hero in this book, he is everything you can admire in a alpha male without being over domineering or controlling. I did love how patient he is with the heroine and how strong he is and embraces who he is. He is a good man but has killer instincts from his animals, but I did enjoy how he isn’t ashamed of who he is and what he is capable of. Now the heroine I had issues with. She was very naive at times, and I didn’t like how she kept things from the hero constantly especially in things he needed to know to hunt down her stalker. Her character came off very frustrating to me and I did have the most difficult time relating to her. I almost put this book down because of her attitude and even though I understood what she had gone through it didn’t make up for how she acts. Overall I Found this book to be quite fun and kept me on my toes and looking forward to reading more from this author. Not my favorite shifter romance, but very entertaining