Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Nathan Maguire is a Guardian of Danu with a dangerous gift, but his time is spent running his tattoo parlor and trying to stay out of trouble. Nathan had a past that sent him to prison and he is trying to put that part of his life behind him. Everything changes for Nathan when Talia Werner, an FBI agent, walks into his parlor with a message from Dev Medina advising him to call and talk with Michaela, another Guardian.
Talia used to be partners with Dev. When he asked her to go to Tampa and relay a message to Nathan, she did so without question. Talia felt she owed Dev, and she was going to repay that debt. Nathan gets the message, but does not believe it for a second. Why would a Guardian send a message through an FBI agent? He has no intention of making the call. Undeterred by Nathan’s refusal to make the call, she refuses to leave Tampa until Nathan does what is expected of him.
In the meantime, while trying to get Nathan to call Dev, a third dead body is discovered not far from the tattoo parlor. Talia agrees to aid the police department in finding the killer before more women are found mutilated. It becomes clear that Talia is the next one on the killer’s list. Nathan is determined to protect Talia even though she is more than capable of protecting herself.
It only takes a short period of time before Talia and Nathan are falling for each other, but there is still the problem of who the killer is and what will happen when Nathan reveals who he really is. Added to that is the fact that Talia loves her job and lives and works out of D.C. Is there any hope for a relationship between them?
The killer’s identity was a surprise and the only reason the story didn’t get five stars is because it all seemed to be very rushed. This is not to say I didn’t enjoy the book, but it just wasn’t my favorite in the series.