Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
It has been twenty years since Tristan Shandie watched as his parents and their coven were attacked by vampires, demons, and werewolves leaving most of the coven and his parents dead. It was to be Tristian’s induction into the coven, and it was the same night that he finally discovered what his father’s profession was and why it was always kept a secret. The only one left alive in his family was his sister Angie, who luckily went on a trip to Ireland with her best friend, Willow, and her family.
Now Tristian is the new enforcer for Bruce the Demon Overlord of the Western Hemisphere the same position his father once held. It is Tristan’s job to neutralize those who break the laws of magical creatures that would endanger the balance between them and the mortals. Tristian is a warlock and has been unwilling to allow himself the luxury of a relationship. One night stands are all he has been having until the day he sees a beautiful woman at a diner. Tristian never expected to be so drawn to a woman and since his job is dangerous he knows that pursuing her would only put her in danger too. However, as stated many times in this book, “The heart wants what the heart wants”.
Hannah Shaughnessy is a cyber security specialist who is from Ireland and is working on obtaining her US citizenship, as well. She is very attracted to Tristian, but no matter how close they get she is unwilling to allow him into her bed to consummate their relationship, or what could turn out to be a relationship. She knows about Tristian and is not turned off by what he does, and that he is a warlock. She knows he has other secrets he will not share—and she has secrets of her own. She is only willing to admit to being a shifter, but not what she shifts into. I will leave you to find that out for yourself.
She also has to explain the reason she won’t have actual intercourse with Tristian and that is also something I will leave you to find out for yourself. After all what good is it if I reveal all the surprises? Tristian has never told his sister Angie how their parents actually died, something he should tell her but has been unable to. That changed when he discovered who his little sister was mated to, something that was both shocking to him and angered him to the point of attempted murder. Yes, you are right, another secret I am not revealing.
I loved this book and can’t wait for more. It has suspense, sex, secrets, and surprises. The characters are wonderful and I look forward to finding out more about them in the future. This book is not a cliffhanger, something that as a rule leaves me unsatisfied. If you are like me, then rest assured, all questions are answered.