I'm constantly on the lookout for new authors (or new to me) and new series. I'm so excited I tried this one by a debut author.
This book is part mystery and part romance. I probably shouldn't compare this to another author but this reminded me very much of a Lanyon book (which I love). The story starts with us meeting Cooper who works for an offshoot of the FBI. Werewolves are real and while the general public doesn't know this our government does. Cooper and his partner investigate werewolf related crimes. Cooper is new to this and is having second thoughts about being in the unit.
After a string of murders take place Cooper finds himself in the middle of an interagency partnership with the Trust. The Trust is werewolf ran and Cooper ends up partnered with Oliver. Cooper is a bit afraid and overwhelmed by his partner but as he gets to know Oliver Cooper realizes that most everything he's been taught about werewolves is wrong. As they build their partnership, Cooper finds himself falling for the other man/wolf.
The case they're working on is well done and super entertaining. The author did a great job with the setting and atmosphere. I really liked both MC's and I can't wait to see where their relationship is headed next. There was no insta-love and it looks like this will be a slow burn type of development.
This is not a stereotypical shifter book. There's not a lot of shifting or alpha type stuff. Oliver is mostly just a regular guy. There was just enough werewolf stuff to make this unique.
I can't rave enough about this one and I hope you guys will give this a try. Stellar beginning to a new series.
A former FBI agent is partnered with the enemy in this suspenseful male/male shifter romance from debut author Charlie Adhara
Hunting for big bad wolves was never part of Agent Cooper Dayton’s plan, but a werewolf attack lands him in the carefully guarded Bureau of Special Investigations. A new case comes with a new partner: ruggedly sexy werewolf Oliver Park.
Park is an agent of The Trust, a werewolf oversight organization working to ease escalating tensions with the BSI. But as far as Cooper’s concerned, it’s failing. As they investigate a series of mysterious deaths unlike anything they’ve seen, every bone in Cooper’s body is suspicious of his new partner—even when Park proves himself as competent as he is utterly captivating.
When more people vanish, pressure to solve the case skyrockets. And though he’d resolved to keep things professional, Cooper’s friction with Park soon erupts…into a physical need that can’t be contained or controlled. But with a body count that’s rising by the day, werewolves and humans are in equal danger. If Cooper and Park don’t catch the killer soon, one—or both—of them could be the next to go.
This book is approximately 90,000 words
Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Mackenzie Walton