This entertaining paranormal story is an extremely sensual tale filled with exotic characters. The intriguing mystery is nicely balanced by the intertwining lives of the various characters and it is wonderful to get more glimpses into everyone’s backgrounds. I confess that I have not kept up with the series but that was not a major issue and there was enough exposition that this story can stand alone. There is an fascinating interaction between types of beings as well as an emphasis on different types of shifters and their distinct organization (or lack thereof). I enjoy the deep romanticism (and sizzling interludes) displayed by the various characters who shouldn’t work as couples but find a way to overcome the traditional beliefs of their respective races. The heartbreaking history that has formed the personalities of the major characters gives an insight into the source of their sometimes prickly attitudes and the way they deal with each other's issues is enlightening and satisfying. There are plenty of secondary threads and characters that still need to be expounded upon and I look forward to reading more about this fantastical world of shifters and vampires.
“Avenger’s Heat” by Katie Reus is part of the ‘Moon Shifter’ series which centers around Erin Flynn, Enforcer-in-training (or Enforcer, depending on how you look at it) for the North American Council of Lupine Shifters. She is assisted by Noah Campbell, son of the Alpha, as she hunts for the being or group responsible for kidnapping pregnant shifters. Their attraction to each other is complicated by the scars from their respective pasts which threaten to end the relationship before it deepens into a bond. Their packmate Angelo has even more complications in his love life, given his attraction to the fae, Brianna, whose home is normally in Ireland. The race to find and punish the culprits before they injure any other pregnant shifters becomes far more personal than Erin ever dreamed of, and will require the assistance of unlikely allies but it may strengthen ties that she never imagined she could have.
To truly have her, he must free her from her dark secret....
Enforcer Erin Flynn has dedicated her life to protecting her kind. But keeping her heart safe from Noah Campbell, the smoking-hot shifter who saved her life last year, is more difficult. The deadly beauty would love to sink into his arms and become his mate, but she knows she can’t?he must never know about her dark past.
When Erin is sent to investigate the disappearances of pregnant shifters in New Orleans, Erin and Noah find themselves involved in a mystery more sinister than anyone expected. And as Erin delves further into the crimes, chilling information about her own past is revealed. The people who wanted her dead in the first place are trying to finish the job, and Noah wants nothing more than to shield her from harm. But can Erin truly trust Noah and let him see the wounded beast she’s hidden for so long?