You are definitely kept up late into the night and on the edge of your seat with this book as it has a little bit of everything in it. Werewolves, shape shifters, demons, etc. It really blows reality out of the water as it makes you rethink that cute guy next door; could he be a shape shifter? Werewolf? Demon?, who knows they could all be real. I love stories like this that really make you think that maybe what you think is real is really just a fa‡ade and everything is totally different. In this story everything in the storybooks is real, as well as all the rest of our reality so it is a lot to take in. These characters really come alive and you really care what happens to them.
This is a definite keeper. Cynthia finds a new twist to an old story. This book has a little bit of a feel of Beauty and The Beast, but with some romance and sex thrown in to spice it up and bring it into the adult realm.
I will be looking forward to more from this author. Thanks Cynthia for a wonderfully written book and many late nights.
Emily Drake is a psychologist with a very special talent-thanks to her empathic power, she can touch the thoughts and emotions of her patients. And Emily's patients, well, they aren't exactly typical either; they're Other-vampires, demons, all of the creatures that humans fear in the darkness of the night.
When one of the Other starts killing humans, Emily is pulled into the investigation. Colin Gyth, the lead detective on the case, doesn't trust her, and, since Emily senses he's a Shifter, a being born with the ability to transform into an animal, the feeling is pretty mutual. Never trust anything born with two faces . that was Emily's motto. However, she and Colin are forced to put aside their misgivings and work together once Emily officially joins the investigation as a profiler.
While Emily and Colin search to unmask the killer, an unexpected passion grows between them. Burned in the past by those he'd trusted, Colin had never thought he'd let a woman get to close to him again, especially a woman with a dangerous power like Emily's. Yet he finds that he can't resist her. There's something about the reserved Doctor Drake that calls to him, and the beast within the man recognizes his mate. But when the killer sets his sights on Emily, Colin will have to risk his life in order to protect the woman he craves more than anything else, and Emily will have to use her gift to look into the very heart of evil in order to defeat the monster hiding in the shadows.