This first book in a series will have you wanting the next book almost immediately! This story is a wonderful mixture of a paranormal romance and a mystery. This combination is awesome as the world in which this story takes place is built becomes real and you can imagine that this could be really possible in New Orleans. There is an awesome twist in this werewolf world. Only the first born has the ability to shift. All other werewolves have other abilities but cannot shift into a wolf. There are the typical power struggles within the pack as the alpha is away and his son and heir is in charge. Luke, the son, is a very likeable character. He cares about the pack and takes his responsibilities seriously. Macey is feisty, headstrong and determined. She also has powers that she has no idea how to use but she knows she’s 100% human. As they work together and separately to figure out who is raping women, you’ll be totally engrossed even though you’ll already know who is doing it and why. I loved this fast paced paranormal story and can’t wait for the next book.
The Story: Each victim is giving the police almost the same story; a man with red eyes is attacking them, raping or attempting to rape them, and a large animal comes and kills the attacker leaving nothing for evidence except dust. Macey knows none of this makes sense but she’s determined to figure out the answers. She has a special skill where she can feel things others can’t. Luke knows what is going on. There are demons in New Orleans and his pack are killing them as fast as they can. However, they can’t let humans know that werewolves are real. Luke isn’t sure how long they can keep Macey in the dark but then again, he’d like to get to know her a whole lot better. Only problem with that is he only has a few weeks to find a mate if he’s going to become alpha and his mate has to be werewolf, not human.
When the alpha's love for his fated mate is forbidden, he'll risk everything to hold her.
Detective Macey Carpenter has been on the trail of a vicious attacker for weeks, with nothing more than a vague description of a red-eyed man to go on. She has no clue she's hunting demons, and if the evidence doesn't stop disappearing, she'll never solve the case.
Before Luke Mason becomes alpha of the Crescent City Wolf Pack, he has to end the French Quarter's demon infestation and keep the police from discovering the truth. But when he falls head over tail for the feisty detective investigating the crimes, supernatural secrets aren't the only things at stake.
Luke has to mate with another werewolf or he'll sacrifice his position as alpha. But as heat builds between the pair, he discovers Macey has a few secrets of her own. She may hold the key to ridding New Orleans of its demons, but his feelings for her could tear the pack apart.
Fans of Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series and Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series will fall in love with the Crescent City Wolf Pack!