My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I love how the paranormal aspect of this series just seamlessly blends into what could easily be just a straight romantic suspense. Yes half the characters are shifters and there are evil doctors trying to make hybrids but they way both worlds are blended together works perfectly.
Clayne Buchanan was a big grouch in the first book and not very likable. In this book we find out why. Between something he did in his past that the evil Dick has been holding over his head and losing both his partner and lover 2 years ago when she walked away from him and the DCO, his already rough demeanor got rougher. He is not exactly thrilled when he is sent to California to help track down a serial killer who so happens to be a hybrid and finds out one of the lead FBI agents on the case is none other than his ex-partner/lover.
Danica never wanted to walk away from Clayne two years ago but she had no choice. Now being so close to him again she realizes that her feelings haven’t changed but she puts those feelings aside for the case so they can stop the killer.
I thought Clayne and Danica had great chemistry from the start – even before they started their affair up again the way they knew each other as partners was still just as strong as it was in the past and they work great as a team in catching the killer.
The ongoing story arc was still going strong. Landon and Ivy are still trying to find the doctors/scientist who are out there creating hybrids from Ivy’s DNA. There is a bit a surprise/revelation on this at the end of the book that as a reader just has you wanting to get the next book to see what’s going to happen next.