The premise of this book is cool, and the development of supernatural creatures as a part of society is intriguing and well-done. But there is so much sex, it gets distracting. It was as though this was an exercise in ho wmany sex scenes can be crammed into one book... sex for lust, sex for hate, sex for torture, sex for release... it really detracted from the storyline.
I have loved this story since I first stumbled across it years ago at the library and I am glad that I was finally able to support her writing. the one thing that did dull it down for me was the amount of sex in the book. I know and understand that Riley is a werewolf close to the full moon but I am one of those people that I have read enough sex scenes that I mostly just speed through them. There was a lot of 30 second skips forward, let me tell you.
I so want my token back for having gotten this horrible book. The story is weak, so constantly shoe horning sex into is a desperate lame attempt at making it interesting. Typical Laurel K Hamilton wanna-be trash.
Enjoyable, Funny and suspenseful
Riley was my favorite character because of her wittiness and loyalty to her brother
Riley Jenson works for an agency that "polices" the nonhuman inhabitants, i.e, weres, vampires, etc. She is half were/half vampire. Her twin brother is a guardian for the agency but she doesn't want to become one. She's satisfied with her "civilian" work at the agency, but her boss is trying to convince her to be one by getting her involved in an investigation. Yes, there is a lot of sex due to the nature of weres but the scenes don't go on as long as some books to where you start to fast forward so you can get on to the story and she does keep saying multiple partners is inherent to the were race, but there is plenty of action. Someone is developing nasty clones and guardians are disappearing and they are trying to discover who's responsible.
The characters are pretty well developed. There's a hunky lead vampire. And, yes, only about half of the investigation is solved so you'll need to get the next book in the series to continue the investigation, but to me that's sort of what a series is about, the continuation of character development and storylines. This is not a standalone book, unless you didn't like it and don't care to continue with the series.
The narrator did a pretty good job with the Australian accents.