Unregistered paranormal Caleb Jansen only wants a normal life. But when a demon murders his brother, Caleb knows he has to avenge Ben's death, no matter what the cost. Unfortunately, his only allies belong to an extremist group who would kill Caleb if they found out about his talent.
Gray is a wandering spirit, summoned to hunt and destroy demons by drinking their blood. This hunt goes horribly wrong, and for the first time in his existence Gray is trapped in a living, human body. Caleb's body - and Caleb is still in it.
Hotshot federal agent John Starkweather thinks he's seen it all. But when he's called to exorcise Caleb, he finds a creature which isn't supposed to exist outside of stories. For Gray is a drakul: a vampire. Having spent his life avoiding the government as an unregistered 'mal, Caleb can't let himself trust a federal exorcist, no matter how sexy. And he certainly isn't going to give into the heat growing between them and sleep with Starkweather.
Can Starkweather win Caleb's trust and convince him he isn't the enemy? Can Caleb keep Gray under control, as the drakul experiences the temptation of a living body for the first time? Because if he fails and Gray gives in to bloodlust, Starkweather will have no choice but to kill them both.
©2013 Jordan L. Hawk (P)2014 Jordan L. Hawk
Since I didn't care for the narrator, at all, this has probably colored my overall impression of the story. He sounded like an overzealous teacher reading to a middle-school English class. With reference to the story, I found the prose rather simplistic and somewhat clumsy, and the characters bordering on unlikable. This is the first and last of this series for me.
I really love Jordan L Hawk, and am saddened to write a less than stellar review of any of her books, but I can't call this one great.
Maybe it's the narrators interpretation, but Caleb comes across as a whiny ass. I like Grey and John, but really Caleb is irritating, and the series revolves around him (and Grey inside him). I will be continuing with the series, since I find JLH's twist on a future with paranormal as a given part of society, a great story line.
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