Five years ago, Jesse dropped out of college and came home to Rowan Harbor to find safety with his pack. A broken man, he’s been living as though the world is ending—allergic to responsibility and spending most of his nights at the local bar.
But he can’t avoid growing up forever. On the night of his thirtieth birthday party, he finds his childhood friend Isla unconscious, attacked in the middle of their peaceful hometown. The wolf inside him wants to protect its people from the slick-haired, smooth-talking vampire who’s brought trouble to town, and Jesse can’t run from his instincts any longer.
Now that his inner wolf is out of its cage, it’s picked the most inconvenient moment to find its mate. Sean Anderson—recently back from college and much changed from the skinny preteen Jesse once knew—is just what he never knew he needed.
Trigger Warning: discussion of past abuse.
Chris on Love Bytes wrote:
I have greatly enjoyed both books in this series. The writing is clean, the pacing is tight, the story is fun, and the characters are personable. I’m enjoying learning about each new supernatural force in Rowan Harbor. So far we’ve seen fairies and werewolves; we know vampires and succubi exist. So what’s next? I’m very much looking forward to book three. And four. And five…
Sandra on My Fiction Nook wrote:
I find that Burns way of writing characters makes it incredibly easy to believe in their stories and want to stick around for more. I’m really looking forward to the next book centering on Deputy Fletcher–a character that basically made me want to run after him with a blanket and a request to cuddle him to death, in this book. The story ended on a lovely hook for book three and his character. Can’t wait to see where it goes.
This book is alternatively edge of your seat intense and giggly fun (such as when Jesse gets zapped by Sean, as I knew he would), but there are also parts that really showcased the author's talent in creating fully fleshed-out characters, who are flawed and complex and don't always have their act together.