Sunday, March 9, 2014

Circle of Desire by Keri Arthur

Circle of Desire

by Keri Arthur


Two children have been found dead, their souls torn from their bodies. Two more are missing, and Ethan Morgan’s niece is one of them. A dedicated cop, Ethan has every intention not only of bringing her back alive but of catching the monster behind these kidnappings. And he will use anyone and everyone to achieve those aims—even a crazy woman who claims to be a witch. But time is ticking. The victims rarely stay alive for more than seven days. Four of those days have already passed.

In ten years of working for the Damask Circle, shapeshifter Katherine Tanner has never come across anything that goes after kids the way this monster does. The last thing Kat needs is interference from a cop who has no idea what he’s up against. But the greatest threat to Kat may come not from the forces of darkness, but from the man she is beginning to love. Because Ethan is a werewolf... and the full moon is rising.

I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley.

Wow.  I loved every minute of this book.  I had intended to read only about a chapter before putting it down and doing some chores.  But I just couldn't stop reading it because I was enjoying the book so much.  I read it all in one sitting.   The writing is every bit as wonderful as her previous Damask Circle books, with a bit extra thrown in.  There was a lot of delicious angst in Circle of Desire and it made the story that much more interesting for me. I love angst!
Of all the Damask Circle books, Katherine has to be my favorite heroine.  She is tough, independent, and really knows her shit.  She avoids the 'too stupid to live' trap by being open to communication and knows not to push herself or rush into a situation blindly.  She is the kind of woman all girls should aspire to be.  I am usually pretty tough on heroines in my books, so I was glad to find one I really liked.
Ethan was just hot.  HOT.  Yes, he's stubborn and he can be a bit of a jerk, but my god is he hot.  He also has this wonderful protective streak that I love in a good hero.  He isn't caveman protective though, and respects Kat's independence and never underestimates her.
The plot was good and well thought out, but I was too focused on the great characters and the tension between them to care.  A first for me.
I loved every bit of this story and the only thing I'm disappointed in is that I've read the entire series now.  Luckily for me, there are a lot more Keri Arthur books that I can get my hands on.
Definitely recommended for anyone who loves a good paranormal romance.

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