Piper’s Fury (Passion of the Soul #1) by Rachel FirasekIt is no secret I love Alpha males, and the paranormal genre is a virtual Alpha buffet where I can taste them all. Vamps, Shifters, Fae, immortal warriors, I don’t care as long as they are a little spicy ;) Piper's Fury has so much Alpha male action it's a prime entrée on the buffet.
Using your "powers" to help the Dark Hills Police Department hunt down serial killers doesn't leave much time for dating. Not that Piper Anast is complaining. The last thing she needs is some guy brushing up against her and pumping his pornographic thoughts into her head.
When she meets Bennett Slade, a sexy, tormented vampire, Piper stumbles headlong into a telepathic connection with his missing daughter. She can't leave the kid to the evil surrounding her unwanted visions, nor can she resist her draw to Slade. He's the first guy she's been able to touch vision-free in, well, forever.
As she and Slade close in on the evil creature holding his daughter, Piper's powers morph into a deadly fury. To save Slade's daughter-and herself-Piper must face down demons she never knew she had and trust the one thing she keeps from everyone.
When I started Piper’s Fury, I really connected with Piper. She has just the right amount of snark and when you learn about her “issues” you realize her attitude and behavior is warranted. Her emotions felt genuine instead of forced, which is the case with some snarky heroines.
Then I met Bennett Slade (excuse me, I got to take a minute) Okay, Slade turned me into a puddle every time he spoke, he is a gentleman alpha. He doesn’t feel the need to prove his awesomeness, he just simply is awesome. He is gentle, considerate, confident and sometimes that inner beast comes out to play and that is all I need to say...
There was a kick-ass story to go along with these characters, I should probably talk about that too
Piper ends up getting thrown into a world of vampires and demons that she never knew existed. Along the way Piper and Slade face betrayal and surprises, you'll never stop guessing. Piper’s empath abilities also begin to change in unexpected ways and she learns the secret her mother tried to keep from her.
I really loved this story, until the end. Freaking cliff hanger endings. That and freaking heroines that don’t know a good thing when it bites them
I give this 4 1/2 puddling Sheep
SS (edited by BAK)