A Veilers Novel, Book 1
By: Robin Bielman
Published Date: July 22nd, 2014
Tracking down Veilers—non humans—is only a sideline for Tess Damon. Vengeance for her fiancé’s murder is her reason for living. But with two botched jobs on her record, if she fails to eliminate her next mark, she’s dead.
She’s not afraid to die, but not before she gets even. Too bad fate has a really bad sense of humor.
Hugh Langston, a wolfen half shifter, lives to keep both humans and his pack safe. But when rogue humans kidnap his apprentice, his rescue mission is compromised by a hot-as-hell, kick-ass woman who makes him think only one thing: mine.
Tess tries to ignore her feelings, but temptation trips her up. Especially when Hugh figures out he’s her next target and forces her into an inconvenient alliance that tests all the laws against their attraction.
Now, with the line between good and evil getting blurrier by the minute, it becomes clear Tess’s only hope of living to see another day—and finding a murderer—lies with the one man she’s supposed to kill.
Warning: Contains one obscenely hot alpha and the woman who wants to love him before she kills him. Look out for a blind date, scorching sex, humor, lies, and untamable attraction.
Leading lady Tess is an over the top adventure junkie. She loves excitement and adventure. Taken in by a secret agency since she was a wee lass, this gal has been trained to become the ultimate fighting tool. First impressions of her were great, she's spunky and has no qualms about getting down and dirty with the nasties walking the streets. As the story progresses, I felt a little of her tough edge was sliced off. What I really liked about her in the start gets watered down a bit.
But that aside, Tess was a fun character that came alive in the darkness of this paranormal world. As the plot moves along, we find her falling for the latest mark she's been tasked to kill. Hugh and Tess have to make some hard choices! Underneath it all is deception and manipulation from the ones closest to them.
I loved the monsters in this story. Not only was time taken for the main characters but also the fuglies! They are BAD and that made it all the more fun to read about. Kudos to the author for paying attention to the smallest details. Cause they matter!
Honest downside, Tess going down some in the badass female department. I hate it when women start out cold as ice killers and then need to be rescued. At points, I wanted her to just toss up two middle fingers and call it a day! If she's going to be that character, then I would have loved a little more commitment. But that's due to also a large lacking of stronger female lead characters in general. My rant shall end now.
Overall, I really enjoyed this read and look forward to finding out where the saga goes from here. The bones of this beginning series reached out to me and I'd happily pick up the next installment and get tapped back into this!
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About the Author:I’m surrounded by boys ~ my hubby (and high school sweetheart), two kids, and the cutest mini Labradoodle in existence. (The hubby and kids are pretty cute too.) I’m a Southern California girl and there’s no place I’d rather be than the beach. However, I long to go on adventures and there are many places that I really want to visit – Paris, Ireland, Costa Rica, Yellowstone National Park, Italy, London, and so many more. I wouldn’t mind indulging my sweet tooth along the way either! I have a major crush on two fictional characters: Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files books, and Remy Chandler from Thomas Sniegoski’s Remy Chandler novels. When I’m not writing, I’ve usually got my nose in a book. I love to be outdoors, and I also run a few times a week on my treadmill while watching my favorite TV shows. I drive too fast, love Post-it notes and cafe mochas, and if every day were Cupcake Day, I’d be a happy camper! Oh, and I love dumb blonde jokes. I’m a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary and paranormal romance.
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