|Riley Jenson and her twin Rhoan work for Melbournes
Directorate for Other Races, an organization that polices the supernatural and keeps
humans safe from the ones that are evil. They have special powers, being werewolf/vampire
hybrids. They only admit to being werewolves, keeping their nature secret, as werewolves
look down at vampires and they would be treated as freaks. Rhoan is a guardian,
while Riley, wanting to keep a lower profile, is an operative. Her boss, Jack, wants to
bring her into the ranks of the guardians, and sends her on a special assignment when
Rhoan goes missing.
Helping her search is Quinn, a very old vampire who once had his
heart broken by a werewolf lover. This means he will never fully trust another werewolf,
though he is happy to help Riley through the lust that engulfs werewolves in the days
leading up to the full moon. Werewolves must have sex then or they will suffer moon
madness, where they are not in control of their senses and can commit damage without being
aware of it.
They discover Rhoan's disappearance is connected to a mysterious company that is
kidnapping the supernatural community and collecting sperm and eggs from them. These are
then used in an illegal project to a perfect soldier. The company is also involved in the
disappearance of several guardians who are part of the Directorate
Riley learns one of her lovers may be involved in the conspiracy.
This book had lots of action, hot sex scenes and great characters. The world building
is very clever, painting a clear picture of a future Melbourne where the supernatural live
side by side with humans. The character development makes readers want to read future
books starring Riley, an incredible person who will do what is necessary to keep her loved
ones safe. This is an exciting start to an exciting series for adults.