Too injured to shape shift, Luis Alvaraz is reluctant to tell Claudia what he knows about his attack, afraid it will only make her a target. But the sheriff is corrupt, and his attackers know Luis is alive and vulnerable. To make matters worse, a sandstorm is sweeping into town, and if they’re going to survive the night, Luis will have to place all his trust in Claudia.
Warning: Take a gorgeous man temporarily stuck in the dog house, add a strong, take-no-prisoners woman, mix in encroaching enemies and a raging sandstorm and stir to combine. Enjoy with a freshly opened can of whoop-ass.
However, the action came to a head far too quickly for my liking, almost from a distance, and then the latter part of the book seemed tacked on, forcing the pair of them to stay in town to contrive a romance. I love Thea Harrison’s world, and have thoroughly enjoyed the other full-length books, but the end was a bit of a disappointment.