Series: Veilers #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Samhain on July 22, 2014
Reviewed by: Libbie
Multiple sex scenes
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.
When you read as much as I do, you come to understand pretty quickly that some authors get it, some try, and some give it a shot but don't really care if they hit the mark or not. VEILED TARGET, I'm pleased to say, is one of the first ones. Alpha males, shifters, badass humans, all mix together in a great story that was very hard to put down.
I'll admit to some trepidation when I heard "Alpha Male" in a description of the book's hero because for many authors out there, Alpha tends to equate to sex-crazed douchenozzle. Don't get me wrong, Hugh has his sex-crazed moments, even his Alpha male ordering around moments. What makes the difference in VEILED TARGET is that Tess usually tells him to go to hell when he tries the ordering around, or she agrees and does as she wishes in spite of it. Tess is very much her own person, granted she's a little on the broken side, and knows her own mind. Watching these two very strong personalities clash, meld, and find a way to work together made for a great story.
Which leads me to the story itself. Okay, you have alphas, and two driven people who are drawn to each other like an out of control chemistry experiment, but there's so much more to the story than sex. Murder, betrayal, deceptions abound as do heartbreak, soul searching, and the desires to do what's right rather than let personal wants enter into the mix.
I'm very definitely on board for the second in this series and can't wait to find out how the aftermath of VEILED TARGET's climax play out in this world.
- Veiled Target