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Title: Deadly Desires
Author: Keri Arthur
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Shapeshifter/Vampire
Publisher: Bantam (March 24, 2009)
Rating: 4 Stars
Seduction that kills. Pleasure to die for.
She just can’t resist . . .
Guardian Riley Jenson always seems to face the worst villains. And this time’s no different. For it’s no ordinary sorceress who can raise the dead to do her killing. But that’s exactly what Riley expects to find at the end of a trail of female corpses used—and discarded—in a bizarre ritual of evil. With pressure mounting to catch one fiend, another series of brutal slayings shocks the vampire world of her lover, Quinn. So the last thing Riley needs is the heat of the upcoming full moon bringing her werewolf hormones to a boil—or the reappearance of a sexy bounty hunter, the rogue wolf Kye Murphy.
Riley has threatened Murphy with arrest if he doesn’t back off the investigation, but it’s Riley who feels handcuffed by Kye’s lupine charm. Torn between her vamp and wolf natures, between her love for Quinn and her hots for Kye, Riley knows she’s courting danger and indulging the deadliest desires. For her hunt through the supernatural underworld will bring her face-to-face with what lurks in a darkness where even monsters fear to tread.
When Guardian Riley isn’t chasing after killer zombies or evil sorceress she is probably getting herself in trouble elsewhere. One of those situations comes in the form of the very attractive werewolf Kye Murphy, a rogue bounty hunter. With his extraordinary mystical talents and sexual propensity, Riley may not be able to deny that there is more to Kye then she wants to admit or able to fight. Frayed between her vampire and wolf nature Riley feels trapped, torn between her feeling for Quinn, her vampire lover, and having the hots for Murphy. Talk about a split personality.
With the pressure mounting to find one killer, another series of brutal murders begins to take place in the vampire community of her lover Quinn. With more dead bodies then answers, Riley begins to see this fight is going to be harder than any she has ever faced since first becoming a Guardian, in more ways then she could ever have imagined.
I love Keri Arthur’s, Deadly Desire (The Riley Jenson, Guardian, Book 7) the heroine of this series, Riley Jenson, is always battling her basic instincts, usually with some hunkalicious babe or two or three. Whether the moment includes a handsome horse shape-shifter who puts a whole new and magnificent meaning to the word stallion, or the sexy musk of another werewolf who is making it very difficult to think about the vivacious vampire lover she has at home waiting for her. (Every girl should have such problems) With love interests like these I don’t know how or why she should choose to stay with just one. Alas our heroine is just looking for her mate, can she help it if she has so much to choose from? The pages will fly by as you try to keep up with the heroine, both in and out of the bedroom. Riley will face some of her greatest obstacles thus far as she comes to grip with the challenges of her job and her heart. I strongly suggest if you are new to Keri Arthurs Guardian series that you start at the beginning, you won’t be sorry.