Series: Night Watch #3
Published by Brava, Kensington on December 1, 2010
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Cynthia Eden invites you into the world of the Others - supernatural creatures who are sexy, powerful, and more than human in every way...
No one that deadly should look that good. Hybrid demon Zane Wynter specializes in tracking the most lethal criminals, whether human or Other. But Jana Carter is nothing like his previous targets. She's an Ignitor, able to conjure and control fire. She's also sexy beyond belief - and used to playing dirty.
Jana knows she's being set up. She even knows who's responsible: Project Perseus, a secretive group that plans to rid the world of paranormals by any means necessary. From Louisiana's sultry swamps to its desolate cemeteries, Jana and Zane must race to destroy the mastermind behind Perseus before their world goes up in flames - and with it, a desire that burns too hot to resist.
This is a re-read for me, and I just can’t say enough good things about the Night Watch series. Night Watch is not your normal bail bond company, and Zane is not your average bounty hunter. Night Watch hunts the paranormals and others in New Orleans, and Zane isn’t human, not by a long shot.
He’s closing in on his bounty, but the house he’s at suddenly bursts into flames. When he hears a scream he rushes in and finds a beautiful woman huddling in the middle of the fire. He saves her, and there’s just something about her, a certain fragility. He doesn’t want to leave her.
Jana is an ignitor-a firestarter. She set the fire at the house to kill Zane’s bounty, but also to attract Zane’s attention. She’s good and playing weak and helpless, and Zane can’t resist helping her. But when he finds out she’s not an innocent victim, he can’t let her go.
Zane might be a big bad demon, and a bounty hunter, but there’s a lot he doesn’t know about what’s going on in his city. Jana knows the score. She’s trying to save Zane, even if it doesn’t seem like it. She’s also trying to stay alive, and that isn’t going to be easy, even with Zane and Night Watch’s help.
This series is what hooked me on Cynthia Eden’s writing. I miss Paranormal Romance like this. The plot is well thought out and well developed. The characters are interesting and intriguing. The world is so easy to slip into that you don’t feel like you need a class on the rules. Each book can be read out of order or as a standalone, but why would you want to? 😉
My favorite line in this book, “She could rescue herself. In the fairy tales, she wasn’t the trapped princess. She was the fire-breathing dragon, and she’d burn anyone who got in her way.”
The bundle of the first 3 books is $7.99 and that’s an amazing deal right now (amazon)