Hotter After Midnight Hotter After Midnight on December 1, 2009
Pages: 321
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four-stars

A Seductive Nighttime World...

Dr. Emily Drake's psychotherapy patients tend to be a little unusual. Instead of midlife crises and mother fixations, Emily treats vampires with blood phobias and sex-demons looking for meaningful relationships. But healing these powerful beings requires an important rule: Never trust a shifter. Especially not one like Detective Colin Gyth, whose gold-flecked eyes and predatory air make Emily realize how much she longs to lose control...

A Dark And Dangerous Hunger...

Colin can't believe the doctor he has to work with on the Night Butcher murder case is the one person who could expose his true identity as a wolf shifter. Smart and sexy, Emily brings out the alpha male in Colin, unleashing a wild desire that takes them both over the edge.... But in the shadows, the Night Butcher waits, eager to spill Emily's blood and taste her terror. And he'll use any means to destroy her, including the one person she has grown to trust...

Emily Drake can see things normal humans can’t. She knows all about the things that go bump in the night. And because she can see them, she knows more than most humans do. They call her the Monster Doc, but she’s a psychiatrist for the Others.

Colin Gyth is a cop, and he’s a good one. But he’s also more. He’s a shifter. When his captain sends him to Emily’s office to have her consult on a case, he’s doesn’t know why they need her, but after one look into her eyes, he’s lost for her.

There’s a killer out there, and he isn’t human. He’s taunting them and hiding from them, but Colin doesn’t know what he’s dealing with. For being a shifter, he knows surprisingly little about the Other. Emily gives him a crash course on Others 101, but there’s a lot more going on than either of them can guess.

I liked the fact that the big bad alpha hero didn’t know anything about his world. He didn’t know what to do with his feelings toward Emily, and that he was protective of her while also recognizing that the fragile human was pretty scrappy. She wasn’t going down without a fight.

The killer was a surprise, and even though I’ve read this before I’d totally forgotten who it was. I also loved the fact that a lot of this story takes place in the police station. I mean, not literally, but more in the sense that we see how the police would handle Other crimes, and how human cops who don’t know about them are kept in the dark. It’s interesting and I think I’ll reread the whole series.

This book is sexy, intense, and kept me guessing. If you love Paranormal Romance, you’ll love this. If you love Romantic Suspense, you’ll love this. Cynthia Eden blends the paranormal aspect with the thriller aspect so well, you’ll feel like you’re right there in her world.

***I bought this book but it’s also available on Kindle Unlimited

four-stars