When I first started this story, I thought it was a standalone, but I was quite excited when I realized the story intersected with events of Tempting Danger. In the first World of the Lupi book, one of the werewolves –Cullen– was captured by the bad guys after he was knocked out in a chain of events, off page. The story here is about the characters who he interacted with in those missing hours. But if you didn’t read that book, don’t worry. This holds up just fine as a standalone.
Molly is a succubus who stumbles upon a mysterious, injured man as he appears on the street near her home. She quickly finds that he has no idea who he is or how he got there, and despite her better judgement, she decides to help him. She calls on a Wiccan friend for help and although they learn some things, like the fact that he is from another world and understands magic, his true identity remains a mystery. So she reaches out to Cullen, hoping his sorcery gifts can help unravel the mystery of the man she decides to call Michael.
I really enjoyed this story. I appreciate how Molly really tried to do right by Michael and the people important to her in life. And I was intrigued by Michael. I liked how his story revealed gradually to eventually show an identity I never expected. There is good sexual tension and just enough of a tie to the first book in the series that it felt like part of something bigger.
You could enjoy the series without this story, I think, but it’s worth reading if you get the chance.
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by Eileen Wilks
Release Date: August 1, 2012