When Temptation Burns
J.K. Beck
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When Temptation Burns (A Shadow Keepers Novel)
J.K. Beck
Bantam
Paperback
368 pages
July 2012
rated 5 of 5 possible stars

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Great monsters

This is the second Shadow Keepers book that I have read, although itís the sixth book in the series (the other book I read is fourth in the series). Fortunately, author J.K. Beck makes each book work as a standalone novel, and any necessary back story is provided in a very discrete way.

Whatís interesting about this series is that the author seems to choose a different paranormal as the hero for each book. The story includes lots of vampires, werewolves, Djinn, etc., and in When Temptation Burns, we are introduced to Ryan Doyle, the paradaemon.

In some ways, the fact that Doyle isnít human is a subsidiary part of this book. The story focuses more on a group of people who are fighting against all vampires and other creatures, with Doyle infiltrating the group. Doyleís path crosses with reporter Andrea (Andy) Tarrent, who reminds him of a past love but who may be the one to help him deal with that past. As Doyle and Andy are drawn into the world of terrorists, their safety is significantly threatened. And will Andy be able to deal with what she eventually learns about Doyle?

I really enjoyed reading When Temptation Burns. It has excellent pacing and is always interesting as the plot gradually unfolds. Andy is a very likeable character with an amazingly phlegmatic ability to cope with whatever is thrown at her. Doyle, too, is appealing in his care for humans.

Some of the characters from other books appear in this one, but the main focus always stays on Doyle and Andy and the plot within which they become embroiled. When Temptation Burns is definitely worth a read for those who enjoy paranormal romances.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. © Helen Hancox, 2013

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