by J.K. Beck
Series:The Shadow Keepers #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: August 2010 by Bantam
Goodreads Blurb:Sara Constantine is one of the country’s most tenacious prosecuting attorneys—and she’s just secured a well-earned promotion. At first she’s thrilled. Then she finds out her new job involves prosecuting vampires and werewolves. And nothing prepares Sara for the shock she receives when she meets the first defendant she’ll be trying to put away: Lucius Dragos, the sexy stranger with whom she recently shared an explosive night of ecstasy.
When Lucius Dragos kisses the beautiful woman sitting next to him at the bar, he’s only hoping to blend into the crowd and avoid the perceptive gaze of the man he’s following…and planning to kill. But what starts as a simple kiss to secure his cover ignites into a fierce hunger that leads to an all-consuming passion. Charged with murder, Luke knows Sara will do whatever it takes to see him locked away—unless he can convince her that he’s not the monster she thinks he is. And that might mean making the greatest sacrifice a vampire can make.
I thought this book was a great introduction to this world. I loved that Sara and Lucius met during a really hot one night stand, one that in most normal worlds leads not further, but in the world of fiction of course they will encounter each other again and it will be in a situation where they are on opposite sides.
I liked Sara, but she just accepted her new job and the way her eyes were opened to all sorts of new creatures just too easily. I kept expecting her to freak out a little, but it just didn't happen. It was such a non-event. Lucius was a great hero with his own set of morals, his actions weren't always right according to the law, but was right according to what should happen in the world. To get to the bottom of the crime that would clear Lucius, both he and Sara were forced to look in unexpected places and betrayal from beloved people.
I think the world that this book is set in is one with great promise and I look forward to the next book.
This review was written by my friend Darcy at Goodreads.
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