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This had all kinds of things going on - murder, romance, fantasy - that kept me engaged throughout the book! When one part seemed to become dull, a new and exciting dimension of the book was introduced to reel me back in. I could definitely tell there were multiple authors, due to the many colourful facets to the story.
Agent Cassandra Liddell has been sent to London to assist them in catching a Jack the Ripper copycat. Working as a forensic psychologist, she profiles criminals, and this type of killer is one for the books. However, when she is suddenly attacked by unnaturally strong men and rescued by an equally mysterious stranger, her job becomes a lot more complicated. Because Cassandra isn't completely human, and neither is Roan Taranis, the man who is seemingly both a hero and a villain.
Due to the multiple layers in this book, it took me a bit longer to get into than I would have expected. In general, I am usually most easily engaged by fantasy books, particularly those where the heroine is pulled into another world. In this case, I was probably more engaged with the crime fiction aspect of the book than the otherworldly beings or the awkward love connection between Cassandra and Roan. I didn't get a great sense of their chemistry, beyond the idea that he only lusted after her because of what she was. So while I enjoyed the book, I do feel some parts could have been more fleshed out to allow for maximum enjoyment. Nevertheless, it kept me reading, and it definitely left me wanting to read the next book now.
I'm not sure when the next book comes out, but I will definitely be in line to get it! This doesn't end on a cliffhanger too badly, though there are some major aspects of the story left unresolved. Hopefully the next installment will be available soon!
**I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**