The Beast Within
By Kelly Ethan
What's a girl to do when she can’t change into the family wolf and Mr. Beast kidnaps her man? Take the evil on and kick some ass with or without a furry coat.
Cassidy Quinn, Private Investigator extraordinaire, helps down and dirty humans and monsters of Memorial City...for a price. But when a friend phones with a puzzling medical case, Cassidy knows the big bad has come to town-in the form of a rogue Werewolf out for blood. Making herself known to the new evil, she fights against his web of deceit and lies, battling to save her friends, family and sexy police detective Patrick Logan.
One problem--the beast has targeted Cassidy for his mate and he has the upper fang since she's stuck in human form. When Cassidy finds Logan an all too seductive distraction, the beast's anger explodes and Logan is kidnapped by the werewolf.
Can Cassidy find Logan before it's too late and he becomes the main course?
Review: One wild ride!
Cassidy Quinn is your rough and tumble PI and a shifter, only one problem she can't fully shift. She has super strength and abilities, but can only turn into a wolf hybrid creature. Patrick Logan is a sexy police detective investigating the same case as Cassidy. The sparks fly when they met and not in the good way, at first. But they warm up to each other as the book progresses. The sexual tension between the two is thick, and Ms Ethan does a great job of making it work.
Ms Ethan does a great job of keeping you guessing who will be the evil beast after Cassidy. You never see the beast, just glimpses from out of his eyes. Which gives you his perspective, yet leaves you guessing. There was a section I found really creepy. I felt it was totally un-needed and could've been left out completely or at the very least changed to a less unpleasant scenario. I don't want to ruin the book so I can't tell you what it was but I really didn't like it and it really spoiled the book for me.
Other than that it was really good and well written. Ms Ethan kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. She also did a good job of balancing the mystery with the romance. If you like paranormal romance then you might like this book, but don't say I didn't warn you about the ick factor.