The Wolf Within (Purgatory # 1)

By Cynthia Eden

RBTS The Wolf Within


FBI Special Agent Duncan McGuire spends his days–and his nights–tracking real-life monsters. Most humans aren’t aware of the vampires and werewolves that walk among them. They don’t realize the danger that they face, but Duncan knows about the horror that waits in the darkness. He hunts the monsters, and he protects the innocent. Duncan just never expects to become a monster. But after a brutal werewolf attack, Duncan begins to change…and soon he will be one of the very beasts that he has hunted.

Dr. Holly Young is supposed to help Duncan during his transition. It’s her job to keep him sane so that Duncan can continue working with the FBI’s Para Unit. But as Duncan’s beast grows stronger, the passion that she and Duncan have held carefully in check pushes to the surface. The desire that is raging between them could be a very dangerous thing…because Holly isn’t exactly human, not any longer.

As the monsters circle in, determined to take out all of the agents working at the Para Unit, Holly and Duncan will have to use their own supernatural strengths in order to survive. But as they give up more of their humanity and embrace the beasts within them both, they realize that the passion between them isn’t safe, it isn’t controllable, and their dark need may just be an obsession that could destroy them both.

Author’s Note: THE WOLF WITHIN is an adult paranormal romance. It contains werewolves, vampires, adult language, sexy times, and lots of danger. Please consider yourself warned. THE WOLF WITHIN contains approximately 60,000 words.

My Review

OK this book interested me from the start as it had my two favourite words – FBI & Werewolf. I mean that just says hot men, dominating moves and steamy sex. You get two of those and some quickie sex thrown in. I also joined a new group in Goodreads and their BOTM was Charming the Beast (Purgatory #3) so needed to read books 1 and 2.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the book, did not devour it. The FBI story is well done, I believe we had to learn all the history of the current team and where they are going forward so we know what the go is in books 2 and beyond. The team dynamic is good, must say Pate and Connor were characters I really liked and think their storylines will be worthwhile.

Purgatory is the name of the prison set up by FBI for Werewolfs and Vampires, obviously they cannot go to human prisons. The Paranormal unit is a division of the FBI and are a mix of Vampires and Werewolfs.

The two main characters Duncan and Holly really only have what I would say is good sex. They seem to get interrupted all the time and when sex happened it was very quick so as I started to get worked up – it was all over red rover.

I really enjoyed the twists and turns and the family connections that was something I did not expect but a great surprise none the less.

Will I read Book 2, yes I probably will as Book 3 sounds actually really good, it is available but I have other books on my iPad calling me so may do one a month.

Onto my next book ….

The Wolf Within (Purgatory #1)

My Rating: 3 Hearts

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