Thursday, August 18, 2016

Charming the Beast by Cynthia Eden [Review]

 Charming the Beast by Cynthia Eden
Charming the Beast (Purgatory #3) by Cynthia Eden
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: May 9, 2016

Purgatory
1. The Beast Within
2. Marked by the Vampire
3. Charming the Beast - Paperback | Kindle
4. Deal with the Devil

Cynthia Eden
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
He’s a man with a beast inside…

Connor Marrok never intended to work for the Seattle Para Unit. He’s not one of the good guys—he’s a real monster, and the beast he carries doesn’t exactly play nicely. But now he finds himself being blackmailed into a new assignment. It’s supposed to be his last gig. His mission? Protect the beautiful Chloe Quick. Keep her alive. Destroy her enemies. Easy enough…until he starts to fall for Chloe.

She just wants to escape.

Chloe is tired of being a prisoner. She wants to get away from her Para Unit guard and run fast into the night. So what if Connor is the sexiest guy she’s ever met? Chloe knows trouble when she sees it, and Connor is one big, dangerous package of trouble. But, when an obsessed werewolf begins stalking Chloe, she realizes that her paranormal bodyguard may just be the one man she needs the most.

Their attraction is primal.

Every moment that Chloe and Connor spend together increases their attraction. Chloe has never felt a need so strong or a desire so dark. The beast that Chloe carries inside has always been silent, but Connor is stirring up her animal instincts. And as the danger and desire begin to twist together, Chloe wonders just how far she’d be willing to go…in order to spend one more night in Connor’s arms. 
Thoughts on Charming the Beast: I'm reading this series NOT IN ORDER. Well, wait. It's in order if you ignore the fact I skipped book 2 for some reason known only to myself and the elder gods. You know what? I don't even know why I did it. I think I was desperate for some one on one time with a werewolf with a secret. I have such a thing for werewolves, don't I? SUCH A THING!

Anywho. Connor has a few issues to work through. As does Chloe. They're pretty well matched in that regard. What with the awful childhoods and all. Seriously, literary parents are pretty terrible, aren't they? Ehh. I guess it worked out for the best. The two of them are both damaged enough to understand the other.

Seeing as the events that shaped Chloe into her current self happened in book 2, it probably would have made sense to read it first. That said, I did okay picking up the clues. Chloe is kinda messed up and she basically has no clue how new-her is going to fit into the world, but she still has her fighting spirit. And that's important.

Sexy werewolf who has a little bit extra meets a girl who thinks she's less than she is. All in all, a solid read.

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