When Temptation Burns: A Shadow Keepers Novel by J.K. Beck

When Temptation Burns: A Shadow Keepers Novel

byJ.K. Beck, J. Kenner

Kobo ebook | July 31, 2012

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From J. Kenner, the New York Times bestselling author of Release Me and Claim Me, writing as J. K. Beck

Half human, half daemon, Ryan Doyle is a driving force for justice. As an agent for the Preternatural Enforcement Coalition, he’s investigating murders linked to a Los Angeles fringe group bent on exposing the shadow world to humanity. He is a master of self-control, keeping his deepest hungers hidden beneath a veneer of cool professionalism. Until he crosses paths with sinfully sweet Andy Tarrent, a gutsy reporter who makes him crave all the pleasures he’s denied himself for centuries.
 
Tracking a band of conspiracy theorists eager to spill blood, Andy has uncovered the story of her career. Brooding, mysterious Ryan is an enigma—but their dance of seduction is hotter than any fantasy. As they race to stop mass murder on the streets, Andy knows that Ryan is holding back, keeping secrets. But getting close to Ryan means opening the door to a world that will challenge her deepest beliefs—including what it means to truly surrender to love.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from J. Kenner's Release Me.

Title:When Temptation Burns: A Shadow Keepers NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 31, 2012Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:034552568X

ISBN - 13:9780345525680

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Liked It...Last Book of the Series "When Temptation Burns" by J.K. Beck. Book 6 (final book) in The Shadow Keepers series. I really enjoyed this book. Ryan Doyle, known as just Doyle throughout the book, has been a character that was introduced in the first book and has been in each book thereafter. I've been hoping that he would get his own book and I'm so glad this book gave him a happily ever after with the character of Andrea, known as Andy throughout the book. Doyle is a paradaemon working for the PEC (Preternatural Enforcement Coalition) and he's going undercover to infiltrate a group of humans who are attacking paranormals. The last thing he needs is a reporter, Andy, who knows who he is compromising his cover. He also happens to be attracted to Andy, who's is human, and that's a very bad thing. The last thing he wants to do is hurt her. Andy is a reporter and her cousin is telling her he's part of a group that defends people from vampires and werewolves. But when he tells her that he may have killed werewolf, she needs to know what is going on. Andy is propelled into a world she didn't know existed, but is this new world everything she's been told? Or are there two sides to every story? I really enjoyed the romance between Doyle and Andy in this book. Great chemistry together. A lot of action throughout the book. And we finally get to know why Doyle and Luke (Lucius from book 1 "When Blood Calls"), who used to be best friends, are not friends anymore and basically just tolerate each other. Great character development for both Doyle and Andy and the story line throughout the book was excellent. I really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Really Liked It "When Darkness Hungers" by J.K. Beck. Book 5 in The Shadow Keepers series. I really liked this addition to the series. Sergius (Serge) is a character that has been in the series from the beginning and I was hoping he was going to get his story told because he definitely needed a happily ever after and the character of Alexis was a great match for him. The story line was very well done explaining just enough of Serge's history for the reader if you haven't read the previous books. Serge is a vampire that has struggled with controlling the daemon part of himself for centuries. In book 3, "When Wicked Craves", Serge is willingly cursed to save his friends and then cured but no one knows what side effects he may suffer from. This is were this book begins, with Serge dealing with his side effects from the curse. Along the way he meets Alexis, a human woman who is a vampire hunter. Her sister was killed by a vampire and now Alexis wants revenge. I'm giving the book 4 stars because I really enjoyed the overall story line. The romance between Serge and Alexis was good but didn't really have momentum until about halfway through the book. They don't actually have a meaningful conversation until just before halfway through the book. From there, their relationship starts and is quite complicated with both of them fighting their feelings for each other. I will definitely be reading the next book.
Date published: 2016-12-02