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.
Connor has one simple task to do for the Para Unit and it's to guard Chloe and make sure she remains secure inside their safe house but Chloe has other ideas! She's tired of spending her life captive, and is determined to obtain freedom no matter at what cost. The problem is that werewolf Chloe has changed recently and there's something so different about her she's not really safe anywhere anymore. Connor has always prided himself on his own power over his beast but the temptation Chloe poses is set to test even his iron willed control.
Chloe is being hunted by the new Alpha in town and it's going to take more than just Connor to protect her. The Para Unit need to clamp down on the rogue werewolf pack but distrust runs deep. Connor knows what his duty is, but sometimes his own inner beast really needs to be released and when it comes to the frustrating Chloe, he's at the edge of his tether. Chloe is pushing every button Connor has and pretty soon it's going to be an explosive situation. Chloe isn't the only one who is "other"; Connor has a dark secret and if it comes out, his world might come crashing down! The attraction between them is off the charts but can Chloe see the man or will she only see the beast?
I love this series and look forward so much to reading these stories. They do all connect so it's well worth reading them in order but to be truthful each book does work as a standalone as each tells the romance of a different couple. If you enjoy reading about vampires and werewolves, then this will certainly be entertaining but I'm also enjoying the world building Ms Eden is doing. This is an off shoot of the FBI and it's great the way paranormals are being mixed alongside humans. There are a lot of underhand practices going on and not everyone can be counted on to do the right thing. I particularly enjoy the strong characters and Eric Pate, who is in charge, has been a constant enigma throughout these books not to mention quite obnoxious at times. This group may be the good guys but let’s just say none of them are afraid to get their hands dirty! I hasten to add that this is all about the romance and our lead couple is more than capable of melting my Kindle, so be prepared to want a Connor of your own!
Charming the Beast is a fabulous addition to the series and has a very intriguing ending. This was a fast read for me and very enjoyable. I'm beyond curious to know what will happen next and congratulate Ms Eden on another top notch book. If you enjoy a steamy romance with a side of action and intrigue, then this book is a must read. I can never resist a book that sucks me into a world of paranormal shenanigans and once again Ms Eden delivers a fabulous ride.