Not only are werewolves real, but they're damn hunky, too.
Frustrated when none of the real newspapers will hire her as a reporter, Eliza Bradley takes the only job she can get—at a paranormal magazine. Her first assignment takes her to Fairbanks, Alaska to investigate the rumors that a werewolf has killed two local men.
When she meets Hunter McCall, a local college professor and an expert on wolves, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him and ends up spending more time in his bed than worrying about werewolves. That’s when Eliza finds out Hunter isn’t just an animal in the sack, he’s an animal out of it, too—of the werewolf variety. Talk about a complicated relationship.
But Eliza can’t dwell on Hunter’s little shapeshifting issues for long. There’s another werewolf out there with a taste for human blood, and she and Hunter are the only ones who can stop him. If they don’t, they’re likely to become his next victims.
Eliza has wanted all her life to be the sort of journalist people respect, but unfortunately she just seems to be used as a fact checker! Getting a new job working at a paranormal magazine may not be the dream she's always held close, but at least it will pay the bills and for once it will be her name on the byline. Okay, so far so good, but being sent to Alaska to chase up a werewolf story? Now that's just insane and Eliza feels she just might have jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire!
Fairbanks is home to Hunter, a werewolf, and he's used to the odd lone wolf challenging him for territory, but the recent murders are certainly not what he's used to. It would seem a werewolf newly turned has an ax to grind and Hunter needs to find that person and stop the killing. Meeting Eliza quite by chance sets all his senses alive but realising she's out hunting a story about werewolves gives him pause. Luckily the attraction is mutual and pretty soon they work together, but Hunter needs to keep his guard up which is getting incredibly tricky.
Unfortunately the rogue werewolf hasn't finished with their killing spree and poor Eliza keeps finding herself directly in the cross hairs! Can Hunter stop the rogue before it's too late? If he does though, what will happen next as Eliza admits she's a city girl so there's no way she would ever stay in Alaska, is there?
I really enjoyed Animal Attraction and thought it was a great introduction to this series. I love a mystery and even though paranormal stories are my favourite genre, I do love a story filled with plot and suspense. This book has that in spades with an unusual premise I haven't seen before. If you enjoy action in your romance then you will not be disappointed as the villain and the hero clash a time or two, but I found the heroine Eliza to be the biggest revelation! She may not be a super duper paranormal or anything, but she is a very courageous and intelligent young woman and I love it when heroines fight back.
This is a romance and Ms Tyler writes seriously steamy scenes so please be prepared for erotic interactions, but as I expect passion in a werewolf story I'm fine with it. Interesting characters, and Hunter apparently has a twin living in Seattle so maybe we will get his story soon. A well thought out story and I will certainly read more from this author.