Rose Kinley never intended to be one of the most feared creatures to walk the earth. Once upon a time, she was a human—one who fell in love with a mysterious stranger. But when she got caught in a paranormal war, she lost her humanity and died…only to wake later as a vampire.
Now Rose has a choice. She can continue to try and be the good girl she once was or she can let her darkness out to play. Maybe it’s finally time for her to step into the dark.
He’s the reason she’s undead.
Panther shifter Julian Craig has a mission—protect Rose at all costs. It’s his fault that she lost her human life, and he literally made a deal with the devil so that she would have a second chance as a vampire. And as part of that deal, he’s supposed to keep his hands off Rose. An impossible task considering the dangerous lust he feels for her.
When Rose is targeted by a paranormal collector, Julian knows that he will have to let his own beast out if he is to protect the only woman who ever touched his battered soul. Rose may be afraid of the darkness she carries, but Julian is more than ready to show the world just what kind of a monster he truly is. Julian isn’t afraid of the dark…but the monsters that wait in the shadows? They will bow to him.
He’ll show her just how good it can feel…to be bad.
Julian isn't the usual chest beating alpha but he is very protective of Rose and always puts her above himself. The bargains he has made and everything he is willing to do for Rose is heartbreaking at times. Yes, he feels she is 'his' but I had to wonder why? Rose is so out of her depth in the darker world she has awoken to. Still thinking like a weak human, when in fact, Rose is now a strong paranormal and no longer prey.
Ms Eden writes pulse pounding exciting paranormal romance that constantly surprises me. Her work is imaginative and never predictable. Characters that are larger than life, sexy, and yet there's always humour to be found. I thought her Purgatory series was good (and it really was!) but the Bad Things series started with a bang and is still going at full tilt. What really sets this series apart is the amazing creatures Ms Eden brings to glorious life.
I'm hoping next up is Rayce, the irreverent and oh so funny werewolf as it would be nice to see him knocked for six but whatever this author writes I know I will be clamouring to read it!
I was gifted a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.