I really liked this one, the last two stories make it worth the credit or money spent if you plan on getting this. :)
"Temptation On Ice" by Cherry Adair :
When paranormal operative Sebastian Tremayne heads to the Artic Circle to keep an eye on red-hot pyhsicist Michaela Giese, the polar ice cap isn't the only thing in danger of melting. This beautiful brainy woman could spark a nuclear disaster he cannot stop -- even with magic -- and ignite a fiery passion he cannot resist...
My Thoughts :
This was a bit too James Bond-y for me. Don't get me wrong I like James Bond. The characters were interesting to a point but I think the plot lacked a bit of.... something to keep me fully glued to the pages. I didn't ever find myself saying "man I just have to know what happens! What happens!?" Instead I was more like "yeah yeah * snaps fingers twice * lets keep the ball rolling and get this over with, save the day, have sex, and live happily ever after before I grow gray hairs." And somehow the ball just stopped and so did I. My interest vanished almost as quickly as it started.
"Temptation in Shadows" by Gena Showalter :
Tall, lean, muscular -- and definitely rough around the edges -- Sean Walker is not your typical nightclub bodyguard. Ge's a controller of shadows, able to wield darkness at will. But when a mysterious woman at the club turns out to have powers greater than his own, he has no choice by seduction....
My Thoughts :
The blurb made up for this is a bit deceiving. It leads you to believe the hero unintentionally comes across the heroine, but here's a secret. Their meeting is anything but coincidental, he works for an agency and she is his mission, he's just shadowing, no pun intended, as a bodyguard... well, more of a bouncer really. But either way. Now, I'm going to be completely honest here, I read this story last. With anthologies I tend to jump around stories, make it interesting, lol. Anyways I loved this story! I loved the characters, the whole presentation was executed perfectly. My favorite story in this book and I seriously hope this is part of a series, new or old it doesn't matter, I just want more of it.
"Hunting Temptation" by Lorie O' Clare :
A manhunter by trade, Seth is on the trail of his most dangerous prey yet : a living, breathing, man-eating werewolf. But the last thing he expects to catch in his trap is a beautiful, beguiling woman -- with some wild animal urges of her own....
My Thoughts :
Okay, another deceiving blurb. This guy is a bounty hunter not a manhunter. I don't know about you but when I hear the term manhunter I think of someone like the incest babies from the movie The Wrong Turn, someone who hunts others for sport and keeps various body parts strewn about as trophies. And there was no trap, sorry if that's considering spoiling I just want you to go in reading this with the facts not false information the creator of that blurb gives you. But, though the blurb does give you misleading information on what to expect with this story it is still a pretty kick-a$$ addition to this anthology and if read in the correct order a great way to end this book.
I read this because of Gena Showalter and Lorie O'Clare.
Temptation of Ice: I'm not really a huge fan of Cherry Adair. Her story was okay but I did find myself skimming through it and wanting her to just get on with her story. She gets kind of detailed with the technical things and I found it a little tedious. One of the characters in the story dies (I won't ruin it and tell you who) but the main characters acted like it was no big deal when I expected more.
Temptation of the Shadows: I have read most of Gena Showalter's books and I can see this being a start of another really cool series. As usual she introduces some really fun side characters and I would love to read more about them. I love how the heroine just makes so much sense. She wasn't overly tough or overly wimpy, just perfect. The hero just has the right amount of idiot in him to make him enduring.
Hunting Temptation: The blurbs on the back of the book doesn't do it justice. It was rather inaccurate. The hero is a bounty hunter. I agree with the other review that the term "manhunter" makes him more sinister. This was the first paranormal romance I read by O'Clare. I have only read her FBI series. I liked the story but I found the peripheral characters kind of wooden. I also would have liked more character development in the main characters, but it was worth the read.