Hidden Crimes

Emma Holly
Hidden Crimes
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Publisher
Smashwords
Release Date
June 2012
ISBN
9780984916245
Series
Book 3 of Hidden Series
Genre
Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance

SUMMARY
Cats and dogs shouldn't fall in love. Like any wolf, RPD detective Nate Rivera knows this. He can't help it if the tigress he's been trading quips with at the supermarket is the most alluring woman he's ever met—sassy too, which suits him down to his designer boots.

Evina Mohajit is aware their flirtation can't lead to more. Still, she relishes trading banter with the hot werewolf. This hardworking single mom hasn't felt so female since her twins' baby daddy left to start his new family. Plus, as a station chief in Resurrection's Fire Department, she understands the demands of a dangerous job.

Their will-they-or-won't-they tango could go on forever if it weren't for the mortal peril the city's shifter children fall into. To save them, Nate and Evina must team up, a choice that ignites the sparks smoldering between them . . .

Book Review by Tyra Berger
Jun 13, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
153 people found the following review helpful
The Queen of Erotic Paranormal Romance is back with her third full length novel in the Hidden series and the plot is as exciting as the love scenes. Ok, who am I kidding, the love scenes are scorching!

We are revisiting the werewolves of the Resurrection Police Department, with some were-tigers from the fire department thrown in to really make things interesting. Everyone knows cats and dogs shouldn't get along but when Detective Nate Rivera sets his eyes on were-tiger and Alpha Evina Mohajit, it will be clothes, not fur, flying.

Ms. Holly is great at developing her alternate worlds and giving them enough "normal" things to make everything believable and recognizable. From her shout out to the incredible Dame Maggie Smith and Downton Abby, to going online and Oogleing someone (their version of Google) to being able to put a spell on your car's trunk to keep your groceries cool, she brings everyday things to life with just a little twist.

Her secondary characters are as fully fleshed out as her main characters and add layers to her storytelling. Not only is the whole wolf pack back in action but now we get interesting, sexy firemen! I know I won't be the only one who wants to see a Liam/Tony hook-up! Of course if that does happen, my Nook will probably melt into a big pile of sexually satisfied goo.

Can I just tell you how refreshing it was to read the female in the Alpha role? Nate may have had latent alpha tendencies but Evina was a full-on alpha and Nate had no problem accepting that about her. The scene where she dominates him in the bedroom has to be one of the sexiest, hottest things I have read in forever! It was interesting to see a POV other than the alpha and to get a glimpse into the psyche of thinking you should be top dog when you aren't.

When you add in the mystery element that brings Nate and Evina together, it's both shocking and compelling, bringing in the mindset of people who are unhappy with their lot in life and are willing to hurt anyone else to get what they think they deserve. Ms. Holly did an excellent job at weaving the police procedural together with her inventive love scenes and making this book one that I could not put down.

Some of my favorite moments are Nate's interaction with Evina's twins, like him making them breakfast and then thinking about changes he could make to his bachelor pad to make it more kid friendly. But one thing to keep in mind though… you probably shouldn't let Evina be in charge of breakfast…cereal and tuna?? EWWW.

If you are looking for a HOT summer read, then pick up HIDDEN CRIMES and give inter-species love a chance!
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