by Tamara Hogan continues the story of the paranormal beings introduced in Taste Me. A coalition of non-humans including werewolves, valkyries, sirens and incubi are involved in excavating an archaeolgical dig that is searching for the origin of their species on Earth. The main character, Gabe Lupinsky is a werewolf who is losing his eyesight and he is constantly challenged by the Valkyrie second, Lorin Schlessinger who is reluctant to accept his authority. Several mysteries are being explored but ultimately their off-world origins may be closer to being exposed than ever before.
I liked the idea of explaining the presence of vampires and otherworldly creatures as survivors of a spaceship having crashed and the archaeological exploration is interesting. The attraction between the handicapped werewolf and the valkyrie heir is incandescent as they each struggle against the expectations conferred upon them because of their race and their position. The valkyrie tendency to solve stress through eating, sex or fighting makes it a little difficult for Gabe to accept that their attraction is mutual but they are constantly drawn to one another even though they have trouble expressing their true feelings to one another. There are a few rather kinky sex and somewhat cliched sex scenes depicted that seem a little gratuitous but there may be future revelations which put this into perspective. I actually read this book before the first in the series so my recommendation would be for the books to be read in order. My Amazon review is at this link under ELF2060. A 'yes, this was helpful' vote is always appreciated if appropriate.
My Goodreads review for Taste Me is at this link.