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Will a dark history doom their future together?
New York copper Tom Halloran is a man with a past. If anyone finds out he once ran with the notorious O’Connell tunnel gang, he’ll spend the rest of his life doing hard time behind bars. But Tom’s secret is threatened when a horrible murder on his beat seems to have been caused by the same ancient magic that killed his gang.
Cat shifter Cicero is determined to investigate the disappearance of one friend and the death of another, even though no one else believes the cases are connected. When the trail of his investigation crosses Tom’s, the very bohemian Cicero instinctively recognizes the uncultured Irish patrolman as his witch. Though they’re completely unsuited to one another, Cicero has no choice but to work alongside Tom…all the while fighting against the passion growing within.
Tom knows that taking Cicero as his familiar would only lead to discovery and disaster. Yet as the heat between them builds, Tom’s need for the other man threatens to overcome every rational argument against becoming involved.
But when their investigation uncovers a conspiracy that threatens all of New York, Tom must make the hardest decision of his life: to live a lie and gain his heart’s desire, or to confess the truth and sacrifice it all.
Oh My Goodness. This book is everything. Jordan L. Hawk is one of the best authors out here. I haven’t read a bad book yet, and don’t think I will ever!!! Her world building and character building is so thorough. I love all of her characters and her concepts are some of my favorite for paranormal. It’s a subject that I like reading about. This book I felt like the world building was so easily understood and it just flowed easily. I loved the characters, the plot, and the easy feel of it being a Historical Fiction book. I think I was cheesing the entire time reading this. Both characters were fabulous. I enjoyed Tom alot. He did his own thing and his own way. I loved how he thought things through and didn’t rush into anything for anyone, including Cicero. I’m not a cat person at all. Cicero is definitely a cat person. He’s finicky, pampered, loyal, and a tad selfish but I really enjoyed him.
From the novella when he was just Rook’s partner I knew it was something special about the guy who didn’t like water. He needed his outward appearance to stay sharp and always seemed to be spoiled and number #1. I got all of this just off reading about him and hearing what he has to say. Tom and Cicero being thrown together was magical in my eyes. Two completely different guys with different ways but so much in common when it matters. From the very beginning I thought they were attuned with each other. The mystery and clues that popped felt like little snacks t me. I couldn’t figure out where we were going with the story. I enjoyed Tom’s history and seeing his life come full circle. I can’t give away the plot, but we all know Jordan is wonderful with the plot and the coupling because they were hot. On fire almost. I might have needed a fan by these two.
I enjoyed this story alot. Loved the elements of New York and just seeing the history on page. The last 25% I had some issues with, it got a little disjointed in my mind. I might have been confuse but I kept reading. I’m not so sure I know who’s responsible, but that could have been me trying to soak it all up so fast. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this world. I feel like it’s a possible M/M/M pairing, but I don’t want to get my hopes up. Read the book people, this author rocks and is consistently great with her work.