Lexia Torrance is a young woman with the gift of second sight. Her ability allows the Phoenix Police Department to solve crimes based on the gift of touch. Her latest case leads her to the body of a local man left with the killers' calling card—an emblem burned on the victim's chest in the shape of a sun. She soon finds herself facing five men looking for the necklace with the same emblem…and they are determined to find her as well...
Galen Cortes knows the immense ability deep inside Lexia as well as her destiny to take the throne as Skinwalker Chieftess to the southwest tribe. As a guard of the tribe, Galen has sworn to protect Lexia and teach her the truth about her powers. Despite what his heart feels, he knows a guard isn’t supposed to get too close to a betrothed Chieftess. But his fiery passion may soon override his rational thought.
With a murderous Lycan tribe on their tail and only a few hours to spare once Lexia learns her birthright, Galen will only have a day to teach her what those before her learned in a lifetime. Before their time is over, passion will erupt between the guard and his ruler, a fateful battle will dawn between two tribes and a new Chieftess will arise within the nocturnal hours…
First Impressions Last:
Hmmm, I wanted to try something new with this one. I don't usually like crime and police kind of novels (except for Sherlock Holmes, but how can you not love Sherlock?) but I was willing to give this one and it's small crime and police element a bit of a whirl.
Behind the 226 Pages:
First of all, the blurb for this book would've been so so so much better if there wasn't the part on Galen and how Lexia is the Chieftess. We want to find out these things on our own! and it would've made the novel so much better if we had not have known this from the moment we start the novel. I love the female dominance in this book, we don't really see much of it, but we do here and it's very refreshing. However, the almighty cliche of guy loves girl he's not supposed to/cannot love tries to stay away from her and keep in control. Yeah, heard that one before? I have, yet it worked really well in this novel. I love the way that Lexia can stand up for herself and can fend for herself. You constantly see elements that make you believe she is Skinwalker Chieftess material and is not one to mess around with. You go girl!
Great use of imagery, the model on the cover looks exactly how I pictured Lexia, right throughout the whole novel.