Having left Diablo Lake a few years back running from a bad break up Katie Grady is a bit hesitant to return but knows that her family needs her. Finding a place to live near the man she’d had a crush on for years wasn’t a bad turn of events though. Jace Dooley is now hotter than ever and the two find themselves drawn to each other.
Diablo Lake though is inhabited by witches and werewolves. Katie herself is a witch that has just been coming into her powers and finding out just how strong she is. Jace is in line to become the leader of his pack and the two together can only prove to make each other stronger. Katie’s ex-boyfriend is from another pack and when she returns starts giving her problems.
I’ve read several of Lauren Dane’s books and have liked all to some degree whether it was a regular couple involved or one that had a paranormal aspect. She’s always done the erotic sexy side of the read well but sometimes I felt the plot could have been a bit expanded on instead of rushing into the sexy.
With Diablo Lake the relationship between Katie and Jace had plenty of time to build and grow which I enjoyed. They certainly end up having their steamy moments between them but it didn’t feel as rushed into as some of the other books I’d read.
Also, with this small town community being made up of witches and werewolves the story had more of the paranormal added in this time. Magic and werewolf politics coming into play with this particular pairing added a fun layer to the read that was given more expansion than some of the other books that rushed into the bedroom part.
Overall, a fun, sexy read to start off Lauren Dane’s new Diablo Lake series.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.