Milky Taiden shows just how sexy science is with this fantastic paranormal read. Melinda Caster is smart and sassy and her internal dialogue kept me smirking throughout the whole story. I loved that she seemed entirely capable of keeping herself out of harm's way but it was hella fun to see her reaction to the drop dead gorgeous guy sent to protect her.
A.L.F.A Agent Parish Hamelin practically set my reading device on fire. I'm positive I saw sparks coming out of it when I read his description, or maybe that was just my drool! I enjoyed seeing this big, strong and intelligent man so flustered by Mel. Their personalities with their flaws and insecurities and wonderful strengths and blessings just made them so very real for me. I felt as if they were both friends and I was invested in not only their relationship but their adventure.
This was a quick read, or maybe I just plowed through it because I couldn't seem to get enough. And speaking of not getting enough is it, weird that I want Wilson to make a reappearance. Perhaps he could be a hero in a future story? But that is for another time perhaps.
Anyone looking for some heat, some heart and an HEA has you've got to pick this book up.
The Story: As a jaguar shifter and member of a secret government agency there isn't much Parish Hamel can't handle. But when he discovers the woman he's been sent to protect is his mate, keeping his libido in check might just be harder on him than keeping her safe.
Their existence was a secret the government stumbled upon. In exchange for continued autonomy, the paranormals entered an alliance with the government. Now they are A.L.F.A.: Alpha League Federal Agency, sworn to protect and serve humanity.
Brilliant scientist Melinda Caster has discovered a new strain of the Zika virus that stimulates synaptic growth in embryos, causing neuron development beyond normal human levels. Way beyond, like ESP-levels of cognitive abilities. When the lab is broken into, Melinda realizes that someone has been keeping tabs on her research and wants it for themselves. A happy accident destroys critical data before it can fall into the wrong hands, but unfortunately that makes Melinda and her perfect memory a target.
A.L.F.A sends in jaguar-shifter Agent Parish Hamel to discover who is after the virus and why. The beautiful scientist acts like catnip to his senses and throws his mating instincts into overdrive. And then she disappears along with the only sample of the virus…. Now Parish must canvas the darkest areas of the supernatural underground to rescue Melinda, and what he discovers is beyond a paranormal’s worst nightmare.