Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Britton (The Awakening #3) by Abby Niles

"I would lick that man up one side and down the other."

Half-shifter and lead SPAC agent, Val Calhoun, has listened to women gush over the Don Juan of the precinct for the last four years. Yeah, Detective Britton Townsend is hot and has stunning blue eyes, but that foul mouth he saves only for her? What a waste of good looks. And no way does Val want that mouth anywhere near hers.

When the shifter community is threatened, Val is assigned to the case…and fails. So the High Council turns to the rogue shifter they'd sentenced to twenty years as a human--that same obnoxiously sexy Detective Townsend. And sends the two arch-enemies deep into the North Carolina Mountains-—together, and alone.

Being stuck in a tiny honeymoon cabin with Miss Castration and only one bed is definitely not Britton's idea of a good time. But the High Council doesn’t take no for an answer. After his shifter abilities are restored, Brit is once again susceptible to the dreaded, irreversible bonding instinct, the Drall. Thankfully, all he’s ever felt for Val is intense loathing, no reason to worry. Right? All he has to do is solve this case pronto, and he can go back to his footloose Casanova ways. That is, if they don’t kill each other first. Or worse...fall in love.

My review:
ARC given by Entangled Publishing for a fair and honest review.
This is the third and in my not so humble opinion the best so far in Abby Niles The Awakening series.  This is an enemies to lovers type tale.  Val has benefited by Britton’s demotion but can’t figure out why the ladies man find her so detestable.  Whenever they are in the same room he is antagonistic to her but nobody else.  So she gives as good as she gets.  Britton doesn’t like the guy he is towards Val but can’t seem to help himself.  Now they are going to have to work together to save a child and keep the shifter community from being outed.  And if they discover the cause for the mutual antagonism so much the better. 

This story was terrific.  This series just keeps getting better.  There are strong characters, terrific stories, fun dialogue and swoon worthy romance.  Read the first two books in this series Aidan and Liam to get a sense of the world and rules the shifters have to live by then read Britton and watch him and Val challenge them all.

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