Review: Natural Evil by Thea Harrison

Claudia Hunter is on a road trip through the Nevada desert when she sees the body of a dog on the side of the highway. Pulling over to investigate, she quickly determines that the enormous animal is clinging to life. While working to save him with the help of the local vet, Claudia realizes there’s something about the creature that seems more. Other. Wyr. Which makes this case of animal cruelty attempted murder.

Too injured to shape shift, Luis Alvaraz is reluctant to tell Claudia what he knows about his attack, afraid it will only make her a target. But the sheriff is corrupt, and his attackers know Luis is alive and vulnerable. To make matters worse, a sandstorm is sweeping into town, and if they’re going to survive the night, Luis will have to place all his trust in Claudia.

Warning: Take a gorgeous man temporarily stuck in the dog house, add a strong, take-no-prisoners woman, mix in encroaching enemies and a raging sandstorm and stir to combine. Enjoy with a freshly opened can of whoop-ass.

My Thoughts

Kick Ass Fun

This is a really short read but a good one. I really like Claudia. If you like Urban Fantasy, kicking ass type of chicks, then Claudia is your girl. This woman isn’t a fainting lily and certainly won’t run from a fight. One of my favorite scenes is when she kicks the ass out of our villain and his side kicks. She literally embraces her butt kicking, foot stomping, gun totting side of herself. I love it!
Luis is more of a just there character, to the much cooler Claudia. I mean don’t get me wrong he’s smoking hot and a Wyr. But he wasn’t that memorable.

Being that it is such a short story you don’t get that much background of the world they live in. So I had to fill in the blanks and use my imagination for some things. This was my first novel by this author and I really liked it. I wouldn’t have complained if she had stretched this to a full novel and explained more of the Wyr and other paranormal beings floating around.
The cover of this book is worth mentioning also, whoever the guy Is on the front is very hot and looks like Antonio Banderas!
Read it? Yep. Is this a standalone novel? Sort of.

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