Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Review: Deadly Desire

This is the 7th book in the Riley Jenson series by Keri Arthur.

Book Blurb:

Guardian Riley Jenson always seems to face the worst villains. And this time's no different. For it's no ordinary sorceress who can raise the dead to do her killing. But that's exactly what Riley expects to find at the end of a trail of female corpses used - and discarded - in a bizarre ritual of evil. With pressure mounting to catch the fiend, the last thing Riley needs is the heat of the upcoming full moon bringing her werewolf hormones to a boil - or the reappearance of a sexy bounty hunter, the rogue wolf Kye Murphy.

Riley has threatened Murphy with arrest if he doesn't back off the investigation, but it's Riley who feels handcuffed by Kye's lupine charm. Torn between her vamp and wolf natures, between her love for Quinn and her attraction to Kye, Riley knows she's courting danger and indulging the deadliest desires. For her hunt through the supernatural underworld will bring her face-to-face with what lurks in a darkness where even monsters fear to tread.

I loved this book. :)

Riley can't catch a break - work is crazy and with the full moon just days away her hormones are crazy as well. :) As always Riley has plenty of guys willing to relieve her moon fever - but Riley is trying to behave and rely on Quinn to meet all her needs.

And believe it or not - Quinn is mellowing a little. Her realizes that Riley is a wolf and certain things are just part of the wolf package - but I don't think Quinn really understands the limits Riley has placed on herself to keep him happy.

The case Riley is working on brings her face to face with Kye - who is working the same case for a friend - and sparks fly. Riley and Kye ignore those sparks - but where there are sparks - there is fire - and both are on the brink of being consumed.

I give Deadly Desire 5 out of 5 stars and I can't wait for the next installment. :)


Full Moon RisingKissing SinTempting EvilDangerous Games
Embraced By DarknessThe Darkest KissDeadly DesireBound to Shadows


Mandi said...

I have heard such great things about this series. Really need to start it! Nice review!

Lea said...

Lovely review Michelle!

I too have heard wonderful things about this series. Delighted you enjoyed it and thank you for sharing. :)

Michelle G said...


I've enjoyed this series - some installments more than others - but overall, a pretty good set of books.


Thank you. :) And you're welcome. LOL

Have a wonderful day ladies.


gapyeargirl123 said...

I love this series. I cannot wait for the next one - only a few more weeks now!
I'm looking forward to seeing more about Kai in the new one.

Michelle G said...


I agree, I'm looking forward to more of Kai as well. :) I believe I read some where about the book coming out next year being the last one in this series. If that is true, I'm going to miss Riley.

gapyeargirl123 said...

Yes, it's true. *sniffs*
I'll miss it too. She always has so much fun. And it has nothing to do with all the sexy shifters & vampires she meets *looks innocent*

Blodeuedd said...

..sounds familiar, might I have the first e-book from suvudu, hm, I hope so after thsi review :O

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite series.I cannot wait for Bound to Shadows at the end of the month.

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

Loved your review. I haven't read this series. Do you have to start with book one or can you pick up anywhere in the series?

LOL! My word verify is: shame :)

Michelle G said...


I look forward to your thoughts. :)


I am excited about it too. :)


I think it would be best if you start with the first book - but they can be read independently - you just might not get some references to previous cases or love interests.

Cecile said...

I actually have this series on my TBB list! Seeing your review may up the ante a little! =)
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Michelle!

Great review, makes me want to snatch it up and read! I'll have to give this author a try.

Thanks for sharing!

Dottie :)

Christine said...

I haven't seen someone review a Riley Jensen novel in ages! I'm so glad to see this!

I started this series a long time ago... and I think I'm at book 4. You've inspired me to pick it up again. I think I even have through book 6 on my TBR shelf!

booklover0226 said...

I have heard a lot of great things about this series but have never read it.

After reading this post, I'm ready now.

Tracey D