The Wolf Within (A Purgatory Novel) Book 1 by Cynthia Eden.
FBI Special Agent Duncan McGuire spends his days—and his nights—tracking real-life monsters. Most humans aren’t aware of the vampires and werewolves that walk among them. They don’t realize the danger that they face, but Duncan knows about the horror that waits in the darkness. He hunts the monsters, and he protects the innocent. Duncan just never expects to become a monster. But after a brutal werewolf attack, Duncan begins to change…and soon he will be one of the very beasts that he has hunted.
Dr. Holly Young is supposed to help Duncan during his transition. It’s her job to keep him sane so that Duncan can continue working with the FBI’s Para Unit. But as Duncan’s beast grows stronger, the passion that she and Duncan have held carefully in check pushes to the surface. The desire that is raging between them could be a very dangerous thing…because Holly isn’t exactly human, not any longer.
As the monsters circle in, determined to take out all of the agents working at the Para Unit, Holly and Duncan will have to use their own supernatural strengths in order to survive. But as they give up more of their humanity and embrace the beasts within them both, they realize that the passion between them isn’t safe, it isn’t controllable, and their dark need may just be an obsession that could destroy them both.
This is the start of a series…..
Duncan likes his job, he’s good at it. He’s part of an elite unit (a police force for supernaturals) they capture or destroy the supernaturals that go “rouge” to keep the “humans” safe and unaware. But after he is attacked by a werewolf all he wants is revenge. And as he goes through the change his priorities change, his instincts call on him to kill or make a certain doctor “his”……
Holly is a doctor, she works closely with the paranormal units that control and contain anything that’s not human. She’s about to finish for the day, when a call comes in that an agent has been bitten, Holly becomes all business, her job is to contain and train the rogue werewolves that enter her facility. And if they can’t be rehabilitated, then they are destroyed.
She sees who the bitten agent is, it’s Duncan
McGuire (she’s noticed him, and has never really plucked up the courage to talk to him) and now she may never get the chance, if he survives the change (only humans with certain DNA can survive the bite from a werewolf or vampire) then Duncan will need to be monitored or controlled with a silver collar.
This was a really good read. Both Holly and Duncan like each other, but neither had acted on it.
Will Duncan manage the beast within him? And if he does what will he do about his attraction to the lovely doctor?
And there is a secret that Holly is hiding, will it help or hinder Duncan?