Book Name: The Wolf Within
Series: Purgatory (Book #1)
Author's Name: Cynthia Eden
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Main Characters: Duncan and Holly
Release Date: November 15, 2012
Reviewed by: Shonna
My Rating: 4.5
Blurb: 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.
Review: As part of the Para Unit, Duncan fights to help bring rogue vampire and werewolves to justice. Hating werewolves for the death of his family, he knows the dangers associated with being on the team. Regrettably one evening on the job he is bitten and begins his own transformation. In just a few short days his fate could be determined depending on whether he will be able to stay in control or if the beast now inside of him will take over. Taken to the unit’s doctor, Duncan’s wolf declares "mine” as soon as he gets close to her and breaths in her scent.Holly Young, the physician working for the Para Unit has been hiding her secret for a year now. With the help of her stepbrother, what happened that tragic night is only know by the two of them. Little does she know that her little secret is just the tip of the iceberg. The lies and deceit her brother has weaved begins to come to light concerning the units operation, while Holly and Duncan reach out to understand the unique bonding between them.