Empath Maya Eddings is a bodyguard and her latest case is
somewhat dull, in spite of the attempted hit on her client’s
life. But things get interesting once Maya uses her
investigative skills to help clear the name of her best
friend’s little brother, Stephen Daniels.
Stephen has had a crush on Maya since he was a teenager, but
she never noticed him until now. However, on the night that
Maya agreed to go out with him, Stephen is charged with
murder. But murder takes a back seat to tear-the-clothes-off
sex they have once Stephen is released from police custody.
This need is a little surprising to Maya, seeing as how
earlier that day she had some doggy loving from her local
werewolf and neighbor with benefits, Matt Brewer.
But nothing is as it seems. Stephen is really part
incubus, cursed to have sex with anyone. Although there is
no cure, if Stephen found the right lover, he might be able to
keep his demon part from seeking out others. Matt believes
that Maya is his mate and is willing to resort to devious
measures to have this come true. So who should Maya choose?
Maya is a modern woman and doesn’t take
much guff from anyone, human or otherwise. And Matt and
Stephen have their own qualities which make them attractive.
Packing Heat is packed with the unusual, but it
all works. Matt must confront the fact that the woman he
considers his mate is sleeping with another man, and things
that go bump in the night actually inhabit Kansas City (who
knew?). Additionally, Maya must decide how to proceed with
two men in her life, each of whom wants her for himself.
This Happy For Now story left me wanting
more, which is a good thing, seeing how this is the first in