Natural Evil

Natural Evil - Thea Harrison

While driving on a deserted highway in Nevada, Claudia Hunter spots a miserable heap of fur at the side of the road. Taking pity on the creature, she pulls over to investigate and finds a large dog that looks like it has been dragged behind a car for miles. Unwilling to put the dog down, Claudia ends up transporting it to the nearest vet, only to discover that what she thought was a dog is actually a Wyr and the crime is much more insidious then extreme animal abuse.

Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous novella in the series, True Colors. However, Natural Evil was a pretty good read.

 

Claudia is an emotionally distant ex-soldier and she kicks some pretty serious ass throughout this story. I loved having her paired with Luis, the hero, who is young, energetic, and rather optimistic. The ending, despite not being a traditional happily-ever-after, was really appropriate for the main characters but it left me hoping that these two will be revisited in a future book. My only real compliant is that Luis wasn't as fleshed out as Claudia, which might've been due to of how much page time he spends in his dog form.

 

All in all, this was a fun short story and I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good short paranormal romance.