"an addicting read"

Mackenzie Lyons has worked hard to be promoted to detective, and she has worked equally hard to be taken seriously by her superiors and fellow officers in Chicago's Southside. When Mackenzie is sent on a call to investigate a brutal murder, a high profile case lands in her lap. After seeing the torn and degraded condition of the body she is determined to bring the murderer to justice. The forensic evidence points to the death being caused by a large canine so Mackenzie sets out to question Rafael Stone, founder of the Lykos Institute and head of the Stone Corporation. The Lykos Institute is a research facility focused on the study of canine breeds. Because Rafael's company is known to use trained guard dogs, Mackenzie pays a visit to get some information from the illusive philanthropist. What begins as a professional consultation quickly escalates into a full fledged investigation, with Rafael Stone as the prime suspect. When another victim turns up the political heat is on the department to solve the case; the fact that she cannot keep her mind on business whenever she is in the same room with this tall, dark and mysterious man is not helping matters in the least.

Rafe is not responsible for the murders but he just may know who is. But can he convince the enticing detective Lyons without revealing himself, the pack alpha, and jeopardizing the mission of the Lykos Institute? Can Mackenzie believe that a man that turns her inside out can possibly be responsible for such heinous crimes? She'll have to follow this through to the end, and hope she doesn't lose her heart, and career in the process.

LYCAN INSTINCT is a fast paced, edgy read from debut author Brandi Broughton. The story features a well paced and carefully constructed plot that immediately pulls the reader in. The heroine is tough, self confident and has a painful past that also allows her to be vulnerable. Readers will enjoy watching the sexy and rather arrogant hero become so infatuated that he is willing to risk his heart and responsibilities for a chance at happiness. The characters' clever banter, emotional turmoil and tangible sexual tension; along with the non-stop action, combine to provide an addicting read that will have you turning pages well into the night. Throw a cast of intriguing supporting characters into the mix and I for one cannot wait to see what the sexy Stone brothers, and Officer Cooper, Mackenzie's playboy partner, have in store when they get the chance to tell their stories. Bravo, Ms. Broughton!

Review date: July 2006

Reviewed by Dee Gentle
Posted November 15, 2006


Chicago Detective Mackenzie Lyons must walk the line between duty and love, seduction and scandal, when a homicide investigation leads her to wealthy philanthropist, Rafael Stone. What she doesn t know is he heads a secret team of vigilante shape-shifters tasked to stop rogue Lycans, even if that means committing murder.

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Lycan Instinct
(Lycan Packs Book 1)
by Brandi Broughton

Cobblestone Press
June 1, 2006
ISBN #1600880061
EAN #9781600880063
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