Vampire and werewolf hybrid Riley Jenson has become further entrenched in the Directorate of Other Races, her circumstances are not ones that she is overjoyed about but ones that are necessary. If Riley is going to help put a stop to Deshon Starr, the man responsible for engineering some unnatural and extremely dangerous hybrids, then she must give up a bit more of her resistance to becoming a paid killer. Further fueling her determination to stop Deshon is his part in tampering with her genetics and of jeopardizing her chances to have the family she’s always desired. Not only must Riley go undercover to unearth what she can about Deshon Starr’s operation, but she is being pulled in two different directions by her two lovers. Riley is torn between her lovers and unwilling to commit to just one when one of them might be the werewolf destined to be her mate, and the other is a vampire who calls to her but often leaves her feeling betrayed.
Tempting Evil is riveting in its ability to convey its heroine’s heartache and as well as her determination to stop the evil that is threatening not only her, but humanity. Riley’s inability to choose between her lovers Kellen and Quinn is one that readers will find understandable because although they both may have faults their redeeming qualities make them each irresistible. Keri Arthur’s Riley Jenson series just keeps getting better and better and is sure to call to fans of other authors with kick-ass heroines such as Christine Feehan and Laurell K. Hamilton. I have become a steadfast fan of this marvelous series and I am greatly looking forward to finding out what is next in store for this fascinating and strong character.