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When Temptation Burns (The Shadow Keepers #6)

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Half human, half daemon, Ryan Doyle is a driving force for justice. As an agent for the Preternatural Enforcement Coalition, he’s investigating murders linked to a Los Angeles fringe group bent on exposing the shadow world to humanity. He is a master of self-control, keeping his deepest hungers hidden beneath a veneer of cool professionalism. Until he crosses paths with si ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Bantam (first published July 12th 2012)
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AH
Once again, I am thankful that this is a different kind of vampire book. No sparkly vampires here. Instead the reader is treated to all sorts of paranormal creatures: vampires, werewolves, demons, and jinn.

I stumbled across this series last month when I read the 5th book in the Shadow Keepers series When Darkness Hungers. What struck me was the level of detail in this world and the organization of the preternatural creatures. I loved the small things, for example how our main characters travel
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Naomi
Aug 12, 2012 Naomi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

This is what would happen if the movie Die Hard met the Supernatural world!! It has a mix of everything, fights, murder, terrorist action and romance scenes. Personally, I think it is more of a thriller novel, not a romance one.

The two main characters in the book are Doyle and Andy and we see that they have a connection from the first time they meet. They both go undercover individually, and their connection grows.

Andy is a reporter who is looking for her next big story. She has no id
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Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
“J. K. Beck’s new vampire series is exiting, fast-paced dangerous and romantic but not enough to keep you hanging and waiting for the next book to come out!”

Book six in The Shadow Keepers romantic urban fantasy series When Temptation Burns begins with the opening sequence of three humans stalking a werewolf and never slows down until the final confrontation. I really think this is the best installment in this series till now and that says a lot for the rest of the series. J.K. Beck writing is e
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Tania
Aug 11, 2015 Tania rated it really liked it
Shelves: j-k-beck
"When Temptation Burns" by J.K. Beck. Book 6 (final book) in The Shadow Keepers series.

I really enjoyed this book. Ryan Doyle, known as just Doyle throughout the book, has been a character that was introduced in the first book and has been in each book thereafter. I've been hoping that he would get his own book and I'm so glad this book gave him a happily ever after with the character of Andrea, known as Andy throughout the book.

Doyle is a paradaemon working for the PEC (Preternatural Enforcemen
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Stephanie  G
3.5 stars


Using his ability to see and feel a person's final moments before death, agent Ryan Doyle is led to a radical human group whose mission is to expose and eradicate the shadow world. Half daemon himself, Ryan must be careful when going undercover to find out their next move. A task he's able to manage until he's around the woman who dominates his every thought. Andy is a reporter looking to write a story about men who believe vampires and werewolves walk among us. Realizing there's truth
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All Things Urban Fantasy
WHEN TEMPTATION BURNS feels more like my first Paranormal Thriller rather than a Paranormal Romances. Though Andy and Doyle do provide strong romantic elements, they share the narrative perspective with many of the major players in the plot. Both heroes and villains get to tell their side of the story, and Beck doesn’t flinch from weaving emotionally and morally complex themes into the plot.

It was just that depth that allowed the plot to completely steal the show in this book. The romance was en
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May Mostly Romance
Nov 01, 2012 May Mostly Romance rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
When Temptation Burns ของเจเค เบค

เรืองนีเปนเลมทีหกในชุด และถาเขาใจไมผิดนาจะเปนเลมสุดทายแลวละคะ เพราะคนแตงดูเหมือนจะหันไปเขียนหนังสือแนวอืนแลว อีกอยางเรืองชุดนีกไมไดถึงกับดังระเบิดอะไรมากมายจนจะตองเขียนตอออกมา

นีเปนอีกเรืองนึงทีเราชอบคาแรคเตอรคะ ซึงมีไมเยอะนักหรอกนะคะกับเรืองในชุดนี เปนเรืองราวของไรอัน ดอยล ลูกครึงมนุษยกับปีศาจ (นาจะเปนสายพันธุฟิวรี ซึงในเรืองไมไดอธิบายลักษณะอะไรชัดเจน ยกเวนวาดอยลมีความสามารถในการมองเหนสิงทีคนตายเหนกอนตายได) ซึงทำงานเปนตำรวจสังกัดหนวยเชียวชาญเรืองเหนือธรรมชาติโดยเ
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Robin Priddy
Jul 29, 2012 Robin Priddy rated it really liked it
Andrea "Andy" Tarrent is a reporter. When her cousin comes to her with a story that is totaly unbeliveable. It seems that he has gotten mixed up with a secret group of people that hunt and kill vampires, werewolfs, and other things that go bump in the night. Her cousin and two other guys from this group attacked and killed a man they belived was a werewolf. Andy does not belive his story but she agrees to go to a meeting hopeing to be able to get the scoop and wright a story about them. She just ...more
Sandy
Jul 26, 2012 Sandy rated it really liked it
WHEN TEMPTATION BURNS (Shadow Keepers #6) by JK Beck

WHEN TEMPTATION BURNS is the sixth novel in JK Beck’s Shadow Keepers series. The Shadow Keepers series focuses on the lives and loves of various supernatural beings. Many are members of the elite Division 6 and the Preternatural Enforcement Coalition (PEC) who police their own. Trying desperately to stay below the human radar, Division 6 and the PEC bring in those supernaturals who refuse to abide by the law.

Ryan Doyle is a paradaemon-half huma
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Half human, half daemon, Ryan Doyle is a driving force for justice. As an agent for the Preternatural Enforcement Coalition, he’s investigating murders linked to a Los Angeles fringe group bent on exposing the shadow world to humanity. He is a master of self-control, keeping his deepest hungers hidden beneath a veneer of cool professionalism. Until he crosses paths with sinfully sweet Andy Tarrent, a gutsy reporter who makes him crave all the pleasures he’s denied himself for ce
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Shauni
Aug 07, 2012 Shauni rated it liked it
When Temptation Burns is the sixth novel in JK Beck's The Shadow Keepers Series. A sensually evocative thriller that takes us into the depraved mind of true evil all the while promising decadent delight. I know what a combination! This is my first JK Beck book and believe me I was disturbed, enthralled, engrossed and eventually satisfied.

Ryan Doyle is first and foremost a cop, dedicated to eradicate evil and bring justice to those around him. When I first met him I thought of all those cop movi
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Jenny
Aug 05, 2012 Jenny rated it it was amazing
I was kinda leary about this book, because Doyle has never been a character I liked. I always thought of him as a total asshole.. And the fact he never gave a rats ass about Luke always rubbed me the wrong way.. But WOW!! He has turned into one of my favorite characters, if not is now my Favorite period!! :) I am sooo sorry I never gave him the benefit of the doubt... He is a total sweet heart and has a heart of Gold. After reading about his past, and what happen with Katherine, and Luke I respe ...more
Book Reading Gals
Sep 06, 2013 Book Reading Gals rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Title: When Temptation Burns

Series: The Shadow Keepers bk 6

Author: J.K Beck

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Half human, half daemon, Ryan Doyle is a driving force for justice. As an agent for the Preternatural Enforcement Coalition, he’s investigating murders linked to a Los Angeles fringe group bent on exposing the shadow world to humanity. He is a master of self-control, keeping his deepest hungers hidden beneath a veneer of cool professionalism. Until he crosses paths with sinfully sweet Andy Tarrent
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Charlie Lepelletier
Jun 27, 2013 Charlie Lepelletier rated it really liked it
Such a good book!
I like the way the main female character (Andy) acted through out the book, I think I would of done the same, she didn't just immediately agree when she found out about the main male character (Doyle) not being human she freaked but then found out what he was all about she used her brains to sort it all out and get over her fears rather than thinking "well hes a good fuck ill get over it" which most female character seem to do !!!

It did have a lot of action in the book but it w
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Jaime
Aug 18, 2012 Jaime rated it liked it
I read the first two books in The Shadow Keepers series, then I just sort of forgot about it, and now I remember why. The book wasn’t bad. I was entertained, but it was almost to formulaic. Brooding guy, whip smart sexually repressed girl who reminds him of his dead love… I’ve read this story before, a few times. There was nothing stand out about the character’s that kept me from putting the book down. I never worried about what or how things would happen. This book is a beach or urban commuter ...more
Book Chatter-Cath
While I found this to be a well written, and interesting story, it started off quite slow. In fact I had the same complaint with the previous book in this series.

The story takes quite some time to get going, and a less patient reader may put it aside, lamenting its lack of ability to grab your attention.

Perseverance paid off though as When Temptation Burns is actually a really great read. The characters are much more like-able, the story was more interesting and exciting, and I found it to be an
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Lisa M
3.5*s Ryan Doyle is a paradaemon who goes undercover to infiltrate a group that is trying to bring down Divison 6, the Preternatural Enforcement Coalition. Andy is a human who gets involved with the group through her cousin, who killed a werewolf. Andy's eyes are opened, however, and she realizes that not all paranormal creatures are evil.

I wanted to love this book. Unfortunately, I thought that some of the logic didn't hold up toward the end. It seemed as if the author was manipulating the plot
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Cathy
Feb 05, 2014 Cathy rated it it was amazing
The best one yet! I have always had a soft spot for Doyle throughout the other books in the series and I am so glad he was able to find love! A highly adventurous story with a strong woman that can see the true difference between good and evil!!!
Michelle
Aug 12, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
Because I (again) made the mistake of reading a book out of order, I was really surprised how easy it was to slide right in to this story and understand the world built by J.K Beck. Really great edge-of-your-seat paranormal romance where our hero, Doyle, is trying to fight his very nature while our heroine, Andy, tries to understand a world new to her. Loved the connection between these two and really felt for the emotional battles they were fighting. Great conflict, enjoyable plot, and a sexy c ...more
Julia
Jul 28, 2012 Julia rated it it was ok
Though I appreciated how Beck explores the cycle of violence with a paranormal twist, WHEN TEMPTATION BURNS didn't have particular deep characters to go along with the complex and nuanced plot. While I appreciated Andy's pluck and rational thinking, she and Doyle both were just a little too perfect and predictable to hook me. While I appreciate a good thriller (which WHEN TEMPTATION BURNS definitely is), the action sequences stretched my credulity and the romance didn't hook me. Plot alone is no ...more
Melinda graham
Aug 18, 2014 Melinda graham rated it it was amazing
I do hope there will be more
Teshai
Feb 14, 2014 Teshai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I straight up like this book. Doyle, half human half demon, surprised me. I didn't think I was going to like this book simple because Doyle was a prick in the other books, but he changed my mind.

Dude had a rough life.

Andy took it in stride, but what happened to her cousin..lol..they were all chilling at her house at the end..where was he?

And they are always breaking down doors! Then have sex while it's still broken..lol

Great read, think it may be my fav so far..will there be more?
Christine Wall
Feb 18, 2014 Christine Wall rated it liked it
Pretty good story line for the most part.
Vivian
Sep 17, 2012 Vivian rated it it was ok
Shelves: did-not-finish
I don't know what happened, but this one just did not work at all. I am so glad that I got it from library instead of buying it. The story and characters were weak. I wonder what happened. The first three stories in the series were strong. I love the first story with Lucian. If this keeps up,I will not be reading anymore from this series.
Angela
Sep 12, 2012 Angela rated it it was amazing
This is such a kick ass series. I can't get enough of it. I'd been curious of Doyle's background since the beginning and this book told his story in such a way that was totally him. By going undercover to help stop a home-grown terrorist group against the shadowers was an awesome way to introduce him to Andy, his soon to be woman.
Glynda Roy
Sep 01, 2012 Glynda Roy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ryan Doyle has been in every book that is in this series. He is a member of the Preternatural Enforcement Coalition and has a very specialized job that is very rare. He can look into the memories of the dead and see how they died. Out of all her books, that thought I would like this one the least. NOT. It was excellent.
Angel Ruess
A good story but I wish it wasn't the end of the series, there are still other characters that could use their own books. Tucker for sure, CeeCee maybe too. But because it was the conclusion of the series, it would of been nice to catch up with all of the past characters and not just some of them.
Sonia Cristina
Jun 03, 2013 Sonia Cristina rated it really liked it
Shelves: english-books
Finally, everything was revealed about Luke and Doyle and was hapenned so many years ago that turned Doyle so angry towards his friend.

I enjoyed this book. Andy and Doyle's romance was pretty. Some scenes touched deeply in my heart, as when she knew that Doyle wasn't human.

Lisa
Aug 03, 2012 Lisa rated it liked it
Can someone tell me if this book can be read as a stand alone or is it better to read all of the other books first? Some series' you can, others (a.k.a. Fever) most definitely you CAN'T just jump into the middle of the series...
Robin
Jun 13, 2013 Robin rated it really liked it
This one started out slow but once it finally got going it was good. At first I was having trouble connecting to Doyle but he grows as a character and by the end I really liked him.
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Julia A. Beck was born in Mountainview, California, USA on 1965. Her father was an aeronautical engineer, and her mother worked as a secretary. She grew up in Austin, Texas, where she attended Lyndon Baines Johnson High School, graduating as valedictorian of her class. She went on to the University of Texas, where she received a bachelor's degree in communications (radio-television-film). Afterwar ...more
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