Equinox (The Lake Prophet Mysteries Book 2) by Eli Easton & RJ Scott

Another death in the small town of Prophet. But was it caused by a wild animal or was a human behind the unusual death? Both Gabriel and Tiber are involved in the investigation, and while trying to insure the blame is not misplaced, they are trying to navigate their growing closeness to each other. Equinox is a great addition to this new mystery series.

From the blurb:

The tranquility of Prophet is shattered when a horseback rider is killed on a popular trail and whispers spread of dangerous beasts roaming the woods.

Three months after the murder of Mike Bressett, the sleepy town of Prophet faces another tragedy—the death of Billy Odette, a well-liked Makah man who ran trail rides for the tourists. When Billy is discovered to have been the victim of a vicious animal attack, dragged right off a popular trail, angry locals are quick to blame a wolf pack that’s recently moved into the area. Sheriff Gabriel Thompson is the only authority standing between those who want to protect the wolves and those who want them hunted down—all while trying to keep people safe and get to the bottom of what happened.

Tiber Russo, local animal whisperer, is firmly on the side of the wolves. But when a figure from his past shows up in town, his own spiraling panic casts a shadow over his blossoming relationship with Gabriel and his ability to help the wolves.

To get to the truth, Gabriel and Tiber unravel a tangled web of deception, greed, curses, magic, and long-held grudges. But when Tiber’s life is threatened, they both just might lose everything.

SNik's Review:

Second in series (The Lake Prophet Mysteries), must be read in order. Established friendship/couple. Dual POV. 

Gabriel and Tiber are still slowly building their friendship, while the possibility of more between them becomes even clearer to them both. But they are in the midst of an investigation into a suspicious death that may have been a wild animal attack, or maybe something even more sinister. 

Interspersed with the investigation, Gabriel and Tiber communicate openly and honestly about their personal fears and their deep feelings for each other. Gabriel’s solid patience and caring, and Tiber’s growing personal strength increase over time. Both men having loyal and accepting characteristics that allow them to be affectionate and understanding when there are personal demons that cause them to stumble along the way. 

The mystery in Equinox was entertaining and suspenseful. I enjoyed every single interaction that Gabriel and Tiber had. Whether it is just them being comfortable with their everyday closeness, supporting each other when they are vulnerable, or having steamy, desperate kisses. 

More please from this series.

Rating: 5 Stars

Equinox is available to buy as an ebook or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.