Blood and Bone (U.S. Marshals I.S.R. Interspecies Response Book 2) by Patricia Logan

Second book in the new paranormal law enforcement series from Patricia Logan. Ari and Eoghan are firmly in boyfriend territory while still working together to try and help all sorts of different supernatural beings.

From the Blood and Bone blurb:

Aristotle Brown is starting to like his new job with the U.S. Marshals Interspecies Response unit. If anyone would have told him vampires, shifters, werewolves, and space aliens existed a few months ago, he would have called them crazy. But meeting his new partner has proven to be the best part of the I.S.R. He’s settling into the new job and the new man nicely. When he moved out to Los Angeles from Lexington, Kentucky a few months ago, he thought he might try finding a guy, but he never expected to feel that way about his new partner.

Eoghan Sapphire thinks Ari is beautiful and brilliant, and that’s probably a good thing since they spend a lot of time together. Very quickly, he realizes that the feelings he’s having for the man, aren’t purely professional. He wishes things would slow down for just a minute but when work gets in the way, he realizes they can’t stop moving for even a minute. On the way to northern California to help the local sheriff locate a fugitive shifter Eoghan once put behind bars, he and Ari drop in on a friend before coming face to face with a couple of unexpected predators. If their life wasn’t crazy enough, a couple of cephalopods give chase.

Better still, a case involving a vampire with a very unusual oral fixation, has both of them grateful for the blood-sucker’s restraint. Just when both men think things might settle down and there’ll be an end to the madness, they’re tasked to meet a couple of the scariest shifters they’ve ever heard of. And just to put a cherry on top of the assignment, it turns out these guys aren’t exactly the forgiving kind. As Eoghan and Ari enter a world neither could have prepared for, they come face to face with something thought to live only…in legend.

SNik's review:

Second in series (U.S. Marshals I.S.R. Interspecies Response), must be read in order. Paranormal. Established couple. Coworkers. POC representation. Single POV. Storyline cliffhanger as the series continues. 

Picking up shortly after book one, Ari and Eoghan are comfortably spending time as boyfriends and still slowly introducing Ari to the supernatural world. A case involving a missing shifter leads to them asking for help with a criminal vampire group, but also has them making allies for all sorts of mutual assistance between paranormal groups that don’t usually get along. 

This book continues more world building and new supernaturals which Ari and Eoghan navigate together, as well as firmly establishing them as a committed couple and able work partners. Plenty of steamy times which I enjoyed, as well as some fun and supportive new secondary characters that I look forward to seeing more of as the series continues. Entertaining with some hurdles for the partners to overcome, as their strong connection easily sees them through. Looking forward to seeing some story conclusions resolved and more HFN/HEA for Ari and Eoghan.

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