When Cole Douglas is sent in search of a rogue werewolf, he thinks the mission will go off without a hitch as so many before. As a Guardian, it is Cole’s job to protect all living beings, mortal and immortal alike. But when sexy nurse/newly turned werewolf Chloe Dunn attacks him, his new mission take a surprising turn as he learns that not only is she beautiful, she is his mate. Refusing to acknowledge his destiny, Cole continues with his intended mission, only to find that the beautiful creature that attacked him is not only his one true mate but his ticket to finding the rogue werewolf he has been assigned to kill. Despite the danger lurking all around them, Cole finds himself drawn to the Chloe unlike any woman before. From her golden brown hair to her amber eyes, Cole realizes that even though he doesn’t think he is ready for a mate, just a look from her can set his blood on fire. Chloe Dunn is just learning to live life as a werewolf when the scent of a stranger sends her into a frenzy and leads her to attack him. Cole is dangerous and wild, something she needs no part of but the overwhelming pull he has on her is more than she can bear. The more time she spends with him, the more she wants him, needs him and will do whatever it takes to have him, even if it means placing herself in the hands of the very rogue that turned her.
I can easily tell you what I liked about this book, the heroine Chloe was great, life had handed her more than a few hard knocks and every time she fell down she'd get back up again and keep going. She was a great character that was well written and thought out. I enjoyed the villain, he had the right amount of possibly insane going on and managing to twist the heroine made him an enjoyable villain. However, the hero Cole just didn't do it for me. I found him a bit too arrogant about the fact that Chloe was his mate but he was happy to walk away from her and come back when he was ready and not tell Chloe about the matter until it suited him. Yet, I did enjoy the way Cole suffered by watching Chloe making sure she was ok yet maintaining a distance so she wouldn't know he was there and I really enjoyed the amount of grovelling Cole had to do to make it up to Chloe at the end! I also liked the two secondary characters that the reader was interested in. I hope we get more on them later.Favourite Quotes: "He smelled like spice, pure masculinity and something entirely different, something she couldn't place. The scent teased her senses, pulling her like a moth to a flame as she quickly fell into step behind him."
Overall I would have liked A Taste of Terror to have been a bit longer and more drawn out I did enjoy A Taste of Terror and would happily read another book by Ms Bush.