Under My Skin is one of those books, that you sit down thinking you'll read a few pages of it and then a few hours later you're done. I found myself wanting to read more of Judith's mythology and world building. By the time I finished reading the book, I wanted to read more.
The first half of Under My Skin was a little slow for me, but this was due to the building up of the mythology and introducing the reader to the characters and the world in which Judith has created. Being the first in a 3 book series, there needed to be the world building and I think Judith did a good job with it. Had there been a lot of the action that comes later in the book, I think it would have distracted from the mythology and getting to know the characters and what Eyrn is and why she's in Redgrave. I loved the setting of Redgrave.
Eyrn is a very snarky, stubborn character who isn't afraid to fight her worst nightmares in the form of werewolves. That's not all that's hidden within Redgrave's small population. Witches, Vampires and more are introduced as we get to know some stand out characters. Be rest a assured there is some great tension in two hot, bad boys that Eryn is torn between.
There's the dark, brooding Alec, who she has an immediate chemistry with, but there's something about him that she has yet to figure out. I loved her first meeting of him, when she's running in the woods, and he's running with "pet" wolf. Then there's Wade, who she can't help but be drawn to, especially after her dream about him.
Eryn will soon find herself torn between Wade and Alec, and the dark secrets that are unraveling around her in Redgrave. As tensions build between Alec and Wade, who are both trying to help Eryn, she will find herself facing the toughest choice of all. Letting her true nature be revealed.
I liked Under My Skin and I'm looking forward to reading the second book in the series.