Beautiful Mistake

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Beautiful Mistake

Royal Pride, #2

Beautiful Mistake is a sizzling and action packed second installment of The Royal Pride series. Like the first, the author continues to build her new world and culture. The concept of mating is very different than in other shifter stories. I'm not sure how I personally feel about the soul thing but the idea is intriguing. I do hope the author expands on this in later books.

Devin and Lena are perfect together despite their very different outlooks. Devin is scarred by the past and very possessive. He is a bit much for me and his clear use of seduction to get his way put me off at first. However, the chemistry is scorching and Lena is no doormat. She is strong and not about to be railroaded even by hot sex.

The overall story continues and the reader is introduced to even more fascinating characters who need a story of their own. This one is a bit darker than the first but I really enjoyed it. It's not an easy story to put down. There's a lot happening and I just wanted to keep going. Very intense at times, this is a great read!

Damaged by his past, Devin never thought he would find his mate. When he does, he almost kills her. Lena refuses to be owned by anyone, including her so-called mate. She is desperately trying to protect a shifter child and doesn't need to feel this overwhelming attraction to Devin. Together they must face inner demons and outside evil.

Book Blurb for Beautiful Mistake

A tortured man...A fearless woman...A mistake that will change their lives forever.

Three centuries ago, Devin Moore sacrificed his sanity to save his sister. Every day since is spent in a constant battle of wills with the three crazed cats--lion, tiger and jaguar--he houses. Keeping his shattered mind together has taken its toll, destroying any hope of having a family, but he can't turn his back on innocents in need.

When information on his pride's missing child reaches him, he rushes to bring her home. But the rescue mission goes horribly wrong. Lena, the human female who turns herself into bait in order to protect the little girl, is wounded and struggling to survive.

In a desperate act, he saves Lena. But it doesn't erase his past mistakes. And for a broken man who's finally offered hope, there's only one thing left to do--prove his worth. The only problem? He'll never be whole. Or sane. But maybe...just maybe...even the damned can find peace.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2014 4.50