Taming the Lion

Lone Pine Pride, #2

Readers are in for a riveting shifter romance.

Shifters are being abducted so everyone is forced to stay on pride lands. Being in close contact makes it hard for Patch and Roman to fight their attraction to each other, even though they both know that a future together is impossible and that their growing bond could threaten the very pride they both love.

This fast paced and smooth flowing plot captivates readers with suspense, drama and passion. The well written scenes and details inspire vivid imagery that capture the imagination and the strong compelling characters are easily related to and grab the reader’s attention. The well-orchestrated suspense and drama draw the reader deep into the story.

The attraction between Patch and Roman is fierce and undeniable even though they both know it can’t go anywhere. Roman is the heir apparent and engaged to marry the Alpha’s daughter, Patch’s best friend. Neither Lila nor Roman is thrilled with the arrangement, but they will do what’s best for the pride.

Patch has some insecurity issues that stem from her past. That clouds her judgment along with the guilt of wanting her best friend’s fiancé. The reader can’t help but get caught up in all the drama of Roman and Patch’s romance and the passion that scorches the reader with some super-hot sex scenes.

Tensions build in the pride from several different areas besides the doomed relationship drama. That adds a lots of suspense and spice to the story including the rumors of shifter abductions, finding an injured hawk shifter and pride politics. I found the story to be an enjoyable and entertaining read with some interesting elements and surprising twists. I can’t wait to see what happens next with this mixed shifter pride.

Book Blurb for Taming the Lion

He knows exactly how to make her purr.

Wilderness guide and cougar-shifter Patricia “Patch” Fontaine prizes her independence, but she’s known how dangerous life can be for a shifter on her own ever since her parents mysteriously vanished when she was a child. When rumors of shifter abductions crop up, she’s forced to come home to the Lone Pine Pride for protection—right as the man she has always secretly wanted is about to marry her best friend. And right as she’s going into heat.

As heir apparent to the Alpha, Roman Jaeger will always do his duty for the pride, even if that means an arranged marriage to the Alpha’s daughter—who seems as nonplussed about the situation as he is. Following his heart isn’t an option, but when Roman sees Patch again he can’t resist the chance for one last fling.

They know a future together is impossible. But what starts out as chemistry quickly becomes a need that goes deeper than lust, and a bond that could threaten the very heart of the pride they both love.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2014 4.00