The classic Romeo-and-Juliet story of lovers from hostile backgrounds gets a spin, and passions are heightened by literal animal urges, in this supernatural erotic romance story. Shannon, who’s part puma, is pursued and nearly raped by a pack of vicious werewolves when she’s saved by Anton, an alpha werewolf. The two fall into a sensual tryst but their forbidden love will never be accepted by Anton’s pack, and Anton doesn’t know if he can trust his own canine instincts. G.C. VanCloudts gives a sexy feline performance of this scary sensual audiobook that will arouse primal fears and lusts.
Shannon is a quarter puma but can't shift. She's just a human with a few extra genes. But she knows how dangerous shifters are and now she's their prey, captured by a group of werewolves for a deadly hunt. Then she's rescued by the biggest werewolf of them all. He's the sexiest male she's ever seen - jet-black hair, muscular body, piercing dark eyes and a growl that heats her blood.
Anton’s body responds fervently to Shannon and he vows to protect her with his life - only to discover she's the enemy. As the future alpha of his pack, Anton knows a cat will never be accepted. There'll be hell to pay. But it's mating heat, and he’s about to lose all control to that driving sexual need. His wolf wants her, can smell her desire. There's no way to stop it now - his animal won't be denied.
Reader Advisory: This book contains a violent, graphic near-rape scene that is not for the faint of heart.
©2011 Laurann Dohner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Yowza!! This book is even hotter than the first Mating book! I LOVE these wolf shifters...just a bunch of sexy, muscle bound, alpha hotness!---And the storyline is pretty good too. The 'mating heat' is pretty on the nose, but, overall the exchanges between the characters are quite funny and will make you laugh just as much as it will set your ears on fire. Definitely credit worthy in my book.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Well, they do in this Shifter tale so if you're looking for a h h hot paranormal were-shifter romance then look no further because this delivers very sexy scenes by the chapter full. But please read my thoughts at the end of this review.
Shannon who's one fourth Puma and ignorant about the ways of the Shifter world has been kidnapped and hunted by members of the Harris pack of Werewolves and the outcome for her doesn't look good because she's unable to shift to save herself. Then, just as things look hopeless for her, in growls Anton, purebred son of the Harris' Alpha, he's sexy, handsome, honorable and Shannon, despite being a Kitty Cat, surprisingly brought out his protective side and he was determined to hold on to her..... no matter the cost.
It was an enjoyable plot with a few surprises, likeable main and secondary characters, there was sexual chemistry from the start as the Mating Heat takes hold of them both, but treachery led to violence, villains, a near rape scene which was quite disturbing (so be warned) and pack politics. The graphic sex unfortunately got a bit repetitive and I found myself thinking "oh, here we go again" - don't get me wrong, I like ALL genres of romance (including Erotica) but I would have liked a little more conversation and a little less action to satisfy me.
Worth a credit? From the start this was an exciting listen with tender, touching, funny and romantic parts and it was hot hot hot - so, if you like your Shifter romances a little 'tamer' don't buy this. Unfortunately and surprisingly, this was only a 2 book series (written in 2010 & 11) so many of the likeable characters that filled this listen will probably never get their stories told. So, despite the enjoyment factor, and for this reason only, I would have to say that until there's more books to follow on, I wouldn't bother getting into this series as it's alas going nowhere.
Traveling therapist listening to AUDIBLE books while driving to far areas. Also host/produce radio show on KGLP 91.7 on staying positive!!
Dog falls for a girl the that has puma in her.. Everyone (wolf) wants to kill her for the drop of puma blood that she really doesn't know much about. The 2 fall for each other but have to deal with animals around wanted to put down mixed or half breed or any shifter they feel is "weak".. The story was interesting..Sometimes brutal.. Worth the money.
Loved the character Shannon. Loved how the author demonstrated her Puma characteristics. It was totally believable and fun to see the response to them. Well done.
Shannon because she was learning about herself and her werewolf man.
Her climbing up the werewolf. It was unexpected and I could envision it with a laugh.
The basement scene. That's all I can say. The betrayal was alarming.
I loved how the characters came to life. I could envision them both clearly in my mind's eye.
This is listed under my husbands name but he never listens to audible books. I'm the one that does and my name is Vicki.
I did enjoy this book, however, there is a scene where there is a near gang rape that really bothered me. I almost stopped listening but then figured there would be a rescue.
i had already liked to story before I went to purchase the audible. G.C. VonCloudts did an amazing narration for this title, Her voice has a scratch-ness to it, perfect for imitating a cat shifter. It was a wonderful read and I believe others will too.
Say something about yourself!
There were parts I didn't totally love (like the instant love and questionable heroine decision making process) - but they neither took me from the story nor detracted from it enough to affect my reading experience.
Another thoroughly enjoyable night of Laurann Dohner!! ;)
Not necessarily, I do love the narrator, but the print version is good as well.
When Shannon and Anton met in the woods and she was trying to climb his body.
The variety of voices that she is able to perform is amazing... Oh and the growly voice she uses for the impassioned moments as Anton.
I laughed and cried in different parts of the book. It is definitely an emotional roller-coaster and well worth reading or listening to many times.
Laurann is a wonderful story teller, and I love the blend of romance and erotica without the trashiness. I love that Shannon has morals though Anton is able to slip under her defenses she keeps her strong moral character intact.
I love Dohner as an author. However, these books are very different than her previous series. You still have great alpha males but the Werewolf element is something explored differently. Great easy listening with no cringing at the hot bits
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