Leander McLoughlin is leader of the Ikati, an ancient tribe of beautiful, savage shape-shifters who live hidden in the forests of England. Their survival is rooted in secrecy, a secrecy threatened by the very existence of one raised outside the tribe. Charged with capturing her before she can expose their secret, Leander tracks the unsuspecting outsider to Southern California. The great warrior is prepared for a fight — but not for the effect the courageous young beauty has on his heart.
Jenna Moore spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from an unseen enemy. Now her mother is dead and her father has vanished without a trace, leaving Jenna alone to contend with sudden strange, superhuman abilities. When handsome, enigmatic Leander McLoughlin appears, promising answers to all of her questions, she knows she shouldn’t trust him. But their connection is as undeniable as the dangerous destiny drawing her home….
©2012 J. T. Geissinger (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I'm addicted to romance novels. I specifically like dark, alpha, arrogant, dominant, over the top, aggressive, jealous male characters.
On a scale from 1 - 10, 10 being the best, I'd give this book a 5. I love paranormal were-shifter type books but I couldn't get into this book at all. I tried to give it a chance ... Made it to chapter 8 and then deleted it. For one, the narrator's voice didn't match the character. The character was a 25 year old female but the narrator sounded like someone's 80 yr old elderly grandma. The writing seems a bit poetic, like reading poetry. It was just off ... Also, since the setting was in England it would have been nice to hear a British English accent.This was the wrong book for me. I'm not really familiar with this author but I decide to try this book after reading her other series Sweet as Sin (Bad Habit - Book 1 & 2) .
I only made it to chapter 8. I don't have a favorite character
NO !! Narration was totally off balance. The voice didn't match the character. The character was a 25 year old female but the narrator sounded like someone's elderly grandma. Boring
Love a great fantasy action adventure with a love story bringing the two main characters together. Shapeshifer action set in exotic jungle and city setting. Pitch perfect narrator who manages accents flawlessly making the people and story come to life.
I found the plot frustrating, mainly because I did not like the main character, Jenna. I did not like her. Her stubbornness was extremely frustrating and utterly out of place. I also found her blind lack of trust and silence sometimes out of place..
The Christmas sale price drew me to this book. The story and performance was interesting enough to keep my attention during the long audio. Although I doubt I'll ever pick this audio to listen a second time, I am interested enough to see how the second book in the series will be.
I did not like the book because it did not live up to its' title at all. what shiftshaper does not heal himself or herself . Summerland surpose to be a shifter resting place not a city inwhich they hide from the human population.
I enjoyed reading all the books in this series and I'm looking forward to a couple of years to go by so I can read them again. I want to take a moment to say how much I admire the imagination of Fantasy authors above all others. They have to come up with the love, mystery, and adventure stories like other authors, but every author's world and characters are so unique. To me, the stories are more exciting, taking me to wonderful places I wish were real. This series is excellent and lucky for us, the publishers aren't like most of the greedy jerks out there, charging a bunch of money for each book. Don't let the fact that they are affordable make you think they aren't good books, they are as good as any out there. Enjoy!
This was not one of my favorites. It is a story of a girl (young woman) who is trying to find herself. Of course it turns out (potential spoiler alert) she's the queen of an underground group of critters masquerading as humans but have various powers and all the famous people of history are of her new kind. This group is not explored much other than some discussion on its backward and out of date laws wherein women are somewhat repressed. Women are repressed dispite not having any kings ever, only queens. The primary story mover is the love story between her and "the prime" (leader) of a sect of the group.
I felt like I was reading a teenage summer-time love novel. It was unfortunate for this since the world created has so much potential for exciting story lines. Being a middle-aged man, I am clearly not the intended audience for this book.
The narration was distracting. There are many male characters, and the male voices weren't convincing at all. Especially on top of the English accent.
The story was okay, mostly a I love you - I hate you - woe is me kind of plot. I think I would have had more patience with the story had the narration been better.
Audio books far surpass the healing of any mood over any prescribed Antidepressants!
It is in my top ten for now. It's been awhile I've been enticed not to hit the fast forward button to get through the BLAH that often comes with romance novels. I wanted each word!
Red Valentino entrance and everything that flows that evening.
Yes. I realized now the first book I listened too irritated me because of the way the book was written not bc of her skills. I kept thinking I really loved her voice but had trouble getting through the novel. This novel is what I was waiting for with her talent.
It takes many faces of many roles to make the whole of an individual.
I look forward to getting to know the rest of the tribe. I hope the characters strengths stay as strong and the words are never wasted.
From the author? No.
From the narrator? Yes.
The main character was an idiot. The book would have been shorter and more enjoyable if the main character could stop worrying about being 'free' and realized she could change the rules 1/3 into the book...when the rest of us caught on.
I enjoyed her skill at telling the story. Great narration.
Disappointment. The setting is great, the culture is rich and well thought out...but the main character is the dumbest one in the book and the bad guys are bad because they are bad. Lame. I wanted to know more about their back story.
I should have given up 1/3 of the way through when the main character missed a tip off the size of a bus...but the story kept me going.
The last 6 chapters all read like they could be the last though, that was disconcerting.
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