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REVIEW: Burning Wild – A Leopard series novel # 3 by Christine Feehan

Bad guys.  Sexual heat.  Mating rights.  Extreme child abuse.  Manipluation.  Revenge.

A Leopard shapeshifting novel by Christine Feehan.  This novel takes place outside of the rainforest.

Although the story is adventurous and demanding, it takes off on a slow incline that becomes well worth the read.

Jake Bannaconni was severely abused as a child, both psychologically and physically.  Just reading about his childhood sent shivers up my spine and rage boiling through my veins.  The abuse, regardless of it’s use for backstory, just ripped my heart to shreds.

Escaping his family, Jake became a millionaire overnight and worked hard into his 30s to become a billionaire.  Add to that, he hides the fact that he can shapeshift, something he has hidden from his family since he was a defenseless child.

Used and deceived, a woman tricks him into pregnancy.

Emma Reynolds loves and adores her husband.  Before she is able to hit him with the exciting news that she was pregnant, everything in her life changed drastically.  The love of her life was taken from her.

A tragic accident takes place that leaves both Jake and Emma in need of each other.

As manipulations go, Jake does a doozy on Emma.  Tricking her to admitting her need for him, they end up living together.

I recommend this book to mature adults only.  Although this is a paranormal romance book, please do not let your children or young adults read it.  Seriously?  Think people.  Extreme child abuse, sexual content, revenge and violence with a bit of aggressive rape standoffs.  Nothing like having a female leopard in heat.

~happy reading!

 

 

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REVIEW: Wild Rain – A Leopard series novel # 2 by Christine Feehan

A thrilling ride through the survival of a leopard attack, torturous pain, fever and past life confusion.

Wild Rain is the second book in Christine Feehan’s leopard series.  This book is the story of Rio and Rachael.

Rio is a male shape-shifting leopard who has been banished from the village of his people.  He works with a team that rescues or assassinates psycho bad dudes.

Rachael (I’ll be vague because I refuse to write a spoiler heh) is running from her past.  She flees to the rainforest in attempt to stage her on death.  It’s as simple as that.

I love this series.  There is something about a shape-shifting female going into heat, trying to claw her mate’s face off and then sticking her behind into the air to tempt him to take her.

I suppose that just flat-out does it for me.

The majority of Wild Rain takes place in Rio’s home.  He returns from a mission to find Rachael sleeping in his bed.  He believes she is an assassin waiting to kill him.  She believes he is a man from her past coming to kill her.  What a great way to start a relationship!

I do adore Rachael’s personality.  Her character is sarcastic, hilarious and more importantly to the alpha male banging on his chest paranormal romance story, defiant and rebellious to her mate.

“That awful leech is going to just stay there, getting high on your blood.  Maybe it’s a girl leech and she’s going to have babies and they’ll all live on your back, sucking your blood.  A little leech community.  How perfectly lovely.”

The majority of this book takes place in Rio’s home.  Rachael is extremely injured and is bedridden with an oozing leg and a raging fever.   As I read, I found myself waiting for something exciting to happen.  Although this book does have some adventurous flings, it is mostly about the character and relationship progression between to people whom do not trust one another or understand what is happening between them.

The first time I read this book I found myself thoroughly confused during certain scenes.  This time, I knew what to expect and it made a hell of a lot more sense.

This is most definitely not my favorite book in the leopard series.  Although some of you thrive on character progression (Which I do! .. But not this one …) others need the constant doubt or mystery or action.  To each his own.

As for my opinion, this book is brilliantly played.  I would have hoped for better scenery but that which is provided is repetitious yet beautiful.

The world was a lush riot of colors, every shade of green vying with vivid brilliant colors erupting up and down the trunks of trees.  High overhead and on the forest floor, flowers, fauna and fungi vied for space in the secret, hidden world.  Even in the rain, she could see evidence of wildlife, shadows flitting from branch to branch, lizards scrambling into foliage. 

I recommend this book to mature adults only due to extremely yummy and descriptive violent and sexual content.  Do not let your children or teenagers read these books.  Think McFly, think!

~Happy reading!

REVIEW: The Awakening – A Leopard series novel # 1 by Christine Feehan

The Awakening is the first book in Christine Feehan’s leopard series.  As short novels go, this one does not disappoint.

Explorations.  Adventures.  Lust.  Attraction.  Uncertainty.  Shame.  Shape-shifting.

Adopted at a very young age, Maggie is recently contacted by an attorney that informs her of property owned by her birth parents.  Curious as to her inheritance, Maggie leaves the city behind and trucks her way through the rainforest with guides that seem as nervous as she.

She knew something or someone was stalking her.  She could feel its presence.  Unsure of her odd surroundings and the way her body seemed to adapt to the rainforest, Maggie struggles with the unknown external fears as well as whatever is going on inside her body.

Strange that the heat and primitive jungle should suddenly make her conscious of her body.  The way she moved, her hips gently swaying, almost an invitation, as if she knew someone was watching, someone she wanted to entice.  In her entire life, she had never been a flirt or a tease, yet now the temptation was overwhelming.  It was as if she had come to life, here in this dark, overgrown place with vines and leaves and every kind of plant imaginable.

Brandt, a famous photographer has been searching for Maggie since the day her parents were killed.  Finally, he found her and put his plan into motion to bring her to the forest.  He knew she was ready.  Knew it was time.  Knew she was his.  The nuclear forceful attraction between them terrifies her and he tries his best to ease her into his world; but his feral instincts urge him to take her as his mate.

“Those of this species are able to change shape at will.  Not at first; when they’re young, they are regular children.  The change comes later.  It is known as the Han Vol Dan.  The way of the change.  They are not half anything but all their own species.  They live and work as humans but shift when necessary.  They are the guardians of the jungles, of the rain forests.  A people as rare as the treasures in their keeping.”

There you have it.  That’s the bottom line.  As first books go, especially short stories that begin a series, The Awakening is actually pretty intense.

With most of Christine Feehan’s books, there is that lightning attraction.  One of the characters refuses to submit to the sexual pull and the other is unable to give even a hint of consideration.  In this book, Brandt actually takes all of her fears into account.

Filled with action and sexual frustration, The Awakening is a fun release of boisterous adventure.  I love shape-shifter books, and the leopard series is totally rockin awesome.  I will always give Christine Feehan props for rocking my world!  In this short novel, I was pleasantly surprised by the intriguing pull it had on me.  I am usually bored and have to force myself to read the first novel of a series just so that I can move on to the second book of what will surely become a great string of stories.

The Awakening is a fabulous first start.  It opens your eyes to an exhilarating world of shape-shifting and sexually charged leopards.

One of the reasons I love this series so much, is that the female leopards go into heat.  *laughs*  It’s quite entertaining.  He smells here and it drives him bonkers.  She sticks her ass into the air and finds herself ashamed of the puddling heat as her body takes on a life of its own.  It’s fun.  It’s inevitable.

I recommend this book to mature adults only.  C’mon people.  Immature adults and children should not read about women going into heat.  Use your brains people.  I’m sick and tired of reading reviews from teenagers!

Extreme sexual and yummy content.  Moderate violence with ripped out throats and bloody spurts of vengeance.

This series is fantastic and I am looking forward to rereading the rest of the books 🙂

~Happy reading!