Touch of Seduction (Primal Instinct, #4)
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Touch of Seduction (Primal Instinct #4)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  1,086 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Sold into slavery as a child to a cruel taskmaster, tiger-shifter Aiden Shrader trusts no one. Not even his own kind. Yet as a member of the Watchmen—the organization of shape-shifters who keep watch over the ancient nonhuman races—Aiden is fiercely protective of the helpless. Never more so than when he's asked to guard a little girl with witches' blood—and...more
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by HQN Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Bad boy shapeshifting Watchman Aiden is sent to protect a half witch/Merrick child and her Aunt Olivia. From the moment Aiden scents Olivia, Aiden is drawn to her, even though abuse in his childhood has left Aiden with a distrust of human females. But even though Aiden knows he 'should' pass his charges off to the other Watchmen and put distance between himself and the woman who threatens his control of his barely leashed beast - Aiden finds himself unable to let go of the woma...more
I was so glad when I first heard that there would be another trilogy from Rhyannon Byrd's Primal Instincts series. I really enjoyed the first three, and had high hopes for the next. Well, one down and I wasn't disappointed. This time out, we get into the mysterious Watchmen, starting with Aiden.

Aiden is a tiger shifter with a tortured past. Barely able to tolerate humans, he still serves as their fierce protector. So, Aiden is more than a little surprised when his latest assignment catches his i...more
This was my first erotica book :D and oh-boy was it an eye opener.
Really good read. Just couldn't put it down. It's like watching a really good movie packed with actions and romance.
I do want to give this book 5 stars but unfortunately the book does not have much deep literacy value.
So I'd say it's a 5/5 for paranormal romance erotica genre.
I like how the main character was self-conscious because I'm kind of like that. If anyone knows any other paranormal romance erotica book with a shy...more
Jan 21, 2012 Kathryn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Kathryn by: Abbie Rhoade
Shelves: pnr, adult
So, this book was recommended to me and when I looked at it, I thought, Totally interested!! Then I saw it was the 4th book in this series and I was a little worried b/c I had not read any of the previous books...
BUT, Abbie did a fantastic job with picking this particular book, b/c I did not need to read the others in order to fully enjoy Touch of Seduction.

This book starts off action packed plus very steamy and it NEVER lets up...I love how every page has you so drawn in and eager to follow thr...more
Book 4 of the Primal Instinct Series...

And in my humble opinion, one of the best in the series...

Aiden is a sexy tiger. One with a dark and troubled past. He's been through things that have broken him and ultimately caused a distrust of humans.

Olivia is a kindergarten teacher that was used by her most recent boyfriend and has low self esteem. Coupled with her growing up around the Mallory witches, Olivia has purposefully shut down her emotions.

Aiden was sent in, along with Kellan and Noah, to re...more
This is a series that I've def. enjoyed..and this book, the 4th in the Primal Instincts series is by far my favorite! Aiden, the sexy, tortured tiger shifter was ultra yummy!..and Olivia was a surprisingly tough little cookie and a good match for him, even with her stuttering that came on when she was nervous or upset..that was actually kind of cute. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that Rhyannon Byrd toned down the Casus' point of view some in this book (not so much the violence, which I...more
Hit so many of my dislikes I couldn't enjoy it...

Watchmen Aiden Shrader's dark past has earned him the distrust he has for everyone. While he might not trust his fellow shifters he especially dislikes humans. But he's not one who would stand by and do nothing when someone is helpless to protect themselves, human or otherwise. Olivia Harcourt is as human as they come but she's trapped in a world of warring monsters unable to truly protect her witch-blooded niece from the ultimate evil. Even if he...more
Danica Avet
I wasn't sure how I'd like this book. I read the first 3 in the series, and though they were good, they weren't excellent. This book, however, was friggin' fantastic!

I L-O-V-E Aiden. He's so sexy. Olivia was a surprise for me. I think she was the perfect heroine for Aiden's lost soul hero. The danger was very well placed and played out. I could have done without the reiteration of the 3 previous books, but understand why Ms. Byrd went over what happened before.

All in all, this was the best book...more
I'm enjoying this series. I like the mythology she's created and the romance is hot! Gotta love that.
I was quite apprehensive about reading this book because it didn’t appeal to me but after doing a little research I thought this was a good place in the series to start, even though it’s the fourth book I had no problem picking up what was going on and what was what or who was who, which I thought was brilliant.
I loved Olivia, I found her funny, smart a truly interesting character that I couldn’t help but get pulled into the story for her and her niece little Jamie (who really stole the book to...more
Aiden is one of those heroes that you fall in love with right away. He is such an Alpha male that there is the possibility that he could turn you off with his overbearing ways, but once you hear his back story you just love him more. Olivia is more than a match for him and it is great to see them both circle each other. Their chemistry was just explosive and their fighting the attraction to each other just seemed to ignite things between them even more, which just lead to some very hot scenes be...more
I seem to be reading this series backward. After finishing this book, I intended to rectify that. I went to the used bookstore expecting to find books 1-3. Imagine my disappointment when they had not one Rhyannon Byrd book.

Aiden is a tiger shifter that hates humans. He doesn't have disdain for humans, he really hates them. His mother was a human, who when she realized what he was, took full advantage by selling him. He was sold into sexual slavery that lasted years until he was old enough to pla...more
I ordered this book and decided the storyline sounded a little too complex to begin at book 4. So I went back and ordered and read books 1-3 and I am glad I did, because I think I would have been totally lost in this complex world of supernatural happenings. Plus I would have missed out on 3 other spectacular reads and couples!

This book introduces some new groups of supernatural characters and creates some more unusual alliances. It also brings us up to date on the other couples from the previou...more
I have been seriously dying to read Aiden's story. I mean seriously a Tiger shapeshifter. His story didn't disappoint. This one is definitely my favorite in the series so far. These books tend to be hit or miss with people but this one was a hit with me. I honestly like how Rhyannon Byrd revists the evil Casus. The Casus are truly sick evil creatures and I honestly as a reader don't mind being reminded of this because it kind of allows me to remember why they are in the war with this evil beings...more
Heidi Rice
This is the first Rhyannon Byrd book I've read and I'll defo be reading others. I heard about it on Twitter and picked it up from there. Now I'm not a huge fan of paranormal which is the only reason I didn't give it 5-stars because I got a bit lost in the backstory with all the detail of the paranormal world-building for the series. That said, that's entirely my fault and not the author's, so I'm sure readers who love paranormal and have read the rest of the series in its proper order (like sens...more
A.S. Johnson
The best one of this series as far as I'm concerned. Ligther feel to it, less back and forth about the Merrick and Caucus. Romantic everything! Like it best of all that I've read. Faster pace than other books and more light hearted, found my self chuckling at moments and enjoying the tension between the two love birds. Would have loved it if Olivia had turned out to be some primal animal or another tiger like our lover boy, but it was still good. I was kind of hoping she'd end up being another s...more
SPOILER. There is only one reason I didn't give Touch of Seduction a full five star rating...the tortured hero could not accept his feelings for the heroine until the very end of the book. Normally this would be a major turn off for me. But Rhyannon Byrd was able to create a very sexy and likable hero that I wanted to keep reading about, until he found his HEA. And the sex scenes... WOW. Steamy without being nasty (not that nasty is bad, just not what I'm always in the mood for). Although the ap...more
This is Aiden and Olivias story. This still has the tortured male lead but he is not as bull headed or as stubborn as her first three books. He has a horrific past that is hard to let go of and Olivia has her own issues. She is the only human in a family of half merrick half witch step sisters so she has always felt out of place.

Together they give each other the love they need and in the midst of all the chaos is the Jamie, the daughter of her eldest stepsister who has been killed by a Casus. I...more
I thought Quinn and Saige were my favorites, but by far Aiden and Olivia have out-ranked them. Though it annoys me Ms. Byrd always have the men portray themselves as hard and dark, but either she is not explaining it well or I am just as dark and twisty. I guess that makes me dark and twisty also!

Finally!! The Primal Instincts Series just got interesting. After pushing through the first three books in this series, which were nothing special, I decided to try the next one and am glad I did. I always thought the series had promise and now we are starting to see it. In this book, Aiden and Olivia are finally main characters who have some hot chemistry together and a believable HEA journey. I am looking forward to the next in the series and hope it continues to get better and better!
Really enjoyed Touch of Seduction by Rhyannon Byrd. I'm so glad she's going to write about the Watchmen... because I LOVE me some Watchmen!! And SHOOOO-WEE - this book was so STEAMY. I couldn't put it down. My only complaint is that I found the segue's to characters other than the H/h to be very boring... and I found myself skimming through them to get back to the "good parts!" LOL
Wow. 4 and 1/2 stars!

Great story. If you liked Christine Feehan's Carpathian series or J.R. Ward's BDB series, do yourself a favor a get this one too. There is hot passion, danger and suspense all in an intriguing paranormal world. Read Book 1 first and then the others in order, so you get the details of this fantasy world locked down. Then enjoy the ride. Touch of Seduction is Book 4 and by now it's all exciting story with the world-building completed.
Wow, Aiden is the Sexy Tiger-Shifter who is sent after Olivia and her little niece Jamie who is half Merrick and Half Mallory(witch) who are the sole surviors of the Causus attack on Olivia's half sisters. Aiden and his other watchmen will try their best to get them to safety. Along the way, Aiden and Olivia must fight off their intense passion for one another.. Aiden must guard child and women with his life.
Aug 29, 2010 Stacie added it
Very good read. Aiden is a shapeshifter of the tiger breed. He mets a schoolteacher named Olivia. She is trying to protect her niece who has witches blood in her. Aiden is also a watchman and has been sent to guard over her and her niece. But as soon as Aiden gets her scents he knows that she is a potential mate for himself.
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Yes,,, Loved the book. Best one of the series! Aiden has been through so much yet he still has an inner glow but doesn't knowledge it. Olivia is a female who doesn't think much of her self except she would go to the end of the earth to help her family and friends.
I have bought it for the cover. Yes, sometimes I'm in the romantic mood. The book is ok, not bad but not so extraordinaire. The characters are appealing, but I have found too much similarity to other stories. Well, the cover remains so good...
These books are getting better and better!

Loved Aiden and Liv together. Her scent was intoxicating to him. And he knew he was a goner!!!!!

I really like the intro of all the new preternatural beings!!

Omg I'm absolutely obssesed with this series but this one may have been my favorit! I just was dying in the end nd was so happy even though u know they'll be together I was so giddy when it happened!
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