**spoiler alert** Rated 3 stars but its more like 3.5* I did like the authors writing, Jaxon Castillo is dark, sexy and alpha male. He is a jaguar sha**spoiler alert** Rated 3 stars but its more like 3.5* I did like the authors writing, Jaxon Castillo is dark, sexy and alpha male. He is a jaguar shapeshifter, with his "tattoo's" marking his as the warrior class, meaning he mates for life. He and Libby worked together in a govt sanctioned military-like paranormal team, whose job is to keep the criminal paranormal element in line, fighting on the fringes of human society, who are unaware of the paranormal population. Libby is human. Although I liked the pnr genre, and Stones description of shapeshifters, vamps and magic users was good. I thought there were some bothersome plot holes, that to me were glaring enough to be very annoying. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SPOILERS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jaxon has been looking for Libby for 3 years to kill her. He believes she betrayed his team, setting up a former team member to be murdered. Libby disappears for 3 years, shows up suddenly in a small midwest town, thin, battered and with anmesia. Jaxon gets an anonymous tip on her where abouts, goes to kill her, but instead, ends up surviving an assasination attempt, grabs amnesia Libby and goes on the run. Suddenly, and without satisfactory sequence or explaination. Jaxon is hunting his attempted killers, Libby gets her memory back, there is a missing baby and sexual mating heat conquers all.
There is never any explaination of why bad guys want Jax dead. The bad guys are mafia-drug ring type villians, who very suddenly not the "main" bad guys, but are being lead by a magic wielding witch who has great power. He has no apparent ties to the drug family. Still no reason why he wants Jax and team dead. And all the sudden, at the end, baby is found alive, in a cave, with no explaination of how he got there, who was taking care of him for the last 2 years, or why he was "cut out of his mothers womb", and allowed to live. Lots of stray plot lines and devices were not tied up or explained to this readers satisfaction. I understand that some loose ends are left hanging to have a cliffhanger ending to introduce the sequel. I just felt the last 50 pages were rushed, scattered and made the entire story without satisfactory, or understandable resolution. Last words. I still liked the book, liked the characters enough that I will read the next installment. Hopefully the author will polish up and tighten those loose end plot devices that lead to nowhere. ...more
I am having a hard time finishing this book. Put it down several times, and skimming pages. I a very sorry to say, I just didn't find the characters iI am having a hard time finishing this book. Put it down several times, and skimming pages. I a very sorry to say, I just didn't find the characters interesting or unique. I kept thinking that the plot/storyline, the characters and their descriptions, there wasn't anything noteworthy or new. I hate writing negative reviews, but this book was just kind of boring for me. I don't think I will be able to finish it. ...more
Wow! What a great addition to the Breed's series. Totally lived up to my expectations and anticipation. How often does it happen lately that you anxioWow! What a great addition to the Breed's series. Totally lived up to my expectations and anticipation. How often does it happen lately that you anxiously look forward to the lastest installment of one of your favorite series? Only to have it fall short and not live up to those high hopes. I just finished reading Lion's Heat, and Jonas's book is a home run. It starts off at a fast pace and the story just keeps on moving along with all of the things that make this series awesome. Jonas is hot! We get to see him evolve from a cold, forbidding breed "bogeyman", to a man who fully realizes that loving and being loved, caring for family and being proud of his accomplishments are the most important things. We learn that he is a unique breed of feline called primal with some REALLY fun, and interesting characteristics. I seldom write reviews, as putting into words my opinions of what i've read is not my strong suit. But I had to write a few comments about this book, because imho, Jonas's book was very happily one of the best in this series so far. Loved it!! 5*****...more
It took me awhile to get into the story and characters. But I ended up enjoying this pnr romance. It was nothing new in concept, the main character JaIt took me awhile to get into the story and characters. But I ended up enjoying this pnr romance. It was nothing new in concept, the main character Janet was smart and saavy enough to hold my interest. Hero Mick, while having the prerequisite hot factor, was not a total alpha male, which was a nice change pace. The supporting characters were what made this book really glide along for me. Nash Jones, the rigid stiff necked, very sexy sheriff was intriguing and frustrating. (loosen up Nash!). Coyote the 'god' who has one foot in both good and evil intentions was a crack up. This world is filled with all kinds of 'walkers'....storm, skin, fire, night etc. And also some shapechangers and magic users. Janet's power descriptions tended to be a little uneven, but not too badly to distract from the story. Janet is a stormwalker, having a little bit of magic which grows exponetially with the presence of storms which she can harness and use as a weapon or for defense. She is struggling to be a do-gooder, using only the 'good power' she in inherited from her Navaho grandmother. While her evil 'beneath' goddess mother tries to use her latent maternal influence to catapult her into the 'above' world to gain domininion over humans, and control Janet. Basically a good vs evil plot mixed with a dilemma to choose moderate 'good' powers over supreme 'evil' power. ...more