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Passion's Prey

(The Shadow Shifters #3)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  277 ratings  ·  34 reviews
They live in the shadows—half human, half beast—a powerful breed of shape-shifters who protect the civilized world from the deadliest of their kind…

Caprise is tall, beautiful, exotic. A goddess in the flesh. A dancer, when Caprise takes the stage, she feels the power she holds over men—especially the man known as X. He watches her night after night. He follows her with h
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 26th 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Passion’s Prey is book three in The Shadow Shifters series by A.C. Arthur. I started this series some time ago and loved the first two books but for some reason I got side tracked and didn’t come back to it. I’m so glad I decided to jump back in to this intense world of jaguar shifters.

Xavier Santos-Markland or “X,” is one of the two men closest to the Faction Leader, Rome Reynolds, of the Stateside Shadow Shifters. Shadow Shifters are half man, half jaguar. They originated in the jungles of Br
Lisa Annesley
Sep 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, pnr, shifter
3.5♥s rounded up to 4


Xavier is an FBI agent who also works for Rome Reynolds, the the most powerful, influential Shadow Shifter in the United States. (Temptation Rising) He also works with Nick Delgado, an attorney and another powerful Shadow Shifter (Seduction's Shift). X is the beefy hulk to their political pull. But that doesn't mean he has muscles for brains. He's got it all--looks, muscles, connections--and a wounded soul.

Caprise is Nick's sister who had been AWOL for 5 years
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG! This book was so good, I was really waiting on this one. Miss Arthur's didn't disappoint either, X and Caprise was what the other needed. Love can heal all and that's what they did for each other, Caprise wasn't just a spoiled brat like everybody thought. She had been through more then any of them would have thought. I'm happy with this book, but now I have more questions. Like what wrong with the baby, is Shya like her cousin? When is Bas going to get some love, and will he get it from nos ...more
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
X and Caprice's book was my favorite. The chemistry between the 2 main characters was electric, the Rogue camp had some major changes, and more secrets were revealed about the past for the Shadow Shifter leaders. This series is definitely proving to be just as good as the other shifter series have read from authors like Lora Leigh, Laurann Dohner, and Jennifer Ashley.
Paranormal Romance
Haunted by the traumatic and tormented experiences of his youth, the hero is a dark man. Though loyal and always willing to offer help to his friends when in need, he isn't a cheerful character. Never mind his dark and intense sexual desires, he is never one to smile or even grin- instead, keeping a shuttered expression on his face that's only broken by his furious anger. He is a man tone to violence and his bald head and tattoos make him a very frightening man to encounter in the day time let a ...more
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
A BIZARRE tale of humans that shift into BIG jungle cats...but I was still CAUGHT UP in their INTRIGUING and dangerous world. This book focuses on Xavier and Caprise...who are so much alike its uncanny...both stubborn, moody, independent and afraid of anything more than casual sexual encounters...however once they make that intimate connection they can't seem to get enough of one another...will they be able to help heal one another scars and discover the love they feel just beneath the surface o ...more
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Caprise is tall, beautiful, exotic. A goddess in the flesh. A dancer, when Caprise takes the stage, she feels the power she holds over men—especially the man known as X. He watches her night after night. He follows her with hungry eyes. And he knows her deepest, darkest secret—her true animal nature…
And falling in love with a Shadow Shifter is the most dangerous game of all.
Xavier has always lived for the thrill of the hunt—and the pleasure of the kill. But now, as a shifter working f
May 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another Sexy Shifter

A.C. Arthur has done it again. The Shadow Shifter series continues to amaze me. This is another great read. This series has taken us from the streets to the jungle and back again. I am in love with family of jaguar shifters and I hope we keep getting more.

Caprise is a shifter running from who and what she is. She is also running from a past she doesn’t want anyone to know about. She is a shifter who cannot embrace that part of her life. To take her mind away from her issues,
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Passion’s Prey is a book that is so full of excitement, adventure, passion and mind blowing/burning sex, that it refuses to let you put it down for fear of missing something.

AC Arthur hit pay dirt with not only this book but with this series. I have read all of the books thus far and just when I thought that no one could top the previous two characters, here comes X.

X is the larger than life FBI agent that knows how to get what he wants, when he wants it. As a high ranking member in the Fraction
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: adults only

Ok if you thought book 1 Temptation Rising and book 2 Seduction's Shift was good then hold on to your hat because Passion's Prey will have you in total reading bliss. OMG Xavier and Caprise story was off the chain good!! Both X and Caprise are from two different worlds and both have passes they don't want to confront. There tolerance level for one another is very low until the night they took things to the next level. Passion Prey's is full of drama, action and hot steamy love scenes. So Shifter
Jackie Roberts
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Passion's Prey, the third book in the AC Arthur's Shadow Shifters series was well worth the wait. Xavier Santos-Markland or X as he is affectionally called and Caprise Delgado were "alpha mates" in so many ways. They both had strong personalities and were stubborn as all get out. This couple was truly a match made in heaven.

Be prepared as always for some more surprising and interesting twists and turns. My favorite book of the series by far.
Denise H.
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Over the moon wonderful shifter/suspense story !! X is a panther, and so is Cherise, and when they finally give in, the sex is super sexy and sizzles the pages. Deep complex characters, interesting mystery, detective type story, and the hot sex make this tale worthwhile. There is a lot going on, with good guys, bad guys, action, suspense, anticipation, and everything you could possibly want. Thjis book is exciting and yummy and hard to put down. Highly recommend. ENJOY !!!
Dec 19, 2013 marked it as did-not-finish
I got to 112 pages and just stopped. There is to much information that I don't care to read. I lost interest in the story with all this info that I felt wasn't important to the story. There were also times when the characters knew more than they should know about the other characters in certain scenes.

Toward the start of this story, it had promise until chapter 10. You have to read for yourself, to decide whether this story is for you or not.
Gina StyleRocks
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read! X and Caprise had some major chemistry! They were going at it in the very first chapter! Wow i was surprised to find out that X was into that 50 shades of grey type stuff. When he pressed that button on his wall and all that bondage type stuff was revealed....oh my! I was saddened to find out why he was was filled with so much darkness. I am glad the Caprise was able to get to get through to him and love him the way that he needed to be love. Loved their story!
Sharon Cooper
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A.C. Arthur has a new fan! This is the first book I have read by this author and it definitely won't be the last! I have never been a fan of sci fi/fantasy and I think this might fall into that category. BUT, it was SO much more! Sexy, suspenseful, intriguing and fast paced - it had it all! I highly recommend Passion's Prey!
Betsy Hover
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was delighted to receive this book as Goodreads giveaway! The author, A.C. Arthur, has created a fantastic mythical, romantic, suspenseful story with half human-half beast (Shape-shifters). This intense, sexy novel was a great read.
Apr 03, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
As a visual reader, I could not picture cats having a relationship and being agents and lawyers. I could not get into the story I kept seeing animals and not people. I have enjoyed other books by AA.C. Arthur I look forward to other great romances by her.
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was yummy, amazing and oh so much fun to read. I loved everything about this story. The characters were amazing, the shifters hott and the sexyness awesome! So glad I got to read this because wow.. totally worth the read. i will be recommending this series to my friends.
Apr 15, 2013 rated it liked it
I'd rate this novel 2.5. I didn't read the series but you don't have to read much to know who the big players are in the novel. It was an enjoyable read, it just isn't something I could personally adore.
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the first I've read from this author and I just finished this series.
I really liked it and will keep reading this series as it comes out. The story is well written and character's well developed which makes you feel like you know all these shifters.
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh so hot and steamy. Had to put it down at times or could not stop reading at time. So strong and hard headed the main characters were. Made the love story so much hot and passionate.
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it, X was bad-ass to a Capital T, looking forward to more Shadow Shifters, hopefully this series will continue.

Treshaun Bates
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this series, it's different from anything I've EVER, READ!!! Yep I'm waiting patiently for the next books.
Lisa M

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Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
FREAKING LOVED IT, hot, hot hot, too bad we have to wait so long for the next one.
Irene Hollimon
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a hard read. The story line got quite good but I hate to say it - all the sex became tedious. It would have been an easier read with more romance and less porn.
Jul 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
it was intense
Jul 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Much better than the second book but for some reason I cannot get into this series.
Apr 24, 2013 added it
want to know about AC, click to my interview with her-
Andrea Jackson
*I'm going to try the Shadow Shifters again. This seems much better than the other one I sampled.
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Artist C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since.

Working in the legal field for almost thirteen years now she’s seen lots of horrific things and longs for the safe haven reading a romance novel brings.

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