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Leopard's Blood

(Leopard People #9)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  3,120 ratings  ·  300 reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan cuts straight to the heart of a man who stalks the shadows in an intoxicating Leopard novel.

Though born into a leopard’s lair in the bayou, Joshua Tregre’s fighting skills were honed in the rainforests of Borneo. Sleek and deadly, he’s the perfect man to take over a crime syndicate back home in Louisiana’s lush swamplan
Paperback, 404 pages
Published October 24th 2017 by Piatkus
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
DNF @ 100 pages

I have been reading Christine Feehan since I was way too young to do so (about 12 years old). The early books in her Dark series are probably what led me to discover paranormal romance (arguably my favorite romance genre) in general.

Lately, however, I feel like her books - despite getting longer in length - are getting shorter and shorter on actual story, are poorly written, and have zero and/or unreliable character development.

One minute the female MC in this one is bemoaning t
Set in the bayou, Leopard’s Blood bring us a fantastical paranormal romance that will touch your heart and have you wishing for more.

I don’t think Feehan has ever written two characters more perfect for each other. Yes, it does start with the insta-lust/love but as the plot develops you can truly see the reason why Sonia and Joshua are meant for each other. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty of heat and steam we’ve come to expect from Feehan but in the end, the couple REALLY works.

Feehan was t
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Too many sex scenes and repeating of conversations. I have all the Leopard and Ghostwalker books so far. The quality of writing is deteriorating. I have already stopped buying the Dark series books. The price of these books is too high for inferior writing.
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
I've become a huge fan of Christine Feehan's work and I'm enjoying going through and falling in love with her back list! This is the story of Joshua and Sonia. She's only just met her leopard (her life was in danger and her leopard saved her) and she's basically hiding out in a Louisiana bayou. When she goes into heat, it's Joshua who answers her call. He's everything she could want and everything she must keep away from. He's too gorgeous, too dominant, too perfect. She's been played for a fool ...more
Chitra *CJ*
OMG SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE!! JOSHUA! So glad winter is here, needed the heat *grin*

Personal edit: **Ive been preparing for a qualifying exam recently, so extremely stressed- and usually enjoy light books to motivate myself.
Usually don't read books when they release; let them simmer awhile, but when I saw it was a book in the Leopard's People- which is one of my top all time favorite series, I had to have it asap! So will be a slightly wonky review**

"Leopard's Blood" is the story of Sonya an
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christine Feehan has delivered another excellent installment in the Leopard series with “Leopard’s Blood.” The book is action-packed, exciting, and sensual. I waited a long time for Joshua Tregre’s story and this book was worth the wait. Over the years, Joshua had despaired of finding his mate, so when he stumbles across her, Sonia Lopez, he has met a female shifter who is the one to make his life journey complete. The two protagonists are characters the way I like them; strong, intelligent, dec ...more
Lover of Romance
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In Leopard's Blood I have to say I had high expectations for this book because its JOSHUA'S book....I mean really, I wanted it to be one of the best books this author has ever written, so of course it wasn't. But I will say it was still a solid read just not quite what I really wanted for his book but still was pretty decent. The story starts off with INSTA LUST. Yep. So if you are new to the series, then let me get some background informat
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was so boring, I skimmed the last 25%. It’s unnecessarily long, even the sex scenes got boring.
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Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Family, betrayal and love….

Having a new Leopard book by this author land on my kindle had me doing a happy dance and willing the weekend to come! I had drifted away from this author a few years ago but came back to find, once again, amazing reads. Whether additions to long-standing series - Leopard People, Dark, Sisters, Ghostwalkers – or new romances in the Shadow books, each one was a love story to savour and get lost in…. Joshua and Sonia’s was the latest and oh so good!

“I’m real, Sonia. O
 Reading In Pajamas
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: LEOPARD’S BLOOD (A Leopard Novel) by Christine Feehan
Publication Date: October 24, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 5 Stars

This is a super-sexy, exciting story. At first, I was afraid that Joshua would turn out to be a one-dimensional dominating male – he wasn’t. He was dominant, but full of heart and emotion as well. I grew to like him quickly. Sonia was also someone I could relate to, and how she view
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
I finished the book late Tuesday night 10/24/17 release day but I needed time to think about what I felt about Joshua and Sonia's story. Well guess what I am still not sure. The reason I did decide on 3 stars is the story is repetitive and I don't need that many sex scenes to make a story hot, sensual and sexy. I don't like it when authors repeat the same lines and scenes in a story over and over. I get it the first time. I think this occurs to lengthen the word count. Leopard's Blood would have ...more
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Andi Main
Nov 20, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really tried to like this book! but I am really getting annoyed with the gory, and unappealing sex scenes, I get it they are CATS! but for a while now her series like the sisters of the heart, leopard, Ghostwalker, and now the dark series, are delving into the depths of the whips and chains mob! They did not start this way, for example Water Bound, the male character Lev, was more likeable than his brother in last in the series, where I had no interest in the two of them at all, for a book to ...more
Linda Rea
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off I just loved this story so if you don’t want to read them all at least read this story. Sonia is on the run after her leopard saved her even though she didn’t know about her leopard. Sonia moved to a quiet town and has a pretty good job restoring houses so she bought a run down house with plenty of land for her leopard to run. When she is in heat she stumbles across another leopard who she mates with and they spend several days together but she can’t get close because her former husban ...more
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love reading Shifter books, and the Leopard People series by Christine Feehan is without a doubt my favourite shifter series. I've enjoyed every book in the series, and I've been wanting to read Joshua Tregre's story for SO LONG!!

Leopard's Blood has Joshua and his leopard Shadow finding everything they have ever wanted in the girl living next door, something he thought would never happen for him. However, Sonia isn't sure she agrees with what Joshua wants, she has been greatly betrayed in the
Tina Christopher
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
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060319: later addition. okay this is not the romance for me but is definitely so for many gr readers. i think of this novel as parallel those many adventure/war novels marketed as sf, long, too long, too many words for too little story, here rather than numbing universe, spaceflight, weaponry, numbers, exciting tech, there is deliberately provoking emotional universe, sex, love, sex, lust, sex, hate, sex, fear, sex, danger, sex, love, sex, lust... and so on. no more ridiculous than those boy boo ...more
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars.
2.5 - a lot of rough sex with very little plot!
Maureen Carden
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: hot, romance, supense
Mostly soft porn. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
I didn't like nor appreciate the fast and furious approach Christine used here. I understand the leopards "Heat" and all that entails, but for Joshua to be all gunho and MINEing all over the show after just meeting? And the wam bang thank you mam nature of the initial meet and greet detracted. The sex scenes while awesome, just distracted from the story. There barely was a story. I get it, its romance, but Meh, still enjoy a good tale. I didn't believe in their love story. It felt one sided and ...more
Oct 25, 2017 rated it liked it
I was all set to love this book as it was Joshua's story. I had high expectations for this book but it wasn't. I will say it was still a good read just not what I really was hoping for. Once you've read one of her sex scenes, you've pretty much read them all and this book seemed to have more sex than story which I found disappointing. Overall, I enjoyed it, just not as much as I was hoping for.
Stacie Crews
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Stacie by: barns and nobles
There is nothing like a late night with a Christine Feehan in your hand especially if you can't sleep. This one had me going from the 1st page. I love the characters. A lot of things I was not expecting. I did find Joshua a bit bossy but it fit. I love a strong female. Sonia you go girl.
Another hit. keep them coming please.
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic read, I love the Leopard series and CF writing style has me right there in the midst of this world.
A must read for anyone loving a great story!
Leopard’s Blood is a sizzling story packed with sensuality! Sonia Lopez was on the run after a failed attempt on her life and had made her way to a small Louisiana town where she lived alone. She had purchased a piece of property that backed up to a swamp and it was perfect for her Leopard counterpart to run free in. Sonia had been ignorant to the fact that she was a leopard shifter until her life was in danger. That danger had forced her leopard to shift in order to save their lives. Although S ...more
Elizabeth H.
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review written by Marie for Ever After Book Reviews!

4.5 Stars

I began this series a while ago, and while it’s always been entertaining, it hasn’t ever really captured me. That is until now.

Leopard’s Blood is (finally!) Joshua’s story of finding his true love, Sonia. At first, I will admit, I eye-rolled at the “instant love” that brought these two together. I mean… really? But…………… I get it. And the more I read, the more I got it. Their chemistry was wonderful, and Ms. Feehan does a tremendous job
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
This is the first real disappointment I have found in Ms. Feehan‘s books. Up until now, even though most have very steamy sex scenes, there are also richly told stories with relationships that we are able to watch grow and develop. Not so here.

This story is really nothing but sex. Starting within the first couple of pages and encompassing over 70% of the overall book. There really isn’t much of a story at all beyond that. We are told Joshua and Sonia spend time together talking and getting to kn
Nov 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
Extremely disappointing. There was barely any character development, a thin plot and a female protagonist that I wanted to kill off myself. She's strong, she's weak, she doesn't know who to trust, she trusts some chick after the first coffee date (who also happens to be in a runaway situation - REALLY??!!). This was not her best work. This book felt like, "I have a deadline, so I'll just throw something together and add a lot of sex and no one will notice." Seriously, I skimmed most of this book ...more
Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
I just can keep giving Christine 4 or 5 stars. Sometimes you have to step back and really assess a novel and this one was not that good. Sonia was so annoying and frankly if I have to hear another beat rape enjoyment scene that lasts more then 5 pages I will scream. That’s it -3 stars
2.5 stars

Too many sex scenes (and they sound all the same after a while).
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Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 70 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, the Sisters of the Heart Series and Torpedo Ink. All of her series have hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received ...more

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“I would never hurt you. Shifters mate for life. For LIFE. I recognized you the moment I saw you. I knew we belonged. I knew I was born to protect you. To make you happy. To love you, Sonia, like no one in this world has ever been loved.” 7 likes
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