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Savage Yearning

(Fierce Mates: Corona Pride #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  155 ratings  ·  42 reviews
When a one-night stand feels like so much more…

Mountain lion shifter Laura Vidal has been given two choices: leave the territory to find a mate, or become a guardian of the pride. Unwilling to leave the only home she’s ever known, Laura chooses the rigorous and bruising guardian training. Honestly, she’s glad for the training because it keeps her too busy to see Dristan,
Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published March 8th 2017
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Apr 21, 2018 marked it as to-read
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When a one-night stand feels like so much more…

Mountain lion shifter Laura Vidal has been given two choices: leave the territory to find a mate, or become a guardian of the pride. Unwilling to leave the only home she’s ever known, Laura chooses the rigorous and bruising guardian training. Honestly, she’s glad for the training because it keeps her too busy to see Dristan, the guy who rocked her world during an amazing one-night stand.

Dristan Rhees can’t
Romance Novel Giveaways Lauren Seiberling
I couldn't put it down!

I FLEW through this book. Liza's writing flows so smoothly, the editing is meticulous and the suspense was sprinkled in juuuuuuuust the right places to keep me eagerly turning the pages.

Oh, and smoking HOTNESS was sprinkled in just the right places too ;)

While I wasn't sure how the element of vampires would mesh with this story as the synopsis outlined, it was a unique and interesting spin on vamps that I haven't read before.

In a lot of ways, Laura was the hero and the
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
"I was given a free electronic copy of this book by the author, in accordance with the terms of For Love of a Book's Advance Reader Opportunity Program."

This book was exactly what I expected - sweet, short, paranormal romance with some action in the background. The characters were well-developed and maintained their personalities throughout the story while at the same time giving some info about the secondary characters. The hero was amazing. His uncaring about status, his self-control when
May 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fluff, other-worldly
Some interesting role reversal thing a going on in this book. Seemed a little sparse in the world development - no real holes, just a lot of territory that never gets covered.

Reasonably good story, although the Female lead is a bit annoying in both her wishy-washy behavior and her weakness when it comes to her family. One of my main issues is the fact that characters are described as being one thing, but then acting against that description. If something is supposed to be out of character, I
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Shifter Haven

Savage Yearning delivers everything I look for in Shifter Romance, strong characters, an interesting world build, a definable villain(s), and issues that are important to overcome… and, well, the sexy times just have to sizzle. I found all of that and more in this first story in The Corona Pride series.

It’s obvious from the beginning that Laura and Dristan have a history and a connection that simply will not go away. It’s also obvious that Laura is fighting a losing
Jul 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Decently written book. I do wish we had more backgrounds on Dristan and Frasier who are brothers. We know nothing of Marlana’s mate Jeff. Typically if there is an Alpha conflict in a story it’s a pretty big one. The Alpha Marlana isn’t the main antagonist but in my opinion posed a pretty big threat and this is why. She’s cruel. She was on a major power trip and used her power to control her pride. She forces her females to choose between being “sold” off to mate in other prides or become a ...more
Dana Busenbark
Who is Dristan and where do we find him? What is Hart's? Who are Rafe, Frasier, Mateo and Justice? How are they related or know each other? Who is Yvonne? What does she do for a living? Who is Laura and what is Laura training for? What is her option other than what she is learning to do right now? Who is her best friend and what happened to her best friend? What is Marlana holding over Dristan's head? Why does she hate him? When Juan comes up missing, Laura and Dristan, along with Rafe and Nina ...more
Ann Pratley
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Having previously read the eight books of the Sierra Pride series by this author, I was indeed eager to see where the new series went. While I was surprised by the introduction of a different kind of paranormal creature into this story, I have to say that the author handled the blend of two completely different types of paranormal 'people' extremely well. There really wasn't any mis-blend of characters and I admire the writer for being able to pull two such traditionally different genres of ...more
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was ok

This was middle of the road for me, it was a nice quick holiday read.
2.5 stars would be more suitable but I couldn't bring myself to push it up to 3.

I liked that this was about Lion shifters. Beyond that it was run of the mill - alpha male seeking out his mate. They both try and ignore each other but we all know how these books end. There are a few unhappy family connections to add drama because Dristan is not an approved male but he is strong. Laura is more pure bred but doesn't want to be sent
May 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Savagely Disappointing!

This was the most boring shape shifter book I've read. The characters weren't well developed. Dristan and Laura were supposed to be mates. However, there was no electricity between them. Three was very little about Dristan back story and it took the entire story to reveal it. I know this is a series but the side characters had nothing going for them. Even Marlana, the Alpha, seemed to be just a bitter woman. For a book to contain both lion shape shifters and vampires,
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a really good shifter romance, I didn't want to put it down as it's not just a romance but has action that keeps you wanting to find out how it proceeds. Laura is a mountain Lion shifter and her Alpha has given her two choices either leave the pack and join another to become a mate or join the Guardians, the protectors of the pride. Laura can't bare to leave all she calls home, so ops to join the guardians and train hard, plus the training helps take her mind of Dristan. Dristan can't ...more
Sherry Haynes
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received a copy through bookfunnel. Writing a voluntary review:

What I like about this book is it offers a reader a different outtake on shifters. This particular scenario shows individual shifters within a community yet the community is unaware of their existence as shifters. They are just ordinary people so when unusual disappearances occur, the community don't automatically assume the shifters are responsible. Oh and the alpha is a female.

This story starts off slow but will grab your
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
As shifter stories go, this one is pretty good. I did feel that there could be a bit more detail but did all that I enjoyed it, evidenced by the fact that I started and finished in one evening.
characters are well rounded and the storyline is plausible in a paranormal environment.
recommend to shifter lovers
May 08, 2017 rated it liked it
I downloaded Savage Yearning as a free book from Amazon. The story was fairly simplistic, and while not a bad read, it didn't grab me and pull me in. Lots of potential, but lacking an edge and steady pacing. I never really understood the reason the two protagonists couldn't be together, and the Alpha is just a tool with selfish motivations.
Oct 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
The story didn't pull me in. The characters didn't touch me. I didn't feel anything during the sexy times. To me their story is just full of "I'm doing this, wait no, I'm not doing this".

I didn't feel any chemistry between them.
And I didn't feel the story was believable.

I didn't like this book.
Aug 15, 2017 rated it liked it
First book i have read by this author. A quick read,some mystery goings on,funny moments,sexy scenes. Lion shifters,vampires and humans. An female alpha who rules with an iron hand over her pack. Tristan and Laura are attracted to each other but the alpha has old fashioned ideas about somethings and forbid some mating. not sure about continuing the series
Cheri Arellano
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great shifter book

I really enjoyed this book it has drama,love,an enemy and friends who act like enemies. This book has the sweetest love story I've read in a while. This book has many twists and turns to true love. The fact she broken all traditions to follow her heart makes this one true love book worth reading,can't wait for the next book in the series.
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Totally entertaining!!

Just enough action and drama going on to keep you on the edge of your seat. I love how the feeling of mates and forever love finally turns around this whole community. It was incredible!
angela gunstone
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Corona pride book 1

Loved this book and the characters and storyline were brill and I can't wait to read more in this series so it's a well deserved five stars and I would recommend this book to everyone
Patricia Burleson
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it

This book is good. It has some action, friendships, mystery, werelions and sex. The story line is okay and the characters are strong. So get it you like this kind of book and enjoy.
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable

Good read, not long but not short either. Author has talent so yes enjoyable. Still trying to figure out why the pride leader had hate on her face for a second while talking to Laura lol. If you like Shifter Books I think you’ll like this
Dec 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: just-ok, disliked
The h is the stronger of the couple by far. He is sweet and so in love, but the alpha female holds in contempt as does the rest of the pride. It is the h who makes decisions to change their future. It is OK, it felt very teenage to me.
Annette Drewett
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Laura & Dristan had an uphill struggle for a happily ever after, battling not only vampires but the alpha’s prejudices as well. I really enjoyed the outcome of this story. Another great series.
I received a complimentary ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Aug 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Mountain lion shifter romance.

Got to about 29% and stopped. The characters were beyond juvenile and the storyline childish and boring. Not for me.
Ruiz Kim
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
So enjoyed this book I read in one sitting. Has a bit of everything you want in a paranormal read. Heart, twists and turns, heat friends and family. Well written and easy to follow.
Linda Elliott
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Finding their way

Trying to do the right things while being true to theirselves lead to confusion and hurt. Good characters, I liked that the female was strong in many ways.
Cindy Lee Price
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I love shifter books and this one did not disappoint. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very good...

Paranormal/shifter story, and great start for the series of books. Enjoyed the story line and the characters are well written. Looking forward to reading more!
Serenity  Wynter
Dec 04, 2018 rated it liked it

If you have a bad guy everyone thinks they know wouldn’t it be nice to know their weaknesses. How else do you know if dead is dead.
Debbie Harrison
May 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Good read

I struggled with the book especially the first half
Characters were easy to like/dislike depending on the person
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Liza got her start in romance by sneak-reading her grandma’s paperbacks. Now she divides her time between freelance editing and writing books about shifters with fierce and savage hearts.

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