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Savage Pride

(Lion Hearts #1)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  291 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Alpha lion who is all growl and bite?
Defiant human with a broken heart?
An enemy out to break them both?

Running from a devastating betrayal, Hailey's wound is salted when car trouble strands her in the path of a snarly lion shifter with a chip on his shoulder the size of Pride Rock.

She can't decide what's worse—his snarky, human hating attitude, or the fact that her
Kindle Edition, 237 pages
Published December 4th 2019 (first published November 29th 2019)
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Indelicate Reviews by DD
Very strong start to a series!

Great storyline with a bit of a twist which I loved. Sometimes a paranormal read can almost follow in the shadows of another. Making me feel periodically as if I have read it before. Never felt that way with this read.

Strong MC who’s is incredibly sexy. Kind of an ass but the way Lane wrote the FMC you find his assholeyness cute. Trent has an interesting back story which also has a twist. Extremely hot character 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Loved Haileys quick wit. Surrounded by “messed u
5+ stars! Another knockout shifter read from the great Ceci Lane!!!!

I LOVED THIS BOOK!! It had all the right ingredients of a great shifter read for me: a snarky, take no crap heroine, a broody and moody shifter, and a plot twisted enough to keep you interested with plenty of steam. I LOVED the dynamic between Hailey and Trent! Hailey wasn't afraid to go up against Trent, and Trent admired her deeply and grudgingly for that. She was the unapologetic queen he needed, while he was the broken shift
Hsu Lee
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest!
This was a great book !
Hailey is stranded on the side of the road.
It is totally normal to look for help in this kind of situation.
Grumpy Trent does not agree.
Trent is trying to hold on to his Lion pride, so he does not have time for a human.
Will his stubborness prevent Trent from giving love a chance ?
Loved the characters + the storytelling !
It has all the ingredients that you need for a great book!
I can't w
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Savage Pride is the first book in the Lion Hearts series, set within the Shifting Destinies world. Hailey is going on a vacation of self discovery to Bearden, but when she’s caught in a snowstorm, she gets a reluctant savior. Trent has a severe dislike of humans and while his lion is insisting that Hailey is special to him, there’s other obligations he needs to focus on first. As Hailey and Trent spend more time together, they see beyond the surface, but when danger is threatening them both, can ...more
Patricia Hoffstaetter
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-reading
An adventurous lion shifter romance with an undertone of “enemies to lovers” It has a fantastic well-written plot & well-developed characters, that are inclined to have their own options & assumptions about each other.
There is: a feisty human female (Hailey) might have some sad memories about an ex-boyfriends (Cory) deceit but takes no nonsense from a grouchy human-hating alpha lion shifter (Trent) but he soon changes his mind when he discovers that Hailey is his mate but his uncle (Jasper) has
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5/4 stars I can’t decided 🤔

This was a great read, steamy, action, emotions and great pace! So why did I give it a 3.5? It’s WAY to short, which makes so much details and story line be holes that you felt like you got a quick over brief of the story instead of the raw details. Which I think this author could rock so easily. I will of course be reading rest of this series! I hope she does all of them!!

I’m curious how the bear shifter ones are that this spin off came from!
Gale Albright
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great first book in the Lion Hearts series. I loved everything about this snarly lion and sassy mouthed human girl. They were great together, just perfect.
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Shifter Haven

Savage Pride starts off the Shifting Destinies: Lion Hearts series with a very strong story of the elusive lions who live on the very outskirts of Bearden and have up until now been successful in keeping their distance from anyone else, Human or Shifter, through their bad attitudes and very obvious “Keep Out” signage. Not any longer, these lions are about to be brought into the world of mates, fighting for the right to survive, and some, at times, very tough love. Most o
Mary Lou Hoffman
SAVAGE PRIDE is the first book in the Lion Hearts series set in the Shifting Destinies world, which includes the Black Claw Ranch series and the Shifters of Bear’s Den series. Characters from those other two series are involved, but you do not need to have read their stories before reading this one.

This was an absolutely wonderful shifter romance. I loved snarky, take-no-bull, but still vulnerable Hailey and I-hate-humans, alpha, sexy Trent. When they take on “the world” (their corner of it anyw
Mary T
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shifters
Hailey found out that she was the 'other' woman from the wife of the man she thought she would bring home to meet her family. With that blow she decided to go away from sunny Florida for a while on a vacation to Montana in the dead of winter. When she arrived there it was snowing. As she drove to her destination the storm got worse and with no experience driving in that kind of weather, she skidded and ended up in a ditch. She got out of the car and headed for the nearest house, ignoring the sig ...more
Sharon Richmond
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Savage Pride: A Shifting Destinies Lion Shifter Romance (Lion Hearts Book 1)
By Cecelia Lane. 5 Stars*****

Loved it!!
The town of Beardon sure has a mixture of some very stubborn shifters, lol. I fell in love with them all.

You have Hailey who's human but has the best come back shots and snarkey remarks. She's not afraid of Lions but tell her a lie and watch out, haha.

Trent may be Alpha Lion of his Pride, but to Hailey he's just a big old grouchy kitten needing to be put in his place.

The rest of the
Frances Law
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Revisit Bearden

Trent is an alpha lion who hates humans. In previous books about the town of Bearden he tried to attack the human mate of a bear. Now he finds himself in a situation where he has no choice but to take in a defenceless human woman! Hailey is running from a two timing ex! Unfortunately, she was the person he was two timing his pregnant wife with! Talk about humiliating. So she decided to take some time off and go from the sunshine to snow and complete a list of things to do. Her nex
Ingrid Stephanie Jordan
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Title: Savage Pride
Series: Lion Hearts #1
Release Date: #AlreadyReleased
Author: Cecilia Lane
Reviewer: Ingrid Stephanie Jordan
Serial: Standalone, No Cliffhanger
Genre:#SciFi #Aliens
💢 Ooooooo what a treat Bearden has a Pride.
🔹️ Trent Crowley is a Alpha LionShifter, he has a small pride. Each one was almost over the edge like he was. When a human came life changed. Especially since he hates humans.
🔹️ Hailey Simms is taking a well deserved vaca
Carey Sabala
Jun 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Audiobook review - I'm assuming this book is part of a series because you have already established characters and a cliffy at the end that sets up another book, so thus my assumption.
Other than that, it was an ok shifter story. Sort of a second chance romance. Why didn't I rate it higher? Pacing for one - 3/4 of the book was internal angst. I really felt the end was rushed and I felt like more could have been done with the hero. I was expecting him to take over the bad pride or come into his ow
Linda Levine
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this well written story. She is on a mission to forget her mistake in believing in the wrong man when she finds herself with a lion shifter. He battles to stay sane and keep his pride alive. They struggle to control their lions too.

I really enjoyed watching her stand up to everyone and not take any disrespect. She was used to her older brothers taunting her and didn't back down. He becomes quite protective despite his hatred for humans. They have a real connection. I lov
Pam Louis
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Trent Crowley is a lion shifter. He has an uneasy partnership with the best alpha Ethan who lived next door. They used his horses to run the trail rides and he didn't have the deal with the people. He had enough to deal with with his crazy crew.
Hailey is human with bad luck with men. So with a broken heart she is going on a vacation to get way from it all. Her someplace new? Lands her in a snowstorm and stuck at Trents ranch. Omg. Can't tell you more but there is lots of action, betrayal, myste
Karen Shortridge
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
When you get a lion shifter romance with an “enemies to lovers” you know it's going to keep your attention. It has a great plot with some brilliant characters that have their own colourful story to tell I'm sure. You meet feisty human female Hailey who is escaping some sad memories about an ex-boyfriend, deciding to go away with her list of things to do. Trent is a human-hating alpha lion shifter and has good reason to feel like that after losing his parents and pride to humans but when Hailey t ...more
Sue MacKenzie
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Finally one of the reclusive lion pride finds a mate and what an interesting way about it to happen.
As usual this author has blown my mind with her imagination and I have loved this story just as much as all the rest I have read in the Bearden series.
If you love shifters of every kind I would strongly suggest you give this series and this author a go, it will be worth your time.
I now sit impatiently by while this author works her heart out producing the next story in the series :)

I received a fr
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A heartfelt action romance, with Lions. Whether it’s pride the emotion or pride the group of lions Trent’s savagery is just an illusion. His heart is still strong, his protective instincts as active as any shifter. Hailey has been knocked down, but she picked herself up and is going on a grand adventure. Thank goodness she is oddly prepared to deal with alpha guys. This well written easy to read story brings this “world” to vivid life. Expanding on previously defined “Bearden” enclave we also ge ...more
gwendolyn Robin
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This one made me want to beat my chest and roar. Hailey is dealing with the past drama from an Ex and deciding on a vacation in the snow only to have everything go wrong. The unexpected meeting with Trent changes everything for the good. Trent has a lot on his plate keeping his pride together. Having a dislike for human everything changes when he meets Hailey. Passions flare, drama consumes, disception continues and life goes on. If you like shifters and in for a heartfelt story than this is for ...more
Jeanne Mead
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Trent's story was over the moon fantabulous.
A dose of reality hits him when helping a driver stuck during a snowstorm, his lion roars that this is their mate.
Hailey wants to get away from the reality that she had been deceived by her "boyfriend" in the worst way.
Both have larger than life trust issues but sometimes life has other plans.
Plenty of surprises and twists along the way to falling for each other.
Hopefully, they can survive to see if they can make it work.

I received a free copy of this
Corinne Kapsner
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved that Cecilia took a slightly different approach to Trent and Hailey! I love that she is strong when she needs to be and yet understands her place by Trent's side! When they finally give into the need that has been growing between the two of them, it is explosive!

I am interested to see where she takes the rest of the pride! Cecilia Lane does an amazing job of developing this secondary character through out the previous series and now brings it around in such a fantastic way! Read it now,
Christina Standridge
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The wolves all mated and now its time for the lions to find their happy everlastings. Trent is a human hating, grumpy lion that gets stuck with a human house guest. Hailey is running away from the betrayal of an ex and her car gets stuck in the snow. She ends up being a house guest to Trent. She is stubborn and sassy and doesn't put up with his attitude. They go together like oil and water. A great journey for the two of them.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily
Cynthia L. Turner
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Trent and Hailey

The start of a new series but this time - lions. Trent Crowley is the Alpha of the Lion Pride that shares a border with the Bear Clan from a previous series but this is strictly a new series and a standalone novel. The lions get their stories told. Hailey decides to vacation in Bearden but gets stranded with Trent and his Pride. For a human, Hailey holds her own with Trent and the Pride. A great 👍 plot and well written and developed characters, this novel is intense and intriguin
Raina Collins
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The first book in a spin off series. This one focuses on the lions. They are a dangerous bunch. Trent is the alpha and can barely keep things together. He hates humans but when one is at his door asking for help he doesn’t know what to do. Turn her away or put up with her sassy ass. Hailey for some reason that only fate knows why decides that the middle of nowhere Montana is a good place to get away. She has her own problems with men. But a Sunshine State girl doesn’t know how to drive if snow a ...more
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book! I love the story and the ending. Trent is all broken from tragedies in his life and doesn’t want a mate of even a human in his den. Hailey had a major shock when she finds out her boyfriend has been lying this whole time. He’s married and has a family. So she takes off to try to get some normalcy to her life. But she never expected a growly Lion to change everything. I can’t wait til book 2.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 1st book in the Lion Hearts series. Wow what a start to a new series.
This is the blurb that had me reaching for this book, I think it will do the same to you also!
Alpha lion who is all growl and bite?
Defiant human with a broken heart?
An enemy out to break them both?
Cant add much more that that! Just read and be hooked. I was

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hailey Got Her Kitty. I really loved this book. This author always writes great stories with great characters. Trent is a sarcastic lion shifter who hates humans and Hailey gives as good as she gets. You really get to know these two and how they fall for each even though Trent fights it but, of course, he loses. Lots of action and trouble for his pride and add in a traitor and that makes you want to stay up all night reading this book.
Jan Janus
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bear, lion
What a "purr"fect story line for Trent, the pain in the neck lion with a chip on his shoulders about the human existence. Lots of twists in this book. Loved all of the characters, especially Hailey and her sassy come back attitude she hands all the pride members. Looking forward to the next one.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This well-written romance has a great storyline with the Hero being an alpha Male Lion Shifter with a giant chip on his shoulder. Our heroine is a sassy human who gets under his skin. There are twists, chemistry, snarky comebacks and a change of heart. I liked it. I voluntarily read an ARC and this is my honest review.
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