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Primal Instinct

(Prowlers #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Freedom has been a pleasure denied to Mackenzie for the last five years. Forced to do the bidding of a crazed man to keep both her sister and her self alive, she is sent on a mission to infiltrate a group of people. Payment; their release. The only problem, no one mentioned they werent human. Or, that she would be drawn to a certain sexy, addictive male.

Which will she
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Published September 16th 2019
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)


3.5 Stars
So this is the first book in a new paranormal shifter romance series.
This one has quite the romantic vibe and being fated mates was quite instalove with a lack of angst.
Mackenzie is working under duress for her current employers her sister Ava a prisoner to ensure her complete compliance.
After witnessing fantastical creatures she had no idea existed and scared stupid Kenzie manages to get herself kidnapped and carted off to a medical facility where life as she knows it is about to
Indelicate Reviews by DD
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, reviewed-2019
Well, well, well I believe another hot series has hit the shelf with Ally Parker's Prowlers series!

Jaxx is all sexual beta at its best! When he finds his one and only he stops at nothing to not only claim her but win her heart. Granted he isn't the alpha of the Shadow Moon pack but he certainly has no issue facing the alpha for the sake of his mate. Even if that means going into enemy territory to save his mates sister. If he can save her he can win his mate, Kenzie.

Kenzie is a strong female
Claire Cronin
Sep 13, 2019 rated it liked it
This is book 1 in a new series all about wolf shifters and their pack, born into this world and able to shift at will or can be made 'were' by a bite and only shifting on a full moon without the control. In this world the male shifters are born with a tattoo of a wolf that grows and puts itself together like a jigsaw piece, filling in on triggers, ie aggression. When the tattoo is complete the wolf turns rogue and will attack the family and so needs to be put down at that point. The only way to ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, paranormal, romance
Primal Instinct is the first book in the Prowlers series, and we dive straight in with Kenzie. She is being blackmailed to do all sorts of nefarious acts, just to keep her sister alive. She isn't proud of what she's done or doing, but will do whatever it takes to keep her sister alive. Jaxx is a born shifter, complete with self-filling glyph that shows just how much humanity he has left. Here's a hint - it isn't much. The only thing that will save him from going rogue is to find his fated mate.

Cary Morton
Sep 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Primal Instinct by Ally Parker was a hard book for me to quantify. On the one hand, the writing was solid, the main characters were easy to like, and I could tell a lot of thought had gone into the world-building. Overall, I liked the story and how it panned out.

That isnt to say that it didnt have its problems though. The beginning of the book was a bit muddled to me. A lot was going on with a lot of characters that I wasnt yet familiar with, and even the main character seemed confused about who
Lesley Ann
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Primal Instinct - debut Paranormal Romance novel by Ally Parker - hits the ground running. The story grabs your attention and holds it, from the first page until the last. Her characters are well written and likable and the action is non-stop. The descriptions were so real, I had to remind myself to breathe when the main characters were in danger, which was often. Allys world building skills are excellent and her wolves are hot, hot, hot. Do yourself a favour and start collecting the series. ...more
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You will be captive

This book catches you very quickly. Damaged characters with good hearts that will fight and stand for each other no matter what.
Anita Hanekom
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kenzie was doing what was needed to take care of herself and her sister when she breaks into the wrong building at the wrong time which irrevocably changes both their lives. Kenzie is forced to do unspeakable things in an attempt to procure her and Ava's freedom and every time she steps a foot out of line Ava is the one to pay the price. When Kenzie is tasked to infiltrate the Shadow Moon pack and report back on their location and any other information she can gather. When she gets taken by the ...more
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
3 Cranky Stars

Meh. This book is neither great nor terrible. I read a lot of paranormal romance series and this one lands smack dab in mediocre territory. The antagonists, Jaxx and Kenzie, say all the predictable things that you'd find in a hundred other romance novels. Give me about a month and I'll forget I even read it.

The plot line is unoriginal. Wolf meets girl. Girl is wolf's mate. She has big secrets. She has to lie. Can wolf forgive girl? The characters' personalities and traits are
Denise H
Sep 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
I wish that I was able to give a raving review of this story but sadly, it was not for me. I felt lost from the beginning and the more I read the more confused I became. The circumstances and actions of the characters seemed choppy and unmatched to the situations in parts and there were some explanations given that made no sense and others that only raised more questions for me. It felt more like I was coming into the middle of an ongoing storyline that starting one fresh. I really, really tried ...more
Ally Parker, hit it out of the ballpark with this series! A paranormal shifter romance with action, suspense & more!

Mackenzie would have never known your greatest weakness is your family. Think about you would do anything for your family. The fear & fighting to free her and her family her sister Ava was all she had. He moral compass didn't like anything she did but it did force her to break it to save her sister . She vowed never to have her freedom or choices taken from her. The horror
Evelyn Dotson
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In the first full-length novel of this new series, Jake and his family are taken by a doctor who wants to save her daughter~ Jaxx is going after a rogue shifter from his pack and is trying to locate Lucas and his family. What he discovers is his mate in one Kenzie! Kenzie has been a slave to an organization who is after and killing wolves for their secrets. They have her sister and she has done everything they asked to gain their freedom. Now, the roles are reversedthey are now wolves~ In this ...more
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hold on tight! You get it all with this riveting bad boy. One chaotic ride with a bounty of swirling emotions bursting into play front and center. Pushing through the trials and tribulations, along with a few twists and turns catapults this little jewel together sleek, shiny and tight. An impressive storyline and gripping plot with all the frills, spills and a good dose of suspense wraps this baby up for one wild adventure. A multitude of hapless surprises and a bevy
Lynn Stifle
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Prowlers is book one in the new paranormal wolf shifter series. MacKenzie is being forced to do horrible things in order to save her sister and herself, and anytime she does something she shouldn't her sister is punished. Jaxx, a wolf shifter, needs to find his mate before he goes rogue. The storyline was intriguing, with plenty of action, the characters are likeable and their chemistry was steamy. I can't wait to read more of the series.

I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily
Brenda Moser
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an intriguing shifter story with strong characters in Kenzie and Jaxx. The author does a great job building the story and pulling you in with all the twists and turns and action throughout. Their chemistry is hot and steamy and I enjoyed watching them work together and bond. It's an interesting story and I would recommend reading.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this new paranormal shifter read and look forward to more in the series. MacKenzie is being forced to work for a crazy man in order to keep her sister and herself safe. Her next job will buy them their freedom but it involves shifters. Jaxx meets MacKenzie and knows that she is him mate but can he convince her of that? Fast-paced read with lots of twists and turns, great chemistry and an entertaining story. I liked it.
Paula  Pike
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I agree with some other reviewers that the beginning had a lot packed into it and it kind of felt like the continuation of another book I hadnt read, but once I got past that, I really enjoyed this action packed book. A lot of my favourite things were in it, including hot sex, vampires and shifters. Looking forward to the next book. ...more
Tammy Northington
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story had it's good points & bad, but overall, I thoroughly enjoyed it. There were a few too many characters to keep up with which was a detractor, but I thought Mackenzie & Jaxx were well-developed. There were some parts that caused more questions, but in the end, I didn't feel like anything was left unanswered. The plot line was completely unique with lots of action.
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
" I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book."

What an awesome story! It was captivating from beginning to end. when you think you know what's going to happen next, something out of the ordinary will happen. I loved the way the author developed the story and the characters. Definitely a must read.
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jaxx's time is running out before his inner beast goes rogue. He needs to find his mate. Kenzie is trying to fight the people holding and torturing her sister prisoner. A lot of action, steamy scenes and a HEA. Loved it. Can't wait to read the entire series.
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good story. This seems to be a promising series. I enjoyed the premise of a world with natural born shifters versus werewolf which were the bitten kind. Lots of action and a very interesting lead I. To the book in this series.
Charity Cunningham
Sep 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-s
Primal Instinct by Ally Parker was an Interesting, Read.

I liked the H and the h, and I enjoyed the interactions of the sub characters, I am looking forward to the next story in the series.

I received an Advanced Reader's Copy in return for an honest review.
Cassie Laelyn
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Absolutely loved this action-packed shifter romance. What a fantastic debut by Ally Parker! I can't wait to get to know the other members of the pack - give me book two already!!
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Paranormal romance author, Ally Parker is a fresh independent author. Her action packed writing will keep you turning the page until the very end. Primal Instinct the debut novel for the Prowler series will be available in September 2020.

When not writing her heart pumping paranormal romance, Ally is a nurse by day and a mother twenty four seven. If shes not working on her next book, youll find her

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