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Instinctive

(Eternal Pleasure #1)

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In Fox's titillating new series we enter Serene, a supernatural playground where sexy shape shifters live behind the white picket fences...

Free spirited Jaclyn Vasenty is about to inherit a cosmetics empire, yet her scandalous personal history may ruin her chance for a corporate take-over. Saying goodbye to her naughty ways, she moves into a quaint gated community in Seren
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Paperback, 281 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by Berkley
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Katie(babs)
Nov 13, 2009 rated it liked it
Jaclyn Vasenty is making some big changes in her life. The privileged Chicago socialite is giving up all vices, which mainly includes kinky sex, and turning over a new life. She owes so much to her adopted parents who rescued her from foster care. Now it’s time for Jaclyn to turn her back on her deep sexual nature and take over as the head of her family’s company, Vasenty Cosmetics, and save one of their stores from closing in the small town of Serene, New Hampshire.

Things in Serene are not what
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Instinctive is definitely a job well done by Ms. Fox. Having read other books by her and being used to her contemporary erotica I have to say I liked her paranormal better!

Let me give you a warning for when you pick this up and start reading it. This book start off with a bang, and I mean that in the most literal way possible! I was a bit shocked about finding our heroine in a sex club basically having a threesome in front a a lot of the club goers. But
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Vanessa
Oct 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
With what I've read so far...
it is a really good book, and I think I would have really liked it more if it hadn't brought in three ways. I love how sexy and steamy the story was from the get go, because a lot of books aren't as hot as they come to seem. this one definitely is and it also has a cool plot line of the paranormal variety.
Now maybe it the jealousy of being a girlfriend in me, or the true love needs only two, but when they introduced the character Sunray to the two main love interest
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Wendy
I'd probably give it 3 1/2 stars. I bought this last year at Borders when they were having their outdoor sale. I saw the cover and if you know me you already know I'm a "cover whore". Yup, I freely admit it. I'll look at the book and then read the back of the book. Just because it has a hot cover doesn't automatically mean I'll buy/read it. I want some kind of story too.

This one was a good story despite the fact the first chapter, first page was the main character having sex. It was a little sho
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Jeanette
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by this author and I am glad to have read it. I was a little reluctant to read it at first because I was just so over the "me tarzan, you jane" scenarios that usually take place in paranormal romances with the alpha males. The "erotica" portion becomes a dud because the mating is always the same. Not in this book. The sex scenes were changed up and the little girl on girl action added to the flair. The storyline was different so I appreciated that as well. It was ...more
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Sep 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2013
Well, okay, pleasantly surprised that this book turned out to have a plot. Mainly because the very first sentence opens with sex; actually the whole first chapter is one big sex party. I don't think I care enough about the characters to read future books in series.
I didn't like that the men (panther) were okay to live without their mate, while the women would die if they were to meet theirs and their mate leave them prematurely. Secondly the change to panther for the women was only brought on by
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Elena B.
It felt like reading an embellished transcript of some porn movie.

I like books with words that woo me, that seduce my brain into relating with the romance. This book left nothing to the imagination. Nothing.

The story had paranormal elements, concentrating mostly on werewolf and panther shape shifters but the world building was not consistent enough.

Demons, witches and vampires were mentioned but no other related details were given.

I guess it was more erotica than paranormal fantasy since it was
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Patricia Wilcoxen
Aug 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This has got to be the most romantic quick to fall in love and best detailed erotic novel I have ever read so far this is gotta be a 5 star plus just couldnt put it down without hubby around anyway lol Fox really knows how to put things together for your imagination to kick into overdrive....thats about all I can say safely on here about this book without offending anyone sorry about that but it a must for those into erotica novels.
Terry Moskowitz
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first of a paranormal serial , I found it hard to put down.
Jaclyn is sent to run the cosmetics department of her Fathers store in the town of Serene, little does she know what she is entering into.
As soon as Slyck sees Jaclyn he knows he is in trouble. His inner lycan is trying to claim her.
This book is hot and it is a fast read I loved every minute of it I could not put it down

** I received a copy in exchange for an honest review**
Karen
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you like a hot and sexy story about shifters, this might be what you need. Jaclyn doesn't know her heritage since she was adopted and she is drawn to the mysterious gated town of Serene. Here she discovers who she really is and also finds her mate. Fast paced and I can't wait until the 2nd book, Impulsive.
Jo
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rtc-2017, pnr, paperback
Excellent book! HEA with no cliffhanger, but there is a tease for book 2. Great story line (including many steamy sex scenes) that kept me interested and on my toes. There's a little bit of violence near the end, but it is rather brief. Overall, Cathryn Fox has managed to impress me once again. I cannot wait to read the second book, Impulsive!
innae
Dec 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica, were, bc-11
I like the set-up, a town designed for paranormals (werewolves, werepanters, vampires, witches and demons). Although, we don't get to see much of the other paranormals in this book. Just the bits at the council meeting. I think it was an okay story with some okay hotness -- I would read more in the series if they came my way.
Michelle
Jan 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Hot. I was fanning myself throughout the books.
Katrina Turner
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
This is possibly the smuttiest, most fucked up "romance" I've ever read. Plenty of voyerism and threesums if that's your thing. I wouldn't recommend it.
Geoffrey Duallo
May 08, 2011 rated it liked it
wow
it never failed to give me a boner. very sensual and erotic.
if i where to rate the plot id give it 7 out of ten.
Mesorain
Mar 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
I liked it. I hope to read more from her.
Trisha Terrell
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! YUM!!
Jenn
Jul 13, 2010 rated it it was ok
not bad, kitties going at it.
Anna
Mar 26, 2011 rated it did not like it
couldn't finish it
Karen Desmond
Nov 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
4
Sarah
Dec 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Check out my review at: Nocturne Romance Reads
Tori
Jun 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved it. Can't wait to read the second one. =)
Joy
May 02, 2011 rated it liked it
mmmmmmm were panthers!! hehehe Can't wait to read SunniRay's story!! woohoooo!!!
Inga
It's too short for my liking but plot, events and character development seemed ok, i.e. not too fast & unstructured as well as rather smooth. I also liked Slyck while Jaclyn was just okay.
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