Cole Brandt is a wolf shifter, sent by his pack to the Amazon jungle to negotiate a treaty. He's unaware that the kingdom of jaguar shifters he's meant to meet with has split—and Cole's suspicion that jaguars are selfish and deceitful is confirmed when he's seized by the rebel faction.My Thoughts: My disclaimer for this book is that I haven't read either of the first two books in this series. Yet. However, I had no problem at all following along with the dynamics of the world or the characters that populate it. As an added plus, there's so much shapeshiftery goodness for me to roll around in! YAY!
Taya Silveira, a jaguar shifter and fierce warrior loyal to the king, resents being assigned Cole's rescue. She doesn't approve of his pack's involvement in her jungle—to her, wolves are greedy, weak creatures who will exploit the resources the Yaguara protect.
Struggling against centuries of ill will and prejudice, Cole and Taya must work together to prevent a devastating civil war. They can't deny their physical attraction—with the heightened senses of shifters, their desires are plain. But if they give in to passion, they may be forced to choose between staying with their tribes, or staying together.
So. I really, really liked the push and pull between Cole and Taya. With the tension between the shifters, the two of them hooking up isn't the necessarily the smartest idea but when biology blows its whistle and throws someone you have chemistry with in your path, sometimes you have to grab on with both hands and run with it. Is it easy? Heck, no. Taya is already working with the disadvantage of her parentage and Cole's in a strange land surrounded by people who aren't thrilled to have him there. To say that their path is rocky to start with is an understatement.
The action is fast paced, betrayal is a constant companion, and the sexy times are verrrrry nice. Those shifters know how to grab life with both hands and go to town with it, don't they? Good times, all around!
As an added note, I wouldn't be me if I didn't mention how very much I appreciate a male cover model who hasn't been waxed to within an inch of his life. I like my shifters a little rugged in that respect. Rawr!
Books in this series
3. Rebellion - Kindle
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