Mara Leonard is through hitting the snooze button on her biological clock. The Three Rocks Pride schoolteacher is ready to get serious about starting a family, and she needs a serious man to make that happen. Regrettably, that means crossing less-than-serious Michael Minor off her list of potential mates. Michael is impulsive and passionate, but his spontaneity leaks into shapeshifting whenever his emotions run high-a tendency he should have outgrown long ago. As a sex buddy, he's delicious. Daddy material? Disqualified.My Thoughts: There are a few incontrovertible truths in the world- one of them being that I am rarely moved to tears during a book or movie. It's like I lack tear ducts or something. While it's true that I didn't cry during this book, I came damn close. There was something about poor Michael having his flaws thrown back in his face that just got me. *pets him* And he was so upfront about how he was completely aware that he has some things he needs to work on. *sigh*
Michael is blindsided by Mara's rejection. Nine years separate them, and his genetic malady means no one in the pride treats him as an adult. But if she thinks he'll simply slink away to lick his wounds while she steps into the arms of another man, she has seriously underestimated him. The tricky part will be convincing his over-analytical lover that he's more than a disposable sex toy. That real bravery means tearing up her damn checklist and following her heart. And doing it without letting their explosive sexual chemistry expose the Pride's secrets to the outside world.
Warning: This book features break-up sex, make-up sex, a lioness who's a cougar and a hot young lion who's grown up in all the right ways. Note: All electrical shocks are purely metaphorical.
I always tend to enjoy books where the main characters have known each other for a while. The fact that these two were smoking between the sheets made it even sweeter. It's like you skip the foreplay and go straight to the good stuff, but you still get the emotion in there. That's nice every once in a while. Sure, sometimes I like the slow build-up but sometimes you just want to jump in with both feet and a sledgehammer.
What were talking about again?
Umm, right. Skipping the foreplay. Wow, my train of thought is so far out of the station at this point I really wonder if it's worth trying to catch up.
I liked the book. I like the Minor family. I like revisiting characters from previous books. So, there.
Other reviews in this series:
Book 1: Serengeti Heat
Book 2: Serengeti Storm
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