Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Primal Instinct by Sydney Somers [Review]

Primal Instinct by Syndey Somers
Primal Instinct (Pendragon Gargoyles #0.5) by Syndey Somers
Format: ebook
Source: free Kindle download 10/16/14
Date read: October 17, 2014

Pendragon Gargoyles
0.5. Primal Instinct - Kindle
1. Primal Hunger
2. Primal Attraction
3. Primal Pleasure
4. Primal Temptation

Sydney Somers
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
For months Corrine Lawson has walked a fine line between reality and madness. The only thing keeping her sane is her sexy and mysterious next-door-neighbor, Ryker. Yet the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about him, the harder it becomes to resist the man who exposes her to a dangerous world steeped in myth and legend. Surrendering to him and the sizzling connection that burns between them means succumbing to the madness within, and that’s not a fight she’s willing to lose.

Both man and wolf, Gargoyle Ryker McKinnon has spent nearly a century tormented by his past, hungering only for vengeance—until he finds Corrine, a spirited human and the key to his redemption. Determined to use Cori as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, nothing prepares Ryker for the staggering emotion her touch unleashes or the brutal need to claim her as his own.

When Cori is caught in the middle of a bitter feud and a centuries-old greed for Excalibur, will Ryker’s secrets destroy the woman he loves or finally awaken the fierceness inside her?
Thoughts on Primal Instinct: I'm going to go on record as saying that I think gargoyles are the underutilized paranormal critter in the PNR genre. I mean... THEY'RE MADE OF STONE (at least sometimes) and everyone knows that romance heroes need to have at least one rock hard appendage to really please their lady friends. WHAT'S BETTER THAN WHOLE-BODY STONINESS???

Nothing, that's what.

Anyway. Ryker and Cori. They both have some things that have to work past. He might be hiding a few things about himself and why he befriended her. Her issues are a little more complex since she doesn't know the truth about herself. Bottom line, there's a mutual attraction and lots of secrets.

I do love the world presented here. Myth and legend wrapped up with shapeshifters and a centuries-old feud. The worldbuilding is solid and the sex is smokin'. *thumbs up*