Passion melts the will of an ice-cold criminal when he meets the one woman who can tame the beast inside him.
With her own bakery in San Antonio, Evangeline Tregre made a new life far from the brutal lair of shifters she was born into. Though she is all too aware of her leopard-shifter blood, she never felt the sensation of a wild animal stirring inside her. Not until Alonzo Massi walked into her bakery. The powerful shifter is as irresistible as he is terrifying, but his icy demeanor tells her to keep her distance.
Alonzo knows better than to let himself get involved with someone like Evangeline. She doesn’t deserve the type of danger that follows him, or the threat of his Amur leopard. But even with his lean muscle and iron will, Alonzo isn’t strong enough to stay away from the one woman who can make him feel at peace. And when their secret lives draw a mortal threat, Alonzo unleashes the feral passion he keeps pent up inside himself.
I loved Evangeline! She’s my favorite kind of heroine: kind, tough-as-nails, independent and fiercely loyal. Alonzo is the ultimate alpha hero: unbelievably strong, fierce, and very deadly. He’s also cold, not cruel, just shows no emotion. Ever. That’s because he’s constantly got to wrestle control from his leopard so the male doesn’t slip its leash and go on a killing spree. The only thing that calms Alonzo’s beast is a petite bakery shop owner with the kindest smile and most peaceful demeanor he’s ever encountered.
I could not put the book down! I was completely engaged in the story! Christine Feehan is in her element while penning this brilliant plot and developing all these wonderfully devious characters. Everyone’s got a secret. Everyone is trying to survive and NO ONE is safe! Romance, shifters, bad guys, worse guys, and a beautifully broken hero that knows his limitations and an amazing heroine who shatters them all.
I want to thank the publisher for generously offering me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.