Release Date: Nov 10, 2020
Series: A Leopard Novel
Heat Level: Scorching
Publisher: Penguin Group
Sevastyan is a leopard shifter who is an enforcer for his family and their underground criminal activities. He was raised in a very brutal and dominating environment causing him to always fight his rage and keep his leopard in control. His new landscaper is causing his leopard to want to come out and Mate.
Flambre is a rare kind of leopard shifter whose leopard hasn’t fully emergence. She is terrified to release her due to the dangers it may impose. She is already being stalked by a very dangerous and cruel man who won’t let up even after she enlists some help from Sevastyan.
Flambre and Sev’s background stories are very interested. She is very guarded and rightfully so. Her late father left her the business and she also plans to help other shifters of her kind get to freedom. Sev comes from an unorganized crime family which I found intriguing as this a paranormal romance with so much action, mystery and now mob ties.
I struggled with the connection between Sev and Flambre. To be honest the instant love thing threw me off. He basically mates her at their first meeting and she moves in. He wants marriage and the whole works. They are basically in love but I don’t know when they got to be in love. Oddly enough, they only communicated when they were having sex. There is tons of dialogue during the whole four play moments.
I think I would have loved this more if I had read previous books in the series but I blame that on myself and not the author. Ms. Feehan does a fair job at providing background to the characters but there is a whole world she has built off the other books that I think could have provided better insight because I didn’t see Sev as this dangerous creature as he kept saying. He appears to be gentle and loving at all times.
I haven’t read a shifter romance in so long and this was a slow and gentle ease back into the paranormal genre as a whole. I look forward to going back to the beginning and discovering the characters and this world.