Primal Hunger: Pendragon Gargoyles #1

Primal Hunger: Pendragon Gargoyles, Book 1
Kennedy Beaumont loves her bartending job, even if her spirited nature sometimes gets her in trouble. Like threatening to hose down one of Pendragon’s co-owners. When it comes to Tristan, she could use a good hosing down herself—maybe it’ll help her stop casting him as the star of her wickedest dreams. Since he goes out of his way to avoid her, it ought to be easy to put him out of her head—until he reluctantly offers her a ride home.

Gargoyle shape-shifter Tristan Callaghan hasn’t had time for anything other than recovering the mystical dagger that was used to permanently lock his brother in a prison of stone. The cat inside him should have stopped craving Kennedy’s touch long ago, but now that she’s sitting next to him in his car, his very human need for her is sharper than ever.

The distraction is costly. In a split second, Kennedy finds herself thrust into a dangerous, millennia-old hunt for Excalibur. A hunt that marks her for death—and leaves Tristan with a painful choice—sacrifice his family, his quest…or the one woman meant to be his.

Getting past the fact that it's a cat shifter story, I picked up the Pendragon series (books 1-3) when I found that the kitties were monogamous. My history with this particular shifting breed boasts quite the opposite so I tend to steer clear.

But OMG, where has this book been all my life!

Kennedy has to be one of the quickest thinking characters I've ever read. She's one hell of a smart ass. I shouldn't be all that surprised though. Somers does have some feisty alpha females in her books.

It's quite a spin on the Arthurian legend, with dragons and fae and wraiths and kitties all around. The beginning is rather action packed as well as darts start to fly which then evolves just as swiftly into some simmering sexual tension... in the car, on the lawn...

There's vicious dobermans that don't exist, a baby sister that's just way to well put together, a lost brother (or two), and an imprisoned brother. Plus, you just know there's more to Kennedy that meets the eye and Dolan is obviously the guy with all the answers.


Redd said...

I like that last paragraph...*grins* Funny.

Ragan said...

Yeah, had to sum it all up for future reference. =)