Forbidden Passions, book one
Published November 2nd 2010 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Lyra Marcus tries to avoid her werewolf family’s political entanglements. Instead, she heals the wounds of the never-ending border skirmishes between lycans and wereleopards. It’s a bitter irony that she’s about to die in that war.
When she awakens after an attack, the horror of her situation dawns. She’s a wounded werewolf in the middle of wereleopard territory. And standing over her is a son of its most powerful family, Zander Leonidas. Her fate may be a swift and bloody end, but she intends to go down fighting.
Zander has no plan to fight the little she-wolf who’s landed at his Refuge Resort, a place where shifter species are free to be what they are—except wolves, of course. Yet Lyra fits him in a way she shouldn’t, and the urge to mark her as his mate is irresistible. A match like theirs, though, would rock the foundations of their world.
He intends to find out who left Lyra for dead on Leonidas land. And keep her safe from whoever wants to finish the job—not to mention the werewolf alpha who wants his niece back at any cost…
Warning: Two sexy shifters on the opposite sides of a war doing naughty, forbidden things to each other. Forward, backward, in bed, out of bed, you get the idea. All while trying to escape an assassin. Then it really gets exciting…
I'm not a big fan of interspecies relationships so when a feline shifter and a canine shifter come together in a book, I'm in a state of 'whaaaaaaaaaat?'
That said, this story by Crystal Jordan was kind of awesome. I've never read anything by her before but if her typical novels are anywhere near as good as this one, I definitely need to hop on her readers' wagon. The blurb pretty much covers the story. They meet. They hit the sheets. They bite each other. You know, all the necessary good stuff. 4 out of 5 stars.