Purrs, Howls, and Moans
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance
Book Length (Est.): 298 Pages
Paranormal romance and action meet in this gripping fictional suspense by Marian Yates.
Unknowingly tied to a secret underworld of shapeshifters, loner Regan Reynolds discovers she is trapped in a web of lies, betrayal, and mistrust as she desperately seeks the truth and… vengeance.
Regan’s abusive father is the ringleader in a twisted hunting game and this time, he has provided the prey – Regan. Now she must fight for her life.
It’s Rafe McIntyre’s job to protect his people as head of the Sentinels but with Regan, it is more than a job they share a bond and a past. Is it possible in the heat of the moment for Regan to believe in Rafe’s love or will her father continue to haunt her as shifters die one by one?
This is a unique fantasy thriller with a mix of witty humor, nonstop action and steamy romance.
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Regan’s father is a complete nut job, but thankfully it didn’t get passed down to her. She’s nice, and helpful, but because of her past she leans toward being a loner. Trust is a hard thing to earn from a girl who lost everything and watched it happen. Watching her change and adapt to her new situation was interesting.
“I’m not playing strip poker or having any sort of sexual stakes,” she stated in a flat voice.
He held his hands up, “The thought never crossed my mind,” he assured her, his big brown eyes open wide, his face a beacon of innocence.
Regan snorted at the act, “Yeah right. I know the difference between a wolf and a pup. It doesn’t matter how innocent you act, that wolf is still staring out at me from your eyes.”
It’s Rafe’s job to watch over and protect, but he’s the kind of man who’d probably do it anyway. And watching over Regan is definitely not a hardship at all…then again, she can make it be one sometimes. As Regan and Rafe attempt to fight their desire for each other they also have to worry about finding Regan’s father before he does anything else that could damage their community.
“She was become aware that her cat was a hussy, a hussy fixated on Rafe. Boy she now knew how a cat felt when it was in heat.”
I enjoyed Marian’s outtake on weres and how certain aspects of how they find and bond with their mates is done. The storyline was intriguing and I found myself very interested in how things would turn out.
Predator’s Heart is told in third person and follows not only Regan and Rafe, but a few others who are attached to the story. It was nice seeing all the angles of the story. The only downside was (and I noticed this in the first half of the book way more than the second half) that it goes too in-depth into the characters. So many times they just thought to themselves without actually interacting with anyone else, either about their feelings on a subject or about their pasts, and on my kindle it would last for several pages making me wish I could fast-forward.
My Favorite Moment: I liked it when Regan forced Rafe into letting her prove herself. Chris was such a good sport about the entire thing.
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