Review of Heart of the Pride (Fur, Lust & Magic #1) by Mary Leihsing and Aden Lewis

Heart of the Pride

A New Twist On Werecats


Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 354 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Alexis is finally getting her chance to go to college to study music. As a twenty-four-year-old woman, she still lives at home with her overprotective father, so the thought of getting out of the house is a dream come true. When her new heart-throb of a bodyguard, Derek shows up, he turns out to be more than just the hunk of muscle that he appears to be. She finds that not only does her heart sing when he walks in the room, but things much lower scream out their need for him also. What’s more shocking is his desire for her.

Although Derek desires Alexis, his secret might just keep them apart. No one can know that he and his friends are Werescats. But can he give himself fully to Alexis without her knowing his secret?

Everytime Alexis thinks she can finally relax something else seems to happen to keep her and Derek separated. If it’s not gunmen chasing her down, an insane Alpha Were stalking her or being creeped out by a secret admirer it’s her Dad that shows up to ruin the mood. With Derek’s friends moving into the house she should be safe, right? I mean they are the size of a house and military trained, what could go wrong. But what Alexis really wants stays just beyond her reach, when will she get to be alone with Derek and see just what is under those clothes. 

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Leihsing and Lewis put a new twist on weres. Not born, but created, giving each a uniqueness I haven’t seen before.

Alexis has a secret admirer and gunmen after her. Not what she expected after starting college, especially after thinking her father was overdoing it with assigning her yet another bodyguard. Overall she’s nice, but she has the spoiled princess thing down pat. Even when her life’s in danger she still thinks she has to have her way. At times it’s a bit much.

From the beginning Derek is set up like the strong masculine alpha, but as the story moves forward he’s portrayed more like a klutzy narcoleptic. In my mind he lost all alpha status. Luckily he has a team who can step up when he falls down on the job. There’s also the fact that he’s a were only by creation and he and his lion are in fact two different souls occupying one body. A body they can’t really occupy at the same time without major awkwardness. However, Brother Lion has no problem taking control when he sees fit.

The continuity throughout the story is not always consistent. There are things that happen that aren’t exactly explained and when there’s a little glimpse of explanation it’s something crazy like dying from hunger in a matter of minutes. The story does move consistently forward, however, the climax is also the ending. Part of me is curious to see what happens in the next book, but a bigger part doesn’t really care.

“…I believe I am in love with you already. It scares me more than men with guns chasing me, or anything else.” Her voice is low, hesitant.

Derek leans away from her slightly, his eyes wide in surprise. “Loving me is scarier than being chased by gunmen?”

Jenn 3 Heart

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