Primal Heat by A.C. Arthur

Primal Heat (The Shadow Shifters, #6)Primal Heat by A.C. Arthur
In the savage world of the Shadow Shifters, desire can be as dangerous as nature itself…

As guard to the most powerful shifter in the human world, Eli Preston is sworn to protect his leader, defend their alliance, and keep his darker instincts in check. But when a beautiful female trainee arouses his jaguar senses, there is no stopping the beast within. He must have her. Even if it jeopardizes the deadliest mission of his life…

When the heat is on—and the claws come out—the heart is the fiercest hunter…

For six years, Nivea has been waiting for Eli to take her in his arms, unleash his animal urges, and claim her as his mate. But once their passion is unleashed—in a reckless moment of pure unbridled lust—nothing can ever be the same. The battlelines are drawn: man versus animal, shifter versus shifter. And Eli must be prepared to fight for his life—and his love—or he will lose Nivea forever…

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have to be honest, in the first couple chapters of this book, I nearly gave up. I couldn’t imagine any woman acting the way these characters did and I was a little frustrated with the setup.

After that, things got interesting and I began to feel like this might be a book worth sticking around for–and in the end, I’m glad I made that decision. It definitely was more than I expected in the beginning.

The story is quickly paced and the characters are unique. I enjoyed the descriptions of the character’s abilities and thought these were some of the steamiest romantic scenes that I’ve seen in any recent book.

The back stories for the characters weren’t overdone to the point where they interfered with the current events and yet I felt I knew enough about them to make for a well rounded reading experience.

Overall, I thought this was a very creative, different novel from others out there in the same category. If you like shifter novels, this is one of the best. Also, great title–very appropriate.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher, provided through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.

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