I received this book for free from Jove in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Leopard's Fury (Leopard People, #9) by Christine Feehan
Also in this series: Wild Rain, Wild Fire, Savage Nature, Burning Wild, Cat's Lair (Leopard People, #7), Wild Cat, Leopard's Blood
Series: Leopard People, #9
Published by Jove on November 8th 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Reading Challenges: Spooks, Howls and Fangs Readings Challenge
A ruthless criminal unleashes his most feral desires in the new Leopard novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild Cat.
Passion melts the will of an ice-cold criminal when he meets the one woman who can tame the beast inside him.
With her own bakery in San Antonio, Evangeline Tregre made a new life far from the brutal lair of shifters she was born into. Though she is all too aware of her leopard-shifter blood, she never felt the sensation of a wild animal stirring inside her. Not until Alonzo Massi walked into her bakery. The powerful shifter is as irresistible as he is terrifying, but his icy demeanor tells her to keep her distance.
Alonzo knows better than to let himself get involved with someone like Evangeline. She doesn’t deserve the type of danger that follows him, or the threat of his Amur leopard. But even with his lean muscle and iron will, Alonzo isn’t strong enough to stay away from the one woman who can make him feel at peace. And when their secret lives draw a mortal threat, Alonzo unleashes the feral passion he keeps pent up inside himself.
Evangeline Tegre, left the swamps for a better life for herself, and saves and scrimped her money to open up her own bakery in San Antonio. She keeps her shifter side quiet and she refuses to be part of that brutal world she grew up in. But then her world turns upside down when a stranger that is full of ice walks into her shop. She can feel the hard life that he has lived and how he keeps himself cold, and she only wants to get one smile from him. For a whole year, he walks into her shop for coffee and a treat. Alonzo grew up in a horrible world of violence and death and was trained to be just as evil as the rest of his family. But when his father killed his mother, he fought back to save the life of his brothers. Alonzo has had to make the toughest of choices, he is cunning and ruthless when he needs to be. He knows that Evangeline is his mate, a woman so pure and good it hurts to look at her knowing he is not good for her. But Evangeline and Alonzo learn to fight for each other and their love…
Plot and Story Line
Leopard’s Fury is the most recent release in the Leopard People that Feehan has created. I will be honest the previous two books I wasn’t too impressed with and lost some faith in Feehan’s ability to write this series like the others books. However, from the first chapter, this story felt completely different and more like the earlier books in this series. I adored seeing these two grow and learn together. Both characters were simply wonderful, and what I liked most was that their story wasn’t rushed. We see their chemistry slowly build up for a year but things really pick up when we get some old characters come into the story, including Evangeline’s cousin Joshua. Now for those of you who have read Savage Nature you will really enjoy seeing how Leopard’s Fury connects to that story. Evangeline has gone through quite a bit in her young life. She had to rely on her leopard when she was just a baby. She was abandoned in the swamp and had to hide from her family, who were abusive and controlling and raped the women in the family. Only Joshua managed to escape from becoming like the other men in her family. But when she meets Alonzo, her leopard is what keeps Evangeline from making to many mistakes with Alonzo. Even though Alonzo has lived a brutal life, and he is a bit of a alpha male, but I love how he treats Evangeline. He is patient and understanding with her. It was also fun to see most of the other couples in the series take part in this book and see their acceptance of Alonzo and Evangeline. This story does prove to be very exciting at times, full of suspense and danger and an intensity of emotion to blow your socks off!!
Not my favorite of covers to be honest….It doesn’t seem to fit with the other themes of the covers of the series. But I do love the the sunset behind the prarie like fields.
Leopard’s Fury is a romance that will send thrills to you from head to toe….a story that is packed with excitement, danger, intrigue and seeing two people find peace and healing in each other after a life of evil and hardship