Book Review-Fury

Book Review-FuryFury by Laurann Dohner
Also in this series: Slade, Valiant, Darkness, Best Friends
Series: New Species #1
Published by Ellora's Cave Publishing on July 27th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Pages: 376
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
ISBN: 141993595X
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Ellie is horrified to discover the pharmaceutical company she works for is doing illegal experiments. Company scientists have spliced human and animal DNA, creating exotic new species. One such “experiment” captures her heart and she’ll do anything to save him—even if he hates her for it.Fury has never known compassion or love. He’s spent his life in a cell, chained and abused by humans. The one woman he allowed himself to trust betrayed him. Now he’s free and set on vengeance. He vows to end her life but when she’s finally in his grasp, harming her is the last thing he wants to do to the sexy little human.Fury can’t resist Ellie—the touch of her hands, her mouth on his skin, her body wrapped around his. He’s obsessed with the scent of his woman. And Ellie wants Fury—always has. She craves his big, powerful body and wants to heal his desolate heart.But loving Fury is one thing…taming him is another.

Summary: (Goodreads)
Ellie, when asked to gather information and spy on a pharmaceutical company, had no idea what she was getting herself into. When she finds out what they really do…she is horrified, and will do everything she can to bring a stop to it…however after she has gathered all that she can to bring them down…one of their patients is in danger and about to be killed, so she saves him even though she knows he will end up hating her forever. Fury has never known a compassionate touch until he meets Ellie, but when he is betrayed he vows retribution until he finds out the truth and then he finds that the last thing he wants to do is physically harm Ellie he wants to mate with her….and love her forever.

The Heroine 
When Ellie is approached to be a spy and help gather information to bring down a powerful organization Mercile Industries, she wonders if she will be able to accomplish it…however the more she comes to understand what is really happening she knows that she would do anything to bring an end to the horrors occurring. When Ellie knows that one of the patients “Fury” is about to be tortured in the worst way and then killed, she aches for him and knows that she must save him no matter the cost even if the cost is herself. After she is able to help bring down Mercile, and all the prisoners are set free, she is then met face to face with the one man that believes she betrayed him….and even though she cares for him she wonders if he will ever be able to forgive her.

The Hero 
Fury, also known as patient 416, ever since he can remember was abandoned by his mother, and left at Mercile, to be experimented on and tortured continually….but never giving up on the thought of being free one day….but when a young woman comes into his life…he knows he will never be the same. Her sweet and compassionate nature draws him in until she betrays him and abandons him and he vows to seek revenge on her. Fury is filled with determination and so much hatred until he finds out what she really did for him and his people and instead he finds that instead of killing her he wants to just love her and keep her as his for as long as he lives.

My Thoughts 
When I first saw this title on Amazon I was looking for something different, and even though its a bit similar to Lora Leigh’s series…there are differences enough that makes it unique and I think in some ways I like it even more than Leigh’s breeds series but in other ways I would prefer Leigh’s books for the most part though I found that this was the kind of book I could mostly just relax in and enjoy and at the beginning I kinda started to compare the similarities between the two series however as the book continued I got so lost in the story that I stopped comparing and started to really delve into it….Fury is the first story of the series and I would definitely recommend if you start reading the series to start at the beginning. I think one of the things that I loved the most about this book….is seeing the story develop…since there definitely is a back story to the main love story here….but it was also exciting to see Fury’s and Ellie romance spark and sizzle…yet there were calm moments too….I just loved the romance of the story that starts to develop between the two…there is alot of action and suspense and everything that will get you at the edge of your seat but I also found there was an endearing quality to the storyline…that just pulled me in a bit further, and I couldn’t put it down until I finished the last page. I definitely would recommend this to anyone that loves a good romance with a twist of suspense and mystery.

About Laurann Dohner

I had a rather short area here telling a little about me but then I had more than a few people ask me to expand it so... here goes. LOL. I'm a full time home 'supervisor' which is a nice word for saying I'm a housewife. I'm married happily, I met my dream guy 20 years ago, and we have 4 children. I live in Southern California and I can't function without iced coffee. I believe in romance, I've always been a daydreamer, and I'm a HUGE fan of books, always have been.

No, I didn't know that I always wanted to write. I inhaled books as a child. I read entire series (Pippi Longstocking, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, Trixie Beldon, The Borrowers, etc) in a matter of days at a time. By the time I was nine years old I had an adult library card where I visited often. I moved on to John Saul, Stephen King, Richard Laymon, Agatha Christie, and then found romance. I was hooked. I wrote poetry in my teens and then moved on to short stories. My first book was started after I read a real bomb of a book that ticked me off with really horrible characters and a plot that was shabby at best and I thought... I could do better. LOL.

I wrote my first book which will probably never see the light of day in the early 90's. I wrote a series of a few books from it. I'm a series fan! I kept writing for fun, wrote MANY books and then in 2009 I decided to try to get published. I wrote my first Sci Fi romance and Ral's Woman came to be. I submitted it and with a little tweaking, Ellorascave sent me an acceptance letter. It was kind of a 'Cinderella' experience for me. It's been a terrific ride so far and I'm really happy that I finally had the time to commit to writing full time. It's a dream come true.

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