Also in this series: Alpha Instinct
Series: Moon Shifter #2
Published by Signet on September 4, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Source: Self Purchased
To protect her, he will unleash the beast within…
As his pack’s second-in-command, lupine shifter Liam Armstrong gives orders and takes what he wants—until he meets red-headed, blue-eyed December McIntyre. Liam knows the human beauty is his intended mate the moment he sees her, but December is far too strong-willed to accept his protection.
December, whose brother is the town sheriff, has every reason to mistrust shifters after one killed her youngest sibling. But the forceful and handsome Liam has gotten under her skin in a way she hadn’t thought possible, and the desire she feels for him is almost too much to bear.
When a radical hate group targets all humans known to sympathize with paranormal beings, December is attacked in her bookstore. Reluctantly, she turns to the only one who can help her: Liam. And he is going to take her to places within herself she never knew existed.
Primal Possession is the second book in the Moon Shifter series. And after reading the first book I just wanted more of this author and this writing. And even though I will say I liked it, I didn’t love it like I loved the first book. Maybe my expectations were too high ….I am not sure why I wasn’t as immersed as I was with the first book. It was a solid story and there was nothing in the book that bothered me to be honest. It just didn’t get to me to that addictive point that the first book “Alpha Instinct” did. I was pretty tired when reading so that probably played a factor in it. Still planning on grabbing up book three.
Primal Possession is a story that features our characters Liam and December. Liam is the Alpha’s brother, he is more of a beta of the pack. He is an alpha to the core but not a pack alpha. He has found his mate in December but there is a major problem: one she is the sister to the sheriff who hates shifters and two she doesn’t like shifters either. But Liam is determined to show her of of sincerity and affection and that he will stand by her. But there is something in December’s past that Liam has no knowledge of…..her brother was killed by a shifter when he tried to protect her from being attacked. But there is a danger not only to December but to her friend (who is heroine in book three) and will Liam stand by December when it matters most?
Primal Possession was a likable great read and I did have a fun time with it. I really enjoyed finally seeing December and Liam get together. We saw the beginnings of their story in book one. I would say read this series in order because each book has hints to the next couple in the next book in the series. So it does help if you read these in order. Which I do kinda like that, it gets you excited to binge on these books.
In Primal Possession it was quite interesting seeing the author’s take on a “unrequited love yet fated mates story” and I did enjoy seeing how she handled this complex situation. Now you see that the heroine’s distrust of Liam is a given, especially after the trauma of seeing her brother killed in such a way and why her older brother is so protective of her. I did feel though Liam was judged too harshly at times and that December should have told him the truth sooner. Because he doesn’t really understand her animosity towards him fully until she becomes more open and honest with him. We do see that she needs that level of trust but I do feel she could have done it sooner because it dragged on throughout the story. I did feel that Liam was a fabulous hero. He never gave up on December even though she treats him horribly at times. He knows they are mates and love seeing his determination to fight for her.
Overall I found Primal Possession to be a treat of a read, it combines beautiful levels of suspense, mysterious elements and intrigue into a emotionally powering shifter romance.