Book Review-Valiant

Book Review-ValiantValiant by Laurann Dohner
Also in this series: Fury, Slade, Darkness, Best Friends
Series: New Species #3
Published by Ellora's Cave on September 14th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Pages: 206
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
ISBN: 141993600X
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Book 3 in the New Species series. Tammy has always tried to be prepared for any calamity life might send her way but she never imagined a sexy, lion man-beast in her future. He's huge, got the most exotic, golden cat-eyes she's ever seen, and she's so terrified she's speechless for the first time in her life. He's stalking closer, growling at her, and she's too terrified to even flee. Valiant hates humans. But when he gets a whiff of the adorable human female who has invaded his territory, he starts rethinking. Her fear scents of pure, sweet temptation and the closer he gets, the more appealing she becomes. Once he's got his hands on her, he isn't about to let her go. One thought will change his life. MINE! Before Tammy can regain her senses, she's flat on her back in Valiant's bed. Now he just has to use every inch of his big, buff body to convince her that she should stay with him forever. Reader Advisory: While this book may be read as a standalone, the background story is best enjoyed when the books in this series are read in sequential order.

Summary :
The moment Valiant see’s Tammy crossing into his territory, he only knows her as His to keep. No matter the cost, he can’t resist tasting her charms, and plans on keeping her for himself, however Tammy isn’t one to just accept being someone else’s pet. Although the passion is heated and explosive and she is drawn to Valiant in a way she doesn’t truly know how to react to, she also realizes she needs more than possession, she needs love and until she has it she refuses to just accept things as is, and escapes and returns to her normal daily life. But when she is kidnapped, because of coming in contact with New Species, Valiant comes to rescue her, and refuses to let her go this time. Tammy starts to realize how much she has missed him and his magical touch, and she knows that she will stay with him no matter what.

The Hero (Valiant)
Valiant, was one of the New Species that suffered more than most, his genes are closer to that of the animal than human, and his features appear more lion, and so those DNA traits are stronger in him than others. When Tammy enters his life, all he wants to do is possess her and keep her and care for her, but he starts to realize that Tammy is the only one that he would sacrifice everything for.

The Heroine (Tammy Shasta)
Tammy, never has experienced so much fear in her 28 years of life until she meets Valiant, however when she is locked inside his cabin for a period of time, she starts to see the true man behind the beast, a man that could love and cherish, however it takes some time before she is able to trust in her instincts and in her heart to know if she truly loves him. When danger comes to take their future away from them both, she will do anything to stay by his side.

My Thoughts 
Valiant is the third installment in this series, a series I am just starting to get totally hooked on, and in some ways I think I like it way more than the breeds series, I find that there is more of a romance in these, even though its border line erotica, my feeling is that its more toward a romance fiction, and I just love the way the author creates this world, and the characters are so deeply woven in the pages, this reader couldn’t help but just fall madly in love. From the first time I read of Valiant in “Slade” I think I just fell in love with him too!!!~ Valiant is the type of characters that is more Alpha than anything else, he is very loyal and when he makes a commitment to a woman its definitely forever no matter the circumstances. Tammy is the type of heroine that I just love, even though she fears Valiant in the beginning she challenges and defies him, full of courage she doesn’t back down from a fight. I just love that about her, yet there is definitely a gentle nature about her…..and I just loved seeing their romance blossom and was so disappointed when I thought the story ended way too soon for me, I think the pages must have just flown by lol. There was so many things that I loved about this book, and even re read it already because I loved it so much. Five rating for me on this one!!!! Not a thing I can complain about though!!!

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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