Also in this series: Wild Rain, Wild Fire, Savage Nature, Burning Wild, Cat's Lair (Leopard People, #7), Wild Cat, Leopard's Fury (Leopard People, #9)
Series: Leopard People #5
Published by Jove on May 28, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting, Creatures-Leopards
#1 New York Times bestselling author "Christine Feehan knows how to weave a tale of action, suspense and paranormal passion" (Romance Junkies). Now, she’s back -- and the New Orleans nights have never felt so torrid or so dangerous...
From a tough stint in the armed forces to stalking the unknown as a bayou cop, leopard-shifter Remy Boudreux has been served well by his uncanny gifts. And right now, New Orleans could use a homicide detective like Remy.
A serial killer is loose, snatching victims from the French Quarter with pitiless rage and unnatural efficiency. But something else is drawing Remy into the twilight -- a beautiful jazz singer bathed night after night in a flood of blood-red neon.
Sultry, mysterious, and as seductive as her songs, she’s luring Remy deeper into the shadows than he ever imagined. And as their passions swell, his keen instinct for survival will be challenged like never before. By a killer -- and by a woman.
Christine Feehan has always been a must read author for me. I realized I hadn’t yet put in a book review for this one so I decided to do a re read and get that going. I didn’t like Paranormal romance until I read her Dark Series, and I fell in love. Then when she started on this shifter series of Leopards, I was captivated. I would say that Leopard’s Prey is going to be added to the top of the list of favorites. From the previous book Savage Nature(best book of the series in my honest opinion), we are introduced to the Boudreux family, and we see quite a bit of Remy, when I heard that the next book would be his story, I learned that patience was NOT one of my virtues. Now for those of you who haven’t read this series yet, it isn’t mandatory to read the previous books, but I would recommend reading Savage Nature before you read this.
Remy, as a homicide detective, has been searching for a serial killer, and he is determined to find him before he kills more. When he returns home from New Orleans, he comes across a woman he hasn’t seen in years, but has constantly thought of Bijou or also known as “Blue”. A Beautiful and mesmerizing Jazz singer, who is the daughter of one of the most popular rock and roll singers. On the surface most people see Bijou as stuck up and spoiled, but Remy knows that is far from the truth. He knows that she was raised in a home without a mother, and a father who only dragged her around for more fame and glory. But when she returns home, both he and his leopard are drawn to her, and he comes to the realization that she is his mate…his to protect and love. Bijou has had to do things in order to protect herself. She grew up with drugs and sex being a top priority to her father, but Remy showed her how someone can truly care about a person, and she was determined that her life would not be her fathers. Now she wants to sing Jazz and settle down at home. But there is a serial killer on the loose, and has focused on her. Remy is overwhelmed with his feelings for Bijou, but he will have to find the killer before he destroys everything that Remy holds dear.
Remy is a full on ALPHA male, he needs absolute obedience from those under him. When he discovers that Bijou is his mate, all of his leopard instincts go into overdrive, and he can barely control them. I loved that even though Remy likes control, he doesn’t go all domineering on Bijou, he respects her and I loved how sweet and tender he is at times, but then other times he is very like a alpha male, but in a way that will make the room sizzle and spark. Remy just had me from page one. Bijou is very independent and strong willed, and the last thing that she wants is some alpha male trying to control her movements. I enjoyed how she stands up to him, and doesn’t let him run over her. She does have some vulnerabilities that I found endearing in her, and I could help but love her and her strong spirit.
I absolutely adored Leopard’s Prey!! An amazing story that reminds you of why Feehan is the queen of paranormal romance (at least for me she is). This one is probably one of her best work. A stellar story that has the pages filled with sensual romance, intensely packed suspense story, and a setting that is enriched with history and passion. A sexy read that everyone has to have in their library. A story that sparks from beginning to end, and will have you at the edge of your seat! You are in for one hell of a ride folks!! A AMAZING STORY TO MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH THE MAGIC OF NEW ORLEANS!