Series: Bayou Heat #21, Bayou Heat #22
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Also in this series: Rage/Killian, Blade
Also by this author: Rage/Killian, Kill Without Mercy, Blade, Pretend You're Safe
ENEMY TO LOVER Kayden is obsessed with revenge after his parents disappeared when he was just a cub. Now the gorgeous Hunter has discovered the man responsible for betraying them - Joshua Ford - and it’s time for payback. Beginning with the kidnapping of Joshua’s daughter, Bianca. But last thing he expects is to be confronted with the horrifying realization that Bianca is his mate. Will he put revenge before his chance for eternal happiness?
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Sexy male model, Simon refuses to give up his exciting life in New York City to return to the slow heat of the Wildlands. For a decade, many pantera have tried to capture the rogue Diplomat and bring him home, but all have failed. Now it’s Tryst’s turn. The hard, brilliant, and gorgeous, Hunter is the ultimate tracker. But can the admitted beast-girl of the Wildlands capture her prey without losing her heart in the process?
Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright
So, I love PNR and I love fated mates! I know that some people hate the insta-love thing and the fated mate trope isn’t their thing, but its totally my thing. I love it! Kayden/Simon gives it to me!
So, first you get the story of Kayden, a Pantera who just found out that his parents didn’t die in a plane crash like he had been told. They died in a research facility that did tests on Panteras. He hunts down the man responsible to exact his revenge, but finds the man’s daughter, Bianca instead. And the fated mates ‘dance’ begins. He has to first get Bianca to trust him, then get her to believe him, and still get his revenge on her father. All while his puma pushes him to mate! I liked Kayden. He is in the “Geek” class of Pantera so he is a hot nerd! I love that almost as much as fated mates. Bianca is a sheltered young woman who has been undergoing cancer treatments her entire life. At least, thats what she has been told…
Book 2 in this set is Simon. He is a Pantera who is hiding his nature. Tryst is the hunter sent to find him and she does-he is a male model! She is furious to have been sent on a mission that she feels is so beneath her. Right away, I wanted to know why Simon was hiding. I also wanted to know why Tryst was so isolated; she lives with the Panera’s, but she has isolated herself from them. The isolation theme is a parallel for Simon and Tryst even though they hide differently and for different reasons. And then there is the betrayal…
The romance and plot of these books moves VERY fast. If you don’t like the insta-love or need more time in order to believe in a romance, this isn’t the book for you. But, if you love PNR, want a twist on the genre, and are down with the fated mates trope, this book is perfect! I have thoroughly enjoyed the books in this series for their uniqueness and romance!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: fated mates, shifters
- Triggers: None
- Series/Standalone: standalone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »No for each couple; however this series has an overarching storyline of a particular bad guy that isn’t resolved. « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes, for both these couples! Its a fated-mate trope, so you know its gonna have an HEA! « Hide Spoiler