Author: Susan Arden
Published: November 10/14 by Crimson Romance
Genre: paranormal romance
Back Cover Blurb:
Leopardess Shay Barclay has a choice: go along with her family’s political plan to marry her to a ruthless shifter older than her grandfather or categorically claim her life and sensual nature as hers to rule.
She wastes no time in choosing freedom, but in her haste to establish her own boundaries, she just may have trusted her heart to the wrong man – a dragon shifter who’s too dangerous to resist…
Former Navy SEAL Drake O’Connor personally guaranteed he’d protect his buddy’s daughter to the death. But when his explosive chemistry with Shay finally boils over and they end up in bed, her family’s political enemies are the least of their problems.
Because although Shay doesn’t know it, she’s crossed a line with Drake that will alter their future for an eternity…
The heroine was one of those individuals that you can’t help but love, in spite of the fact that she routinely had me wondering if her head was screwed on quite straight at times. She definitely got herself into some rather confounding situations. Paired with an alpha to the alphas for a counterpart, this story was well casted. Arden develops her characters as humans, their animal counterparts, and as shifters. The multifaceted development allows readers to get to know them on multiple levels. I did find myself questioning a couple of things about what it meant to be a dragon and such, but nothing that really affected my enjoyment of the story itself.
As a whole, this was a great read that will stand out in the sea of paranormal romances. It was my first novel by Susan Arden, but I can guarantee that it won’t be my last.