Book 2, Royal Pride
Lena will do anything to protect the shifter child her family takes in, even turn herself into bait. Although she knows better than to fall for a shifter, Devin, the man who captures her, is unlike any she’s ever tangled with. Their desire is unquenchable and the draw to him is undeniable, but their relationship is riddled with mistakes and loving him has the potential to destroy her.
After shouldering his twin’s torture, Devin hovers on the verge of insanity. His life revolves around his family and recovering kidnapped shifter children. He never thought he’d have a mate or kids of his own until a rescue mission turns deadly. The beautiful female caught in the crosshairs stirs his mating instincts and tames his wild nature. Only her confusion over their intense attraction stops him from finishing their bond, but Devin’s persistent. He’ll convince his stubborn female that he’s the man she’s been waiting for—one passionate encounter at a time.
A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Several minutes passed before the doorknob turned and the scent of evergreen and moss swept into the room. The soft click of the bedroom door sounded overly loud in her ears. She froze, suddenly very aware of her racing pulse. Nerves or anticipation? She sighed. With the way her body reacted to him, probably both.
The bed dipped as he crawled toward her. His slow approach made her heart knock hard against her ribcage. She hated how much she yearned for him.
He skimmed his fingers across her shoulder, down her arm to linger at her wrist. “Morning, baby. How are you feeling?”
His rumbly voice made her stomach flutter. She clenched her hands until her nails dug into her palms. The bite of pain distracted her from thinking about the man she should fear but couldn’t help desiring.
“Better.” She swallowed hard. “I…umm, want to…” Strong hands lifted hers and the slight contact zapped her thoughts. The unexplainable lust returned and mixed with the longing. She couldn’t get her mind to work. “Talk. I want to talk.”
“Me too. We have a lot to talk about.”
Instead of asking any of the questions she knew he had, he gently pulled back her fingers, kissing each one before pressing his mouth to her palm. His touch branded her and filled her with warmth. Her breathing quickened. An answering groan spilled from his throat.
“My sisters…I called them.”
His question and the emotion laced into it eased some of her tension. She nodded. “They’re safe.”
A long moment passed while Devin brushed his cheek back and forth over her inner wrist. “You’re not going to tell me where they are yet, are you?”
She shook her head.
“Look at me, Lena.”
Unable to resist him, she opened her eyes and his breathtaking feline ones stared back at her. Strands of patchwork hair framed the face that had occupied her dreams all night. Harshly cut cheekbones, up-tilted eyes and the wider, flatter nose made it unique, a mixture of beauty and power. Devin was the type of man you never forgot. One glimpse and you were hooked.
He knelt next to her on the wrinkled sheets, looking deliciously hot with his disheveled hair, bare chest and loose sweats. She let her gaze travel over him from the bulge in his pants up to the lips she wanted on hers. One corner of his mouth lifted. Her heart skipped a beat. Dear god, if she wasn’t careful, he could own her.
“You can trust me.”
She wanted to. “I need to make sure.”
He stretched out on the bed next to her and pulled her into his arms. He didn’t say anything. He simply held her. The tension in her limbs drained and she relaxed in his embrace exactly as she’d done in the hotel. She didn’t know how long they snuggled but he finally shifted closer and placed his palm over her heart.
“The answer is here, Lena. Do you feel it?”
Beautiful Mistake by Nancy Corrigan was a beautifully delivered tale of trust and love. Devin, a Royal, psychologically scarred and full of hate, meets his destined one on a night of treachery and deceit. A man with three internal beasts, Devin never figured he’d meet his destined one until he crossed paths with the spitfire human, Lena. After nearly killing her, Devin begins to bind himself to Lena, the only way to save her.
Ms. Corrigan took characters and gave them substance and desire. Devin was larger than life, his prose filled the pages of the e-reader and he had me cheering for the words to properly flow from his mouth in order to win Lena over. Not! What Ms. Corrigan gave us was a man who was ruled by his inner cats who knew what they desired but the human tongue couldn’t deliver. Devin was witty, funny and the more he fumbled the more he endeared me. Additionally, his turmoil made him who he was and added to his personality.
Lena, the small human who found herself on the road to bonding with Devin and his three cats was fire and brimstone. She kept Devin guessing, attempted to stay true to herself and forge a union that would mutually satisfy both of them.
The secondary characters were amazing and added depth to the storyline; all of them interwoven. I can’t wait to pick up book three.
No sexual tension in this book- straight to the carnal activities! Hell, the sex scenes scorched my fingertips as I slid the pages of my e-reader, one orgasm after another. Hold onto your seats, Beautiful Mistake is about to take you on a bumpy ride~ up and down the roller coaster of sexual heat and life.
A five handcuff review