vendredi 26 septembre 2014

He Ain’t Lion ( Ridgeville1 ) by Celia Kyle

Hello to all,

                         this week i'm a little late to post a review but i'm currently looking for all the material i could need to create the christmas gifts i have in mind and that takes time ( even more than i'm not sure of what i want to do or how long it will take) Anyway you got some giveaways to participate in the meantime and today we are back with our feline shifter reading goal.

This time i decided to check an author from whom i really loved a book, Celia Kyle has a series with bears shifters that i really loved and i discovered she also has one with feline ( and other) shifters so i had to try it since the first book was free ( temporary promotion).

So today  i'm glad to share with you my opinion on " He Ain't Lion"

 happy reading.
Publisher: Summerhouse Publishing
Publication: 2012
ISBN:  9781476234298
Genre: paranormal romance, erotica, shifters
Violence: mild

Language: mild
sex: very strong
Public: 18+
Source: free promotion

Short description from goodreads :

Life sucks… And then you get turned into a werelion…

Curvaceous, blonde bombshell Maya Josephs is looking for a little action to take her mind off of her recent break-up. Crazy werecats or not, an evening at Genesis is exactly what she needs. And when she meets the hotter than hot, super-sexy owner, Alex O’Connell, the alpha lion shifter is just the man to fit the bill for a one-night stand.

Dumped like a rotting piece of meat by her ex, Maya is on the prowl, fixin' to do whatever it takes to get herself a piece of the gorgeous furball. Besides, what’s the harm in a girl having a little bit of fun?

My opinion:
          This story was quite good but really more steamy that the level I was expecting after discovering this author via her Grayslake series ( my review here) , this one is really erotica and what was even more disturbing was that it started right by that part…We don’t learn a lot about the characters before things get hot, the only things we are told is that shifters, cats, lions in particular hold twice a year a kind of orgy with selected human  in hope to get cubs since real mates a few.

Then Maya appears, a human, knowing nothing about shifters but hoping to get a night of Fun because one of her friend told her about the party. Maya has been dumped by her ex because she has curves let say I hate that man even if we don’t even have a glimpse of him but still I didn’t really like Maya behaviour…. Yes she wanted to feel attractive and all but jumping on one stand with strangers just to prove she can? Not something I agree with and I stopped to connect with her then.

Alex is the head of his pride and a better lion than those I have read about in other series (though females are still as bad), he is protective of his kin and never expected to see a unknown human enter during their celebration. Knowing the risk he tries to make her leave but too quickly his lion part get the upper hand and he is wanting this  female and no other… for his benefit , Alex did try to ask Maya, not clearly, not enough but he did ask in his way before acting.

It’s only the next day when the consequences start showing that both characters learn a little about each other (and when I say a little is really a little) Maya was lucky to have shifters friends she didn’t know about. So the story is all about their steamy night together ( Maya, Alex) then Alex retrieval of Maya and a little bit of explanation about the situation. Yes it’s a novella, so it short but still I would have preferred more depth  not just steamy parts.

If you want a steamy short romance with shifters this could be one for you but if you want more story, less steamy and longer I would tell you to check her other series Grayslake which I really loved more and which focus on bears instead of feline

Score:  3/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


6 commentaires:

  1. There you go talking about Xmas again! It's not even October yet. LOL Can you tell that I'm a last minute shopper? As far as lion shifters go, my heart belongs to Curran, but I'd be willing to give this one a go just because it's short & steamy.

    1. ^^ That's because you are a shopper ^^ i'm creating it takes longers... i really wouldn't mind to do a little something for you too if you want.

      Carran is THE lion shifter for sure but this month i wanted to see if he was representative or not ( safe for the fact i don't se Curran doing teh mambo he is definitively my favourite as well)

  2. Je ne connaissais pas celui ci mais ça peut etre sympa mais c'est vrai que le 3 donne envie de tester quelque chose d'autre à la place.

    1. ^^ maintenant j'hésite pour le 3^^;; mais l'auteur a envoyé le lien vers d'autres histoires gratuites récemment alors je ne perds pas espoir d'en trouver d'autres excellentes et plus dans mon goût

  3. Yes, I like some depth to my books as well :)

    1. they are good books for that ( and we deserve teh quality ;)
      thanks for commenting