Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Twenty-five year old Lana Turpin is in Reno trying to hide from the men in white suits, literally. Lana was in Bellevue in Los Angeles where a CAT scan was performed. The next thing she knew, she was being transferred to a psychiatric facility. Before the transfer could take place, she managed to escape and has been hiding from the men who have come to take her back. Abandoned by her parents as a newborn, she has been in the foster care system all her life. At the age of eighteen, her life changed when she would wake up in different places with no knowledge of how she got there. Lana has been sure that her problem is that once a month she sleepwalks. However, the reality is something she could never have guessed.
While hiding in Reno, she is confronted by a man named Adam Sloan who knows exactly what Lana is. She is his enemy and it is his job to kill her. Only one touch and he knows that she is his mate. The problem is Adam is a werewolf and Lana is a jaguar, an enemy of werewolves. With his help, she learns what she is, but is still unsure of the reason behind men coming to take her. Can Adam protect her from his pack and the men from an organization called Nero?
When Lana finds herself alone at a library she is confronted by Sebastian, a jaguar sent by Nero. According to him, she is considered a treasure to her kind, but why? What makes her different from any other jaguar shifter? Why is Nero determined to stop at nothing to get her?
Adam realizes that he cannot let Lana go, he loves her and she is his mate. Lana feels the same way, but she refuses to allow Adam to give up his family. His father is the alpha of his pack and being the eldest son, Adam is the next in line. Now Adam is not only trying to keep Lana safe from Nero, but he has to hide her from his own pack who would kill first and ask questions later. Although Adam and Lana love each other, where would they be safe? They can’t stay in Adam’s pack because they would never accept her, and they would have to find a place safe enough where Nero couldn’t find them.
The book has love, shifters, secrets, lies, suspense and a nefarious group called Nero whose purpose is not for good. In this shifter book, werewolves and jaguars are only men and only when they bite their mate converting them, can a pregnancy occur. The werewolf births are always twins and even if Lana and Adam were able to have children what would they be? The story is broken up in sections where Adam is the one giving his POV and then Lana giving hers.
I love shifter romances and this one had it all. I can’t wait for the next book in the series which I am sure will be every bit as good as this one.