Review: Changing Times (Lusting Wild #1) by Marilu Mann

June 23, 2014 Review 1

Review: Changing Times (Lusting Wild #1) by Marilu Mann

Changing Times Marilu Mann New Orleans sizzles when Dr. Carly Chambers finds herself in the hands-or paws-of sexy shifter and antiques dealer Tony Pantera. Though the memory of his murdered human lover haunts him, Tony can't deny the sensual scent of this doctor his friends kidnapped or the fact that Carly is now in danger because of him. The Turn Skins are power-hungry shifters who want to reveal themselves to the world and take over humans through fear. Tony and his friends stand in their way. Carly proves to be a tool for the Turn Skins when they learn that Tony can't resist the attractive doctor. And Carly is happy to stroke this shifter's fur. Their erotic encounters hurtle them into the path of danger and death. Can Tony protect his human lover from the Turn Skins who don't care if she's hurt as long as they get their way?

Title: Changing Times
Author: Marilu Mann
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Changing Hearts, Changing Focus, Changing Perspective, Changing Paths
Series: Lusting Wild
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Changing Hearts, Changing Focus, Changing Perspective, Changing Paths
Source: Publisher
Published: May 7 2008
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 176
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames

Dr. Carly Chambers is on her way home from her night shift job as an ER doctor when she is kidnapped by two men that need her help. They take her to their friend that has been shot to remove the bullet and stitch him up. Her patient turns out to be Tony Pantera, a were-cat. Tony lost one human lover to shifter wars so he doesn’t want to be attracted to Carly but he can’t help the way he feels. When another group of shifters that are out to get Tony and his friends start instigating a war, Carly is drawn into the shifter world with Tony her only way out.

I really liked Carly. She was a strong heroine that stood up for herself and didn’t let others intimidate her. She is intelligent, confident and doesn’t blindly follow a man just because he’s attractive. I didn’t feel like I got to know Tony as well but he seemed very confident, trustworthy, commanding and a good friend. He didn’t want to be an Alpha but he basically was one for the packless shifters in his area. He held them together loosely but knew they would have his back in a pinch.

The ‘bad guy/s’ weren’t so cut and dry. I don’t want to spoil anything but the forces against Tony weren’t always cut and dry. We don’t learn all the reasons as to why the other shifters feel the need to take Tony out but it’s interesting anyway. I didn’t really enjoy the parts of the story from the bad guys perspective. I would have rather have spent that time with Tony, Micah or Carly. It’s not just this book, its pretty much all books. Reading from the bad guy’s perspective makes me feel like I’m reading little spoilers about the ending before I get there and I would rather see the story unfold as the hero and heroine do.

This is the first book in the Lusting Wild series. I am looking forward to seeing what happens next in the series.

 

 

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One Response to “Review: Changing Times (Lusting Wild #1) by Marilu Mann”

  1. Marilu

    Hi Megan,
    Thanks for the review! I’m glad you enjoyed Tony & Carly’s story.
    Best,
    Marilu Mann