Title: Predator's Kiss
Bear shifter Ryland Snow just wants peace. The peace and quiet afforded him at his woodsy retreat, the Ursa Fishing Lodge. As owner of the lodge, Ryland enjoys the tranquil life he’s created among his fellow shifters. He lives to maintain a safe haven for them, away from meddlesome human eyes.
When his rock star brother arrives, bringing trouble in the form of a possible hitman, Ryland is incensed. He’s been cleaning up Soren’s messes as long as he can remember, and is tired of his brother’s lecherous exploits.
Things go from bad to worse when Lia Goodblood stumbles upon Ryland and his lodge. Yes, the reclusive erotica author is easy on the eyes, but the human woman is more trouble than she’s worth. To say nothing of her bizarre fear of furry creatures.
Ryland determines to rid himself of her presence. But when he learns she’s on the run from a crazed fan, Ryland’s protective bear instincts flare. And the bear won’t be denied.
Author: Rosanna Leo
Series: Gemini Island Shifters
Published by Liquid Silver Books Source: Author
Published: May 20, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Ryland Snow lives a quiet life on Gemini Island where he has a lodge that caters exclusively to shifters. He doesn’t dislike humans as a whole but he has been hurt by them in the past so he tends to stay away from them. Lia Goodblood is and erotic novelist that is being hounded by the paparazzi and an over zealous fan. She sneaks onto the ferry leading to Gemini Island and there gets the surprise of her life.
I enjoyed Ryland and Lia together. There was a nice slow build to their relationship even though the attraction was simmering from the start. I would have liked less interference from Ryland’s brother, Soren, but he did have his place in the story.
The world that Leo created for her shifters was nice. There isn’t any mention of packs or anything like that. All the different shifters seem to stay together in a community to preserve their identity and so they don’t have to hide. Ryland and Soren briefly touch on their telepathic ability but I wasn’t sure if it was a shifter or family thing. Later Ryland can speak to Lia in his mind but I think that was a mate thing so I’m not sure if others can eavesdrop on their conversation or if there are different ‘wave-lengths’. That part wasn’t very clear.
Overall I did enjoy this book (bear shifters, my fav!) but I didn’t love it. I was left feeling like it wasn’t done yet. The resolution of Lia and Soren’s problem is a little anticlimactic but the twist at the end I didn’t see coming. So much so that it felt out of left field and almost like it didn’t belong. It seems like it will be made into a series and if they are all set at the lodge it could be interesting. I will keep my eye out for any others.