Title: Raphael Parish
The brilliant and dangerous diplomat of the Pantera shapeshifters, Raphael has devoted his life to discovering the key to the infertility that is threatening the extinction of his puma race. Creating a vast network of spies worldwide, he never expected to discover that the answer might be beneath his very nose. But when Ashe, a beautiful human female, crosses his path, his most primitive instincts are stirred. Unable to resist, he takes her to his bed, and is shocked when she becomes pregnant with his child. It’s a miracle that might prove to be the salvation of his people, but only if he can keep her safe from the mercenaries determined to kill her.
Untamed and undeniably sexy, Parish, leader of the Pantera hunters, rarely leaves the magic of the Wildlands to deal with the humans he despises. But with the prized and risky Pantera birth on the way, puma shifter, Parish must travel to New Orleans to find and bring back a human doctor. The moment he sees the lovely, talented and all too human Dr. Julia Cabot he cannot resist the wild, potent drive to make her his. Betrayed and destroyed by love, Julia will not let her heart choose her path again. But as she and Parish fight to save the life of an unborn child, a fierce and overwhelming bond develops between them, threatening her frozen heart with the secret hope and ultimate temptation of love and family.
Author: Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Predatory , Levet, Darkness Avenged, First Rapture
Series: Bayou Heat
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: January 7, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Bayou Heat is a collection of novellas from two extremely talented writers: Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright
Raphael by Alexandra Ivy: Raphael is the first book I have ever read by Alexandra Ivy and it certainly won’t be the last. In this action-packed novella, Ivy consummately builds a unique world of puma shifters and magic. Upon seeing Ashe, Raphael knows he has found his mate because the desire to claim and protect is strong. Ashe, who was unloved and hurt by her family, is instantly taken in by Raphael’s charm and the hot sex. Ivy conveys Ashe’s loneliness, her fears for her unborn child, and her fascination for the Pantera, a mystical race of puma shifters she didn’t know existed. Raphael and Ashe both have strong-willed personalities that butt heads as their relationship is starting. The best part is when they realize that they are going to have to learn to trust and listen to each other, making them a couple to cheer for.
Parish by Laura Wright: On the other hand, Laura Wright’s Mark of the Vampire series is one of the reasons I got hooked on paranormal romances. Picking up where Raphael left off, Wright introduces us to Parish, leader of the Hunter Faction. Parish is on a mission to bring Dr. Julia Cabot to the Wildlands to help Ashe deliver her baby. Parish doesn’t like humans and is shocked when he sees Julia for the first time. Like Raphael, he has found his mate. Parish takes her to the Wildlands, hoping she will stay when she learns why she is there. Parish, who lacks communication skills, does his best to say what is in his heart when talking with Julia, which makes him an endearing character. Julia openly shares her fears with Parish, and he tells her to trust her instincts because the decision to stay is hers alone to make. Using heartfelt conversations, Wright exquisitely builds the relationship between these two characters who you can’t help but love.
Together Raphael and Parish are well-crafted, fast-paced novellas with strong characters who keep you glued to your e-reader right up to the jaw-dropping cliffhanger. I, for one, can’t wait to get my hands on the next set of novellas in the Bayou Heat series.
I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of an honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.