Review: Sarai’s Fortune (Shadowcat Nation #2) by Abigail Owen

May 15, 2015 Review 1

Review: Sarai’s Fortune (Shadowcat Nation #2) by Abigail Owen

Zac Montclair's first priority is to protect his people. With the escalating war between factions of shifters over land and resources, he has agreed to an alliance between his polar bears and the Shadowcat Nation of cougar shifters. But the treaty comes with a condition…he must accept one of their Seers into his Timik and put her under his personal protection.

Sarai Bouchard doesn't need her supernatural gift to know that Kyle Carstairs's obsession with controlling her ability will eventually result in her misery and demise. Her power is essential to her people's survival, so when Kyle goes rogue, she's sent to Zac Montclair to keep her safe. However, her visions reveal that while staying will lead to their becoming lovers, it also leads to his death. Leaving Zac will result in her own.

If Sarai can't find a way to change the future, she will be forced to choose…save her lover or save herself.

Title: Sarai's Fortune
Author: Abigail Owen
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Andromeda's Fall, Moon, Mist & Magic
Series: Shadowcat Nation #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Andromeda's Fall
Published by Wild Rose Press
Source: Author
Published: May 13, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 202
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames

As I mentioned in my review of Andromeda’s Fall, I couldn’t wait to read Sarai’s Fortune.  It lived up to my expectations and will make my “worth-a-second-read list.  I loved it!  Although I suppose you could read Sarai’s Fortune as a stand-alone, I wouldn’t advise it.  Shadowcat Nation is really meant to be read as a series.  Each book builds on the previous story.

The hero Zac is this wonderfully cuddly teddy bear.  Okay, I exaggerate.  He is a Polar Bear shifter.  In human form he is close to seven feet tall.  HUGE!  Rather on the scruffy side.  Very intelligent.  Alpha of his “Timik.”  Very protective of those he loves.  Not someone to mess with really.  But under all of that, he does have a heart, and he does like to cuddle – with Sarai anyway.  And frankly, I don’t think I would mind cuddling with him.  I like bears.

Sarai, however, is a cougar.  I mean like the wild cat kind of shifter, not an older lady dating a younger man.  She is actually a bit younger than Zac.  She has had a hard time of it.  A really nasty man/shifter has made her life a living hell.  She is finally away from him, but he is still stalking her and she doesn’t feel safe at all.  She needs some heavy duty protection, and Zac seems the perfect one for the job.

It was so very obvious from the very beginning that Zak and Sarai were “fated mates.”  Well to me anyway, and I didn’t need Sarai’s seer power to see it.  They just played off each other so well.  It didn’t matter if they were arguing or making love, although it seemed to take forever before they got around to the loving part.  They had so much to overcome and work through.  I enjoyed their dynamic.

The non-stop action of the story kept me clued to my reader.  All the twists and turns are exciting and definitely held my interest.  Not only was it confirmed that there are layers of bad guys, and that we don’t have a clue who – or what – they are, but there are other “powers” out there too.  I really enjoy how the overall story arc continues to be built.  It is fascinating and has me eagerly awaiting the next book.

The romance between Zac and Sarai was brought to a very satisfying conclusion, but there were a few possibilities for future stories.  Who will it be next?  I can’t wait to find out.

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One Response to “Review: Sarai’s Fortune (Shadowcat Nation #2) by Abigail Owen”

  1. Abigail Owen

    Thank you so much for the gorgeous review Pansy! So happy you loved it. 🙂