Review: Taming the Lion (Lionhearts #2) by Elizabeth Coldwell

April 28, 2015 Review 0

Review: Taming the Lion (Lionhearts #2) by Elizabeth Coldwell

Will he sacrifice everything for the sake of his human mate?

Thwarted in his efforts to become head of the Amsterdam pride of lion shifters, Kaspar de Wit flees to England. He finds himself in Bath, home of the biggest English pride, and begins to make a new life among friends. What he doesn’t know is that he’s moved to a city steeped in bloody ritual. Destiny seems to have drawn Kaspar to the place where he’ll meet his mate–but does something more horrifying lie in wait for him, too?

Jon Fellowes, professor of archaeology at Bath University, is obsessed with the standing stones that dominate the Somerset landscape and the people who raised them. He’s heard tales of strange creatures, half-man, half-lion, that once roamed the land, but dismisses them till he meets the beautiful Kaspar and learns the bizarre truth of his nature. As an ancient rite is revived and terror stalks the countryside, can Jon and Kaspar overcome the natural distrust between humans and shifters to find true love? Or will one of them be forced to make the ultimate sacrifice?

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of voyeurism, MM orgies and bloody violence.

Title: Taming the Lion
Author: Elizabeth Coldwell
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Maestro, Night Voices, The Pride of Amsterdam, Steal Your Soul Away
Series: Lionhearts
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Pride of Amsterdam, Pride Under Fire
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: March 27, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 148
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Stars: two-stars
Flames: three-flames
Bailey Bradford

Things are changing for the Amsterdam Pride. Kaspar is convinced (though I have no clue why all things considering due to his very non-alpha ways) that he is in line to be named the next leader of the pride. When this doesn’t happen he decides he needs to go out on his own and find greener pastures within another pride. Bath seems like as good of place as any. It doesn’t take him long after his arrival to find everything he needs, a job, roof over his head, and his mate in the form of a geeky sexy university professor.

Having his heartbroken and his self esteem squashed Jon isn’t looking for a hookup much less a long term relationship but that is exactly what he finds when he steps into a bar. Jon and Kaspar have immediate chemistry and isn’t long before they are spending more time together than they are apart.

I did enjoy all of the things I had to search on the internet. Kaspar and Jon are in Bath. The foods there are so different. Many of their meals introduced me to new tasty treats. I love walking away from a book where I’m left feeling like my horizons were broadened.

I need consistency in my shifter abilities. Kaspar is able to smell his mate, scent freshly dug earth, and smell blood. Kaspar does not have the ability to smell the drugs in his glass of wine. This drove me nuts. The man-lion (yes! This man can shift into a huge powerful lion) that has thrown a fit and fled the country over not being appointed pride leader also awaits his human lover to save him from four unarmed humans and a human wielding a knife. Kaspar does not make for a strong alpha hero.

Gay Romance

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