Review: Therian Prize (Therian Heat #4) by Cyndi Friberg

July 5, 2013 Review 0

Review: Therian Prize (Therian Heat #4) by Cyndi Friberg

When Heather's father offers the right to mate with her as the prize in a vicious tournament, she refuses to submit and runs for her life. Knowing the last place wolf hunters will search for her is in the heart of cat territory, she seeks the help of Jake, an irresistible and powerful tiger-shifter. Jake and Heather have lusted for each other for years but loyalty to their respective clans has kept them apart. Thrown together by danger, they slowly succumb to the temptation of forbidden passion. As the lovers lose themselves in each other, the hunt for Heather intensifies. Not only is her father still hot on her heels, a group of human scientists have targeted Heather, convinced they can use her unique shifter status for their own twisted ends. Inside Scoop: Zophiel is one lusty villain, not afraid to mentally coerce a less-than-willing sex slave.

Title: Therian Prize
Author: Cyndi Friberg
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Therian Priestess , Therian Promise, Therian Prey, Therian Prisoner
Series: Therian Heat
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Therian Priestess , Therian Promise, Therian Prey, Therian Prisoner
Published by Ellora's Cave
Source: Publisher
Published: June 5, 2013
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 219
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

Heather Fitzroy is the daughter of her packs alpha. Since she hasn’t chosen a mate her father decides to hold a competition with her as the prize. Since she doesn’t want to be forced into a mating, she forces a shift and escapes going into the heart of cat territory where she believes would be the last place they would suspect her of going. Jake Parlain, is the leader of his clan of tiger shifters, a rebel and has been fantasizing about Heather for years. They are enemy’s but that hasn’t stopped the thoughts from taking over. When he finds her unconscious behind his tavern he accepts responsibility for her and sets out to keep her safe and help her get out from under her fathers control.

Heather and Jake have a unique chemistry that we haven’t read about yet in this series. Since they are enemy’s they didn’t always trust the motivation of the other and sometimes their progress was a little slow. But to me that was just more realistic. I liked how open Jake was about his thoughts and feelings. He knows that Heather has a lot to deal with so he is pretty up front about what he wants and once he gets the green light, he is not shy about taking it.

There is significant page time devoted to the bad guys perspective and I am finding myself less and less invested in that. I have never been a big fan of seeing things from the villains’ perspective and we get large portions of this book dedicated to the villain. I do appreciate that the villains have been narrowed down so that the story doesn’t seem to be going in several directions but has a clear path. But I would like to have less interaction with the villain and more time with the hero and heroine.

Other than the villains’’ page time my main grief about this series is how overwhelmed the Therian’s seem to be by the villain. Now I really am enjoying this series, the way the couples get together and fight then make up. How each character has a unique back-story that holds true throughout the story. Not to mention the sex is extremely hot, well written and raw. But the villain just seems so powerful that the Therian’s don’t stand a chance. No one has yet to stand out and strong enough to take her down and the most powerful Therian has already tried. She is seeming a little hard to beat right now. I do see a faint light at the end of the tunnel as the Therian’s are gradually learning more about her and I believe once Payne steps up we will learn more. Regardless I am still really enjoying this series and I will definitely be on the look out for the next one.

Cyndi Friberg


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