Review: Therian Promise (Therian Heat #2) by Cyndi Friberg

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Review: Therian Promise (Therian Heat #2) by Cyndi Friberg

Kyle is the youngest feline-shifter ever to sit on the Prime council and he’s determined to prove himself worthy of the honor. A latent female with unbelievable potential has been identified by the wolves, so Kyle sets out to find her before his enemies make her one of them.

Terrified and alone, Ava manages to stay one step ahead of her pursuers until a disturbing vision leaves her weak and confused. She steps out into the cool mountain morning and a gorgeous stranger pulls her into his arms.

From the moment they first touch, passion erupts between the unsuspecting couple. Kyle is attracted to Ava’s quick wit and feisty spirit while his cat wants to touch her, taste her and make her scream with pleasure. Trust doesn’t come easy for Ava. Her past has taught her to be wary, but she senses a soul-deep connection with Kyle. Each secret they unearth reveals a more challenging conflict, yet together they can face any enemy.

Title: Therian Promise
Author: Cyndi Friberg
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Therian Priestess , Therian Prey, Therian Prize, Therian Prisoner
Series: Therian Heat
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Therian Priestess , Therian Prey, Therian Prisoner
Published by Ellora's Cave
Source: Publisher
Published: January 20, 2012
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 205
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

Ava Seymour is on the run from her father when she encounters Kyle Lashton, a Therian shifter seeking to protect her and reunite her with her sister. She doesn’t know anything about Therian’s, shifters, or the gifts that she has recently developed. When she meets Kyle for the first time she accidentally teleports them into the mountains which gives Kyle the bases to open her mind to a new world.

I really enjoyed Kyle and Ava. We meet Kyle in book 2 of the series but we don’t spend a lot of time with him. I had seen him as more of a cold character but he is actually very warm and surprisingly open with Ava from the beginning. Ava is more analytical than her sister. She takes in all the information she can before she makes a decision. Needless to say that made for a slower build up to the story.

Many of the same characters appear in this installment as were in book 2 and it would be advisable to read them in order. While the main characters change and the story does stand on its own, there is story arc that is (so far) spanning the series and is still open. The bad guys are still floating out there and while this book ended with a small victory, you can see how the series is still building up for a big conflict.

I enjoyed the flow of this story. I was never sure where the next scene would take me or how the characters would adjust but I thought it worked really well. I did feel like Ava and Kyle fort of slide into a relationship without much buildup but the explanation of how that happens makes sense. I did like how Ava takes control over what is happening to her towards the end of the book and starts to make the decisions of how she wants her life to be.

When the story ends we are left with a few secondary character cliffhangers the main one being Kyle’s sister who has been missing since book 2. The reader gets bad guy scenes so we have known where she has been this whole time but the other Therian’s didn’t. I am almost positive her story will be next and I am very excited to read it. I am enjoying how the series flows from one book to the next yet still manages to give you glimpse of the previous characters without overwhelming the reader with too much information or short changing the main characters. Overall and excellent addition to the series.

Cyndi Friberg


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