28 April 2015

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.
This is book two in the series but you do not need to read book one to understand what’s going on. I’ve not read book one and I was not lost at all.

I just love my shifter books! And even though this one talks about shifters and Kaspar does shift, it’s not the main focus. It’s more about the relationship between Kaspar and Jon, the mystery of the missing young men. The cult and its beliefs, the work that Jon is doing, what events led up to Kaspar leaving his home land, the new Pride and being accepted into it. What I also loved was the details of the cities, sites and even the food they were eating. It just made you feel that you are a part of the story not just reading it. I will go back and read the first one and can’t wait to find out who is next!


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