Monday, September 9, 2013

LEOPARD’S PREY by Christine Feehan

A Leopard Novel Jove Books,
June 2013 paperback
Obtained via: publisher
ISBN: 978-0-515-15155-8
Paranormal Romance
4 Hearts

Christine Feehen takes readers back to the bayou with her latest leopard tale, LEOPARD’S PREY, the story of Remy and Bijou. Famous singer Bijou has returned to the bayou after the death of her father. She is opening a nightclub and plans to give up the high life to move back home where she belongs. Ex-armed forces and leopard-shifting bayou detective, Remy Boudreux uses his skills and his knowledge to protect the people of New Orleans. Remy is presently on the trail of a serial killer. His sister and her childhood friend Bijou have discovered a body. Remy’s leopard recognizes Bijou as his mate and nothing and no one is going to get in the way of that. While Remy is tough as nails, protective and dominant, Bijou’s strength is not as obvious. She has had a difficult childhood and has grown up scared and afraid. She hides her real self from the prying eyes of the public, but is unable to do that with Remy. He sees the real Bijou and he likes all the ways she has grown in the years she has been gone.

Unfortunately, Remy can’t seem to express how he feels to Bijou very well. This and Remy’s extremely dominant nature, cause him to be somewhat off-putting. Thankfully, he is no stranger to Bijou and she seems to see through his rough exterior.

The New Orleans setting is well described. The heat and mystery of the bayou can almost be felt. The many story threads, twists and turns keep readers on edge as the story unfolds. And though the villain may not be a surprise to everyone, this reader was still quite pleased with the way the story wrapped up. Christine Feehen’s LEOPARD’S PREY is yet another steamy shifter romance to heat up the summer reading season.

Reviewed by T. Barringer

"This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book."

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