Falke's Peak

Anna Leigh Keaton; Madison Layle
Falke's Peak
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Carina Press
Release Date
December 2010
Book 1 of Puma Nights
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance

She couldn't believe her eyes.

Stressed out ad-exec Dakota wandered into Catamount Outfitters in search of a guide for a wilderness excursion. She didn't expect to be greeted by not one, but five of the most ruggedly delicious-looking men she'd ever seen. Not to mention a live cougar guarding the shop.

The Falke brothers have more than just good looks in their genes.

Eldest brother Axel agrees to guide Dakota on her mountain trek. In cougar form, Axel's twin, Gunnar, was there as a protection from predators—but he had his eye on the sexy client instead.

Into the wild...

While the rule with clients was "paws-off," both Axel and Gunnar couldn't resist Dakota's seductive Native American beauty and determination. As cold days led to hot nights in the cabin, Axel and Gunnar wondered if they'd finally found a woman strong enough to tame them...

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Dec 07, 2010   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
170 people found the following review helpful
A sensual journey set in the world of a Paranormal/Shifter Romance, I could not put this book down! It was fantastic. We've got a great plot, well-developed characters, hot men, and even hotter sex.

FALKE'S PEAK is the first novel in the brand new series Puma Nights, and it's starting off with a bang. We are introduced to the Falkes, a family of puma shifters who run a wilderness adventure store in the rural mountains of Washington State. With two dads, one sister, and six supremely hunky men, the family sure does make a statement. So, when Dakota, a big city advertising executive, comes in to sign up for a wilderness excursion, she gets way more than she bargains for.

Oldest brother Axel is instantly attracted to Dakota but has a strict policy against getting involved with clients. He's going to take her on her adventure in more ways then one. Axel's twin, Gunnar, goes along on the trip but in his animal form to protect them from other predators. Dakota can't deny the attraction she has for Axel, but Axel and Gunnar are not sure she'd still feel that way if she knew their closely guarded secret. When temptation gets the best of her and they embark on a sexual relationship, she has no idea that she's sleeping with two men, and that one of them is in animal form at all times. Unfortunately, circumstances force them to reveal all secrets and Dakota must decide if she can commit not only to two men, but two shifter men, or if she will go back to her life without them.

I'm not really sure where to begin with this review as there are so many wonderful things to talk about. The main characters, Axel, Gunnar, and Dakota were great together. It seemed as if it had been Dakota and Axel or Dakota and Gunnar, there would not have been the same chemistry that is apparent when she's with the two brothers. I really liked the way the relationship developed. It was obvious that Axel and Dakota really got on well outside of the bedroom and that was well established before sex got involved. We didn't get a chance for Gunnar to get involved in the beginning because he was in his shifted form, but it was obvious once all was revealed that he definitely filled a more playful role in the relationship.

The world building in the book was excellent. The scenery during their excursion was so wonderfully descriptive, that I almost wanted to trek out to the mountains myself, it sounded so beautiful.

The Falke family was also a great addition to the story. Heidi, the one and only sister, was a force to be reckoned with, and it would seem that she would have to be, with all those brothers plus two dads with whom she has to contend. I felt more than anything, the family was just that...a family. The fact that they happened to be shifters seemed to be secondary with the love and genuine caring they had for each other being first and foremost.

The HEA was very appropriate and seemed to be consistent with Dakota's character. She's not the type of woman to just fall over men because they had a week of hot sex, no matter what her heart might be telling her. It actually made me like the story even more.

So, a promising to beginning to what looks to be a fantastic new series by Madison Layle and Anna Leigh Keaton. There are a lot more brothers left, so I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for them.
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