Her Lion Protector

Doris O'Connor
Her Lion Protector
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Siren Bookstrand
Release Date
January 2016
Book 3 of The Protectors
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance

[Siren Allure: Erotic Paranormal Romance, shape-shifters, light consensual BDSM, HEA]

Never mess with the fates…

Rebecca Hastings has no intention on settling down with some overpossessive shifter. This fledgling guardian witch might need to have sex to awaken her powers, but surely anyone will do?

When Lion Shifter Leon Friars interrupts her outdoor tryst with the college heart throb, she is simultaneously relieved and shocked. This sex-on-legs hunk can't be the boy she grew up with. This Protector makes her want to forget all of her plans, and just submit, and that will never do.

Being mated to Rebecca had not been in Leon's plans either, but his lion has spoken. When Rebecca denies the bond between them, a heartbroken and furious Leon allows her to run away.

The fates will not be denied, however, and when Rebecca returns years later, Leon has to decide whether he can ever trust her again.

Is it too little, too late, or does love conquer all—fates included?

Book Review by LiaL (reviewer)
Aug 11, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
209 people found the following review helpful
Trying to mess with destiny can lead to unintended consequences. Rebecca wanted her independence and not to be trapped into a relationship. She made a decision at the age of eighteen, and that cost her the love of her life. With the death of her father, she might just get another chance.

This book features the daughter of Joanne and Henry from The Witch's Protector. I was happy to visit with a familiar character and get to know her daughter, Rebecca.

Like her mom, she is destined to be a Guardian Witch and needs to find her mate to come into her powers. She is also headstrong and stubborn and wants to make her own choices. She decides to find a human as a sexual partner to avoid the bond and stay independent. It doesn't go the way she expects. Rebecca realizes after that encounter that Leon, a lion shifter and Protector, is the one for her. Unfortunately, her actions cause Leon to not want to have anything to do with her.

Leon grew up with Rebecca and was more of a big brother than anything else. It is only when they meet again after years apart that they realize their feelings have changed. Leon is so hurt by Rebecca that he changes and is just interested in appeasing his sexual appetites. Like her father, he is into a BDSM lifestyle. I felt Leon was too judgmental and unforgiving. Rebecca was young and made a bad decision but if he really loved her so much I would have thought he would have fought harder to make it work. I didn't feel their connection as much as I did that of her parents in the earlier book. I really wanted to love them together but felt Leon was too interested in being in control and not enough focused on loving and supporting Rebecca.

Rebecca represents the best qualities of her parents and I was pleased to have the opportunity to see her grow into her potential. I am not a big fan of BDSM but it was more mild in this book than in some. For me, it was more Leo's desire to dominate and control outside the bedroom that distanced me from the story. He is so rigid in his beliefs that he doesn't know how to compromise. Neverthelesss, I enjoyed the story and would be interested in reading more books in the series.
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