Lioness Hunting

Amber Morgan
Lioness Hunting
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Evernight Publishing
Release Date
June 2016
Book 2 of Malkin Ridge Shifters
Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery, Vamps & Shifters Romance

Lara Carey is settling back into life in Malkin Ridge with her two passionate lovers, Zane and Tate, and she's keen to prove that she belongs—both back in her old home and in her mates' bed. When a chance encounter with a teen tiger-shifter reveals the presence of a dangerous predator in town, Lara and her mates are forced to take action. With an innocent life at stake, can they hunt down this monster in time? And when the dust settles, will the trio be stronger for the experience?

Be Warned: menage sex (MMF), public exhibition

Book Review by LiaL (reviewer)
Aug 13, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
134 people found the following review helpful
Life seems to be headed in the right direction with two sexy lovers in her life. Lara is still adjusting to her new life with her old flame and the man that chose to be with them both. A new job leads to opportunities to learn about her new lover and save someone in need. Will she be able to open her heart to a new love?

This is the second book in the Malkin Ridge Shifters series. The author provides a very brief recap of the first book. I did not read it and was able to enjoy the story. It opens with Lara trying to come to terms with her new life. She has two lovers, Zane and Tate. She and Zane are shifters and were together but broke up due to his desire to be with men as well as her. He became involved with Tate during their breakup and they have now all agreed to be together. They have moved and Lara is trying to determine what kind of work she wants to do as well as how to become closer to Tate.

This is a very short story so there is not a lot of opportunity to really develop all three of the characters. As I did not read the first book, I do not know if that part spent more time on character development. This part of the story focused on Lara and Tate, and I really did not feel like I got to know Zane very well at all. Lara is a woman who has experienced a lot of changes in her life and the only constant has been her love for Zane. She is very devoted to him and was willing to open herself to a menage relationship in order to provide for his needs. At this juncture, she is really trying to determine how to make it work for her. She has desire for Tate but doesn't really know him well. Zane is what brought them together and she wants to have more than that tie to make a success of the relationship. Tate is a good man that works to help others in need. He is also a shifter and has had to give up his family when he made the decision to be with Zane.

For those who enjoy menage, there is very good chemistry among the characters. It is important to me to also feel like the characters have more than just a sexual connection. I did feel like the author developed a real relationship between Lara and Tate. It can be difficult to accomplish that kind of development in such a short book but the author was successful. It felt genuine and not contrived.

This second part of the Malkin Ridge Shifters series focuses on the relationship between Lara and Tate. They have been brought together by their lover, Zane, but not had a chance to really get to know one another. There is great chemistry among the characters and the sex scenes deliver the heat you want from a menage romance. When Lara and Tate begin to work together to help others, it gives them an opportunity to bond. I enjoyed the story and the characters but wish Zane was also given a chance to be really featured in the growing emotional connection rather than just the sexual connection. I would be interested in reading more stories featuring these characters and watching their relationship evolve.
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