Lost Roar

Zenina Masters
Lost Roar
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Extasy Books
Release Date
January 2014
Book 12 of Shifting Crossroads
Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance

Nicia was at the fundamental lion compound and rescued from a life as guard beast for her family.
Her mother's family takes her in and helps her recover from the years of abuse.
Once she is recovered, she decides that it is time to seek out a mate, provided she could change her mind and come home if needed. With that agreement in place, she heads to the Crossroads.

Braxton has been watching for a mate, and while several women came close, it was the sombre lioness asking for directions that caught his attention. He wanted to make her smile, and when that became his primary pleasure, he knew he was in deep.

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Jan 16, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
157 people found the following review helpful
Crossroads is an extremely addictive series. Every time a new one comes out, I have to read it. Of all the installments, my favourite one so far is LOST ROAR. This one moved me the most.

Nicia is a survivor. She's a lioness who was kept as a guard beast with a painful metal choke collar staked outside her father's home. Her socialization to society outside of the cult she grew up in is difficult. She never learned how to be a child. She doesn't have much to smile about. After she's rescued by her mother's family, things are different. She becomes interested in looking for a mate. She does know she can't mate with a male lion, so where will she find him? Crossroads it is!

This story with a dark start is overlaid with a beautiful story of survival and making a difference. What is lovely about Nicia is that she is comfortable with who she is. She knows what she is and she sees no reason to be different. What is she? She's a strong huntress.

Ms. Masters does a lovely job in her character development here. Nicia is a character I can really admire. She's also funny in a twisted way, which amuses me to no end. For example, when Nicia is played by Braxton, an interested wolf shifter, she uses her claws on him to teach him a lesson. She draws blood.

Nicia stalked back to the Open Heart, greeted Teebie politely and licked the blood from her claws as she headed up the stairs. He didn't taste half bad. (p. 32)

This kind of writing appeals to me. Ms. Masters keeps me smiling throughout the story. Her little touches of how other prey shifters respond to Nicia's intense huntress vibe is hysterically funny. It also turns me on. A strong predatory female who possesses a strong sense of justice is extremely attractive.

The tale does move quite fast and there are details left out. Still, the overall story is so enjoyable. Between Nicia finding a mate, applying for a job and doling out a bit of justice, the reader will feel a sense of satisfaction. Nicia's accomplishments generates a feeling of rightness and that good won in this battle against evil. At the end of this story, I'm yearning for more.

Unfortunately, each story is a standalone so this is the one and only time readers will enjoy Nicia and Braxton's sexy hotness. This paranormal romance is for readers who love to hear a woman roar.
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