Saturday, May 25, 2013

Review: Temptation Rising by A.C. Arthur

Temptation Rising (The Shadow Shifters, #1)Temptation Rising by A.C. Arthur
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Synopsis: They live in the shadows—part man, part animal—hiding their true nature while defending the human race from the most savage of their kind…
Washington D.C. police officer Kalina Harper still dreams about that night, two years ago, when a huge cat-like creature saved her from a crazed attacker. Although she kept the truth to herself, Kalina can never forget the ferocious strength of the beast’s fangs and claws—or the raw animal hunger in its eyes. Until she meets Roman Reynolds…
Powerful, passionate, and impossible to resist, they are the Shadow Shifters…
Muscular, magnetic, and all man, Roman is a high-powered attorney with a predatory smile and seductive charm. He is also a criminal suspect with suspicious connections to the Amazon jungle. But when Kalina discovers that Roman is linked to a secret race of shapeshifting jaguars—who hunt down maneaters—she is forced to put her trust in a man who unleashes her wildest fantasies and fears. A fierce creature of the night whose nature is to protect his female at any cost...

I like the YA series (under name Artist Arthur) done by author and if you have yet to read the Mystyx series you should, any who I enjoyed the series so when she came out with this adult series I knew I was going to check it out but it turned out that I was not as much a fan of this one as the YA series but still overall I enjoyed it. This world of Shapeshifters, sorry Shadow Shifters, that she created and from page one your immediately pulled in but it's not something that stands out and sets itself apart from other shifter novels. The book is told through both Kalina and Roman perspectives with a few of the secondary characters povs as well, the pace was steady until the end in which I felt overwhelmed with all the revelations hitting me at the same time and I wish it was more of a explanation in certain situations like why Kalina smell incite a riot to what it seems majority of the male shadow shifters and a certain someonethat is so strung on her.I like the dynamic between Roman and Kalina, they suited each other well and the chemistry was undeniable even though they tried their hardest to do just that. Now even though this book was a okay start to series, I probably won't be in a rush to get the next book but the story line is interesting enough to make me want to read more.