Title: Primal Desire, 2nd edition
Series: Children of Shairobi, #1
Author: Lupa Garneau
Genre: Fantasy and Fairytales
Length: Novel (180 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (November 21st, 2014) Available for early download
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75Hearts
Blurb: Cole never thought he’d find himself in those he was running from… Until he met Nexhan, clan leader of a legendary shifter race.
After a century of vengeance, Nexhan, clan leader of the Rune Fang, returns home to find his people teetering on the edge of extinction. Still plagued by his past and his sense of failure, he has closed himself off from even his closest friend. He is desperate to return to the shifter way of life, but doesn’t know how to cope with the death of his family and his lover.
Cole is the typical outcast—clumsy, quiet, and angry. After years of disappointing his parents with his inability to master his cougar’s predatory skills, he runs from the pressure to mate a female who he’s unable to love, but he never expected to end up living among the saber-toothed cats. Heck, he didn’t even know they still existed. Embarrassed by his lack of skills, he retreats into himself, quietly nursing his pain.
A chance meeting in the forest leads Cole to accept Nexhan’s help and companionship, but he never imagined he’d trust the male with his deepest secrets. Nexhan vows it’s just sex, but the cougar intrigues him like nothing and no one before. Can he move on and finally lay to rest his troubled past?
Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.
Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/primal-desire
Review: Cole, a Cougar Shifter, ran from his family when they wanted him to marry a female and he ends up with the Rune Fang clan. Cole knows he’s different but doesn’t understand how the magic so to speak inside him. He knows he’s a klutz and clumsy. He wants to tell his family he prefers men but is scared of their reaction. He meets the sexy clan leader one day while practicing how to pounce on his prey.
Nexhan, clan leader of the Rune Fang, returns after being gone for hundreds of years out of guilt and sorrow for what happened in the past. He comes upon a cute cougar shifter trying to pounce on his prey. Sparks fly immediately but the cougar shies away from the magnificent beast. But can Nexhan let go of the past in order to begin living in the now and future.
There were so many fascinating descriptions of meanings to the history of the clan that is told throughout the story as well as the beautiful descriptions of the forest where the clan lives. It seemed, as I was there watching things play out as it happened. There was a lot of drama throughout as well as danger when Kaga appear to attack members of the clan. Nexhan and Cole needed each other more than they knew. One to help let go off the past and love again the other to see that he is more than what he’s always thought.
Well written with hot sex scenes between Nexhan and Cole throughout the story. I am looking forward to the next book to see what happens next. Good read.