Title: Pride and Joey (Feral)
Author: Devon Rhodes
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Genre(s): Cougar and lion shifter romance, mystery/suspense
Page Count: 64 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Vance thought his pride meant everything to him…until fate sent Joey into his lair and into his heart.Vance grew up the odd one out in a macho and very insular pride of lion shifters. Differences like enjoying the cool fall weather are bad enough-his pridemates would kill him if they learned he was gay. Still, his pride is all he knows. He’d never even met a shifter of another type…until he discovers an unconscious cougar male in his lair.Joey is on the run and wants to keep Vance at arm s length, especially since someone very close to the lion is the root of all his troubles. But there is something irresistible about Vance, something which has Joey wanting more than he ever dared to dream.When their lives are threatened, Joey must choose whether to sacrifice himself, or try to live and keep Vance close…for the very short remainder of his life.”
This is a new series as far as I can tell and I have to say that I was thoroughly engrossed in it. From the very first page all the way to the last I could not put it down.
Joey is a cougar shifter that is a loner by nature. For he past year he has known that he was sick and would probably not live much longer. The thing he did not know was he was being targeted, followed, and was about to be kidnapped. Joey has no reason why he has been abducted, much less by lion shifters. But he does know that the first opportunity that he gets he will be trying to escape.
And escape Joey did. He just never intended to end up in his mates cave. And he never anticipated his mate being a lion shifter and kin to the lions that kidnapped him. But as with all mates, Joey and Vance could not resist each other and they could not resist claiming each other either. Which also happens to be the last thing that Joey wanted due to his illness and his upcoming demise. Not to mention the kidnappers are still at large and no one including his mate Vance or Vances best friend and next in line to be the alpha, Brandy have the answers to why Joey was kidnapped in the first place.
This book may have been a short read but being short did not take anything away from the read. Everything was fast paced and did not have any kind of loll while reading it. It was full of mystery and at some points it was full of sadness and anger. There was also happiness and love which is what truly makes a book wonderful…… Many different emotions that the reader can feel right along with the characters.
I am excited to read the next book in the series which happens to be about Brady. The anticipation of it will make the wait hard. But nonetheless I cannot wait!!!