It’s time for some hot, tortured alpha shapeshifter action today with Juliana Stone’s His Darkest Salvation. This was a don’t-want-to-put-down read…so read on.
THE OFFICIAL BLURB: In a world on the brink of chaos, passion and vengeance collide… After six months in hell, Julian Castille has returned to the world a changed man—no longer the calm, powerful CEO, but a shifter fully embraced by the blood of his clan. Julian has one goal: find the key to the portal that stands between the human realm and unprecedented darkness, in order to win back the pieces of his soul. The last thing he needs is a distraction like the beautiful, enigmatic Jaden DaCosta. Three years ago, a forbidden night of passion left Jaden forever altered: mated to Julian Castille—bound to a man who despises her. But the temptation to trust this darker, more savage—and more captivating—Julian is overwhelming. And as they fight for their immortal souls, their insatiable desire for each other may prove their fatal undoing.
MY THOUGHTS: I have to admit here that this is the third in the Jaguar Warriors series but it’s the first one I’ve read…however, it won’t be the last. It has my favorite elements in a paranormal romance—tortured alpha hero with innate distrust of heroine, tough heroine with innate distrust of alpha male hero, and a good urban fantasylike story line that enhances and challenges the romance rather than taking a backseat.
So yep, this one is easy to get hooked on without having read the first two in the series but I must go back and read them now because I think it would make me appreciate Julian Castille so much more to understand what all he’s been through before this story picks up. So if you win this contest and decide you want the first in the series, that’s cool.
I also haven’t read a lot of big cat shifter books, so this was an interesting new world for me. Jaden DaCosta (who has one nasty SOB for a rich daddy) is a complex blend of fierce fighter and the girl who’s always trying to prove herself worthy of daddy’s respect and yet knowing it’s not anything she’ll ever get.
Julian has literally been to hell and back—and what more urgent goal can a man have than retrieving the pieces of his soul that have literally been taken from him?
The stakes are high, the pace is fast. Great read.
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