Series: Gemini Island Shifters

PREDATOR’S CLAIM by Rosanna Leo

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PREDATOR’S CLAIM by Rosanna LeoPredator's Claim by Rosanna Leo
Series: Gemini Island Shifters #4
Published by Liquid Silver Books Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo

Bart Cairo has lusted for and then loved Charlotte Moffatt.  Until recently Charlotte worked at the same Ursa Fishing Lodge on Gemini Island that he does.  Now Bart has been going slowly insane with Charlotte gone finishing her degree believing he has lost his mate forever.  But it seems Bart will be busier than ever with all the things that will need his attention in the immediate future: his job as head of security at the lodge,  his crazy family is showing up for a family reunion and Charlotte is coming back to work for a few weeks to work on her newest job.  Bart is determined that this time he will have his mate no matter what else needs his attention.

 

Charlotte not only gained her degree in quick time but also was given the job as an adjunct professor – something that just never happens.  Knowing she needs to prepare for the new job, she arranges to go back to the lodge to see old friends and get ready for the new school year.  Coming back to the Island also means seeing the one man who drives her crazy in more than one way.  Hoping to not give into her lust for Bart, Charlotte is bringing her latest lover with her but is this the wisest move?

 

Bart is furious when he sees Charlotte and the male step off the boat and yet not even that stops him for wanting Charlotte until he has trouble controlling his wolf.  All of this just as his family descends on the island.  Bart is about to get an even bigger shock – his father is stepping down as alpha of their pack and Bart is being put in his place.  Bart might not think he is the best person to be alpha but even Charlotte knows that Bart will be the best alpha ever – they just have to convince him of it.  Just as Charlotte and Bart discover that their lust might have been a deep seated love and that they really are true mates, danger comes to the island and Bart’s family.  It seems that not all members of the pack are happy with both the old and new alphas.  Bart isn’t about to let anyone harm his immediate family members or his mate – even if it means fighting a member of his pack.

 

It will take the perfect combination of love and trust to bring a certain free spirit and a dour security chief together in Predator’s Claim.  Charlotte had no intentions to ever becoming mated and settling down, yet Bart had known for years that his mate was living on the same small island as him.  I had to cheer for Bart because he seemed like such an underdog, yet once he decided his course of action there was no stopping him from claiming Charlotte as his own.  I also loved how Charlotte became Bart’s biggest cheerleader once she accepted what had always been right in front of her.  The danger seemed to come from several areas at once and when all the answers came out, I learned why.  I wasn’t surprised at all that Bart and Charlotte proved they were a true team as they conquered all the evil coming their way.  Predator’s Claim is a suspense filled story with the perfect touch of humor, passion and friendship that shows just why fate is always right.

PREDATOR’S REFUGE by Rosanna Leo

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PREDATOR’S REFUGE by Rosanna LeoPredator's Refuge by Rosanna Leo
Series: Gemini Island Shifters #3
Published by Liquid Silver Books Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo

Marci Lennox is a Lynx shifter with a serious problem.  Her Lynx is in the mood to mate and is getting pretty fiesty about it, while Marci just wants to do her job at Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort the best she can.  That does not mean thinking any new unattached male is a possible mate and that she should try them out.  When Marci is given the chance to become the assistant manager at the lodge if she runs it successfully while her boss is on vacation, Marci is more than up for the job.  That is until she meets the sexy new hire.

 

Anton Gaspar, a tiger shifter, is hoping to start a new life far away from his homeland and family responsibilities.  The new job doesn’t start off well when Anton mistakes Marci for just a worker and not his temporary boss when he arrives at the Ursa.  To top that off Anton can’t ignore the wonderfully seductive scent coming from Marci.  She is in heat and only Anton’s strong control is keeping him from answering that call.

 

Marci and Anton are able to work together and ignore the unspoken subcurrents that are traveling back and forth between them until strange attacks on the women at the lodge start happening.  Now Marci is pulling in all the help she can to find out what is going on and to protect both the workers and the resort guests and Anton is a huge help.  Suspicions are running rampant as the attacks continue and a serious case of jealousy are all dividing Marci’s attention just when she needs to be on her game.  Just when Anton and Marci finally give into their passions, a piece of Anton’s past shows up at the lodge.  Tensions are really high as Marci and Anton finally put all the clues together and discover just what a twisted mind is behind the attacks.  But have they discovered the answer fast enough to keep everyone safe?

 

Love found at a hunting lodge is not the only thing that keeps Marci and Anton sparking in Predator’s Refuge.  I knew that Marci was in a difficult position in her life after the last book in this series.  I really liked how hard Marci fought her inner Lynx to try and keep her heat from affecting those around her.  To me it showed just how strong and principled a woman she was, but I also loved that she knew when to accept what she felt between her and Anton.  Anton’s past horrified me as I learned all he had gone through during his life to try and protect people weaker than him.  Watching as Marci and Anton battled to keep those at the lodge safe and discover just who was behind the attacks showed me that this is one powerful couple.  Now that I know what their future is going to be, this combined strength will be a help as they go forward.  Marci and Anton’s lives were totally changed just as they discovered each other and their love.  Predator’s Refuge is fully of suspense and smoldering passions that explode in more than one way by the time the final page is turned.  A great continuation of a series I am coming to love.

PREDATOR’S SERENADE by Rosanna Leo

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PREDATOR’S SERENADE by Rosanna LeoPredator's Serenade by Rosanna Leo
Series: Gemini Island Shifters #2
Published by Liquid Silver Books on 2013-08-12
Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo

He’s a rock star shifter on a mission of mercy, she's a mother who will do anything for her child. Can a famed playboy find love with a soccer mom? You’ll be singing the praises of Rosanna Leo’s passionate, new romance, Predator’s Serenade, Book 2 of the Gemini Island Shifters series.There are three things that make bear shifter Soren Snow’s skin crawl: mothers, their children, and the great outdoors. Soren is a famed musician and playboy, and he would rather spend his days pressing the flesh with the women in his fan club than developing meaningful relationships. When his brother calls in a favor, forcing Soren to revisit the Ursa Fishing Lodge in Northern Ontario, he couldn’t be more displeased. However, he owes his brother big time.Gioia Clementine would rather not meet Soren, her drummer son’s rock idol. But when tragedy strikes her home, it seems the only one the boy might respond to is Soren. Gioia begrudgingly agrees to let her son meet him, hoping the rock star won’t turn her tween into a musical misogynist.When Gioia and Soren meet, the sexual chemistry threatens to set the Ontario woodland ablaze. Can these two opposites find a common ground? And can they manage to resolve their unwanted feelings, even when a mysterious stranger arrives at the lodge, threatening everything? Content Notes: Spicy

Gioia Clementine has arrived at a shifter’s resort/camp believing it is her last hope to stop the isolation that her son has been quickly placing himself in. With her mate and the father of her son dead, Gioia has come hoping that the resort’s owner can find a way to break through the wall her son has raised. But when she learns just how he wants to do it, Gioia is unsure she wants to bring in a playboy.

Soren Snow is an internationally renowned musician and a playboy by choice. He is also a polar bear shifter. When Soren receives a call from his brother about a troubled boy he is working with who idolizes him, Soren can’t say no to coming to the isolated resort in Northern Ontario, even if the great outdoors is definitely not his thing. Imagine his surprise at his shifter’s self instant reaction to the boy’s mother. Mating is the last thing on Soren’s to do list.

Gioia is surprised by the real man that Soren is and how he gives so much to her son. She would even give a second chance to a playboy for the smiles he brings out of her son. As the days go by, Gioia finds herself drawn more and more to Soren with an intense attraction. Just as a break through comes in both her son’s acceptance of his past and the passion that has flamed between Gioia and Soren – a new arrival to the resort blows everything up. When the smoke clears will Gioia and Soren have a clear chance to achieve the future that awaits them? And will her son be able to accept the relationship between his idol and his mother?

A desperate mother and a playboy musician join to help a troubled boy with the result being a true love that will encompass all three of them. Gioia and Soren find that love in Predator’s Serenade. I would have never guessed that Soren would drop everything and return to the fishing camp/resort in the great outdoors. And yet he instantly stepped up once he met Gioia and her son. Gioia wasn’t really looking for a new relationship when she arrived at the fishing camp/resort but once she met Soren passion was immediate. I watched as Soren quickly grew from being a playboy without a care into a man who wanted the responsibility of having a mate and her son. When the surprise person came in to their relationship, I thought that would be the worse hurdle they would have to overcome but I was wrong. The worse threat was different entirely. I loved when Soren gave Gioia her greatest joy and how he did it. What a way to proclaim your love. Predator’s Serenade combines passion with suspense with twists of humor and a young boy’s trust.

PREDATOR’S KISS by Rosanna Leo

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PREDATOR’S KISS by Rosanna LeoPredator's Kiss by Rosanna Leo
Series: Gemini Island Shifters #1
Published by Liquid Silver Books on 2013-05-20
Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo

Rosanna Leo weaves a fun, exhilarating tale in Book 1 of her new Gemini Island Shifters series. Thrills, suspense, and humor abound when a rock star brother, stalkers, and a sexy erotica author descend on one ornery bear shifter. Find out for yourself what happens when events conspire to awaken the bear! Bear shifter Ryland Snow just wants peace. The peace and quiet afforded him at his woodsy retreat, the Ursa Fishing Lodge. As owner of the lodge, Ryland enjoys the tranquil life he’s created among his fellow shifters. He lives to maintain a safe haven for them, away from meddlesome human eyes. When his rock star brother arrives, bringing trouble in the form of a possible hit man, Ryland is incensed. He’s been cleaning up Soren’s messes as long as he can remember, and is tired of his brother’s lecherous exploits. Things go from bad to worse when Lia Goodblood stumbles upon Ryland and his lodge. Yes, the reclusive erotica author is easy on the eyes, but the human woman is more trouble than she’s worth. To say nothing of her bizarre fear of furry creatures. Ryland determines to rid himself of her presence. But when he learns she’s on the run from a crazed fan, Ryland’s protective bear instincts flare. And the bear won’t be denied. Content Notes: Paranormal, Shifters, Contemporary, Spicy

Lia Goodblood is an erotic writer who likes to keep things on the down low and out of the limelight.  But lately she has been put on her heels by a stalker who won’t give up and a reporter who is more concerned by getting the picture than privacy.  Forced out of her home, Lia stumbles on a ferry taking people to a small private island that has an unknown resort on it.  Lia grabs at this lifeline and stumbles in to a world she never imagined could exist.

Ryland Snow is a bear shifter and has devoted his life to having a place where shifters of all sorts could come and be themselves without worry.  His resort, Ursa Fishing Lodge, is just that place where shifter families come to enjoy and relax without needing to worry about revealing anything they shouldn’t.  When Ryland learns that his rock star brother is about to descend on the lodge, he wonders what type of trouble is coming with him because it’s always something.

Lia walks towards the lodging she sees and trips over two men fighting and can’t believe her eyes when they change into huge bears in front of her.  What is going on?  When Ryland realizes a human just stumbled on to his island and saw him and his brother shift, he immediately starts damage control and plots how to get Lia off the island ASAP.  That is until he learns why she came to the island in the first place and then realizes that every instinct he has is saying Lia is his to keep.  A quick turn of events has Ryland wondering if he can find a way to keep Lia safe and away from his brother, while showing her that bears can be cuddly too.  After having her world seriously shaken, Lia is more amazed at the passion she feels for Ryland than scared to learn that there are people who can shift into animals at will.   Ryland and Lia learn that the biggest hurdle to get over is one that Ryland is just the bear to help Lia over it.  Everyone on the island learns just how protective a human can be when those Lia is running from suddenly appear.

Take one tough bear with smushy insides and add one erotic writer with a huge imagination, add in some fireworks, a touch of humor and creepy interruptions and the result is one hot journey into passion.  Predator’s Kiss showed Ryland that it didn’t have to be shifters only when it came to love.  I thought it was great how well Lia did when confronted with the reality of shifters and the great approach that Ryland took to overcome her fears.  I had to laugh a few times as Ryland’s brother tried to “help” him see what was really happening.  I loved the way that Lia stood up to what had been chasing her and was so protective of Ryland and the other shifters.  Predator’s Kiss is a light hearted look at what can happen when the spotlight of fame targets private individuals with the perfect touch of passion and suspense to round it out.

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