Leopard People, Book #10
by Christine Feehan
Author’s website: www(.)christinefeehan(.)com
Timur Amurov has one purpose in life: protect his family at all costs. With lethal skills honed from a violent upbringing, Timur is a leopard shifter who sees any newcomers as possible threats–and the petite blond barista who his sister-in-law, Evangeline, has hired to work in her bakery is definitely hiding something. While Timur still needs to determine if Ashe is an enemy, he does know that she is the only woman whose presence has ever truly calmed the beast roaring inside of him.
Ashe Bronte is well aware she has a type: sexy, gorgeous and dangerous as hell. Despite the fact that Timur is all those things and more, Ashe is in San Antonio for reasons that do not involve getting wild with a ruthless leopard–and she cannot afford to make any mistakes. But Timur has ignited something deep within her, and even though she knows she should keep her distance, every move he makes has her craving a taste…
Leopard’s Run starts with Timur Amurov, brother to Fyodor Amurov from Leopard’s Fury, as he is walking into Evangeline’s bakery, Fyodor’s wife, and learns that she has hired a new barista without telling him even though he is the chief of security for Fyodor. Timur is not happy giving that there is a hit on Fyodor and family and he should know everything that is happening in their life, so the new employee is an enigma for him. The new barista is Ashe Bronte, she is a young woman that needs a job and a place to stay for a while and when she saw Fyodor and Evangeline’s wedding announcement she knew where to find her friend and ask for help.
Giving that Fyodor, Timur and their cousin Gorya are no longer using their fake names, their Uncles in Europe are planning revenge attacks against them for killing their brother, Fyodor and Timur’s father. At any moment they could be attacked but the new barista is taking all of Timur’s concentration after he learns that she is also a leopard, even worse his own leopard has noticed that Ashe is their mate. Ashe knows that she can’t stay for a long time in one place, she is also being hunted and must stay on the move, but meeting Timur and being close to Evangeline is making it hard for her to move on.
As the first attack against them comes, Timur has to make Ashe understand that their relationship is meant to be and there won’t be anyone else for them, together they are stronger and happy.
I liked Leopard’s Run, the story is packed with action, romance, and mystery. In this book in the Leopard People series, we meet Ashe Bronte, who by far was my favorite character in the story, and we see again Timur Amurov who finally finds his mate that will help him keep his sanity. I liked Ashe and her past, all women in the series seem to have a strong background that helps them stay alive, but I think that Ashe was more prepared than others, and I liked one of her fight scenes.
I really liked when we see characters from the previous series, it is nice to read about them and how they are doing after the events of their own books. I liked that the wives of the crime bosses are now friends and help each other to accept their husband’s positive crime life.
Evangeline’s family is interesting, it was nice to see her brothers again in this story, but her father and uncle were a different story. I hope we can see her brothers as the main characters in their books and find their mates.
I feel that the narrative is getting a little repetitive, the story is following the same pattern for some time and we mostly see them fight another crime boss or lackey of theirs. What I like from Leopard’s Run was that it introduces that some female leopards can calm other male leopards apart from their own mates, helping them keep their sanity while they find their mates.
If you are a fan of Christine Feehan and her work such as the Leopard People series, then I recommend you, Leopard’s Run. In this book, a woman who is running towards enemy lines to find her parents’ killers, finds safety and love in a bakery guarded by a man that could be her salvation.
*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*