Leopard People, Book #12
By Christine Feehan
Author’s website: christinefeehan(.)com
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It will take more than desire to tame the animal within in this Leopard novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.
Leopard shifter Sevastyan Amurov has an anger inside of him that burns so hot it’s almost impossible to control. His barely leashed rage relentlessly threatens to break free, until he meets a woman who soothes his restless soul.
Sevastyan wants Flambe Carver with every breath. He’s determined that the fiery-haired woman will want to be his completely. But his would-be mate comes with strings attached–a relentless stalker who intends to claim her for his own.
They barely know each other, but with a very real threat looming just out of reach, Sevastyan takes Flambe under his protection. And as their connection grows, the embers of desire sparking between them soon burst into an inferno that will consume them both.
I liked Leopard’s Rage, it was a good continuation of the series and the history of the Amurov men.
Leopard’s Rage was exciting and a little bit mysterious. Sevastyan is somewhat similar to his cousins in personality but it was still a different mating story with him. It was fun to read, but most of all the Amurov, not knowing how to have relationships with other people or read relationships queues.
I liked the character of Flambe. I liked that all the female characters have their own jobs outside the family business even before meeting their mates. In this case, I liked that Flambe’s company was landscaping and creating gardens, which had meaning for leopard shifters and helped create their homes and lairs.
Little by little, we have seen the Amurov cousins take their fathers down and cement their lives in this new region. We finally read about the death of Sevastyan’s father and how it may be the last of the Amurov’s lair in Russia. They may find some type of peace and tranquility for a while until the next mobster or family attacks them.
From time to time, we meet new male shifters that are not evil and have some dealings with the group. This time we meet Cain Dufort and his secret sex club. I can see that we may have his story later on and he could meet his mate in the future.
Leopard’s Rage may be the first book that author Christen Feehan adds the theme of BDSM in her stories. It’s an interesting change to the narrative and the romance between the main characters, which makes it nice how Feehan blends their sex life with their background.
In the previous books in the series, Feehan has tried to make each female character different from the previous one, and in Leopard’s Rage, I liked how Flambe shifting and mating was different. It was interesting to learn about a different type of leopard and how the genetic complication affected Flambe and those like her. It would be great to meet other shifters like her in the future and be the main protagonist of their books. If you are a fan of Christen Feehan and her Leopard People series, then I recommend you, Leopard’s Rage. In this story, accepting the offer of mating for protection might not always be the best choice, but for these two lovers, it might be the best, if they manage to understand each other.