My rating: 4 of 5 flames
You know what’s really cool about this story? The heroine is a rainbow chameleon. It seems that most shifter paranormals have predators only-wolves, dragons, big cats, etc. Sometimes it’s neat to have a bit more diversity.
I loved the hero, but I’ve noticed Ms. Harrison has a tendency of writing great heroes.
The heroine is sweet and shy, and in a whole lot of danger without even realizing it. Her best friend is murdered and Alice finds the body. A wyr cop is there but he’s just so…big. Alice is afraid the killer has come back and that he’ll find her. She has no idea the man in her friend’s room is really one of the good guys. But one thing she does know? He’s her mate. And she is scared out of her mind about that.
It took a lot of patience to win his mate, but Gideon went about it in a very interesting way. He was observant. He stays with her at her apartment that night, and he watches her, he does his best to appear non-threatening, and he puts her at ease. Meanwhile, shy Alice begins to trust her instincts about this man, and she relaxes around him.
I really loved this story. It was sweet, it was steamy, and it had a bit of a romantic suspense vibe.
I have to mention the tarot deck, though, since it seems to have a life of its own. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of those cards.