Called on a dangerous assignment, leopard shifter Conner Vega returns to the Panama rain forest of his homeland, looking every bit the civilized male. But as a member of the most lethal of the shifter tribes, he doesn’t have a civilized bone in his body. He carries the scent of a wild animal in its prime, he bears the soul-crushing sins of past kills and he’s branded with the scars of shame inflicted by the woman he betrayed.
Isabeau Chandler is a Borneo shifter who’s never forgiven Conner–or forgotten him. The mating urge is still with her, and when she crossed Conner’s path, passions burn like wildfire. But as Conner’s mission draws Isabeau closer, another betrayal lies waiting in the shadows–and it’s the most perilous and intimate one of all. (from Goodreads)
It took me an entire week to read this book, not because it was slow, but because life kept interfering. I really thought the Christine Feehan’s leopard and jaguar series were related if not actually the same series. They are totally separate however. I re-read this series because her new Carpathian book features a jaguar that has shown up in a previous book. I thought it was one of these.
Anyway, this was the most heart wrenching of the leopard series. Isabeau’s and Conner’s initial relationship ended in betrayal. When they do meet again, it looks like he is going to betray her again. Another male leopard is involved who Isabeau’s leopard finds enticing, much to everyone’s detriment.
I enjoyed this book and I ended up liking Conner. The book I really want though is Drake’s who is only mentioned in passing in this one. Maybe next time.