Carlos Panterra is looking for a mate, a woman who will love and care for the young orphans he’s recently taken under his wing (or paw, as the case may be). When the shape shifter spies the beautiful Caitlyn, it’s like sunshine amidst the darkness. At last, he’s found the perfect woman, except…
Caitlyn Whelan is mortal. Worse, her father is the head of a CIA agency bent on hunting the undead. Still, Caitlyn knows that Carlos is the man for her, shape shifter or not. So she jumps at the chance when her sister offers her a job to work with him, determined to show Carlos their attraction is more than just animal magnetism. But danger lurks in the night, and their unleashed, untamed passion might just get them both killed… (from Goodreads)
This was not one of my favorites in the series, but I think that was because I was getting tired of reading them. I did have problems with Carlos’ determination to only mate with another full-blooded panther shifter. I understand that he was trying to save his species, but all that “nobility” can be hard to stomach.
There was some foreshadowing to indicate that he may not be as alone as he thinks. I certainly hope so.
Book ten, Vampire Mine, goes on sell March 29, 2011. We are finally going to get Conner’s story.