Title: Primal Possession (Book 2 – Moon Shifter Series)
Author: Katie Reus
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Release Date: September 4, 2012
To protect her, he will unleash the beast within…
As his pack’s second-in-command, lupine shifter Liam Armstrong gives orders and takes what he wants—until he meets red-headed, blue-eyed December McIntyre. Liam knows the human beauty is his intended mate the moment he sees her, but December is far too strong-willed to accept his protection.
December, whose brother is the town sheriff, has every reason to mistrust shifters after one killed her youngest sibling. But the forceful and handsome Liam has gotten under her skin in a way she hadn’t thought possible, and the desire she feels for him is almost too much to bear.
When a radical hate group targets all humans known to sympathize with paranormal beings, December is attacked in her bookstore. Reluctantly, she turns to the only one who can help her: Liam. And he is going to take her to places within herself she never knew existed.
I absolutely loved this book. It was so entertaining from start to end. Katie Reus does a fabulous job of balancing the human / wolf side of her shifter stories. When you are reading her stories you feel like they really could happen. That is how real she makes it! Primal Possession had the right amount of mystery and suspense along with love and passion. I never felt like I wanted to skip over parts because I was ready to get past them. Sometimes books add unnecessary love scenes to spice it up or drag out the suspense to keep you hooked, but this story was balanced perfectly.
In this story we get to see Liam pursue December more aggressively. Liam is a very protective shifter and wants nothing more than to keep his intended mate safe. Because of his warrior/alpha status is it so instinctual for him to make decisions about December’s safety without asking her. This causes him more challenge since he is dealing with a very independent human. The shifter/human aspect was interesting to watch. So far in the series, I thought Liam and December’s relationship was the most fun to read about.
While that relationship was going on the Antiparanormal League (APL) was trying to rid the area of shifters. They tried using humans that were linked with shifters as bait. The Council sent in Jayce (one of their Enforcers) to check out the situation with the Armstrong pack and the APL. The fact that Jayce was the ex of December’s friend, Kat, only added to the story.
Katie does a great job writing several storylines in one book. I never felt lost, and was able to keep up with them all. There were some unexpected twists and turns to this story which made it fantastic from beginning to end. There are some very fun surprises along the way, too. She sets up her future books very well. I highly recommend this book and am looking forward to Mating Instinct next!
Reviewed by: Amy R.