Author: Moira Rogers
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: eNovella, 77 pgs
Release Date: June 21, 2011
His duty...her pleasure.
…and the Beast, Book 2
After three years at war, Ennon bears the burden of seeing the High Lord’s vast armies home. Keeping thousands of fiercely independent lions in line isn’t easy. When his soldiers discover a beautiful, royal female hidden beneath an illusion spell, the lure of her inheritance threatens the order of his camp.
The men of her family protected Kisri, until the war stole them away. Tired of defending herself from greedy suitors, she’s in search of her only remaining male relative. Instead she finds Ennon, her cousin’s most dangerous warrior. Perhaps the only man in the kingdom who has no interest in claiming her birthright. Which makes him unique…and tempting.
Delivering Kisri to his High Lord’s side—while keeping his distance—is Ennon’s one and only duty. Yet Kisri’s untutored advances crack his formidable resistance. And she proves to be a dangerously adept student. Especially when their passion wakes a magic beyond their control…
Warning: This story contains a dangerous shapeshifter warlord, a lioness with a sword, innocent passion, sexual awakenings and a happily-ever-after worthy of any fairy tale.
This second eNovella in Rogers' ...and the Beast paranormal romance series is a steamy and delightful story which I read in one sitting. The blurb states, "dangerous shapeshifter warlord, a lioness with a sword, innocent passion, sexual awakenings and a happily-ever-after worthy of any fairy tale" to which I will add in a cousin who is royalty.
Kirsi, the female lead, is a shapeshifting lioness and "cousin of the High Lord of the Plains". She is an innocent in the ways of love and sex but not in the ways of the world. Kirsi is a strong willed character who describes herself playfully as a "spoiled royal brat" but in reality nothing could be farther from the truth. She thinks Ennon will make a "fitting tutor in the arts of pleasure".
The male lead, Ennon, First Warlord of the Plains, is very drawn to Kirsi but knows that Malrion would be most displeased, maybe even kill him, if anything happened to his cousin while in Ennon's care, much less if he touches her.
There is a priceless line in the story, “Or are you so well-endowed you fear my virgin nerves will shatter and I’ll flee into the woods?” You'll have to read the rest to find out the response.
Even as short as this story is (only about 50 pages), the characters are well developed and the plot catches your attention from the very beginning. And even though it is part of a series, it is very much a stand alone story.
The only thing I did not like about this story is that it was so short - I want more Kirsi and Ennon! (Hint! Hint!
Paranormal romance and shapeshifter genre fans will adore this story.
At the end of the eNovella, you will find an excerpt from the first in this series, Sabine as well as excerpts from The Seven Year Witch by Jodi Redford and Primal Pleasure by Sydney Somers.