REVIEW: “RISKING THE WILD PLACES” by Shannon West

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TITLE: Risking the Wild Places
AUTHOR: Shannon West
SERIES: Mate of the Tyger Prince – book 3
PUBLISHER: Dark Hollows Press, LLC
GENRE: Paranormal
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 4.99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT:  226pages
RELEASE DATE: 15th August 2016

 

BLURB: Former Lycan general, Renard Dmitru, is the newly appointed Head of Law Enforcement on Lycanus, trying his best to clean up an illegal love slave operation on one of his planet’s moons. He has set up a sting operation to capture the slavers and put them all in jail for a very long time. But now that the long war between the Axis and the Alliance has ended, Prince Anarr of Tygeria has time on his hands and nothing much to do except train for battles that may never come. He dreams of adventure and longs to leave his boring life behind.  When he gets the chance to go on a rescue mission, he jumps at it, and lands in hot water when he’s mistakenly arrested for illegal slavery.

As General Dmitru fights an overwhelming attraction to the young prince, he accidentally compromises the innocent, sheltered young royal and soon discovers he has to make things right with the young man’s father, King Davos of Tygeria. Not to mention placating his furious mate, the royal consort Blake. Add in a gloomy, decaying settlement on a deserted moon, creepy, dark subterranean passages, ghostly apparitions, heroes, romance, and even a damsel in distress, and it’s a recipe for the most rousing adventure of the series yet!

 

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Shannon West was on top of her game for this one, my own inner tiger was roaring in delight and well sated, it was that tasty that I devoured it in one sitting, the whole book worked for me on so many levels, I lost count.

The war is over, the Axis Army claimed victory over the Alliance which is something Lycan General Renard Dmitru, finds hard to swallow, the Tygerian’s will always be a thorn in his side, he really resents them, nearly as much as his family’s “mating” curse.  Of course, him being adopted by Nickolai Ballenescu and Prince Jagger means that the curse is not relevant to him as he is not of their direct blood line, so when he meets a Tygerian trying to buy a young child for nefarious reasons at an illegal auction, it’s just lust that hits him, nothing else, which will be easy to dismiss as he’s not only the enemy but a scum criminal as well!

Prince Anarr of Tygeria has spent his life so far, training for battle but the war is over and he feels lost without a cause, when an opportunity arises for him to save a young boy being sold at an illegal auction, he jumps at the chance.  He can prove to his father, King Davros that he is worthy of being a Crown Prince, what could possibly go wrong?

Well everything.  The no-nonsense Renard finds that he is not as immuned  to the curse as he first thought and Prince Anarr, of the dominant Tygerian race finds that though he has a strong and dominant personality, giving up control in the bedroom is easier than he thought but getting Renard to have not only his child but becoming his Omak as well?…. might not be as easy.

Meanwhile, the Royal Consort Blake is so distraught and can’t think properly when he believes one of his beloved children is missing but even when totally flustered, Blake with his razor sharpe mind, never misses an opportunity where his children are concerned, his pounces would make any tiger proud and pounce he did, poor Renard never stood a chance.  A little indiscretion between Renard and Anarr gives Blake the perfect opportunity for a Royal Wedding and the “Queen of Queens” (I love Blake) played his trump card and Renard and Anarr get married.

With Renard spending all his time resisting the mating bond, he, unlike Ms West, was not on top of his game and that allows a saboteur to strike with far reaching consequences and I gotta say, I certainly didn’t see that one coming – that was one hell of a shock (but great reading).

As you’ve most probably gathered by now, I loved it.  Not only did the author keep me on my toes, she presented a wonderful and enthralling storyline and with those sensuous, salacious, sexy sex scenes that were just dream worthy, I was in seventh heaven.  Though the third book of the series, this can be read very successfully as a stand alone, highly recommended.

5 “I risked it and loved it” stars from me.

 

 

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****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****

 

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