Friday, May 1, 2015

Review: Lion’s Share by Rachel Vincent

Publication Date: 2/23/2015

Series: Wildcats #1
Rating: 5 Stars

Official Blurb:

Abby Wade has a dangerous secret.

Two months ago, she disobeyed an order, but instead of kicking her out of the Pride, Jace offered her a job. Since then, she’s been battling a completely inappropriate crush on the young, hot Alpha. But when accepting his job offer seems like the only way to keep her skeletons safely in their closet, Abby doesn’t hesitate. 

Jace Hammond has a big problem.

A rogue is slaughtering humans in his territory, and he must eliminate the threat before the entire shifter species is exposed. There could not be a worse time for Abby to accept a job he only offered as a boost to her confidence. Abby is smart, beautiful, and resilient—more than enough to distract any man from the mission. Unfortunately, she may just be the worst enforcer ever to hold the title. 

As they hunt the killer, Abby’s secret becomes a threat to Jace’s authority and to her own life. But the real danger is the grip she has on his twice-shy heart.

There are no words to describe my emotional outburst when I saw that Rachel Vincent was continuing her Shifter’s series with an independent published Wildcats series. The Shifter Series was the very first books I had ever read by Vincent. It was literally my first series binge read. I had such a book hangover after I devoured the 6 books in the series that I hoped that she’d pick up the story in more books down the line. I GOT MY WISH!

While the wildcat series focuses on another kickass Tabby, Abby Wade, many familiar characters make appearances including Faythe and Marc. Yet for me as a Shifter’s fan, the best part about this debut series novel was the sheer fact that Jace was still a main character. While I was team Marc in the Shifters books all the way, I couldn’t help, but feel that I needed a conclusion to Jace’s story. His rise to alpha-dom was far from conventional I knew there was more to his story. Vincent gives us a delicious preview as to what’s to come with Jace that Shifters man will devour.

Abby Wade is much like Faythe. She’s been hunted her entire life being a rare tabby in the shifter world. These tabbies are prized possessions and they should be treated as such. But, with rarity, comes the need to seize opportunities and claim these tabbies for themselves. Faythe and Abby both have been held captive only to escape. Abby has had to work through her nightmares and pain of her imprisonment. She has issues with being touched by a male even with her fiancé of four years. She bought herself some time before she became the baby making machine for her pride with going to college, but times up. Abby comes back from college deeply hidden secrets as well as indecision about her marriage. To say the least Abby is a mess.

As you can probably tell from my excitement over this book at the beginning of the review, I loved Lion’s Share. Vincent has delivered with dynamic new and old characters for the series. The will they/won’t they romance factor was handled in the very first book which I will admit I liked with the main plot of the series. By doing this, the future books can focus more on the Lion’s Den more than the romance drama.  I would highly recommend this book for any Rachel Vincent fan or paranormal book lover. I would suggest at least reading the prequel novella Hunt before starting if you have not read the Shifter Series Books. 

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