Michel doesn’t trust Dr. Chelsea Young. Why should he? She willingly worked as a researcher for the humans who were using Pantera as lab animals. Unfortunately, his suspicions haven’t kept his cat from becoming obsessed with the need to possess the beautiful female.
Chelsea is determined to atone for her youthful mistakes. Even if that means working with the aggravating Michel who refuses to believe she now wants to help the Pantera. Together they must overcome their mutual animosity to track down her former boss, Stanton Locke, before he can commit the ultimate betrayal.
Dark, damaged and definitely gorgeous, Striker is all about the mission. And when the mission’s over? The Hunter is out of there. That is, until one of Locke’s lab rats is forced on him—a beautiful, pained female who needs sex to survive.
The lovely Twelve was abducted and taken to the labs several years ago. Used for breeding, she was given drugs that make her irresistible to males. It was a hellish, lonely life. But she’s free now, and determined to discover the truth about her past. If only the road to that truth didn’t involve the heartless male she can’t stop herself from wanting.
Striker by Laura Wright is the second story in this book and it catches up with Twelve, one of those rescued from the lab, but the years of drugs and forced breeding have left her wild, facing madness and with no memories. Enter Striker, a male who has locked his heart away, and although he's happy to be on top of a female, he has no intention of ever having one at his side permanently; but Twelve pushes all his buttons and Striker is about to realise love is worth the risk.
I love that with each story we learn more about these characters and indeed the whole story arc is really expanding now. Those who have been experimenting on the Pantera are really becoming far more prominent and it truly adds to the tension.
In Michel’s story, we learn quite a lot about those hunting the shifters and what their evil plans are; and then Striker's story neatly carries on with the incredible and emotional aftermath. So much passion, action and sheer heat is crammed into the work of these authors and I'm always amazed that something so short can be so good.
A great series for lovers of paranormal romance but start at the beginning to get the most enjoyment.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.