Just days from the night he will finally be free to be with the low-ranking beauty who stole his heart, she walks back into his life and threatens to destroy everything he’s worked towards in the five long years they’ve been apart.
Eloise has traveled across continents searching for the male who was once her best friend and so much more to her, but was now her pride’s true alpha. Desperate to fulfil a promise to her kin to save them from the tyrant he left in charge, she convinces Cavanaugh to return to his pride, but as they journey to Bhutan, doubts bloom and old feelings resurface, tearing her between duty and her deepest desires and impossible dreams.
Will Eloise be able to resist the burning need that Cavanaugh reignites in her and remember her place in the pride? And can Cavanaugh find a way to save his kin and claim the future he craves with the woman he loves?
Now this is a romantic story so our yummy hero is just part of the story and that brings me neatly to Eloise, the heroine. Like Cavanaugh, she is a snow leopard shifter but unlike him she has, until recently, remained with their pride. Driven beyond all reason this repressed female has hunted him down but her arduous journey is far from over. I guess here is that pivotal moment when I decide if she was a worthy heroine and that's a tough one if honest. Eloise has gone through so much with mistaken ideas and yes, I kind of wanted to shake her, as it's so obvious what Cavanaugh feels for her is anything but temporary. I guess true love really is blind at times!
It's an amazing journey this couple takes and the heat level was incandescent! Ms Heaton spins fabulous stories that keep me coming back for more. Passion is only part of the story though, and Ms Heaton writes tense action scenes too but for me this book lacked a little something. Was it length? Maybe a little less time with the couple tip toeing around their true agendas? I did truly enjoy it but it's not my favourite in the series as that place goes to a very hot Elf! Nevertheless this was a wonderful way to escape the humdrum existence of real life and I can't wait to read the next book.
I was gifted a copy of this by the author in exchange for an honest review.