Cammy, a beautiful, talented Hunter, has always taken her future for granted. She will mate with her best friend Rage and live happily ever after. But her perfect future explodes, quite literally. Rage has chosen another mate, and the Pantera’s enemies have struck at the very heart of the Wildlands. Now she is forced to partner with Ice, the aloof, always mysterious Hunter, to retrieve one of their own. Together they must track down the humans who attacked them, and uncover a secret that threatens the survival of the Pantera.
Can she find a way to work with the gorgeous male who stirs her most primitive emotions? And, more importantly, is a happily-ever-after still possible?
Taken from her home when she was only 17 and forced to breed, Karen finally has her freedom back. But the chains of captivity still hold the beautiful human mother close, and when she starts to break down emotionally, she knows she needs help.
Unfortunately the only Healer she wants is the very one she can’t have.
All of his life, Reaux has been labeled a wicked mistake. With his body constantly sending out a sexual musk, he’s irresistible to females. So, the brooding Healer keeps to himself. Until he meets Karen. She needs him desperately. Not for sex, though. Just for healing.
But how can he do the work he’s meant to do, if he’s falling in love with his patient?
Two very different stories and yet together they make this one of my favourite instalments. First we have Ice who ends up partnered with the female Pantera, Cammy. Now Cammy has rather unusual abilities, but her past infatuation with Rage is rearing its ugly head. However, there's an intensity that thrums between this unlikely couple but the hunt they go on throws them into a whole new world of trouble and strife!
Reaux is the second story and features Karen who has suffered so much. She may have been rescued but recent events have left her stumbling around trying to cope with her emotions. Step forward Reaux, who usually only councils couples, but Karen needs something a little different. Reaux has no wish to spend time with Karen but his cat just might have other ideas!
I thought that together these two stories really brought insight into just how twisted the world of Christopher and Benson industries is. I loved that Karen linked the stories and with her children there is clearly much more to come. Overcoming tragedy seems to be something the Pantera and their mates have to do far too often, but I loved the emotional pull Karen’s journey brought.
If alpha males appeal to you, then you will be salivating over Ice, yum! For me though Reaux really hit the spot, but either way I truly had fun dipping back into this series. Romance, danger, and of course females who challenge these dominant males; but best of all a new direction for the authors to follow and I'm happily on board.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.