March 28, 2015

Colorado Shifter Series (REVIEW) BY Kristen Strassel




LION and the DOE (Colorado Shifters #1) by Kristen Strassel
Adult Paranormal Romance/Shifters

Lion and the Doe
She’s not ready to let fate decide her mate…

For centuries, weredeer in the Colorado Mountains have met their fated partner during The Mate. They shift the autumn they’re ready to produce offspring, and spend the rest of their lives with their mate, for better or worse. 

But Daphne wants to be able to choose her own fate. In a town overrun by hunters and woods full of predators, it’s dangerous enough to be a weredeer. Yet, living in an arranged marriage seems even riskier. 

His instinct is to kill her, but he let himself get too close… 

Mountain Lions toy with their prey before killing it. Deer are their main target, and Woodland Park is ripe with choices during The Mate. Leo never expects his prey to shift to a beautiful human girl when he captures her, especially not one he’s had his eye on for a while. He can’t bring himself to hurt her, instead, he drives her wild with pleasure. But he knows he’s not her mate. 

When the lions of the mountain learn that Leo is falling for a doe, he’s forced to reveal his true nature to Daphne. Now that she knows she’s fallen for a predator, can she force herself to leave him, or will she listen to her heart and stay with Leo?





DOE and the HUNTER (Colorado Shifters #2) by Kristen Strassel
Adult Paranormal Romance/Shifters

Doe and the HunterChloe wants to believe in fairy tales…. 

The does in the herd have shunned The Mate, thinking of it as little more than an arranged marriage. But Chloe thinks the idea of being fated to someone forever is romantic. So excited about The Mate, Chloe can’t wait until the night of the ceremony, and heads out in the forest in search of her mate.
Cane’s tired of running…. 

Everything in his life has ended badly, and there was only one place left that felt like the right place to go: his family’s cabin outside of Colorado Springs. Cane had been dreaming of the forest, and something much more primal that was begging to be let out. 

When Cane aims his rifle at a doe in the forest, he has no idea she’s exactly what he’s been looking for.

A standalone story. Mature content.





COUGAR and the LION (Colorado Shifters #3) by Kristen Strassel
Adult Paranormal Romance/Shifters
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Cougar and the LionArielle Owens is forty, curvy, and looking for a change. As the only werecougar in the pride who has yet to find her mate, she feels more and more distant from her pride, and worst of all—her cougar nature. When Ari's sister buys her a personal training package for her birthday, she'll do just about anything to get out of it, but when she meets her new trainer, suddenly fitness doesn't seem so daunting.

Ten years ago Dylan Wylde was a weak and afraid werelion when he left Woodland Park. Now he's returned to work as a personal trainer, but he's also got something to prove to his estranged twin brother, Leo, the traitor who mated with a doe. When Dylan's first client at the gym turns out to be a werecougar, he makes it his mission to help her rediscover the untamed shifter inside her, but soon finds himself crossing a line that could have consequences for them both.

Rules have been broken. Traditions ignored. And when the mate is forever, no challenge can ever be ignored.




REVIEW 
4.5 stars 

My overall review for this series is 4.5 stars. I actually ate up every single one of these books. However I do wish that they were a bit longer than with more from each character. 

I am a huge shifter fan and jumped on the chance to read this series. I was totally not disappointed. I think Lion and Doe was the best of the bunch. I don't know what it was I just connected with those 2 the most.The passion and connection just jumped off the page. I think there love was true and deep. 

The only reason I gave the overall series a 4.5 and not a 5 is because I really wish there was more to the books and they were a bit longer. 

I can't wait for more from Kristen she is a wonderful writer! 


About the Author:

Kristen shares a birthday with Steven Tyler and Diana Ross. She spends each day striving to be half as fabulous as they are. She’s worn many hats, none as flattering as her cowboy hat: banker, retail manager, fledgling web designer, world’s worst cocktail waitress, panty slinger, now makeup artist and author. She loves sunshine, live music, the middle of nowhere, and finding new things to put in her house.