Another one knocked out of the shifter park for Ellis Leigh.
I can’t not love her wolves.
My eternal love to her for feeding my obsession and providing this ARC
There’s something about Leigh’s writing that just keeps me engaged and drawn to the next word, line, page. I love how she’s wrapping up action, romance, sex and feeling into each and every story.
Savage Seduction is no different. Well, except for Mammon.
Mammon is the 3rd Dire falling in the clutches of the mating bond. And his leading lady is one exquisite blond who’s running for her life, away from her NYC home and straight to Finn O’Rourke, her best friend in Texas. Finn is the leader of a pack who’s activities are illegal, and a suspect of human trafficking. They have been followed by Mammon for two years now, and upon being ordered by the NALB president to report back for duty, Mammon gets two more weeks to wrap up his investigation.
But then, Charmeine shows up. A fearless omega with her own altruistic agenda, and her welcome home party is just what he needs to infiltrate Finn’s home and find out exactly what’s going on. But a mating bond is stronger than anything, and Mammon falls. Hard.
Charmeine, getting a quick report from her pseudo-brother, Finn, immediately rages against Mammon, even though she feels the bond on her end, as well.
And here is where things get interesting and a fun courtship begins.
Upon finding out what has Charmeine not trust anyone, and why she’s running for her life, Mammon has to choose between betraying his own pack in order to safe his mate, and obeying orders but risking his long awaited reason for living.
Everything that ensues their initial meeting is gratifyingly action-filled and shows, to my great pleasure, the strong ties between the Dire pack mates, their unity and amazing sibling-like love for each other.
Also, a HEA never hurts, ya know?
I loved the story, but I must say I didn’t feel 100% connected to Mammon as I’ve been to Levi and Bez.
There’s no escaping a Dire Wolf on the hunt…
Mammon of the Dire Wolves is too good of a soldier to go against orders. But obsession has a way of breaking you down, and even a shifter as disciplined as he has trouble going with the grain when there’s a fated connection dragging him the other way. Too bad that connection is to a woman he sees as his enemy.
Charmeine was brought up in luxury and wealth as the ward of a shifter businessman, even if that business wasn’t quite the legal kind. Money can’t stop hate, though, a fact proven by a ruthless band of shifters intent on destroying her family. Years of fighting—and losing—means she doesn’t trust strangers, especially not the one on the wrong side of the war the fates decided to tie her to.
One soldier breaking rules and ignoring orders, one princess dead set against falling for the enemy, and a group of killers with a single-minded focus on ending them both. For Dire Wolves, following a direct order from their leader should be as simple as breathing. But a single glance makes simple the harder choice and forces Mammon to risk his brotherhood to protect the mate he hates to love.
One soldier, one fight… one chance at forever
A storyteller from the time she could talk, Ellis grew up among family legends of hauntings, psychics, and love spanning decades. Those stories didn’t always have the happiest of endings, so they inspired her to write about real life, real love, and the difficulties therein. From farmers to werewolves, store clerks to witches—if there’s love to be found, she’ll write about it. Ellis lives in the Chicago area with her husband, daughters, and a giant dog who hogs the bed.