Monday, March 23, 2015

Wereleper (Leopards Unleashed #1) by Dina Haynes

Published April 1, 2015

MacKenzie can’t help but be a rebel. She was born one. A poor excuse for a wereleopard, she can’t shift, she can’t heal, she can’t hunt like the others.

She escapes all that, though, becomes a fugitive, and spends the next forty years hiding as a civilian amongst humans. But a girl’s gotta eat. Inevitably, life takes a turn when she’s caught infringing on the wrong female’s territory.

With an irresistible price on her head, Mac’s estranged father sends in his trusted friend and werehunter, Ramone. Mission: rescue.

Except, she puts up a mean game of cat and mouse. Understandable when crude genetics have been the “kick me” sign of her existence. MacKenzie lives, eats, and breathes mistrust, yet she watches this male defend her at every turn.

In her darkest hour, Ramone’s sacrifices add up. And when an unresolved family debt ties Mac to imminent death, his loyalty knows no bounds. 

My Thoughts...

I love shift shapers books.    Werewolves, tigers, leopards, they are all my favorites.    Wereleper is different than the others that I have read before.    This is a story, not just a hot sex, killing for blood, and running through the woods story.    There is love, fear of love, romance, families, and so much more.    It is the story of a misfit trying to find her place in the world and being afraid to settle down.   

MacKenzie is a wereleper.    She is not quite a leopard, not quite anything.   Then she meets Ramone.    Ramone understands Mac.  His job is to keep her safe, per her father’s orders.   Of course, it is not that easy.   The unknown forces that want Mac dead are not willing to give up and Mac is pretty stubborn.  Both Mac and Ramone have to give up certain things and ideas to keep each other out of harm’s way.   Opening their lives and hearts to each other is not as easy as it could be.   Both are afraid to get hurt.  

This is my first book by Author Dina Haynes.   I enjoyed every page.  I loved that it was a story; it pulled me in from the first page and kept me entertained from the very first page until the very last word.    I definitely recommend checking out this series.

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Check back Wednesday March 25th and Friday March 27th for the next two books in this series.