Forbidden Heat by R.L. Kenderson

Title: Forbidden Heat

Series: Forbidden Book #2

Author: R.L. Kenderson

Genre: Romance, Paranormal

Blurb: Payton Llewelyn, daughter to the cat-shifter alpha, wakes up with a throbbing head and a bullet wound to the hip. Recalling the events that led her there, the scent of a shifter permeates her senses—not that of a cat though, but of a wolf.

Damien Lowell, future pack leader of the wolf-shifters, has found himself in an impossible situation. Cat-shifters and wolf-shifters aren’t friends, and what she doesn’t know is that his father is behind her attack. He only meant to prevent her from being kidnapped, and he now has the wounded princess of the cat-shifters in his custody.

But when the heat becomes too much to handle, Damien and Payton must choose whether to follow their instincts or question the forbidden.

Favorite excerpt:  “That’s because I’m a virgin,” she managed to say through her desire, “but I’m confident you’ll fit.”

Damien stilled.  “Say what now?”

Thoughts: When I snagged an ARC for this book, I had never read R.L. Kenderson before.  It sounded interesting, and when I noticed it was the second in the series, I also snagged Book #1, Forbidden Blood, which happened to be free.  I was very impressed by the author, her writing style, and the originality of the series.  With so many paranormal books out there – especially shifters and vampires – it is rare to find something that sticks out in your mind.  I loved Forbidden Blood, but I was hesitant to go into book two – you always have that thought in the back of your head that the next might not live up to the high expectation you have now.  Let me assure you, when it comes to Kenderson’s books it does!  I also recommend reading them in order – this one picked up right where the first one left off, and all the characters are interconnected and build off events in the previous book. 

This is Payton’s story and follows her kidnapping and the events afterward.  We get to learn a little more about the wolf shifter clan and the division of the wolves and the cats.  The odds are stacked against Payton and Damien, but I found myself really wanting a happily ever after ending for this pair!

Can’t wait for the next book!

Rate:  A

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