Shifter In Paradise by Susan Kearney

 Title: Shifter In Paradise

Series: n/a

Author:  Susan Kearney

GenreRomance, Paranormal

Blurb:  Ari Dillon is not your ordinary hero. He’s willing to lie, deceive, and hijack a private jet—all in the name of his cause. So if abducting billionaire Samantha Bessinger is the only way Ari can get her alone, he’ll do it.

Real estate mogul Samantha has never met anyone like Ari. He’s charming, ruthless, and almost irresistible. Yet when he crash-lands her jet onto a deserted Caribbean island and reveals his shapeshifting secrets, she can’t deny he’s one of a kind.

But just because he shows her things she never knew were possible, doesn’t prove they are soul mates as he claims. While Samantha didn’t become a success by being a pushover, is she enough of a match for the devil in paradise?

Favorite quotes: “If you’re hoping I’m thirsty enough to lick you, you’re wasting your time.”

Thoughts: This book was not at all what I was expecting.  From the blurb it seems like one of those books that is right up my alley, but it didn’t turn out that way.  I had heard this authors name before and have noticed several times that her books were ‘recommended’ based on what I generally read, but this was the first book by her that I have picked up.  It started out pretty good, however I faltered a little bit when Ari is the pilot – but not the pilot….but looks like the pilot.  Uhm, I was a little confused to be sure….I went back and read it again, gave a shrug of my shoulders, and trudged on hoping desperately that the author would wind up having this actually make sense.  And, yes, it is explained….but I did not buy it at all.  Readers get thrown a loop with a bunch of weird shape shifting things thrown in (really?  An ice cube?) and a muddled explanation of how the process works and hints that people can get stuck in various forms, blah, blah, blah.  Not to mention this ‘race’ of people who can shift in  the first place, with no real reason given as to why.  The explanations did not pass muster with me, and many other things were muddled and just left more questions.  I’m not crossing the author off completely, but this one would be a big ‘no’ for me.

Rate:  D

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