Title: Primal Flavor
Author: Danica Avet
Series: Cajun Heat
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Flame rating: Sorching
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Word count: 80K
Being a human in a parish filled with shifters, Colette Robicheaux has learned to be tough as nails. She’s a hunter with the kind of lethal skills that make most men nervous, but all it takes is a single hot look from Zachary Trahan to make her melt into a puddle of goo. And this tiger shifter doesn’t fight fair, using his hot body and his many skills in the kitchen to melt her panties. But there’s a danger in the swamps that threatens to tear them apart, an evil that could turn this hunter into prey.
When chef Zachary Trahan took a break from work to hunt, the last thing he expected to find was his mate. A human huntress with a hot temper, a quick trigger finger and the kind of body destined to keep him up at nights, Colette makes his tiger purr. He’ll have to fight his stubborn mate, her impossible family and the threat hiding in the swamps before he can finally claim her for his own.
The loaded rifle cradled in her capable hands didn’t waver once while he stared at her. The muscles of her arms stood out as she took the weight of the weapon, but she didn’t seem strained. This was a strong, dangerous woman. She didn’t seem afraid to be faced with a tiger that outweighed her by several hundred pounds. If anything, she seemed almost bored.
“You’re trespassing,” she said suddenly, her voice calm and collected. “And don’t try to act like you don’t understand me. Tigers aren’t indigenous to south Louisiana.” She lifted the rifle up to align the sight with her eye. “So why don’t you tell me what you’re doing here trying to steal my kill, furboy.”
Zach was in love. Well, no, not in love. He didn’t do love. He did lust. His tiger, on the other hand, wanted to knock her to the ground and lick her from head to toe. Idiot fucking cat. It liked the fact that she was threatening him. Shifter females didn’t do that. They all rolled over way too easily, giving in to him before he’d even decided what he wanted from them. This human, who should have been pissing herself in fear, wasn’t scared of him, wasn’t intimidated by his size and looked as though she couldn’t care less if he walked out of the swamp or was carried out in a body bag. Strike that, she was a Robicheaux. She probably knew exactly how to skin and dispose of his body in such a way that no one would ever find his bones.
I adored this story. Ms. Avet writes a story in my language, I seriously love the way her heroine thinks. She thinks like me, it was so easy to fall in love with her and this book. Colette is great, she’s a strong heroine who’s easily underestimated and I loved watching her prove to Zach and everyone else that’s she’s more than just a woman who hunts.
Zach, is a sexy chef who’s also a tiger shifter, need I say more. Seriously the man is HOT, and the way he sets his mind on Colette, I was smitten from the very beginning.
I’m not a huge fan of the swamps of Louisiana, but Ms. Avet makes me want to move into the bayou and look for some hot shifter men of my own. She creates a delicious world that incorporates the wildness of nature with the sweetness of a bakery that I want to live in.
If you like shifter stories that are full of sass, sexy times and hot heroes with a bit of suspense thrown in, run don’t walk and buy this book. I don’t usually tell people to buy books outright but this is one that I recommend that highly.
I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.
About the Author:
Danica Avet was born and raised in the wilds of South Louisiana (that would be somewhere around Houma) where mosquitoes are big enough to carry off small children and there are only two seasons: hot and hotter. With a BA in History, she figured there were enough fry cooks in the world and decided to try her hand at writing.
Danica is the lucky pet of a compulsively needy dog and two cats. The pitter-patter of little feet has been known to make her break out into a cold sweat.
Writing is how she gives the voices in her head a way out. When she isn’t writing, working or contemplating the complexities of the universe, she spends time gathering inspiration from her insane family, reads far more than any sane person would want to, and watches hot burly men chase an oblong ball all over a field.
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