Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mountain Pride

Title:  Mountain Pride
Author:  Helena Ray
Publisher:  Siren Bookstrand
ISBN:  1-61034-747-1
Genre:  {M/F/M}, Shape-shifter, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph 

Oliver and Roarke are trying to save Savage Valley, but end up running into Chelsea in the woods and recognize her as their mate.  Chelsea is there for a vacation with no intention of having a relationship, especially so soon after her divorce. 

The first book about The Pride of Savage Valley, Colorado series is about mountain lion shifters.  Mountain Pride tells about how Savage Valley and shifters came about.  I found the fact that there would only be one generation of shifters at a time different.  The fact that the oldest male would become the Alpha at age thirty and then the older generation would no longer shift, putting a new twist to a shifter society. 

I liked the fact that Chelsea slowly overcame her insecurities, as most of us don’t do that overnight.  Chelsea, Oliver and Roarke had sizzling chemistry.  The grumbling of some of the secondary characters made me laugh, as I could just see this happening.  I look forward to seeing how the author chooses to resolve the suspense story within Mountain Pride, as you will not be able to really know who the bad guy is, even though there seems to be an obvious one. I am looking forward to reading about the rest of the five families of shifters in Savage Valley.
Publishers Note: There are two different series in the Savage Valley, Colorado collection. The Pride of Savage Valley series by Helena Ray is mountain lion-shifters. Rugged Savage Valley by Edith Dubois is bear-shifters. Even though the two series take place in the same setting with crossover characters and share an external story arc, each of the series can stand alone.

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