Saturday, December 7, 2013

Review: Bayou Heat - Talon/Xavier

Bayou Heat #5 & 6 - Talon/Xavier

Author: Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright

Synopsis

TALON

After the tragic death of his parents when Talon was young, he’s dedicated his life to protecting the Pantera. To the strikingly gorgeous man, loyalty and honor mean everything. So it’s no surprise that he’s determined to treat Isi Rousseau as the enemy. If the elders believe she is a danger then he will do whatever necessary to prevent her from destroying his beloved Wildlands. But discovering the delicate beauty sleeping in his bed, Talon discovers his noble intentions wavering. The female, with short, jet black hair streaked with blue, and a pair of dark eyes, might act tough, but it’s obvious to him that she’s as desperate as he is for a place to call home. More importantly, her presence is helping keep Ashe and her baby alive.

Suddenly things are not quite as black and white as Talon assumed, and he must decide if his loyalty to his people is worth losing his true mate.


XAVIER

He shouldn’t want his best friend’s little sister…

The drop-dead gorgeous leader of the Geeks, Xavier has one goal: find the human male his enemies seek. Devoted to his work, and to the Pantera, there is nothing that can distract him from accomplishing his goal. Until he spots his best friend’s little sister alone and partying it up with a bunch of human males at the local bar. Consumed with possessiveness, Xavier takes her home and refuses to leave her side until her brother returns. He tries to convince himself he’s just looking out for her, but the longer he’s around Amalie, the harder it is to deny the molten attraction that burns between them.

She has three days to change his mind…

Beautiful and strong-willed Hunter, Amalie is free. No brother to tell her what to do, and no Pantera watching over her because she happens to be the last Pantera born. But before she can truly enjoy herself, her brother’s best friend tries to put her on lockdown. Xavier has been the star in all of Mal’s fantasies, and there’s no one she’d rather give her virginity to. But the sexy male refuses to open his eyes and see what’s right in front of him. Mal knows she has three days to change his mind. Three days to make him see her as grown, and the one female he can’t resist.

Review

Let me start off with a "Wow!"

I've been a fan of Alexandra Ivy since I picked up her first Guardians of Eternity book. I didn't read anything of Laura Wright's until the first Bayou Heat book (#1 & 2, Raphael/Parish), and that is when I fell in love with the series. A wonderful, mystical race of puma shifters that live in a magically protected bayou. Every man in this land seems to be dripping with sex appeal and handsome to boot. It makes for wonderful male leads.

They did not disappoint in this installment. Talon, a wonderfully protective Hunter who lost his parents tragically, and Isi, a tattoo artist who specializes in tattooing shifters, are forced together when she finds out that the only place she doesn't get sick in the Wildlands is in his house and when he's near. They can't get away from each other. And if he does live her alone, she would be in danger. Both are too head-strong to see the budding interest - so they fight it until they can't anymore. When they do get together, it's hot and steamy and passionate. Alexandra Ivy blew me away again.

Laura Wright has finally made Geeks drop dead sexy with the dark-skinned, drop dead gorgeous Xavier. He is a tech genius in charge of finding out where a particular human-male was. When his best friend, Aristide, gets stuck at work, Xavier puts himself in charge of protecting Aristide's sister, Amalie (Mal). Mal has been in love with Xavier from day one, but she's tired of waiting on him. She wants him to take action, so she can't help teasing him. And Xavier can't help responding to her. She's gorgeous, fun, and completely off limits. He fights himself over and over to keep from taking her and keeping her to himself every time she flaunts around him. Their hot, steamy, crazy relationship blossoms in this novella.

It's another great installment. I would recommend it to anyone who likes romance, paranormal romance, or take charge males who are drop dead sexy

Rating

5 stars