Joshua Tegre is a leopard, working with others of his kind
to clean up the world as they can. He's tough, even
single-minded toward his goal until the girl next door shows
her pretty face. He knows Sonia is hiding and it makes his
LEOPARD'S BLOOD boil that anyone would hurt her.
Sonia Lopez has had a number of shocks throughout her life
but Joshua tops them all. She is on the run from people who
think she's dead but she still fears their reach. She, not
too long ago, found out she is a leopard shifter when her
cat forced her to shift to save her life. Now, just when she
thinks she has her act together ... he shows up. Will the
world she left and the one she is now living in collide and
bring danger to her door and those of her friends? And what
about the rumors about Joshua, can they be true?
LEOPARD'S BLOOD is book 10 of author Christine Feehan's Leopard
People series and let me tell you it starts out with
insta-lust and moves on to an explosive ending that no one
could possibly see coming. Her characters, dialogue and the
situations that bring them together or throw them at each
other are always amazing and this book is right up there
with the others. In this book we are taken back into the
Louisiana swamp; a world that Ms. Feehan brings to such
realistic yet vivid life.
I enjoyed the return of a number of other previous
characters, remember Alonzo Massi (or his Russian name
Fyodor Amurov) and his brother and cousins, as well as
meeting some new ones. There are, of course, the ones you
wouldn't want to meet anywhere and luckily the leopard's
know how to take care of business.
The one thing that can be said for anything written by Ms.
Feehan, her women have to be strong, kick-butt women to deal
with the alpha men she creates. As a faithful reader of her
Leopard series, as well as everything else she has written,
I have watched Joshua and wondered where he would go and
knowing the alpha's temperaments and bossiness ... who he
would find. Sonia is exactly the right woman to handle what
he dishes out. There might be a bit too much alpha going on
and a little bit of forgiveness coming too quickly but that
too is this author's style. There are times when the macho
over possessive leopard's become a bit much and I am afraid
that this book might have just had a bit too much sex for my
taste but all in all another winning action packed read.
An added sub-plot to this book is the addition of Sonia's
new friend Molly and her sweet romance with a local flirty
cop. Molly is also on the run and that adds a number of
tension-filled moments because she is such a sweetheart you
don't want anything to happen to her.
If you want kick-butt characters, male and female; sweet and
steamy romance; action; drama and suspense, then LEOPARD'S
BLOOD is the book you want in your hands.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine
Feehan cuts straight to the heart of a man who stalks the
shadows in an intoxicating Leopard novel.
Though he was born into a leopardís lair in the bayou,
Joshua Tregreís fighting skills were honed in the rain
forests of Borneo. Sleek and deadly, heís the perfect man to
take over a crime syndicate back home in Louisianaís lush
swamplands. His razor-sharp instincts give him an edge in
the violent underworld he knows so well, but even the
watchful leopard inside him isnít prepared for the threat
that comes from the girl next door...
She is a woman who can create beauty out of thin airóand out
of the ruins of her own life. The games that dangerous men
play have taken their toll on her, but she is bent, not
broken. And itís her fierce spirit thatís like a lure to
Joshua, a temptation he canít resistóeven if it means
bringing his true nature into the light...