Title: Stone Cold Beast
Author: Karly Germain
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Characters: Ethan and Daric
Sub-Genre: Shifter. Paranormal Romance
Ethan Stone, lion shifter, had lived many lives. He’d been a biker, musician, and an Umbran, or shadow hunter. Everything changed two years ago when a nightclub fire killed the members of his rock band and left him the only survivor. Now scarred and living the solitary life of a nomad, Ethan just wants to be left alone in his isolated world.
Daric McNamee, a cheetah shifter and also an Umbran, has been given an assignment. Ethan Stone. Find out what happened the night of the fire and recruit Stone back into the Umbran. Not an easy task considering Ethan is stubborn and wary. Almost immediately, both men feel a mate connection, but the last thing Daric wants is to be a submissive to a scarred, terminally angry lion shifter.
However, the attraction between them can’t be denied—though Ethan tries. When it comes time for them to part, will they admit they are mates? Can Daric convince Ethan he is more than a stone cold beast?
Stone Cold Beast has a great storyline with strong characters. Ethan has done many things in his life. He’s been a biker, band member, and shadow hunter. In every life he’s experienced, the only thing missing was someone to love. The many years alone have turned him angry and resentful.
When there is a fire and Ethan watched his friends die while he could do nothing to stop them he is scared, both inside and out. He retreats to his mountain home content to live out his life alone.
Daric, a lion shifter, and an Umbran is sent to investigate the fire. He has no idea what he is going to find when he gets there, but he certainly does not expect to find his mate. Most shifters go through life without finding their mate, and even fewer still find a mate that is not of the same type of shifter. But immediately both men feel the pull, and the intense sexual attraction.
The only question is can Daric get Ethan to admit they are just mates, or will he let Daric walk out of his life forever?
Read it and find out!
Reviewed By: Jerry