Leopard People series, ominous, prequel novella & book 1
Pub: 2006, US by The Berkley Publishing Group
Author: Christine Feehan
Cat: paranormal romance (shapeshifters)
Format: paperback (mid); 00 pp w/ 00 chapters
Whose: Bandt & Maggie/Rachel & Rio
Age Range: adults
In "The Awakening," a beautiful naturalist's dream comes true-to live among the feral jungle creatures. But an untamed, irresistible beast of another sort inspires her to explore her own wild side.
Wild Rain's Rachel Lospostros has escaped from a faceless assassin and found sanctuary thousands of miles from home, under the towering jungle canopy. In this world teeming with unusual creatures she encounters Rio, a native of the forest imbued with a fierce prowess, and possessed of secrets of his own. When Rio unleashes the secret animal instincts that course through his blood, Rachel must decide if he is something to be feared-or desired.
my Thoughts (review)
we start with the start and that’s ‘the Awakening’, this book, though it had great characters and the story, wonderful it wasn’t really all that interesting, to me. There was something missing in it and made me not particularly want to read the books—like if I had to actually go out and buy the next I wouldn’t have read any more of this series. But....
The book was about a child that went missing, though there was a story to why, and in her loss her soul mate, and the one she had been promised too, new she was out there but couldn’t find her. Frustrating, right? so he gets her to come to the jungle—since if he couldn’t the story wouldn’t have been able to begin, and then pretty much makes her fall for him. I’m not talking like (wow, I did this bad, sorry it’s the weird mood I woke up it)—the worse thing is that’s what he did, only she couldn’t really help falling for him, being that they were soul mates and all. And so they fell in love, and with that love he realised what he had done wasn’t really, well, right but she was happy right where she was.
Now to the book; Wild Rain is like the one above and yet totally different.
So Rachael is on the run and she finds herself in the jungle, trying to escape she finds a hut she thinks is for passersby but really belongs to a pacific person, Rio. Who, believe it or not, isn’t the most popular of leaped people. And that’s when the story really takes off, a lot of falling and wondering why, flashback of a time long forgotten. And a story of two people falling in love and who fit together better than any other characters I have read about in a long time. They complete each other even while she believes she’ll never be able to keep him. Not without getting him killed.
I actually really like this story even when I thought I wouldn’t, it wasn’t that it grabbed me, or held me there at the end of my seat, it was a lulling story one to read when your winding down or hit a ruff stop, there’s just something peaceful about this book, or at least I thought so, maybe I’m seeing something there that there’s not, but it’s one of the only books I’ve read in awhile, and especially in this genre that hasn’t had that heart beating ending. But it’s not saying there isn’t sauce on this burger, just... it was more... I don’t know, the book just seemed relaxing, even when the people in it weren’t.
“Did you really think I was going to go crawl in a hole and live a miserable life without you? What kind of man do you think I am?”
Series[tb], Burning Wild, Wild Fire, Savage Nature,