Panther’s Claim by Eve Langlais
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The vet and the bad boy!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎
Character development: ☹️🙃☺️
Narration Type: Solo Narration
Daryl and Cynthia – Daryl is a black panther shifter. He wakes up and finds that he is tied up and there is no lady friend around. He doesn’t know who tied him up or why, when he suddenly remembers the woman he was flirting with last night at the bar, who later drugged him when they were making out in her car.
Cynthia is part wolf shifter and is a veterinarian. She kidnapped Daryl to get information, thinking he is a dangerous man and may be involved in the disappearance of her friend Aria. Daryl is attracted to Cynthia and his panther wants to claim her, so after answering her questions and showing her that he doesn’t know anything about Aria, he agrees to help Cynthia.
The first book Croc’s Return had some sort of dragon shifter that was in half shift, that the characters thought might be a failed experiment, though the monster died and they couldn’t find any proof the local genetics company, BitTech was involved. This book furthers that plot and more of these monsters are on the loose.
The story in this one was a bit crazy and I just didn’t like Cynthia much. I think the author was going for a quirky character, but she ended up as a super-ditzy caricature. She was supposed to be a veterinarian, and I can’t imagine her even making it out of high school much less having medical training.
This book was told in dual points of view via solo narration and was narrated by Chandra Skyye. She does a decent job with a southern accent and does a few different voices for the different characters. Though I think the voice she used for Cynthia made her ditziness sound much worse, so much so that I nearly quit this one.
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