Title: Fierce Wanderer
Author: Liza Street
Series: The Sierra Pride #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Received for review from the author
Summary (from Goodreads)
Hera Watterson’s flight from her small town into the Sierras hasn’t gone unnoticed. The guys after her really want the evidence she’s trying to bring to Reno. Fleeing isn’t easy when her ex-fiancé is a drug dealer…and the chief of police. It’s even harder when a super-hot guy with funny eyes starts getting into her business when her car breaks down. Radiator overheating? Sure. But that doesn’t have anything to do with the molten feeling spreading through her core.
Blake Fournier has been wandering around the wilderness for months, often coming back to stay at his family’s ranch for just a couple of days before heading out again. His mountain lion is bored and listless, tired of the routine of hunts, fights, and one-night stands. His first impression of the woman stuck on the side of the road? She’s absolutely gorgeous. Second impression? Completely paranoid. But once he gets to know her, his lion only wants to wander into one last place: her heart.
At just 68 pages, this is a very short and sweet (and just occasionally spicy!) paranormal romance.
Because of the short length of the book, everything happens very quickly. There’s little build up between Hera and Blake – they spend one afternoon together before falling in to bed with each other. Which is not a problem. It’s what we read these books for. But if you’re looking for a more drawn out romance, with lots of romantic tension, you might be left a bit disappointed. This is all about the fierce (see what I did there?) heat of instant attraction and sexual chemistry between two people. And it gets quite raunchy at times.
Bonus points have to be given for the fact that the sexy shapeshifter is also a Star Wars nerd. Not enough sexy nerds in romantic fiction, in my view. I’m so done with brooding billionaires.
So, yes, Hera accepts Blake’s shapeshifting a little too readily, and the stuff with the drug-dealer ex-boyfriend is never really explored fully. But it doesn’t matter – it’s all just window dressing for a sexy little story about two people in a tent. Great beach reading, perfect for your summer hols!