Title: Fierce Heartbreaker
Author: Liza Street
Series: Sierra Pride #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Received for Review from the Author
Summary (from Goodreads)
After Jude Fournier broke her heart six years ago, it took Ava Stricket a long time to get on with her life. Now she’s back to help out her newly-widowed mother, and Jude’s presence is just as distracting as ever. Her overprotective brothers and uncle don’t need to worry, though—Ava’s had a lot of time to harden her heart to Jude’s charms, not only to protect herself, but her daughter as well.
But Jude isn’t going to give up so easily. Despite the hostility from her family and a new imbalance in his pride, he slowly works to win Ava back. His mountain lion chose Ava as his mate years ago, and he’ll do whatever it takes to prove to Ava that he loves her and wants her back in his life—and this time, he’ll never let her go.
The sexy shapeshifters are back in the second instalment of the Sierra Pride series. Fierce Heartbreaker is every bit as spicy and sexy as Fierce Wanderer, with some tantalising hints of conflict to come, and the wider world of the Sierra Pride.
As with the first book, it’s very short, though this time some of the instant attraction can be attributed to the fact that the two main characters were in a relationship in the past, one that didn’t end well. This makes them more rounded as a couple, and provides plenty of conflict – which makes the inevitable ‘get together’ all the more satisfying.
I often felt while reading this that there must have been two or three books, or even a whole series that had gone before that I hadn’t read. Characters were mentioned, mythology talked about and other world building stuff dropped in that left me wondering if I’d missed something a couple of times, but it’s certainly clear that Street has an excellent sense of her world, and I can’t wait to spend a bit more time in it. Which, to me, is the only real mark you need for a good story.
If you liked the first book, you’ll love this. I, for one, will be looking forwards to reading the third.