Sunday, June 26, 2011

Review: Lucas by Eliza Gayle

Title: Lucas
Author: Eliza Gayle
Source: Received from author in exchange for an honest review

Kira MacDonald is in trouble. Plagued by false visions and erotic dreams of a man she's never met, she fears losing both her psychic powers and her sanity. The cure? Finding and bonding with her mate. The stubborn red-haired warrior might not want one, but fate has other plans, plans that include her rescuing Lucas Gunn.

As the Guardian of his shapeshifting clan, Lucas Gunn lived a quiet, solitary life until he was kidnapped, examined, and tortured. Now imprisoned, his only tie to the outside world is the memory of his dreams and the passionate woman who appears in them. He thought she was nothing more than a vision. Then she came for him.

An uneasy alliance, a mating call that won't be denied, rituals that must be honored, and unrelenting enemies who will stop at nothing to get what they want. It all comes together in the first of Eliza Gayle's sensational Black Cougar Series. Passion and pride. Duty and danger. In the end, there's really only one choice...for Lucas.


Lucas is the first book in the Black Cougar series. I really enjoyed this book. Lucas is a guardian shifter who has been captured for information about his clan. Lucas is an alpha male, and you just can't help but like that! In his dreams, he keeps seeing a girl named Kira.

Kira is a member of another clan, but is not a shifter. She does, however, have special abilities. One of those abilities include dream-walking with the man she believes is her mate. Through these dreams, Kira figures out where Lucas is being held so she rescues him – even though he acts like a cocky jerk. For various reasons, Kira doesn't want to let Lucas know that he is her mate. They are both stubborn, independent people, and the mating ceremony would bind them together for life.

There was only one thing that bothered me about this book. Apparently, if someone is your mate – there's not much you can do about it. You are drawn to this person and are meant to be together. In this book though, if you mate with someone outside of your clan, you're in a LOT of trouble. I don't really understand this since the mating really can't be helped.

This book is smokin' HOT. Lucas and Kira really are like animals – they feel the need to have sex anywhere and everywhere. Just a warning – these love scenes are pretty graphic. Of course, that may increase your desire to read this book :) There is also mystery, suspense, and danger added to the mix to make the story exciting. One of the characters introduced in this book is Kane, who is the younger brother of Lucas. I really liked Kane and I'm happy to see the the 2nd book in this series is about him. With this authors' writing style, I'm sure it will be just as steamy as the first!

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