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Monday, August 1, 2011

Jennifer’s Lion by Lizzie Lynn Lee

Jennifer’s Lion by Lizzie Lynn Lee
Publisher: Summerhouse Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (35 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle

Hopelessly romantic, curvaceous schoolteacher Jennifer White had always dreamed of a fairy tale wedding. When her banker fiance Seth proposes to her, Jen thinks that dreams really do come true. When Seth reveals himself as a homicidal con artist and dumps her in the heart of the Serengeti during their vacation, she figures that the fairy tales lied. A lot.

Cyeon Rarh is an alpha of an ancient shapeshifter pride. Usually he just gets annoyed when humans carelessly leave stuff in his territory. Cameras, outdoor gear, and occasionally…people. Yeah, don’t they know humans taste terrible? But there’s something intriguing about the sweet Jen with her silky skin, plump breasts and generous hips. His lust burns hot the moment he sees her and claiming her as his own seems to be the most logical thing to do. Once she stops freaking out, of course.

“Since I’m the one who found you, it’s only fair that I claim you as mine. Finders, keepers.”

The only thing is the man who wants to claim Jennifer White is a big bad lion shifter. So does a lion get to keep what he finds? In most cases I would say: you bet. Personally I would not disagree with Cyeon, the alpha leader of the lion pride of the Serengeti.

I am not usually a big fan of short stories but after seeing book two of this series and wanting it I had to pick up book one Jennifer’s Lion to read as well. I’m one of those people who hate to read a series out of order. The cover was nice and the excerpt was good so I didn’t pay much attention to the word count which was a good thing or I would have passed over it, and missed out on a thoroughly entertaining story.

What surprised me was that, for such a short story it was full of details and action that kept me from feeling as though I was missing something or had been dropped into the middle of the book. The plot was full of action and fun that kept me entertained until the end.

The only thing I disliked about the book was that it was way too short -- I didn’t want it to end. I wanted more. Ms. Lee is one author that I will be keeping an eye out for. I hope she'll start writing longer stories in the same series because I found Jennifer's Lion yummy and would love to read more!

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