Therian Promise by Cyndi Friberg
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (162 Pages)
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by Moonflower
Kyle is the youngest feline-shifter ever to sit on the Prime council and he’s determined to prove himself worthy of the honor. A latent female with unbelievable potential has been identified by the wolves, so Kyle sets out to find her before his enemies make her one of them.
Terrified and alone, Ava manages to stay one step ahead of her pursuers until a disturbing vision leaves her weak and confused. She steps out into the cool mountain morning and a gorgeous stranger pulls her into his arms.
From the moment they first touch, passion erupts between the unsuspecting couple. Kyle is attracted to Ava’s quick wit and feisty spirit while his cat wants to touch her, taste her and make her scream with pleasure. Trust doesn’t come easy for Ava. Her past has taught her to be wary, but she senses a soul-deep connection with Kyle. Each secret they unearth reveals a more challenging conflict, yet together they can face any enemy.
On the run to save her life, Ava never expected Kyle. She has no idea who or what she's running from, but from the moment she's in Kyle’s arms her life changes forever.
Detail oriented and methodical, Ava likes her life in order. A quiet evening at home is ruined when she's attacked and kidnapped by several men. Scared and alone, she outsmarts them and is now using all the skills her mother taught her and her twin sister, to stay one step ahead of her captors. She's a woman on the run and the only one that will save her now, is Ava herself.
Kyle has been looking for Ava for days. She's important to his people and he cannot allow his enemies to get a hold of her. He doesn’t understand how she can keep evading him. She's a latent Therian and should not have the skills she seems to possess. With a little outside help, he now has his goal in sight. Too bad she has one more trick up her sleeve.
Welcome to the world of Therians. While they may look human, they are not. A secret society has lived among us for centuries and will do anything to keep their secrets, even kill. Feuding factions, power plays and secret government plots are a constant factor in their society, but things are about to erupt.
Kyle and Ava are virtual strangers. Due to an unexpected incident they must work together and find a solution to their predicament. One problem leads to another, and now their attraction to each other is unstoppable.
This novel moved along quite nicely. I was never bored and found myself unable to put it down. The continuity was exceptional and that is a quite a feat considering all the factors at play. I had no idea what to expect next and I loved every minute of it. The sex scenes were not overly erotic, were well paced, and imaginative, but still tasteful and fun.
Therian Promise story is a continuation of the first book Therian Prey. I would highly recommend they be read in order. As a whole this series has plots with intriguing twists and turns, steamy sexual encounters, and the characters are so charming, you want to get to know them personally.
I’m just going to put it out there, I love Therians! The paranormal genre is a favorite of mine and when I find a new fascinating take on it, I just devour it. Ms. Friberg can’t write fast enough for me. The Therians have an interesting history, a highly developed society and their passion burns up the pages. The world building for this series has been thrilling and simply ingenious.
I have no idea where Ms. Friberg is going to take me next in this journey. I am more than happy to pay the price and reserve my seat. Come along on the ride, you don’t want to miss it!