Primal Possession: A Moon Shifter Novel
Series: Moon Shifter, #2
Author: Katie Reus
Published: September 4, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Publisher (Signet Eclipse)
Reviewed by: Ellie
Favorite quote: “I can’t believe you seriously believe the crap that’s coming out of your mouth.”
summary from Goodreads
To protect her, he will unleash the beast within…
As his pack’s second-in-command, lupine shifter Liam Armstrong gives orders and takes what he wants—until he meets red-headed, blue-eyed December McIntyre. Liam knows the human beauty is his intended mate the moment he sees her, but December is far too strong-willed to accept his protection.
December, whose brother is the town sheriff, has every reason to mistrust shifters after one killed her youngest sibling. But the forceful and handsome Liam has gotten under her skin in a way she hadn’t thought possible, and the desire she feels for him is almost too much to bear.
When a radical hate group targets all humans known to sympathize with paranormal beings, December is attacked in her bookstore. Reluctantly, she turns to the only one who can help her: Liam. And he is going to take her to places within herself she never knew existed.
Liam Armstrong knew the first moment he set eyes on December McIntyre that she was his mate and he would stop at nothing to make her his. December on the other hand wants nothing to do with Liam because of her experiences in the past with shifters and has actually been a target from a shifter hate group because of her relationship with him. Liam knows deep down that he can not only protect December but he can make her happy but convincing the feisty redhead to take a chance on him will take everything Liam has and even that might not be enough.
Liam and December’s relationship was introduced heavily in Alpha Instinct, book one of the Moon Shifters series, and I highly recommend reading it before starting Primal Possession. Liam and December have a very complicated relationship and to be able to enjoy them and not be very confused the back story is needed. Alpha Instinct is an amazing book and worth reading on its own so that all of the events that occur make sense.
I loved the first book in this series and I was eagerly anticipating Liam and December’s story. I have to be honest and admit that I was a little disappointed with this book and didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as the first one. I felt that there was something missing in December and Liam’s relationship and half way through it was talked about and dealt with. Liam is in love with December and aches to make her his mate but he doesn’t know or try to get to know anything about her. Liam looks at her, thinks she’s pretty and says “mine” but he doesn’t take the time to figure out why she holds him at arms length.
As soon as this problem was addressed, which took a lot of the book unfortunately, I started to enjoy it more. I wish that there had been more involvement with the Pack and less with the APL, the anti-shifter group, which I didn’t enjoy reading about but I know was necessary. I felt that there were too many points of view going on and it mucked up the story at times. I enjoyed all the shifters and Kat but I really disliked the APL members and could have gone without their POVs.
Primal Possession didn’t knock my socks off like Alpha Instincts but it was good and I have very high expectations for this series. Up next we have Kat and Jayce’s book which I think and hope will be amazing. I see a lot of new story lines being brought up and I really like where everything is headed. I’m hoping that in the next book we get to have more interactions with the Cardona-Armstrong Pack so we can get to know future characters and delve more into the shifter pack which is always highly entertaining.