(PDF/EBOOK) [Claws Bared] BY Sheryl Nantus
By I ve been burned with BEING THROWN STRAIGHT INTO A WORLD thrown straight into a world was xplained in the first book that aren t identified in the second So I was pleasantly surprised by Claws Bared by Sheryl Nantus Book 2 in her Blood of the Pride series in that it didn t really confuse me I m sure there are many moments that would have been better for me to read with the first book but if you re looking for a solid shifter story I don t think you ll be disappointedRebecca Desjardin a PI and cat shifter doesn t normally find herself in strip clubs But a popular male dancer has been murdered in Pennsylvania and it looks like the work of a shifter from the local Pride Rebecca has a duty to help protect her kind and she needs to find justice for the deadHer impromptu trip leaves her boyfriend reporter Brandon Hanover unhappy He s only just come to terms with the fact that she s a Felis and their relationship is still so new Rebecca is determined to deal with the murder first then deal with their futureYou can read the full review here File Size 415 KBPrint Length 186
pagesPublisher Carina Press January 21 2013Book two of Blood of the PrideThe debut novel Blood of the Pride was Carina Press January 21 2013Book two of Blood of the PrideThe debut novel Blood of the Pride was last year I recommend that you do read it before tackling this book The back story it will give you will make things so much clearer for you I had read and reviewed it and thought that it was a good start to a new series Now that I have read the next book in the series I know it was a good debut and it is a good series This second book is nearly as strong as the debut novel Oh don t get me wrong it has a few things that make it not uite perfect but I think this series is on the right track In this second novel cat shifter and not a lion or tiger mind you Rebecca Desjardin a shifter who is unable to shift at will read the first novel for a clearer Revived explanation and is also a PI in Toronto Canada has been asked to come to America to investigate a murder The thinking is that this murder has been committed by one of the communities many shifters and may have been a lovers uarrelBran Rebecca s new human lover whom we met in the first novel is a bit concerned when Rebecca needs to head off and is uite unhappy They had justntered this new relationship and Bran is just starting to come to terms with the fact that Rebecca is a shifter Now Bran wants to as the synopsis says mark his territory The story is good with an interesting mystery and a red herring that may really throw you off of the correct track It is medium paced and at less than 200 pages it is a fairly fast read The characters for the most part are very well written What I do see as a problem is that for the most part are very well written What I do see as a problem is that and Rebecca have some shall we say uirks that are nearly Student Research Projects in Calculus enough to almost make me give up on this book Bran is almost always winking waggling his finger in someone s face or giving huge grins He is very nearly written as a clown would be Rebecca on the other hand can come off as a itch instead of the tough as nails PI that the author wants us to think of when reading this book They both can sometimes be super childish Like the first a good readingnjoyable and with a good plotFunny Another great whodunit framed by secret shifter society worldbuilding two lovers struggling to make sense of it allWhodunit fans will be left slapping their foreheads like a V 8 TV commercial from bygone days when the murderer and the murder weapon come to light But that s not why I njoyed this bookLike the first book this was another st. Ip leaves her boyfriend reporter Brandon Hanover unhappy He's only just come to terms with the fact that she's a Felis and their relationship is still so new Rebecca is determined to deal with the murder first then deal with their futureAs her investigation unfolds she's met with grudging cooperation and I liked and didn t like this book The story line was interesting but little lse was There wasn t Love for Imperfect Things enough information for me to connect to the characters or the situations they were put in to form an opinion on them I also wasn t a fan of the writing styleThis series has tons of potential though and I will keep anye on it
was A Heart of Stone excited when I saw this one pop up Netgalley Having read the first one in this series I was ready to jump back in with the world of Felis This book picks up a short time after the first one Reb and Brandon are trying to make a humanshifter relationship workven though Reb isn t sure to what Taking Instruction (Taboo, end Of course life wouldn t be complete if this dysfunctional cat shifter didn t have some crazy case This time she isnlisted to travel to the US and hunt down a Felis who has murdered a humanAs always nothing is as it seems in this world of secrets and coverups and Reb is tested both physically and mentally by the new family she is trying to helpI found this second book to be just as good as the first Its always interesting to read about shifters that are not wolves Nantus has built an interesting world with its own set of rules and an ven interesting cast of characters This was a fun read with an interesting mystery I was glad to ad it to my read pile I wish a did a decent job of describing a story But I don t Synopsis synopses are not my strong point Thank gawd publishers provide that here I haven t read the first book in the series so I came in without knowing a blessed thing about this world I came in without knowing a blessed thing about this world you know what I had no uestions well aside from wanting to see how Reb Bran hooked up because the author gave me such an incredible world I will be hunting for the first book and impatiently prowling as I wait for the third because oooooh what little teases the author wove in What ifsdeliciousThere was no cliff hanging nding thank you though the mystery wasn t much of one to me Nailed it when I met the character And the cover doesn t really do the story justiceClaws Bared is the kind of book that makes me shake my fist at no 12 stars yesI say this a lot but it s true because this is a 3 rating doesn t uite do this story justice ARC provided by Carina Press via NetGalley Claws Bared was a really good read that kept me guessing till the Divertimento end I loved the romance between Rebecca and Brandonspecially after he meets up with her to lend a hand in her investigation The pacing was good and I really Love Is a Fairy Tale enjoyed thending My only real problem with the book is mostly my fault since I haven t read the first book With Rebecca going on the case at the very beginning I didn t feel very attached to Brandon throughout the first part of the book and if I d read the first book I think I
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would have felt differently about him by the have felt differently about him By the it didn t matter too much because I grew to love him I d recommend reading the first book Blood of the Pride first to get the full Promise at Dawn effect Overall really good read Loved the mystery and figuring out who the murderer was the author did anxcellent job of keeping me wondering I d love to go back and read the first book because I feel like I ve missed out on another good story I d recommend it specially if you like a good mystery and njoy a good shifter PNRReview Copy provided by the Publisher for my Honest Review This review was written by Amber Hansford reviewer with the Fantasy Book AddictHad I known when I picked up this book from NetGalley that this was Book 2 in a series I probably would have passed it. Rebecca Desjardin a PI and cat shifter doesn't normally find herself in strip clubs But a popular male dancer has been murdered in Pennsylvania and it looks like the work of a shifter from the local Pride Rebecca has a duty to help protect her kind and she needs to find justice for the deadHer impromptu tr.
Read Claws BaredUdy into the lives of a woman and her man dealing with what life has thrown at them Reb is Felis but given she s only shifted once in her adult life and then under duress begs the uestion is she really That comes to the
fore arly on as she has to deal with a Pride from another city another state another countryearly on as she has to deal with a Pride from another city another state another country culture As she struggles her way through the thorny uestions Bran must come to terms with what he is to her What they are to one another as a couple and what they re not and likely never will be Though neither of them will ver stand accused of being shrinking violets that s for sureFinally romance fans will surely swoon at Bran becoming so delightfully alpha toward the The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery end of the book While his doing so navigates treacherous waters between what it means to be human and what it means to be Felis he goes boldly forward believing doing necessary for him and Reb both Thoughach of them seem Darkmere eminently pleased with the uhmoutcome A good mystery I didn t guess but wmessy relationship stuff Should be rounded up to 4 on though down to 3 on Goodreads I did like it just with reservations I found the solution to the male stripper s death to be cleverly unexpected and the challenges of investigating despite barricades of Pride secrecy believable but I could ve done with a bit less male posturing and possessiveness Ispecially would ve preferred the heroine not to have been briefly but repeatedly tempted by the seductive advances of a local shifter ven if his dismissiveness re humans bothered her Was a triangle really necessary given that it s danger and determined courage which finally cement her relationship
"With Brandon By The EndEDIT "Brandon by the ndEDIT d forgotten to put my Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den evaluation of the proofreading Unfortunately this one had than a handful of iffy or wrong bits though generally minor There s an untagged dialogxchange where I think she messed up the uotation marks because I can t figure out to whom one line belongs There s a hyper correction Scraps Of The Untainted Sky error myself is NOT just a fancy way to say I One sentence has inconsistent single vs plural girlfriend or mates and another inconsistently transliterates an accent TH to d an dat ridiculous one right after the other Speaking of accents Ms Nantus the right way to say Desjardin from des jardins is day ZHar dan softer unvoiced shar would be spelled wch as in chardonnay or cherie if you re going to make a point of it do it well There are a couple things I marked to chat to with fellows but I ll stop with the odd choice to have a minor character named Mike in the same sentence as talk of the dead man also named Mike at the first occurrence I thought it was the wrong name written Rebecca Desjardin was pushed out of her pride and placed in foster care at a young age Now that she is an adult she has made a life for herself as a PI It seems the pride now wants to pull her back in They ve called on her once again to help with a murder investigationReb has her first boyfriend Brandon Hanover He s unhappy with the fact that Felis who have cast her out keep calling upon her now Brandon wants a commitment from Reb but she wants to solve this murder first She is unsure how she feels about having someone full time in her life since she s never had anyone to lean on beforeAs the truth behind the murder is uncovered Reb discovers that maybe the pride truly didn t want it revealed She hits road blocks atvery turn Brandon shows up unexpectedly and the tension in their relationship accelerates because a handsome Alf truths Does the Pride want her to find justice or help them hide a killer Frustrated and unable to shake the sexy local shifter who says he's on her side Rebecca can't seem to scratch out the truth at least not on her own But when Brandon shows up is he there to help or to mark his territory68000 words.