Monday, January 5, 2015

Saving the Beast by Lacey Thorn

Title:Saving the Beast
Series:Awakening Pride, 4
Author:Lacey Thorn
Publisher:Resplendence Publishing
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/F
PageCount:195 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
A Primal Panther...

An injection of a feral virus surges through his veins, trapping him in the skin of his animal. He’s fighting for dominance, struggling not to lose himself to the beast. There’s only one thing that can save him, one person who can help set him free.

A Mate’s Love...

Diane left everything she knew behind to follow the Professor into the unknown. Now, she lives among people she never knew existed and fights daily to keep them alive and healthy. She’s felt a spark with Zane since the day he arrived, but his avoidance leaves her guessing.


As the virus rages, only the touch of a mate can rescue the man trapped inside, leading Diane down a path she feels ill-prepared to take. If she’s not his mate, Zane might just kill her. If she is, then she’s the only one with a chance at saving the beast.

I loved Saving the Beast by Lacey Thorn.  It is the fourth installment in the Awakening Pride series and is best read in chronological order.  I loved Diane.  She was the backbone of the pride without being aware of it.  She provided comfort and confidence when she was floundering.  I loved that she never realized how much she depended upon Zane until he wasn’t there.  This was a woman, who was comfortable within her field and willing to try her best for her friends, but she needed Zane to ground her and with him missing it was glaringly apparent.  I adored that Zane tried to give Diane time.  He understood that she was uncomfortable in social settings and even though she was his mate his duty was to protect her, even if it is from himself.  But I loved that Diane stepped up when Zane was lost.  She was unsure if she could save him but she was darn sure going to try.  I loved that inner core of strength that Diane didn’t know she had until Zane was in danger. 
Ms. Thorn gave us two strong characters with this story.  She managed to connect the two in spite of themselves and she did it quite well.  I thought this story was well written and well thought out.  The characters were fully developed and felt real.  I was rooting for them and hoping they would have their happily ever after.  I am looking forward to what Ms. Thorn has in store for this emerging new pride.

                               Five Shooting Stars

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