Friday, September 11, 2015

Submissive by Isabelle Jordan

Series:  Leopard Tales, 2
Author:Isabelle Jordan
Publisher:Changeling Press
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/F
PageCount:84 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Neva Kolenkov has lived in the shadows for years. Hiding from a dark and painful past, she just wants to exist beneath everyone's notice.
Yet someone has noticed her. Isaak Stahl sees Neva in his coffee shop every day and is determined to claim her as his mate. They are from the same proud line of demon leopards, from the same homeland, and it only makes sense that they be together. It also doesn't hurt that the exotic, green-eyed beauty makes him burn with lust every time he sees her.
When a serial killer claims the life of a young human girl who works in Isaak's shop, the shadow of danger falls on their kind in Madden. Several of their females match the victims' profiles -- including Neva.
Can Isaak protect her from the threat the killer poses? While doing that, can he help Neva discover the powerful, desirable being he sees when he looks at her?

Badly scarred.  Nearly broken.  Neva struggles daily to move beyond her hellacious past.  She takes small steps and is proud of what she is beginning to accomplish.  And then the first murder happens and the next.  Will the death of women who bear a striking similarity to her push Neva back into the shell she has just begun peeking outside of?  In Isabelle Jordan’s SubmissiveI was impressed by Neva.  She was badly hurt and she preservers.  Even if she doesn’t realize just how far she has come, her friends and the readers can see it.  Ms. Jordan does a wonderful job of showing Neva’s courage in this quick read.  And Isaak is oo la la sexy, at least to me.  He has watched Neva from a far and noticed that she is skittish.  But he projects such an aura of calm and strength I could totally see why Neva felt safe in spite of her fears.  He took advantage of an opportunity but Ms. Jordan did it in such a way that it did not feel creepy.  Ms. Jordan gave us a man who could look beyond Neva’s fears and had the patience and confidence to embolden the woman who has captured his heart.  This was a quick read full of emotion and passion.  It is well worth your time and your money.

                                Four Twinkling Stars

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