Trey Walters is also a shapeshifter, an ability he hides
from his employers. On a leave from the FBI, he goes to the
Canadian wilderness to shift and run as a wolf. He’s
surprised when he finds the scent of another shifter—a cat.
He seeks out the giant lynx shifter and meets sweet, lonely
Jonah, who lives in self-imposed exile and is so desperate
for friendship he tries to make friends with Trey as a
wolf. Trey’s concerned for a fellow shifter, but what he
feels soon becomes a lot more than that.
is instinctively frightened when the wolf he befriends turns
into a man. Trusting Trey is difficult, but he craves
companionship and Trey is persistent. The attraction he
feels for the other shifter takes him by surprise. He tries
to suppress it, until he learns that Trey feels the same way
he does. They begin an affair, but Trey will have to return
to his job soon.
Trey promises to return, years pass without a word. Unsure
whether Trey is dead or has just forgotten his promise,
Jonah will have to make a choice—remain in doubt or go out
into a world he barely understands.
is a fantastic, and dark, paranormal romance.
Having read the previous book, Feral, I had high
expectations for Lynx, and the story lived up
to them. I couldn’t help but love lonely, sheltered Jonah.
Although he is afraid at first, over the course of the story
Jonah reveals hidden strength. Trey is strong and
honorable. He feels it’s his duty to protect those he cares
for and others of his kind, which causes problems for
himself and Jonah. The events in Lynx take
place during Joely Skye’s Minder series, and Feral,
explaining some of the gaps in Trey’s life.
itself is where the darkness comes in. Ms. Skye doesn’t shy
away from violence, blood, or even death. Trey’s job is a
dangerous one, hiding who he is and trying to protect his
kind. There are people who want to capture shifters and use
them, and they have no compunction about hurting people to
do so. In his search for Trey, Jonah stumbles into Trey’s
world, and getting out is never easy. I don’t want to tell
too much and spoil the story, but Trey’s actions in the
aftermath of Jonah’s brush with the bad guys are incredibly
sweet and touching. Jonah’s evolution from frightened,
lonely innocent to tough, protective man is a difficult one,
but makes for a fascinating read. If you like paranormal
stories and shapeshifters, and don’t mind some violence with
your romance, you’ll definitely want to pick up Lynx.