First Caress by Tianna Xander and Bonnie Rose Leigh

Kinross Series, Book 1

eXtasy Books

Paranormal, Shape-shifter, M/F/M

ISBN: 978-1-55487-230-5

Reviewed by Patrice F.




Jenny Owens is a conservationist hot on the trail of rogue treasure hunters intent on tearing up the forest.  When she runs into danger, she is rescued by Rory Gordon, Alpha of Clan Gordon, and his beta Gavin McGregor.  The shape-shifting pair is on a mission of their own to save their people from extinction when they stumble upon their mate.  They will not allow the only female capable of bearing their offspring to leave them or to be harmed.

Jenny isn’t sure if she can trust them, especially after discovering they shift into jaguars.  They also boss her around and refuse to let her out of their sight.  She’s a modern woman with a mind of her own!  She quickly learns her strong will is no match for her own desire for two very determined, hot-blooded Scotsmen!

If you love sexy were-jaguars with Scottish lilts and lots of muscles, you’ve come to the right place!  Highlanders take a step back!  Watch and learn!  There’s a lot more to First Caress than just a delightful, spunky heroine and a pair of to-die-for males out for some steamy campfire frolics.  First readers will appreciate the environmental, ‘go green’ and conservation thread within the storyline.  Also, there’s the observation of how people have lost touch with nature, feeling a connection to animals and the forest, and that our indifference has caused us to lose so much.   This was a truly unexpected twist that I could appreciate since more and more people are becoming involved with caring for and cleaning up the planet.

Lastly, pertinent detail is added and provided in the love scene between Jenny, Rory, and Gavin that made me appreciate the authors’ skill and concern for the work by making their characters as realistic as possible.  This was also evident in explanation about how the were-jaguars came to exist.  Tianna Xander and Bonnie Rose Leigh are still providing amazing, lush and fabulous stories that touch the heart and carry solid messages without it become a lecture.  I’m pleased to say that this dynamic team hasn’t lost their touch, as their work continues to keep growing with each series.


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