Series: A Lion's Pride #1
Published by Eve Langlais on June 4th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Source: Personal Copy
Sexual Content: Explicit sex scenes.
Reviewed by: Kim
A lion’s pride isn’t defined only by those he commands but also resides with his hair, so when a human dares to butcher Arik’s mane, he gets his revenge—and claims her as his mate.
A billionaire CEO and leader of the largest East Coast pride, Arik is a ladies man and a lion. Used to commanding others, and obedience, he can’t believe it when a hairdresser with tempting curves chops off a hunk of his precious mane.
But her biggest mistake is in running from him. Run as fast as you can, little mouse, because this cat loves to chase—and pounce.Oh, and he also likes to nibble on tender bits.
What he doesn’t expect is to fall for a human woman, a woman who can make the impossible happen because everyone knows lions can’t purr… until now.
If I had to pick one word to describe WHEN AN ALPHA PURRS, it would be fun. Tons of fun, with humour, action, really hot sex and characters you can't help but root for. And lions.
The characters really sell this story: Arik, the alpha male of this modern, city pride, is proud and ridiculous. He has a huge revenge planned to get back at Kira, who chopped his precious mane off (he deserved it), but once he gets to know Kira, all thoughts of revenge go out the window. Kira is feisty, doesn't take any of his bullshit, and when they click, they go up in flames.
The book is filled with delightful banter, peppered with cat and lion references, giving sly winks to readers as Kira calls him a "pussy", without knowing that he is actually quite a big kitty. The relationship between the two is actually quite sweet as it develops, and when Kira becomes a target, he does everything in his power to save her.
Part of the fun in this book are the lionesses; the condo where the pride is based is filled with catty (snort) women who love to get into each other’s business. It’s actually quite charming to see them work together and I can’t wait to read the other stories to learn more about them.
There are four stories planned in the A Lion’s Pride series, and while they are all pretty short (around 200 pages each), they are coming out in quick succession. At the time of this review, the first three are already out.
My favourite thing about this book is how purely entertaining it was. And being nice and quick, I feel I’ll be re-reading it again soon.