Primal Hunger by Sydney Somers
Series: Pendragon Gargoyles
Author: Sydney Somers
Kennedy Beaumont loves her bartending job, even if her spirited nature sometimes gets her in trouble. Like threatening to hose down one of Pendragon’s co-owners. When it comes to Tristan, she could use a good hosing down herself-maybe it’ll help her stop casting him as the star of her wickedest dreams. Since he goes out of his way to avoid her, it ought to be easy to put him out of her head-until he reluctantly offers her a ride home. Gargoyle shape-shifter Tristan Callaghan hasn’t had time for anything other than recovering the mystical dagger that was used to permanently lock his brother in a prison of stone. The cat inside him should have stopped craving Kennedy’s touch long ago, but now that she’s sitting next to him in his car, his very human need for her is sharper than ever.
The distraction is costly. In a split second, Kennedy finds herself thrust into a dangerous, millennia-old hunt for Excalibur. A hunt that marks her for death-and leaves Tristan with a painful choice-sacrifice his family, his quest…or the one woman meant to be his.
Warning: There’s nothing tame about this alpha male hell-bent on claiming his mate. Featuring bone-melting explicit sex, graphic language, violence and a little harmless bite…or two.
Review: This book is definitely the start of a fascinating series for me – as soon as I finished this one, I went out and bought the rest of the titles! Before I started it, I was a bit leery about how the author would pull off having characters that were both shifters and gargoyles. However, what we wind up with is an intriguing and original paranormal series that captures your attention – and your imagination – immediately.
Tristan has fought his attraction to Kennedy for months – not knowing she was his mate. But when someone sets a wraith on her tail, one who is forced to hunt her until he completes his duty – which is her death – can Tristan save her? Even if it means leaving his brother to endure being trapped in his gargoyle form indefinitely?
I loved these characters! Tristan is the perfect alpha male, and Kennedy is such a fun character that she is a pure joy to read. After all the months of being denied an outlet for all their chemistry, it is amazingly explosive when they both give in to it. Best of all, the author manages to strick a great balance between sexual scenarios and the actual plotline. This book is not one the relies solely on one or the other – but the perfect blend between the two. This is one of those titles you just can’t go wrong with, and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series!