by Moira Rogers
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publish Date: June 21, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Book 2: And the Beast series
My Rating: **** 4 of 5 stars
After three years at war, Ennon bears the burden of seeing the High Lord’s vast armies home. Keeping thousands of fiercely independent lions in line isn’t easy. When his soldiers discover a beautiful, royal female hidden beneath an illusion spell, the lure of her inheritance threatens the order of his camp.
The men of her family protected Kisri, until the war stole them away. Tired of defending herself from greedy suitors, she’s in search of her only remaining male relative. Instead she finds Ennon, her cousin’s most dangerous warrior. Perhaps the only man in the kingdom who has no interest in claiming her birthright. Which makes him unique…and tempting.
Delivering Kisri to his High Lord’s side–while keeping his distance–is Ennon’s one and only duty. Yet Kisri’s untutored advances crack his formidable resistance. And she proves to be a dangerously adept student. Especially when their passion wakes a magic beyond their control…
Warning: This story contains a dangerous shapeshifter warlord, a lioness with a sword, innocent passion, sexual awakenings and a happily-ever-after worthy of any fairy tale.
Kisri is book 2 in Moira Rogers And the Beast series. I did not get the chance to read book 1 in the series, and I had no problem getting into the story at all. The setting is right after a major war, and Kisri, a royal lioness, has been trying to find her cousin (the High Lord), the last male relative she has. When Ennon, discovers Kisri in his camp, it becomes his responsibility to see Kisri safely to the High Lord. However, attraction grows between Kisri and Ennon, and Ennon may not be able to leave Kisri untouched.
This short novella was a touching, romantic read. Kisri is the kind of character I love, she is a tough, no nonsense lioness. She knows how to fight, how to protect herself, and she is a woman who knows her worth. The chemistry and the sparks hit Ennon and Kisri fast, and yet their relationship developed in a believable way. I also enjoyed that the characters are lion shifters, and Kisri is an amazing lioness.
My only critique is that this novella was short. Kisri is a hot, exciting read and I wanted to keep reading when the story came to an end. I will be eagerly awaiting more books from this series, and I am looking forward to reading more of Moira Roger’s work.