Title & Series: LION’S SHARE (Wildcats #1)
Author: Rachel Vincent
Release date: February 23, 2015
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Abby Wade has a dangerous secret.
Two months ago, she disobeyed an order, but instead of kicking her out of the Pride, Jace offered her a job. Since then, she’s been battling a completely inappropriate crush on the young, hot Alpha. But when accepting his job offer seems like the only way to keep her skeletons safely in their closet, Abby doesn’t hesitate.
Jace Hammond has a big problem.
A rogue is slaughtering humans in his territory, and he must eliminate the threat before the entire shifter species is exposed. There could not be a worse time for Abby to accept a job he only offered as a boost to her confidence. Abby is smart, beautiful, and resilient—more than enough to distract any man from the mission. Unfortunately, she may just be the worst enforcer ever to hold the title.
As they hunt the killer, Abby’s secret becomes a threat to Jace’s authority and to her own life. But the real danger is the grip she has on his twice-shy heart.
NOTE: While this review is based on a purchased eCopy of the book, I had received an early copy from the author to beta read.
LION’S SHARE is an incredible start to Rachel Vincent’s spinoff series Wildcats. It has the perfect mix of action, mystery, tension and suspense, and steamy sexy romance. Told from both Abby Wade’s and Jace Hammond’s points of view, readers will get to experience the sizzling chemistry, the search for the killer, get teased about the secrets being kept, and uncover the shocking and horrifying truth about the victims from each character’s perspective.
With a killer on the loose in his territory, Jace Hammond has to bring Abby back to the safety of the Pride. He can’t risk her remaining at school unprotected, especially after what happened on the camping trip she took with her roommate during fall break. And while he might have expected Abby to put up a fight about leaving, he did not expect her to insist on joining the hunt. Or to keep secrets from him about why she really wanted to come along. And he certainly didn’t expect to feel things about her that he had absolutely no business feeling.
Abby Wade never imagined how much trouble she would get into by demanding Jace keep his promise and allow her to become an enforcer. She just needed to ensure that her secrets remained secret. She didn’t think the price would be as high as it was. Or that her decision would affect anyone other than herself. And she never thought it could mean losing the one person she was willing to give her heart to.
Author Rachel Vincent brings together two characters that readers of her Shifters series already know and love and new readers will instantly adore in her novel LION’S SHARE. She gives readers the chance to get to know some of their thoughts and feelings and secrets by telling the story from each of their perspectives. And she allows bits and pieces of the mystery to unfold in the alternating chapters, prolonging the anticipation and suspense, until most everything is revealed – except for what remains to be uncovered in future books in the series – by the story’s end.
The author keeps the pace steady, the flow smooth, and the tension building through each of the viewpoint transitions. She teases readers with the secrets Abby’s keeping, with the growing attraction between the characters, and with the mystery behind the deaths of the locals in Jace’s territory. And she adds in just the right amount of heat to make their romance sinfully delicious.
LION’S SHARE goes beyond the basic framework of a new adult romance. It incorporates all the elements of urban fantasy and paranormal romance that readers have come to expect from the author and it melds them seamlessly together into a story that is exciting and gripping and enticing and unputdownable and the start of a series that promises to be amazing.