Author: Felicity Heaton
Series: In Heat #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: ebook novella
Source: Free ebook from Amazon
Published: June 1, 2007 by Alinar Publishing
Author's Website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk
Goodreads Blurb:A heat wave isn’t the only thing making London too hot for lawyer Kim. She’s been spending each night with a man who sets her body and heart on fire. The problem? He’s a man that always sprouts black fur and purrs, and he’s only a dream. Walking into work on the hottest day of the year, the last thing she expects is to meet Erik, a man who send her temperature soaring and who resembles her dream guy exactly.
A black panther shape-shifter, Erik Blackwell has been searching for his mate for twenty-seven years. The visions they share each night are getting hotter but finding her is proving impossible as he’s never seen her face. That is, until it turns out she’s working as his lawyer on his contract negotiations with his brother, Alistair.
Kim can’t deny her attraction to Erik. The heat she feels with him is intense and it’s only a matter of time before they surrender to their desires, but something haunts her. Is Erik really the man of her dreams? If so, can he grow fur and purr? And what about the terrible feeling she has about Alistair and the contract? How far is he willing to go to get his hands on the company Erik owns?
What will Kim do when she discovers Erik’s secret? Will she turn her back on him, or will she complete the mating and become like him so they can be together forever?
Have to love a book that starts off good and steamy! WAM! The build was a bit slow on Kim and Erik's actual relationship, but effective, sensual and exciting just the same.
A woman (Kim) who feels like a plain Jane has been having erotic dreams about one particular male for some time. She feels it’s an impossibility to get someone so attractive to like her (even though she’s yet to see his face). But behold! Once she meets her dream guy she sees the interest in his eyes and gets all flustered from the attention. Especially since she met him on the job. Relationships with clients are forbidden in the workplace. But it’s hard to resist even the thought of it with someone as yummy as Erik Blackwell.
Erik has had dreams about this beautiful woman for over 20 years. He knows she’s his mate. But there is only so much he can share with her because he’s scared she'll run away and he'll lose his one and only chance at claiming his mate. Trying to progress with many secrets becomes an impossibility. Now he just has to build the courage to let her know that he’s a shape shifter. A black panther to be exact and that she is indeed his mate.
It’s so hard for them to resist the pull they have toward one another. Kim is confused as to what and why these feelings and the pull is so irresistible. Erik is completely irresistible to her. Little things bring out so much. Like in her dreams, he seems to know exactly what to do and say. Will they be able to become true mates before her heat is over? There are quite a few obstacles that get in the way or their relationship and its progress. Some that leave you cursing like a sailor. But regardless, if you are a lover of paranormal (especially hot shifters) you will love this book ;)
I have to mention (because I took notice of it). There is not as much dialogue in this book compared to what one would normally see. It does not take away from the impact of it. But is different and I liked the style of it. We are more in the heads of the characters and got the full effect of what they were really thinking instead of just what was being said.