Craving Her by Kelly Lucille
Series: Keeping Her, #4
Also in this series: At One's Pleasure, Keeping Her, Marrying Her
Published by KLM Publishing on April 11, 2015
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Cleo is a lioness that knows how to take care of herself. Growing up in the military trained motley crew of the Lionsgate pack has seen to that. Shawn is a hawk shifter x-Navy SEAL who has done his best over the years to ignore his craving for his Alpha's much younger daughter. Only now she is all grown up and knows exactly what she wants from Shawn, and its not another overprotective pack mate. Can this honorable warrior ever see her as anything but her fathers daughter? When a blast from her father's past puts Cleo in the cross-hairs, they may not get the chance to find out.
This is fourth in the Keeping Her Series. It is a stand alone, but is better enjoyed if read with the rest of the series.
This book most definitely has strong adult content. Strong language, violence of the bad-ass variety, and explicit sex are just a few of the things you can enjoy in this series.
Finally, Cleo gets her own book! Cleo is a favorite of mine since she’s fierce, tough and unstoppable no matter what danger comes her way. Unfortunately, she’s the Lionsgate pack princess and even though she has shown multiple times that she can not only protect herself but others too, her pack and especially her father constantly hold her back in order to keep her safe.
I wasn’t sure about Sean as her mate. I felt because Cleo was so strong, she needed a strong alpha to equal her. Sean knew she was his for years but he held himself back even after she became an adult. Because of this I wasn’t sure he was the man I wanted for her. He needed to extricate his head from his hindquarters. He definitely broke Cleo’s heart (and mine) before he woke up and he had one heck of a time putting Cleo’s heart back together.
Craving Her ended up being the most angsty of the Keeping Her books. The frustration that Cleo felt at not being treated as an equal in her pack along with the rejection she felt from the man she knew was her mate was front and center and there is nothing funny about that. It’s the Lionsgate pack and they are crazy so I still found myself smiling in places but the humor I have come to expect wasn’t as prevalent as usual.
Along with the relationship issues, there was lots of action. Full blood female lionesses are rare and Sean wasn’t the only one who had his sights set on Cleo. This put’s not only her but Sean in danger too. Cleo is not a lioness to be messed with but some have to learn this the hard way.
Although more angsty than I usually prefer, I still really liked this installment of the series. There was one string left dangling (Cleo’s Mother) which added a bit of frustration on my part since I wanted blood, but maybe that will be taken care of in a future book. I am really hoping that Stryker will eventually get his own book. He intrigues me in a huge way!
Spice’s Rating: 4 I Adore Cleo Stars.
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