Claiming His Lioness (Shifter Wars #4) by Kerry Adrienne
Released: September 3, 2019
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Carina Press
Reviewed by Keyrsten
Former enemies align, but is it too late to protect everyone they’ve come to love?
Lara has always relished being a thorn in Mason’s paw. When she was chosen as pride Enforcer, it was easier than ever to get under the passionate shifter’s skin. But with the scent of humans in the air comes a threat she’s powerless to battle alone.
It’s time Lara unites with the one man she needs, the one man she’s secretly drawn to…as if by fate.
If there’s one thing Mason hates more than relinquishing control to a female, it’s the attraction he feels for the fiery lioness. Joining forces with Lara against an insidious enemy only makes their primal bond hotter—and the two of them stronger.
Now it’s up to them, side by side, to bring together three warring shifter clans, win the final fight and save Deep Creek.
Lara is fierce, independent, and just a down right badass. She takes pride in being the the thorn in Mason's paw. She is the epitome of an alpha female, which can sometimes be taken as bitchy and challenging to men. Her insecurities and fear of not living up to pack expectations makes her work 10 times harder. Mason is the perfect yin to her yang. He challenges her and his alpha tendencies match hers toe for toe.
Mason never expected having to take the reigns of leading the pride so soon. He senses there is a new threat to the pride on the horizon, and unfortunately he has to investigate that threat with the pack Enforcer, Lara. Nothing grinds his gears more than Lara. He'll do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of this mystery, even if it means putting up with the infuriating lioness.
Lara and Mason get underneath each other's skin, and damn that makes the sexual tension between the two of them that much sweeter. They challenge each other and push each other to be more. The core of their bond is so primal and passionate. At times they frustrate each other and they may not even like each other all the time, but it doesn't stop them from loving each other.
Bringing the humans into the fold was an interesting addition. It upped the tension and tested the fragile truce the pride had with the bears. It was interesting to see the shifters come together to face a common enemy, and was a testament of how strong they could be together.
Lara and Mason were brought together by their devotion in protecting the pride. Their fear in disappointing the pride bonded them. The passion they had for their people solidified their bond even more. Sometimes the perfect person for you is the person you would least expect. Mason and Lara would never have expected their love for each other, but now that they have it they will fight for that love with everything they have.
Rating: 4 stars
Give me an alpha male with a woman who aces all forms of sarcasm and I'm putty in you hands -- bonus points if a Reverse Harem is involved. Supernatural esque romance and power plays tend to make my heart go pitter patter. I haven't met a book I wasn't willing to try, so if you've got recommendations email them my way. I'm a foul mouthed makeup addict with slight wino tendencies.