Book: Animal Magnetism
Series: The Protectors (Book 2)
Author: Toya Richardson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Solange Arlington is coming to terms with many things in her life. Her Elemental powers she can handle. But there’s something which scares her… she’s the fated mate of a bear shifter. The pull and intensity of the feelings she experiences around him terrify her. Will she ever accept the fact they will be together for eternity?
Evan never thought the day would come when he’d finally discover his mate. It’s something every shifter desires more than anything else in their life. A partner to love. To cherish. To protect. When he does find her, he’s unprepared for how difficult the relationship would be.
When Solange runs away from the Protector’s community, she doesn’t realise how much danger she puts her mate and herself in. Evan is captured whilst trying to save her. Can she reach him in time before he’s killed?
My ARC Review:
Book 2 in The Protectors series and I strongly suggest you read book 1 in order to catch up with the world and what is happening there as this book picks up straight after the end of book 1.
Solange and her brother are taken in by the Protectors as they have just found out that they have elemental powers and need help to learn to control it, which in itself is bad enough of a shock for Solange, who is a strong independent woman only used to looking after herself and her brother with no one’s help. But on top of that is seems Solange is the fated mate of Evan in the Protectors, who is a grizzly brown bear, another part of the world she didn’t know existed. But Solange is frightened of her strength of feeling and attraction to Evan, frightened she will lose herself to him. She needs some time away to think and assess, and so leaves the Protectors camp, unaware she is putting herself and the Protectors in danger.
Evan can’t believe he has found his mate at last, his attraction to her is so strong he has control issues, but he will not force their joining and has said he will wait for her. But his heart is shredded as he learns she has left the camp and fears for her safety.
In the first book we learned of a threat to the shifters, humans were taking the shifters and carrying out experiments on them. A new player in the form of a Tracker emerges in this book, and Solange is his target having felt her elemental powers.
Again another good read, very similar in story line to the first one but with a few subtle differences, but still enjoyable.
Book 1: Wild Desire
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Mila Stubbs is starting her dream job as a forest ranger. The downside, it’s close to where she grew up. After years of bullying at the hands of Drake Scott, and the death of her parents, she fled to the city. Now she’s back and has put her life in danger by doing so. She has no idea of the power which lies dormant inside her.
Elias Crane has been waiting his whole life for ‘The One’. A chance meeting with Mila in the forest changes his life forever. Even though he realises she has no idea what is going on deep undercover of the trees, and the untold connection between them, the powerful pull to her drives him to the edge of insanity.
As they become close, the danger for Mila escalates. Drake Scott and his father have plans for her. They want her for breeding purposes. And when she’s taken captive, Elias must reach her before it’s too late.
My Book Review:
This was a good read, a suspenseful paranormal shifter story that tells the story of Elias and Mila.
Elias is a deer shifter and the head of the Protectors, where his family and friends live, protecting them from the outside world. He has been searching for his one true mate for hundreds of years, but never finding her.
Mila has grown up with the knowledge that she was not quite normal, always treated as an outsider. At school she was threatened by a kid named Drake Scott and ended up moving away. Years later she feels the pull to return back home to her childhood home and gets a job there as a forest ranger. Her connection to forest and the animals around her when she arrives home is so much deeper than she expected, especially to a beautiful wild deer. Turns out the forest is hiding a few secrets!
This was a good read, a different take on a shifter world with the Protectors and such. Mila’s reaction to finding out she was a fated mate to a deer and not really human was quite poignant and she tried her best to accept what was going on in the new world around her without losing her marbles! Elias character was good, of course very protective and very hot, and the world building to this was good. Looking forward to the next book.
Meet the Author:
Writing has been my passion since a very early age. Sadly, it wasn’t until the death of my mum, who was also my best friend, in 2009 that I started to take it seriously. My mum’s wish was to see me published, which didn’t occur until 2014. And now, each book written by me is dedicated to her.
My main genre is romance, with books published in contemporary and paranormal romance. I also have the first of a trilogy published in YA Fantasy, there is an element of romance in this series, although the focus is predominantly the heroine’s quest.
When not writing, or reading my main hobbies are; cinema, theatre, gardening, keeping fit, Formula One racing, darts and spending time with friends.