Primal Attraction-Pendragon Gargoyles Book 2
by Sydney Somers
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Available: January 19, 2010
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book received from: Author
He’ll stop at nothing to claim her… If she doesn’t kill him first.
A lethal huntress, Sorcha lives to track and eliminate rogue immortals—until her latest assignment turns out to be a sexy, gargoyle shape-shifter. From the start she’s shaken by the lust his touch awakens inside her. Not only that, but the cat is convinced she’s his mate, and for the first time, she’s unable to kill her target.
Still mourning the loss of his mate, Cale is stunned to find Sorcha alive. Yet the woman he aches to possess doesn’t recognize him and is after the only thing that will save his brother—a mystical weapon that will lead to Excalibur.
Determined to protect his family and reclaim his mate, Cale ruthlessly takes advantage of Sorcha’s one weakness—her desire for him. Desire that could unlock their past…or cause him to lose her all over again.
Sorcha is a huntress for the goddess Rhiannon. Her job is to hunt down and kill immortals that have broken the rules and gone rogue. She’s been gifted with certain abilities to help her in her job and she is used to being feared by all immortals—that is until she meets Cale.
Cale is a shape-shifting gargoyle who has stolen a mystical dagger from Avalon. His brother has been cursed and is trapped in his stone form and Cale believes the dagger may be the key to reversing the curse. He will stop at nothing to save his brother. When Sorcha tracks him down with the intent of retrieving the dagger and killing him, he recognizes her as his mate who he believes died 80 years ago. Although he is confused, he is sure Sorcha is the love he lost long ago. The problem is, Sorcha has no memory of him and intends to fulfill her duty as a huntress by retrieving the dagger, even though she feels inexplicably drawn to him.
Primal Attraction is a fantastic love story. I loved that although it seemed impossible, Cale knew Sorcha was his mate even though he had seen her die 80 years before. He didn’t doubt for a minute that she was his fated love and he would do anything to help her remember what they once had. Cale is a special kind of sexy in that he processes just enough of the alpha male dominance that makes your toes curl but he knows just when to pull back as well. I also liked that he respects Sorcha’s dominant streak and at times seems turned on by it.
The only thing I’d say this story was lacking in was action. Although there were a couple of small fight scenes, the one main fight scene was only referred to and the reader is completely excluded from it. I got the impression that it was a grand scene having to do with the reason Cale stole the dagger but the story only picks up after the fight a month later. It just felt like something was missing.
Although Sorcha has no memory of Cale it seems her heart and soul remember quite well and her body reacts to him accordingly. Their romantic chemistry is at times breath taking. Cale’s desire to claim his mate in every possible way and Sorcha’s conflicted feelings for Cale complicated by her duty as a huntress creates fantastic sexual tension which leads to some very erotic love making.
Primal Attraction is a wonderful paranormal romance with some interesting twists and turns. Cale’s unwavering dedication to his mate is touching and romantic and Socha’s unexpected sacrifice nearly brought me to tears.
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