Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts—a deeply emotional, unforgettable New Adult paranormal romance series by A.C. Arthur about the men who are sworn to protect the females—human or otherwise—from the savage fury of his own nature…
Lidia Morales has always felt out of place. The one stable presence in her childhood has always been Brayden. Every major moment, every growing pain, everything in her life has been shared with him since they were little, so it makes sense to her that they will stay friends at college together. Until one night, emotions are revealed in a heated kiss, and Lidia’s world is turned upside down. Brayden has always been just a friend and she knows she should look somewhere else for love. But the memory of the passion between them is undeniable—and Brayden isn’t about to let her forget it. As trouble brews, Lidia may need Brayden more than she realized and Brayden will do whatever it takes to convince her that they are soulmates…bonded for life, in Part of Me by A.C. Arthur.
Hunger for You coming June 10, 2014! And don’t miss Mine to Claim, available now.
Author: A.C. Arthur
My Rating: 4 Bookworms
Where did I get the book: From Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest and fair review
So thank goodness I got Mine To Claim to read along with Part of Me. Both of them are really short novelettes (That’s what their called right?). And so packed full of story, plot twists, passion and fun that I cannot believe the stories are actually as short as they were.
The series are all standalones which makes it even better. You can read them alone. It is doable but it is so much more fun to read all of them and I cannot wait to get my hands on the third one.
The series is focused around three brothers. All of them a little special (If you know what I mean). Mine to Claim is an excellent introduction but Part of Me is a great follow up. Being introduced to characters that are merely hinted at in the first book was an excellent bit of fun.
And I am always up for a bit of friendship turn steamy. I was incredibly in love with Lidia’s reluctance to just jump into the sack with Brayden no matter how much she wanted to. Watching Brayden break down her defences and seeing her come out of her shell was an excellent read. One I would recommend to anyone.
The story was excellently written, the plot full of action and the characters perfectly confliced with their feelings.
Artist C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since.
Working in the legal field for almost thirteen years now she’s seen lots of horrific things and longs for the safe haven reading a romance novel brings. Her debut novel Object of His Desire was written when a picture of an Italian villa sparked the idea of an African-American/Italian hero. Determined to bring a new edge to romance, she continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters and fresh dialogue—thus keeping the readers on their toes!
During the course of her writing career Artist has won the YOUnity Guild’s Best New Drama and Romance Author Award in 2005/06; been nominated 3 years straight for EMMA Awards, with the fourth time being a charm she took home the 2007 EMMA Award for Favorite Romantic Suspense; and has also received her first Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Nomination for Best African American Romance. She is represented by Christine Witthohn at Book Cents Literary Agency, LLC.