It is Halloween night, which also happens to be Panteara’s birthday. Females of her kind are only able to shift into their half human, half panther form after being mated or on the day of their birthday. Unmated Panteara has always enjoyed the luxury of being able to roam freely in this form on Halloween, without any human being the wiser! When she meets Roarke Rawling at her friend’s Halloween party, her instincts kick into overdrive and she runs from the handsome lion tamer.
Roarke was reluctant to attend the Halloween party with his sister, and even more reluctant to wear the silly lion tamer’s costume. But when he meets Panteara, the lion in him immediately recognizes his mate. When she runs from him, he pursues, with every intention of leaving her no doubt as to just who she belongs to!
In Skylar Sinclair’s novella, All Hallows Eve: Purr for Me, she hits the ground running and doesn’t stop until the story finishes! The reader is immediately captivated by both Roarke and Panteara. In fact, the story is so rich and the characters are so real, Sinclair makes the reader forget that the story is only twenty-two pages long!
The romance between Panteara and Roarke is extremely hot – as one would expect in a tale about shape shifters. The author manages to elicit some giggles with little bits of humor throughout the story, mostly of an ironic nature – like dressing a shape shifting lion in a lion tamer Halloween costume
There is a major twist at the end of the story, and without giving anything away, I’ll simply say I did not see it coming. I haven’t quite reconciled what I think of this particular twist, which is not a negative point. In fact, I quite enjoy stories with elements that make me consider them long after I’ve finished reading them, demanding a second read in the near future. The twist did fit the story, and was sensible, but it threw me a bit. And left me thinking. I’d highly recommend this book!
Reviewed by Jennifer