Book – Shifter
Author – Jennifer Lynn Reynolds
Publication Date – July 30, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Paranormal Romance
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Life lesson number one: Never anger a powerful witch.
Too bad Dimitri Sullivan didn’t know the beautiful redhead he met at a bar, bedded, and skipped out on was a witch—let alone a psychotic one who turns him into a diseased-ridden, flea-bitten, house cat; the complete antecedent to his predominate wolf form.
Abby, like most humans, knows nothing about the supernatural world. She does know that her new cat is different. She knows that the new, gorgeous man in her life is up to something. And she knows that something isn’t right about the beautiful yet crazy woman stalking her.
When Mave, the witch who cursed Dimitri, discovers that the curse she placed on him is breaking, she goes to great lengths to stop him from becoming human once again.
This was a book I just couldn’t put down – it held my attention from beginning till end and there were so many things that touched my heart with the main characters in this book. I found myself laughing, crying, feeling, cheering and so much more.
I was surprised…so surprised when I opened this up and started reading…I had apprehensions about reading this because even though I read about ghosts, horror and post-apocalyptic zombie books…it’s been awhile since I have picked up a book about shape shifters and witches…but I have to tell you that I was happily surprised with how easy it was to connect with the main characters.
Dimitri was an asshole in the beginning but with time really pulled at my heartstrings and Abby was a gem…she was real – overweight, mental/self esteem issues, abuse survivor, hermit but a loving girl!! In this book we watch her grow to love herself and then able to walk with confidence and give herself over to love with Dimitri.
Dimitri pisses off the wrong witch and finds himself trapped inside the body of an ugly kitten…with a little bit of his magic left – he is able to change into a Maine Coon kitten while in the local pet shelter. Abby feels a desire to get another cat and it’s love at first site with Dimitri (the cat).
Dimitri can’t read thoughts, can’t shift and has lost all of his paranormal abilities with the curse Mave(the witch) put on him. As Dimitri spends day after day with Abby he realizes that this girl is hurting inside but has the heart of an angel. It starts to anger him at the people in her past who have hurt her to make her end up like the way she is.
As Dimitri’s brothers search for him…it seems a brother has an interest in Abby which only pisses Dimitri off more and more….realizing that he is developing feelings for her. Abby starts to wonder if there is something off about her cat…and Dimitri starts to get some of his powers back…especially when he finds Abby pleasuring herself.
Well…things just get weirder and weirder in Abby’s life….witches chasing her….werewolves trying to bite her…etc.
What will happen? Will Dimitri finally break the curse? Will Abby love herself enough to trust another? So many of these questions will be answered once you read!