*I received a free copy of Panther's Claim from Tantor Media via Tantor Media. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *
Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Narrator: Chandra Skyye
Series: Bitten Point #2
Published by Tantor Media on 22 March 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Length: 5h 57m
Source: Tantor Media
Reading Challenges: 2016 Audio Book Challenge, 2016 New Release Challenge
Cynthia: So I met a man.
Mom: Is he single?
Hitting on the wrong woman finds Daryl regaining consciousness in a motel taped to a chair. Things were looking up--and not just below the belt.
A sexy, cocoa-complexioned veterinarian--with killer curves--wants answers, and he's only too happy to give them to her, for a price, say a kiss, or something more, from those luscious lips. The problem is Cynthia isn't the type to fall for flirty words and panty-dropping smiles. She tempts Daryl into helping her. Teases him into acting. Claims his heart without even trying.
But that was okay because...She's mine...and someone was trying to hurt her.
This kitty isn't afraid to unleash his claws and rescue the woman he wants. An intriguing, hot woman, a mystery, and danger? Sounds like fun, and Daryl is ready to play. He'll do anything to claim Cynthia as his mate.
Panther’s Claim was a lot of fun, with a mystery, some hot moments and quite a bit of danger.
Listening to Panther’s Claim was a treat! I loved the humor, and I also loved how out there Cynthia was in many ways. I mean, she kidnapped Daryl to figure out if he had kidnapped her friend… That is pretty out there, no? Their chemistry was off the charts, though, and I enjoyed how they both slowly came to realize they might be fated mates. The mystery that started in Croc’s Return continues here, and the disappearances of shifters seem very ominous and unnatural, as do the hybrid shifters who attack Cyn and Daryl.
There were a lot of interactions between the male characters in Panther’s Claim, as they worked together to figure out both why Daryl and Cyn were attacked more than once, and what happened to Cyn’s friend. The search for truth mixed with the romance between Cyn and Daryl were well done, and when parents were added to the mix, things went from campy to hilarious, especially because both of the mothers just want their child to get married. Like, right now!
Told in third person perspective, and with dialogues that the narrator managed to share really well, Panther’s Claim is a great instalment in Langlais’ Bitten Point series – and it left me wanting more so much I immediately one-clicked the next two books on audible. The only thing that didn’t work too well for me when it comes to the narrator was the way she did the ‘squeals’ Cynthia sometimes made.
“I told you. I need answers from you.” “So instead of asking me”—he waved a hand around the room—“you came up with this brilliant plan.” He didn’t bother to hide his mocking. “I had to improvise.”
“I don’t suppose you molested me while I was all tied up?” That out-of-the-blue query had her mouth hanging open, and she blinked. “Are you for real?” “Totally. Want to touch me again and see?”