Desert fox shifter Ella Kitt has no problem risking her life — but never, ever her heart. Not that she expects to do either when she flies to Maui to help her Special Forces comrades with an easy security job. Or maybe not so easy, because she’s forced to work — and live — in close quarters with smoking hot army hero, Jake McBride. Jake isn’t just the one-night stand who makes her scarred heart flutter and her fox’s tail wag — he’s also a human, totally off-limits to shifters of her kind.
Head over heels in love? Not Jake McBride. It’s just that he can’t shake Ella out of his mind — or his dreams. But when destiny reunites him with his kick-ass lover, he can’t deny the attraction any more. There’s something powerful and alluring about Ella — plus a hidden, sensual side he longs to set free.
At the same time, mystery surrounds Ella and Jake’s new employers at Koa Point. How exactly can a group of Special Forces vets afford to live on an exclusive oceanfront estate? What deadly enemy is closing in on their sun-kissed corner of paradise? And is that enemy targeting someone at the estate — or targeting Jake?
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely Delicious
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2018Verified Purchase
And so we come full circle, but this time, not so much like "Magnum, PI," because we don't have a heartbreaking episode with Magnum narrating about his own death and such, where you realize that he's been looking back on his life this whole time... [cue the tears] No, what we have is Ella, the woman who sent Tessa to Maui in the first "Aloha Shifters" book, and started us down this fantastic path to begin with.
She was the one who saved Tessa from the clutches of a dark and heartless Dragon, putting her on the path to her Fated Mate and the first Spirit Stone. Every so often, we've heard whispers of her in other books - enough to make us wonder about her - but finally Ella gets a story of her own!
Just when we think that all 5 Stones have been found, we learn that there's one more Stone out there, more power than the rest. Our brave band of Shifters can't relax and enjoy their Happily Ever Afters quiet yet, but they're going to need some help to prepare for the final battle to come, and that's where Ella comes in.
There's no question as to whom Silas will call for help, of course. Ella served with them overseas, and she's a fellow Shifter. But with one of the females heavily pregnant, he has to bring in TWO extra hands, not just one. What's a Type A Alpha Dragon to do?
Enter Jake McBride. He may not be a Shifter, but he's a decorated Army Ranger, he's served with them before. The men of Koa Point all agree it's the perfect plan, especially since they've all witnessed Ella's hot-and-heavy sleep-talking sessions about Jake more than once. Being happily mated themselves, they decide it's all in brotherly "good fun" to pair these two up...
Which of course is a fun, recipe for disaster-type plot-point.
Take 1 uber-strong magic gem
Add 1 power-hungry female dragon in a fake-marriage plot,
Then Shake liberally with an evil psycho-villain
Crank the temp up to steam with love scenes between 2 amazing Heroes (cool off with ice cubes, as needed)
Spike with adrenaline,
Ad a dash of________
Garnish with an adorable calico kitten
What? Did you think I'd give you the ENTIRE recipe? Where's the fun in that? Read it and fill in your favorite ingredients yourself.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series!!
Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2018 Verified Purchase
Dragons, tigers, bears, foxes and more! Lure of the Fox is a wonderful conclusion to the Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart series.
Jake (human) and Ella (fox shifter) served in the military and had a night of passion that neither of them ever forgot. Ella knew that Jake was her mate, but Jake new nothing about shifters and Ella was not about to risk his life by initiating the mating bite. She couldn’t watch her mate die as her mother had. Human males don’t fare so well with the mating bite, as their bodies fight the change to hard.
When fate brings them together again to work at Koa Point providing security, will they be able to fight the mating pull that wants to bring them together? This story is filled with action, suspense and twists and turns, that ends up putting Jake and Ella in a life and death situation. But fate provides a very strong ally in a small spirit stone that just might be the answer to putting Ella’s fear to rest and allow her to have her happily ever after with her mate.
Loved Jake and Ella’s story, which also included the rest of the Koa Point team and the introduction to a couple little ones that make their entrance into the world.
I highly recommend this series. If you enjoy shifter stories with action, suspense and of course love, you will want to read each book.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Conclusion!
Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2018 Verified Purchase
Rated 1-5 stars w/ 5 being the best
Overall: 4 stars
Performance: 4 stars
Story: 4 stars
I was so happy to see Ella get a book. There was always something intriguing about her. I loved her with Jake. I ached every time Ella would remind her fox why she couldn't mate with Jake. The smexy scene in the hotel was scorching!
I truly loved how Jake handled finding out about shifters and didn’t let it scare him away from the woman he loved or his friends. It showed what a strong person he really is.
The ending was somewhat predictable as we know the main characters will ride off into the sunset together. Still…it was a satisfying ending to the series.
Ms. Lowe did a great job of weaving the 5 books into a great series to read and/or listen. Ms. Osborne’s narration was well done as well.
While this series is complete, Moira is still out there somewhere planning her evil schemes. Thank goodness we have a spin-off series coming so we can eventually see her downfall. I'm hoping the original Island crew has cameos so we can peek in on their lives.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of the audiobook.
5.0 out of 5 stars Endless love
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2018Verified Purchase
Can it be the special forces that Ella belonged to so long ago which includes two of her brothers trying to play matchmaker or do they know something their not telling? Ella has known the second she laid eyes on Jake he was her mate but not many men accept the change and as he didn't want that life. She figured they would have that one night together while in the fields and what a night. So much more she talked in her sleep calling out his name. Hence the idea. They think they are slick. Plus they are all mated up. Even Silas their team leader was getting married. Jake never stopped thinking about Ella. One night was not enough he wanted forever but at the time he garnered. They were both just doing their jobs and crossing paths whenever assignments permitted. He knew she always wanted to be treated equal so he made sure his squad treated her like she was 6'2minus 10...too cute. Well one last mission, infiltrate the hotel where Silas is having reception and seek out the people who out for them. On a side note he also has to be watchful because someone is gunning for his old unit as well. Something to do with a mission. Oh did I mention they had to pose as newlyweds. That's right theyz married now for realz. Aww don't worry you can just get a divorce after the assignment forget about an annulment cuz you know you can't have hanky panky. And they are pretty much got that covered in spades. Come along and check out this adventure, of strength, love, animals behavior, self sacrifices and what the power of a smoother of the gem stones can do and a stick. Yeah I said a stick. This story was like "you had me at hello." A must read.