Rebel Alpha (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 5)

All dragon shifter Cynthia “Brown” wants is a safe place to raise her child and heal from bitter betrayal. When Cal — her first love, her only love, and her destined mate — unexpectedly appears on Maui, he stirs up all kinds of other desires too. But trouble — as usual — is hot on his heels.

Cal Zydler has spent a decade secretively protecting the only woman he’s ever loved. Cynthia may be hopelessly out of his league, but he’ll never, ever give up on her, no matter how forbidden their love is. In his dreams, he rides off into the sunset with his destined mate on the back of his vintage motorcycle. In real life… Well, not every wolf shifter gets a happy ending, especially not a guy from the wrong side of the tracks. And not when danger lurks everywhere — even on a sunny island paradise.

Evil shifter forces are gathering to attack the Hawaiian hideaway where Cynthia and her young son have taken refuge. It’s her darkest hour, and Cal is ready to make the ultimate sacrifice. The future of all shifters stands on the brink, and even the Special Forces heroes of Koakea — dragons, lions, wolves, and bear shifters — will need help to beat the odds. Does Cal pose the ultimate danger, or is he Cynthia’s only hope?

The Reviews!

Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read (minor spoiler ahead)
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2019
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The emotions that are captured from the pages of the story start from the very first words. I was drawn in by Cynthia and her restlessness and then kept reading because of Cal and his deep passion for life and protection. The shifters of Kai Point are family and this easy to feel as you read. I loved the fact that Ms. Lowe was able to have two loves for Cynthia and have neither man have ugly hate for the other. This really is not a stand-alone book. To truly know Cynthia and see how far she has come, you need to have seen the glimpses of her in each of the Pearls of Desire books and her prequel. Cynthia is so much more by the time this book started. She knows that she needs to be more and is willing to do what is needed. This was an excellent read.
Charleann Davis
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5.0 out of 5 stars He's a Rebel wolf shifter she's from a royal line of Dragon Shifters will love be enough
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2019
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Wow! This is an action packed suspense filled paranormal romance story.When Cal first met Cynthia he knew she would cause him pain.But never realized how muxch.She was his mate but being a line rebel wolf from the wrong side of the tracks and her coming from a line of royalty,old clan of Dragon shifters their love was doomed from day one,not that he would trade the time they shared even with his heart being ground to dust. Now he is back in Cynthias life to continue to protect her and Joey no matter how much pain he feels from not being able to have her.When years lonely years have passed by he has never been able to forget his mate. Cynthia thinks she owes it to Barnaby to stay a widow until she heard his voice telling her it's ok.Or is she imaging that so she can be with the only man she's ever loved?She loved Barnaby but like a brother even if they had to mate.It's been a lonely life for her but at least she had Joey.What did Cal have? or did he have a endless parade of beautiful woman? When Cal told her there had been no one since her she felt even more guilty.Will they be able to put the past behind?Will they destroy their enemies and have a chance to build a future?Will the men ever accept Cal as one of them ? The twists and turns to this story will keep you riveted until the very last page and leave you begging for more.I love the way this amazing author brings the characters to life before your eyes and makes you feel like you know them personally.I can hardly wait to see what's next by this multi talented author.
Sandy Bowers
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars, OF COURSE!!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2019
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Omg, I LOVE Anna Lowe and I LOVE this series!!!! I've been waiting forever (it seemed) for Cynthia's book!!! And it was certainly worth the wait!!! She finally got her happiness, and I must admit to some tears when she first saw Cal. And I've adored little Joey throughout the whole series. How far she came about her attitude concerning Joey and trusting the other shifters to care for him for even a minute from Book One to Book Five. And it's always awesome how at the end of every book, they all came together for a meal and to celebrate the latest pearl found. I guess bottom line, I love these 2 series about shifters in Hawaii. I'm always sad when the final book comes out, as much as I love them. I try to make it last, but nope, I usually devour them in one sitting!!!! At least we have the new series Fire Maidens to look forward to!! And I DO!!!!!!
Elizabeth Andreas
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book from this author!
Reviewed in Canada on January 17, 2019
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This book has earned its place in the Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire series. Even though this stand alone book is the last book in the series, it in no way is the least of them all. It was extremely well written and the characters were so believable that you were immediately pulled into the book right from the first page until the last. The way all of the characters interacted seamlessly with each other while dealing with everything that life decided to throw at them was very awe-inspiring. I mean let's face it, the past ALWAYS comes back to bite us in the a$$. lol But it's the way we deal with it that sets us apart from everyone else. This was certainly demonstrated in this book. I highly recommend this book for your reading pleasure, although you will have a richer experience by reading the complete series from the start.

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Rebel Wolf (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 4)

Wild wolf shifter meets shy, retiring bookworm. Has he learned enough about human ways to win over his destined mate?

Sophie Wilkins — bookworm and smoothie chef extraordinaire — has moved to Maui for a reminder of all the beauty and love in the world. And love is what she gets from shy, retiring, and utterly gorgeous man she meets. Chase is everything her lonely heart has ever yearned for. He’s mysterious too, with a raw, animal intensity that appeals to a wild side she never knew she had.

Chase Hoving is a wolf shifter born and bred in the wild — a secret he must protect at all costs. After a decade in an elite Special Forces unit, he’s tempted to turn his back on the human world and return to that quieter, simpler life. Then destiny brings him Sophie, who fills his soul with hope and light.

But danger lurks everywhere, from the private estate Chase protects, to the wilds of his homeland, and even in the seaside park where Sophie works. Worse, evil forces from Sophie’s past are ruthlessly hunting her down. Has Chase learned enough about human ways to win over his destined mate — and protect her from a terrible fate?

The Reviews!

Marsha @ Keeper Bookshelf
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing, Sexy and totally satisfying - love this series
Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2018
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I think most of us who have loved and followed the Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire series have been eagerly awaiting Chase’s story… and he was well worth the wait. Chase is an unusual man, even in the world of shifters he stands out as far from the norm. His mother was a full natural wolf, his father a hybrid shifter (one who could shift into different animals)… so to say there aren’t too many like Chase in the world would be an understatement. Parts of his life have been spent with his natural wolf pack, other parts in the military and with his other half- brothers. Now he has a pack full of various animals, brothers and brother of the heart but what is keeping him on the island isn’t loyalty to those he loves as family but to the sweet, innocent Sophie, his mate… and the girl he just barely has asked out on a date.

Rebel Wolf has a distinctly different feel to it, although if asked to pin down how I couldn’t do it. It’s Chase’s different heritage, his laid back attitude, the sense that he straddles two far different worlds and is barely holding on to either except for the knowledge of his mate. On the surface Sophie seems as normal as is humanly possible, but we all have secrets and Sophie’s just may get her killed. Watching two shy, quiet people fall in love, work their way through danger and threats and still hold on tight to each other was a delightful journey.

We’ll run into enemies both known and new, catch up with all of our old friends and find another pearl of desire in a most unusual place. Chase and Sophie were simply amazing together, they’re believable in their reactions to each other and to the danger. I loved every moment spent in this world once again. I promised myself to make this review shorter… because, frankly, I love to talk about this world… that’s about the shortest I can get.

Rebel Wolf is a story that you’ll easily get caught up in, danger you can sense and people to cheer with, laugh with and even cry with… and sexy as possible as well. I’d highly recommend this story and the entire series to any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader. I can’t wait to start on Rebel Heart to learn Cynthia’s back story, I’ve got it pre-ordered to drop on my Kindle on November 8th — I cannot wait.

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Sandy Bowers
5.0 out of 5 stars So sweet!!!
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2018
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I loved Chase's story so much! And Lowe wrote him perfectly!! With his background, he had to have a Sophie!!! I was moved to tears more than once. And definitely when I realized there's only a short novella about Cynthia's background, before the final book, Cynthia's. Please, Anna Lowe, say it ain't so!!! I have LOVED SO MUCH both of these series, Pearls of Desire, and the first series, Jewels of the Heart. Aloha Shifters is in my top 3 favorite series of all time. Yeah, they're that good. Damn, I hope some long lost brother or sister decides to show up and demand their own story!!! That's be awesome!!! Can't wait to see what this amazing writer does next. As long as it's Paranormal, cuz that's all I read anymore.
Raven777Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars I cried and smiled and cheered (quietly, inside my head)
Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2018
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I got it this morning. I just finished it. I have this whole series....to date. The love, caring and strength depicted by these characters make me wish they were real in this version of the world. I totally enjoy this series and am eagerly awaiting the next one. I've just preordered it. I also have two other complete sets of Ms. Lowe's books. I highly recommend them to anyone who believes love can conquer all. Enjoy
Sherry
5.0 out of 5 stars A soft spot for Chase
Reviewed in Germany on September 28, 2018
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Every time I start reading another of Anna Lowe’s Aloha Shifter books, I want to pack my things and move half-way across the world to Hawaii. Granted the shifters and the heroines in her books have to deal with some dangerous situations and power-hungry dragons, but it doesn’t diminish the beautiful setting and the romantic chemistry between the characters.
Chase is a little wilder, than the other shifters that life on the plantation, he basically spent his childhood and teenage years as a wolf and first joined the human world with his half-brothers, Tim and Connor. Most of the shifter’s have a soft spot for the quiet wolf shifter and who can blame them? He finds his mate Sophia in the local smoothie bar, she’s quiet, loves to read and loves to save dogs from the local shelter. A series of strange events bring the two of them closer than they have been before and what Chase doesn’t know about Sophie’s history is coming to get her and he needs to protect his mate.
The big silent type is so fitting for Chase and Sophie, the two of them have a wonderful love story that leaves me wanting more. I am looking forward to Cynthia’s story and to see where the it leads the aloha shifter family. Another great read from Anna Lowe!

Rebel Lion (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 3)

Lion shifter Dell O’Roarke has never been serious about life, but life is about to get serious with him. The beautiful stranger who’s just arrived in Maui isn’t just looking for anyone — she’s looking for him. And that’s not just any surprise she’s brought along — it’s a baby who looks a hell of a lot like Dell. Soon, he discovers there’s more at stake than his lifestyle as a swinging bachelor. Vengeful shifters are hot on the stranger’s heels, making Dell wonder… Are they after the woman, the baby, or him?

Ad executive Anjali Jain hasn’t taken a vacation in years — and she sure isn’t on vacation now. She’s simply keeping a promise, and then she’ll get back to climbing the corporate ladder. But there’s nothing simple about taking care of a baby — or handing that baby off to a handsome, mysterious stranger who feels like a long-lost friend. Easygoing Dell isn’t her type, but the more he reluctantly reveals of his hidden, soulful side, the deeper she falls in love — and the more mysteries she discovers. How can one man possibly awaken so many lusts and desires at the same time? What evil forces lurk behind the brutal murder of her best friend? And why does she have the feeling there’s something not quite human about the murderers — or about Dell?

The Reviews!

Marsha @ Keeper Bookshelf
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Shifter love story - absolutely love this series
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2018
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Rebel Lion is much like Dell himself. A bit softer, a touch more lighthearted, not slower but more leisurely, more laid-back… yet, along the edges of this new domestic scene slithers a whisper of danger to come. Yeah. Very much like our lion shifter, Dell O’Roarke. For me, Rebel Lion was very much a story divided into two sections. At first we discover that Dell has a niece, a tiny baby who never knew her father and has tragically lost her mother. To say that Dell’s world was turned upside down in that moment would be an understatement. And not only about Quinn, for along with the baby Dell’s mate has also stepped into his life. Anjali is everything Dell never dreamed possible for himself. Sure, she’s career driven, lives back in Chicago and probably wouldn’t look twice at him on a normal day… but, still. There is an immediate spark, a knowing in her eyes even if she doesn’t really understand the part destiny plays in anyone’s life.

To be frank, I was disappointed in my beloved shifters. Yes, you read that right. From the moment Quinn appeared they didn’t have any confidence in Dell to be able to raise her, perhaps on his own. When they started tossing around other options for Quinn, my blood began to boil. Yes, it did. It was sad to me to see these men and women who knew Dell, fought beside him, shared his secrets, and admittedly knew him as a carefree, live for the moment kind of man. That they would put forth such a suggestion, that their faith and belief in their friend, brother was so low… I hurt for Dell, very much. And I wanted to start slapping people upside the head. Yes, even dragon shifters at that moment. I wanted to ask Cynthia how she’d feel if anyone dared suggest that future for Joey. Yeah, flash fire for certain would be the answer. Throughout this personal drama Dell and Anjali are slowly falling in love. Oh, Dell’s lion knew they’d found their mate but the man was too busy seeing how it couldn’t work at first. Everything changes when this newly formed family return to Chicago for the official signing of papers. Absolutely everything.

And here is the second section of Rebel Lion. The fight til the death, defend the mate and cub moment. The edge of danger has been slowly building and it comes to a head when we’re confronted with an old enemy, and learn her plans. The enemy that went after Quinn’s mother has joined forces with a more powerful ally and the fight is on to protect, to defend what is most important in Dell’s life.

I was captured all over again with Dell and Anjali’s story. There is a different feel to their story, one that is very much in touch with Dell’s personality. Watching Dell learn the joys, fears and delight of fatherhood was such an enjoyable experience. Also, watching the confirmed bachelor falling was a special delight. I wasn’t the least surprised that Dell’s story involved a little one, you only have to see how he is with Joey to know what a great father he’d make. We’ve learned a but more about Cynthia this time… and waiting for that shoe to fall is going to be agonizing. I absolutely loved Rebel Lion for its differences and for the continuity as well. Life is full of unseen corners to be turned, and Dell did that so well. If you love Shifter Romance or have followed this series then you need to pick up Rebel Lion. Fascinating characters, detailed story lines, threads woven through each story that connect them all … and simply a damn good story. Indulge yourself and enjoy another trip to Magnum’s estate (grin), you’ll enjoy the trip I guarantee.

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Kim
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Anjali !
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2018
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What do you do when confronted by a pink bundle with eyes just like yours? Why you go all lion - hawt & protective! Dell's lion was up for the challenge of Anjali and her pink bundle even before Dell knew it. Anjali didn't know what work or satisfaction was until she had that little pink bundle. Everything isn't all stuffed lions and sleepy babes for the shifters on Maui. There is a major threat that needs to be solved and a pearl that won't be denied. I really enjoyed the different facets of Dell and even Anjali. Showing the playful side, to the responsible, scared and serious, to the protective sides. The nicknames that the played with all throughout the story were hysterical. Everyone working together like a big family to protect Quinn, the baby, was fabulous. Another great shifter read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mighty Lion Hear Me Roar!
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2018
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Anjali and Dell are my new favorite power couple. This story was explosive and saucy from the beginning. I've always loved Dell's inner beast and beauty. His emotions and call of duty demeanor take no prisoner attitude just like the majestic king of the jungle he is..but if it wasn't for love and Destiny playing a part he would have never conquered his inner alpha strength. Of course it helps to have a strong woman in your corner. It's what they say the male might be the king of the jungle but the woman rule the world. And damnit if Anjali didn't bring her inner lioness out when it was most needed. Protect your family and Destiny will help guide you along.

Moira just knew she was going to get her way this time but she had another thing coming. It's seems Moira is the common thread that brought this group of shifters and their mates together. Greed, revenge and power corrupts her. She will go to no end to make everyone pay and suffer. But they will not be destroyed or beaten. I feel it's going down soon. I have a vision all the shifters from Koakea Plantation and Koa Point will band together and open up a can of whoop a$%. I cannot wait for the next story.

I almost forgot, Anjali came through to help protect her newly found family. Quinn, Joey and all the rest of the group becomes hers and nobody muff what's hers. Get the book!
	Sandy Bowers
5.0 out of 5 stars Better and better!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2018
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I swear these books just keep getting better and better with every new story. I LOVE Dell and Anjali!!! As usual, they are PERFECT for each other. And little Quinn and Joey. Love them. That's my favorite thing about Anna Lowe's series, you get to catch up in each book with the folks that came before!! I can't WAIT for Chase!!! My heart aches for him. How hard it must be for him. Lowe writes these people in a way that the most outlandish scenarios seem possible, and realistic. Love these series so much. Hate when each one comes to an end. I just hope she comes up with at least one more after Book 5. It has to be about Cynthia. Oh well, waiting impatiently. Did I say that? Patiently. Lol

Eventide of the Bear (The Wild Hunt Legacy Book 3)

She risked her life to save a human child. Pain was her reward.

All her life, Emma longed for someone to love. Instead, disaster sees the brand-new bard banished from her people for long lonely years. Injured saving a child, the werebear has to steal food from humans, breaking shifter Law. The territory’s Cosantir and his lethal grizzly warrior catch her in the act. To her surprise, she’s healed and welcomed. Obviously, they don’t know her past. But oh, she can’t resist being around other shifters—especially the captivatingly powerful warrior. Maybe she can stay…just a little while.

As a grizzly warrior, Ben is ordered to house the pretty werebear until she heals. His littermate abandoned him, his home is empty, and he’s been alone for a long time. Intelligent and sweet and lushly curved, Emma is a delight…even if she is oddly reticent about her past. Although having sworn off females, he’s sorely tempted by this one. Damned if he doesn’t want to keep her, secrets or not.

Females were trouble. Years past, one split Ryder from his littermate. Now the panther shifter is returning to Ben, bringing his cub with him, a four-year-old he stole from the abusive female. To Ryder’s annoyance, his brother is sheltering a wounded bear. A female. Even worse, she’s beautiful and gentle and loving—damned if he’s going to fall for that act again. But when the dark of the moon arrives and death reigns supreme, he’ll discover that not all females are alike.

In a world filled with hellhounds and pixies, can three lonely shifters and one silent cub create a new family together? 

The Reviews

Kilian85710
4.0 out of 5 stars Four stars
Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2018
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Emma is banished from her territory unjustly and is forced to live as an outcast. She stays mostly in her bear form, scrounging for food and hibernating. When a family is attacked by a hellhound, Emma risks her life to save the child. Badly injured, she is forced to raid human campsites for food. When the guardian of the territory and his enforcer set a trap for her, she is caught in the act of breaking the law. Expecting to be punished, instead she is taken to the healer, and placed with the enforcer, a grizzly shifter named Ben, for protection.

Ben is lonely, too. His littermate and he split several years ago, and he has lived alone ever since. He is drawn to Emma, and shelters her gladly.

Ryder, Ben's littermate, learns the woman he and Ben split over, has a cub—his daughter. Angered by his mate's selfishness, he left her and vowed no woman would ever have power over him again. He hadn't known about the cub. and when he goes to check it out, he finds an abused child, mute from the trauma. He takes his child and reunites with his brother. Together the four of them try to make a home.

And then the mother comes to reclaim her child.
Lovingbooks1
5.0 out of 5 stars Can’t get enough
Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2019
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As I’m reading this series I can’t help wondering why this author is capable of holding my interest........
My conclusion is that her books is not just another story, it’s packed with suspense, feelings, action, sweet love scenes, realistic characters (for a shifter) and amazing world building.

There’s no unnecessary descriptions of surroundings
Plenty of dialogues
The characters and the chemistry between them is coming through in a subtle way.
A storyline that progresses steadily and with all the ups and downs it keeps me on the edge all the time.

I have many authors I one-click books from but only a few I reread and Cherise Sinclair is absolutely one of them.

Excellent series and all the books can be read as a standalone but I recommend starting from the beginning.
Chrissy.ok
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2019
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This book, heck this series is just good. This author not only does a great job writing stories in general but taking tales of paranormal and Otherfolk and making them with a flair that's distinctly hers. And while this is a hot and still sweet romance with menage it is one centered around the female. But it's done in a way that there are no closed doors or favoritism, and keeps the feeling of one larger relationship with multiple people rather then multiple different relationships that happen to share 1 person. I personally prefer the relationships where everyone is at least open, and sharing like here, verses one with closed doors and lots of rules. And while there's action, drama and suspense this story ended on the most adorable heartwarming HEA, would definitely recommend.
	WFTM (cntryrox)
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2016
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Emma is a bear shifter. When she went to her first Gathering, two males fought over her and killed each other. She is blamed and banished. After three years of living alone in the forest, her leg is mauled by a hellhound in her attempt to save some human kids. She is rescued and lives with Ben also a bear shifter. He takes care of her as she heals. His brother shows up with his little girl. Ben hasn't seen Ryder, a panther shifter, in years. The cub was abused by her mother and doesn't speak. He is distrustful of females. But little by little he starts to fall for Emma. Ben has already fallen for her but doesn't want to lifemate because he's afraid she wouldn't be able to birth his cubs. When her leader shows up from her old town, she takes off afraid she will be banished again. But misunderstandings are cleared up and they think it's smooth sailing until Ryder's ex shows up wanting the cub. So now they must prove what a horrible mother she is to protect their little family.
Two bears and a panther fight hellhounds, ex's, and their feelings for each other. Couple of hot sex scenes. I have been waiting for the next book in this series. Was not disappointed!

Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 2: Rebel Bear

Bear shifter meets runaway bride in this steamy, suspenseful paranormal romance!

Up-and-coming supermodel Hailey Crewe can’t wait to escape the limelight and return to the modest, anonymous lifestyle she once led. Escaping literally? That was never part of her plan. But when an unwanted suitor — and her scheming mother/manager — go a step too far with a surprise Hawaii wedding, Hailey becomes a bride on the run. Before she knows it, she’s not only being hunted by a greedy oil tycoon, but by his creepy security force too. A good thing she bumps into her very own Lancelot at exactly the right time.

Bear shifter Timber Hoving is just another Special Forces vet slowly adjusting to island time. That is, until an irresistible stranger rushes into his meticulously organized world. Before Tim knows it, his human side is wrestling with temptation, and his bear is head over heels in love. But Hailey’s first encounter with shifters is a terrifying one, and Tim can’t reveal the truth about himself without losing her forever. Worse, sinister shifter forces are closing in, following a ruthless agenda of their own. They’ll stop at nothing to capture Tim’s destined mate — dead or alive.

The Reviews!

Bookworm555
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Karter and Ronan
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2019
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After seeing Commander Karter in several books and watching him interact with Dara (Chloe, Seth, and Dorian's daughter), we have begged Grace for him to get a mate and she answered us with this great story.

(To understand my review, I just want to put it out there, I read for story and could care less about the sexy times)

This story drops us right into the middle of the Hive war, as mentioned in the previous books, the Battlegroup Karter is actively holding back the Hive in sector 437. Karter was tested years and years ago and has been too busy to have any thoughts of a bride. Ronan is also a Commander and is just as intense as Karter due to the heavy weight of responsibility demanded by their positions. Erica has always loved the stars and jumped at her chance to be among them, especially after her testing as part of a Prillon sandwich (her words, not mine).

This story is told from all three POV and we get to see just how tortured Karter is and how much weight is on his very broad shoulders. I really loved Karter and Ronan and even though Erica is just a feisty as the other Interstellar Brides, I guess I just wasn't as impressed with her as I was with the other brides - she does love both of them and fights for a true mating but that's about it. BUT, Karter and Ronan make up for any deficiencies I felt Erica had. The new development in the war is a major game changer and the Coalition is going to have their hands full dealing with it.

I love this series and while I have received advanced copies of these books (yes, I joined Grace's review team to get my hands on these books as soon as possible), I have purchased every single one. Purchasing these books and writing reviews so that others have a chance to discover this talented author's work is my way of supporting her and my habit 🙂
Marsha @ Keeper Bookshelf
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5.0 out of 5 stars Once again, an amazing, intense, steamy romance - love this series
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2018
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What has always drawn me to Anna Lowe’s books are the word pictures she paints. I can smell the salty tang of the ocean breeze, I can see the mischief in Joey’s eyes, I can taste the Hawaiian lunch truck food on a picnic at the beach, I can feel the growing attraction between Hailey and Tim… and I can sense the concern of his brothers, friends and fellow shifters as well. When an author can take the time to paint a word picture that transports me into their world, allows a story to build at its own pace and gives me an exciting story with several layers – then I’m going to be hooked on their work for a very long time.

I was easily swept into the world of the Aloha Shifters once again with a very dramatic opening scene that sets the pace for the rest of Rebel Bear. Tim may now be ex-Special Forces but he has no intention at all of getting involved in the mad hunt for the woman running desperately searching for a hiding place or to escape these goons chasing after her. No, he’s no knight in shining armor these days — but his bear has a different reaction. Help her. Save her. Destiny. He might have been successful in ignoring his bear if it weren’t for that smell of shifter excitement of the chase in the air. Reluctantly Tim heads for his future, one that will bring him everything he ever wanted – if he can overcome one woman’s fear of the animal in him.

Hailey had been completely duped by her mother. She knew this dress was the wrong color for a bridesmaid. And that suspicion came true when the jerk she’d been about to break up with tries to stage a forced wedding/proposal in front of a huge crowd, reporters at the ready to capture the whole farce. Since Jonathan wasn’t accepting her repeated No, Hailey did the only thing she could think of… she ran. Which might have worked if there weren’t several henchmen of Jonathan’s after her as well – or if she hadn’t backed herself into a corner with no escape. Why she trusted the strong male voice on the other side of the door she had no idea, but she did, and really he was her only way out of this mess. Putting her faith into a stranger’s hands might not have been the logical choice, but she felt safe and that feeling alone was worth the risk. Soon she’d be accepting the kindness of strangers… and entering into a world she never dreamed existed.

Rebel Bear brings us an engaging, at times intense, romance with more than its fair share of potholes. Tim knows that Hailey is his mate but her intense fear of animals from something in her past, to the onslaught of her fears when encountering what cannot be true in her world will keep Tim from confessing his own secret. He will do everything in his power to keep Hailey safe from those who want to do her harm… but if he can figure out a way to have her in his life that would be the perfect solution. There are a variety of villains in this story. Some are truly vile and dangerous with an agenda that has been planned for a very long time. Others are the more selfish, self-serving kind, Hailey’s mother in fact. And an older known enemy will be brought into this current situation with menacing possibilities. There is a bit of several things going on in Rebel Bear, some that will, I’m sure, be revealed in the rest of the series.

I loved Rebel Bear, easily got caught up in this magic once again. We’ll run into old friends, learn a bit more about several situations and simply sit back and enjoy the unfolding romance of Tim and Hailey. I would highly recommend this story and series to any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader who loves a good solid story, believable characters, secondary characters that bring the book to life, vile villains to hate and a strong love story to enjoy. (and yes, I know this review went on too long… but I did love this story)
Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome story about bear shifter and his mate
Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2019
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Tim is in construction, a bear shifter, and has a logical mind. He meets Hailey who is the model and he's being forced to marry someone she does not love. Can Tim save her I'm convinced her that she is his mate?

This series is about the pearls of Desire and is a 5 stories complete this series. This is the second story. The character of Tim who doesn't believe the Haley is his mate although the bear knows it. Hailey is a successful model whose mother is pushing her toward marriage. The character of Hailey develops because have the people who rescued her. Plot is fast-paced drama with many twists and turns that makes the reader eager find out what's happening next.

I highly recommend this book and would give us a higher rating if I could.
LeMiliere
5.0 out of 5 stars Tim and Hailey - Will She Stay
Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2018
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This review is written after listening to the audio version of this book. I had previously read the book and enjoyed it so much I just had to listen to it too.

This book about Timber and Hailey, we met Timber aka Tim in the previous book when he and his brothers arrived on this island paradise to work security for their friends. When Tim meets Hailey she is running, she got up that morning thinking she was going to be a Bridesmaid at the wedding of her boyfriend's sister. She had been planning on breaking off her relationship with Jonathan but didn't want to spoil his sister's wedding for him. So she enters the wedding space to find she's been ambushed, for want of a better word, Jonathan goes down on one knee and proposes so THEIR WEDDING can take place now!

This plan has been concocted by Jonathan and her mother (a really greedy, selfish piece of work in my opinion, she tries to tell them both NO but they won't take no for an answer the only option left to her is to RUN! Run she does straight into Tim who helps her ESCAPE and offers her a place of safety. Tim has already recognised her as his fated mate but how to convince her.

Hailey is invited to stay with Tim and help him fix up a property belonging to Boon, another bear shifter, did I mention Tim is a bear shifter? Whilst they spend a week together working on the property and getting to know each other Hailey is falling for Tim but Tim is holding back, could Hailey love a shifter?

When Hailey is attacked by a wolf shifter working for Jonathan Tim and his brother Connor save her but she is so frightened by the experience that Tim feels he can't tell her what he is. So despite a deep love on his part he decides to keep his secret and loose Hailey. But once again Destiny steps in and forces both their hands, the truth comes out in the most dramatic way, Anna Lowe never does things by halves, I was on the edge of my seat wondering how Tim and Hailey were going to survive this part of the story. I loved this book I loved getting to know Hailey and watching her character grow and I adored Tim, I can't look at a door frame now without thinking of him - you will know why when you listen to this book. I can't really say anything further without giving out too many spoilers, if you have read the blurb you know what to expect but whatever your expectations - this book will exceed them. I loved it

Aloha Shifters is by far my most favourite series to date, this book is the second book in Pearls of Desire, a follow on from Aloha Shifters but I personally think of it as one series. The writing style of Anna Lowe is so very good and easy to follow along, her descriptions of the places and the people make you feel like you've met them and the depth she gives to all her characters is just incredible her words paint a picture and that picture in painted beautifully by Kelsey Osborne who does the most amazing job of narrating this book. I can't praise her or Anna Lowe highly enough. Bring on the next book I say!

This book was given me as a gift and I am voluntarily writing my review.
Silke K
5.0 out of 5 stars Timber just wants to be happy, Fate and Destiny step in.
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2020
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Hailey was going to her "boyfriend's" sisters wedding in Hawaii, sure why not. As she goes to walk down the aisle, ask eyes are on her?? She gets the idea and no no no it's not happening! She runs away, fast and hard as possible. A mall is a great place to hide! While passing in the food court, she eyes a hunk with emerald green eyes. Yum and suddenly distracted. She runs into a department and hides. Timber's bear is frantic about helping this woman in despair, go he goes after and protects her. His bear thinks it's the best idea around! Being a shifter is a closely guarded secret, so why help a human?

Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 1: Rebel Dragon

Can this rebel dragon learn to play by the rules when his destined mate’s life is on the line?

Off to Maui for a relaxing vacation? Hardly. Surfer Jenna Monroe is on the run from a stalker who lusts after her blood. Instead of combing the beach for lost treasures, she’s forced to venture deep into the terrifying world of shapeshifters. There, even the good guys are hard to trust — all except for the hot-blooded rebel she can’t get out of her head.

Connor Hoving and his band of Special Forces shifters were planning to leave trouble behind by moving to Maui, but destiny has other ideas. His whole future — and that of his brothers — depends on acing his new job as head of security at an exclusive seaside estate. But Connor can barely get his inner dragon to focus with alluring, off-limits Jenna around. Can this rebel dragon learn to play by the rules when his fated mate’s life is on the line?

The closer Connor and Jenna become, the higher forbidden passions blaze. The more they give in to simmering desire, the more impossible love seems. And the more secrets they uncover, the closer their enemies creep. Vampires and ruthless dragons lurk in the shadows, and it’s impossible to tell whose side fate will take. Only one thing is certain: great heroes don’t get to pick their destinies — only the choices they make.

The Reviews!

Karli
5.0 out of 5 stars Connor and Jenna
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2018
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This spinoff paranormal romantic adventure is set in beautiful Hawaii, where the Aloha Shifters have settled and taken mates. They have also brought in a maverick retired special forces team they worked with in the past to provide additional security for the estate and their mates and offspring. An old plantation next door is the "rebel" team's new home.
Connor Hoving is the alpha of the rebel crew hired to provide security. He's flying over from LA when he meets, Jenna, who's on her way to visit her sister. They hit it off, then go their separate ways. But their paths soon cross again and Connor learns Jenna has a stalker, one who has red eyes in her dreams. Connor's instincts are to protect her, but his job isn't the only one at risk if he messes up. This gig is a dream job for his team, one they can't afford to loose. He's been told to stay away from Jenna, so when it becomes evident her stalker has followed her to Hawaii, hard choices have to be made.
This is a great series opener. It introduces an entire new cast of characters, while maintaining contact with the old ones. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next one.
Yvonne D
5.0 out of 5 stars A sizzling romance you can't help but to enjoy!
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2018
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Rebel Dragon Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 1
by Anna Lowe
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OMG! This story is so worth waiting for, you couldn't ask for any thing better than the spin off of Aloha Shifters Jewels of the Heart series. The first book in Aloha Shifters Pearls of Desire, just rocked my world and blew any of my expectations out of the water. 😁 As the first book Rebel Dragon certainly sets the tone which you can't help but to enjoy. The hot and steamy sexy scenes builds from the slow tension between Connor and Jenna. Although there is a few twists in the story, there is also however quite surprise in store for you. What a fantastic story where you are thrust from the beginning into the action and it never really lets up to the end. It starts with Jenna Monroe need for help and can Connor Hoving a rebel dragon who is just starting at his new job learn to play by the rules. Along with his band of Special Forces shifters they intend to leave the trouble behind by moving to Maui. This is a great steamy, suspenseful paranormal romance! Shifters are a huge part of the story and I enjoy how captivating and exciting they are. Jenna and Connor have to navigate their relationship and the danger. I enjoyed how witty and spunky Jenna character is along with the way we are able to see Jenna and Connor relationship develops as well. You can't help but to enjoy this story as it a page-turner packed with action, emotion, and romance! If you like smoldering hot alpha male shifter, you can't help but to enjoy this book! It includes a strong heroine and shapeshifters, billionaires, romance, paranormal suspense, action-adventure and exotic tropical locales! You can discover your next hot alpha hero in this story as it continues to introduce readers to such a rich storybook world, from the sunny and beauty of Maui with the spellbinding beautiful scenery of the sunset. Maui just got hotter with these two. Along with the fact that Maui could be a good cover for such an dragon. This such a sizzling romance I guarantee you will enjoy!
WFTM (cntryrox)
5.0 out of 5 stars Who doesn’t love a good shifter story
Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2018
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Jenna is an experienced surfer and helps her dad at his surfboard shop. She is going to Hawaii because she has a stalker. Connor was in Special Forces and a dragon shifter. Connor is an Alpha but must share the responsibilities with a female dragon until one can be chosen, he is starting a new job with his brother’s and a team member. He is seated to Jenna on the plane and is attracted to her but can tell something is bothering her. Her sister is living in Maui with her shifter mate and is totally shocked to find out her sister is a shifter now too. Connor lives just down the road and can’t believe his good luck. His dragon knows she’s his mate but he doesn’t think he’s good enough for her. When the stalker gets too close, Connor will give his life to save her.
I absolutely loved this story. It has dragons, tigers, wolves, and bears. Jenna is strong and goes after what she wants. Connor is handsome and wants to prove that he’s more than a screw up in. Sexy and action.
deb1210
5.0 out of 5 stars Rebel Dragon
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2018
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I absolutely love Anna Lowe's books and this new series is starting off right! I love Connor and Jenna together! Their chemistry was off the charts! Their story had just the right bit of heat and sassiness! There is always a bit of mystery and intrigue to go along with the romantic journey! I loved the first Aloha Shifter series-Jewels of the Heart, and like that we get to see those characters in this series too!

I listened to the audio book narrated by Kelsey Osbourne. She does a spectacular job in voicing everybody. I am sure it was hectic when big meetings occur and all these shifters are talking! I highly recommend listening to this and all of Anna's books!

I can't wait to get my hands on all the new shifters stories in this new Pearls of Desire series!
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Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 6: Lure of the Fox

Destiny only puts events into motion. The rest is up to you.

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?

The Reviews!


Colleen

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.

K Cram

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.

RetiredHsMom

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.

Kindle Customer

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.

The Sunday Post #21-13

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, then I included links to the book reviews from the past week. If you are listening to the podcast, I’ve included the entire book review post within this podcast. Enjoy people and let me know what you think!

Books Reviews This Week

Her Dragon’s Fate by Julia Mills

Trapped for almost a century. No chance of escape. All hope was lost and then he felt…her…

Sleepless nights, a man haunts her at every turn, his voice calling her, begging her…needing her… 

Not even the Universe has the answers and time is running out…

The Fate of her dragon may be the death of them all!

Love of the Dragon by Anna Lowe

Silas Llewellyn, the last of a once-mighty dragon clan, doesn’t have time for anything but work and duty. He certainly doesn’t have time for love — not with a ruthless enemy plotting to destroy everything he holds dear. When a priceless diamond — one of the legendary Spirit Stones — surfaces in New York, Silas knows the jewel is nothing but trouble…just like the alluring woman who refuses to relinquish the gem.

Bartender Cassandra Nichols never asked to inherit a mysterious diamond, and she really never intended to come between two warring dragons. But with one near-miss escape after another, she has no choice but to choose sides. Before she knows it, she’s whisked by private jet to an oceanfront estate in Hawaii for her own “protection.” Is the enigmatic Mr. Llewellyn just another billionaire dragon who thinks he can claim anything he wants? Or is there more to the soulful stranger than meets the eye?

Hour of the Lion by Cherise Sinclair

First a Marine, then a black ops agent, Victoria Morgan knows the military is where she belongs…until a sniper’s bullet changes her life. Trying to prove she’s not washed up, she rescues a young man from kidnappers. When the dying boy transforms into a cougar—and bites her—she learns of an entire hidden society. He begs her to inform his grandfather of his death and to keep the secret of the shifters’ existence. She can’t refuse, but what if the creatures pose a danger to the country she swore to protect?

Fighting for Their Mate by Grace Goodwin

Once a commander with the Intelligence Core for the Coalition Fleet, a mission gone wrong forced Chloe to return to Earth injured and dishonored. But she’s seen too much and is restless in civilian life. This drives her to do whatever it takes to return to space, to where she belongs, so she volunteers as an Interstellar Bride. She’s shocked to discover her mate is human, but he’s like no one else she’s ever met…and he’s taken a second, a huge Prillon warrior equally determined to seduce her body and win her heart.

Shadow Wolf by Heather Long

Most wolves will roam at some point in their lives, fledgling adults leave to explore the world while more senior wolves may undertake a journey they always wanted. Many come home again, Mitch Jackson didn’t. He thrilled to living life on the road, first as a roadie for a rock band, traveling from city to city then later as an animal trainer at a circus. He’s had a lot of jobs, and all of them fun. His years as an Enforcer hasn’t curbed his smile, but a rogue invasion of Russian wolves are enough to put a damper on anyone’s party especially when they set their sights on the packs’ more vulnerable members…

Weekly Cup of Coco

My bed is raised to accommodate a set of drawers on one side. This gives us additional storage under the bed. Coco is afraid of storms and tries to hide anywhere she can.

Knowing that, I rearranged things a bit and created a space just for her. Now she sleeps there at least part of every night.

Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 5: Love of the Dragon

Silas Llewellyn, the last of a once-mighty dragon clan, doesn’t have time for anything but work and duty. He certainly doesn’t have time for love — not with a ruthless enemy plotting to destroy everything he holds dear. When a priceless diamond — one of the legendary Spirit Stones — surfaces in New York, Silas knows the jewel is nothing but trouble…just like the alluring woman who refuses to relinquish the gem.

Bartender Cassandra Nichols never asked to inherit a mysterious diamond, and she really never intended to come between two warring dragons. But with one near-miss escape after another, she has no choice but to choose sides. Before she knows it, she’s whisked by private jet to an oceanfront estate in Hawaii for her own “protection.” Is the enigmatic Mr. Llewellyn just another billionaire dragon who thinks he can claim anything he wants? Or is there more to the soulful stranger than meets the eye?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Colleen

5.0 out of 5 stars That Amazing Higgins Episode
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2018Verified Purchase
You remember in the later seasons of “Magnum, PI” when the writing got really, really good, and there were more dramatic episodes? And there was that one Higgins Episode? You know the one I mean. The one where the storyline revealed deep, dark, interesting details of Higgins’ life that you never suspected, like all these heroic things he did during WWII fighting for King and Country; the long lost love of his life that he mourns in silence; how incredibly, deeply loyal he is and not just a stuffed shirt rule-follower. Yeah, stuff just like that - an episode that gives you a glimpse beneath that very proper, very stoic face he shows to the world.

I’ve said before that the Aloha Shifters books contain a sweet, hidden little salutes to the 80’s TV show, “Magnum, PI,” and so “Love of the Dragon” is the like the Higgins Episode of the series. There are lighthearted moments, to be sure, but it has a deep, serious feeling to it, because it is the culmination of the other four books. (There are no cliffhangers and the books can be standalones, but there is an overarching storyline that weaves all five books together. I highly recommend reading them in order.)

Silas is a dark, serious, brooding kind of guy. He won’t stand for a lot of nonsense, and he means business. All the time. He can’t afford to lower his guard or misplace his trust, which is why he has such a small, close-knit group at his side. He trusts his men – and now their mates – and that’s as far as he goes, because he’s been burned before. Silas is an Old School Gentleman in many ways: he’s all about the Greater Good. Throughout the Aloha Shifters books, he’s been the battled-hardened leader who always had his men’s back, reminded them to keep their wits about them, to not become Fate’s fool. But one by one, each of Silas’ brothers’ in arms ended up happily mated. Being the gentleman that he is, Silas welcomed the women to Koa Point, truly happy for them, while holding himself apart. Fate should never send him a mate.

(Doesn’t that sound like the perfect entrance to Silas’ story?)

And so, dear reader (viewer?), we come to the end of the series (season?)! The dramatic climax to the story of the Spirit Stones! I’ve been wondering through all the previous books: what the heck kind of woman could put up with Silas long enough to fall in love, anyway?

Maybe Silas needs a sweet, “Girl Next Door” type? No, he’d walk right up to her, take the Spirit Stone, scold her for getting into danger, plonk her somewhere safe, say goodbye, and never look back. He might miss her a little now and then, but hey, “Greater Good,” and all that.

What about the kick-butt, sarcastic, stubborn type? Hmmm… seems a bit more promising, but Silas is used to that kind of woman, and seems rather immune to their singular charms. They would never stop arguing long enough to fall in love, let alone solve the problem of the Spirit Stones, because neither would bend enough to compromise.
It’s a good thing that Fate is sneaky and underhanded! She’s had Cassandra quietly hidden up her sleeve for a long time, waiting in the wings (so to speak – I can’t resist a good pun), for just the right occasion to step up and take center stage.

Everything about her is unexpected. Cassandra didn’t know she’s part Witch. She didn’t know she was going to inherit anything from her slightly crazy – but rich – Aunt Eloise. And she didn’t know anything about the Shifter world. She was totally normal, clueless, and more or less happy with her life as a New York bartender.

It’s a good thing that Cassandra is a “Fake it till you make it” kinda gal, because from the minute she learns about her heritage and Shifters, she’s in over her head. This a case coming in at the last minute as the understudy to the Lead in a headlining Broadway show when you’ve only ever been in the chorus. Sure, you can sing and dance, but you have NO hope remembering your lines or hitting your marks. So baby, you better WORK IT and pray the audience doesn’t notice. “Never let `em see you sweat,” should be Cassandra’s motto.

She’s kind of like Lois Lane, because she’s got spunk and she wants to do what’s right, but doesn’t always GET it right. She knows that sometimes you have to stand up to powerful people, even when you know that you’re outgunned and scared out of your mind.

Cassandra has an unassuming, joyful grace that draws Silas in. She doesn’t crave wealth or power, doesn’t want or need any of the things a powerful man like him could give her. Furthermore, he can’t seem to convince her that HE doesn’t want the powerful Spirit Stone she’s promised Aunt Eloise she’d protect. I won’t say too much more about Cassandra, because it’s more fun to discover her for yourself.

There’s a lot to love about this book, not least of which are all the little touches of warmth that we get to see in Silas. He’s a leader of his family, but also of his community – the charity ball is a fun peek into his life, and tip of the hat to Higgins that made my day. In the last few books, we’ve seen just a little bit of Silas’ veneer start to crack, but here we see him from the inside, including his insecurities, hopes, and fears. The ultimate stoic leader, willing to sacrifice himself for the good of the pack, is the one who might just need saving in the end.

Smith

5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2017Verified Purchase
I'm in love with this series. I just can't get enough of it. I'm truly amazed at this authors ability to create a story. I enjoy stories that involve some mystery, romance, and what I've come to discover most of all I love reading fantasy stories. Not sure if it is at all sci-fi like I used to think it was but a fantasy world with shifters and magic are a world I have fun reading about. This author is pretty awesome at creating a world that you can see, feel and experience in your mind and I just love that like wow she's good at that.

Even if you think you want to pass on a fantasy book with steamy romance because you maybe arnt into it I'd still say that how this author writes it is well worth getting this whole series. The story is just epic 🙂 I like steamy romance but I like a good story just as much and this author delivers.
Yvonne D
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW it's a classic story!
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2017Verified Purchase
Love of the Dragon Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 5
by Anna Lowe
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OMG! I absolutely enjoy If you want to read and fall in love with a fabulous series. Then Love of the Dragon Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 5 is just the book you want to read. This book features military romance, strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves, were-dragons, were-bears, were-bears, paranormal suspense, action-adventure, dragons battling it out, fantasy romance, and billionaires. The book is about Silas Llewellyn and Cassandra Nichols with a mysterious diamond known as the Wind Stone. Book 5 Jewels of the heart is a very thrilling series set on the tropical island of Maui. If you enjoy a book where the characters from the previous books are included in the present book then you will definitely enjoy this book. Here’s the thing about the ALOHA SHIFTERS: JEWELS of the HEART Series: they are consistent. Yes Anna Lowe tweaks the particulars, but you can always expect a funny and feisty heroine with an gorgeous alpha hero. The characters are fantastic and compelling along with chemistry between Silas and Cassandra. There is never a dull moment even including with the secondary characters. It's so great that we get to continue to fall in love with the pack along with addition of Cassandra Nichols.

Their quest to save the pack with the diamond makes this book have everything you will want..romance, battles, arrogant antagonists, love, sex and victory. This book is a delightful gift that I have enjoy reading and giving my review of this book which I really enjoyed this book. Great story that will keep you involved. Great job again Anna Lowe. incredible from the first word to the last This is the continuation of the Aloha series. That's why I enjoy about Anna Lowe's Aloha Shifters Series, but I have to admit that Anna Lowe does it well. It’s a double-edged sword and I have enjoyed this series and at this point I would buy and read them just because Anna Lowe wrote it. It’s smart and sharp and sexy. It’s a book and series which I enjoy reading. It has humor and I laughed more than once. This book features new characters, which I really enjoyed . You will enjoy how exciting and fantastic the characters are. There are few twists and surprises that Silas is the key. This another great book in this fantastic series. So bottom line: it’s classic Great Book, which brings to light who is the owner and the battle between dragons for the fifth stone. But I will tell you that the book will keep you turning the pages until you turn the last page. You will enjoy this exciting,suspenseful,thrilling, sweet, some times humorous and blazing hot shifter Romance as much as I did! It's a five star series that I highly recommend you read. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series!

Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 4: Lure of the Tiger

Ruthless assassin or irresistible bodyguard?

Tiger shifter Cruz Khala doesn’t trust humans. He doesn’t trust destiny either — not even when it sends him the one woman capable of saving his tormented soul. But there’s more than love at stake as merciless shifter forces gather on sunny Maui, intent on stealing a priceless jewel with mysterious powers. Before he knows it, Cruz becomes the last line of defense between pure evil and the sapphire — and the only one capable of saving his destined mate’s life.

Footloose and carefree? Not anymore. Jody Monroe, pro surfer, is a woman on a mission — until an unknown gunman turns her world upside down. She escapes thanks to a stealthy, enigmatic stranger with haunting, yellow-green eyes who arouses all her fears — and her desires. Cruz is a contradiction: gruff and grouchy, painfully private, yet tender and protective of those he loves. And sexy. Mouthwateringly sexy, all the damn time. Soon, Jody’s life isn’t the only thing on the line — her heart is, too.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Yvonne D

5.0 out of 5 stars Oh My Tigers, Dragons and Vamprie!
Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2017Verified Purchase
Lure of the Tiger Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 4
by Anna Lowe
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What a phenomenal story! First I must say I absolutely enjoy reading paranormal shifter romance especially ones that involves, Tigers, Dragons, Wolves, Vampires and my most favorite Bear Shifters, so this book by Anna Lowe I really love reading. I know I'm telling my age but this series remind me of Magnum P.I. with Tom Selleck, oh my, if this became a TV series I would plant myself in front of the television and not move until it was over and I would record it so I could watch it again. I'm always excited to read this series. This is the fourth book written in this series. It features Cruz Khala andJody Monroe with the rest of the gang from the three previous books of the ALOHA SHIFTERS. Cruz is a Tiger shifter who is graceful, ruthless, gorgeous, sexy with yellow-green eyes. He is also gruff and grouchy, painfully private, yet tender and protective but there is a problem he doesn’t put much trust in humans. Jody is a pro surfer, a very reluctant model who is strikingly beautiful, footloose, carefree and a woman on a mission. But unknown to her there are two assassin and one is Cruz. The story has magic, lots of adventure and humor. I love and enjoy the books that are written by Anna Lowe. She is very talented and gifted author, she creates enjoyable,lovable,sexy characters and magical, exciting worlds. Anne stories are always humorous and magical which will entice and weave a AWESOME tale that pulls you into the adventures with her relatable characters. I know we all just fall in love with a hero that's irresistible with his tormented soulful eyes that just melts our heart. Oh yeah the heroine we all appreciated a strong woman who is capable of fighting and loving along side her man but when there's danger around, she knows she can let her man protect her and still be admired and loved the love her life, because he knows she won't just rush into the fray and endanger them both by just hoping for the best. That's just the some of what I enjoy and love while reading Anna books. I really enjoy her love scenes she has a talent for writing blazing hot sensual sex scenes, she ramps up the tension between Jody and a Cruz before during and after they make love. I enjoy when you can laugh and smile while reading the sexual scenes even through its can be very explicit. Because this allows me a clear sense of the love between the hero and heroine and to enjoy it without feeling I'm reading porn. Anna Lowe stories JEWELS of the HEART is a thrilling series set on the tropical shores of Maui. I have love reading each story they are exciting page-turner that's packed with action, emotion, and romance! Paranormal Shifters twist of course its has steamy hot, alpha shifters! The story has a depth of emotion which tugs at my heart. This book captured my attention quickly from beginning to end. Each story has its own jewel that comes with its own danger. The couples are made up a Shifter from the ALOHA SHIFTERS and their mate has the power to control the jewel and each jewel is calling to the other jewels. Cruz and Jody the story Lure of the Tiger. This leads the series into the story we are all excited to read Silas story. The entire series is one that just gets more exciting as we read each story they have kept me on the edge of my seat. If you enjoy reading Paranormal Shifter Romance then you will love this series.

Kim

5.0 out of 5 stars Tiger meets his Mermaid
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2017Verified Purchase
Grumpy Cruz finds his mermaid! Cruz was a hard nut to crack. He's always been a gruff man that doesn't trust well. In prior books, he is always the sullen one that doesn't like or want to be around people. This book gave a new view of him. I liked this Cruz the best of all versions we have seen.
Cruz is holding on to his past. Jody is pure sunshine. No matter how bad the stakes or the obstacles, she shines and reaches out to the future by living now. It might be that opposites attract, Cruz's dark and stormy persona and Jody's bright and happy attitude. This book definitely brought out the best. The only sad part is that with one more shifter finding his love, the closer the series is to the end.

We also get a bigger teaser about Silas.. happy jazzy hands! There is enough meat on the teases to make you want to beg for Silas' story. Which I have been waiting for since the very first book.

While this is part of the Aloha Shifters series, it can be read as stand alone without missing anyt
 
Racycarr

5.0 out of 5 stars Taming the Tiger
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2017Verified Purchase
I don’t know anyone that has read at least one book in these series that has not been hooked. You can not help but fall in love with Silas, Kai, Boone, Hunter, and Cruz. Not to mention the wonderful women they bring into the story. This story is about Cruz. I don’t know about you but I have so been looking forward to reading about Cruz and the woman the author would chose for this grumpy angry tiger.

I did do the whipsersync with this book. Truly love the narrator. The narrator did a wonderful job and done a great job pulling you into the story. I did find though that the audios with this series does not always match up with the book. From time to time there where sentences that were reworded, words left out, or even a sentence is complete added. Does not take a way from the story though.

Cruz Khala was this sexy tiger shifter but he was grumpy, angry, and seemed to hate every thing, especially human’s. As we get to know Cruz we do get to understand him and can not blame him. The anger he carries around is slowly killing his spirit. He believes human’s were responsible for his parents death. To carry this around for years and long for the day you can venge your families death has to be a heavy weight to bare.

Jody Monroe was this amazing woman. She was a pro surfer and I just loved her free spirit. I also loved the love she had for her family. She would do anything for them even if it meant doing a modeling gig to make some money to help them out. I am sure she never dreamed she would be on someone’s hit list. She was the type of person you feel in love with, not want to kill.

The one thing I love about this story is that we get to see the battle between animal and man. Though Cruz and his tiger are one, they are two different spirits that share on body. We get to see Cruz inwardly argue with his tiger. The animal was the smart one in this story. He knew the moment he saw Jody she was not a killer. Cruz on the other hand was facing this inward battle.

I know this had to be a hard decision for Jody to make on trusting Cruz. I love how she went with her heart and her gut. I also loved how she really got under Cruz skin. He was finding it so hard to resist her.

There is danger all around. The jewel that Jody was suppose to do a photo shoot with could be a one of the Spirit Stone. This meant the danger Jody was in could be more serious then they had thought.

One of my many favorite scenes in the story was one of the photo shoots. Lets just say things get pretty hot and steamy. I sorry want to know more about that scene you will have to read the book. Trust me when I say this book has some many wonderful parts.

By the end of the book, though I love how it ended I was screaming at Anne Lowe. Please tell me that is not who she is going to put with Silas. No no, no!!!!

This truly was a great story and glad I got a chance to read the book.
NancyB
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2017Verified Purchase
This was a book I have been waiting to read until I could get it in audio also. It was so worth the wait. It is well written, and I was anxious to see where the author would take this human haters story! I think she did an excellent job taking us on this twisty journey with these characters. The storyline is well paced, you immediately fall in love with Jody, but Cruz your first thought is how can this guy redeem himself! But it was a nice journey and the narration was beautifully done!