In Heat (In Heat #1)
A heat wave isn’t the only thing making London too hot for lawyer Kim. She’s been spending each night with a man who sets her body and heart on fire. The problem? He’s a man that always sprouts black fur and purrs, and he’s only a dream. Walking into work on the hottest day of the year, the last thing she expects is to meet Erik, a man who sends her temperature soaring and who resembles her dream guy exactly.
A black panther shape-shifter, Erik Blackwell has been searching for his mate for twenty-seven years. The visions they share each night are getting hotter but finding her is proving impossible as he’s never seen her face. That is, until it turns out she’s working as his lawyer on his contract negotiations with his brother, Alistair.
Kim can’t deny her attraction to Erik. The heat she feels with him is intense and it’s only a matter of time before they surrender to their carnal desires.
When Kim discovers Erik's secret, will she turn her back on him, or will she complete the mating and become like him so they can be together forever?
Just finished popping my Felicity Heaton cherry...and I liked it!
In heat was a wickedly seductive story. It started with dreams. You know the type - sexy, naughty, the ones that have you rubbing your thighs together when you wake up.
Erik is a shifter and has been having these delicious dreams about Kim (his mate) for other 20 years. Talk about blue balls. And now that Kim has come "into heat" she has started having them too.
She dreams of a man who can set her alight with a single touch, over and over again. So you can imagine her surprise when he walks into her work one day.
I thoroughly enjoyed this. The connection between Kim and Erik was strong, the sex extremely passionate and I had no trouble believing they were meant to be together.
I was actually surprised that it wasn't as hot as I expected. Don't get me wrong - it was hot but there was a great deal of story in there. The story wasn't determined by the sex, it was just a damn good bonus.
Can't wait to read the next one in this series.
3 out of 5