TWO 4 Stars for Fighting Instinct (L’Ange #2) by Mary Calmes #MM #Paranormal


Title: Fighting Instinct (L’Ange #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Mary Calmes (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: December 8, 2014 – 224 pgs


Only a privileged few know L’Ange’s head of security Arman de Soto is a shifter, and even fewer know he’s been systematically killing off a pack of werewolves. The reason for this vengeance is a secret Arman trusts with no one, quite the opposite of his obvious longtime pursuit of the château’s overseer, Linus Hobbes. Despite Arman’s reputation as a loner, the only thing he needs to complete his life is Linus. Predator and prey just don’t mix—but Arman won’t give him up.

Linus has lived alone for more than seven years, sheltered at L’Ange under an assumed name and hiding secrets of his own, including his terrifying attraction to the most dangerous man he’s ever met. Arman knows Linus should be afraid of the predator stalking him, but Linus is still drawn to him like a moth to a flame, no matter how much he tries to deny his instincts. It’s not until Linus’s past and Arman’s crusade exposes their secrets and opens L’Ange to attack that Arman realizes waiting any longer is a risk he just can’t take. So he’ll have to take his quest to the source of the threat in a gamble to protect L’Ange, Linus, and any future they might have together.

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This is my second time reading this book and I have to say that it was better reading it the second time. I gave it 3.5 STARS when I first read Fighting Instinct back in December, but now I’m giving it a 4.

Cause I was being totally biased when I first read it. I was expecting Tucker and Armand to get together, but instead got Linus and Armand, which didn’t make sense because on the 1st book, it was heavily implied that Tucker was with Armand and maybe Linus would be joining the mix. I was really hoping for a threesome. LOL
Reading the story with fresh eyes made me like it more. What? A girl can change her mind! Haha. Despite my disappointment, I actually really liked Armand and Linus together. I wish there was more action and plot, thus the 4 STARS instead of 5, but it was a good read. Sweet, sappy, shifters…everything I can expect of a Mary Calmes novel.
Armand, the Hyena, is a mixture of sweet, macho and crazy. lol. He went around killing the bad guys who hurt Linus in the past and it was both sweet and crazy at the same time. I liked that even though Linus was a deer shifter, he had a stronger shifter form. The guy can take care of himself when needed.
Can’t wait for Jon’s story! I’ll be stalking this series.

To be honest it did take me awhile to get into this book. For some reason the first part of this book just did not grab me. But about half way through it got so good and everything started making more sense. Lets just say I was on the edge of my sit and could not put this book down after that point!

You get your shifter fix in this one definitely. There were so many different kinds and they all made up one pack which I loved!

Arman well I cant tell you what he is without spoiling the secret but I can say WOW!!! Then you have Linus a beautiful white stag.. So to see such completely different shifters was so different from what I am used to and I loved it!

The way they were together at first did annoy me a little bit, but after awhile when they admitted to each other their feelings and that they were mates they just fit so well together and my whole point of view changed.

There is a lot of violence in this one and killing which I can say honestly I am not sure how I feel about that. But it was to get back at the wolf pack for what they had done to Linus which was so horrible.

So all together there was a lot of action and big bad assed shifters lol. Which I loved!!!

I would definitely recommend this book!!!



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Mary Calmes lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and two children and loves all the seasons except summer. She graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. Due to the fact that it is English lit and not English grammar, do not ask her to point out a clause for you, as it will so not happen. She loves writing, becoming immersed in the process, and falling into the work. She can even tell you what her characters smell like. She loves buying books and going to conventions to meet her fans.


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