Author : Destiny Blaine
Genre: Paranormal Romance,
TBR Reviewer: Shyla
Rating: 4 Stars - Recommended Read!
Heat : 5/5 - Orgasmic
Rise to Power is a sexy story with a unique twist. Ms. Blaine has a real knack for incorporating animal instincts into shifters. I completely believed the characters were part animal and part human. Ariela and Jagger are lion shifters who knew they were mates from the time they were children. Happy and successful they are putting together a Vegas show made to attract more people like them to begin a pride of their own. After losing their parents at a young age, they've become the only family they have left. Ariela is a sensual, witty heroine in the midst of her heat. Her insatiable need for satisfaction is taxing on Jagger, and herself. What she doesn't know is just how special she truly is.
Jagger is a hard working, handsome, and thoughtful hero. Easy to like, I fell in love with the way he loved Ariela, unconditionally. He accepted her for who and what she was, and always rose to the occasion to be what she needed. His major flaw was his blindness to situations happening around them. It drove me nuts, but made him seem even more realistic. I like my leads to have flaws that lead to life lessons, and boy did his ever. While i enjoyed the story, i did wish the plot had been a little more fleshed out. For this reason i gave it a four out of five.
Imaginative and sexy this unusual shifter will have you reaching for a glass of water, and ready for the next book in the series.