Half-human, half-Kindred, Luc Lazare doesn’t want more complications in his life. He’s focused on protecting his shape shifting family and love is the last distraction he needs. 

Skye Cross has the ability to talk to animals. Her most recent animal rescue mission–stopping an alleged dog fight–actually involved shifters in a primal battle. Her investigation leads her to Luc, a man whose powers both unsettle and intrigue her. Skye quickly finds herself caught in a dangerous world she never knew existed, while relying on a man she couldn’t possibly trust. 

Coming from two different worlds, can Luc and Sky overcome the obstacles fated to keep them apart?

Titles in the Kindred Souls series include:  Animal Instincts –

Title:  Animal Instincts
Series:  Kindred Souls #1
Author:  Patricia Rosemoor
Genre:  Paranormal, Romance
Published:  Original November 2013 – January 9, 2018
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating  3 stars

Animal Instincts was originally published in November 2013, so it’s possible that you’ve read this title.  I hesitated on requesting this title from NetGalley.  Tule is a publishing house that I usually adore and trust, but I should have listened to those rumblings in my head that said, no, this one probably isn’t for you.  Let me mention that Shifter Romance is my favorite genre, and any title in this sub-genre of Paranormal Romance has a lot to live up to for me.

While the idea of Animal Instincts is an interesting premise, the story fell far short for me.  There are a few reasons for that.  First I could not connect or like either Skye or Luc.  Individually or as a couple they simply did not work for me.  I couldn’t see the spark between them, and they both are exceptionally annoying at times.  The second reasons is being jarred out of the story so often when POVs were changed.  Combining first person and third person will always take me out of the world the author is creating while I adjust.  I wish I could have enjoyed this one as I have many other stories by this author.  But, unfortunately, Animal Instincts was not for me.  That’s not to say that you wouldn’t love it, we all have different reading tastes.  It simply didn’t work for me.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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