Review: Lionheart

Review: LionheartLionheart (Moonshadow) by Thea Harrison
Series: Moonshadow #3
Published by Teddy Harrison LLC on October 15, 2018
Genres: Paranormal

FINAL DECISION: This was a great read. Exciting with a strong hero and heroine. I enjoyed this conclusion to the Moonshadow trilogy which sewed up all the loose ends of the overarching story.

THE STORY: Dr. Kathryn Shaw is a skilled trauma surgeon and everything is going well for her in New York when she is asked to take on the task of her life — to attempt to save the life of King Oberon. King Oberon was the beloved ruler of the Dark Court until an assassin’s needle slowly began to freeze Oberson — first his emotions but soon his heart will stop as well. All of Kathryn’s skills as a surgeon and powerful magic user will be needed if she is to save Oberon. But the biggest danger might be from Oberon himself who is dangerous and doesn’t know what to make of this stranger who might be a threat.

OPINION: Kathryn and Oberon are a fierce couple. Both strong willed and independent, I loved how these two battle one another and then fall passionately for one another.

I especially liked Kathryn who is competent and professional. All of the passion she brings to the relationship is grounded in her being strong and demanding to be treated as an equal. When she finds the man for her, she is going to be battling at his side — even if she has to battle him to be there.

Oberon is a definite alpha male and a man who is used to ruling. But his encounter with a woman who won’t be ruled by him is quite amusing. I also really loved that Oberon is finding himself again as this book progresses.

This book reminds me most of the first book in the Elder Races series DRAGON BOUND about Drago and Pia. Oberon is definitely a man who is a beloved ruler and whose world is turned upside down by the appearance of the woman who could be his mate. But I really liked the differences in this book as well. Kathryn’s spirit matches her Wyr form and she brings that difference to the relationship.

This book brings the Moonshadow story to a close — the stories are resolved and we get to see (at least briefly) characters from the prior books.

WORTH MENTIONING: Little cameo by Drago here for fans of the original Elder Races series.

CONNECTED BOOKS: LIONHEART is book 3 in the Moonshadow series which is set in the Elder Races world and has connecting characters with that series. It is possible to read this book as a standalone although much of the world building is assumed here and there has been an overarching storyline in the Moonshadow trilogy.

STAR RATING:  I give this book 4.5 stars.

NOTE: I received an electronic ARC of this book from the author which aided the preparation of this review. I was not required to write a review or to write a positive review. All opinions contained herein are my own.


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