Book Reviews

Levi (Leopard's Spots 1) by Bailey Bradford at Pride Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 12-September-2017

Book Blurb

A run through the woods turned anything but typical when Levi found the one thing he never expected to find-his mate.

After a week spent in family reunion hell, Levi Travis is more than ready for a little break. But who knew shifting into a snow leopard and loping around in the woods could turn into such a steamy event?

When Levi encounters a cougar shifter in the woods, the attraction is so hot it threatens to shoot off sparks. Levi has fantasised about having a stronger man than him want him, and he’s sure the cougar is just such a man. Which is why Levi lets himself get caught, and the intensity of their mating is only equaled by Levi’s confusion when the man shifts back into a cougar then turns tail and runs.

Lyndon Hines has been running for months. Hunted, taunted, he didn’t know what else to do-until he met a man who made him realise that some things were worth fighting for. Two shifters, each a different breed, neither knowing much about their heritage, Levi and Lyndon come together and find the strength to take on the mad man who is out to end Lyndon’s life.




Publisher's Note: This book has previously been released by Pride Publishing, 2012. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release. This book is best read in sequence, as part of a series but can be read as a standalone.

Book Review

Lions and tigers and leopards and cougars, oh my! Oh wait, no lions and tigers but a whole lot of snow leopards and cougars. I adore shifter stories and wolves and cats are usually my favorites so it was obvious that I was going to like the storyline in this first book of the 'Leopard Spots' series by Bailey Bradford. My curiosity was whet when I realized that this world created by the author is one where these shifters have none to very little knowledge of other shifters or even their own type of shifter. Very different from the normal or standard paranormal stories that I've read.

Levi is a snow leopard who grew up in a pretty good sized family. After their latest yearly family reunion he's reminded of how much he really wants that special person in his life and he takes off for a romp in the forest. Where he meets an extremely hot cougar shifter, they have the most amazing sex of Levi's life and then the cougar disappears.

Lyndon was attacked by his father the day of his mom's funeral and ordered to stay out of his dad's territory. Years later when Lyndon came home from his job and found his apartment having been foully marked by an unknown cougar, he took off. He's been hitchhiking around the country trying to stay one step ahead of his mysterious stalker. When he finds a beautiful forest, he shifts to hunt and finds Levi, instead.

Levi and Lyndon run into each other a week later and the sparks fly. After discovering his stalker has found him, Lyndon goes with Levi to his home, where some very hot mating happens. And, then Levi's family shows up to interrogate Lyndon! Needless to say, when it's all said and done, Lyndon has a family now, one that will stand with him against the threat stalking him.

I enjoyed this story and the world created by the author. It's very interesting to have shifters so unaware and it makes their learning and discovery process fairly entertaining. I am looking forward to reading more in the series.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 132 pages/49518 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-September-2017
Price $2.99 ebook
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