Fighting Instinct (L’Ange #2) by Mary Calmes

Fighting Instinct Disclaimer MaleTAG7 hrs 25 mins

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.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16

Listening to Andrea LeeTAGBook 2 in the L’Ange series and should be read/listened to in order

This is book two and this story is about different characters we do have crossover and I would recommend doing the books in order. Plus the first one is really good and why would want to miss it?

Arman is head of security, a shifter but few people know what kind or even if he really is. Linus is also a shifter and has been running L’Ange while recovering from a horrific ordeal. This one, unlike the first has a darker edge to it, which I enjoyed very much. Arman knows Linus is his mate, but over the last seven years has been slowly getting Linus comfortable around him and people again after what he went through. That alone made me fall a little in love with him. The way Arman, this brut of a man, is so gentle, so protective. Linus knows deep down he wants Arman but also knows he can never be enough for the man, breaking my heart here. Until jealously spurs them into action, I liked how once Linus broke out of his shell he became this force to be reckoned with. How he wanted to stand up not just to the people that did this to him but to his family and friends, good for him. And really liked how we were kept guessing on what type of shifter Arman was, yes I was guessing right along, through book one and two. No I never guessed that. I loved the underlined humor, the sweet nature the undercurrents all made for a wonderful book, can’t wait for three. I also liked that we got once again, what I felt a more adult version of a shifter book. Using different words, phrase, laws and we also got into the back story of how it all came to be, which I found very interesting.

Once again, Tristan, did a masterful job capturing all the voices, from the Scottish brogue to posh whine of the Linus family, just amazing.

Book 5

narrator 5

overall 5

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