Celebrate the last of Spring with the sexy shifters of Ashwood Falls.
A Leopard’s Path by Lia Davis!
Return to Ashwood Falls with A LEOPARD’S PATH by fan favorite and bestselling author, Lia Davis. Spring has finally arrived and is here to stay, so the sexy shifters are out in full force in Ashwood Falls. But, there’s some discord and tension. Can Kieran and Ana work through their trust issues to find love or will it all fall apart?
Stolen from her family as an infant, Ana Darwin-Andrews has to piece together her past and present. Her whole life is a lie. There’s only one man she feels she can trust, but even he has secrets.
Kieran Michaels keeps a tight lid on his past, but the Onyx Alpha knows his darkest secrets. Kieran will stop at nothing to destroy the rogue before the past is reveled. Ana can never discover his hands are as bloodstained as their enemy’s, because life without her is not an option.
In this latest book, Ana and Kieran have to face their issues about mating and each other’s fiercely protective natures.
The man whom Ana had thought to be her father Felix (former Alpha of the Onyx pack) has located his mate Savannah (a powerful dark witch and leopard) and freed her. Revenge is their priority as they seek their daughters. Sable who is wanted by the Alphas for crimes committed with her father, and Ana, now with the Ashwood Falls pack, her true family.
One of my favorite scenes is in the beginning of the book, after Sable sends her son away to Ashwood Falls and has been taken by her parents.
Light scratching sounded at the back door. Relaxing, she stood. “I think I hear Cora’s bobcat cub.”
Spring ran free around Ashwood. It amazed Ana how the cub knew not to leave the den.
Ana opened the back door and gasped. Curled up on the welcome mat with a backpack next to him was a young jaguar. But not just any jaguar. “Nigel?”
He lifted his head and gazed into her eyes. A tidal wave of sorrow slammed into her. No, please no. She glanced back at Kieran, her vision blurring. Kieran stepped forward, picked up the cub and carried him to the fire.
Ana sat cross-legged next to Nigel, stroking his fur until he warmed enough to shift. When he did, he threw himself at Ana, hugging her tightly. She hugged him back while pulling the blanket from where it had dropped on the couch and wrapping it around his naked body to keep him warm.
“Mom…they took her.”
Ana’s heart froze for a brief moment and her blood ran cold, but it wasn’t from the weather.
“Felix and a witch.”
This is the beginning of many revelations, including the revelation to Nigel that his father wasn’t dead but living here in Ashwood Falls. With Felix and Savannah together again, the knowledge that the war could escalate quickly makes finding Sable a priority. Jared her mate although he had broken the bond could still sense her and would lead the search with his son Nigel.
Kieran and Ana’s relationship goes through many surprises, changes and compromises as this latest episode unwinds. Many emotional scenes, as well as very hot ones.
In spite of it not being a short book, it was a quick read since I couldn’t put it down. It brings closure to some questions and then starts another bunch which I am sure are the basis for the next book in the series.
5 Contented PURRS for Lia’s latest!
For more information, including novellas and excerpts, please visit the Ashwood Falls series page.
Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!
An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs. Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.