Review: Protective Instinct – Katie Reus

Posted 5 June, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments

*I received a free copy of Protective Instinct from KR Press LLC via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *


Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Protective Instinct – Katie ReusProtective Instinct by Katie Reus
Series: Moon Shifter #5.5
Published by KR Press LLC on 19 May 2015
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

4 Stars

A woman worth fighting for…

Wolf shifter Teresa is blown away by her packmate Ryan’s honesty about his past and his rare empathic powers. She wants him in her bed—and her life. The only problem: Ryan insists they wait, because the last thing he wants is to recreate the hellish family he grew up in. Frustrated, Teresa jumps at the chance to assist a packmate off the ranch—far away from Ryan.

On the way, their vehicle is run off the road—and it wasn’t an accident. Ryan rushes to Teresa’s side, determined to protect her. But there’s a dangerous enemy lurking in the shadows, and if Ryan doesn’t break out of his old thinking and put his faith in his and Teresa’s love—and their ability to overcome obstacles together—it will be too late.

Protective Instinct was a quick, hot read, filled with mystery and some great shifters! This was my first foray into the Moon Shifter series, and now I want to read all the rest.

My Protective Instinct review:

Both Ryan and Theresa were strong characters I definitely want to know even better. Weirdly, starting with the last book in the series didn’t make me feel lost at all, even with the people stalking Theresa in Protective Instinct. I got the relationships between Theresa and her sisters, as well as the other shifters they shared the ranch with.

Involving vampires and shifters, there was a lot of bad blood, which I’m sure there is more of in the prior books in the series. Protective Instinct was well written, with characters that were fleshed out and easy to like. Because it was a novella, and most likely a bonus for long time fans of the series, it gave closure and included a happily ever after.

Some of my favorite Protective Instinct quotes:

They’d talked about it. More than once. He wanted her to be certain that she was ready and she was. She didn’t like the way he was acting as if she didn’t know her mind. Even though she looked like she was in her twenties, she was close to seventy years old and had been alive long enough to know what she wanted in life.

At least that’s what he’d told Natalia. He and Jayce had so much to talk about, so much to catch up on, freaking metaphorical fences to mend. They shouldn’t have been talking about weapons. Males were so weird.

The grass was soft but he paused as she went to unbutton her jeans. “Outside’s okay?”
She snorted and began tugging her shirt off. That was apparently the only response he was getting.

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Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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6 responses to “Review: Protective Instinct – Katie Reus

  1. Haven’t tried any of her books yet, but the fact that this novella is well written and has such likable characters kinda pushes my curiosity. Perhaps I should add this series to the endless TBR list, huh?
    Glad you had a pleasurable time with the novella, Lexxie, and thanks for pointing it out! 🙂

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