Sunday, September 24, 2017

Book Review: 'Primal Desire' by Olivia Harp

Author Olivia Harp writes characters who are fully realized individuals with cares and worries, people who find strength through each other. She embraces shapeshifting, channeling, and other paranormal/psychic themes to create fast reading stories that are complex but eminently accessible – even to readers for whom the concept of shape shifting is new.

Best to jump to the story line – ‘Love knows no rules. Coming from a ghetto in Los Angeles, Audrey Rodriguez knows exactly what she needs to do to turn Jefferson High into the best school in the country. She might be a tough principal, but that’s exactly what the school needs. She has no time for BS, and definitely no time for love. But what is it about the school’s counselor? Yeah, he’s built like a tank and deliciously handsome, but she should know better than to get involved with someone at work. She has to stay as far away from him as possible... but the way he looks at her, as if he already owns her, makes her tremble. After discovering his darkest secret, she’ll have to come face to face with the consequences. Even if it means surrendering herself to him. Enzo Gallagher is a channeler. A shifter who bends the forces of nature to his will. His bear is wild and brutal, constantly fighting him for control. Through the years, he’s kept it in check by being coolheaded, composed. But the school’s new principal turns everything upside down. Her sexy curves, her take-no-prisoners attitude... it’s more than he can resist, and his bear wants her. But claiming her will put her in the sights of an ancient evil, one that wants nothing but her destruction. Will he tame his inner beast, or succumb to his desire?’

A fine combination of adventure, bizarre concepts and enough steamy erotica to keep the train moving swiftly. Olivia has the spark and uses it very well. Grady Harp, August 17

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