In Like a Lion

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Research scientist Dr. Anjali Mehta lost her beloved family in an earthquake. Only her work cuts through the paralyzing grief, but when she finds her new research subject, reputed mass murderer Jake Finn, maddeningly uncooperative and inexplicably sexy she's tempted to run away. How can she burn to touch a man behind bars-a killer?

What she doesn't know is that Jake is a chimera, a shapeshifter who can change into a lion or a dragon with all the strengths of both even in human ...

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Overview

Research scientist Dr. Anjali Mehta lost her beloved family in an earthquake. Only her work cuts through the paralyzing grief, but when she finds her new research subject, reputed mass murderer Jake Finn, maddeningly uncooperative and inexplicably sexy she's tempted to run away. How can she burn to touch a man behind bars-a killer?

What she doesn't know is that Jake is a chimera, a shapeshifter who can change into a lion or a dragon with all the strengths of both even in human form, who believes his ability to shape shift is nothing but a terrifying hallucination and his overpowering attraction to his new doctor proof positive he's finally gone over the edge.

And the employer she trusts has an agenda all his own. If she can't believe the impossible, neither she nor Jake may make it out alive.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619352537
  • Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/14/2013
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,113,672
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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  • Posted April 22, 2013

    Book exchanged for an honest review:Dr. Anjali Mehta is hired by

    Book exchanged for an honest review:Dr. Anjali Mehta is hired by Kincaid Group to research Jake Finn. She doesn't expect to be attracted to Jake yet she is. Anjali finds that pities Jake for his lack of love and understanding he receives from others. Jake Finn has been locked up for so long he doesn't really remember what it's like to be outside except when he escaped three years ago. Jake has been told that he's mentally ill yet wonders why he can smell emotions of another person. Gareth Kincaid knows what Jake Finn really is a chimera with two forms:a lion and a dragon. Gareth has been looking for Jake's mate and thinks that Dr. Anjali Mehta is the one. Kyle Marra has been searching for his brothers especially Jake. Anjali hatches a plan for Jake to escape from Kincaid Group Facility to try and reach Kyle. There are unexpected circumstances that change these plans. Can either Jake or Anjali admit their feelings? What is the Kincaid Group all about? Is Anjali really Jake's mate? Your answers await you In Like a Lion.

    This novel was pleasant surprise in many ways. I've reas alot of shapeshifter books but this appealed to be on a basic level. Being able to hone in on someone's emotions thru scent was truly unique and unexpected. I find chimera's fascinating creatures and largely overlooked in books. I thought the author tackled possible sticky points rather nicely. I look forward to next installment in series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2013

    My initial impression of this book was this is a ¿good doctor sa

    My initial impression of this book was this is a “good doctor saves the bad killer from himself” stories, in reality it was more of an adventure of two lost souls coming together. The complexity of Jake’s backstory was sad and intense, giving the reader a more in-depth understanding of his thoughts and actions. The author’s use of a Chimera is a pleasant change from standard paranormal creatures, it was definitely a new experience for me. The romance between the two main characters is sweet and smoldering with just the right amount of heat. The secondary characters really make this story complete, especially the unexpected villains. I really enjoyed Kyle and can’t wait to read his story. Overall this was an excellent story and I will be recommending it.

    I was provided a copy of the book by BTS eMag for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review – all conclusions are my own responsibility.

    Stars - 4 , Flames - 3

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  • Posted February 24, 2013

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    Suspenseful, Action-Packed, With a Bit of Sensuality

    A lot happens in this first book in the Chimera Chronicles series as we're introduced to a family of brothers separated a birth to keep them safe. In In Like a Lion brother Jake is unaware of his abilities. A nefarious businessman has convinced him that he's a killer with mental issues and has kept him under lock and key doing tests on him. Jake remembers nothing of his early years but growing up was full of painful moments. He knows he's different from others and is scared of what he's capable of and the dreams he has. It's not until a new doctor comes to work that he realizes what he's truly capable of and a connection forms between them that changes their futures forever.

    Anjali has been alone since the death of her family and cut herself off from others for fear that she'll lose someone else. She's smart and strong-willed but has been living in a box not wanting to put herself on the line. She finds herself instantly attracted to the men behind the bars though and quickly realizes that what she's been told about him is nothing but lies and that she's his only hope to escape being put to death. They're soon on the run to reconnect with a long lost brother and the changes that Anjali noticed upon meeting Jake soon transform her forever and forge a deeper bond between them.

    The sexual tension is palpable once these two meet and as the action and suspense take off on a life or death journey there's a constant sense of fear. Their escape takes them from the city to the desert to Las Vegas in a bloody and heartpounding rampage. Luckily there's time for a bit of sexual healing along the way that is satisfying but seems a bit out of place considering they're running for their lives. Their final encounter with the bad guys unearths a villainous plot that is just scratching the surface and promises to rear its ugly head again.

    With so much happening and so many characters introduced it's easy to get bogged down and lose track of who's who. This didn't ruin the story for me but did lead to a reread of certain passages. With a few strong and sexy brothers left to meet though and a loss of control for those not mated by the age of thirty, there's still plenty of drama ahead in this paranormal series that shows us lions, dragons, and witches. In Like a Lion had a fast pace with lots of suspense and action and a likable couple that you rooted for every step of the way. I look forward to discovering more of these sexually tempting brothers and recommend this exciting paranormal story to others.

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  • Posted January 5, 2013

    I went into this book with no expectations, and was surprised th

    I went into this book with no expectations, and was surprised that I liked it as much as I did. If I were to go by the books cover and the back cover blurb, I might have put it back down. The book had been recommended to me by one of my GoodReads peers, but still I resisted getting it. Luckily for me an opportunity arose to read the book for an honest review - so here it is.
    In Like a Lion, is a book filled with intrigue, danger, romance, learning to trust, finding & overcoming ones nature. The myth of the chimera as shared in the book was excellent and I really enjoyed it and was glad it was provided. This book presented many first for me, two of those being:
    1) I have never read a book where the central lead character was a chimera 
    2) I have never read a book where the heroine was of East Indian decent, and cultural elements played a role in the story.
    Seeing Jakes plight, and feeling his pain as he has come to think he is losing his mind, is sad, but once Dr. Anjali Mehta comes on the scene things start to heat up and the action starts.  Long story short, Jake is free d in an escape plan cooked up by Anjali, unable to run without her due to his deep feelings for her, they have many an adventure while on the lam, and end up bonding in the process. I did found that this part of the book  a bit long and drawn out to me – for me it could have been shorted.
    The parallel story line about Jakes’ brother Ky searching for the 5 remaining brothers, left some gaps for me,  I also do not know who was sleeping or in stasis in Ky’s upstairs room.  I felt that additional time could have been spent expanding this part of the story as I feel it will have a purpose in the follow on book.  I also want to know how Ky has avoided going over the edge as he is 30 years old or more and had not mated.
    All in all an enjoyable book, the writing is well done, there is plenty of action and intrigue to satisfy, the love story is soft , youthful and tender, and the personal discoveries our H/h make well worth the read
    I was given this book by the author for an honest review

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