Leopard's Fury (Leopard Series #9)

Leopard's Fury (Leopard Series #9)

by Christine Feehan

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A ruthless criminal unleashes his most feral desires in this Leopard novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

With her own bakery in San Antonio, Evangeline Tregre made a new life far from the brutal lair of shifters she was born into. Though she is all too aware of her leopard-shifter blood, she never felt the sensation of a wild animal stirring inside her. Not until Alonzo Massi walked into her bakery. The powerful shifter is as irresistible as he is terrifying, but his icy demeanor tells her to keep her distance.

Alonzo knows better than to let himself get involved with someone like Evangeline. She doesn’t deserve the type of danger that follows him, or the threat of his Amur leopard. But even with his lean muscle and iron will, Alonzo isn’t strong enough to stay away from the one woman who can make him feel at peace. And when their secret lives draw a mortal threat, Alonzo unleashes the feral passion he keeps pent up inside himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515156225
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/08/2016
Series: Leopard Novel Series , #9
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 96,953
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Christine Feehan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Carpathian series, the GhostWalker series, the Leopard series, the Shadow Riders series, and the Sea Haven novels, including the Drake Sisters series and the Sisters of the Heart series.

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Leopard's Fury (Leopard Series #9) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, the old Christine Feehan is finally back, she even wrote "making love". No sex until after page 200. I didn't find the storyline all that predictable as another reviewer did. I did grow tired of all the repeated self reflections on how tough their childhoods had been. The idea that all the shifters we've known are now known gangsters, no matter their reasons, was a bit flemsy. I did like the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beginning to believe that the author used cut and paste the storyline was so predictable
Joanie2016 More than 1 year ago
Leopard’s Fury is the 9th book in Christine Feehan’s action-packed, Leopard series. The world of shifters can be brutal and exotic. For the couple in this story, Evangeline Tregre and Alonzo Massi, their childhood lairs were full of violence, brutality, and terror. Evangeline was abandoned as a baby by her parents, left to fend on her own in the swamps with only her leopard as her companion and protector. She has managed to survive to adulthood, with minimal scraps of food from her cowed, beat-down father. Now, she has fought to survive into adulthood on her own and has made her way from the Bayou swamps to the city of San Antonio, Texas. Finally free from a nightmare childhood, Evangeline has used her meager earnings to buy a small house and open her own bakery. Alonzi Massi is a man of ice, with few words, and clearly carries an aura of a cold-bloodied killer. However, there is way more to this complex, scary loner than it first appears. His brutal childhood has made him what he is. On top of an unfortunate beginnings, his leopard is one of the most rare and vicious type of cat, an Amur leopard. As a man if few words, Alonzo is clear when he begins to open up to Evangeline because, "she made him want to be more than he was.” I fell in love with this couple from the very first page. Evangeline is the type of heroine I could relate too and would want to be friends with. She is shy without being timid; when it comes to keeping what she has earned, she is firm without being acerbic. "f you want me it has to be me you want. That means you’re not gettin’ everything your way.” Alonzo is the noble, torture hero who breaks my heart. He immediately feels the connection to Evangeline and wants her to be his foundation, “I’m going to drive you crazy, but I’ll listen to what’s important to you and we’ll find a way to make it work." This is from a cold-eyed, tortured man who had never been held, never been loved, yet he was willing to listen and adjust. Leopard Fury is simply an exquisite reading experience. The story seamlessly intertwines action, adventure, and intrigue with romance. True, there are sensual elements to the story, these are two consenting adults completely in love and devoted to each other. Yet there is intricate character and relationship development. Alonzo has been visiting Evangeline’s bakery as a regular customer for over a year without making any move on her. It is only when there is a tangible threat to her that he moves to claim her. The bond with the other leopard woman takes time to form but eventually, Evangeline finds a sisterly comradery with Emma, Catalina, and Siena. Also, a new life makes an entrance into this growing community and several favorite characters make a heartwarming appearances. It was wonderful to read how this complex community of shifters fully embrace Evangeline and Alonzo as part of their world. I loved this book. Alonzo and Evangeline elevated this series and this book is as good as my second favorite leopard book, Savage Nature. Very highly recommended.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never a dull moment! Plenty of action, romance, and a bit of humor to offset the serious attitudes! Love Christine's books and I always suffer while waiting for the next one! Please keep them coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is another great tale by Christine Feehan. She is truly a master at telling stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They just keep getting better and better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars-- LEOPARD’S FURY is the ninth installment in Christine Feehan’s contemporary, adult LEOPARD SERIES paranormal, romance series focusing on the supernatural world of the Leopard shifter. This is baker Evangeline Tregre, and businessman and Mafia Don Alonzo Massi’s story line. LEOPOARD’S FURY can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Several previous story line couples and characters play secondary and supporting roles including Jake and Emma, Eli and Cat, Elijah and Siena, Drake and Saria, as well as Joshua Tregre, Evangeline’s first cousin. Told from several third person perspectives LEOPARD’S FURY focuses on Mafia Don Alonzo Mazzi’s need and draw towards baker Evangeline Tregre. For close to one year Alonzo has been drawn to Evangeline, visiting her bakery, ensuring her safety and making sure no other male comes close to the woman that calms the beast within. Alonzo knows that to begin a relationship with Evangeline Tregre could place our heroine in the direct line of fire when the illegal side of his business world seeks revenge. What ensues is Alonzo’s slow seduction of Evangline, and the search for the person responsible for the threats against Evangeline’s life. Abandoned as a small child in the Louisiana swamps, Evangeline is a woman who left the Bayou in search of peace and an escape from a life of abuse and neglect. Alonzo’s backstory is heartbreaking and rife with death and destruction. Growing up in an abusive world set Alonzo’s leopard on a path of darkness and revenge. Our hero’s quiet demeanor hides a dark and lonely existence for a dangerous leopard shifter-baring his heart and his soul to Evangeline Tregre places Alonzo in a position to lose it all. LEOPARD’S FURY is a passionate story line of fated mates. I am pleased that Christine Feehan has returned to her original style of romance writing without the need for copious amounts of graphic violence and abuse against women and children. The premise is entertaining, engrossing, and compelling; the characters are charismatic, spirited but flawed. We are introduced to several new Leopard shifters including Jeremiah Wheating as well as Alonzo’s brothers and cousins-Gorya, Timur and Mitya. The romance is sensual and seductive without the need for abusive power and control.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Feehan keeps the Leopard's series riveting! I could barely put this book down once I started. I think each of these Leopard's books can be read individually, but Feehan has created such a rich and colorful storyline that encompasses them all, it is truly an amazing world to visit as you read them all. Be prepared for extreme realistic brutality, these leopards aren't friendly stuft animals. Feehan's greatest gift is her ability to mix facts into her fictional world! I can't wait for her next one. Plus, a sneak peek at her next Ghost walker story. I'm excited!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Might be the best so far of the series. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alonzo and his boys are great. All the characters are great. I can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story she is a fantastic writer. I have all of her books and continue to go back and read them this is a great story and can't wait to see what happens in the next book
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: LEOPARD’S FURY (A Leopard Novel) by Christine Feehan Publication Date: November 8, 2016 Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated: 4.5 Stars REVIEW: A hot sexy story about two leopards who have seen their share of childhood pain. Their dark and dangerous life also made the love story more beautiful, in how they were lucky enough to find each other. I got a little lost in the crime-boss and territory issues, but not enough to worry about. Despite Alonzo’s cool and dominating demeanor, I liked him. Evangeline was a complex character for a number of reasons, and that made some of her more frustrating actions, make sense. Constant action, danger and a super sexy romance made this an exciting read. *Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review.
wildcatkel More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. I loved the intense emotional pull that Alonzo felt for Evangeline. I also like that their relationship wasn't rushed. That it took time, he kept coming around because he couldn't resist being away from her and the peace and calm she brought to him. That she could look at him and realize he was a dangerous man but see something so much more in him, that she had to care about him, be there for him, but at the same time not lose herself to him. She could still be strong, sassy and bold. He could not totally dominate her because her will and nature were also strong. I loved her interaction with her leopard self Bebe, their bond is strong and forged from early childhood. They look out and protect each other. The trust and bond between them was amazing. Then to watch the men close to him care for and feel protective of her too, of course that left me so very excited to see their stories unfold. One of my favorite books in Christine's leopard series. You have everything you could look for, action, suspense, romance, (sensual and emotional), drama and even laughter. You cannot go wrong with this book or this series!
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Christine Feehan’s LEOPARD'S FURY is a thrilling read. Leopard shifter/bakery owner, Evangeline Tregre, left her lair in hopes of a better life. Crime boss/Amur leopard shifter Alonzo Massi life is full of danger. He doesn’t want to bring Evangeline into his lifestyle, but his leopard has other ideas. This contemporary PNR takes place in San Antonio, Texas. It is suitable for adult audiences. Christine Feehan does a great job with her character development. They are complex and interesting. Evangeline had a horrible childhood, on her own trying to stay alive. She works hard to establish her bakery and build a better life for herself. She has a big heart and a wonderful personality that wins people over. She is a strong heroine who is very likeable. Alonzo had a horrible childhood as well, being raised in a ruthless lair as a killer. He is a good leader and powerful man. He takes care of what is his. Evangeline and Alonzo both have secrets. The two complement each other well and have great chemistry. I like that they both grow throughout the story. The plot was well executed and exciting. The characters have a lot of obstacles to overcome. I enjoyed the criminal aspect to the novel. I like Alonzo’s allies. They have similar values and interests. I appreciated how the characters from the previous books from the series were integrated into this story. I also like how the leopards can sense a lie. LEOPARD'S FURY is an exciting and worthwhile read. It had interesting twists and felt believable. This is a great book for people that enjoy paranormal romances with mafia incidents. The story is full of conspiracy, danger, and romance. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was great. Could hardly of it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story line, exciting, powerful love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am bored.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was another great installment in the Leopard series. The stories keep getting better and the world more intricate. One of my most favorite series, I can't wait for the next one.
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
Alonzo Massi is a character we met in Wild Cat. So going into this one I knew to expect another dominant male that on the outside came across cold and unfeeling. In a lot of ways, he was a copy of Elijah, just with a harsher past. Evangeline we met back in Drake and Saria's book. She is the girl that raised herself in the swamp to get away from her cruel grandfather. She has one unique trait that most female leopards don't have, she and her leopard have been partners since she was a toddler trying to survive in the Louisiana swamps.  Alonzo and Evangeline have known each other for about a year. He came into her bakery one day and kept coming back, so we actually see from the periphery Siena's story and Alonzo's rise to boss. He tried to keep his distance but he couldn't; she calmed his leopard and him and that was a gift better than gold for him. She was attracted to him but because of his cold demeanor, she came to think it was one sided and starts to push away. The action was great, they didn't rush into the passion like some other Leopard books. A huge chunk of the story took place before they did the deed and in taking their time it made it more believable and less intense. I enjoyed their story, I liked her spunk and independent nature, I loved that he so easily portrayed how much she meant to him and how humbled he was to have the gift of her in his life. I also liked how she won over his brother and cousins and called them her "boys". She didn't just accept him, but his whole family and claimed them for herself. This one was good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great! Couldn't put it down!
ehaney578 More than 1 year ago
I love, love, LOVED this book! LEOPARD’S FURY is a fast-paced paranormal romance/romantic suspense mix of a story full of intrigue, danger and steamy passion! I loved Evangeline! She’s my favorite kind of heroine: kind, tough-as-nails, independent and fiercely loyal. Alonzo is the ultimate alpha hero: unbelievably strong, fierce, and very deadly. He’s also cold, not cruel, just shows no emotion. Ever. That’s because he’s constantly got to wrestle control from his leopard so the male doesn’t slip its leash and go on a killing spree. The only thing that calms Alonzo’s beast is a petite bakery shop owner with the kindest smile and most peaceful demeanor he’s ever encountered. I could not put the book down! I was completely engaged in the story! Christine Feehan is in her element while penning this brilliant plot and developing all these wonderfully devious characters. Everyone’s got a secret. Everyone is trying to survive and NO ONE is safe! Romance, shifters, bad guys, worse guys, and a beautifully broken hero that knows his limitations and an amazing heroine who shatters them all. ***I want to thank the publisher for generously offering me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***
thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
Christine Feehan’s Leopard series is about very alpha leopard shifter men who find their mates, and then through passion and danger convince those women that they can’t live without hem. Leopard’s Fury follows a similar theme. Alonzo grew up in a terrifyingly brutal crime family where women were used as breeders and, obviously, weren’t respected. To escape that life he had to do some very horrible things that shaped who he was as a man. In America, he becomes his own version of a crime boss (somewhat of a good guy) and lives in constant danger. He meets Evangeline and she instantly makes all of his inner turmoil go away. She calms his inner beast. Evangeline has her own brutal backstory, and has escaped her previous life to live pride free running her own bakery. When she meets Alonzo she is intrigued by his silent icy stare and secretly pines for him. Christine Feehan is a very successful writer and this series has a huge following, but I’ll admit, it just wasn’t for me. Alonzo came into Evangeline’s bakery for a year and sat and stared at her four times a week. In my world, that would be called stalking. Which, I guess is kind of the point because they are both leopards, and well, cats stalk. But when reading about it, it was just kind of creepy. Other than the obvious, he was ripped, handsome, intense, and made her shiver with awareness, I couldn’t understand why she was attracted. I understood his attraction to her though. She was pretty, sweet, gentle, nice and funny. All things that were unique to him and made her an attractive mate. The rest of the plot was pretty good, although for me, there was a bit too much sex. Very, umm, animalistic sex. Which, I guess is kind of the point, because they are, umm, animals. Kind of wild stuff though, so beware of the nature of the beast. ☺ ❤❤❤