Temptation Rising (Shadow Shifters Series #1)

Temptation Rising (Shadow Shifters Series #1)

by A. C. Arthur
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The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Should we always understand why we are drawn to someone? What should have been a routine investigation for Kalina Harper has turned into anything but that. She knows sneaking around Roman Reynolds office is beyond a bad idea but it is something she was assigned to do. Roman is not at all what he appears to be yet Kalina is not sure what that something is that she is unable to see. There is a shadow world that Roman prowls and protects. Roman now feels that overwhelming need to do all those things with Kalina including possess her and the motivation is unclear. He scents that she may be his perfect match yet she is caught in one lie after another making him wonder if he can trust his own feelings about her. The parts that are missing for Kalina are the same for Roman, family. They are surrounded by people that know them, and yes care for them but no one truly belongs to them. There is a battle brewing between factions of Romans world and he sees the only constant to be Kalina. Does Kalina see the same in Roman or is he just another job to be completed. Then there is the darkest secret of all that Kalina must reveal that she is not even sure she herself understands. The more Kalina spends time with Roman the more she realizes that business does not mix well with pleasure and Roman is an expert at giving her pleasure. A.C. Arthur has hit everything right with this book with an ability to have as much romance as there is character tension. Nothing goes smoothly but Ms. Arthur shows it can all come together when written with pizazz.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book , I was not sure about this book because a previous book of this kind that she wrote. This book was A.C. at her best it was sexy , exciting and it is hot !!! I cant wait to read the next book I know it will be even better.
owlspiritwoman More than 1 year ago
Good read, likable characters, well written. exciting and seductive
Tia_Night More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended! The story was complex and interesting and the romance/yumminess is there but not too much. I just love shifter series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! I must say AC Arthur is absolutely awesome! I was hesitant to purchase this as I am not a fan of the paranormal genre. But the storyline is great. The main and secondary characters as well as the underlying mystery make this book a serious page turner. Anyone who says this book is boring is having a serious off day. Or maybe just can't read?? LOL... Boredom and this book do not go hand in hand. READ IT. And visit AC's web page for more great reads and events!
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Molly Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book Oh.My.God. I am in love with A.C. Arthur’s new series, Shadow Shifters. Temptation Rising is the first book and from start to finish I was absolutely hooked. From page one, there is a suspenseful plot line, and it just kept getting better and better. The characters of the story reached out and gripped me, making me a part of their story and it was an incredible roller coaster ride! Kalina was attacked 2 years ago and was rescued by and unnaturally large cat like creature. She’s never forgotten that day, nor has she forgotten the cat that rescued her. She dreams of that night most every night, and it leaves her looking over her shoulder. Problem is, she’s a cop and can’t afford to be on edge. When word of drug dealings makes it to her she’s assigned as an undercover agent and seeks employment the Reynolds, Delgado Law Firm. Her suspect: the hotter-than-hell attorney, Roman Reynolds. Roman Reynolds has never forgotten the scent that attracted him two years ago to a woman in need of rescuing. It’s a shock to him to see her standing in his office, employed by his firm. It instantly makes him feel things he’s never felt for anyone and, with a war about to rage among his tribe, he’ll do what ever he can to keep the sexy accountant safe…..and in his life forever. With amazing suspense and sizzling sparks, Arthur creates a fantastic cast of characters that have secrets and lust and so much more. Each page brought something new to the story, each turn had a new sizzling spark or piece to a puzzle. By the end of the story, though, you’ll need a fan and tall glass of ice water to cool off! This is definitely a highly recommended novel to all paranormal romance lovers out there. From start to finish, you’ll be engrossed in a new series of shifting cats and the women they’ll do anything to protect. I am already on edge waiting for September to come….it brings the release of Nick’s story, Seduction’s Shift, book 2 in this fantastic series!
divas_lioness More than 1 year ago
This is a great read! A.C. Arthur did her thing with this one. Shifter romance is my favorite genre. When it’s well written; that’s a bonus. This book is a 5 star read. Roman Reynolds is a sexy attorney who happens to be a jaguar shifter accused and suspected of crimes he did not commit. Sexy, wealthy and high powered all wrapped up into a delicious package. Kalina Harper is a police officer who wants has aspirations of being an agent taking her career to the next level. When these two meet, their individual plans turn into a joint venture. This book has everything from lust, love, passion, mating, danger, intrigue, deception, extremely hot sex and raw power all wrapped up into an incredible read. We highly recommend this book as well as the others in the series. Pick up your copy today. Be sure to get all the books in the series at once. You will not be disappointed. Tasha, Divas of the Serengeti Book Club
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh how I fell in love with this series of books!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my second time reading this book. I am vary happy to report that I have completely enjoyed this story again. I picked up many details of it that I may have missed the first time. In addition to having a better understanding of the characters that I have come love; see the plot more clearly. I plan to re-read the whole series. Loved It! Thanks!
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
Temptation Rising is book one in The Shadow Shifters series by A.C. Arthur. With this series, I first read the last book released and vowed to go back and start at the beginning. I am so glad I did. I loved this book. These are dark, broody, and very sexy jaguar shifters that are working so hard to fit into our civilized world unseen. They just want to be productive members of our world. But there are forces that are against them. Rogues that feel that they are superior to humans and want nothing but power and will stop at nothing to get it. Roman Reynolds is a faction leader amongst his kind. He lives and works as an attorney in Washington, D.C. but also leads other jaguar shifters like him in his area. Two years ago, Rome just happened to be in the right place at the right time to witness an attack on a woman. He intervened and saved her life after shifting into his jaguar form and killing her attacker. But before he could speak to the woman he saved, she was gone. He has never been able to get her out of his mind, her face, her scent. Until she simply walked into his office at his law office. Kalina Harper is a cop with the Metro Police Department narcotics unit. She still dreams of that night two years ago and what she thought she saw and heard. She can still see the glowing eyes and hear the roars but there are no big cats in DC. It must have been her imagination due to the trauma of the attack. She’s good at her job and has been recruited by the DEA to work undercover to dig up information on Roman Reynolds. They suspect him of running drugs. Kalina is working as an accountant in his law office and spends her time digging through everything she can find to get the information she needs to prove him guilty. Everything changed, though, the day she walked in to his office and met Rome for the first time face to face. Rome can’t believe it’s her, after all this time dreaming of her. What is it about her that won’t let him go? Why can’t he get her off his mind? He doesn’t believe in old jaguar shifter tales that shifters have a destined mate and that once they bond, that they are mated for a lifetime. He needs to be concentrating on his duties as faction leader. The rogues are getting bolder and more violent and they must be stopped before the humans figure out who and what they are. They have to be kept a secret. Somehow, though, Kalina figures in to all of this. The rogues are following her and watching her. They have tried to take her more than once. Why do they want her? He doesn’t know why but he has to protect her. He can’t let them have her. Because he must have her. “The cat wanted Kalina. The man craved her. They both would have her.” “You are for me, Kalina. Only for me.” I really loved this book. I love the world that Ms. Arthur has created with the shifters living and working right under our noses without us even realizing they are there. The sexy scenes in this book are hot, steamy and perfect. It is also filled with intense action and gripping nail biting scenes as Rome and his group strive to stop the rogues before they are discovered. Kalina and Rome were perfect together and it was awesome watching them fight each other or attempt to fight what was fated to be. I can’t wait to continue on to book two, Seduction’s Shift which is Nick Delgado’s story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So incredibly boring and unoriginal.
vwambui More than 1 year ago
Wow! I just finished reading Temptation Rising and my mind is blown. This is the first paranormal story I've read and I didn't expect to like it. I've been proven wrong. In fact, I LOVED IT, especially how the writer captured the animal magnetism and sexual prowess of big cats. There was one scene where I had to take pause because it was bordering on bestiality. But she walked the line successfully. Kudos to AC Arthur. It's great to find unexpected pleasures in fiction. ...something different. Now on to Seduction's Shift (#2 in the Shadow Shifters Series).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a read..however the only drawback for me personally, I'm not a cat lover.....to many walking around amongst us.
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Bitten-By-Love-Reviews More than 1 year ago
Temptation Rising is the first installment of the Shadow Shifters series by A.C. Arthur. I have two words for you- Num Yummy. I actually read the the second book first, which, I know is almost always a mistake. Fortunately I did like the second book enough to go back and read the first.... thank god.... because AC knocks it out of the park. I was drawn in from page one and didn't want to put it down till the very end. As I knew it would, Temptation Rising filled in all of the gaps and information that I wanted to know about while reading book two-Seduction's Shift. Gah! Now I really can't wait for the next book to come out. Oiy Roman is the definition of Apha, and I have to admire Kalina's strength of willpower. I mean, sheesh, the woman shuts down his every advance for far longer than any normal woman should be capable of considering the heat between the two. Right now Kalina Harper's sole focus is on securing a position with as DEA agent, and the assignment that will help her achieve just that is seriously putting her willpower to the test. She is to go undercover as an account assistant at the law firm of Reynolds & Delgado to dig up the dirty on the head honcho himself, Roman Reynolds. Unfortunately, after having worked at the firm for a couple of weeks she is unable to find any evidence that the man is in any way dirty. So she decides to break into his office after hours hoping to find something incriminating on his personal computer. Enter Roman Reynolds. Roman is one of the partners of Reynolds & Delgado and is also the faction leader of the Shadow shifter tribe based in the US. When he walks out of the bathroom and into his office to find Kalina trying to hack into his computer he is taken back in time. He knows that this is the woman he had saved two years ago, and hadn't been able to forget ever since. Only, she doesn't know it was him that had saved her because he had been in his Jaguar form at the time. This time Roman is determined not to let her get away, and to claim her as his own. But first he has to convince her that she is his, and keep his arch nemisis, Sabar, from taking her from him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very interesting book. Normally I don't read this type of book.( I.e. shadow shifters, etc. ) But this one was REALLY goid and well written. I had to read this one again to prepare for book #2. I can't wait for the next book to see what happens with Nick & Ary. Hot!!
msblackberry11 More than 1 year ago
I love this book and can't wait until tomarrow for the second book to come out about Nick. This book started off kinda slow but, after a couple of pages it gets interesting and exciting. I love books like this. Please continue to come out with more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would not recommend this book. I jumped from the 4th chapter to the end because the story was so boring and just drawn out. Only purchased this book based on a book club suggestion, and I am so disappointed. Only read if the book could be lended to you.
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mshoni More than 1 year ago
Having been spoiled by Octavia Butler and Tananarive Due, I get a little skeptical when choosing to read new supernatural or science fiction books. Especially when they are also part of the romance genre. The recently passed authors L.A. Banks and Monica Jackson were masters at this subject. Because I've read most of A.C. Arthur's romances, I was interested to see what she had in store with Temptation Rising and I was not disappointed. Kalina Harper is a police officer in Washington, DC who is dedicated to her job and mostly keeps to herself. She is plagued by dreams of the attack on her two years ago by a low level drug dealer. Someone (or something) came to her aid and pulled the man off of her. Kalina didn't get a good look at the man who saved her, but she can't shake the feeling of the presence of a beast as well. And were they one and the same. Now Kalina has been assigned an undercover position as an accountant at the law firm of Reynolds & Delgado to determine if they are linked to a South American drug organization. Her new boss, Roman Reynolds, is a great lawyer, but he is also a shapeshifting jaguar who will finally answer the questions of what happened to her that night. This first entry into the Shadow Shifters series was quite interesting and enjoyable. In addition to witnessing the growing attraction between Kalina and Roman (very steamy), we are also shown the history of the Shifters and the infighting that is threatening their existence. It's standard in stories like this to show the power struggles that happen when humans are given special powers. There is always a faction that wants to use it to help the world and another that wants to rule it. I look forward to seeing how this plays out in the forthcoming books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book. Face pace and HOT!! I love it can't wait for the next installment. I love, love this book.