‘Second Nature‘ by Jae, audiobook narrated by Abby Craden
‘Second Nature’ is book one of the Shape-shifter series by Jae. I’ve been wanting to read it for a long time since Jae is one of my favourite authors, so Halloween was a great time to do it.
Jorie Price is an author of shape-shifters paranormal books but when her latest fictional novel gets too close to true facts about that species, she has to be stopped at any price. Griffin Westmore is a liger shape-shifter and the elite soldier in charge of destroying the manuscript and avoiding the truth to come out. Even if that means killing Jorie.
I really liked the concept of this book, mortal enemies to lovers trope which isn’t that common in lesfic. There might be more with this premise, but I can only recall ‘Requiem for Immortals’ by Lee Winter. Jae knows how to build empathy and attraction from zero to skyrocket levels as slow-burn seems to be her specialty. ‘Second Nature’ is a clear example of this.
The plot has a good balance of action, intrigue and budding relationship. Don’t expect much in the romance department as this is book one of the series and there are a lot of things going on in the story. It wouldn’t have sounded realistic if the characters had much time for romance whole trying to avoid getting killed. However, Jae builds the anticipation of more romance to happen hopefully in book two.
Abby Craden narrated this one and its sequel ‘True Nature’ and as usual did an outstanding job. There are quite a few characters and Ms. Craden different voices were on point, especially for both leads. Her pacing of the narrative, packed with action but also with some intense emotional moments, was perfect. If you are looking for an entertaining shape-shifters audiobook and don’t mind a very slow burn romance on the side, search no more. 5 stars.
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Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
'Second Nature' is book one of the Shape-shifter series by Jae. I've been wanting to read it for a long time since Jae is one of my favourite authors, so Halloween was a great time to do it.
URL: 5 stars, Shapeshifters, Slow-burn romance, Writer