Leap of the Lion by Cherise Sinclair

Leap of the Lion

She shifts for the first time on the day of her escape.After a decade of captivity, Darcy MacCormac escapes the corrupt, clandestine organization called the Scythe, leaving family and friends behind. She must find a way to rescue them. Discovered by other shifters, the brand-new cougar gets two mentors. Blademage Gawain is an easy-going blacksmith with a steel-hard core. H...

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Leap of the Lion Reviews

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

    Two things happened almost simultaneously after I finished this book. One, I was kicking myself for a good two hours for not discovering this series before now. And two, I immediately went and one clicked the rest of these books.

    There's just something so magical about Cherise Sinclair's writing, that no matter what she writes, it never

    Two things happened almost simultaneously after I finished this book. One, I was kicking myself for a good two hours for not discovering this series before now. And two, I immediately went and one clicked the rest of these books.

    There's just something so magical about Cherise Sinclair's writing, that no matter what she writes, it never fails to grab you and suck you right into its world. And even though I started this series with book 4, I had no problem at all getting imbedded in the deeply descriptive and rich world of Sinclair's shifters. Their language, their customs, their enemies, and their love life immediately caught my interest and kept me riveted to the pages until the end.

    Darcy MacCormac is an incredible heroine. Here is a female that has seen and lived through atrocities at the hands of the evil Scythe organization during her ten years as their captive. She's seen her friends suffer at the hands of their experiments, she's seen friends die, and she's left with scars both internal and external. Yet, none of that diminished her strength and will to live. So when she has the chance to escape, she grabs it, for the chance to ultimately come back and rescue the rest of the shifter females still imprisoned by the Scythe.

    Her escape brings her straight into a world that she was born into but due to her imprisonment knows very little about. Owen and Gawain, two brothers that helped rescue her from being recaptured and whose only thing in common is their blood, are assigned to be her trainers. They're to teach her to shift and control her abilities while keeping her safe and finding the Scythe compound.

    Here are two men that couldn't be more different. Suffering their own individual scars of their past and a selfish and abusive mother has left them scattered. Owen is a gruff, grumpy protector who believes all women to be inherent liars. Gawain is a sweetheart that even though has every reason to avoid love, deep down yearns for it. And in the middle of it all is a female that makes them realize that perhaps a future full of love and passion is not so foreign.

    Leap of The Lion is full of so much emotion, it was almost painful at times. Everything that Owen suffered in his past and everything that Darcy has gone through give them a bond unlike any other. Darcy makes Owen see beyond his past and realize that not all women are the same. I loved the slow built passion between the two. And then with Gawain in the mix as well? FORGET ABOUT IT.

    I mean, a female with not one but TWO life mates? Sign me up for that. But don't think this is some gratuitous MFM non stop orgy. While the passion is definitely there, it's a slow burn. There's a lot of story that takes place, that admittedly I found slow at times. I understood the set up and the backstories needed to be told, but they did slow down the pace of the book considerably.

    I loved the rest of the secondary characters and The Wild Hunt World. I really loved the romance, and I especially loved the story. There's so much that happened here besides the romance, but the romance was definitely center stage. If you're a fan of PNR, this is a series that simply must be read. I know I plan on going back and binging on it immediately.

  • Ivy Deluca

    I think it's my fave of the series. Review to come.

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

    LEAP OF THE LION is the fourth book in The Wild Hunt Legacy. If you’re knew to this series, then you may be surprised that this book is Paranormal Erotic Romance because to me, it feels like much more.

    After suffering for a decade, Darcy MacCormac escapes the Scythe, leaving behind everything that she knew and loved. Thankfully, she is discovered by other shifters. But as a brand new cougar shifter herself, she had no idea what she has gotten herself into.

    The heroes who find her are brothers and

    LEAP OF THE LION is the fourth book in The Wild Hunt Legacy. If you’re knew to this series, then you may be surprised that this book is Paranormal Erotic Romance because to me, it feels like much more.

    After suffering for a decade, Darcy MacCormac escapes the Scythe, leaving behind everything that she knew and loved. Thankfully, she is discovered by other shifters. But as a brand new cougar shifter herself, she had no idea what she has gotten herself into.

    The heroes who find her are brothers and although they share the same blood, their personalities are very different from one another. Gawain is much more lighthearted than Owen yet Darcy is drawn to them both.

    While the premise seems to sound a little simple, it’s not. Sinclair does an amazing job of evoking sympathy and emotion from her readers with this book. Just reading the first chapter is enough to have you bonding with the characters because they have already been through so much. There’s a darker tone to this book and I do think it’s possible that those who have suffered from abuse may find this as too intense. Unlike other Sinclair books, this one does put a lot of focus on their suffering, but I do believe that Sinclair handles it beautifully.

    This book is a perfect example of why Cherise Sinclair is amongst the upper echelons of the genre. Her ability to evoke emotions from her readers and create characters that are timeless makes this book more than just your typical Paranormal Erotic Romance. This story is very much about healing and growth and I very much enjoyed reading every page.

  • Under the Covers Book Blog

    LEAP OF THE LION is the fourth book in The Wild Hunt Legacy. If you’re knew to this series, then you may be surprised that this book is Paranormal Erotic Romance because to me, it feels like much more.

    After suffering for a decade, Darcy MacCormac escapes the Scythe, leaving behind everything that she knew and loved. Thankfully, she is discovered by other shifters. But as a brand new cougar shifter herself, she had no idea what she has gotten herself into.

    The heroes who find her are brothers an

    LEAP OF THE LION is the fourth book in The Wild Hunt Legacy. If you’re knew to this series, then you may be surprised that this book is Paranormal Erotic Romance because to me, it feels like much more.

    After suffering for a decade, Darcy MacCormac escapes the Scythe, leaving behind everything that she knew and loved. Thankfully, she is discovered by other shifters. But as a brand new cougar shifter herself, she had no idea what she has gotten herself into.

    The heroes who find her are brothers and although they share the same blood, their personalities are very different from one another. Gawain is much more lighthearted than Owen yet Darcy is drawn to them both.

    While the premise seems to sound a little simple, it’s not. Sinclair does an amazing job of evoking sympathy and emotion from her readers with this book. Just reading the first chapter is enough to have you bonding with the characters because they have already been through so much. There’s a darker tone to this book and I do think it’s possible that those who have suffered from abuse may find this as too intense. Unlike other Sinclair books, this one does put a lot of focus on their suffering, but I do believe that Sinclair handles it beautifully.

    This book is a perfect example of why Cherise Sinclair is amongst the upper echelons of the genre. Her ability to evoke emotions from her readers and create characters that are timeless makes this book more than just your typical Paranormal Erotic Romance. This story is very much about healing and growth and I very much enjoyed reading every page.

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  • Lisa Guertin

    I've been looking forward to reading the next book in this series since Eventide of the Bear and was pleased to find it just as good, if not better. This is no surprise since Cherise Sinclair is a talented author. Owen, Gawain and Darcy make interesting protagonists with their individual quirks. This will be a book that I reread regularly.

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

    As always, Cherise Sinclair provides a finely crafted book with fascinating characters, an intriguing plot, scorching hot sex, and total satisfaction with the outcome.

    This is the story of Owen, the shifter cougar who appeared in the earlier books in the Wild Hunt Series. He is portrayed there and here as a grumpy misogynist, but an honest man who protects others at the risk of his own life.

    He has reasons for his hatred of women-his mother was abusive toward him, but it takes a young shifter whos

    As always, Cherise Sinclair provides a finely crafted book with fascinating characters, an intriguing plot, scorching hot sex, and total satisfaction with the outcome.

    This is the story of Owen, the shifter cougar who appeared in the earlier books in the Wild Hunt Series. He is portrayed there and here as a grumpy misogynist, but an honest man who protects others at the risk of his own life.

    He has reasons for his hatred of women-his mother was abusive toward him, but it takes a young shifter whose feelings he hurt to make him see he tars all women with the same brush-just what he accuses women of doing. That insight opens the way for him to see the truth about Darcy, a mountain shifter who managed to escape the prison where she and other members of her village have been held for a decade. Because of the captivity, Darcy knows little about the shifter way of life, and the shifter leader assigns Owen and his brother Gawain, to mentor her. Both brothers begin falling for the young woman, but the group that held her and still holds her brothers and other villagers hostage aren't going to stop looking for her. Terrified of bringing trouble to the town that took her in, can Darcy make a commitment to the two men who care for her? And how will she react when danger threatens?

    The author carries us into a world of her own creation, but one we can almost see and feel. We expect to see people shift into animal form in a tangle of clothes. The book also catches us up on some of the characters from the earlier books and its like running into old friends. My only complaint is that we don't get to see enough of Gawain. He intrigued me in one of the earlier books, and I looked forward to knowing more about him in this one, but he's almost a throwaway character.

    As with the previous books in the series, expect a hot menage, paranormal romance, and people who make you want to find them and give them a hug.

  • Danielle (Danniegurl)

    Review below. Probably after thanksgiving or tonight if I have time.

    I enjoyed the book, but I also disliked some things. It also was fairly long.

    I'm not sure how I really feel about this one. I love Cherise Sinclair and recommend her often. This book however was a tad boring. I was disappointed with the sex scenes usually Sinclair can craft an excellent scene, get you really into the moment. In this book though I felt like some of the scenes were very repetitive, and not so sexy

    Review below. Probably after thanksgiving or tonight if I have time.

    I enjoyed the book, but I also disliked some things. It also was fairly long.

    I'm not sure how I really feel about this one. I love Cherise Sinclair and recommend her often. This book however was a tad boring. I was disappointed with the sex scenes usually Sinclair can craft an excellent scene, get you really into the moment. In this book though I felt like some of the scenes were very repetitive, and not so sexy. Some parts were still hot of course, but it didn't have that emotional component I usually feel in her books.

    The concept of the story is something I'm getting sick of. I'm sick of the anti-shifter humans being the driving force of shifter books. Breed Series has it, New Species has it, freaking Phoenix Pack has it. It's getting old, and I was hoping for better with this book. I'm disappointed that this is the direction that it went. I wish it would have been something different. I loved Owen and Gawain, they were sweet characters.

    Overall the book was enjoyable, just a bit boring too.

  • Maria Dimitrova

    RTC

  • Jacqueline

    decent addition to the series

  • Laurie

    If you are into paranormal series, you are missing out if you haven’t treated yourself to Cherise Sinclair’s The Wild Hunt Legacy series. Centered around a small town filled with shifters, these books are full of action, emotions, some tough situations, and loads of chemistry. Each can be easily read as a standalone but I’d start from the beginning with Hour of the Lion just because you don’t want to miss any of the strong heroines and their hot, growly heroes. Cherise Sinclair has a knack for w

    If you are into paranormal series, you are missing out if you haven’t treated yourself to Cherise Sinclair’s The Wild Hunt Legacy series. Centered around a small town filled with shifters, these books are full of action, emotions, some tough situations, and loads of chemistry. Each can be easily read as a standalone but I’d start from the beginning with Hour of the Lion just because you don’t want to miss any of the strong heroines and their hot, growly heroes. Cherise Sinclair has a knack for writing books that are not only seriously sexy but jam-packed with characters that have to navigate emotionally and physically difficult situations. Needless to say, I’ve been impatiently waiting for Leap of the Lion, had hugely high hopes for it and wasn’t disappointed in the least.

    All three main characters have serious issues they are dealing with. Owen and Gawain are brothers raised in an abusive home with Owen taking the brunt of the abuse from their batshit crazy mother. If that wasn’t heartbreaking enough, we are brought along for the ride as Darcy escapes from an evil group called the Scythe, who had imprisoned an entire town’s worth of shifters for years. The females are being held as hostages in order to force the males to carry out missions for the group. The females are dying off at an alarming rate and if Darcy can’t get help soon, all will be lost, especially for her brothers.

    I loved Darcy. She was strong and unbelievably brave, willing to do anything to save her people even if it meant putting herself back into the very danger she escaped from. She was hardworking and loyal, and extremely smart, learning how to not only be a Daonain but also all the rules that went along with it. It’s good she was assigned two sexy, growly, and knowledgeable mentors to help her along.

    As much as I loved Darcy (and Gawain too) it was Owen who completely stole my heart. He was growly, grumpy and, because of his issues with his mother, a borderline misogynist. A Cahir, or god chosen warrior for his people, he was perfectly suited for keeping his people safe from harm but his attitude needed some serious work.

    Gawain was a blade mage, which made him physically tough, but it was his laid-back attitude that made him an imminently more suitable choice of mentor for Darcy, although the task of was given to them both. I think Gawain was the voice of reason, a calming influence for both Owen and Darcy.

    The more Owen and Gawain got to know their new charge, the more they wanted her no matter how hard Owen fought it. As for Darcy, she developed feelings for her mentors, but she knew as soon as she had control of her newfound cougar, she needed to go help her people.

    These three had lots of lessons to learn, from trust, to control, to how to forgive oneself. Leap of the Lion was an action-packed emotional journey, and although a slow burn at first, it was hot as Hades too. I can’t wait to see what happens next for the characters in The Wild Hunt Legacy.

    Rating: 5 Hot, Growly, Grumpy Shifter Stars


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