Author: Bailey Bradford
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Publication date: March 17, 2020
Length: 578 pages
Reviewed by Nikki
Leopard’s Spots: Part One - a box set
1 – Levi A run through the woods turned anything but typical when Levi found the one thing he never expected to find-his mate.
2 – Oscar One sexy wolf is determined to show a grouchy kitty just how perfect they are for each other.
3 – Timothy Tim Trujillo is about to learn a whole lot more than a few facts about his heritage as a snow leopard shifter.
4 – Isaiah Snow leopard shifter Isaiah Trujillo isn't a doctor like his brother Tim, but he's a good guy and when he meets Bae Allen Warren, he knows he's found the one man to make his life complete.
Snow leopards in Holton, Colorado-who'd have thought it? Yet on the large, sprawling acreage nestled between mountains, a family of snow leopard shifters not only lives but thrives. With little to no information about their past, how they came to be or what they are capable of, these shifters struggle to understand who and what they are.
Held together by the tough and loving matriarch, Grandma Marybeth, Levi and his siblings, along with their cousins, must find their way in the world.
Forgotten truths and familial ties are discovered as the snow leopard men find their mates.
Shifter romances with fated mates is totally my kryptonite. I love ‘em and Bailey Bradford does a fantastic job of dishing out the goods.
Part One of this series contains books one through four: Levi, Oscar, Timothy, and Isaiah. They’re all part of the same family of leopard shifters, and each book builds on the knowledge the family learns about themselves and other shifters. It’s a very clever way to world build—the characters don’t know that much so as they learn, the reader learns.
Each couple has the emotional intensity that comes with fated mates, but Bradford also pairs it with nice building of the relationships as well. It isn’t just instalove—BAM! —story over. There’s actual focus on the romantic elements and their development.
Each of the stories could stand on its own, but they really build on each other so it’s best to read them in order.
Levi and Lyndon’s relationship really sets the bar with how intense their connection is as they deal with the trouble following Lyndon’s every step. Timothy and Otto’s book does a great job of setting an ominous tone and forcing the two of them to fight some outside forces. And Isaiah and Bae have great character growth.
But Oscar and Josiah were my favorites. I loved that Oscar was a bit of a grouch and had this chip on his shoulder—plus, he doesn’t immediately jump on board the whole mate thing. Josiah is his perfect match though.
This box set doesn’t appear to have any additional or bonus content.
I really enjoyed the beginning of this series and I’m looking forward to Part Two. If you’re a fan of fated mates and shifters with some evil forces thrown in, then I definitely recommend these books.
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