Saturday, September 29, 2012

"New Species: Valiant" By: Laurann Dohner Review

"New Species: Valiant"
By: Laurann Dohner

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Tammy has always tried to be prepared for any calamity life might send her way but she never imagined a sexy, lion man-beast in her future. He's huge, got the most exotic, golden cat-eyes she's ever seen, and she's so terrified she's speechless for the first time in her life. He's stalking closer, growling at her, and she's too terrified to even flee.Valiant hates humans. But when he gets a whiff of the adorable human female who has invaded his territory, he starts rethinking. Her fear scents of pure, sweet temptation and the closer he gets, the more appealing she becomes. Once he's got his hands on her, he isn't about to let her go. One thought will change his life. MINE Before Tammy can regain her senses, she's flat on her back in Valiant's bed. Now he just has to use every inch of his big, buff body to convince her that she should stay with him forever.
My Thoughts
     Without a doubt, this is my favorite of the New Species series. Sure it follows the normal formula, but the characters really really work in this one. Valiant hates humans, seriously HATES them. He hates them for his past, the problems of his present, and threats to his future.
    Like many of the other books, Valiant scents Tammy and suddenly knows she is the “one” for him. Sure its hokey, and sure its been done, yet it works for me in this one. Tammy was pretty indepdent and unlike many of the other heroines, she doesn't just acquiese to Valiant. Sure he's scary, sure he's strong, yet Tammy isn't nervous around him.
     I know I'm not describing it the best, but the characters really make this novel. Its almost a cookie cutter of most of the other novels and has strong similarities to the Lora Leigh books, so beware. An excellent addition to the “New Species” series, I strongly recommend this one if you've read the others.
Have you read the New Species series yet? What did you think?

Book Details
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Date of Publication: September 14, 2011
# of Pages: 241
ISBN: 978-1419936005


  1. I just LOVE this series, though I was a little disappointed with the last release. My favorite books from the series are Fury, Slade, Justice and Tiger. I did write a review of the last book, Obsidian and I've already pre-ordered the next book, Shadow.

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  2. Ok, this series is new to me but it has all the elements I love in a paranormal romance..adding to my list.