Review: Primal Attraction by Sydney Somers

Posted January 11, 2011 by Carmel in / 2 Comments

Title: Primal Attraction
Series: Pendragon Gargoyles #2
Author: Sydney Somers
Publisher: by Samhain Publishing
Pages: 116 (novella)
My Copy: From Author

From GoodReads:

He’ll stop at nothing to claim her… If she doesn’t kill him first.

A lethal huntress, Sorcha lives to track and eliminate rogue immortals—until her latest assignment turns out to be a sexy, gargoyle shape-shifter. From the start she’s shaken by the lust his touch awakens inside her. Not only that, but the cat is convinced she’s his mate, and for the first time, she’s unable to kill her target.

Still mourning the loss of his mate, Cale is stunned to find Sorcha alive. Yet the woman he aches to possess doesn’t recognize him and is after the only thing that will save his brother—a mystical weapon that will lead to Excalibur.

Determined to protect his family and reclaim his mate, Cale ruthlessly takes advantage of Sorcha’s one weakness—her desire for him. Desire that could unlock their past…or cause him to lose her all over again.

The second installment of the Pendragon Gargoyles series is red-hot! It seemed like every time I turned a page someone was getting it on. This novella is lighter on the story-side of things than the first book. I was a little disappointed because the plot is intriguing but this tale is still a nice, light read. Primal Attraction will get you turned on and you’ll stay that way until the end!

Sorcha and Cale are reunited after nearly a century apart. Cale thought she was dead and she doesn’t remember him. Quite the pickle! You can probably guess how such an encounter would play out… Cale can’t believe his eyes while Sorcha is mystified as to why this cat shifter is all up in her personal space. To make things even worse, Sorcha is a huntress and her current target is Cale. While he’s trying to jump her bones she’s trying to kill him. Talk about mixed messages!

My favorite element in this novella is the primal “mate” instinct that drives the two main characters. The hopeless romantic in me wants to believe that we all have a special someone who we’re destined to be with. That their pull is stronger than gravity. Cale and Sorcha’s relationship illustrates this theory to a tee. Even though her mind doesn’t know him, her body recognizes him. Kinda corny but it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

When Cale and Sorcha aren’t going at it between the sheets there’s still a decent amount of action unfolding. Even though most of the fights seem to end in bed. There’s an alley encounter that’s particularly toe curling. I highly recommend it! On the downside, I thought Sorcha wasn’t the best name choice. I had a hard time getting past it and as a result wasn’t a big fan of her as a character. Shallow much? Maybe.

Primal Attraction wasn’t as good as the first installment but still a nice diversion. This novella is great if you want a small vacation from reality. The sexual escapades are delicious. If your man’s idea of foreplay falls short, try reading this first!


Hell, even an enchantress dove from the bar to land on some Fae’s back. -page 73

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My review: Primal Hunger


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