Title: Pride Under Fire
Series: Lionhearts #5
Author: Elizabeth Coldwell
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Paranormal
Length: Novella (157 Pages)
Publisher: Pride Publishing (February 23, 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Will their passion burn out of control?
Connor Wabsik’s career as a firefighter is on the line after he punched out his commanding officer. Redemption is possible in the form of a move to a sleepy California mountain town, but it will mean leaving his old life behind. What he doesn’t know is that his destiny waits for him in Riesgo. Fate has paired him with a human mate, Andy McGuire—a man with secrets of his own. Connor is fighting to protect the town from a dangerous firestarter. When Andy’s life is threatened, will Connor be able to keep him safe, too?
Detective Andy McGuire is unlucky in love, but when he meets Connor, the handsome new recruit to the Riesgo Fire Service, things start looking up. How can he stop a serial arsonist from destroying everything he holds dear? And as passion threatens to burn out of control between him and Connor, what will happen when Andy learns that the man he loves might not be what he seems?
Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/pride-under-fire
Review: Although I usually suggest starting a series with the first book this one is a bit different. Previous characters might be mentioned in the story, each one of these are different characters with plots that are not connected to each other. So whether you start with book one or this one, you won’t get lost.
Connor is a lion shifter and a fire fighter who has finally had it with his commanding officer. The man is a prick who is constantly giving the others hell. So for once he stood up and just punched the man. The problem was it almost cost him his job, but instead got him transferred to another town.
For a long time Connor believed you could not bond with a human, that is until he found a couple who were in fact bonded. Now he wanted a mate for himself. He definitely got his wish, in the form of a sexy man named Andy.
Andy is a detective who feels like he is about to hit rock bottom. He is just not successful at love and doesn’t know if he will ever get there. That is until he meets Connor. The problem is Andy is a human who has no idea of lion shifters, to top it off there is someone who is burning the places around him down.
You get the same old same old, about shifters having to hide their identity from humans as well as matings, but this is a unique series as it is focusing on lion shifters. I loved how Connor is in this story, and enjoy his wicked sense of humor. I love a good paranormal romance that has the ability to make you laugh your ass off. Connor definitely does that for you.
The only problem I had with the story is it does drag in some areas for me. Other than that I enjoyed reading it. I look forward to reading the next story.