"Under Her Skin" [Shifter Shield Series, Book 1] by Margo Bond Collins
Author's Book Description : She’s lucky he’s a charmer. He’s lucky she doesn’t bite. Much.
Lindi Parker works hard at being human, not an easy task for a snake shifter. She has no desire to search for others like her—until a new case changes everything. When Lindi learns that she she’s not the only shapeshifter in the world, she also realizes she might be next on a killer’s list.
In order to save herself and the abused children she works with, she will have to team up with Dr. Kade Nevala, a member of the shifter tribe responsible for eradicating weresnakes—and the most attractive man Lindi’s ever met. Even more terrifying, she’ll need to embrace her serpent side, a choice that has enormous consequences for Lindi, and for everyone around her.
My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! Even though she grew up in a loving home, being a weresnake with adoptive human parents, Lindi has always felt like she was missing something. Nevertheless, she grows up to develop her natural abilities to help out children suffering from violent crimes to be their councilor. During one of her on the job outings, she meets a little girl who is a shifter too who realizes what Lindi truly is, which brings Lindi to find out that there are more shifters out there than just her. Yet, when she gets more involved in the “shifter world” Lindi realizes that who she is, a weresnake, is something that most shifters fear and feel they should be killed immediately. Instead though Lindi travels a rocky path between learning about her new life, assisting the shifter world to find an actual child killer who has access to her own case files, and falling into an unintentional relationship with someone who is suppose to be her “sworn enemy.” Will she be able to embrace a life she may not be ready for? And if she can, will she be able to “win over” the shifter world in order to stay alive for good or at least long enough to help out?
It’s been a long time since I read a novel written entirely in the first person POV, and I liked it. I was enraptured with this novel from the beginning from learning about how Lindi grew up with her adoptive family to how she copes with learning her new skills about her snake-half after finding out about the shifter world. In addition, I enjoyed Lindi’s feistiness as well as how her snake abilities helped her assess life and the people around her.
However, through this multilayered plot what hooked me even more was the brewing relationship between Lindi and Dr. Kade. As their were-animals are sworn enemies, finding that Kade happens to be Lindi biggest ally is intriguing in more ways than one. Then add in their combative attraction seems to set the pages on fire and me wanting to read more about this dynamic duo.
This novel is written in a way that while the biggest plot seems to wrap up by the end, what will happen to Lindi afterwards isn’t completely said. Therefore, I feel that the Shifter Shield Series will follow Lindi quite a bit (and I’m very happy because of that).
I HIGHLY recommend this novel and series to those looking for a unique paranormal shifter romance!!
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Maybe I was a monster, but I could be sure to help rather than hurt. ~ within Chapter 14
"How many of these people will want me dead?" I whispered.
"Doesn't matter. Council meetings are always peaceful. Everyone here has proven their ability to maintain control." Kade shrugged. "They may want to kill you, but they won't actually do it."
How reassuring. ~ within Chapter 15
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