New York Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal and romantic suspense author Caridad Pineiro wrote her first novel in the fifth grade when her teacher assigned a project – to write a book for a class lending library. Bitten by the writing bug, Caridad continued with her passion for the written word through high school, college and law school. In 1999, Caridad’s first novel was released and over a decade later, Caridad is the author of over thirty-five published novels and novellas. When not writing, Caridad is an attorney, wife and mother to an aspiring writer and fashionista.
The Shifter's Kiss
by Caridad Piñeiro
After almost losing his life in the line of duty, firefighter Victor Edwards turned to his true passion: the ocean, the one place he feels at peace. By day, he studies a magnificent shark. By night he is haunted by erotic dreams of a beautiful woman, filled with a longing he can't understand.
Nali is almost the last of her kind. She knows it's dangerous to swim so close to shore, but she is drawn to the scarred man watching her and craves his touch on her human form. She can't help revealing herself to help Victor when he's injured--and offering herself to him for one week of pleasure. For she only has a few days before she must return to the sea...
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
I really enjoyed The Shifter's Kiss. This is the first shark shifter story I have read and while the premise of the Novella was Nali and Victor's affair and the enduring love it ultimately created, the fact that our heroine was a shark shifter was refreshing.
I simply love Caridad's stories! Her heroes are always loyal, steadfast, honorable, and just a little bit battered, and her heroines are consistently strong, independent, and a bit vulnerable. The matches aren't always the classic 'opposites attract' or 'like attracts like', there's always more depth to the pairings and that makes things even more interesting. The Shifter's Kiss was no exception. Victor is a retired and injured firefighter with a heart of gold and a love for the ocean. Nali is a shark goddess who is afraid to lose herself but who desperately wants a lasting love. Together they create sparks like nobody's business and find a compromise that gives them both exactly what they want and need.
Like most PNR Novellas, things moved really quickly with the relationship and the sex in The Shifter's Kiss. That's always my complaint with short PNR stories, sometimes it just doesn't feel realistic. Caridad did a great job with setting the tone immediately and making things all about the connection though, which made the heat enjoyable and the segue into the emotion desired, satisfying, and climactic as well.
Even though it was a quick read, it was all about patience, understanding, compromise and ultimately love, and therefore was a wonderful romance. When things are meant to be, there's nothing you won't do to keep it...
LITERAL ADDICTION gives The Shifter's Kiss 4 Skulls and would definitely recommend it for a quick, sexy, unique shifter read.
The Shifter's Kiss