For months Corrine Lawson has walked a fine line between reality and madness. The only thing keeping her sane is her sexy and mysterious next-door-neighbor, Ryker. Yet the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about him, the harder it becomes to resist the man who exposes her to a dangerous world steeped in myth and legend. Surrendering to him and the sizzling connection that burns between them means succumbing to the madness within, and that’s not a fight she’s willing to lose.
Both man and wolf, shapeshifter Ryker McKinnon has spent nearly a century tormented by his past, hungering only for vengeance—until he finds Corrine, a spirited human and the key to his redemption. Determined to use Cori as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, nothing prepares Ryker for the staggering emotion her touch unleashes or the brutal need to claim her as his own.
When Cori is caught in the middle of a bitter feud and a centuries-old greed for Excalibur, will Ryker’s secrets destroy the woman he loves or finally awaken the fierceness inside her?
Primal Instinct was a fun book but too short for my taste. It was fast paced and had good character development but I wanted a longer story rather than a prequel. I liked Cori and Ryker was a good love interest. The talking only through the privacy screen between their apartments was a good tease. I was also intrigued by the Gargoyle aspect of the story because it’ s a unique one for shifter books. However, due to it’s short length, some of the details about Cori’s father were just not there and I also wanted more about Ryker’s past or family history which would have made it a fuller story. However, the writing was good and the romance scenes were hot so it’s a great book if you find some time on your hands for a quick read or if you are interested in a series, this would be a good bet. I will be reading more of Sydney Somers novels in the future. Click on the image below to buy it or see related books.