Review: Primal Song by Danica Avet

Primal Song by Danica Avet
Series: Cajun Heat (# 1)
Release Date: August 3, 2012
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.
Pages: 139
Source:  Publisher

Deputy Daisy Picou is not impressed when Ram Reinhardt prowls into town all rock star swagger and big cat ego. She’s been burned by a lion before and has no intention of playing the fool twice. But with one scorching glance the mating frenzy ignites and passion trumps reason. An intense first encounter levels Daisy’s reservations-and most of her living room. And she’s not so sure she minds.

Ram Reinhardt has burned through and brushed aside just about every adrenaline-inducing thrill life’s thrown at him. But Daisy sets the gold standard for a premium rush. Her combative personality should turn him off, but every time they fight they end up in bed, or on the floor, or against a wall-and the sex is always more combustible than the time before. He’s not about to give that up. Ever.


Review:  Having not ventured too far off the basic wolf shifter path in a paranormal adventure, Primal Song definitely piqued my interest when I read it was between a lion and a bear. My inner geek of course had to ask “What kind of off spring do a lion and bear create?” “How does this work?” “Is this even possible?” This is, of course,  a paranormal romance and the author has full authority to make her story anything she chooses so I pushed my inner geek to the back recesses of my mind and enjoyed the story.

The attraction between Daisy and Ram was instant, spontaneous and on fire! While normally I don’t particularly care for a couple getting hot and heavy so early on in the relationship, it fit these two perfectly. In addition to the main characters steaming up the sheets, there were certainly some scenes in this story that were so silly and comical that I was definitely laughing out loud. I thought I was going to bust a gut when Ram attempted to get a haircut at the Hair Shack or the time Daisy was on the phone with her mom. Daisy’s parents are hilarious as well, although that’s another pairing that had my inner geek going hmmm.

The author did an excellent job of bringing both characters to life. I could easily feel that Ram was lonely and growing tired of his rock star life and wanting something more to come home to at night. I also felt the insecurity, pain, and humiliation Daisy was feeling and worries she had after having been hurt by a “big-city lion” in the past. While there wasn’t a huge twist in the plot or a big murder mystery involved, it was a nice, sweet, scorching hot, love story between two individuals looking for that special someone that I greatly enjoyed.

Overall, if you are looking for a light, slightly silly at times, paranormal that will scorch your eyebrows too, you can’t go wrong with Primal Song. I am eagerly looking forward to book 2 releasing so we get to see the fireworks between Kitty and Monk’s story.