Review: Claiming What’s Theirs by Jenika Snow

Claiming What’s Theirs by Jenika Snow
Release Date: July 18, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 96
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review
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 A scarred woman running from her past…

Jessa Malone has endured five years of abuse from the one person she thought she could trust. But when an accident lands her in an unfamiliar home with two very large and intimidating men, she doesn’t know if she has inadvertently been thrust back in the violence she has been trying to run from.

Two snow leopard shifting brothers have finally found their mate in the same woman…

Deacon and Thayer Uncia have lived in isolation for years, trying to control their inner animals. When Jessa agrees to stay with them until she can get back on her feet, the brothers vow to convince her that she belongs with them. They know she wants them as much as they want her, and they have no intention of letting her go, especially when she is theirs and they have already claimed her.

 

Review:  When Jessa Malone wakes up in a strange cabin after an accident, she finds two brothers eager to meet her. Little does she realize that the two men are shape-shifters and they have selected her as a mate. It’s up to Deacon and Thayer Uncia to be successful in Claiming What’s Theirs.

In keeping with author Jenika Snow’s writing style, there is plenty of bedroom action. The erotic factor is high, straddling the line between explicit and raunchy. Because this is a relatively short book, there is not a lot of time devoted to building a solid foundation for the story line. We discover that Jessa is running from an abusive relationship and that the Uncia brothers have chosen seclusion as the result of a traumatic past. Although these threads were introduced, they could have been woven into a more effective back story.

I like to feel a connection to the characters, but I found it difficult to really embrace this story line. I did, however, like the twist in the story when Jessa’s past catches up with her. The added drama did liven up the story line, but because it was close to the end, there wasn’t a lot of time for additional development.

 

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