Once again Anna Lowe has produced a tour de force. Cynthia, heiress to a mighty dragon clan (as her mother would say), has found refuge on Maui on the old plantation of Koakea. There she is surrounded by a motley crew of ex Special Forces shifters, comprised of dragon, lion, wolf and bear shifters who she has come to look on as family. They have taken her and her son Joey into their hearts too and will protect them with their lives. None of the guys and their mates know who Cynthia really is, they only know her as Cynthia Brown, co alpha of Koakea. But the evil shifter forces that they have all been fighting have previously taken much from Cynthia when they killed her husband and forced her into exile. What Cynthia tries to forget is the shifter who was her true mate, and that wasn’t her husband! Cal Zydler was a wolf shifter she met when she was twenty when her car broke down. At first she didn’t want to acknowledge him, because he was a wolf from the wrong side of town and she came from a wealthy dragon family, but fate wouldn’t allow it. They had no choice but to admit that they were true mates but, when Cynthia told her parents that she was going to marry Cal and wouldn’t marry the man they had chosen for her, they hounded her until she gave in. Cal never got over it and went on a dragon killing spree. Now he is on Maui and coming to find her. Close on his heels are the evil shifters led by Moira. This is the conclusion to the series and is full of action and romance. Cynthia has to first defend Cal when the others in her ‘clan’ close ranks around her and are ready to fight for her. Cynthia doesn’t make things easy for Cal because she feels honour bound to respect her late husband even though she is now a widow. A lot has to do with her lack of self confidence but Cal is patient but determined and thinks that they have waited long enough to be together. He also shows her how good he is with Joey who quickly develops a liking for him. The question for Cal is how long will it take for the other shifters to accept him and will it be in time for them to all work together to defend Cynthia and Joey from these predators so that they can have their happy ending?
There is so much going on in this last book and it was a pleasure to read. The whole group we have come to love are out in force for the final confrontation. Our very quiet and secretive Cynthia Brown comes out of the closet with a bang. Cynthia and Cal are destined mates who met 12 years previously but parted under family pressure. Cynthia has lived with guilt and self-recrimination for years. Her only solace is her son Joey. The whole reason for her past decisions. Cynthia’s destined mate comes to Koakea on a mission and so much sadness, regret and turmoil is bought into the open to be dealt with. Cal has been on the edges of Moira and Joey’s life, protecting them from afar, no matter how it has deadened his heart to do this. He has lived only to protect and avenge Cynthia against her enemies. His supporter in doing this is a big surprise. Moira and her evil are dealt with. Other players are bought in and we are looking to veer off into interesting territory. Though I am sad that the Koakea Plantation shifters have come to an end, I am excited at where I think Ms Lowe is going to take us next. I was kindly given this book by the author but I read it thorough KU. This is my honest review of this book.
I received a copy of this book and I voluntarily leave my review. Another fantastic addition to the Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire series and this is book 5 and another amazing story by Anna Lowe. This has been one hell of a journey for this family of shifters and their mates and this is Cynthia’s and Cal’s story and including Cynthia’s son Joey. Sorry guys I’m not going to give any spoilers to this one I get teary eyed thinking about this story they are happy and sad tears happy because I absolutely loved this story and sad because it’s the last one of the series or is it?, hint hint Anna lol!. There’s action, danger, suspense, betrayal, passion, hot sizzling scenes and so much more to keep you entertained and turning the pages, I absolutely loved this story it’s a 5 plus ⭐️ read and I highly recommend this book it’s definitely well worth the read.
First, have you read Rebel Heart yet? Because it tells the back story from Cynthia's past, a must read! Although,all through the series we have tried to read between the lines about Cynthia and imagined what horrendous fight killed her husband, there are things revealed that were a total surprise. Cals past just broke my heart, how he suffered is beyond imagination. No spoilers from me, lm sure you will love this book as much as l did. The whole series is wonderful. Recommended reading.🤓 Ps...dont forget to go onto Anna Lowes website and sign up to get the free, Bonus, happy ending short story that is set in the near future.💞
Anna, you most definitely have done it again. Couldn't put it down. There was just so much going on I have reread this one just to make sure I didn't miss anything! It was a fitting end to a brilliant series. I'm not saying what was in the book as I feel you should just discover the journey yourself. I wish there was more!!!!!!! MORE PLEASE!!!!!