Sasha’s Lion is the first book in the Sin City Shifter series by Hazel Gower. I chose this book for two reasons. One is that I have not read this author before and the second is I love shifter novels. I always love reading new authors take on shifters. Sasha Brento is from Australia. She moved to America because her Mother would not have moved to join her boyfriend unless she came with her. Therefore, Sasha is in a new school in her last year of high school. Sasha does not know anyone in town but does manage to make one friend. However, her brother is what caches her attention. Savron is a hot and sexy lion shifter ten years older than Sasha. Savron has never even dated a human sticking to other shifters. He is thrown for a loop when he finds out his sister’s friend is his mate and a virgin to boot. Savron does his best to balance the growing emotions to mate with Sasha and her getting used to him and his life. This book was well written with the main and secondary characters stimulating and engaging. While the overall concept of an 18-year-old high school student moving out of her mother’s house and into her mates house is a bit unrealistic the pace of the story was believable. I loved how the sex was discussed and no pressure given to Sasha by Savron. His waiting even after they moved into together was nice to see. Overall, this was a great story. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
Sin City Shifters, 1
When shy eighteen-year-old Sasha Brento moves to America for her final year of high school, her innocence is blown out of the water when she learns shifters are real.
Not only are they real, but a lion shifter named Savron wants to claim her as his mate. The determined shifter is ten years her senior, and Sasha knows nothing about the mating bond. Her life quickly becomes filled with drama as she begins to question everything she's ever known.
Can Sasha and Savron overcome their fears and make their relationship work?
Savron lay on the bed in only black boxers with his hands behind his head staring at the door she’d come from. “Feel better?” His relaxed state eased her discomfort.
“Yes, much better. Thanks again.”
He shrugged. “Put your clothes on the dresser behind you.”
She clutched the clothes to her chest. “I’ll put them next to where I’m sleeping. Where am I sleeping?
“Oh, where are you sleeping?”
He got up in one quick fast movement, took the clothes from her, placed them on the dresser and pulled her to the bed. “Here, with you.”
Sasha squealed as they fell on the bed, and the shirt hiked up revealing she had nothing on underneath. Sasha pushed against his chest to move from underneath him and get up, but she paused staring up at him as a drawn-out moan left his lips and his hands slid up her thighs and rested on her bare arse.
“You have nothing on underneath.” His hands moved around, and she stared up into his flashing yellow eyes scared of what he’d do.
“I don’t do that. Argh, I mean I haven’t done really anything.” Shit! She was doing this wrong, and the feel of him touching her was getting to her, making her body burn with need. “Um, I’m saving ‘it’ for the person I intend to marry.”
His hands didn’t stop. She bit her cheek as a groan slipped past her lips, and his fingers brushed over her heated core. “I’m a virgin. I want my first time to be something I won’t regret. I want—”
His mouth captured hers, and what she intended to say got lost. A finger probed her vagina, and his tongue sought her own. Her hands that hadn’t moved from his solid chest came up to grip his shoulder as she felt a second finger added and then pumped in and out of her pussy. His mouth left hers, and she panted for breath and knew that if he kept up this onslaught she’d come soon.
“I’ll make it good.” He kissed her neck. “I’ll make it special.” His teeth grazed her skin. “I’ll be your only. This I can promise you.” His teeth sank into her shoulder, and she screamed as she came hard. Waves of bliss washed over her.
Sasha could feel Savron lapping at her shoulder. She could feel his rock hard erection pressed to her thigh. He stopped licking where he’d bitten her and trailed back up her neck, giving feather light kisses. He paused at her lips and brushed his over hers. Savron then eased off her and lay flat on his back next to her. Savron brought her close, tucking her into his side. She stared up at him as he brought his cum-coated fingers to his mouth and sucked them clean.
“Mmm, you taste better than you smell, gorgeous.” He leaned down and brushed a kiss on her forehead and eased her so she was half on top of him. He sighed and stroked her hair. “Go to sleep now, Sasha.”
Can any other paranormal romance be as hot as this one? There are a few erotic scenes between the hero and heroine that will blow your socks off. The hero, Savron, and the heroine, Sasha, have sparks flying in a lot of scenes. When Savron finds outs that Sasha just turned 18 he meets her and knows she is his mate. He will not let her get away from him. He is after all the next alpha male in line to his father’s throne. There is also another conflict between Savron and Sasha; can he let Sasha, a dancer, perform with other males and not get jealous even though dancing is her life? The pacing in this book is fast all the way through until the very end. Sasha is a young female who transferred to a private school in Las Vegas from Australia a few months-ago. She has made many friends at the school, not knowing until now that most of the people there are other worldly shifters, people who can take the shape of animals and have animal characteristics. The shifters are fighting. You have beings such as leprechauns, trolls, and more evil creatures. Sasha has made friends with a girl name Britney, whose whole family are lion shifters. One day at Britney’s house she runs into Britney’s brothers. They are “all” handsome, tall, muscular, and blond. Britney’s older brother, Savron, thinks he has founds his mate in Britney, even though he is 10 years-older than her. Can Savron convince Britney he is her mate or will he have to give her up and never have children? ***There is a hint of rape scene but the hero doesn’t follow through with it; heroine talks him out of it.***
Eighteen year-old Sasha Brento could never have imagined how her life would change moving to America for her last year of high school. When she finds out that shifters are real and fighting evil to protect the human world, she is left reeling. But what has her really blown away is the fact that Savron a lion shifter wants to claim her as his destined mate. Between school, shifters, mate bonds, family, her dancing and her friends, her life quickly spirals out of control leaving her to question everything she thought she knew. Readers get ready to hold on, Sasha’s Lion is a gentle roller coaster ride, full of ups and down, winding twist and turns that will have you turning page after page deeply drawn to the enticing actions and the endearing and sometimes frustrating characters. Ms. Gower has written a touching charmer between two very different people whose relationship is sexy and sweet but the real pleasure is watching Sasha and Savron navigate their way in the unexpected mate bond and attraction. The author slowly leads into the story, building the primary as well as the secondary characters for the reader to be able to enjoy the sympathize with the misunderstandings, mainly Sasha’s adolescent mistakes and Savron’s Alpha male attitude and jealousy, as well as the mate bond and sexual tension between them. While Sasha is eighteen and still in high school whereas Savron is twenty-sight the relationship that builds between them is handled with a warm and touching hand by the author where the reader is hoping for these two to find their happily ever after even if it’s a bumpy right along the way.
It was interesting watching Savron and Sasha work through the mating bond and the age difference. Sasha had no clue about shifters, but took what Savron said really well. The two needed to learn to communicate and trust each other. The secondary characters were interesting. I am looking forward to seeing what happens with Savron's brothers.