Amber Eyes by Maya Banks

Amber Eyes by Maya Banks
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (138 pgs)
Other: M/F/M, Menage
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by: Amaranth

Their final mission will be to win her love.

A beautiful, vulnerable woman appears at the high country cabin where Hunter and Jericho live between assignments. They are captivated by their stunning, reticent visitor and vow to protect her—and uncover what she’s hiding. Neither is prepared for the unbelievable. Their beautiful innocent is a cougar shifter who’s spent a lifetime alone.

In the shelter of their love, Kaya blooms, finally willing to trust—and embrace her humanity again. Then Hunter and Jericho are called away on a mission that goes terribly wrong. Now, pregnant, and alone once more, she must find her way in a world she doesn’t belong to—and hope that the two men she loves will find their way home.

Warning: This title contains explicit sex, adult language, sweet lovin’, multiple partners and ménage a trois.

Imagine your surprise if you had found a wounded woman with many secrets and one of them turned out to be that she was a cougar. This is the dilemma that Hunter and Jericho faced. They actually found the wounded cougar first and learned soon enough that the cougar and the woman were one and the same. They both wanted her, but they’d shared and loved another woman, Rebecca and lost her, so swore that they would never let another woman between them. However, Kaya completes both of them, and she wants both of them as her mates.

Of the two, Hunter is the most affected by the loss of Rebecca. He has not opened himself to another woman since she died and seems to prefer animals over other people, unless they are children. Jericho was hurt as well, but has handled it better. It hurts him even more to see that Hunter has shut himself off so thoroughly.

Kaya has her own past trauma to overcome. She was taken as a young child and when she made it back to her home, her family was gone. She has lived the last 20 years or so thinking that her family abandoned her. She has never lived among humans, but is drawn to Hunter and Jericho, and for some unknown reason, she trusts them with her life.

Ms. Banks writing is solid and each of these characters are likeable and realistic, other than the shape shifting Kaya who, while likeable, is a little outside the norm. The reaction from the men when they first see Kaya shift was not as I would have expected. Sure, they were shocked, but recovered quickly and accepted it even quicker.

Overall, I enjoyed Amber Eyes very much, especially when I got to see Aliyah and Duncan again from Golden Eyes. It was fantastic to read about these two sisters being reunited.

Another great work from Maya Banks and one I happily recommend to anyone who enjoys a hot, paranormal romance.

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