Two lions, each born to serve, rely on one another to survive.
A Premier lion shifter, Hugh Landry dedicates his life to leading the Berk pride with strength and confidence. Hundreds of people depend on Hugh for safety, success, and happiness. And at over a century old, with more power than can be contained in one body, Hugh relies on a Siphon lion shifter to carry his excess force.
When the Siphon endangers himself and therefore the pride, Hugh must pay attention to the man who has been his silent shadow for a decade. What he learns surprises him, but what he feels astounds him even more.
Two lions, each born to serve, rely on one another to survive. After years by each other’s side, they’ll finally realize the depth of their potential, the joy in their passion, and a connection their kind has never known.
Over a decade had passed since he’d last experienced the overly-full feeling, so Hugh Langley didn’t immediately identify the cause. He continued thrusting, enjoying the warm bodies, hungry grunts, and musky scents of the lion shifters around him, when suddenly, the pressure in his head and chest swelled and nearly knocked him unconscious. That was when he realized what was happening.
“Where’s the Siphon?” he asked breathlessly as he pushed himself to a kneeling position and darted his gaze around his large bedroom. This was worse, so much worse than it’d ever been. He could barely breathe, barely think, barely move. “The Siphon?” he gasped.
“Hugh?” said Mara Terrence, the shifter who’d been writhing beneath him. “What’s wrong?”
“Premier?” Dennis Jones untangled himself from Percy Milroy and both men approached him. “What’s… Oh, fuck! Mara, hold onto him before he falls.”
“What’s wrong with him?” Mara cried as…
Cardeno C knows how to pull out strong emotions from the reader, making it easy to connect with some powerful characters.
I absolutely love a Caredeno C. book and the audio version of Johnnie did not disappoint.
The relationship that develops between Hugh and Johnnie was well written and I loved the way the two grew as individuals. Their new relationship has some strong consequences for the Pride as well. The changing dynamics are interesting to see and the results are a little bloody at times. Johnnie was a well-done introduction to what looks to be an interesting collection of stories.
Both the characters and the plot development grabbed and kept my attention. Johnnie's sweetness was endearing and Hugh's alpha voice and reactions were hot. Their relationship was fascinating and pleasurable to follow as the couple go through quite a journey together. Their evolving relationship provided smoking hot entertainment and pulled at my heartstrings too. Always a relief when we manage to get a great balance between romance and steamy sex.