I enjoyed this book and found both main characters likeable and compelling. Some reviews on other sites were less favorable, complaining that the male character's actions constituted emotional abuse and ruined the story. I didn't find this to be the case. Yes, Jake was very much an alpha male determined to get his way (and to protect those he cared about). But I thought the female character, Emma, was smart and strong as well. I never found her to be a down-trodden, manipulated "little woman".
The speech, actions, and romantic encounters had a much rougher, more earthy tone than Feehan's Carpathian's with their old world charm. The story kept me interested and I'd recommend it to others.
Chances are this is a book that you will either love or hate. The hero is an extreme tortured alpha male who is dominant and controlling. The sex is hot but rough. If those things bother you, skip this book. For myself, this is one of Feehan's best books in quite sometime. The emotional intensity that has been missing in her Carpathian books is here in spades.
imagine my suprise when i found a copy of this book at my local rite-aide pharmacy, i grabbed it in my hot little hands and speed to the checkout. i raced home to read, and i didn't put it down, i fell asleep with it in my hands.
Feehan did it again, i loved the first leopard book she did and was waiting for another and it did not disapoint, i dont want to say too much but i really enjoyed this book, her dark series to me were becoming soso. but this book redeemed her to me.
I have been a fan of Christine Feehan's books for a long time. There are so many things I could say about this book, but I'll try to keep it short & to the point. I loved Burning Wild. LOVED it.
Jake is such an intense, dominating, possessive, protective hero. Some of the things he said and did almost crossed the line (for me). Almost. If you keep in mind the first chapter of the book and what his life was like up to age eighteen, you really can understand why he is the way he is, though. Add in the leopard traits that he has - there's no way he could be any different. Jake is the epitome of a tortured hero, but he knew from day one that he worshiped Emma. She was IT for him and he never wavered in that.
Emma is the perfect match for him. She is innocent and vulnerable, yet strong enough to match him and not take his crap. She is the only person to stand up to him and get away with it. She sees Jake for who he really is, she sees through all of his smokescreens to the man inside and is always there for him, always accepting of him.
I can't wait for the next book in this series. In my opinion, this book was far, far better than Wild Rain (although I admit I liked that one, too!). Excellent!
LOVED IT. I can not say enough great things about this newest addition to the Leopard series. Some will be offended by the child abuse in this book, but it happens and maybe it will enlighted us enough to look for more signes in our own society. I read it in one day. I can not wait for another. Jake is a believable hunk who is looking for revenge, Emma is the one that captures him. This is better than Wild Rain and I really enjoyed reading it. 5 stars from this reader