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Friday, June 4, 2010

Review: Burning Wild... by. Christine Feehan

Burning Wild (Leopard)

From the back of the book....

Born into a world of twisted monsters, Jake Bannaconni is shaped and molded into a cold, revenge driven man. Honed in the fires of hell, he controls his world and rules with an iron hand. He has everything and anything money can buy. He’s ruthless, merciless and is considered a man to be left alone. His hidden legacy, that of a shape shifter, makes him doubly dangerous in the corporate world.

Emma Reynolds is a woman who knows how to love and love well. When their two worlds collide, Jake’s plans for a complete take over, may just come tumbling down.


I am a big fan of Christine Feehan's Dark series, but it was her book Wild Rain that made me start reading them. It was one of the first paranormals I ever read and it  helped me get hooked on the genre. I was so hoping that Mrs. Feehan would follow up with the Leopard people, and now that she finally have I am not disappointed. While  Wild Rain was light hearted and Fun, this book is the total opposite and shows the dark side of love. Again, I am not disappointed. This book is a perfect example of how an authors writing can grow and expand.

Jake is a shapeshifter who was bred by his parents only for his ability to shift, they want to control his leopard. From the moment of his birth they are cruel, uncaring, abusive parents. Jake is smart enough to keep his ability to shift a secret from them, even though they torture & abuse him for that very reason. The look that the author gives us in to his past, had me hating his parents and plotting their demise in my head. I felt very sorry for Jake, and sympathized with him. Jake grows up to be un feeling and cold towards the world believing that love isn't a real emotion. He is cruel, dangerous, domineering, and doesn't trust anyone in the world.

Enters Emma... Emma was caring and compassionate, she might have come off as weak and needy to some. I completely understood why Emma was the way she was. Emma found herself widowed, pregnant, and completely alone in the world. She has a secret past that no one knows about. I found Emma to be very strong. I loved the fact that Emma & Jake lived together for two years before anything transpired between them. It allowed them to become friends and understand each other. I also loved the fact that Emma taught Jake how to love, and receive love. He didn't even realize the emotion he was feeling was that. It was also great to see characters from Wild Rain in this book, I am curious to see how their stories turn out throughout this series.

All in all this was a very good read for me, this book isn't for everyone. The abuse that Jake suffers from his parents was heart wrenching. I was so happy for him at the end of this story, the sex scenes were a little harsh but it didn't dominate the story. I enjoyed this story, and I'm very much looking forward to reading the next installment.


Product Details

Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Jove; Original edition (April 28, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0515146234
ISBN-13: 978-0515146233
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.2 x 1.3 inches


  1. I remember really liking this book. But one thing I couldn't remember. Didn't Jake end up having a kid too, a son? Not just Emma's daughter. For some reason I thought he had. Who was the mother? My mind is going blank!

  2. I really liked this book too. He did have a son Kyle. He had her by the daughter of his enemy. They tricked him. She was killed in the car accident that killed Emma's husband. I really liked this book too. BTW.. I appreciiate your comments, THANKS!!

  3. Looks good - a fellow blogger just posted a review of another Christine Feehan book for my blog while I was at BEA - she's been recommending her to me for awhile... Do I need to read Wild Rain first?

  4. Hi,

    You don't have to read Wild Rain first, but I will recommend to you that you do. If you read it first then you will recognize the significance of the secondary characters in Burning Wild.

  5. So far Feehan has done no wrong for me. This was a really good review of a book that did have soem tough subject matter. Thanks for sharing!


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