Protective Instinct by Katie Reus

Protective Instinct

byKatie Reus

Kobo ebook | May 19, 2015

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A woman worth fighting for…

Wolf shifter Teresa is blown away by her packmate Ryan’s honesty about his past and his rare empathic powers. She wants him in her bed—and her life. The only problem: Ryan insists they wait, because the last thing he wants is to recreate the hellish family he grew up in. Frustrated, Teresa jumps at the chance to assist a packmate off the ranch—far away from Ryan.

On the way, their vehicle is run off the road—and it wasn’t an accident. Ryan rushes to Teresa’s side, determined to protect her.  But there’s a dangerous enemy lurking in the shadows, and if Ryan doesn’t break out of his old thinking and put his faith in his and Teresa’s love—and their ability to overcome obstacles together—it will be too late.

Length: NOVELLA (28,000 words)
Author note: This novella is part of the Moon Shifter Series, but can be read as a stand-alone.


Moon Shifter series:

1. Alpha Instinct
1.5 Lover’s Instinct
2. Primal Possession
3. Mating Instinct
3.5 His Untamed Desire
4. Avenger’s Heat
5. Hunter Reborn
5.5 Protective Instinct

Title:Protective InstinctFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 19, 2015Publisher:KR Press, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942447051

ISBN - 13:9781942447054

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from "Protective Instinct" by Katie Reus. Book 5.5 in the Moon Shifter series. Awwww! I've been waiting for Ryan and Teresa's story since the beginning of the series! This novella is their happily ever after, and it's about time! Short, sweet and to the point. Action mixed with romance mixed with feelings of angst. This novella has it all. Teresa and Ryan have had feelings for each other since they met but Ryan is holding back. He's afraid of ending up like his parents; in an accidental mating and a loveless bond. He knows Teresa is the mate for him, if he can only get over his past. Teresa is getting frustrated with Ryan. How many ways can she say she's ready to be his mate? When he keeps holding back...well, Teresa thinks that maybe he doesn't really want her. She needs space away from him to clear her head. If he has a problem with that, well too bad. I really enjoyed this novella. It has just the right amount of everything you could want in a paranormal romance. Can't wait to read the next book in the series!
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protective Instinct In the previous novel—HUNTER REBORN—we find out that Ryan feels the same way Teresa does and he finally confesses his need and desire to claim her as his mate. But, because of his empath abilities, he’s afraid that Teresa doesn’t realize what all that entails and he doesn’t want her to make a mistake and regret their mating. It was revealed in HUNTER REBORN that Ryan’s father was an empath also. What’s unique about wolf shifter empaths is that they can create a matebond any time. It doesn’t have to be a full moon. Ryan’s father accidentally mated with his mother one coupling and without her permission. His mother hated his father for it. The last thing Ryan wants is a mating like that. He wants Teresa to be fully aware of the decision to become his mate. Even if it means denying his and her wolves’ urges to form the matebond and pushing Teresa away, hurting her and her wolf in the process. Teresa is tired of Ryan denying her the mating and constantly telling her she needs to be absolutely sure of the decision. She is not a cub and she knows exactly what she’s asking for. Having Ryan constantly deny her his bite is slowly breaking her heart and driving her wolf crazy. Thinking she needs distance from Ryan, Teresa takes Ana—the alpha’s mate—up on her offer to head out on a trip with a single, hunky wolf shifter to look at some property the pack wants to purchase. Getting away for a breather is her main goal, but making Ryan jealous is a plus. Maybe he’ll finally snap out of this…whatever it is and finally trust her and her wolf’s instinct to mate. I absolutely loved this novella! I think Ryan and Teresa are my favorite couple of the series. Teresa seems fragile but she has the strength to know her own mind and challenge the super sexy computer guru-cowboy-wolf shifter that is Ryan. I love how Teresa found her voice and we get to see her shine. I also loved the secondary characters. It was good to see page time with Ana and Connor (ALPHA INSTINCT) and Teresa’s sisters. We also get wind of a few future couplings and I am very excited to see how those matings turn out. PROTECTIVE INSTINCT is an exciting addition to the Moon Shifter series and I cannot wait to find out what direction the author guides us through next! ***I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protective Instinct Ryan better overcome his obstacles to getting mated quickly because Teresa’s wolf is getting frustrated and there is a dangerous enemy lurking in the shadows in this thrilling paranormal romance. Ryan’s failure to understand what’s happening between Teresa and himself sends Teresa running right into danger and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the thrilling excitement as the pack tries to keep Teresa alive while Teresa and Ryan struggle with their relationship full of emotional turmoil, which the reader can certainly relate to. This fast paced and smooth flowing novella keeps readers hovering in anticipation with suspense, excitement and romance while the strong captivating characters draw the readers in and ensure that they come back for more. Tension builds throughout the story as the enemy’s ruthless plans keep placing Teresa in danger and her relationship with Ryan stays on rocky ground. The scenes and details capture the imagination and the well thought out events ensure that there is never a dull moment. Once again the Moon Shifters held me captive from the very beginning and I can’t wait to visit their fascinating world again.
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protective Instinct Ryan better overcome his obstacles to getting mated quickly because Teresa’s wolf is getting frustrated and there is a dangerous enemy lurking in the shadows in this thrilling paranormal romance. Ryan’s failure to understand what’s happening between Teresa and himself sends Teresa running right into danger and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the thrilling excitement as the pack tries to keep Teresa alive while Teresa and Ryan struggle with their relationship full of emotional turmoil, which the reader can certainly relate to. This fast paced and smooth flowing novella keeps readers hovering in anticipation with suspense, excitement and romance while the strong captivating characters draw the readers in and ensure that they come back for more. Tension builds throughout the story as the enemy’s ruthless plans keep placing Teresa in danger and her relationship with Ryan stays on rocky ground. The scenes and details capture the imagination and the well thought out events ensure that there is never a dull moment. Once again the Moon Shifters held me captive from the very beginning and I can’t wait to visit their fascinating world again.
Date published: 2015-05-14