» Hour Of The Lion, Cherise Sinclair

Posted February 12, 2016 by / 0 comments

BEWARE, please! This book contains explicit sexual content and may or may not contain Erotica &/or BDSM content as well. As such, it is not suitable or appropriate for readers under the age of 17 or readers who would be offended by this subject matter. My review may also contain conversation of the same. This warning has been extended to include some NEW ADULT as well.
Hour Of The Lion, Cherise SinclairHour of the Lion by Cherise Sinclair
Series: The Wild Hunt Legacy #1
Published by VanScoy Publishing Group on June 15th 2011
Genres: Adult, Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 327
Format: eBook
4.5 Stars
5 Flames

As a dedicated covert ops agent, Victoria Morgan follows two rules: accomplish the mission and protect the innocent. When bitten by a werecat—yeah, that was a sucky day—she must investigate beings that shouldn't exist and are hard as hell to identify. Just how can she tell if a person is human--or an animal-shifter who enjoys Bambi-sized snacks?

During her investigation, she finds a real home and friends for the first time. Sweet, right? But there's a flip-side: the bad guys are waiting for her to turn into something four-legged with a tail, the shifters suspect her of spying, and she has fallen in love with a pair of Thumper-eating werecougar brothers.

Her duty is to expose their existence. Or she could follow her heart and protect them with all of her deadly skills.

My Thoughts Green swirls

Hour Of The Lion is book #1 in The Wild Hunt Legacy series by Cherise Sinclair.

I love Cherise Sinclair!

Her Masters of the Shadowlands and Mountain Masters & Dark Haven series are phenomenal! I had no idea that she had written anything other than the other two series and when I found out I immediately bought everything up and/or pre-ordered it. To my huge surprise and delight she went all paranormal on me! Who doesn’t enjoy a good shifter story?

First and foremost, I am absolutely not disappointed! I will continue to read anything and everything this very talented lady writes.  Having said that, this book does not come without some prickly little things that sort of stick in my craw… so to speak, but they are very minor and doesn’t take away from what a great book this is! Matter of fact, they may have added to it. I’ll explain this a bit later.


The characters are awesome! I particularly loved the old man, Joe Thorson. He’s just fantastic! Vicki is awesome. I mean who can’t love a female kick-ass Marine? Alec and Callum? Two hot sexy feline shifters who I just can’t get out of my head. Even Jamie, Callum’s daughter, is spunky. I’m sure we’ll hear more about her in later books. Just a fabulous and loveable bunch of characters.

The Meat & Potatoes of it all:

The very first paragraph had you in suspense with Vicky’s capture and what she saw. Then it just snowballed from there straight through to the end. Never a dull moment.

The dynamic of the shifters is quite a bit different than what I’m used to. I read a lot of shifter stories and I have to say, this was a different and unique take on a hugely popular subject. The “Gathering” comes to mind here. The fact that there are multiple types of shifters, not just one animal. The alpha, although not necessarily named that, is different. His role is different, but yet similar. The language is unique. Cahir & Cosantir. Love it.

The whole falling in love thing. Not normal, but yet very normal. Remember when I said above that I would explain my statement “Matter of fact, they may have added to it.” further? This is where that comes in. Ultimately the entire book was slow, but so very good that it ended up being a SLOW BURN. How can you complain about that? The little niggly things that bugged me ALL had to do with wanting things between the lovers to move a little quicker. That’s me being impatient.

  • They were jealous and didn’t know what it meant.
  • They couldn’t tell her how they felt because they weren’t allowed. {COME ON!!!}
  • The Gathering really set me on edge! {OMG!}
  • Half conversations overheard and instant mistrust explodes.
  • Keeping secrets! {Never a good one, just ask Master Z.}

The entire book was like this for me. I’d be reading along and getting excited and then the next chapter had me reeling and wanting to jump into the book and slap someone upside the head. Then things went really great again. Meanwhile, the entire time I could not stop reading! Always late into the night, or morning really, and always still not wanting to put the book down even though I had to.

Absolutely an awesome read! Those niggly little moments do not bother me any longer now that I have the whole picture. I realize now that it was the slow burn that made the book that much more awesome. 

Cherise Sinclair herself:

What can I say? She’s awesome! The story is fantastic, the dialogue is witty and fun and she knows how to keep your attention to the point that you tune everything else out around you. You become part of her masterfully created world. Mmmm, I must see if I can get my husband to purr like a mountain lion.

In A Nutshell:

I’m hooked on this series and am already half way through the second book. This time Wolf shifters! So much fun!

steam rating scorchingGreen swirls Awesome I loved it

About Cherise Sinclair

Having to wear glasses in elementary school can scar a person for life. Dubbed a nerd at an early age, Cherise Sinclair has been trying to live up to the stereotype ever since. And what better way than being an author?

Known for writing deeply emotional stories, the USA Today Bestselling Author has penned sixteen erotic romance novels, most with a BDSM theme. (Please do not mention the phrase mommy porn in her presence.) Her awards range from a National Leather Award to a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nomination to a GoodReads BDSM group award for best author of the year. Called an “ascendant erotica queen” by Rolling Stone Magazine, Cherise spends her days writing, supervised by a sadistic calico cat.

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