Curvy Irina Mathers has never believed in herself. Whatever she tries to do with her life, it always seems to go wrong. But when a sexy stranger sweeps her off her feet, she’ll find out how strong she really is.

Grant Diaz grew up struggling to suppress his panther. His shifter father abandoned his mother, and Grant is haunted by the thought that his own panther will do the same, and betray his mate. Gorgeous, funny Irina is everything he ever wanted—but finding her means facing his fears.

When a mysterious enemy threatens to tear them apart, Grant and Irina will have to learn to trust in their love… or lose each other forever.

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

A Stand Alone Title (at this time – one can hope for more *grin*)

Title:  Panther’s Promise
Series: a stand alone title
Author:  Zoe Chant
Published:  January 8, 2017
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Panther’s Promise is an intriguing tale full of mystery, jealousy, discovery, danger and perhaps that once in a lifetime kind of love for Grant and Irina.

Irina is an art student who has left school in order to pay the bills, she waitresses in pop-up restaurants or on her normal shifts.  She’s a talented painter, and her paintings of the beautiful mountains and caves of the Adirondack area are quite stunning.  Her best friend has set up a showing in a fancy gallery, a place where Irina feels totally uncomfortable, and perhaps unseen by the patrons.  She has a tendency to run from those situations, but she’s promised not to this time… although if she should run, she’d be running away from her destiny.

Grant is on a mission.  He knows his best friend’s twin sister will be at this art showing tonight, and he’s determined to find out where he is.  His sister certainly must know, that twins thing should be fully operational by now.  Grant is a billionaire, panther shifter – a man with a human mother and a panther shifter as a no good, runaway father.  He is not fully comfortable in either skin since his contact with other shifters has been somewhat limited.  He has his best friend, and his lion pride, a bodyguard and a few friends.  But for the most part he is alone.  He’s not looking for his mate, in fact hopes he never finds her for he fears he’d be a terrible husband and father.  Unfortunately for Grant, fate has other ideas this night and he’s about to get one beautiful surprise.

Panther’s Promise is full of danger, intrigue, and lies.  Grant and Irina must survive in order to find their happy ending – and there are a lot of forces who do not want that to happen.  I enjoyed this story very much, and although I know that it is not (at this time) a part of a connecting story or series it feels like it should be.  The secondary characters shine with evil and goodness, the plot is thicker than thieves and there are questions just begging for answers.  So, yes, I’m hoping that this story line will one day be expanded into a complete series with all the tantalizing characters we’ve met in this story.

This is a story that any Shifter Romance reader would enjoy.  It has hot sexy moments, a good solid plot, likable characters and potential for more in the future.  It ticks off all my “want more” buttons very well.

I read this story through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Available for the Kindle