Review: Lion and the Falcon by Eve Langlais

Posted May 1, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 21 Comments

Review: Lion and the Falcon by Eve Langlais
Lion and the Falcon

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Series: Furry United Coalition Series #4
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on May 5, 2013
Pages: 274
Format: eBook
Source: Giveaway

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Whimsical and sometimes downright snort-worthy, but rarely to be taken seriously, this series offers quick, light and amusing installments when I’m not looking to be challenged and just want something easy.  This was laugh out loud funny in parts and tends to wink at the other shifter romances out there.

Review

Lion and the Falcon is book four and makes better sense with the ongoing series arc to be read in order, but the romance and individual mission begin and end in this book.

It’s been a while since I picked up a book from this series.  I kept promising myself I’d get back to it each time I saw a new release.  I think its hilarious how the author pairs not only opposite personalities, but opposite natures.  I mean a bear and a bunny?  Croc and Fox?  Doe and Wolf?  Oh yes, it usually gets up to some pretty good antics when alls said and done.

And this is why I’m disappointed that I can’t report that this one was a complete win for me.  There were several things I liked about Lion and the Falcon, but other things left me meh.  I enjoyed the interaction between Nolan and his mom and got a kick out of Clarice and Nolan’s mom, but the main plot with the villain, the romance, and even the characters just didn’t pull me in like these stories usually do.

Nolan is a lion and his mother is the leader of their pride.  Nolan is the only male so they all take it in turn to spoil him and nag at him in their turn.  He likes his naps, being a med doctor for the FUC, and wants to pick his own mate, thank you very much.  Then in storms Clarice the falcon.  She’s Nolan’s opposite.  She’s driven, focused, and tends to make big assumptions even when the clues that she might have read things wrong are right before her face.  She got on my nerves at times the way she treated people.  It was a nice twist to see Clarice as the kick-butt hero who comes to the rescue of Nolan.

The comedy and the sizzling paranormal romance that isn’t to be taken seriously made for good light afternoon reading and perfect for the easy-going distraction I needed.  It wasn’t my favorite of the series, but wasn’t bad.  I definitely recommend it as a fun, spicy read/series for paranormal romance fans.

Challenges

Romance Roundabout #145 PNR
Mt. TBR #59
Let’s Read Indie #52

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About Eve Langlais

~ New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

Hello, my name is Eve and I am a Canadian author who loves to write hot romance, usually with werewolves, cyborgs or aliens.

I should warn you that I possess a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. I enjoy strong alpha males, and shifters. Lots of big, overprotective shifters. I am also extremely partial to aliens, the kind who like to abduct humans and then drive them insane…with pleasure. Do you like something a little darker? Then check out my cyborgs whose battle with humanity have captivated readers worldwide.

I love to write, and while I don’t always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a happily ever after.

Thanks so much for coming by and checking me out. If you’d like to know more, read some excerpts or find out what’s coming next, then please visit me at http://www.EveLanglais.com

Or sign up for my new release email list at
http://www.evelanglais.com/newrelease

Happy reading!
Eve Langlais

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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ruye
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相当精彩的博客,羡慕哦!

Kimberly Caffeinated Reviewer
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Bummer it wasn’t a complete win. I do like the sound of the snort-worthy moments.

Sophia Rose
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Holy cow! Eve’s books just crack me up with the antics of her characters. 🙂

Melliane
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I heard a lot about this author, she even has some in French but I haven’t tried any. Maybe one day

Sophia Rose
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Yes, you really should. They are funny and quick to finish if you need something when you’re really busy. 🙂

Debbie Haupt
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Debbie Haupt

I don’t remember seeing this series before but it’s going on my list and rising. Looks cute and who could resist snort worthy LOL

Sophia Rose
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It’s one of her older series, but still has some recent releases, too. I have two more after this one and then I’m caught up. Oh yeah, fun times in store for you, Debbie. 😉

Mary Kirkland
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I usually really like her books. Sorry it wasn’t as good as some of the others but still ok.

Sophia Rose
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I do to, Mary. I’ve not had one where I didn’t just breeze through it laughing and having a good time. I guess Clarise just rubbed me wrong and then I didn’t get into their romance as much. Oh well, definitely the rare exception here. 🙂

Barks Book Nonsense
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I read one of this author’s books many moons ago and really enjoyed it and keep meaning to try another. There are just too many books!

Sophia Rose
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Oh, you said it! She has tons of books out. I’ve finished a few series, but there are a ton where I’ve started and need to catch up. 🙂

Lola
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This sounds like a fun read, your review fits what I know of her books, even tough I only read one of them so far. I think I have the first book in this series. I like the sound of the less common shifter types and how opposite types are paired up. That’s too bad this wasn’t a total win for you, with how the main plot line didn’t pull you in as much as these stories usually do. It does sound like a fun series.

Sophia Rose
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Very fun reading, Lola. I enjoy knowing that if I pick up one of her books I’ll get to laugh and relax. The opposite in these is all part of the fun. I think the next one is the wolf and the deer. LOL
Yeah, this was a so-so one, but that’s okay. I generally love her books.

Nadene@Ttly addicted 2 reading
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So sorry to hear this one fell short. However, it is goo to know that you sill had some fun time with it.

Sophia Rose
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Just a little so-so for me and might have been partly my mood, too. Generally, I’m over the moon about her books and how much fun and laughter I get from them.

LilyElement
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I’ve only read book 1 in this series and keep meaning to get more of them!

Sophia Rose
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Oh boy, you have a future treat in store. 🙂

Melanie Simmons
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It has been a while since I listened to this book, but I don’t think it was a favorite for me either. I enjoyed it. It made me laugh (I don’t think Eve can write a book that won’t make me laugh at least some). Glad you still enjoyed this one, even if not as much as the others.

Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

Sophia Rose
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Yes, exactly, Melanie. I still had a good laugh and enjoyed it, mostly, but not one that will stick with me like a few others in the series.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
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First wow the covers really changed on these! And darn on it not being a total win. I’ve enjoyed the series but somehow missed this one. Croc/Fox and Bunny/Bear were so fun weren’t they?

Sophia Rose
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Yes, this series and her Welcome to Hell, some standalones, and the witch series all have new cover faces. Croc and Fox is my fav. 🙂 One ever so often that didn’t quite do it, but was still fun isn’t bad, I guess. 🙂