Until three years ago, those words applied to Dominic Asher, the leader of Ash Valley. His family has ruled the feline branch of the Animari for hundreds of years, guiding the pride through perilous times. Unspeakable loss drove him into seclusion, a feral beast nobody can tame. Now he’s wrecked, a leopard king in exile, and he wants nothing more than to die.
Fierce. Loyal. Determined.
Fortunately for Dom, those words still apply to Pru Bristow, his dead mate’s best friend. She’s had her heart broken too, but she never quits. With the conclave approaching, alliances with the Pine Ridge pack and Burnt Amber clans on the verge of collapse, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to drag their leader back, before his second can start a war.
At best theirs seems like a desperate alliance, but when their mate bond turns hot and fierce, there’s no end to the questions and the doubts. Neither of them expects to fall in love. But sometimes people don’t know what they’re looking for until they find it.
2017 RITA finalist for Best Paranormal Romance!
2017 RT Paranormal Worldbuilding Nominee!
TOP PICK, 4.5 stars! “Extremely versatile author Aguirre is sure to delight paranormal fans by going indie with her exciting new Ars Numina series. This first book sets up a complicated world hovering on the verge of war.”–RT Magazine
“I loved this book so much! The Leopard King is everything you want in a paranormal romance: sexy, riveting, and perfectly done. Buy it!” –USA Today best-selling author Kristen Callihan
“I always know what to expect when I pick up an Ann Aguirre book–flawless worldbuilding and excellent writing. The Leopard King is no exception. It’s a complex, sexy, and engaging read, and I didn’t come up for air until the final page.”–NYT best-selling author of the Elder Races, Thea Harrison