This book was provided to Paranormal Romance Lovers and the reviewer for free in return for a review.
Ellie West has always known there was more to her story than being abandoned at birth. A child of the foster-care system, she didn’t get many breaks, but the one thing she can do is sing. It’s her only ticket out of poverty and obscurity. Nothing else matters, not even the nagging sense that she’s different. She's headed for great things. She only needs a chance.
Jack Ferris couldn’t agree more. His firm, the elite paranormal agency Redclaw Security, has been hired to find a missing princess and return her to her family. Discovering that Ellie, a waitress in a hole-in-the-wall diner, is both the princess and his fated mate is like being hit with a sledgehammer. Ellie West can't be his mate. She's the mission.
The sooner Jack completes this job, the better, only Ellie has no intention of throwing her dreams away for a kingdom she's never known. With hired assassins on their trail, Ellie might not have a choice. They must do whatever it takes to stay alive.
This is a NON-SPOILER REVIEW.
The Panther's Lost Princess is a steady paced story that has action, witty interaction, steamy sex and lots of emotion that pulls you in and keeps you flipping pages as fast as you can read them.
I loved the way McKenna Deans' characters evolved through the story. Ellie is a heroine that is and isn't a damsel in distress (haven't we all had days like that!) and Jack finds himself battling between honor and his heart.
The secondary characters are strong and clamor for their stories to be told and while it is a stand alone read, it definitely would make an incredible series opener.
I found this immensely entertaining read (for mature audiences please!) to be a perfect afternoon escape! I highly recommend the read and can honestly say that you won't be disappointed with McKenna Dean!