Golden Eyes by Maya Banks

Loose ID

Erotic Shapeshifter/Paranormal

ISBN: 978-1-59998-955-7

Reviewed by Talia Ricci



Sheriff Duncan Kennedy answers a call of seeing wild animals on one of his townspeople’s property.  Thinking the person was seeing things, Duncan was ready to leave the area and head back.  Hearing shots in the distance he goes to investigate, and what he finds makes him doubt himself and his sanity.  Just when he thinks he can't get any crazier, he does the unthinkable.  He takes what he finds home with him and locks her in his wash room.

Aliyah Carter is on the run, literally.  Having spent the last six months of her life as the cheetah she is, she is almost beyond exhaustion and the ability to remain in shifted form.  Shot by the poachers hunting her, she has to trust the handsome man who rescues her.  His hands are gentle, and he seems a bit nervous, so Aliyah nuzzles him and her plan works. He takes her home with him. 

Used to reading Ms. Banks’ contemporary novels, I was curious to see how she would read with a paranormal.  I thoroughly enjoyed Golden Eyes and was not disappointed.  Amazed is more my reaction.  I felt as if I was right beside both characters experiencing Golden Eyes with them.  Duncan was loyal to Aliyah and would protect her with his life.  Aliyah felt the same way, and took a chance on showing Duncan exactly what she was.  The results were sensuous and blush worthy!

Golden Eyes was suspenseful and kept me enthralled.  I winced when bad things happened, and then smiled at the good. Maya Banks has taken shape shifting and suspense to a whole new level, and the more she writes, the better she gets! 


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