Review: Animal Attraction by Angel Payne




Animal Attraction was previously published in the limited edition box-set “Danger Zone: Tales of Military Passion”.

Life’s a jungle.
Nobody agrees with that more than workaholic bioscientist Charlotte Sinclare, struggling as her mind and body are subjected to waves of inexplicable lust for a faceless dream lover. Normally thrilled with journeys into the scientific unknown, Charlotte isn’t amused by this joke—especially upon discovering that the man of her fantasies is Naval MP officer Kaden Tiernan.

Sure, Kade’s a hunk—a fact not ignored by Charlotte three years ago, when her focus on a research expedition was interrupted by a wild crush on the man. But Tiernan made it clear that all he saw in her was a brainy prude, burning any connection they’d share, even as friends.

Only now, their mutual survival depends on them being more than friends. Much more.


Pheromones set free during Charlotte’s experiment have mutated into primal need, turning Kaden Tiernan into a lover Lottie has never dared dream of before. In his kisses, she learns beauty. In his touch, she learns surrender. In his passion, she learns strength.

But none of it is real. The bond is a chemical reaction, nothing more—a truth Charlotte and Kade attempt to accept together, even as fate twines them tighter each day. Can they continue keeping their hearts closed while their bodies tangle? Or is it impossible to seal one’s soul off from love, even if it’s inspired by animal attraction?


*5 Star Review *

A friend asked me to read this book, and I went in unsure of exactly what kind of story I would find. If you are looking for a shifter story, look elsewhere. What you have here is an incredibly well constructed, quick paced, erotic suspense story. This is the first book I have read by Angel Payne and it certainly won’t be the last. Ms. Payne’s use of language and imagery cast this book in a different light for me. I love the clever use of imagery, similes and metaphors that propel the story along. This author gives you very little time to get comfy in the story before seducing the reader with an erotic scene.

Charlotte and Kade have a past, although neither of them were courageous enough to try to break their traditional roles and give in to their attraction. Kade,, the brash MP, provided security aboard a naval vessel that Dr. Charlotte has used for research three years ago. Something unusual is happening to those that had been aboard that ship. Not to give too much away, let’s just say if the “virus” in this novel were real, I would NOT want a vaccine. Libidos are raging and so is Kade when he charges back into Charlotte’s life. Still wary of their not quite friendly past, together they try to figure out what is happening to their shipmates and themselves. The climax of the story is heart wrenching but in fine fashion Ms. Payne allows the heart to win in the end. I like that the story is left open ended to revisit the characters and perhaps solve the suspense story line without an international incident. ~Karen

* 4 Star Review *

I am an Angel Payne virgin and I have to say I was not disappointed.
Charlotte met Kaden three years ago when she was aboard his military ship doing a research project on pheromones and when she left the ship after her research was done she never expected to see him again.
When Charlotte is called  home from a boss ordered vacation Kaden is the reason she is called home. they are both having the same erotic faceless dreams along with a few other men from the ship.
it doesn’t take them long to figure out that its from Lotte’s research project, they give in to their desires and satisfy their desires.  charlotte tries to resist Kaden but gives in after four days where she spends her evenings satisfying her needs with Kaden and her days trying to find an antdote to the pheromone bond that she shares with him.
will Charlotte figure out how to cure their bond and will their feelings for each be real or will they got their separate ways??? ~ Kendra

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About Author

USA Today bestseller Angel Payne has been reading and writing her entire life, though her love for romances began in junior high, when writing with friends on “swap stories” they’d trade between classes. Needless to say, those stories involved lots of angst, groping, drama, and French kissing.
Some years, various entertainment industry gigs, and a number of years in the hospitality industry later, Angel returned to writing books, focusing on the stuff she loves the most: passionate love stories featuring alpha men and the women who tame them. Along the way, she also graduated from Chapman University in Southern California, taking departmental honors for English, and penned five historical romances for Kensington and Bantam/Doubleday/Dell.
Angel has numerous book series to her credit, including:
The Kinky Truth series
The Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue)
The W.I.L.D. Boys of Special Forces series
The Cimarron series
Angel still lives in Southern California, where she is married to her dream alpha guy and lives on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with their awesome daughter. When not writing, she enjoys reading, pop culture, cute shoes, and hanging at the beach with family and friends.

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