Legacy by Teresa Roman #Review
Posted by brriske
All Jordana wants is to be like her friends instead of her shapeshifter mother who died when she was a kid. So when a stranger claiming to be a scientist offers her a “cure,” she jumps in with no questions.
Christian, a shapeshifter who’s mysteriously shown up at school to befriend her, is furious when he learns that Jordana is rejecting her kind. He doesn’t trust the scientist, either, but all he can do is watch helplessly as the stubborn girl he’s fallen for gets sicker and sicker.
When Jordana finally realizes she is slowly being poisoned, she confronts the man who deceived her. He’s not the scientist he claimed to be, but a powerful warlock. An antidote in his possession can save Jordana’s life, but can she or Christian outwit the warlock in time?
This book is a standalone young adult paranormal romance with an HEA. Jordana is a shifter forced to deny her shifting side to please her human father and mean stepmother. In high school she meets new boy, Christian. Christian reveals he is a shifter too. Due to Jordana’s upbringing, she is afraid of all things shifter.
>Jordana seems like a strong young lady. She is surviving in a bad situation at home. She is learning to hide her true self, while doing good at school. She has friends and a popular boyfriend. What I didn’t understand is how she kept rationalizing the behavior of her boyfriend. He kept pressuring her to have sex and treated other students poorly.
>Christian tried to enlighten Jordana about her boyfriend, but Jordana is stubborn and will not admit there could be a problem to Christian. Why can’t she admit there is a problem to herself though? While the high school life is the main setting, danger comes to Jordana. The alpha side to Christian comes out while he and Jordana are in captivity. The book really took off once the danger was so real.
>The ending of the book is an HEA, but the whole scene of Christian and Jordana facing their classmates and especially Jordana’s ex, especially since he doesn’t know he even is an ex yet, is missing. This book is appropriate for a young adult (16+) audience. I am giving the book 4 hearts. I am a reviewer for Romance Authors the Rock.