Author: Suzanne Rock
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
Buy Link: Buy Cria Here!
Reviewed by: Brynna
Rating: You Need to Read
Deep in the heart of the Amazon Jungle, an ancient breeding race begins…
Ever since she was jilted by her lover, Aleta had been subjected to humiliation by her Jaguarundi tribe. Not anymore. She is determined to emerge from her final Cria unmated, and finally be free of tribal traditions and her overbearing father. Aleta has plans -- bigger plans than her father’s desire to see her marked by some oafish warrior in an outdated breeding competition. After the Cria she’ll move to the city and start fresh, leaving her clan -- and her broken heart -- behind.
Unfortunately, the past is unwilling to let her go.
Forced to abandon Aleta when he went into exile, Luiz knows that this Cria will be his last chance to reclaim what is rightfully his. When a surprise encounter doesn’t go exactly as planned, he realizes it will take more than a little seduction for Aleta to forgive the sins of the past. The race is on, and the battle of wills has begun. Everyone knows that in the Cria anything can happen, and with the stakes this high, all bets are off.
After being abandoned by her lover, Aleta vows to leave her final Cria, a race which her tribe uses to choose mates, alone by choice. If she succeeds Aleta will be free to live and love as she chooses. Luiz never wanted to leave Aleta, but was forced to leave the tribe. Now he's come back seeking forgiveness, but what will it take to gain her heart?
Cria is a fast read. Vivid imagery pulled me into Aleta and Luiz's lives and problems. The chemistry between the pair was almost feral and magnetic. Though strong in their own right, each needed the other to complete themselves. Ms. Rock spins a seductive passionate tale. Definitely one you need to read.