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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Review – Fury By Laurann Dohner


Title: Fury

Author: Laurann Dohner

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Buy Link: Buy Fury Here!

Rating: You Gotta Read

Reviewed by: Layne


Book 1 in the New Species series.

Ellie is horrified to discover the pharmaceutical company she works for is doing illegal experiments. Company scientists have spliced human and animal DNA, creating exotic new species. One such “experiment” captures her heart and she’ll do anything to save him—even if he hates her for it.

Fury has never known compassion or love. He’s spent his life in a cell, chained and abused by humans. The one woman he allowed himself to trust betrayed him. Now he’s free and set on vengeance. He vows to end her life but when she’s finally in his grasp, harming her is the last thing he wants to do to the sexy little human.

Fury can’t resist Ellie—the touch of her hands, her mouth on his skin, her body wrapped around his. He’s obsessed with the scent of his woman. And Ellie wants Fury—always has. She craves his big, powerful body and wants to heal his desolate heart.

But loving Fury is one thing…taming him is another.

Reader Advisory: This story contains the heartrending aftermath of a rape scene involving a captive male. Another scene involves capture and forced touching by a hurt, vengeful Fury.


Many would compare Laurann Dohner’s New Species series to another, more well known author’s work, but Fury didn’t come across that way to me at all. I was engrossed with these complex characters from the word go, totally caught up in their lives and rooting for them to iron out their differences and come together.

Ellie is undercover in a lab using animal DNA to test on humans. The subject known only as 416 gets under her skin and she begins to care for him. Ultimately saving him from an atrocious act by a despicable human being. 416 doesn’t know the reasons for Ellie’s actions and sets out for revenge.

Later they meet and oh, that scene when 416—now known as Fury—first sets eyes on Ellie. The danger, the tension. I loved it all. Fury wants to pay back Ellie for leaving him behind when she escaped but he find he also wants her. The alpha thing does it for me, but Fury is also a caring man who treats Ellie so amazingly well. It was great to see their love unfold from enemies to lovers.

Ellie has a great backbone on her, not once did I worry that she couldn’t hold her own with Fury. The sex was scorching, the supporting cast strong and the plot captivating. I read Fury in one seating, and grumbled when it ended. I can’t wait for the next installment in this series.

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