Title: Love Defined
Author: Celia Kyle
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Publication Date: October 25, 2009
Genre: Paranormal Romance (Shifter)
Length: 58 Pages (Short)
Author Email: celia.kyle@ gmail.com
Rating: 2.5 Diamonds
Heat Level: Sensual
Reviewer: Charlotte Magdelena
As a Child of Gaia, Mattias Kilgrey has the ability to shift from human to snow leopard at a whim. Well, only if his goddess allows it. Tired of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, he needs a break. Contacting a friend, he snags a reservation at San Pallo Exotic Animal Sanctuary – as a snow leopard. With Gaia's help, he begins his not-so-brief vacation with nothing but relaxation on his mind. But who would have guessed he'd meet his mate at the sanctuary?
Dr. Virginia Taylor jumps at the chance to help a snow leopard in need. If only she could find her glasses. Clumsy, quirky, and filled to the brim with love for big cats, she's the answer to San Pallo's prayers. What's a girl to do when the snow leopard she's called to help turns into a hunk she'd like to bed? Well, run of course. If only she'd stop tripping over herself at every turn.
While Celia Kyle develops interesting characters, the romance between Mattias and Virginia feels forced and formulaic. The romantic interactions between the two of them was a little painful to read, though some of it was humorous, it was clear they were not a good match. The sex scene may be hot, but the rest of it is more blasé.