Author: Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright
Publication Date: 19 September, 2016
Series: Pantera Security League, book 2
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter
Age Recommendation: 18 and up
Rating: 4 Stars
**The mystery and epic romance of the Pantera Security League continue in TWO TO GO, the second story in our new, sexy Bayou Heat offshoot!**
A Dark, Dangerous Fairy Tale
A Prisoner of Body
Once upon a time, a young Pantera female called Elyon was ripped from her family and left to roam the jungles of South America. She foraged and fought to stay alive. And by the time she was rescued, she’d grown into a Badass Beauty who could kill without mercy. The Angel of Death.
The Perfect Hunter.
A Prisoner of Blood
Cage fighter, Max is no prince charming. The human male has spent his entire life protecting his parents. With every strike, every win in the illicit matches he fights in New York City. Night after night he’s forced to shed blood and crack bone, as a slave to the men who hold his parent’s prisoner.
But when an Cinderella in black leather walks through his doors, for the first time in his life, Max wonders what is truly worth fighting for.
Another great addition to the Pantera family of stories. I love that Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright decided to take on the stories of the Pantera Security League. This spin off from the Bayou Heat series has a lot of the same feel that we've come to love in Bayou Heat but I find it to be a tad darker and I have to say I like that. I like the idea of the 6 person team that works on the fringes of two worlds. They're clandestine, practically rouge, and each one of them has a history that will break your heart and melt it into a puddle all at the same time.
In Two to Go we meet Eylon and Max, two bad asses with broken hearts. Max is the perfect man for Eylon because while he's been tortured and held captive for years by Pantera nemesis, Christopher Benson he has known deep love. The love of his parents a love he has help his entire life as he waits for the chance to free them. I loved Max's strength and the fact that even though he's spent his life in captivity he has a huge heart that is open to love. I also love the he recognizes Eylon's strength, that he knows she can take care of herself and he gives her the room she needs to be herself but also holds her close and gives her the love that she has unknowingly craved her entire life.
Eylon is a fantastic heroine. She's bad ass plain and simple. She is a woman who has and can take care of herself. I loved her strength and also her vulnerability. The only thing I can say I wish is that we had gotten more of her back story. She has such a moving story all her own that I could have read half a book about that alone.
That's always my challenge with these and the Bayou Heat stories, I always want more. I never feel unsatisfied with what Alexandra and Laura give us but I would never, ever, complain about getting a full length novel. I can't wait for the next one!
~ Happy Reading ~
Years later (no, I'm not admitting how many) I'm still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!
I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.
I was born and raised in Minnesota. It’s where my love of all things green, wet and grown in the ground comes from. As you read above, before writing I was an actor, singer and dancer, specifically a BALLROOM dancer – an instructor and competitor as well. That work took me to many places like New York, Ohio and Wisconsin. I live in Los Angeles now, but I’m always thinking about greener pastures – literally.