"The Lioness" centres around two shapeshifters, Heather, the titular character (the lioness) and Erik, who has abilities to shift into a bear. Amongst their sensual interactions, they go back and forth, in the most sultry of ways, to figure out a relationship that will feed them in the ways they need to be fed. In one scene, Erik and Heather are fucking hard. Erik starts to have anal sex with Heather while she retracts her claws to fingers and puts "three of them up inside herself". Intense.
Their animalistic nature (from their origins) as well as their humanistic side prove them to both be relatable yet tender characters. Neither wants to get hurt but, as relationships are wont to do, they can't help the inevitable. The inclusion of Helene to their growling, snarling playtime is a delight, as it feeds the intensity of their sex. It's a very BDSM type of relationship with Helen, or, "the flame" as she is called (after her red hair). "Helene was filled with their eager lust to the point of bursting, but everything Erik and Heather did was done to make her feel comfortable and loved." The way it should be.
There is a tenderness to it all. The two females serve as Erik's nursemaids when he is in need. When it turns to a more carnal care that needs to be delivered, you can almost see the activities unfolding in front of you. Heather, grinding up on Helene while Erik approves, is a scene not to be missed. Let it take you to where you need to be, because you know it wants to take you there (especially Heather).
"The Lioness" is definitely not for the faint of heart. It's meant to turn you on, unleash something in you that you didn't want unleashed (or were maybe ashamed to unleash). Its vivid descriptions of the encounters are so charged with energy, you can't help but see them unfold between the Lioness, the Bear and (at times) the Flame.
Later, Heather and Erik come to a point where Erik expresses that he will fuck her "then we will go hunting." What the author, Max, does to describe to pair as animals is beyond that. They are animals, but they are more. Especially when they are together. Their strength lies in their flesh biting, intense sexual play and deeply complex relationship.
The desires you thought about? The desires you wanted? That you've dreamed about? You'll just have to read and see what else that seductive lioness has in store for you. ;)
(reviewed the day of purchase)