Review: Ivory by Lola Dodge

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Published: April 13, 2013
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Series: Manhattan Ten #2
Format: eBook
Source: Personal Purchase
Authors Website
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Manhattan Ten, Book 2

If Ivory’s fellow flight attendants whisper that she has ice in her veins, they’d be right. She’s spent years ruthlessly suppressing her dangerous ice powers, pretending she didn’t grow up wild on the tundra.

Her legendary coolness has held solid—until a crazed attacker snaps her composure, unleashing her ice beast and blowing her cover. And she’s not sure if the man who defuses the situation is any less dangerous.

When Panther’s trans-Atlantic catnap is interrupted by Ivory’s ice spear through his mark’s gut, he doesn’t hesitate to claim her as one of the Manhattan Ten. It’s the only way to shield her from prosecution. It doesn’t hurt that the Nordic beauty puts his inner cat on the prowl.

Panther tempts Ivory in every smoldering way, but to let him melt her resistance is a risk she can’t afford. But when her past rises up to claim her, Pan is caught in the crossfire…and the only way to save him is to let the beast claim her, body and soul.

Product Warnings
Contains one smoldering ice vixen and the sexy beast man who wants to get his claws all over her. Make sure your icemaker is in tip-top shape before reading. Mukluks optional.
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Now, when I love a book…really love a book, I tend to get all excited…sometimes I cuss (well…I do cuss) and then I go stalking. I’ll stalk the authors website to see what else she/he has got stored in their little treasure troves of fantasy worlds and peoples.

I’m loving Lola Dodges new series The Manhattan Ten. In her world Superheroes are the norm and the Manhattan Ten is serving justice and protecting the people. The backdrop of this story? Someone is killing Superheroes and Ivory is suddenly thrown in Manhattan’s Ten group (not willingly). And then there's that man...Panther, the groups big cat But as these two work together, they find out that the killings are getting too close to home for both our heroes. In book two, we have

Panther “mucho rawr!”


Ivory “oh…baby, she’s so cold!”

Put them together and you have fire and ice….decadent sin, I had it hard for them both. Ivory wanted to be normal and Panther loved the skin he was in, literally…lols.

Ivory fought her powers…buried them. She left her savage past behind and did not

“and I mean DID NOT”

want to go back…she wanted normalcy…to be human. But she was what she was…a hunter and when pushed or challenged, this warrior did not back down! Ivory was a strong character, but she didn’t walk around with the “I am woman…here me rawr” attitude. She was tough, but what I liked about her character…what I’m starting to like about Lola Dodge’s female characters is that they know when to accept that “you know what? Its probably okay to let the man take the lead” I love that…does this mean that these women are wilting willows? *shakes head* oh no….they will kick your ass if need be, BUT!…they know when to let the man be the man.


“Daddy…give me some sugar *Muah!!!*”

Oh he was hot! Oh I love big…black…cats! I want one…I want him. But I don’t want to fight Ivory for him…yeah, I want all my fingers & toes. So yes, I will lust from far away…lols. Panther was hot sex on a platter…dangerous, but still sexy and Ivory for all her fighting could not help but want the man and the cat underneath.

Well, Ms. Dodge…as I’ve said, I’m hooked. I want more supers. The world here is very bright and the characters shine brighter. These Sups have their issues too...they are flawed, and not perfect. There's humor, action and oh my...very sexxy times. We also got to know our Manhattan Ten a bit more and you know me I went straight for the odd balls (as If that can happen *snort*). I want Ahnilator and I want Thunder.

If you have not read this series as of yet…you need too…why? Because it's....

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  1. You got me hooked ! Thanks for the review ;)

  2. You're going to like theae heroes ;)

    Also just to let you know that this story actually happens brfore book ones. They can be read as stand alone's.

  3. Great review! Haven't heard about this series, but panthers! YUM!!

  4. thanks Melissa! thank you for the recommendation. YOu & Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side have me hooked!

  5. It was new to me too Ning! omg Panther is just so lickable...lmbo!

  6. Well damn. I need to get this one I'm thinking. I was just having that little rant about heroine and the ones that just flat out refuse to let the guy help them when hello they need the blasted help. So she sounds really freaking excellent. And yeah you know I have a thing for those kitty shifters. Yum! Fab review Sharonda!

  7. thanks Anna <3

    doesn't that just kill you? seriouly, I'm all for the strong female, but I really have no patience for that.

    Oh you have to read this series...Its so much fun!

  8. I'm so gonna. I even emailed a friend blogger about it. lol

    Gah yeah it really does. I just read a favorite author and for some reason in one of her series the heroines are like this. By the end of the book I really just wanted to tell the bad guy to have her and be done with it. She made my eye twitch. lol

  9. Listening to Nelly while checking out this series. Watched the Ciara w/Justin Timberlake video. Never heard Love Sex Magic. Do not know who I want to sex it up with Justin or Ciara. Both sexy in the video! I never read a paranormal with super heroes. Sounds fun. Great review, too many glasses of wine, great music. Yep had to buy Temptress book 1 by Lola Dodge.