The Shape of Desire (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 3, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
28 Reviews
ONE OF PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Master storyteller Sharon Shinn has thrilled readers with her national bestselling Twelve Houses series. Now experience her original new novel in which love and loyalty are tested at every turn....


For fifteen years, Maria Devane has been desperately, passionately in love with Dante Romano. But Maria knows that Dante can never give everything of himself back—at least not all of the time. Every month, Dante shifts shape, becoming a wild animal. He can’t choose when he shifts, the transition is often abrupt, and, as he gets older, the time he spends in human form is gradually decreasing.

Maria has kept his secret since the beginning, knowing that their love is worth the danger. But when a string of brutal attacks occurs in local parks while Dante is in animal form, Maria is forced to consider whether the lies she’s been telling about her life have turned into lies she’s telling herself...
  

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I enjoyed the slower pace and the more relaxed tension. - Goodreads
I am a big fan of her writing but this book fell flat. - Goodreads
And there ends the character development of Dante. - Goodreads
First, Shinn is a beautiful writer. - Goodreads
The Shape of Desire is a character driven plot. - Goodreads
There really isn't too much action to the plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Capnrandm - LibraryThing

Some how this fantastical story manages to be wholly absorbing. An immediate, sharp edged love story that feels as dangerous and real as any true-crime thriller. Read full review

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User Review  - lmcalister - LibraryThing

I have never read a mediocre Sharon Shinn book before. There is a first for everything. This is just your typical paranormal romance without the autho...more I have never read a mediocre Sharon Shinn ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN

CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER TEN
CHAPTER ELEVEN
CHAPTER TWENTY
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
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About the author (2012)

Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine. Her first novel, The Shape-Changer’s Wife, was selected by Locus as Best First Fantasy Novel of 1995. She has won the William L. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She has also received a RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and won the 2010 RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has lived in the Midwest for most of her life.  

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