Tuesday, May 5, 2015

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Cat's Lair

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan has over 40 novels published, including four series. Each of her four series has hit #1 on the NY Times. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature for 1999. Since then she has been published by Leisure Books,Pocket Books, and currently is writing forBerkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards. 

She is pleased to have made numerous bestseller lists including the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Bookscan, B. Daltons, Amazon,Barnes and Nobles, Waldenbooks, Ingrams, Borders, Rhapsody Book Club,Washington Post, and Walmart. She has received numerous honors throughout her career including being a nominee for the RWA’s RITA. She has received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times and the Borders 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award. 

She has been published in multiple languages and in many formats, including large print, palm pilot, e-book, and hardcover. In October of 2007 her first manga comic, Dark Hunger was released in stores. This was the first ever manga comic released by Berkley Publishing and it made #11 on Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller’s List. Her ground-breaking book trailer commercials have been shown on TV and in the movie theaters. She has been featured on local TV, appeared on the The Montel Williams Show, and her book Dark Legend was featured on the cover ofRomantic Times Magazine. 

Christine Feehan has also appeared at numerous writers’ conventions and book signings including: Romantic Times Convention, Get Caught Reading at Sea Cruise, Celebrate Romance Conference, Emerald City Conference, and numerous Romance Writers of America Conferences.

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Cat's Lair

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leopard’s Prey returns to the feral underworld of her astonishing Leopard novels in an arousing new romance of forbidden animal instincts…

Cat Benoit has finally escaped the past—and the man who was the source of her nightmares. She’s off the grid, underground but watchful, and creating a new life for herself in Texas, far from the torrid dangers of her native New Orleans. She’s safe. He’ll never find her this time. Cat has to believe that. It’s the only thing keeping her sane.

Yet she can’t escape the attention of Ridley Cromer, the instructor at the martial arts dojo where Cat takes lessons. She arouses the animal in Ridley—and something feral comes to life when their body heat rises. Cat is in no position to let her guard down with anyone, especially someone who could be endangered by her past. But Ridley has secrets of his own—secrets only Cat would understand. If she dares to trust him.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Vivacious Valkyrie - Marta:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

A welcome return by this author to her world peopled by Leopard shifters. In this book we meet Catarina, who was sold by her own mother to Rafe a deadly criminal who kept her imprisoned and isolated. Catarina saw him commit heinous crimes and has finally managed to escape, but realizes that Rafe will be looking for her as he's not a man who likes to look a fool. Cat has made a new life for herself working as a barrister, but always looking over her shoulder and never feeling truly safe.

Cat takes self defense classes at the local Dojo in an effort to survive her possible recapture and that's where she first sees Ridley. Gorgeous, protective and quite sweet, but is he all he seems? The friendship they share is important to the lonely Cat but she's not the only one with secrets and her past is about to come running full tilt back into her life! Has she been betrayed? If so, just who or what is Ridley?

This is one of my favorite series by this author as she just keeps it fresh and moving forward. We have been treated to hot steamy jungle tales and even transported to the Bayou but this time it's back to Texas for action and lots of passion. Fans of this series will remember Burning Wild, which featured Jake Bannaconni and delight in catching up with him and his family. I feel this is a similar style to that book as it's seriously a scorching read with lots of those descriptive scenes that border on erotica so maybe not for everyone. The hero is beyond possessive and quite tyrannical at times if honest, but our heroine Cat has claws of her own and just might know how to use them!

This is vintage Ms Feehan with over the top characters and lots and lots of scenes involving a dominating and very controlling male lead. The relationship the couple develops is intense and would stifle many, but these are possessve violent cats prove to be irresistible. Sexy, violent and above all engrossing, a great read for open-minded paranormal lovers.
Cat's Lair

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