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.
I really enjoyed reading about these characters! I can't remember if Eli was in previous books, but there were some familiar faces-Elijah brother of Rachel, Jake and Emma, and Drake was mentioned, which was really great!
Cat is both intelligent, but sheltered. Because she thought that the guys didn't notice her. Apparently, they did. Which lead to the first favourite line. But she's also lead a life that made her strong, growing up with a crime boss, Rafe, as a guardian. And then to be betrayed by the cops? That sucked so much! And by Ridley/Eli. And he had to work to regain her trust.
One thing that I disagree with Ridley/Eli, is that he says that no one uses the word, thingie. I disagree. Seeing as I say it a lot, when I can't remember, or don't know, the word that I'm talking about. Because all things are thingies! They just have specific words to them!
I wish that Cat had had a chance to really fight Rafe, and maybe score more injuries then she did. But she got injured pretty quickly, which sucks, but oh, well. That was a pretty satisfying ending, with all the bad guys known about taken care of, or going to be!
Favourite lines: "Applause broke out. The spectators liked their coffee." And the one who prepared it was talked to crudely, and the talker got punched and thrown out! Very strange, but oh, well!
This was a really great addition to the series, and yeah, now I can't wait for the next book!
Author: Christine Feehan
Series: Leopard People #7
Read: June 5th, 2015
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Published: May 5th 2015