Monday, October 27, 2014

Cat's Cradle by @biancadarc @samhainpub #REVIEW #ULTIMATEINDULGENCE

Cat's Cradle, Bianca D'Arc, Samhain Publishing
String of Fate #1
A match made in adventure...and blessed by Chuck Norris.

As bad days go, this one qualifies as one for the books. Elaine knew being late for her jiu jitsu class could earn her a reprimand from her sensei. But the sensei's not there. And suddenly, neither is her car. Even walking home becomes problematic when she stumbles onto things that most definitely do go bump in the night. One of whom is too handsome for his own good--and too sexy for hers.

An Alpha "Pantera Noir"--black panther shifter--Cade operates on his immense skill, superior strength, and dominant personality. There's something about this small spitfire of a human woman that threatens to bring him to his knees. She blundered into the middle of his mission to transport his queen to safety, and now it's his responsibility to keep Elaine safe as well. Except no matter what he does, danger finds her at every turn.

Thrust into a world where the supernatural is commonplace, Elaine finds her considerable martial arts skill tested to the limit--and her ability to resist Cade crumbling by the second. But when nothing is as it seems, the last things she can trust are her own instincts...

I was so excited when the book club decided to to a Bianca D'Arc book for October. I have been a fan of hers ever since I discovered Lords of the Were many years ago. She is a wonderful storyteller and the worlds that she creates while fantastical always feel so very real.

Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Elaine's timing couldn't be worse. She stumbles into a conspiracy and a world that is beyond her belief. She may just be a human but she is not going to back down.

Cade is the ultimate Alpha. He is strong and protective and needs to be in control. He has a hard time understanding his attraction to the spit fire that literally slammed into his life.

Both Cade and Elaine try to fight the attraction they have for one another since human/shifter relationships are very much frowned upon, but when a fire brings Elaine back into Cade's life he isn't giving her up a second time.

Magic, shifters, scary motorcycle rides, fires and one very cool house cat add to the story and keep it going at such a fast pace I was done long before I wanted to be. This was a great read with fun characters and an exciting story line. I will most definitely be picking up the 2nd and 3rd books!

RATING: 5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries.  

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