Name: Cat’s Lair
Author: Christine Feehan
Published: August 5, 2015 by Jove
Purchased: August 5, 2015 in paperback, $7.99 on Kindle
Blurb: 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.
Review: This is actually going to be a mix of the first review I wrote for this in August 2015 and the review I wrote for it in January 2017 when I read it again. So here we go.
I’m finding that I don’t like the undercover name in the blurb because then, that’s how I know them. I was a little nervous when re-reading because I read some reviews that were talking about how is rape romantic and this is abuse.
When I looked at my first book journal where I wrote my first review, where I said I loved this book, and when I read it again, I got to say that I still love this book.
Where was the rape? Where was the abuse? I just saw a girl who jumped him because her leopard was rising and she accepted the responsibility for that, she didn’t fault him with anything and then I also saw this big, scary alpha male baring his soul to her, giving her choices and teaching her how to stand up for herself and to him.
This story was sweet and funny and heart wrenching. While it was still repetitive it didn’t seem as repetitive as other books.
Eli was different, something I wasn’t used to. He laughed easily and wanted to get close to her, wanting her to open up. She also didn’t have to pry his feelings out, he gave them freely.
The cover is amazing, the writing gets you right away and the ending and the fight were both emotional. The tension, I felt, was trying to build but it mainly focused on the couples so it was a rollercoaster.
Thank you for reading my review.