Series: Southern Shifters/Black Cougar Trilogy Book# 4
Author: Eliza Gayle
Blurb: If you think you’ve lost everything. Think again. Kitty lost her father, her home and her clan. Clinging to what’s left of her pride, she’s forced into the neutral zone, the supposed safe haven for half-breeds and outcasts. An attack forces her to the wrong side of the treaty line and into an even more dangerous situation. Determined to greet death with the last of her dignity, she is suddenly rescued by a tall, gorgeous…wolf??? As the next alpha leader of his pack, Rafe Comyn has more than enough to handle with pack politics and precarious treaties. The last thing he needs is a pissed off feline landing in his lap, especially when her scent triggers his overwhelming drive to mate. While the daughter of a former rival is quite a conquest, she’s both forbidden and dangerous. But as the heat of desire threatens to consume them, their differences escalate and Rafe must keep his own pack from killing the one woman he can’t live without.
Thoughts: Eliza Gayle’s Southern Shifters series started out as the Black Cougar Trilogy – however it has grown past the three books it originally started as (hence the new name). The series actually started with Lucas, and then followed by Kane and Malcolm. However, Bad Kitty, which is the next to follow can be read as a stand alone novel. I had not read any of the previous books – and had, in fact, never read a book by this author before. But I can tell you that I plan to change that! I’m definitely going back to read the previous books, as well as explore some of the other books offered by this author.
For me, Bad Kitty reminded me a bit of the Shifters series by Rachel Vincent. They each have a similar writing style and tone to the books. If you’ve read Vincent’s books, you will love what Gayle brings to the table. Bad Kitty can definitely stand on its own though, and was a very enjoyable read. It came at just the right time, too! I was in a bit of a reading funk, having read a few back to back that were kind of take-it-or-leave-it – this one got me excited again, and back on track! If you love paranormal books – shifter stories in particular – this is a great one to pick up! Can’t wait to go back and read Lucas!