Series: Leopard Series Book #7
Author: Christine Feehan
Genre: Romance, Paranormal
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.
Thoughts: I really enjoyed the way this story developed – in fact, part way through it I was ready to say this recaptured the magic of this series. I was so close to saying that this was my favorite in the series. Then, about halfway through it sort of started dragging for me…..it was just sex, sex, and more sex (so much so that I was tempted to skip through the pages)…..but then toward the later part of the book we jump back into the storyline. The uneven pace of the story definitely affected my opinion of the book. With that being said, I really liked the story behind Cat and Ridley. It definitely made for an interesting book in the series.
With Cat’s Lair, we have Cat who was sold by her mother to another leopard shifter – one who has been just waiting for the right moment to claim both her and her leopard. She managed to escape and is on the run when she meets Ridley, however things exactly the way they seem on the surface. With someone as leery to trust as Cat, Ridley’s secrets may just be the end of their relationship. Can Cat begin to trust him again? Can Ridley claim his mate before time runs out for them?
Bottom line, this is one of the stronger books from Feehan that I have seen in awhile….it is not without its faults, but much better than some of the other titles that have been released from her lately (in my opinion anyway).