Saturday, January 2, 2016

Review 'Wild Cat' by Christine Feehan


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26545844-wild-catIn the new Leopard novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 'Cat's Lair' and 'Leopard's Prey', passions explode like wildfire when a young woman's feral instincts are ignited by a man who's too dangerous not to desire..

A simple request for Siena Arnotto: deliver a gift to her grandfather’s friend. One look at Elijah Lospostos, hard-bodied and stripped to the waist, and Siena succumbs to a feline stirring she never felt before, and to Elijah’s reckless and pleasurable demands. But when that pulse-throbbing moment ends in the murder of an unexpected intruder, Elijah accuses the shaken and confused Siena of setting him up.

Then Siena discovers the truth of her Leopard heritage, of the secrets in her grandfather’s inner circle, and the sinister plot of revenge that has put her in jeopardy. When Siena’s grandfather is assassinated, she realizes the only man she can trust is Elijah. Now as her Leopard rises from within, Siena and Elijah share not only an animal instinct for survival—but a desire so raw and wild it may be the only thing that can save them.


Facts:


Publication Date:    November 24th 2015, by Piatkus
Series:                    Leopard People #8
Genre:                    Paranormal, Romance, Adult
Pages:                    448
Formats:                 eBook, Paperback, Hardcover
Available at:           Amazon US, Amazon UK

My Review:


I’ve been a fan of Christine Feehan’s books for a while now. So when I received a beautiful looking copy of ‘Wild Cat’, I was super excited and put it on my TBR list. I’ve read books of the different series by Christine Feehan, but the one I loved the most was from the Leopard series. So being able to read the eighth book in this series was such a lovely surprise.

In ‘Wild Cat’ we meet Siena Arnotto. Siena has lived a very sheltered life. She has been in boarding school for as long as she can remember and the days she was able to leave school were spent with her loving grandfather. But there have always been a lot of secrets, and Siena has always felt alone. When Siena’s grandfather asks her to deliver a bottle of their best wine, to Elijah, she doesn’t expect that her life will change forever. But it really does.
Siena and Elijah have a powerful connection and Elijah is not willing to ever let Siena go. Even if that means he has to force her.

The characters in this book are very intriguing. For one we have Siena, a young woman who has lived her life under the protection of her grandfather. She is beautiful, smart but also very naïve. I mean.. Thinking her grandfather is only in the wine business, while he needs to be surrounded by big masculine bodyguards.. Yep definitely naïve. In the beginning during her conversations with Elijah, she also seemed very tame, but I loved how her temper came up near the end of the book.
Elijah is tough as nails on the outside. There has been stories about his family for a long while, and he seems to be living up to this reputation. But when he is near Siena, he becomes a very different man. He still has a bad temper, and is controlling as hell.. but he definitely is sexy and sweet.

This story was definitely a nice read but it’s not a very ‘good’ story. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading this book but the most part was about the sexy scenes between Siena and Elijah and them getting to know each other. And although they were good to read about, in the end they began to feel like too much. There wasn’t much of an underlying story.
And just like with the other Leopard series book I read, the man are just too arrogant. I would have been a very bad woman to these Leopard man.

Overall this story was fun, sweet and definitely sexy. I liked the connection between Siena and Elijah and the way they definitely loved each other. But if you’re in need for a good fantasy story with a lot of thrilling moments.. this one is not for you.

My Rating:

About the Author:


Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 40 published novels, including five series; Leopard Series, Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards since Dark Prince.

In addition to the #1 New York Times bestsellers list and the PEARL awards, Christine is honored to have made the bestsellers list for Amazon, B. Daltons, Barnes and Nobles, Bookscan, Borders, Ingrams, Publishers Weekly, Rhapsody Book Club, USA Today, Waldenbooks, Walmart, and the Washington Post. Other honors that she has received include being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America's RITA award, receiving the Career Achievement Award for Contemporary New Reality from Romantic Times Magazine in 2003 and in 2008 the Borders Lifetime Achievement Award.

She has been published in multiple languages and in many formats, including audio book, e-book, hardcover and large print. In October of 2007 her first manga comic, Dark Hunger was released in stores. This was the first ever manga comic released by Berkley Publishing and it made #11 on Publisher's Weekly Bestseller's List. Her ground-breaking book trailer commercials have been shown on TV and in the movie theaters. She has been featured on local TV, appeared on the The Montel Williams Show, and her book Dark Legend was featured on the cover of Romantic Times Magazine.  

For more information about Christine Feehan and her books please visit her website, Goodreads and Amazon. Or look for Christine on Facebook.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.
 
https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/

4 comments:

  1. I am a Christine Feehan fan also, and haven't started the Leopard People series yet, however I just read Earth Bound and I didn't care for that one too much. Have you read it?

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    1. I haven't read 'Earth Bound'. I hadn't heard about it to be honest. I really enjoy reading books by Christine Feehan, but they really do have a curtain feel about them.. I don't really know how to describe it.
      Although I did have some issues with the Leopard People series book I read, I would definitely recommend them.

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  2. I haven't heard of this series before, but I love shifter stories, so I might have to check this one out, it sounds good! The romance and sexy scenes sounds done well, although I also could do without the too arrogant man. Great review!

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    1. The world definitely has enough arrogant man! We don't need them in books too if you ask me! LOL.
      Thanks Lola! ;)

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