Bad Kitty (Southern Shifters #1)
by Eliza Gayle
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.
First off, if you haven’t read Eliza Gayle, shame on you. She is simply amazing. She writes the hottest alpha male characters and the most amazingly hot and steamy sex EVER! Ok, done with my rant, on to the current book!
Bad Kitty is the first in a spin off from the Black Cougar series. Kitty is the outcast daughter of the former cougar Alpha male. Her father did some VERY bad things and she has been cast out to live in the neutral territory that is “safe” for outcasts and half breeds.
Kitty is all spunk and while she has recently been exiled, she is not about to sit and lick her wounds. That is, until she is attacked and left for dead by some of the very females that she wronged in her former pack.
Kitty ran as far and as fast as she could until her body gave out on her. She wakes up and finds herself in wolf territory. Three males are circling her and they have some very unpleasant plans for her.
Rafe is the next in line to his pack. He is a wolf and his Uncle is the current Alpha. His rise to the top is simply a ceremony away. So when he finds three troublemakers of his pack circling a severely wounded female cougar shifter, he is shocked when his inner wolf perks up and takes notice of the feisty feline.
Kitty has been poisoned and her recovery should be a quick one, but it turns out to be anything but quick. She can not help the attraction that she finds herself feeling for Rafe. Her shifter senses are telling her that this man is her mate, but he is to be the Alpha, and Kitty is done being the bad guy.She knows she would never be accepted by his pack so she does everything she can to get away from this powerful male. But Rafe won’t be denied.
Rafe, he is a hot one. The sexual tension between these two is utterly combustible.
Kitty has to come to terms with her exile, her potential place with Rafe and his position in the pack.
They run into a few problems when not everyone in the pack is happy to see Kitty and their soon to be Alpha. Rafe has to defend his mate and his honor.
In the end, we get some seriously HOT Rafe! This was a fine start to a new spin off series. We get introduced to several new characters and a new pack. Rafe is a super hot Alpha and I can not wait to see what trouble he and Kitty can get into. If you are looking for a fast paced, action filled, steaming hot paranormal romance…look no further. This one is a sizzler.
Four stars for me on this one. The first in a new series is always a little tricky. Lots of back-story, introducing new characters and developing a plot that will sustain the whole series… lots to do. Eliza Gayle is no newbie though and she does it all with finesse and makes it flow. I really liked Kitty. She was a tough cookie and despite her colorful past, she was a good person. Rafe is a uber hot hunk of man flesh. Wowza.
Overall a four star read and great start. Can’t wait to read the rest!!!