Primal Design

Cajun Heat, #2

Loved it! We were introduced to Kitty and Monk in the first book in the series and all their angst and woe. Now we get details and interaction between Kitty and Monk themselves since Kitty is back in town to make Daisy's wedding gown and be maid of honor. Fifteen years have passed and Monk and Kitty are different people but still harbor fears and scars from their epic breakup. But Monk is done doing without his mate and is determined to get Kitty back. But how do you trust a man who hurt you to the bone?

I liked this even more than the first story, probably because Monk and Kitty have history. I usually identify with one character more than the other but really couldn't pick a side in this one. Monk made the brave decision to bear his soul to Kitty. Kitty made the hard decision to protect herself from further devastation. Neither was right or wrong, just the circumstances were out of alignment. If family intervention is as prevalent as the author indicates in the South, let me just say I'm glad I live in the North. The sexual discovery Monk and Kitty explore together is very edgy and erotic, and both learn things about the other they couldn't have possibly registered in their teens. As the story progressed I did find certain aspect distracting from rather than enhancing the plot. I appreciated the culmination of Ram and Daisy's story and hope the next book in the series will let me know what's going on with Kitty and Monk. A highly recommended read and fresh take on the shifter genre.

Book Blurb for Primal Design

Book two in the Cajun Heat series.

Fashion designer and bear shifter Kitty Chambers thought fifteen years was enough time to get over her first love, Monk Badeaux, but when she sees the sexy cougar again, her mating instincts return and it’s all she can do to keep her paws off him. Despite her wariness, Monk unearths a part of her sexuality she’d never known existed, using it ruthlessly to win her back. Monk is hazardous to her well-being and her heart, but Kitty isn’t sure she stands a chance against all this heat.

If you love something, set it free. Monk Badeaux did that and suffered the consequences. When Kitty comes home, he falls head over heels in love with the independent, no-panty-wearing woman his childhood sweetheart has become. And she hates him. Luck is on his side when he discovers his mate has a streak of exhibitionism he’s more than happy to exploit if it’ll bring them closer. Alleys, school gyms, cars…no location is sacred when a cougar is out to win his mate.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2014 4.50