By the Tail

Cougar Falls 1

I really have enjoyed the previous Marie Harte books that I have read and decided to try one of her paranormal romances. This may not have been the best choice. Though this is book 1 of this series, it seems that this series is an off shoot of another series. Therefore, some of the background information comes from the other series and while you get a brief run down on what is going on, there are no details. Yet, the story is interesting, once you really get into it. Ms Harte’s writing is so good that you really can’t put this story down. The plot is complex, which may be why it took me a little while to figure it all out. There are several layers and the romance between Quince and Joy is just one. Another layer is the pride and how it is evolving. There are still those who don’t think Quince should rule the pride, others that think he should and yet others who want to use him for their own gain. While everything is getting sorted out, expect some playful big cats to make the most of their opportunities. And, though this may not be the perfect book to start Ms Harte’s paranormal romances, it is still a good, solid story that only had me wondering what I’ve missed not reading the rest of her paranormal romances.

Quince really doesn’t have time to chase Joy but he’s making the time. He wants her to come back to Miami and be his mate. Joy, on the other hand, doesn’t want anything to do with him. Can Quince get her to come back and once back, can he convince her that she’s his mate? He’ll do anything he can to make that happen, even trick Joy and her brother!

Book Blurb for By the Tail

It’s more than whether you win or lose; it’s how you play with your prey.

Cougar Falls: The Miami Connection, Book 1

Joy Bermin’s sweet crush on Quince Castille went sour when he got involved with a psychotic feline who nearly destroyed the pride. That bastard is dead, but now Quince is trying to convince her he had nothing to do with it.

She’s been doing her best to ignore him, but the stubborn panther is always underfoot. When he tricks her into seeing how good things could really be between them, she’s stuck between dismay and desire.

Just when Quince was ready to prove his love for Joy, that mess with the pride shot his credibility all to hell. Trickery is the only way to break her resistance and show her the truth. And holy hell, that woman could melt steel with her heat.

Between trying to pin her down and dealing with upstart cats out to destroy what he’s worked so hard to rebuild, Quince is through playing by the rules. Whatever it takes to make Joy his mate, it’s on the table. And God help anyone who gets in his way.

Warning: The Miami heat may induce passion, trickery, feline sunbathing, stubborn brothers bossing around temperamental sisters, and a cat smackdown of epic proportions.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2015 4.00