To Hiss or to Kiss

Hidden Lines, #1

Chloe is a psychic who can talk to animals. Therefore, she is surprised when she can hear the thoughts of a man. Chloe has had a rough childhood. Her mother left her and her father raised her but had a broken heart. Chloe does not let anyone get close to her. She works at an animal shelter to help her cope with the stress.

Jorge is a mysterious stranger who is a shifter. Jorge is attracted to Chloe and works to help her rescue the dogs from a dog-fighting ring.

To Hiss or to Kiss by Katya Armock is not part of a series, but I hope there is at least a sequel. The end of the book just sort of stopped. While I liked the story, it was not realistic at times. I can see and understand talking to animals, but dead animals I am sorry makes no sense to me. What I did find realistic was that Chloe did not want to call attention to her abilities and exploit them for financial gain.

I also did not understand why Jorge was so attracted to Chloe. It happened so fast and it wasn’t explained very clearly. There was tons of sex scenes and they were scorching hot, but there was little chemistry between Chloe and Jorge. There was something missing. There was plenty of time that I wondered if Jorge was using her for something. I kept wondering about his motives.

Overall, this was a good book.

Book Blurb for To Hiss or to Kiss

Chloe can “talk” to animals…so why can she hear the thoughts of this hot, green-eyed man?

Abandoned by her mother and raised by a father who’d given up on life, Chloe doesn’t let anyone get close. Lucky for her, she can communicate with animals—telepathically. Her long hours at the animal shelter help her cope with the stress, and the animals are the only people she needs. But when a suspected dog-fighting ring comes to her attention, Chloe decides to do a little spying. And in her rush to win the dogs’ trust, she almost gets herself caught.

Until a sexy stranger intervenes, and she finds she can overhear his thoughts. She’s never been able to hear people, and this man’s about as sexy as she’s ever seen. It’s more than intellectual curiosity that drives her to discover his secret: he’s a jaguar shape-shifter, and the presence of this cat among the dogs might be a bit too much to handle. But the animal attraction is just too hot to resist, and the passion between them makes both the sparks—and the fur—fly…

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2014 3.50