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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Review: Cat's Lair by Christine Feehan



Cat Benoit has finally escaped the past—and the man who was the source of her nightmares. She’s off the grid, underground but watchful, and creating a new life for herself in Texas, far from the torrid dangers of her native New Orleans. She’s safe. He’ll never find her this time. Cat has to believe that. It’s the only thing keeping her sane.

Yet she can’t escape the attention of Ridley Cromer, the instructor at the martial arts dojo where Cat takes lessons. She arouses the animal in Ridley—and something feral comes to life when their body heat rises. Cat is in no position to let her guard down with anyone, especially someone who could be endangered by her past. But Ridley has secrets of his own—secrets only Cat would understand. If she dares to trust him.



Smooth move Eli! (Ridley)  From the moment Eli (Ridley) enters everything is on fire…
Cat’s Lair is the 7th book in the Leopard series from Christine Feehan.  I have been a fan of Christine Feehan’s for many years and have loved each series she has brought out with Cat’s Lair being no exception.
Catarina Benoit lives a nightmare waiting for the one that should have protected her to pounce.  Every day she looks over her shoulder waiting to see Rafe Cordeau, the man she ran away from.  The man that she had believed to care for.  The man she knew if she stayed would maim her….or worse.
Ridley Cromer was a mystery.  He frequented the coffee house that Cat worked at as well as being the new self-defence instructor.  Everything about him was delicious, from his well-defined abs to his long sexy as hell back.   She couldn’t stop admiring him.
Catarina only ever had two types of dreams, the one where Rafe terrified her so much that she woke drenched in her own sweat and the much more pleasurable dreams that she had about Ridley where she awoke so aroused that it was nearly tempting to forget her rule of no relationships.
It’s not long before Catarina’s safe existence is in jeopardy and new lies come to life.  It’s up to Catarina to decide whether she can understand and forgive why Ridley aka Eli betrayed her trust.  If Cat is ever going to trust someone now is the time as she learns about love, forgiveness and trust.
The intensity of Eli and Cat’s relationship is so powerful with such pure love that was vividly displayed from the start.  The mixture of personalities is beautifully matched.   Between the silently strong and huge heart that Cat shows at every turn and the strong, calm and sexy as hell nature of Eli it’s enough to make you drool.
 Eli’s rule for waking up and for going to bed is the best rule I’ve heard in a very long time!
This book is definitely one to be put on the to be read list ASAP.