Martine Brooks is in a pickle. Derrick Adams is in a jam.
Pickles and jam. Not exactly a hot combo. Unless the "pickle" is a sultry, sassy cat shifter and the "jam" is a gorgeous hunk of wolf.
Derrick is cursed to die if he doesn't make the woot-woot with his life mate on the night of the next full moon. Martine's been held captive by a power-hungry warlock for six long months, forced to do his bidding before finding herself stuffed in a cat carrier and ditched at a 7-Eleven.
After rescuing her from a Dumpster, Derrick and Martine strike a mutually beneficial deal: Mate, save a life, walk away - both alive and kicking. Win! Yet, there are kinks in the plan. Like the fact that Martine's one-time captor is on the hunt, planning to extinguish all of her nine lives at once. Or the fact the curse threatening Derrick's life is about to throw him a monster curve ball.
But the biggest kink might prove to be Derrick and Martine themselves, two avowed commitment-phoebes... who are beginning to wonder what forever looks like.
Author Note: Dear Listeners, Please note, if you recognize this title, this book, originally published in 2006, is a rerelease and has been updated, revised and expanded.
©2014 Dakota Cassidy (P)2014 Dakota Cassidy
"hilarious and charming"
I enjoyed both versions but loved how the narrator brought the story to life
All Dakota's books are funny and guaranteed to make you laugh and smile
Martine I loved how she narrated her emotions and actions made for a great listen
When they finally stopped fighting each other and recognized each other as mates
If you like fun and sexy paranormal romance then you can't go wrong with this book. It's full of sexy shifters odd characters and lots of fun surprises. Great followup to book one in this series
Love all of Dakota Cassidy's books...so witty and well written! I laugh out loud and love the "phrases" that she uses...she has to be from the south!
"Too much drama, not enough humor, ending fell flat"
As always Hollie does a Stellar job of narrating. I will admit to being a little disappointed with the second book, it felt forced and contrived. It had almost no recognizable humor. The storyline was ok but it didn't flow smoothly and left giant plot holes which left the reader with questions like "This woman's a cat shifter stuck in shift. Where is J.C.'s best friend, who was left sleeping off her injuries in the last book in a house not too far away? Why can't they get her input on the situation or see if she can communicate with the newcomer?" Other than a very brief mention she's completely disappeared suddenly from the storyline. Other times it was a little predictable. There were some places that felt needlessly drawn out like the whole "I can't believe you don't know who your mother is speech." I got impatient with that part. The badly rhymed "incantations", oddly placed characters which had you asking "What the heck is SHE doing there?" and the explanation for her arrival on the scene just had me shaking my head. I will admit again to being disappointed with book 2. Too much drama, not enough humor, and the ending fell flat. You could tell the author enjoyed writing book 1 but couldn't find the same feeling in book 2. I still look forward to reading the next installment of the series though because I have faith in the writer's ability. I know she is very talented and will not fail to entertain.
It's a good funny read with substance. A little behind the scenes sub plot to the "have to mate curse. ". It's a toss up which I like better book one or this one but I will make sure I read/listen the next book in the series.
"Boring and predictable"
the audio book is just a waste of time. the performance is a little over the top and the story put me to sleep.
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