Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cat’s Game

Title: Cat’s Game
Author: Simone Bern
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Publisher URL: http://www.jasminejade.com/
ISBN: 9781419929465
Genre: {M/F} Suspense
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Jan Connolly is on a mission of revenge for her father, who was turned on by his partners at work. She feels as if those partners should have stood by her father; instead they betrayed him, leaving him to take the blame from the government. Jan has become a specialist in stealing information for people who want to get ahead and she has met her match when she meets Marcus. Jan makes some hard choices but knows when she has reached her limit for stealing and she needs to change her lifestyle.

Marcus Damon is a mastermind in science and he’s the owner of an important research company. He has scientific knowledge that could be harmfully used and he’s decided to hold off publicizing his report for a year, to make sure others won’t be using his research in a negative way. When he wakes up during the night, hearing Jan’s movements in his room, he decides to have fast hot sex with her but it leaves them both wanting more and Jan didn’t leave with what she came to get.

Cat’s Game is a short story of a beautiful woman and a powerful man with secrets, playing a cat and mouse game. I really enjoyed myself throughout this book because Jan and Marcus really tried to outdo one other. These two characters are so much alike and they find what the other is in need of without realizing it until it almost too late.

Ms. Bern really did a nice job of spinning a tale of espionage, deceit and of true love. I really learned a lot about the characters though their history and it helped me to understand the flow of the story better. My only complaint is that it would have been nice to understand what Jan’s father went through, losing everything and resulting in her caring for him.

I thought that Jan really took her revenge too seriously for her father. Her deep feelings for Marcus are part of the reason she stayed away from any kind of relationship and unwanted trouble. Because she got close to him, she revealed too much about herself and it allowed him to be able to track her movements.

Marcus is a man who never wanted for anything after becoming a brilliant scientist, except knowing how to feel true love. His unusual attachment to Jan from the beginning of their strange relationship made the story more believable for me. This is a great way to learn about a new author and I thought that she did a good job! I am definitely looking forward to reading more from Ms. Bern.

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