Monday, April 11, 2011

Pretty Kitty

Title: Pretty Kitty
Author: Desiree Holt
Publisher: Total E-Bound Publishing
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ISBN: 978-0-85715-495-8
Genre: {M/F} Paranormal, Shape Shifter
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Rose Nymph

Ever since she was victim to a vicious attack by another member of her pack when she was coming into her first heat, Aisha McClellan has been stuck in limbo. Cast aside by those who should have guided her through her ordeal, she is unable to shift and free the leopard within. The selfish men she keeps reaching out to, in hopes of filling the void, just leave her feeling even more exasperated. If it wasn’t for the connection she feels with the local barman at the club she frequents, she would be completely alone. She needs to find the cat who will finally scratch that itch that has been bothering her for so long.

Max Rogan’s had to sit back and watch as the shifter he’s been fantasizing about for the past 6 months battles her demons from across his bar. Desperate not to lose Aisha’s friendship, he’s turned a blind eye to her dalliances with the local cliental, all the while knowing that it’s a fruitless endeavor on her part. Only he can satisfy her, body, mind and soul.

In Pretty Kitty, a nice sense of anticipation and longing is created between the two main characters with obvious chemistry. The idea of someone kind and strong silently watching out for you, patiently waiting for the chance to be able to prove himself to you, is very erotic to me. I wasn’t disappointed by the way Aisha and Max’s relationship developed; Aisha being able to share her past with him in the hopes of explaining her behavior strengthened their bond greatly. The imagery of someone stuck on the outskirts, not able to feel part of either the human or shifter world, was very well done. I like how the emphasis is on Aisha’s recovery as she moves on from her ordeal and I was very satisfied by the conclusion to this part of her story. As for the future, I see nothing but arousing possibilities for the nine lives of this Pretty Kitty.

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