Monday, June 18, 2012

Beneath the Skin

Title: Beneath the Skin
Author: Lauren Dane
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61921-052-3
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

When Gibson de La Vega meets cats illegally entering their territory, he doesn’t like their hostile attitude. He also doesn’t expect to be ambushed and shot with silver bullets a few hours later, either. Lucky for him he meets Mia and she saves his life by digging the slugs from his body.  She’s everything he finds appealing in a woman. Too bad his brain says she’s part of the Porter family. His heart and cat don’t care. 

Mia survived her military service, only to be attacked with silver once back on US soil. It’s left her physically damaged…weakened and unable to do all the things she wants. She needs to decide what to do with her life and having a sexy alpha cat in her life just complicates things. But their attraction only deeps and if they’re going to survive the ever worsening danger, they’ll need to work together to find a killer. 

Beneath the Skin is the latest release in Lauren Dane’s de La Vega Cats. Due to the continuing storyline and recurring characters, I recommend the books be read in order. 

Mia is much different from the females in the first two books in this series. She’s all cat, all military and knows exactly how to deal with an alpha male. She’s honorable, loyal and determined and I like her. Ms. Dane did a nice job of weaving her personality in with Gibson’s kick-ass protective alpha cat and then adds in blistering sexual attraction, humor and bantering conversation. It’s well-written, fast-paced, fun, entertaining and deals nicely with numerous characters from the previous books. I really enjoyed the back story placed throughout the story. Not just about the history of what happened with Mia’s family but also some interesting twists and turns in Gibson’s family, leading to some suspense filled moments . I look forward to the next book in the series.

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