Sunday, April 5, 2015

Resisting the Cougar by Jessie Donovan

Title:  Resisting the Cougar
Series:  Cascade Shifters #2
Author:  Jessie Donovan
Published: April 3/15
Length:  180pgs
Genre:  paranormal romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

President of an organization fighting for the right of shifters and humans to marry each other, Claire Davis needs the support of a local shifter clan or her cause is doomed. Even though she's human, she finds a way to reach out to the Clan DarkStalker cougar-shifters. Once she arrives on their land, she learns what it will take to garner their support and her life will never be the same.

As head sentry of Clan DarkStalker, Aidan Scott has more important things to do than fetch a human from a secret location. Only because he's loyal to his clan leader does he agree. Yet before long, the human female tempts him in a way he hasn't felt since his mate died five years ago.

In order to make the world a better place for humans and shifters, the pair must work together and avoid capture by the authorities. What neither expected was to find their own happily ever after in each other.

My Review:

Donovan returns to the world of the Cascade Shifters with a flair and style that will keep you hooked. She brings this world to life in a very vivid manner that makes the world easy to picture. Not only does Donovan bring her world to life, but she develops the various types of shifters very well. I loved getting to know more about the mating ceremonies, and of the histories of the packs. This all enhanced the fast paced, at times shocking plot that kept me coming back for more. The combined undertones of segregation and racial differences really make this story pop.

The main characters in this novel were a joy to get to know. Donovan develops them on many different levels, allowing readers to really get to know them. Aiden’s alpha male persona was tempered by his sense of self doubt that made him the perfect mate for Claire. Claire’s concern for Chloe did me in. This insta-family tugged at my heart in a way that made me want to see them succeed. They also really showed shifters at their best.

As a whole, this novel embodied all that’s best about Donovan’s shifter world. It was a fantastic, fast paced, at times rather heated novel that kept me wanting more.

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