Bitten by a Hellcat| My TBR List #COYER #2016HW Review

January 30, 2016 My TBR List, Reviews 24


My TBR List is a meme hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading where we get some help picking out what to read next. We sit for hours looking through our TBR lists wondering when we will ever get to that one book we were dying to read when we added it 3 months ago or maybe even a year. So each month we pick 3 books from our TBRs and let everyone else vote on which one to read. We announce the book the second week and by the end of the month, we review it!

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Bitten by a Hellcat| My TBR List #COYER #2016HW ReviewBitten by a Hellcat by Felicity Heaton
Series: Eternal Mates #6
Published by Independent on February 15, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 163
Format: eARC
Source: Author

The sole remaining member of the most famous shifter hunter family in history, Owen Nightingale is a mercenary and a man with a secret held in his closely guarded heart, but when a beautiful rare shifter catches his eye and offers him a job, he has the feeling heโ€™ll be the one paying for helping herโ€”with his heart.

Cait is in a spot of trouble with a capital T. A male hellcat has set his sights on claiming her and sheโ€™s one kitty who doesnโ€™t want a collar. When she meets a dark, alluring and mysterious hunter, she sees a chance to rid herself of the male, but the price Owen sets and the fierce passion that burns white-hot between them lures her dangerously under his seductive spell.

Can Owen discover the true intent of the male hellcat and stop Cait from falling into his hands? And can Cait retain control as the heat of desire burns between her and Owen, or will a reckless moment seal both of their fates forever?

For the most part, it was really nice to return to Felicity Heaton’s writing and world of Eternal Mates with Bitten by a Hellcat. I really love her writing style and her characters. Plus, a Hellcat?! Hell yes!

That being said, Bitten by a Hellcat was far from my favorite in the series. For one, I’m still really missing the characters we were introduced to in the first couple books. Those first 3 (or 4?) felt more like they fit together and these other books just feel tangential. There WAS a storyline I was following and I feel like it’s missing. We got a 3 to 4 sentence mention of Bleu in Bitten by a Hellcat and that’s it. I did get the feeling something else significant was going on for that main story line, but it kinda sucks to not know what’s going on there.

My other complaint would be that unlike pretty much all the other books in the series, Bitten by a Hellcat actually felt like instalove. I guess technically they all have that facet, but the way they were setup it felt more biological… This one, they were swooning before the blood exchange. So much so that I started to wonder if it would ever happen.

I know it seems like I’m bitching a lot and then giving a 3.5 star rating doesn’t seem to match up. But it does. Because my wants from this series are higher. Felicity set the bar high with the first few books and I want them all to be that 4.5-5 star experience I had. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it. I did. A lot. I liked Cait and Owen. Their stories were interesting, their characters complicated. I certainly would like to see more of them. Just I want to see them with the original host of characters. Please. That’s all ๐Ÿ™‚

3.5 stars pretty good

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About Felicity Heaton


Felicity Heaton is a USA Today and international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If youโ€™re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch check out her Mailing List or find her at the following places:


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24 Responses to “Bitten by a Hellcat| My TBR List #COYER #2016HW Review”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    I can’t remember what I rated this one…I just went to check. I gave it 4.5 stars but I gave Heaton kudos for all the action sequences and vivid world details. I get what you mean about the over-arching plot being missing though. And I do miss those characters from the earlier books. If I remember correctly, the last few I read had more appearances from those earlier characters and seemed like it was moving that over-arching plot along. But I’m way past ready for Bleu’s story. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great review, Berls! I’m glad you enjoyed (mostly) your return to the Eternal Mates world. {{{hugs}}}
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    • Berls

      I love Heaton, but I’m hard on those I love lol! I agree the action was good. I’m also way over ready for Bleu’s story! I hear it’s next (though I’m still behind). Hope your week got off to a good start!

  2. Shaunesay

    I know exactly what you mean, you really fall for certain characters, and then they move on and you’re like, this is great but lets get back to so and so! I have that feeling about the Black Dagger Brotherhood, honestly. I was obsessed and read them back to back until I got through the books where Vishous featured prominently and then I was still interested, but not really as much and just wanted more parts with him! lol! Hopefully she’ll bring your faves back in!
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    • Berls

      Thanks! I’ve heard lots of people feel that way about Black Dagger Brotherhood. I’ve only read the first one so far, but really want to read the rest.

      • Shaunesay

        I have enjoyed them all, it’s just I think everyone connects more with one of them than the rest, so when you’re past that character’s book, you’re kind of starved for glimpses of them. They are different in that she continues to follow everyone’s timelines more or less and it looks like she’s coming back around to featuring the main brothers again. It’s a fantastic series, I really love it!
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  3. Melanie Simmons

    I missed the main storyline in these novellas as well. I’m excited for Bleu’s story which is coming out later this year. I’m hoping it will go back to the overall plotline of the series. All of these other stories, while good, are pretty much standalone stories set in the same world. You might see a character here and there, but that’s about it.
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    • Berls

      Oh good! I’ve been really anxious for his story. I’m fine with these novellas, but I wish there weren’t so many of them between books from the main story line ๐Ÿ™

  4. Lola

    I am glad you enjoyed this one, although that’s a bit sad you didn’t meet the characters that were introduced int he firts few books again. And that’s too bad about the insta love, not a fan of those, but when they are well written or still feel more biological, that’s definitely better. Sounds like the first few books where so good that the later books feel a bit disapointing. Great review!
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  5. Sarah

    I completely understand griping, but yet liking a book, especially when it is a series you love, you expect more from them. Hopefully future ones will tie back to the characters you love. It sounds like a really interesting series.
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    • Berls

      I’m really hoping that the next book will be back to the characters Iove. It seems possible so fingers crossed!

    • Berls

      Thanks Lexxie! You too ๐Ÿ™‚ I know, it had been too long since I read any Heaton. I seriously recommend this series, even if I haven’t loved the later books as much as the earlier ones.

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