I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Eternal Mates #6
Published by Independent on February 15, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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!
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 he’ll be the one paying for helping her—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 she’s one kitty who doesn’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?
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 🙂
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