Cougar Bait by Evangeline Anderson
Also in this series: Buck Naked
Published by Swerve on June 6, 2017
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Samantha Becker is a busy and talented trauma surgeon with no time for nonsense. Her sister may have a special Shifter Gene, but Sammie is fairly certain she doesn’t have it, and she’s happy with her life the way it is. She doesn’t need the complicated Shifter lifestyle, and she certainly doesn’t need Liam Keller: Alpha cougar, Mayor of Cougarville and undercover billionaire. She hates him, but Liam is unable to get the curvy surgeon out of his head.
But the Shifter world isn’t ready to let Sammie go. She’s being stalked by someone who’s desperate for Shifter hormones, and Liam takes it upon himself to protect Sammie from harm. Things begin heating up between Sammie and Liam, but will they have to succumb to their inner animals in order to save Sammie’s life?
Cougar Bait is fun, sexy and will take readers on an emotional thrill ride.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I was hoping the Cougarville series would turn into one of those cute, quirky, paranormal series set in a funny little town. That hope crashed and burned with Cougar Bait.
Any cuteness to be had was quickly quashed by the absolutely TSTL heroine, Samantha. She refused to believe that she had the shifter gene like her twin sister did. She then ran straight to where she was told would be a dangerous place for her if the gene did happen to activate. Ugh.
The hero, Keller, was the villain in Buck Naked (Cougarville #1) and recuperating after getting his ass kicked We are supposed to believe the guy who went to such lengths, like kidnapping, to make sure he could mate with Samantha’s twin and now suddenly is this wonderful guy who really wasn’t interested in that twin, he was trying to save her. We are also supposed to believe he’s now this super rich, super smart guy worthy of being with the brilliant surgeon. Yeah…no.
And then there were the huge plot holes. Huge! For instance, Keller’s been laying in a hospital bed too beat up to move, yet when he discovers Samantha has taken off to Vegas, he shifts and is almost all better. Why didn’t he do that in the first place?
Once things moved to Vegas, the plot got interesting, but Samantha’s refusal to see reason again had me rolling my eyes. I did finish Cougar Bait, but barely. I won’t be reading the next book in the Cougarville Series.
Rating: 2 Eye Rolling Stars
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