Hellcat by Isabel Bran
Series: Therian World
Published by Pronoun on August 29, 2017
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Lion Therian Nikolas Spiros, owner of the most extraordinaire mane in existence, is facing a dilemma–should he apply an avocado hair mask or the olive oil one? Being the King of the Jungle is tough work!
When a crazy ex –you should never trust a hyena– hacks into his magazine’s website, a Cyber Security Expert is hired to fix things. But weird, geeky, Lee Ryan is nothing like he expected. Blind to his greatness, she tests him at every turn. And that’s without mentioning his furry side’s obsession with her.
A mysterious breed of Therian, Lee has been hiding her whole life. Part of a prophecy told before the Roman Empire fell, she’s been constantly chased by an ancient cult who wants her blood. But now she’s done. No more running. They want to dance? She’ll tango with them. Of course, that was all before she met the most arrogant, over-confident, accidentally funny male in the world. And the worst part? He may be her mate.
For Nik, protecting Lee from danger is the easy part. Convincing her she’s his? Well, that’s going to take some work.
Good thing he’s irresistible.
Shifters had never been so hot… or so hilarious! Welcome to the Therian world!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
We all know I’m a huge lover of quirky characters who give me lots of fast-paced snarky banter but there is such thing as too much of a good thing. Sadly, Hellcat crossed the line before the first chapter was done. I like my humor and snark to be enhancements to a good story, not completely overshadow it which is what happened here. I think you could have cut half the conversations and not hurt the actual story itself one bit. Now don’t get me wrong, there is lots to love here, but it’s buried under everything else.
What saved the story was Lee. In fact, I thought she was pretty damn kickass. She’d been dealt a crap hand but she had some aces in the hole to help her keep ahead of the crazy loons hell-bent on destroying her.
On the flipside, I just could not wrap my head around Nik. In fact, he got on my last nerve with his arrogance, obnoxiousness, and cluelessness. To make matters worse, there was not an alpha bone in his body let alone a beta one. He came off as one big old wuss. Now he was kind of funny in his utter ridiculousness, but in my opinion, he would have been far better suited as a side character. I found myself feeling sorry for Lee that she got saddled with such an asshat for a mate.
Hellcat is snarky, funny, with lots of action both of the sexy kind and the violent kind. I did enjoy parts of it, BUT, I also thought a less is more approach would have made it twice as good. I’m having a hard time deciding if I want to continue on with the series. I’m just going to have to wait to see what kind of hero the next book will have before I decide whether to keep reading.
3 There Is Such Thing As Too Much Snark Stars
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