Wednesday, January 4, 2012

CAT’S PRIDE by Stormy Glenn

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Date Published: November 2011
ISBN 1-61926-014X
M/M/M Paranormal/Shapeshifter Ménage
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Self-Purchase

When Stellen wouldn’t claim Benji as his mate, Benji decided to leave before Stellen could hurt him even more. His heart broken, that was three years ago. Nowadays, all Benji can do is try to keep his head down, try not to make waves and find a way to survive quietly. But trouble looms over Benji and a call to Stellen by a local alpha, has Stellen thrilled to finally have found the one person he wanted but thought he couldn’t have. Sending Kade, a rogue lion shifter to investigate the trouble Benji is in has Kade in a rage. Someone is harming Benji and he refuses to let anything happen to the little man. For Kade learns, Benji is his mate and once Stellen gets there, all hell breaks loose. Can Kade, Stellen and Benji find a way to heal the hurts caused years ago and heal the man they both have fallen in love with?

CAT’S PRIDE is another hit for Stormy Glenn. You got lion shifters-sexy, alpha men who make your knees weak with just a glance, sexual tension you can cut with a knife and a broken heart that needs healing among other things. Ms. Glenn delivers a strong story of one man who finds he needs to leave his pride in order to be happy after his mate rejects him. Feeling like no one wants him, Benji is just trying to find a place where he can fit in and live in peace. But trouble follows and soon Benji finds himself facing not just his mate, Stellen, but another man who draws him as well.

Ms. Glenn’s characters fairly leap off the page here and the reader gets to see them warts and all. I absolutely adored the characters here. Ms. Glenn has a way of creating some magical characters that are quite sympathetic to the reader. Benji is a man who feels dejected, rejected and alone. Kade is a lone lion, enforcing the rules for the shifter community and Stellen is an alpha who thinks he knows everything, when in fact he is clueless. I love the dynamics between all three men and the fact that Benji is stronger than he looks, had me cheering for him to finally get the love he so richly deserved. There were several secondary characters that I hope come back with stories of their own in the future.

Stormy Glenn left me with a smile when I finished CAT’S PRIDE. The story was one I truly wanted to see a character get his happily ever after. The writing was tight, storyline flowed smoothly and I recommend you grab a towel because the sexual tension between Kade, Benji and Stellen heats things up to boiling. I can’t wait to see what this author has in store for her readers next.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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