Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Date published: April 2012
Reviewed by Tammy
Obtained via Publisher
Jodi Redford’s CAT SCRATCH FEVER is a cat and wolf love story that scratches that itch for steamy shapeshifter sex.
Lilly Prescott is a lynx shifter determined to talk her neighbor into selling her land that her grandfather lost gambling years before. Werewolf Dante Morgan has no intention of selling any part of his land to the annoying cat next door. But when he walks up on Lilly in the throes of heat, suddenly he is thinking about other ways they might be able to help each other that could be much more satisfying than bickering.
Jodi Redford’s CAT SCRATCH FEVER was a nicely paced and well told love story of a wolf shifter and the cat he is surprised to find himself mating. The story was funny, surprising and yes, hot. The characters were both well defined and complex. On the downside, though the storyline was entertaining, this reader found the ending a bit abrupt and left a lot of questions unanswered.
Dante’s father expects him to marry a truly horrid wolfshifter, Anna, which will bring with her a great deal of money for the pack. Dante would rather eat nails, or in this case, mate with a cat. His father feels certain the pack will not stand for it. Unfortunately, the book ends before we actually find out how this mating plays out with the pack, though if Dante’s cousins are any indication, Lilly is far more preferable than Anna any day of the week. There is a showdown of sorts between the two women, but the story winds up tied up in a nice shiny ribbon of a happy ending shortly thereafter. This reader was hoping that Lilly would prove herself worthy of leading the pack alongside Dante. But the story ended before that could happen.
All in all, Jodi Redford’s CAT SCRATCH FEVER does manage to scratch that itch for shapeshifter loving, but failed to generate much excitement for future books.
em>This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.