Flora Reviews… Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Courted by her Cougar by Felicity Heaton. The third book in her new paranormal romance series, Cougar Creek Mates.
Read: 3rd – 6th September 2018
My Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars
Publication date: 8th September 2018.
So what’s this book about?
Courted by her Cougar is the third novella (approx 163 pages) in Ms Heaton’s new paranormal romance series, Cougar Creek Mates. The series features four, sexy cougar shifter brothers; Rath, Cobalt, Storm and Flint. Cougar Creek Mates is set in the same world as Ms Heaton’s London Vampires and Eternal Mates series. Both adult paranormal romance series that I can’t recommend enough!
The world’s inhabited by a multitude of supernatural beings, including; shifters of every animal imaginable, elves, demons, vampires, fallen angels and witches. Together with the human covert organisation, Archangel. Their mandate is to find, study and kill all non-human species that pose a danger to mankind. Although many employees and supporters of the organisation believe anyone who is different poses a threat!
I focus my reviews on how the story was told rather than the plot itself. I’m looking at the author’s writing style, how they paced their plots and how well they constructed their characters and setting. Therefore, my reviews don’t contain spoilers or reveal plot twists.
Here’s what the official blurb has to say about the story.
Madness is sweeping through Cougar Creek, and Flint wants no part of it. The fever has two of his brothers in love already, and Flint is damned if he’s giving up the bachelor life to tie himself to one female, but when a perimeter sweep has him running into an exotic and enthralling beauty who rouses his instincts as a cougar shifter and a male, the hunt is on.
All Yasmin is interested in is making sure her friend, Ivy, is safe, but the alluring black-haired man with a wicked smile she meets on the path to the creek has her thinking about other things. When an incident at Cougar Creek leads to her revealing a secret, and Flint’s persistence pushes her to a rash decision, her entire world is in danger of being turned upside down.
With the gathering in full swing, and males determined to prove their worth to Yasmin, Flint discovers he’s not immune to the madness sweeping through the creek, because he’ll do whatever it takes to claim victory and win Yasmin’s heart… no matter how dangerous it is.
You don’t need to read any of the books in the Eternal Mates series, London Vampires series or the previous Cougar Creek Mates books to enjoy this one. Ms Heaton weaves any relevant information about the world and past adventures that the reader needs into this story. I can also confirm that the romance aspect of this tale is concluded to my satisfaction by the end too.
I was given an unedited digital version of this book (eARC) for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence or affect this review. This is my candid opinion about the writing style and story.
So, what did I like about it?
I am already a huge fan of Ms Heaton’s writing style; it’s the way she creates a very believable paranormal world and then fills it with complex, multifaceted characters and then inter-weaves their tales against a gripping adventure that draws me in and keeps me gripped.
We meet our leading romantic couple during the first couple of chapters and I really liked their complexities. I don’t think that I’m giving anything away, when I say that Courted by her Cougar is a paranormal romance tale. Therefore, when our hero, Flint states categorically that “There was no damned way he was going to get caught up in whatever fever was sweeping the creek. No way at all.” I chuckled out loud, we know different, don’t we dear readers.
I definitely enjoy a story more if the lead female character is intelligent, resilient and has plenty of gumption and I wasn’t disappointed here; oh my goodness, Yasmin was a great leading lady. We heard about Yasmin in the first book as she’s best friends with Ivy. I already liked her from what I’d learned through Ivy and I’m happy to say she lived up to my expectations and then some.
I love Ms Heaton’s books because makes the most explicit sex scenes very romantic. The erotic liaisons in this novella are balanced with beautifully written imagery and poignant internal dialogue from the minds of Flint and Yasmin; the tender insights into their inner fears and emotional confusion throughout this book was heart-warming to read.
I would just like to say that I think Felicity also writes amazing fight scenes; great prose that dumps you right in the middle of the action and a pace and tension that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
I loved that Courted by her Cougar had adrenaline pumping action, tension, shocking twists and heart-warming HEA moments. In short, it was the purrr-fect paranormal romance.
So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
OK, so here’s when I have to be completely honest.
Yes, I gave it 5 stars but I’m continued to be a little miffed about the Neanderthal attitudes of the cougar males in this series. I understand that it’s all part of the animal aspect of these paranormal shifters and decided that it’s not a big enough niggle to lose a star over. Our leading males prove that it take more than that to win the hearts of their fated mates.
So, basically what I’m saying is…
I really loved this paranormal romance novella. It’s got everything that I’m looking for in a great story. Action, romance, passion, humour and enough titillation to keep me blushing on the bus. I couldn’t put this book down!
There are scenes of explicit sexual content and graphic violence in this book. Therefore, I’d only recommend it to adults who aren’t offended by scenes of this sort.
I’d recommend Courted by her Cougar to adults who love relationship and romance stories. Especially those with passion and just a little bit of bite.
So, has my review of COURTED BY HER COUGAR (COUGAR CREEK MATES #3) encouraged you to find out more? Click on any of the links below to check out the book or the series for yourself. Keep reading to find out more about the author.
Cougar Creek Mates
A hot series featuring four sexy cougar shifter brothers set in the same world as the Eternal Mates series. Follow Rath, Cobalt, Storm and Flint as they fight to win the hearts of the women who have captured theirs.
If you haven’t read any of the Cougar Creek Mates books yet, it’s never too late to start your adventure. Read my thoughts on each one or buy them for yourself using the links below.
- Claimed by her Cougar (Cougar Creek Mates #1) (2018)
- Captured by her Cougar (Cougar Creek Mates #2) (2018)
- Courted by her Cougar (Cougar Creek Mates #3) (2018)
- Craved by her Cougar (Cougar Creek Mates #4) (2018)
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About The Author
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!
If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
Which of her series are for you?
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. Or if you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling London Vampires series. Seven sexy and sinful Greek god brothers can be your new addiction in the Guardians of Hades series. Or how about four hot alpha shifter brothers in her Cougar Creek Mates series? Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at her Eternal Mates series.
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