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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you purchase the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Title: Craved by her Cougar
Author: Felicity Heaton
Series: Cougar Creek Mates #4
Published by Self-published on September 29, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: eBook, ARC
For the last twenty years, Cobalt has burned with a need of one female, a beautiful raven-haired cougar who captured his heart the moment he set eyes on her. His position as pride protector has been a blessing at past mating gatherings, keeping females away, but this time it feels like the worst of curses, because the female who has bewitched him so thoroughly is taking part for the first time and all he can do is watch as males battle for her.
As much as she hates the way her mother controls everything in her life, Ember is thankful for it as she constantly turns away suitors, unaware of the pain she’s sparing Ember from with every male she rejects. Every male who isn’t the gorgeous blond with darkness in his eyes and an easy smile she burns for with an intensity that scares her, awakens feelings in her that have her verging on doing something reckless. Damaged goods he might be, dangerous and unpredictable, but with every contest over her that pulls her closer to her doom, she grows more determined to follow her heart, no matter the consequences.
With every fight over the right to Ember, the tethers on Cobalt’s feelings twist and threaten to snap, a torment he cannot bear and one that has him willing to risk it all, because a single kiss would make even the harshest punishment worth it. He would die for one moment with her… his fated mate.
Craved by Her Cougar is the fourth and final book in the Cougar Creek Mates series, however, it can be read as a standalone. The series focuses on four brothers, Flint, Rath, Storm and Cobalt. Craved by Her Cougar is Cobalt’s story.
I am a big fan of Felicity Heaton, but for some reason I was not feeling this story. I guess it is due in part to the fact that the plot-line for this installment was similar to that of the previous books. The story centres on the gathering, where male cougar shifters fight to prove themselves as suitable mates for female shifters who have attained maturity. Cobalt’s position as a protector for the pride rendered him ineligible from taking part in the gathering, which was never a problem until now. The woman he loves, his fated mate was now eligible to be a part of the gathering.
Cobalt is a man haunted by his past and events he considered failures and he believes he is not a suitable mate for Ember.
I was curious to learn about Cobalt after meeting him in the previous installments. However, after reading his story, I was disappointed. He is aggressive by nature, and always itching for a fight, yet he refused to fight for the woman he loved. I found his constant state of denial regarding his feelings for Ember frustrating.
I enjoyed getting to know Ember. She grew throughout the story. It thrilled me when she stood up to her mom, who made it her mission to meddle in her life. Ember knew what she wanted, and she went after it.
Heaton writes intense and exciting fight scenes, and this was no different. Her descriptions and attention to detail would make readers feel as if they were at the scene.
Craved by Her Cougar is a short read. The writing was good, but the story was bland. I would read a book of this size in one sitting, but I kept putting it aside, therefore it took me several sittings over a two-day period to complete it.
Although I did not enjoy this as I hoped, I know there are other readers who enjoyed it. If you love shifter romance, you can try this one; you may have better luck than I did.