Thursday, June 8, 2017

Cougar Bait by Evangeline Anderson

Samantha Becker is a busy and talented trauma surgeon with no time for nonsense. Her sister may have a special Shifter Gene, but Sammie is fairly certain she doesn’t have it, and she’s happy with her life the way it is. She doesn’t need the complicated Shifter lifestyle, and she certainly doesn’t need Liam Keller: Alpha cougar, Mayor of Cougarville and undercover billionaire. She hates him, but Liam is unable to get the curvy surgeon out of his head.

But the Shifter world isn’t ready to let Sammie go. She’s being stalked by someone who’s desperate for Shifter hormones, and Liam takes it upon himself to protect Sammie from harm. Things begin heating up between Sammie and Liam, but will they have to succumb to their inner animals in order to save Sammie’s life?

Cougar Bait is fun, sexy and will take readers on an emotional thrill ride.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Cougar Bait is the second installment in the Cougarville series, and I'd suggest against reading it as a standalone. Cougar Bait starts off immediately where Buck Naked ended, this time Sadie's sister, Samantha, is our narrator.

Samantha saves Keller's life after his fight with Mathis. Mathis and Sadie go off into the sunset (woods) and Samantha spends nearly 24-hours operating on and attending to Keller's life-threatening injuries. After the reasons why the fight occurred, Samantha hightails it to Vegas for the conference she's missing, because her job was done and their problems aren't her problems.

Keller feels responsible for Samantha's life, a life for a life, after she saved his. Stubborn and independent, Samantha doesn't heed Keller's words of advice and caution.

The heat and intensity between Keller and Samantha were off the charts. Some of the scenes were a first for me, and each scene was unique (no repeats). Cougar Bait is a sexy, erotic novel.

I did have a bit of a problem with Samantha's personality. Not the stubbornness and independence. But how a world-renowned surgeon was such an idiot, with no common sense, or the ability to deduce anything about a given situation. Around the 80% mark, I was so frustrated with her characterization, I almost threw in the towel. I say this every time... all that schooling, all that life experience, while it may not mature the emotions, it however won't allow the doctor to act too stupid to live – repeatedly. I found it hard to swallow how for the sake of conflict, miscommunication abound, Samantha began to act like a tween girl without a functioning brain in her head.

I adore the series, calling it a guilty pleasure, and I look forward to more to come.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F Shifter Romance
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Samantha is an amazing trauma surgeon. She saves the life of Cougarville Mayor Liam Keller, even after he attempted to kill her sister’s mate, Mathis. She loves her sister and they have always had a beautiful bond that allows them to feel when the other is in danger or something is wrong. While in Cougarville, she sees things that she would have thought to be impossible. Her sister is now a large herbivore shifter and can’t wait to have more children with her new mate, Mathis. Samantha’s world is kind of spinning, but she pulls herself together, checks on Liam, whom she had performed surgery on the previous night, and then decides that she’s going to attend a conference in Las Vegas.

Liam Keller is closed off to love. He is a successful businessman and the mayor of Cougarville, but he will never love again. He tried that once and it was disastrous. So now, he is simply looking for someone to provide him with an heir and he will be happy. When he meets Samantha, he realizes how special she is. But because she’s not rejuvenating, he thinks that his chances with her are slim. He needs a “juvie” in order to produce an heir.

Despite her insistence that Liam not follow her to Las Vegas, that she is not in danger, Liam knows that Vegas is very dangerous for Samantha. What ensues is both chilling and heroic. Samantha is attacked and Liam is there to save her. Against both of their instincts, both Samantha and Liam begin to develop feelings for each other.

Fears and past experiences get in the way, but in the end, both Samantha and Liam have to decide whether or not they will let their fears win or if love can truly heal all wounds.

I can’t wait to see what happens next!

This is the second in the series and follows on directly from the last book. It concentrates on Sadie's twin, Samantha, who had come to Cougarville worried about her sister.

We are taught to loathe Liam Keller in the first book, so he has to work very hard to convince us that he is a good guy, and possibly even harder with Samantha, even if she is deeply attracted to him. The storyline is really engaging, and whilst it conforms with other shifter 'rules,' it has some good twists that add to the plot. It was fun to see Fiona again, and the relationships between Mathis, the twins, and Keller have all to be resolved by the end of the book. I love the hint at what might happen next – both in terms of Cougarville, but also with the mayhem that may have been set off by the researcher.

Looking forward to the next installment, thank you, Ms. Anderson.

Also Available in the Cougarville Series

Book 1
Buy Links

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B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our Buck Naked post.

Evangeline Anderson is the author of the Brides of the Kindred, Alien Mate Index, and Born to Darkness series. She lives in Florida, and to her delight, she gets paid for having a dirty mind.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Cougar Bait (Cougarville #2) by Evangeline Anderson to read and review.

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