Feline Persuasion by Cheyenne Meadows ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

FelinePersuasionLGTitle: Feline Persuasion

Author: Cheyenne Meadows

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 07/16/2014

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: M/M Romance, Menage/Poly, Paranormal

Blurb:

When tiger shifter Cade turns an oily owner of a consultation firm over to the FBI, he finds himself with a hit man on his heels. Chester was in possession of security-breaching national secrets, and even more concerning, evidence that shifters exist, and if it got out, trouble would follow for all shifters. So now Cade is on the run. He holes up in an isolated hideout where he doesn’t expect anyone to find him–least of all a former one-night stand.

Alpha lion shifter Micah can’t shake Cade from his mind. They spent one glorious night together before Cade ran off without leaving even a name. He’s determined to find his runaway and protect what he’s come to think as his despite Cade’s one and done rule. He surprises Cade in his secret nest in the forest, learns the reason for Cade’s self-imposed exile, and decides to call for help. This nets them Stone: a top-of-the-line bodyguard and the one man Micah can’t stand. Stone isn’t thrilled either. He can think of better things to do than spend days in the wilderness with the uppity alpha who stomps on his last nerve.

Despite their differences and history, they need to find a way to survive and expose the traitor in their midst. They also realize chances at love are fleeting unless you grab the opportunity between your teeth and hold on for one wild ride.

My View:

Feline Persuasion is the second title by Cheyenne Meadows I have read. I keep looking at her books and thinking “oh that looks interesting”. Then, I remember my first experience and cringe. I was less than impressed. However, a reader of this blog asked for us to review Feline Persuasion. Since I am currently in a shifter mood, I thought I would give it a chance. See if the author could change my perception.

She has succeeded. I can’t say that this story is the end-all-be-all of shifter stories, but it was a couple of hours of good hot fun. Actually “hot” is a bit of an overstatement. There is a fair amount plot in this long novella. There is only a, relatively speaking, a small portion of the book devoted to sex. Mostly, it is devoted to the connection between our three men.

There is also a bit of a mystery. However, the solving of the mystery is somewhat hidden, as it is a cyber crime and, therefore, hard to show on page. What can be shown is. As a computer geek, I enjoyed that aspect of the story. I don’t get too many hacker stories to sink my teeth into.

What I found lacking the most was character development. In a story of this length, there is usually something that suffers. This time, it was the backstories and personalities of the characters. With the exception of Cade telling us his all too predictable tale of heartbreak, the histories of the three are largely glossed over. The characters are fairly flat in their interests and temperaments.

I will certainly be giving Ms. Meadows’ other shifter stories a chance as time permits. I think that I have one in my queue as we speak for review later this month.

Links

Feline Persuasion on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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