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Monday, February 23, 2015

Book Review: Bitten by a Hellcat (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 6) by Felicity Heaton

Bitten by a Hellcat (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 6)
by Felicity Heaton
The sole remaining member of the most famous shifter hunter family in history, Owen Nightingale is a mercenary and a man with a secret held in his closely guarded heart, but when a beautiful rare shifter catches his eye and offers him a job, he has the feeling he’ll be the one paying for helping her—with his heart.

Cait is in a spot of trouble with a capital T. A male hellcat has set his sights on claiming her and she’s one kitty who doesn’t want a collar. When she meets a dark, alluring and mysterious hunter, she sees a chance to rid herself of the male, but the price Owen sets and the fierce passion that burns white-hot between them lures her dangerously under his seductive spell.

Can Owen discover the true intent of the male hellcat and stop Cait from falling into his hands? And can Cait retain control as the heat of desire burns between her and Owen, or will a reckless moment seal both of their fates forever?

Cait is no domestic kitty. As one of the rarest kinds of shifters, this hellcat isn’t about to have some random male collar her and use her as a breeding machine. After being chased for so long by a dangerous male hellcat, she’s had enough. She hires mercenary Owen Nightingale to “get rid of” her problem. The Nightingale family name has long been associated with shifter hunting and not mercenary work. Owen has built a solid reputation as someone not to be messed with but he can’t resist Cait’s plea and what starts off as a job ends up being so much more.

Holy Hellcats! They’re even more bad a** than your everyday cat shifter and Cait definitely backs up that claim. Cait may have needed Owen’s skills as a hunter to resolve her problem but that didn’t mean she sat back and let him do all the heavy lifting. While she was technically the damsel in distress, she didn’t act like it. She was more than willing to jump into a fight and kick some serious booty! You go girl! I loved her!

Secretive Owen is more than capable of handling Cait’s persistent suitor, yet I never felt that he developed a “Me man, you helpless woman” mentality (hate those men). He was always aware of Cait’s strength but he never forgot that she was also a woman he was attracted to. He had such a great balance of tough guy persona and yes, vulnerable human being. He was more than just “the muscle” in the story and that made him a lot more interesting than he seemed in the beginning.

Now for the smooching and sexy parts, you can’t have a Felicity Heaton book without some seriously hot scenes and Bitten by a Hellcat is no exception. The only difference is that I felt Cait and Owen’s romance took the back seat to the bigger problem of the male hellcat, which worked for me. If you had a dangerous hellcat after you with the intention of collaring you, thereby taking away your freedom 
wouldn't that be your first priority? I know it would be mine no matter how delicious the mercenary was! Heaton did a great job at creating those fast paced scenes where Cait and Owen are being pursued by their enemies too! I know I caught myself hyperventilating a couple of times with all the close calls they had.

The sixth book in Felicity Heaton’s Eternal Mates series seems to be a book all its own. There isn’t much of a connection between Bitten by a Hellcat and the previous books except for a scene towards the end which features one of my favorite secondary characters from the first book. Talk about having your curiosity piqued! Each of the previous books had its own special magic that I couldn’t get enough of and Bitten by a Hellcat certainly joins that club.

If you do happen to read Bitten by a Hellcat, please let me know if I’m the only one who pictured Cait’s hellcat form like a character from Pokemon will you? Cause I totally pictured one when she shifted.

Sheep Rating: 4 Sheep

Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series:
Book 7: Taken by a Dragon – coming in 2015

About the Author:
Felicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. 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.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.

In 2011, five of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites. In 2012, she received the GraveTells Author of the Year Award and her vampire romance novel, Heart of Darkness, was selected as a 2013 Epic Ebook Awards finalist in the paranormal romance category.


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    1. Thanks Mary! I've really gotten attached to this series. I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I did.