Review What’s New Pussycat?
Derrick Adams is not happy. His pack of wolves isn’t like all the others. He’s got a brother who found his life-mate in the pound, a cousin who’s a vegetarian and now he has a lifemate of his own and she isn’t barking.
Martine Brooks is in a pickle. Derrick Adams is in a jam.
Pickles and jam. Not exactly a hot combo. Unless the “pickle” is a sultry, sassy cat shifter and the “jam” is a gorgeous hunk of wolf.
Derrick is cursed to die if he doesn’t make the woot-woot with his life mate on the night of the next full moon. Martine’s been held captive by a power-hungry warlock for six long months, forced to do his bidding before finding herself stuffed in a cat carrier and ditched at a 7-Eleven.
After rescuing her from a dumpster, Derrick and Martine strike a mutually beneficial deal: Mate, save a life, walk away—both alive and kicking. Win! Yet, there are kinks in the plan. Like the fact that Martine’s one-time captor is on the hunt, planning to extinguish all of her nine lives at once. Or the fact the curse threatening Derrick’s life is about to throw him a monster curve ball.
But the biggest kink might prove to be Derrick and Martine themselves, two avowed commitment-phobes…who are beginning to wonder what forever looks like.
In this second book in the series, it picks up right where the first one left off. Derrick finds his life mate in the form of an abandoned kitty in a cat carrier in a dumpster. Martine wakes up in the cat carrier not knowing how she got there. She just knows that she is free for now. She agrees to mate with Derrick and have death sex to save him, in exchange for a no questions asked relationship, leaving with no strings attached later. Derrick knows something serious is going on but agrees to her terms. When things start turning up weird in Cedar Glen, Derrick starts to worry. Can he protect Martine and save his own life in the process?
I have to tell you this book was so much fun to read. The characters are hilarious, strong-minded and determined. Derrick has that I don’t need a mate attitude and Martine has had a horrible past that has scared her from relationships. Their chemistry is magnetic and the fit well together, falling into an easy relationship. I am loving the way that Dakota is telling these stories. She leaves each book with an ending that keeps the reader (that’s us fans) wanting more. This book ending has you going oh holy hell! All of her characters are unique and have wonderful personalities. The books have a steady pace. And she uses the pace to set up more avenues for more books. She is creating an incredible world in Cedar Glen. Can’t wait to see what she has in store next!!! Stay tuned for Book 3 ……. Happy Reading Peeps!