Catnap by Shelly Munro

Story: 6.5

Presentatio: 8

Total: 14.5

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Paranormal Gay Erotic

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Blurb: Kiran is a tiger shifter without a past. Plucked from a hospital by Rohan and Ambar Patel, he has no recollection of arriving in Auckland. Nothing is familiar, but he’s sure of one thing. Rohan Patel is an attractive man. He fires Kiran with longing. A stolen kiss and Kiran knows exactly what he wants.

Rohan’s desire for the stranger steals his breath and pushes forward his plans to tell his sister he prefers males. Hurried embraces lead to an understanding, their growing relationship exhilarating. The urgent hunger between them is palpable, guaranteed to make any tiger purr with pleasure.

But weird flashes of memory hint at Kiran’s terrible past. The truth might blow apart his blossoming romance with Rohan and hurt his new Middlemarch friends. A dilemma—push Rohan away or hold him close and place his lover in danger. It’s a difficult choice, then it’s too late. Danger stalks through Middlemarch, and they must fight for their love and their lives.

Review: Catnap is a fun jaunt from Auckland, New Zealand to Middlemarch. The story begins with an exciting rescue of an injured tiger shifter. Kiran takes one look at Rohan and he wants to fuck. It isn’t make love or flowery emotion, it’s raw, primitive animal attraction and it’s palpable. And the story ends with danger, violence, and revealed secrets that tug on the emotions of all the characters involved. And in this book the large cast of characters add to the color and flavor of the world Ms. Munro has created. However, the problem with this book is a boring middle. I found myself reading simply to get to the next entertaining part but not really enjoying the journey. When the sex eventually happens between our two male shifter heroes, it’s hot and triggers all the expected responses. But by the end, I felt the love connection to be too sweet, overstated and emasculated the maleness of Rohan and Kiran.

That said, I think this world and these cats are worth exploring. With this being the eighth book in the series, I will be on the prowl for more.

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