Book Reviews

The Cat that Snared the Tom (Shifter's Regime 2) by Charlie Richards at eXtasy Books

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 15-October-2018

Book Blurb

For over a century, Lachlan Addair worked for the Shifter Council as an enforcer. When the ruling body decided to open a new investigative branch, Lachlan was the first to volunteer. Infiltrating and exploring a shifter unit without detection is right up his curious cat’s alley. When Lachlan’s duty to report the causes of strife within a lynx pride has him slipping into Councilman Goldstein’s estate undetected—just for fun, of course—Lachlan stumbles across Thad—his mate. Unfortunately, the wild turkey shifter is standoffish and brusque. He doesn’t trust Lachlan and makes no secret that he thinks the mate-pull is nothing but a trick of the pheromones—something he is determined to ignore. Lachlan loves a good puzzle and is undeterred. He admires Thad’s loyalty and uses his extensive wiles to cultivate a little of that for himself. When Lachlan is injured wrapping up a case, will it be the catalyst his mate uses to reject Lachlan—his job could bring so much danger to his flock, after all—and send him on his way?

Book Review

A tale of reluctant mates, a cat shifter/enforcer ready to change his life, and a fierce wild turkey shifter who grew up in captivity and is determined to be independent are at the center of this second story in the ‘Shifters Regime’ series. While the shifter council and its shenanigans play a role, the focus is really on the continued integration of the previously captive bird shifter flock whose members are trying to build a new life. Many have already found their mates, but not everyone is happy to enter a new bond they can’t escape from.

Thad is a wild turkey shifter and does not believe in mates – or so he says. The secret envy with which he watches his flock mates who are deliriously happy with their various partners is not something he will admit to. His resistance is considerable, but once he gives in? I had no idea a wild turkey in shifted form could be this tough!

Lachlan is a cat shifter who loves his job, adores puzzles, and will circumvent the rules whenever he sees a need to test a security arrangement. He believes in mates, but isn’t so sure there is someone out there for him. After a hundred years as an enforcer he is also ready for something new – and Thad definitely qualifies as that and more!

If you like shifter worlds where danger is always around the corner, if you want to watch two strangers get used to each other before they become intimate, and if you’re looking for a read with lots of courting, suspense, and a very happy ending, then you might like this novella.





DISCLAIMER: Books reviewed on this site were usually provided at no cost by the publisher or author. This book has been provided by Extasy Books for the purpose of a review.

Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 109 pages/31621 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 21-September-2018
Price $4.99 ebook
Buy Link