Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Short Story Review - Ella's Cougar by Jane Wakely @JaneWakely (Chestnut Rock Shifters #7)

Ella’s Cougar
Chestnut Rock Shifters #7
by Jane Wakely

Goodreads blurb:  Ella Cardwell never forgot the cougar she met in the forest after wandering away from her parents when she was six years old. Her unbelievable story, combined with her fascination of the animals, caused her to leave home when she turned eighteen and find the cougar that monopolizes her thoughts. She makes the journey to the Chestnut Rock Resort, certain she will find her destiny—the boy, now a man, from all those years ago. She recognizes him on sight, but he’s not waiting for her like she thought he would be.

Cole Rookman met his mate when he was too young to understand the strong, intense feelings conjured by the mating instinct. With no way to track her down, he’s lived for nearly fifteen years with the knowledge he would never be able to claim her, and he would always be alone. Unusual circumstances lead to allowing thoughts of his mate to break down his carefully constructed barriers, and he risks losing everything.

Ella makes new friends, but they soon learn her secret: she came looking for a man who is unavailable. Instead of censure, they offer comfort and friendship until the truth starts to unravel and her crush is ultimately revealed. Cole wants to believe his mate searched him out, but after battling severe depression, he’s not willing to raise his hopes. Wishing for something impossible is reckless, but when all signs point to the girl as his mate, he has to find her and see for himself.

About the Author:  Heart Melting Heroines, Heart Stopping Heroes

Jane has been creating stories of love and romance for as long as she can remember. She’s a sucker for a happy ending and thinks the best thing about any movie or book is when the characters find someone to love.

Jane writes romance in the contemporary, fantasy and paranormal genres, but paranormal romance is her true passion. She loves creating worlds around sexy shifters and vamps—even if the shifter is a smelly skunk!

Jane writes sensual romance that will warm your heart, and a happy ever after is guaranteed!

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My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked it!!!

The cover is awesome, but I’m partial to big cats :) One small detail, he was supposed to have the same color hair as her which stands out to me.

I liked this story, but I wanted more.  This story for me felt rushed, and I was expecting something more to tie the series together in the end.  I didn’t see anything suggesting that there will be more to this series which saddens me because I really enjoyed this series.  I think I’m my own problem because I think I set my expectations too high because it is the last book in the series (I think…maybe…probably).

I’m secretly hoping there’s a tie in series where she brings my characters back in since they have broken the shifter stereotype in the world Jane Wakely created.  I definitely love Jane’s style and work and will continue stalking her work to see what she comes up with next :)

If you enjoy Jane Wakely's work or shifter happily ever after short stories, I recommend this short story series :)

See my review of Jenn’s Wolf (# 1) HERE!!!
See my review of Christina’s Bear (# 2) HERE!!!
See my review of Brock’s Bunny (#3) HERE!!!
See my review of Candi’s Buck (#4) HERE!!!
See my review of Troy’s Fox (#5) HERE!!!
See my review of Max’s Skunk (#6) HERE!!!

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