Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Review @HolleyTrent - The Cougar's Trade by Holley Trent (Desert Guards #2)

The Cougar’s Trade
Desert Guards #2
by Holley Trent

Goodreads blurb:  After a month as a "guest" of the Foye gang, quiet nurse Miles Bennett is itching to be able to leave their isolated ranch. But were-cougar second-in-command Hank Foye wants to take her as his mate. If she doesn't agree to accept him, he'll be cursed to spend the rest of his life on four paws. With no family waiting for her back home, Miles decides to stick around - Hank is cute, and staying in town means she'll get to stay with her friends.
Hank expected to be paired with Miles's brash friend Hannah, not meek and mundane Miles. But his goddess says this is his one and only chance for a mate, even if Miles is a liability in a world where shifters fight to lead and roam. Now he not only has to attend to Cougar affairs but play bodyguard, too.
Surprisingly, the sweet young woman brings his long-repressed passions roaring to life. She deserves to be loved unconditionally, but he sees her as the embodiment of everything he can't have. Can he get his house in order to lead a group of restless Cougars and earn his mate's trust?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

About the Author:  Holley Trent is a romance author who spins campy yarns set in North Carolina. She has a wicked sense of humor and regularly puts her story characters into unexpected situations.

When she's not writing, she's reading or eating Twizzlers.

Her contemporary and fantasy romances have been published by Crimson Romance, Calliope Romance/Musa Publishing, and she has work due for release by Lyrical Press.

2013 brings a change of pace with her self-published series of paranormal novellas: Shrew and Company. Five women, five romances, one big bear of a problem. Check out boss-lady Dana's story in THE PROBLEM WITH PADDY, available now.

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review

The cover is similar to book one, but if it is supposed to be Hank on the cover, he looks really young.  I would have liked a cougar on the cover too!

This is book 2 in this series, and it is for adults only due to the content.  I recommend reading book 1 prior to reading book 2 because it mentions what happens in that book.  You should also be aware this is a spin-off series from The Sons of Gulielmus series.  I have not read this series yet, but you may understand more about Ellery if you read this series first, but it is not required.  I have not had the chance yet unfortunately because I definitely want to read them.

This is Hank and Miles story.  Holley Tent does a fantastic job weaving a complex tale that keeps you enthralled in the story.  This story did not have quite as much action as book 1 because it was more about Hank’s emotional baggage.  I like Hank, but I loved him at the end when he ‘woke up’!  Miles is amazing, and I loved her from the start!  I wish I were as put together as her, and I haven’t had to deal with half the stuff she has had to deal with.  I definitely will be continuing to read this series :)

I highly recommend this series to shifter fans especially if you already love Holley Trent because you don’t want to miss this series!

Interested in reading???

See my review of The Cougar’s Pawn (Book 1)

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