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Friday, June 11, 2010

Kane: A Black Cougar Novel by Eliza Gayle



Kane: A Black Cougar Novel by Eliza Gayle
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense
Length: Short Story (127 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

Kane Gunn is beyond frustrated. He has a kill order to fulfill and after weeks of chasing his quarry he's boiling over with tension. Then he catches the woman who's become his obsession and Kane becomes consumed by a desire that overwhelms everything...including his quest for justice.

Lara is determined to seek revenge against the were-cougar guardians. Consequences don't matter and distraction isn¦t an option. Until she finds herself face to face with the pair of green eyes that have been haunting her day and night. Time is of the essence as the tables are turned and a tenuous truce is formed.

In the face of passion enemies become lovers, tempting fate, testing trust, and satisfying an undeniable need. Lies and secrets. Corruption and Revenge. Choices that change lives. Don't miss the revelation...of Kane.

Kane Gunn is the youngest brother of a family long seen as the final judgment for the Clans. Kane took over as enforcer when his brother Lucas found his mate and was banished for it. Now Kane must track the witch Lara, the woman who worked for one brother to capture and torture another.

Lara is under an execution order for crimes against the clans, but she has her own agenda of revenge. Complicating everything is the very explicit dreams Kane has every night; dreams of Lara and himself making hot and passionate love everywhere.

When Kane hears Lara’s story, he begins to doubt the unquestioned obedience to the Clans his family has shown. There are secrets and it is time for all hidden agendas to be brought into the open. When Kane discovers Lara has a Black Cougar mating mark, he realizes she means more to him than duty. Can Lara put aside her hatred and move on? Will Kane prove that Lara was justified in her vendetta and get the death sentence overturned? Can they find out who is behind the subterfuge and stop it once and for all?

This is the second Black Cougar novel by Eliza Gayle. I loved the character development in this one. Lara is not the evil witch we believed her to be from book one. There is a reason for what she has done, and she may have been justified in her actions. Lara is a strong woman, determined to have her revenge, or maybe it is justice she really seeks.

Kane was sure of his mission, and as the last Gunn enforcer, he is all that his brother was: strong, handsome and powerful. But, unlike his brother Lucas, Kane is not happy as an enforcer, and questions the authority given and taken away by the council of the clans.

I loved the mystery behind it all, and we get an idea about who is behind the trouble. The one thing in this book that I didn’t care for was that there was no real solution: Lara still has much to find out about the past, and I can only hope that the loose ends left in this one will be tied up in another book soon. The world is one of shadowy motives and mysterious histories, but it is an intriguing book all in all. I loved the way the relationship between Lara and Kane grew, not sudden, but with give and take on both sides.

If you can be satisfied with a happy for now, with more future action, this one is for you.



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