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Monday, July 26, 2010

Caged by Diana DeRicci

Caged by Diana DeRicci
Publisher: Purple Sword Publications
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (48 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

A cat shifter hiding in plain sight and the man who loves her take on the one threat determined to expose her alien race to the world.

A cat shifter trying to fit into a world that didn't start as hers. The man who would love and protect her with everything he had. Mira never expected to find the one man she would grow to trust and love among the human men. Living with humans had grown to be a skill for the Felids. As long as they didn't expose themselves, they were safe. Rhys never thought he'd find the love of his life or that she would turn out to be an alien cat shifter. What she could do with her shape was amazing. He vowed to protect her and her people.

Unfortunately, someone has learned of their existence, and is hunting for Mira.

What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? When love isn’t enough to save the world? You need to read Caged to learn more.

This story is complex and entertaining. Ms. DeRicci captivated me from page one and the story held me in my seat far beyond the last page. As I closed the document, I was still thinking about the book.

This is a shorter story, so there isn’t as much detail as maybe was needed, but it didn’t hamper the flow. As I read, I wanted to know more and more about Mira. She’s the first shifter I’ve come across that can be more than one animal within the feline race. That intrigued me and at times was a little confusing. I wasn’t sure what she was in the outset, but the need to know spurred me on.

I liked Rhys immediately. His devotion to Mira is limitless and sweet. At the same time, he’s bull-headed and stubborn, wanting nothing other than to keep his precious kitty happy. It’s easy to relate to him because his mission in life is to please her. What woman doesn’t want a man like that?

The fun little twist of adding Robbie into the story totally added spice. I liked him the best because he had the most to lose. I want to see this character get his own story.

If you want a couple of characters who can’t keep their hands off each other and an intricate plot, then you need to read Caged.

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