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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How to Tame a Cougar by Dee Carney

How to Tame a Cougar by Dee Carney
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
Genre: Contemporary, Interracial
Length: Short Story (53 pgs)
Other: M/F, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by Hibiscus

Shawna never tried to deny the attraction to her young Greek coworker, Damian. Intensely handsome with a heavy accent, he is the object of her fantasies. It's no wonder when he mistakenly overhears her call his name while masturbating, he decides it's time to ignore the age difference she shies away from.

Getting her to fall for his seduction takes on a slight challenge when they realize their age difference is even bigger than they both first assumed. It's not going to be a problem, though. So long as she keeps that spark in her eyes when she looks at him, he knows just how to tame a cougar.

"Although Damian and Shawna are fictional characters, some of the circumstances at the hospital setting in this book are based on real-life events. Take a guess at which ones they are. I pulled stories from my own personal dealings as well as stories from co-workers. Sometimes every day life is better than fiction!" ~Dee~

How to Tame a Cougar is not your typical May/December story. Ms. Carney is a true wizard of the written word, weaving a tale that had me feeling the characters' dreams and emotions and then laughing until my sides hurt.

Talk about laughing until you cry. I know I did right from the first page. I could feel Shawna’s age as her back screamed from lifting Mrs. McDermott out of the wheelchair but then the loose bladder happened and I couldn’t stop laughing. This is how the entire story is woven. I could picture every scene as it happened and kept pulling for Damien to break through Shawna’s barriers regarding their ages.

The characters in the story were incredibly realistic. I could see myself in the character of Shawna since I am also in the Cougar age bracket, some aches and worried about what looks proper. I have a friend just like Ashlee who pushed Shawna to open her eyes regarding Damien. But it was the character of Damien who I loved the most. His perseverance in breaking down Shawna’s barriers and willingness to do whatever she wanted to assure their happiness showed me a maturity that many older men lack.

I found How To Tame a Cougar to be not only a sexy, hot story but one that is hilarious also. I know I’ll be rereading this short again and again. Kudos Ms. Carney for another winner.

1 comment:

D Carney said...

Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :)