Saturday, January 5, 2013

Claws Bared ~ Sheryl Nantus

Claws BaredClaws Bared by Sheryl Nantus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was excited when I saw this one pop up on Netgalley. Having read the first one in this series I was ready to jump back in with the world of Felis.

Summary:Book two of Blood of the Pride
Rebecca Desjardin, a P.I. and cat shifter, doesn't normally find herself in strip clubs. But a popular male dancer has been murdered in Pennsylvania, and it looks like the work of a shifter from the local Pride. Rebecca has a duty to help protect her kind—and she needs to find justice for the dead.
Her impromptu trip leaves her boyfriend, reporter Brandon Hanover, unhappy. He's only just come to terms with the fact that she's a Felis, and their relationship is still so new… Rebecca is determined to deal with the murder first, then deal with their future.
As her investigation unfolds, she's met with grudging cooperation and half-truths. Does the Pride want her to find justice, or help them hide a killer? Frustrated and unable to shake the sexy local shifter who says he's on her side, Rebecca can't seem to scratch out the truth—at least not on her own. But when Brandon shows up, is he there to help or to mark his territory?
68,000 words

My Take:

 This book picks up a short time after the first one. Reb and Brandon are trying to make a human/shifter relationship work even though Reb isn't sure to what end. Of course life wouldn't be complete if this dysfunctional cat shifter didn't have some crazy case. This time she is enlisted to travel to the US and hunt down a Felis who has murdered a human.
As always nothing is as it seems in this world of secrets and coverups and Reb is tested both physically and mentally by the new "family" she is trying to help.
I found this second book to be just as good as the first. Its always interesting to read about shifters that are not wolves. Nantus has built an interesting world with its own set of rules and an even more interesting cast of characters. This was a fun read with an interesting mystery. Be sure to pickj up a copy when it comes out January 21st.

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