COUGAR BAIT is book two in Evangeline Anderson's Cougarville
series. For readers new to this series, Evangeline Anderson
does a good job of explaining key terms. The term "Juvie"
seemed a tad sketchy, when I first saw it, until the author
explained what that term means. Like the heroine in the
previous story, Samantha Becker is no barely legal female
who is unsure of herself and waiting for some dream man to
whisk her away. Samantha is a mature woman, and talented
surgeon, whose Shifter Gene has been activated is making her
become Rejuvenated -- or what's known as a "Juvie".
Although sexy cougar shifter Liam Keller is unexpected, and
initially unwanted by Sammie, he soon becomes very helpful
and very desired by her. A rogue stalker shifter throws a
wrench into their courtship, but the close quarters and
adrenaline-fueled adventure have them bonding before they
know what hit them.
This is a perfect story for paranormal romance fans who
enjoy books in which the hero and heroine have a prickly
beginning. Sammie is not thrilled to learn that she has some
freaky shifter "otherness" about her. This news throws her
life into a tailspin and she worries how it will disrupt her
work. This book reverses traditional gender roles. Liam
tries to express his emotions to Sammie, but she doesn't
really want to hear it. I like Liam and the way he
challenges Sammie's preconceptions of him. When she finally
stops to listen to him, Sammie discovers that Liam has
brains as well as sex appeal. I like that this hero and
heroine both have a background in the medical field and the
way that helps draw them together. Sammie finds she has a
stalker, and Liam gets to be a hero, but Sammie is able to
use her intelligence and newfound strength to help save
herself as well.
COUGAR BAIT has a heroine who is both beauty and beast and a
hero who has brains, brawn, and romance in his heart.
Evangeline Anderson injects the right amount of danger into
this story to lend an extra layer of excitement, without
taking away from the romance. After being introduced in BUCK
NAKED, Liam shows hidden depths in COUGAR BAIT, as well as
proves himself to be both a lover and a fighter. Although
it's not necessary, readers new to this series will want to
go back and read the previous story because it features
Sammie's sister. I look forward to reading Evangeline
Anderson's next "Cougarville" book.
Samantha Becker is a busy and talented trauma surgeon
with no time for nonsense. Her sister may have a special
Shifter Gene, but Sammie is fairly certain she doesn’t
have it, and she’s happy with her life the way it is. She
doesn’t need the complicated Shifter lifestyle, and she
certainly doesn’t need Liam Keller: Alpha cougar, Mayor
of Cougarville and undercover billionaire. She hates him,
but Liam is unable to get the curvy surgeon out of his
But the Shifter world isn’t ready to let Sammie go. She’s
being stalked by someone who’s desperate for Shifter
hormones, and Liam takes it upon himself to protect
Sammie from harm. Things begin heating up between Sammie
and Liam, but will they have to succumb to their inner
animals in order to save Sammie’s life?
Cougar Bait is fun, sexy and will take readers on an
emotional thrill ride.