Review: Catching a Cougar by Jan Graham

Catching a Cougar by Jan Graham
Series: Sydney Cougar Series (# 2)
Release Date: March 16, 2012
Publisher:  Secret Cravings Publishing
Pages: 57
Source:  book provided by the publisher for review
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Justin Davies is twenty-eight. He manages Rubens nightclub, affectionately referred to as The Cougar Club. His life is good, except for one thing. A sexy little cougar has dumped him and Justin wants her back. He knows she is the only woman that can make his life complete, he also believes he can do the same for her. When Justin recruits some friends to help him catch his commitment phobic cougar, the fun begins.

Katie Swayne is thirty eight, an artist who’s finally started to achieve the success she always dreamed of. She doesn’t need anything to interfere with that, especially a relationship. Katie’s rule when it comes to men is, love them and leave them, never get emotionally involved. Then she met Justin Davies. Once Katie realized she cared for Justin, she didn’t merely walk away. Katie ran, as fast as she could, determined to never look back.

 

Review: Even though this was a short read, I really enjoyed this book. I liked the fact that I was able to see inside both protagonists’ heads throughout the whole book and I was privy to how each character felt about each other and whatever situation they were in.

Katie doesn’t understand herself, or her feelings in general. Anytime she feels any kind of emotion, she turns it off or suppresses it. She focuses all of her emotion into her art and doesn’t allow anyone to be emotionally close to her except a few close friends. Also, she is a woman who is afraid to feel anything for anyone… especially Justin who loves to feel. I liked the fact that the typically male and female roles in a romance novel were switched. It’s so refreshing to see a female be more masculine but still retain her feminine wiles, while the whereas the male, while there was no denying his maleness, was a lot more open with his feelings than most male protagonists are. It made it an interesting read.

Justin is a man who is in touch with his feelings, this is true, but he is also an alpha male who will pursue who and what he wants with an intensity that will not be denied. How can I not love this? All that attention focused on me and I would crumble like a house of cards! Katie will be in for the time of her life. I’m so jealous. There were also a host of secondary characters that are integral to the story that were entertaining in their own right. All in all, this was a great read.