Review: Cougar Heat by Marisa Chenery

Cougar Heat by Marisa Chenery
Series: Cougar Surrender (# 1)
Release Date: July 31, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 81
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

After four years of banishment from his cougar shifter family group, Taylor finds himself called home to take his rightful place. On the trip to Anchorage, he runs into some unexpected trouble—trouble with long legs and a body to die for. Suddenly the long drive doesn’t seem so bad.

Abandoned at a truck stop diner by her now ex-friend, Aspen seeks the help of an unwitting hottie when a trucker makes unwanted advances. Good thing the hunk is willing to act as her boyfriend. And to plant a panty-melting kiss on her lips to drive the point home. As things heat between them, she’s determined to see how far they can take it.

Having taken on the responsibility of heir apparent, Taylor settles into his family group. Though dating a human is frowned upon, Taylor refuses to lose Aspen. The pleasure he finds in her arms isn’t something he’s willing to turn his back on.


Review: I love Ellora’s Cave books. I know I’ve said this before, but I just can’t help myself. It just needed to be said again. Ok, back to reviewing…..This was book 1 in the Cougar Surrender Series. I would love to read the rest of the series. The secondary characters were funny and entertaining as well and I would love to catch up with them. I would also like to peek in to see how Taylor and Aspen are doing since they achieved their happily ever after.

I wish that the reader could have seen how Taylor changed from how he was before he was banished and the man that he needed to become due to being on his own. It’s scary to all of the sudden be all on your own with no one to help you and to guide you.

I liked Taylor. He was a man that learned how to adapt to his new circumstances and he became a better man because of them. He was used to listening to what his father told him and then all of the sudden he was on his own making his own decisions and he needed to adapt to his new environment. I liked the fact that Taylor wont allow his father to dictate to him anymore about how to live his life. Taylor let his father know exactly how he felt about his high handedness and that Taylor would go back to his old life if need be if his father continued in the same fashion. Taylor really came into his own after his banishment.

Aspen was an easy character to like. She was tough when she needed to be, she was sweet and vulnerable and she was a woman who wasn’t ashamed to like sex. She also knew how to ask for what she wanted from the man that she was with. Aspen was a young women trying to make it on her own and be successful in her own right. She was strong when she needed to be and she’s smart.

I thought this was a pretty entertaining read and I hope if you give this book a chance that you enjoy it as well.