Author: Astrid Cielo
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Rating: 5 stars
Caleb Anderson took over the job as alpha of his pride upon his parent’s sudden death. Ever since the females of his pride have been relentless in their bid to become his alpha female, but Caleb won’t settle for anything less than his true mate. Escaping for a few moments to relax in his favorite spot may have been the best thing to ever happen to him, especially when his true mate just happens to scurry by. Miranda Sullivan could not be more lost in the woods behind her new house. When cougar shifter Caleb finds her he is determined to claim her. Falling hard and fast for the sexy cougar is the least of a mouse shifters worries. Now Miranda must defend her place as Caleb’s alpha female against a crazy and angry kitty cat! What’s a tiny little mouse to do?
Pinewood Creek Shifters, Book 1
Be Advised: Sexual content not intended for readers less than 18 years of age.
I like romance stories, especially when they’re simple, not complex, and tell me a good story and plot. I dislike love triangles because they make everything needlessly complicated, and I always end up choosing the wrong team for some incromprehensible reason. I’ve been reading a few ménage books, and I was glad to go back to a ‘regular’ erotic romance. A Game of Cat and Mouse isn’t your regular story though. The plot was fleshed out, the characters had actual personalities, and there was a lot of action, suspense and of course, love. The lovemaking was well-described, from the description of the scenes to the actual lovemaking and the character’s love for each other.
I don’t want to ruin too much of the plot. The main characters are Caleb and Miranda. Caleb is the alpha of his pack, which basically means ‘most desired male’. However he only has eye for Miranda. Caleb can change into a panther, and Miranda can shapeshift into a mouse. I actually thought the combination of a large cat and a tiny mouse was fun, and definitely reflected the dynamics between the characters.
If you’re a fan of erotic romance, give this book a try. All too often I come across erotic romance just for the romance, with almost inexistent plots, and this book was a welcome distraction.