Title : The Cat’s Meow- Assassin’s Pride 1 Word Count :55,686
Genre : Paranormal Gay Romance
Blurb : Being in the wrong place at the wrong time is not always a bad thing…
Noah Anderson is odd and he knows it. He has a strong obsessive compulsive disorder that keeps him organized but distances him from the world around him. He doesn’t have any friends, family, or even a lover. He’s never had a lover. When he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time, Noah discovers that the dangers posed by having sex for the first time pale in comparison to having sex with the assassin that comes to kill him, even if it means his life.
Gage Tynan is a killer. It’s what he’s always been. And he excelled at his job until he jumped into the car of a passing motorist when his latest mission goes wrong. The man driving is so odd that Gage suspects he might have been sent to harm him. Gage has no idea that the little man that asks him to take his cat will change his life in ways he has no clue of. Gage is dragged into a world of shifters and exiled kings, one where his strength will be called upon to keep Noah safe from the pride soldiers sent to keep him from taking the throne.
Note: This book was previously published with another publisher and has been extensively revised and expanded.
My Review : I really loved the chemistry between Gage and Noah. Noah was so adorably clueless and uncoordinated., but he was also a kind and gentle soul. He was exactly what professional killer Gage needed in his life. It’s certainly not everyday that your car gets hijacked and you cordially ask the hijacker to put on their seat belt. Noah is unlike anyone else that Gage has ever stumbled across in his life. To Noah , the world is very uncomplicated as long as his immediate space is clean and tidy. He doesn’t understand a lot of the nuances and sarcasm in everyday life. He is honest to a fault, inexperienced and incredibly lonely for human interaction. Gage sees Noah as a walking disaster who needs a protector and he decides to apply for that position. He needs something new and different in his jaded existence.
When Gage seduces Noah and takes his virginity he doesn’t realize the special qualities that he has awakened in Noah. Noah is a royal shifter who transforms into a house cat and since he is no longer a virgin, his cat shifter abilities are no longer dormant. All other cat shifters and house cats are drawn to his aura. This is really dangerous for Noah, because now everyone is able to pinpoint his location and his uncle the current ruler of the pride sends men to kill Noah. Gage decides that no one is gonna take away the man that he is falling deeper in love with. He is ready to protect Noah with all of his being, and that’s a lot since he has now gained super strength and abilities in order to properly take care of his royal mate.
Noah is still very insecure and his unsurity crops up when he is faced with a decision on whether he wants to rule his pride. This sparks an argument between him and Gage, causing Gage to storm out. Noah is left in tears feeling sorry for himself and believing that Gage has left him for good. Gage realizes that he has made a mistake by not staying and working things out. He goes home and work things out with his little kitty cat and help him to take over his pride.
Wild make up sex between Gage and Noah helps to strengthen their bond and restore their trust in each other. They used sex as a communication tool in their relationship. What a way to communicate😉. I love it. I give this one my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear.
Favorite Quotes : 1. I have a vested interest in keeping your ass safe.” Gage grinned down at Noah and wiggled his eyebrows. “I plan on using it later tonight.” ( Gage is crude, but he is just what Noah needs to pull him out of his shell.)
NOTE: If you’ve previously bought this book, I don’t think you need to buy the revised edition, I didn’t notice a difference.