Book 2, Cougarville
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Return to Cougarville as the town’s mayor, and resident Alpha cougar, matches wits with a trauma surgeon who sparks his animal instincts.
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 head.
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?
Evangeline Anderson's Cougar Bait is fun, sexy and will take readers on an emotional thrill ride.
Samantha is in for quite a surprise! Great story with a bad guy I wanted to kill myself. Crazy dangers all over the place. I love this series! Who wouldn't want to be 20 years old again knowing what they know at 40+? Plus add to that a sexy young Shifter to rock your world & be faithful forever. AND you get to be a Shifter as well. Sign me up!
Cougar Bait (Cougarville book2)
This is the second book in the Cougarville series by Evangeline Anderson. Although it could be a stand alone it is really meant to be read in order as much of the setting, character introductions and mystery of Cougarville is set up in book 1, "Buck Naked". These shifters have a whole different set of rules, they stem from prehistoric versions of their animal selves (Liam is a prehistoric Cougar), plus the mating, passing on of shifter genes and how the gene is expressed in the females is different, original and intriguing.
I enjoyed this book even more as the story took us to places outside of Cougarville and introduces the readers to a whole world of shifters (good and evil) outside of the town and reveals exciting underlying plots that will play out in future books.
This is Samantha and Liam's story. Samantha's twin sister Sadie has moved to Cougarville and discovers she has a dormant "shifter gene" which becomes activated shortly after her move. The exciting thing about this gene being activated is the female becomes "rejeuvinated", literally becoming 20 years younger (not a bad side effect). Sadie now mated with Mathis, is a shifter like him and already pregnant.
Samantha as her twin possess this shifter gene but it doesnt activate when she visits her sister in Cougarville.
In the first book Sammie, a top trauma surgeon, saves Liam's life after he gets injured in a dangerous fight in shifter form. Up till this point Sammie is not impressed with the over confident pompous Liam who appears to only want to find a "jeuvie" to mate so he can pass on his shifter gene.
Sammie makes sure Liam is stable and informs him she must get back to her life as a surgeon and quickly get to Vegas to catch up with a conference she was to speak at.
Liam is reluctant to let her go, especially to Las Vegas where it turns out for a female shifter is very dangerous without protection. There is a whole underworld of other shifters, evil hyenas, an underground market of abduction where they are selling shifters, and/or doing illegal scientific testing on them.
Liam turns out to be so much better than when we first meet him. Yes he is an overconfident alpha, but turns out he's also incredibly intelligent, educated, and very rich from his many ventures ( as well as being the mayor of Cougarville and owner of the local bar). He's also a very hunky hot protective male that refuses to allow Samantha to be exposed to such a dangerous situation. She has activated his protective instincts as well as some other feelings.
Sammie is a great female character, she is smart, accomplished and well recognized in her field. She has no need for a serious relationship, no desire to settle down and have kids, and thinks Liam is off his rocker with all this talk of danger, latent shifter genes, kidnapping etc.
Liam and Sammie are both very drawn to each other, Liam seeing his future mate, Sammie seeing him in a very different light as she learns more about him. She is quite surprised to find Liam in Las Vegas ghosting her every move to make sure she is protected. Of course he is also determined to charm the lovely doctor. The building sexual tension is off the charts.
Danger, evil shifters, suspense, add to the excitement of the story as an evil plot reveals itself and tries to get Sammie as their first test subject. A wild ride and highly original storyline ensues. With all the excitement the relationship between Sammie and Liam take some interesting and surprising (and some hot) twists and turns.
A great read, five ***** on the hotness scale with the interesting erotic scenes this author is so talented at.
The story also sets up circumstances that set some of the plot for the next book (s).
Love this book and the series, can't wait for book 3, and am going to somehow get the author to reveal how that shifter gene works and how to get is as rejuvenating by 20 years is very very tempting.
Fun, hot, fast read!!
**Received ARC from NetGalley for a fair and honest review**
Cougar Bait is the second book in the Cougarville series, this can be read as a standalone with no issues, but you will probably get more out of it from familiarity with the secondary characters by reading Buck Naked first. Though I'd definitely urge you to read Buck Naked as it's definitely worth it!! I'd rate this book at 4.5 stars!
Dr. Samantha Becker/Sammie is a hot shot trauma surgeon who's sister Sadie's mate fought Liam Keller and severely wounded him. When nobody else would go near the badly injured cougar, Sammie has no hesitation in going to him and ultimately saving his life. Liam Keller owes Sammie a life debt since you saved his life. When he finds out she's going to a trauma symposium in Las Vegas he's not too thrilled especially since he's still in the hospital. But when she refuses to listen to him, he will take matters into his own hands.
These books have a different spin to shifters then I've seen before which I've really enjoyed so far. I enjoyed the characters and the fact that the female doesn't just up and fall in love. There are some interesting twists to the story, no cliffhangers and ends in a HEA. I can't wait for the next story in the series, I will definitely be reading it!! One thing I really enjoy is the author doesn't just end the book and leave you feeling like it just stopped and your missing something. Overall fun, sweet, read with a little bit of suspense!! Happy Reading!!