Title: Croc And The Fox
Warning: An ornery croc discovers he does have a pulse when a hot to trot fox decides to latch on, and never let go. Tongue in cheek humor, sizzling moments and a tiny, evil villain await.
A career military man, Viktor lives for the next mission – and his collection of weapons -- but a raid on an experimental lab makes him an unwilling protector, mostly because he can’t peel Renee off. A cold blooded croc, he never intended to settle down, but he didn’t count on a foxy lady warming his heart.
The world outside the laboratory was a big scary place. Unsure of how to deal with it, Renee latches onto the biggest, baddest, and sexiest, warrior around. Sharp toothed and with ice in his veins, Viktor’s violent side should have sent her running, but instead, she finds the courage to face her fears –and tame the lizard.
When danger comes knocking, with the intention of turning her lizard into a high priced fashion accessory, will Renee embrace her foxy side and show a croc she’s got what it takes to be his mate?
And will they finally vanquish the evil known as mastermind?
Author: Eve Langlais
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Mated to the Devil, B785, Doe and the Wolf, Swan and the Bear
Series: Furry United Coalition
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Doe and the Wolf, Swan and the Bear, Lion and the Falcon
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: August 15th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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This is the third book in the FUC (Furry United Coalition) series. While this can be read as a stand alone there is a continuing story arc from book one so it will make the most sense if read in order.
Renee has been in captivity as long as she remembers. She has undergone experiments, drug testing and other forms a torture all on the command of the Mastermind. When the facility she is held in gets breached by FUC she is set free by Viktor, a crocodile shifter. Deciding he is the strongest and most capable shifter around, she latches onto him for protection from the Mastermind and because she likes the way he smells.
This series is extremely funny and irreverent and probably considered politically incorrect but I still find it very entertaining. The characters have all of the previously mentioned qualities as well being rude, blunt and self assured. Renee isn’t as sure of herself since she can’t remember her life outside the labs but as she gets accustomed to her freedom she quickly decides what she wants and that’s Viktor. It was fun to watch Renee use Viktor as a shield when she was scared or climb onto him when she thought he was going to get away. Viktor’s acceptance of her, even though he tries to talk himself out of it, was amusing to watch and great fun for the other characters to make fun of him for.
As with all the books there are many secondary characters as well as all the couples from the previous books mentioned. I love the scenes when all the characters get together and gripe or pick on one another. They are very much like a family more so than just friends. Each character still keeps all the unique qualities about themselves even when it’s not there book which I really enjoyed. A lot of times the characters become somewhat generic when they are re-inserted into another story but that doesn’t happen here. Chase is still grumpy and rude, Miranda is still hopping around being a pain in everyone’s behind, Mason is still sarcastic while Jessie still would rather be with her computers than people.
One thing I did miss was seeing Viktor shift. In all the other books we see both main characters shift and we never see Viktor fully shifted. He does a half shift but I wanted to see a full shift. And a little more clarification on Renee’s shifted form would be nice as well. I don’t want to spoil anything but in one scene she shifts and looks a certain way. However, at the end of the book she shifts again and from what is said and described, it’s not the same.
I was pleased to finally see the Mastermind unmasked although we don’t learn a lot about the character. I did guess some things but not all and I was pleasantly surprised by a few a of the twists in the plot. We get a lead in to the next book, Lion and the Falcon, as is becoming the usual with this series and I am pleased to see how the story arc is changing. I look forward to reading more in this series.