Title: Fated to a Cougar
Out on the hunt for the fairer sex, cougar shifter Grady never thought he’d run across his other prey. As he follows Caleb on a mad dash through Anchorage’s dark streets, Grady ends up on the receiving end of a metal pipe to the head. When a police cruiser arrives on the scene, Caleb takes off, leaving Grady in the dirt.
As a cop, Sage’s job is to protect and serve. But she doesn’t expect to be kissed senseless by the sexy man she’s trying to help. She can’t resist his charm—or his touch on her body—and agrees to see him again.
A relationship started on passion changes quickly when tragedy slams into Sage’s life. But with Grady by her side, Sage finds the one thing she’s been missing.
Author: Marisa Chenery
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Ice Surrender , Burning Ice, Ice Claimed, Ice Age Lover
Series: Cougar Surrender
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Cougar Heat , To Love a Cougar , A Cougar's Desire
Published: November 6, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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This is the forth book in the Cougar Surrender series. While it can be read as a stand alone, it is best read in series order.
When Grady accidentally comes across the man that tried to kill his uncle he gives chase. Unfortunately he ends up with a metal pipe to the head for his troubles. A human police officer stops the attack and insists he go to the hospital. In order to keep his secret he distracts her by kissing her and gets her to agree to a date the following night. Sage is flabbergasted when she realizes she’s agreed to go on a date with a man she doesn’t know. She has spent the last few years focusing on her career and doesn’t have time for romantic entanglements.
Grady and Sage’s relationship progresses in a different way than I think I have ever read. I can’t share too much without spoiling the story but when tragedy strikes close to home, Sage leans on Grady for support and he is more than happy to give it. I found it strange, even knowing he’s not an ax murderer, that she agrees to move into his home, with his Mom, Dad, brother and sister-in-law, after being in his presence for less than twenty-four hours. I can suspend reality for fiction but that is just plain crazy. In each book of this series the women have gone to stay overnight at the men’s homes within days of knowing them but the circumstances of this one just made that seem wrong.
As this book was so short we don’t get a lot of time to delve into the relationship but what we see was great. I enjoyed Grady and Sage as a couple. Sage is so used to being alone that when a man comes along that she can really lean on she latches onto him. Grady has been looking for the woman that would be his mate so when Sage, who has all the attributes he wants and is extremely attracted to needs him to be strong for her, he has no problem fulfilling any needs she has. We get quite a bit of interactions with Grady’s family as they help Sage get through her troubles.
We get the conclusion to the story arc that began in book one but there could be many more stories written in this world. There was a particular computer programmer that was mentioned in the last few books that needs his own mate and it would be nice to see him get one.