Review: Hard Case (Hard Case #1) by J. Hali Steele

May 28, 2014 Review 0

Review: Hard Case (Hard Case #1) by J. Hali Steele

Case couldn't believe his security expert hired the tantalizing female cat to manage his newest voyeur club. When he finds her, hand in her pants, in a voyeur's room, he makes his move-a move with bigger repercussions than he can imagine. A white lion from the Kind species, big cats with vampyre blood, Case has honed his blood-sucking ancestors' magic to a fine art. One taste of her and her sexual delights, and he comes undone. Tres has her own plan-use the lion to forget her mysterious vampyre lover. She's drawn to both creatures for different reasons. The vampyre enjoys watching while the cat brings out a new side of her-performing for watchers. Forced to choose one, can she live without both?

Title: Hard Case
Author: J Hali Steele
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Quench
Source: Publisher
Published: June 12, 2009
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 74
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: five-flames

This erotically charged quick read is a riveting paranormal romance with some unique elements.  Case lets his vampyre side make a move on his security expert and lands himself in hot water when he discovers that she wants nothing to do with his white lion side.  Tres planned on using the lion to forget the vampyre and finds herself attracted to him too. Forced to choose one, can she live without both?

This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers shivering in anticipation and passion with lots of suspense and sensual pleasure.  The author brings the story to life with vivid images that capture the imagination and the strong compelling characters are easily related to and grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning.  Tension builds throughout the story as Case digs himself in the deeper into the hole with his secrets.

The attraction Tres feels for Case and her mysterious vampyre burns hot enough to melt the snow caps and the frequent sex scenes including lots of voyeurism are hot enough to scorch the desert, but the relationship has some serious issues.  The reader can’t help but empathize with Tres, as her past haunts her and while the reader can understand Case’s plight, he did put himself in the dog house and it sure makes for some amusing dialogue with his friends as he tries to figure a way out.

The author has created an intriguing and fascinating world with her own refreshingly different elements and characters that captivates the reader and has them wanting to know more.  While I wish the story had been longer, I found this quick read to be enjoyable and entertaining and I am looking forward to reading the next one.


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