Review: Instinctive by Cathryn Fox

Posted July 6, 2011 by Francesca in Reviews / 12 Comments

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Review: Instinctive by Cathryn Fox
by Cathryn Fox

4 Stars


Released: October 6, 2009
Series: Eternal Pleasure #1
Published by NAL Trade
Pages: 288

Instinctive is definitely a job well done by Ms. Fox.  Having read other books by her and being used to her contemporary erotica I have to say I liked her paranormal better!
Let me give you a warning for when you pick this up and start reading it.  This book start off with a bang, and I mean that in the most literal way possible!  I was a bit shocked about finding our heroine in a sex club basically having a threesome in front a a lot of the club goers.  But having prepared you for the opening scene… IT WAS HAWT!
Now onto the paranormal elements of this story.  I liked it, it was original.  I don’t think I’ve read before about panther shifters who, like any good cat, have nine lives.  And I loved the idea of the supernatural town of Serene.  They pretend to be a normal town but actually everyone that lives there is some sort of supernatural creature, and there’s a town council that regulates and enforces their law.
Enter Jaclyn, our heroine.  She was adopted by a very rich couple, owners of a cosmetics company, that gave her everything she could ever want.  And she has only given back headaches with all the bad press and media attention she’s drawn to herself with her out of control sex drive and preferences.
She decides that she can change people’s perspective of her by turning into a bit of a prude and proving herself useful for the company by going to the small town of Serene to increase their sales, and by showing a goody two-shoes lifestyle to show her parents she has changed.
She couldn’t expect to find the ultimate temptation in this small town.  Slyck.  And yeah, the name had me laughing until I realized he was just too hot to laugh at.  Slyck is a panther shifter, the alpha of the pack, and representative of the panthers in the town’s council.  He is immediately attracted to Jaclyn but has to keep his distance until the council decides what to do about the human intruding in their territory.  But he can’t seem to stay away.  Of course it doesn’t help when he lives across the street from her rental and can see her through her windows.
Slyck soon realizes that Jaclyn is his mate… AND a shifter! Now all he has to do is figure out a way to keep the council from finding out about them, about her being a panther and just get her safely out of town, out of the council’s reach.  And out of the reach of Slyck’s all time enemy Vall, the werewolf alpha.
This book covers all angles you could possibly want:  voyeurs, threesomes, phone sex, kitchen sex, desk sex.  Slyck is a panther of many talents!
I am looking forward to reading the next one in this series!

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About Cathryn Fox

I've been reading romance novels for as long as I can remember. I just never thought I'd be writing them. In fact, I graduated from university with a business degree and started working in the Finance Department of Environment Canada...shiver. A few years into my career, my hubby, who's a meteorologist, got posted up north, population 800. I quit my job and went with him. At first all the spare time was great, then I got bored so I started to read. Day and night. When I ran out of books to read I decided to try writing one. After all, how hard could it be. Ha!! Well, you guessed it. It was hard!

Many years later I discovered Romance Writers of America and have learned a great deal since joining my local chapter. My journey to publication hasn't been smooth sailing, but with the support and guidance from the wonderful writers at RWAC, it's been a lot easier. And a lot more fun!

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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