Sunday, October 4, 2015

Book Review ~ Cat Love by Sunniva Dee

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Cat Love
by Sunniva Dee
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 5, 2015
Cover Design:  Clarise TanCT Cover Creations


A sexy thriller about the animal in all of us.

Aidan uses his superpower to stabilize minds at the Hollyreed Specialist Hospital. Ulani uses hers to chase rats on rooftops. Until she’s caught and deposited in Aidan’s care.
At the hospital, Aidan finds Ulani's room empty—save for a cat, whose fur retracts in favor of silky skin and a vamp-gorgeous femme fatale.
Aidan’s obsession with Ulani grows—

While patients at the hospital go missing.

Holy Good Lord!  Sunniva Dee pulled out all of the stops when she wrote Cat Love.  There is so much to love and so many feels within the pages of this outstanding and utterly amazing story.  I was a little leery going into this book because a paranormal book on shape-shifter type characters really isn’t my thing, but gosh….Ms. Dee changed the way I feel and I liked it – a lot!

So what makes this book a must read in my opinion?  Well, to begin with, you have sexy Aidan who has this nifty ability to sense people’s emotions, and then project more positive feelings into them.  This works really well as he works at Hollyreed, a mental institution, and he is able to calm down even the most unstable patients.  He really loves his job as it gives him a sense of purpose.  One day, a very unique patient, Ulani, gets admitted and she is an unusual case as she was brought in without a stitch of clothing and is somewhat shall we say….wild.  Hearing about this new patient really piques Aidan’s interest and when he goes into her room to talk to her and ‘feel’ her out, well….she’s not there.  In her place is the most adorable cat – with a major attitude. As it turns out, Ulani shifts into a cat, Mina, at the most inopportune times (as was the case when she was admitted to the hospital).  Mina you see (being a cat and all) was chasing a rat on a roof and ended up climbing down a drain spout.  Mina really wanted that rat, except as she was on the drain spout, she changed back into Ulani and fell onto the ground – in front of people – buck naked.  You see, Ulani has a bit of trouble controlling her ability so she never knows when Mina wants to come out and play. And this my dear reader makes for a really fun read. 

But wait….there’s even more!

Not only do we get a run read, but there is something strange going on at the institution.  You see, patients come up missing and this is quite unusual as the hospital is very careful in keeping the residents secure – you just can’t have mentally unstable people just leaving at random to roam the streets, you know.  Anyway, it just so happens that one day when Ulani changes into cat form, this was the perfect opportunity for Aidan to take her home and help her refine her skills.  What’s one more missing patient, right?  In the meantime they discover where the missing patients are ending up, and this folks is where the story gets really exciting and thrilling!

With a creepy doctor, spooky abandoned mental hospital buildings, sensual romance, mystery and fun shenanigans, Cat Love has it all and literally had me turning every page at a frantic pace wanting to know how this story would play out.

I really loved the relationship and chemistry between Aidan and Ulani.  Although Ulani is sensual and a bit wild and Aidan has the patience of a saint, they mesh well together and really made the story come alive.

Needless to say, I really enjoyed Cat Love!  Ms. Dee totally outdid herself with this book and out of all of her novels, this one is my favorite by far!  With well-developed characters and writing that flowed effortlessly, Cat Love is a uniquely refreshing read that will appeal to a wide range of readers and one that I highly recommend.

5 Stars

Originally from Norway, I moved to the United States twelve years ago. I hold a Master’s degree in languages and taught Spanish at college level before settling in at the Savannah College of Art and Design as an adviser.

I write New Adult fiction, sometimes with a paranormal twist—like in “Shattering Halos,” published by The Wild Rose Press in February 24th 2014 and in “Stargazer,” released November 2014. The first book I’ve self-published was the New Adult Contemporary novel “Pandora Wild Child,” which made me a proud indie author in October 28th 2014.

I specialize in impulsive heroines, bad-boys, and good-boys running amok. Then, there’s the intense love, physical and emotional attraction beyond reason—sensory overload for the reader as well as for the characters. Like in real life, I hope you’re unable to predict what comes next in my stories.

Yes, so I write what I love to read, and depending on the reader, you’ll find my books to be a fast-paced emotional rollercoaster—or disturbing because the struggles of love aren’t your thing. Here’s to hoping you have the same reading vice as me!


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