"Bad Kitty" [Chronicles of the Malcolm Series, Book 2] by Teresa Noelle Roberts (aka Sophie Mouette)
Author's Book Description : When you make the Devil’s bargain, be prepared to take the heat. A lot of heat.
Most of Xia’s early memories are repressed, thank the Great Cat Mother. But her body remembers how to kill.
The longer she and her fellow Malcolm crewmates are holed up on Cibari hiding from assassins, the twitchier she gets—until the planet’s insanely sexy warlord, Rahal Mizyar, borrows her skills to take out slavers.
Rahal suspects Xia is his mate, but the human-raised female never learned the finer points of felinoid rituals. The solution: make her fall hard and fast for him, even if it means playing dirty.
Hired to determine if Xia is the long-missing granddaughter of the felinoid prime minister, Cal Janssen has finally tracked her down. Getting past Rahal, though, is a problem—until he’s mistaken for a notorious arms dealer and playboy. And he finds himself the object of both Rahal’s and Xia’s seduction.
When their first mission brings Xia’s memories bulleting back to the surface, she realizes she’s fallen for two men who don’t exist. Running away, however, could be her deadliest mistake.
Warning: Contains an assassin with a swiss cheese memory, a badass warlord who’s getting tired of his own con, and a freelance lawman. Secrets, lies, and hot sex with no rules.
My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars! On the run from a few assassins, Xia and her Malcolm crew “family” take refuge on a crime-ridden planet with its warlord Rahal. While Xia’s instant attraction to Rahal is undeniable, what really surprises her is their chemistry and how she is willing to do spend more than one night with him. Yet it’s not only Rahal that has stolen her attention, an arms dealer called Karn “the Viking” Anders has too.
Karn’s actual name is Cal and whose job is private law enforcement is going after Xia because of a job to reunite her with her relatives. However, as Cal gets more involved with Xia and Rahal he comes to realize that he can’t fulfill his contract but even so how will he be able to tell the truth to the two people who are starting to mean more to him than anything or anyone else?
As the three of them deal with their unexpected relationship and the threats against them, they find that they’ll need to overcome the lies that unintentionally brought them together. Or will everything fall apart on them?
This novel is Soo FUN … it would be hot and erotic one minute than have me laughing at Xia, Cal, & Rahal’s quirky antics the next. A thrilling read in more than one ways, I didn’t want to stop reading about this wonderful character match up! Plus, I found that even though I hadn’t read any other novels in this series it was still standalone enough that I never felt lost.
I found myself enamored with Xia, Rahal, & Cal as a couple. They are all badass in their own ways and I loved how Xia’s men brought her through her past healing her in the process. Silly, spontaneous, crazy in some instances, but with secret tender sides, all three are so perfect for one another that I was rooting for them from the beginning. Then with the way they “worked” through their issues at the end of this novel, it just made me like them even more.
I highly recommend this novel to those looking for a quirky and steamy erotic dramedy!!
-- On a side note --
This novel reminded me of a fun mix of Cheryl Brooks' The Cat Star Chronicles Series & Nina Croft's "Blood and Metal."
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Author's Novel Extras : Cover Reveal: Bad Kitty | #ScintillatingSunday Excerpt from Bad Kitty | “One Sexy Boy”–Actually Two of Them–for My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop
Author's Series Extras : Chronicles of the Malcolm Series - Overview
Book Teaser(s) :
"If you destroy the pants, my valet will scold me," he said, laughing.
"You have a valet? An actual valet like in Dad's history-flash books? That's both ridiculous and kind of awesome." ~ within Chapter 7
"Unlike Xia, you won't get the joke if I call you one of my toys and threaten to pack you in my suitcase. But if I do decide to run away, do you want to come too? It'll be fun." ~ within Chapter 12
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