Thursday, June 24, 2010

Review: Kane by Eliza Gayle A Black Night Owl Review

Eliza Gayle
Kane: A Black Cougar Novel

(Book 2)

Kane Gunn is beyond frustrated. He has a kill order to fulfill and after weeks of chasing his quarry he’s boiling over with tension. Then he catches the woman who’s become his obsession and Kane becomes consumed by a desire that overwhelms everything…including his quest for justice.

Lara is determined to seek revenge against the were-cougar guardians. Consequences don’t matter and distraction isn’t an option. Until she finds herself face to face with the pair of green eyes that have been haunting her day and night. Time is of the essence as the tables are turned and a tenuous truce is formed.

In the face of passion enemies become lovers, tempting fate, testing trust, and satisfying an undeniable need. Lies and secrets. Corruption and Revenge. Choices that change lives. Don’t miss the revelation…of Kane.

*I did receive this book from Night Owl Romance for the purpose of my honest review.*
*So, all thoughts and comments regarding this book are solely mine!*

I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...

This is book two of the cougar series. You do not have to read book one, but it would help it flow a little better for you.

We meet Lara, a very upset witch (to say the least). She is set on revenge against the black cougars. She believed they killed someone very close to her for no reason. Her only means of closure is to kill those involved in the case - the black cougar family.

Lara knew that Kane was sent to kill her. Kane being one of the black cougar family members. He was sent on a mission, to kill Lara. Of course, unless she killed him first. Killing is all Lara has been able to think since that moment in time. It has consumed her - heart and soul. Or at least she thought so. Until she stepped into Kane's arms. Confusing thoughts cost her more than just her evil plan....

Kane was sent on a mission to kill Lara. The same woman who had tried to kill members of his family. He was not given the matters of the case, he just knew that this was his orders to fulfill. Kane, being the fair man he is... needed answers as to why. Was it really the answers he was seeking or the woman who ran his blood hot?

This book is a very hot read. The characters and plot are thought out very well. Ms. Gayle has created a world that wants to stay hidden and they will do what they have to - to protect themselves and their world. However, I felt something missing. The missing element is a feeling of true love. Without giving away to much, I know the mating process of shifters and such, but the story just seem to lack a real love. Don't get me wrong, the sex was hot... and the action was there... but it's like the author is holding back on her true writing skills. But all in all, this is a great read and I recommend it to anyone who loves the paranormal world!

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  1. Hi Cecile,
    Mmm enemy lovers, those can sure get some heat going.
    Happy weekend! Well early, but bf is home today anda holiday starts tomorrow

  2. Sometimes with PNR the mating process can be I get where that true love thing is hard to swallow. I liked this one better than Lucas..had some hot sexy action! Nice review girlie!!!

  3. I have been seeing this one on the blogs. I will have to add it to my ever gorwing pile. Great review.

  4. Interesting. I'm not a big fan of short stories because I feel a lot of times the story gets rushed, cuz it's short. ANYWAY, good review, sounds like you enjoyed it and that's what counts.

    Happy Friday Eve!

  5. Thanks for the review darlkink! I appreciate your honesty.

  6. Honest review, hon! I liked it a lot! :)

  7. Plus May really likes the turquoise-eyed black kitty on the cover. ;)

  8. Blodeuedd! Hey honey!!! Enemy lovers in deed honey. It made for some hot smexing! Thanks for coming over before the weekend started!!! Dont have to much fun with bf!!!!!! **Evil wink**

    Mandi! Hey honey! Good to see you back! Hugs to you my friend! Yeah, I know that the PNR mating process can be that way... it is hard to explain. I mean I do believe in love/lust at first sight and all... but this was coming at me from a different angle.
    Humm you liked better than Lucas, that is funny. We are all so different yet the same!! Love this community!! Thanks for coming over honey!

    Dru! Hey honey!! Hugs to you! Thanks for popping in!!

    Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance)
    Hey honey!!! This one has been around for a little while. I just can not wait to see what she does with Malcolm ~ the other brother!

    Erika! Hey honey! I am glad that you could come over! Nice to see you! Some do not like short stories... but this is a good series. And can be read in a day or two. Thanks for coming honey and commenting!!
    Have a great day to you!!!

    elaing8! Hey honey! Thanks for coming over!!!

    Sweet! Hey honey love...!! I am glad that you like the review! Honesty is what my place is about... that and well.. hot men and their stories of course!!!

    Janna, hey hon! You know I always try to see the positive in a book. Because it is the authors hard work, not mine. So, thank you for commenting so. What might be for me might not be for another and so on... So, I know even though it was the top of my WOW list, I have seen it hit that for other people. And I know my words are not prolific as some reviewers... I just keep it real! Thanks hon!

    Chris, you know that was the first thing when I was granted this book. Was May will really like this one!!! You better have "that" talk with her again... She might be stalking my place, lol. Thanks for coming hon! Have a great Thursday!

  9. To bad the romance is left to be desired but I love me some mating smexing and star-crossed lovers so I'm definitely checking this one out :)

  10. Hi Cecile!
    I've read Eliza for a while when she started out a few years ago. You really do fab reviews! I do have KANE (and the first one) yet to start. Any idea how many will be in the series or it seem ongoing? I do love paranormals, so I shall hopefully start this series sooner! Hope you having a good week. So hot here! Ugh, I am so much a winter person, not summer, LOL

  11. I think I get what you're saying about the true love angle but it seems in PNR the sexual attraction and mating sometimes comes before the love. I really liked this one and look forward to reading Lucas. Nice review :) xoxo

  12. Leontine! Hey honey!!!! Thanks for popping in over here! You must check it out!!! I think you will like! Hugs to you honey!

    Caffey! Hey honey! Aww honey, you have given me kind words. I really strive to put my whole heart in my reviews!! No matter if they are for me or NOR. So, thank you! It means all the world to me. I can not wait to see your thoughts!!
    Have a great night!

    Fiction Vixen! Hey honey! Yeah... I am not sure if it wold come out or not... how I actually feel. But I think you got it, lol. PNR was the first thing I picked up when I started reading... so of course I love all the aspects of their world... I just........ *shrugs*
    Thank you for coming over hon!!

  13. Hey Cecile wonderful review! I understand what you mean about missing something but "the sex was hot" so I'll still add it to the tbb pile ;)

  14. Hey honey!! Thank you for popping in here today! Well I am glad that you understand. I mean the sex was awesomely hot... but something was missing and I am not sure it was even between the two characters. I hope you have a great weekend honey!!

  15. Hey you know what? I just realized you always have awesome reviews. I'd be lost without your blog! Your reviews keep me up to date on the good reads! Saves me a lot of time at the book store because all I have to do is take my list (that I make up after reading your blog) and go right for the good reads! I don't have to stand there at the book store reading a lot of blurbs wondering if it'll be good!

    Thanks for all your hard work honey! It's much appreciated!


  16. Hawk!! Hey honey! Hugs to you! Girl, you know I love when you come over for a visit! Does not matter what time or day or whatever!! I love having you here!!!!
    And truth be told, it is kind words like yours that keep me writing the reviews I do!!! So thank you very honey!! Hugs to you!!!


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