Publication date: October 5th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
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.
Sunniva is on my “Read Everything She Writes” list
(Thanks to Cheryl McIntyre of course) and this book delivered on exactly what it promised.
Let me start by saying this book was a whole lot of new territory for me. I’ve never read paranormal romance, I’ve never read a shifter book of any kind and I rarely read romantic suspense. But since Sunniva wrote it, I was reading it.
So, needless to say, there was a bit of an adjustment period for me at the beginning of this book, getting used to the fact that the female lead character turns into a house cat and the male lead character has the ability to read and alter the emotions of other people. That’s what makes Sunniva’s writing so good, just a few chapters in and I was completely comfortable with the fact that Ulani turns into a cat and Aidan can invade peoples’ emotional states. A few more chapters and I totally bought into the idea that these traits were “super powers” of sorts. Another chapter or two and I was totally loving Aidan’s interactions with both Ulani and Mina (the cat alter ego).
If there was one thing I struggled with in this book, it was the suspense plot line that runs throughout. I’m pretty certain suspense just isn’t my thing. I often second guess the viability of some of the suspense elements I read and this book was no different. I’m sure lots of readers crave a good mystery. I however, tend to lean toward the idea that the mystery is getting in the way of my romance time. LOL ㋡ I guess there was a reason I named my blog Obsessed with Romance.
As always, Sunniva delivers the heat, the sexual tension and the perfect amount of romance. This book has a uniquely intelligent slow-build, which I both loved and hated. (which BTW, I think was exactly what Sunniva intended) I absolutely believed that I was reading about a couple falling in love, not insta-love but the honest to goodness building of a relationship. The best part of this “paranormal” romance was the fact that it was truly a romance in every sense of the word.
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!
Website : http://www.sunnivadee.com/