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Stud (Cat Star Chronicles #8)

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  576 ratings  ·  54 reviews
"Hot and yummy...this is a series that just gets better and better."
-Night Owl Romance
Even for a Zetithian, Tarq Zulveidinoe's sexual prowess is legendary. Believing it's all he's good for, Tarq sets out to perpetuate his threatened species by offering his services to women across the galaxy...
Paperback, 416 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published February 1st 2012)
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3.5 Stars

This was quite a good story and I was really engaged in the beginning but I thought it dragged on a bit too long and was starting to lose interest during the last third of the book. Liked the author's writing style and imagination so will definitely read her again.

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The first two chapters made me want a box of tissues and a bull horn with a side of fried chicken and chocolate pie. Ms. Brooks totally ensnared my emotions when she took turns introducing me to Tarq and Lucy and the problems that beset them. Both hero and heroine have some serious issues with no one to save them or turn to, except each other. It’s how they help each other out and what they discover about one another along the way tha
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
I have followed The Cat Star Chronicles from the beginning and was thrilled to see new offering in the series. Stud was released in February and is a great addition to the series.

Just a quick background for any who have not read the series. Zetithian males are the greatest lovers in the universe. A jealous man destroyed the home planet of the Zetithians along with most of the Zetithian race. A few survived but have been hunted and ran the risk of being killed if found. That changed when the man
Reviewed at 2/2012

I have been a fan of Cheryl Brook’s Cat Star Chronicles since I came across a tattered copy of SLAVE in my local used book store. As I am a huge fan of science fiction, the premise of an alien species of super sexy men with feline qualities and penises with unique, err, characteristics spoke to my nerdy romantic heart. For me, this series is the best of both worlds combining romance and science fiction with a paranormal flair.

In STUD, we meet Tarquinian Zulveidin
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Review to come. I'm still putting my thoughts together. This one, I wasn't sure I'd like more than the others. I can say it was much meatier. After the beginning which I was kind of bored with, it became much better. I read the acknowledgements and the lightbulb went off in my head. Now I know why this one appealed to me better than the others.

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Tarq is a man in the wrong time. He can survive in the wild but in civilization, his strengths do not help him. I can't imagine what life w
Earlier editions in this series seemed to focus on weird and unusual sex. This one, the relationship was the main focus. Two characters with low self esteem - the H because of a learning disability (Zetithians can be dyslexic? Interesting), the h because her father has browbeaten her into thinking the best she can hope for is to take advantage of the H's stud services and run away. Fortunately for both of them, she's his mate, so he gets to spend the rest of the book attempting to convince her o ...more
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This is the third or fourth book in this series that I have read. I have not read them in order, but I haven't felt like I was missing some esoteric back story. There is less emphasis on describing the genitalia of Zetithian's and their magical double-jointed, ecstasy secreting penises and a little more emphasis on the ecstatic orgasms the secretion induces. To add to the Zetithian mystique
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He is a refugee, a Zetithian without a planet and one of the last of his kind since his world was blown out of the galaxy by a jealous, sadistic husband. He is revered as a sexual dynamo. It's both his job, and, as he and his brethren are tasked with saving his kind from extinction by reproducing in quantity, his calling. And he's gotten very, very rich from it. Women from all over the universe pay just about anything for a few hours in his bed, for a chance to bear his
I've read everything except book 7 in this series and I have to say that I find it ridiculously fun. These are the books you pick up when you're having a so-so day and they end up making you smile. What's not to like here? You get a race of feline aliens who are so good at wooing the ladies that their entire planet was destroyed in a fit of jealousy. Did you read that last sentence? They're so good at boning that the ladies are never left unsatisfied. WIN!

Tarq's belief that he's less than everyo
One of my favorites of this series. The plot was fairly tightly focused on the relationship between the hero and the heroine. There wasn't a lot of the over arcing story here which suited me. I don't mind an over arcing story but I like ones where that element doesn't take over. I liked the hero who thought he was nothing much and I liked the heroine too but felt her motivation wasn't as strong. By the time she was 30 she should have been strong enough not to be under her father's thumb since he ...more
Lady Lioness
Since the book is not coming out until February 2012, I won't write anything in depth, but I will say that if you have strong feelings towards Brooks' Cat Star series, negative or positive, Stud will not change your mind. I definitely don't recommend picking this up unless you've read the first book, Slave, and book six, Hero. Characters from book seven, Virgin, make a very, very minor appearance and none of the other past couples show up. A side note, Hero remains my favorite book in this serie ...more
Feb 01, 2012 Betty rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all
The best Cat Star Chronicles yet!! I recieved my copy in the mail yesterday and finished reading it this afternoon! I hated to put the book down. The main character is Tarq, a Zetithian, and a very sexy, sexual, tortured hero. The story opens when he is meeting Lucy for the first time. He is drawn to her scent even before he looks at her face. Lucy is is a sensitive, caring woman from a self-absorbed family that doesn't appreciate her. Together, Tarq and Lucy, embark on an accidental adventure t ...more
Laura Kitchell
Cheryl Brooks' Cheryl Brooks Stud Stud is a major page-turner. External conflict was outstanding, as always in Cheryl's stories. I do wish the conflict between Tarq and Lucinda had been more complicated. A simple, honest conversation would've eliminated it, which made it weak. The story works on a grander scale, however, dealing with persecution, bullying, emotional neglect, and dyslexia. I love that Lucinda is a little chubby and plain, and how Tarq simply couldn't resist her because she offere ...more
After reading my reviews from the preceding books in this series, I realize why I don't have a great push to read these one after another. Although they are good stories in the end, they drag. Either they drag with story set up, relationship set up, or with declarations of affection, when it is so obvious that it is right in front of your face. This book was the later.

So the two characters are both very insecure, both in their own ways. I get the reason for not believing one is lovable by both c
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For years, I've heard great things about the Cat Star Chronicles. I put the first few book on my list and I was going to read them right away. But life happened, like always, and the books are still sitting on my wish list. After having the opportunity to read the newest release in this series, Stud, for review, I'm thinking that it is probably best that the books are st
Stud is the eighth book in the Cat Star Chronicles by Cheryl Brooks and a Paranormal Romance from SourceBooks Casablanca.

Book Blurb:

They’re galaxies apart...

Even for a Zetithian, Tarq Zulveidione’s sexual prowess is legendary. Believing it’s all he’s good for, Tarq sets out to perpetuate his threatened species by offering his services to women across the galaxy...

But one force can bring them together...

Loucinda Force is the sensitive dark horse in a self-absorbed family, repeatedly told that no
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Morgan Wyatt
Stud is the eighth book in the Cat Star Chronicles by Cheryl Brooks. Cat Star books have gathered a loyal following because of the exotic worlds, engaging characters, danger, and sultry storylines. Imagine a planet where the men are not only beautiful, but they also make their mates exceedingly happy. The men have just a touch of the feline. They even purr when romantically content. They are the talk of the galaxy when it comes to the females. The men from the neighboring planets are less enthus ...more
This is the 8th book in a series about an alien race from the now destroyed planet Zetith. The surviving Zetithian men have a feline gene that makes them unbelievably good-looking, strong, and when it comes to sex they are unmatched by any other males in the universe (we will get to why in a bit). In true PNR fashion, each book is a stand-alone story about one couple. The author does a great job of catching the reader up on any world building so I never felt lost or like I might have missed some ...more
Erin Kyle
I really, really like this book. This is only the second book I've read in the Cat Star Chronicles (for some reason, most of the stories haven't struck my fancy...), and I understood this story just fine -- it definitely can be read as a stand-alone novel. I had no problems whatsoever with the world or characters.

I do have two critiques, though, despite how much I thoroughly enjoy the story (And let's be honest, if I ONLY have two critiques, that's gotta be a good sign, right??)
1. The awful danc
3 1/2 Stars

I generally don't go for books that are labeled as romance, but this sounded like fun, so I entered (and won!)

One several levels this was fun, in the sort-of guilty little pleasure type of fun. I've not read any of the other stories in this series, but this read completely like a stand-a-lone book.

The side plots were interesting and when the author added a new layer to the story, with additional characters, the story gained some more depth.

My only issue with the story was how much (i
This is a guilty pleasure series for me, as well as for many other readers. I mean, seriously, men with magical penises that cause instant orgasms with little effort, which apparently taste like whipped cream? You wouldn't think, with a premise like that, that the books would stand up at all.

But I loved this entry. I love that Brooks's heroes are competent in all the ways that matter. I liked Tarq's vulnerability, and understood Lucy's insecurities. It was great watching them come to their own.
Deanna also on Leafmarks because I miss Marco
I love this series because it takes survivors of a genocide and shows their ability to survive. It shows hope.
Tarq is a great hero. He has a disability. He cannot read. How many of us or our children suffer from this. I love seeing a hero with real flaws. He suffers from his misconception that he is not smart. He does not accept how smart and talented he really is. He thinks he has but one talent, sex. He has that talent but so much more.
Lucy has a domineering father who controls her and belit
Kris Sellgren
How could I resist a science fiction romance series called "Chronicles of the Cat Star"? "Stud" is the first I've read, about a sexy alien with feline characteristics who falls in love with a human waitress. It was fun, with much adventure and too much sex. I'm likely to read another in the series sometime; I hope it is equally fun.
I won a copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads.

This is the first science-fiction romance I've read (I've read paranormal romance before), and I loved it. Sure, the dialogue is a bit stilted at times (perhaps explained by the lovers' awkwardness at how the other feelings for him/her), but the lovemaking scenes (and Tarq's certain special qualities) definitely make up for it. It's hot, hot, hot! Love the sprinkles of humour and danger, and the descriptions of the weapon-making were a nice
If anyone deserves a Zetithian male, it's an overworked waitress. And I don't remember the story of Moses being so #hot. #snardlover #acpl
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Ok I loved this book, loved the characters. The story was great. And yet, 4 stars. Yet again Cheryl Brooks dissapoints with no updates on previous characters. I thought for sure Dax and his mate would have kids by then. This book is set like 3 years after the last book. The little bit that Dax is in this book gives no clue of what's going on with them. There's no updates on the other characters and no real foreshadowing for the next book. Bah. Once again, loved the book but was dissapointed on a ...more
Stud is the eighth book in the Cat Star Chronicle series. In Stud, Tarq meets Lucinda Force while she is working at her parent's restaurant. I know Tarq had it rough but geez I really felt sorry for Lucinda. Her family sucked...big time. Tarq is doing his best to repopulate his species by offering his services as a stud. Lucy and Tarq end up being on the run together with some more great side characters. The book is full of drama, intrigue, and hot romance. Highly recommend this book!
Nancy Lee Badger
This entire series is on my shelf and I must admit I am comparing STUD to several others. Not faire, I know, but this was nearly as good as SLAVE. I cannot wait for the next installement in the Cat Star Chronicles, but have to admit that without the mean planet-killing jerk, things were a bit tame. We need another nefarious villian who wants to kill Cheryl Woods manly cat men! The hero is studly (ha, ha) and the heroine is sweet and in dire need of him. I am jealous!
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Cheryl Brooks is a former critical care nurse turned romance writer. Her Cat Star Chronicles series includes Slave, Warrior, Rogue, Outcast, Fugitive, Hero, Virgin, Stud, Wildcat, and Rebel. Her Cowboy Heaven series includes the Cowboy Delight novella and the Cowboy Heaven novel. Her self-published works include Sex Love and a Purple Bikini, Midnight in Reno, and the Unlikely Lovers series, which ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Cat Star Chronicles (10 books)
  • Slave (Cat Star Chronicles, #1)
  • Warrior (Cat Star Chronicles, #2)
  • Rogue (Cat Star Chronicles, #3)
  • Outcast (Cat Star Chronicles, #4)
  • Fugitive (Cat Star Chronicles, #5)
  • Hero (Cat Star Chronicles, #6)
  • Virgin (Cat Star Chronicles, #7)
  • Wildcat (Cat Star Chronicles, #9)
  • Rebel (Cat Star Chronicles, #10)
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