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Beneath the Skin (de La Vega Cats #3)

4.20  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,637 Ratings  ·  83 Reviews
"A whole world exists beneath the skin. "

"De La Vega Cats, Book 3"

Gibson de La Vega is the Bringer, one of the Alpha s right-hand cats. It is his job to mete out justice and defend the law that holds their jamboree together.

After a contentious meeting with another jamboree, he s shot Mia stumbles onto the scene and saves his life. He s immediately drawn to the female who d
ebook, 195 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Samhain Publishing
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
A satisfying end to this trilogy. Gibson is one of the brothers who I liked. As the Bringer (what a sexy title) he brings justice. When he's targeted, he's pissed. When an innocent woman is dragged into this mess and she's being shot at, he's furious. Then he imprints on her and the wrath of angry alpha jaguar is going to destroy these puny aggressors. That's basically the story in a nutshell.

The sex is good. It's a bit rougher vanilla so it kept my attention a little. Mia the spitfire female ja
Apr 13, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
Lauren Dane and her books hold such a special place in my reading heart because she has helped to open up my opinions about what kinds of romance books I read. She was really my gateway to some of the very smexy books and authors that I now read. Because of this, my reviews of her books may be a little bias but I don’t care because I love her very much.

Beneath the Skin was another great read from Ms. Dane and her paranormal romances. Mia was an amazing heroine. She was a fighter, had great stre
Apr 14, 2012 Heather rated it it was ok
I've been a bit disappointed with the later books in this series. This one promised a lot of smexy and a whole lotta dirty talk, but I didn't feel it delivered. Just an example(view spoiler) I also felt that I didn't become invested in their happiness. I liked them as characte ...more
Heather  *got a job*
Book 3 of the de las Vega series: Gibson and Mia's story.

I reallyy liked Mia, she is a strong woman recovering from a vicous hate crime. She was such a wonderful strong character. Funny, flirty, sexy, yet if you piss her off or threathen someone she cares about the claws come out.
Gibson's position is justice for his jamboree and sometimes that can be a bit harder than expected. We find out he had to challenge to the death for the position from his Uncle. Then in the last book his brother was ex
Jessie Potts
Jan 01, 2013 Jessie Potts rated it it was amazing
What it's about: This is the third book in the de La Vega Cats series by Lauren Dane and was previously available only as an e-book. Beneath the Skin is about Gibson, or the Bringer. Gibson is the Alpha's right-hand man. He metes out justice and defends the pack. He meets our feisty heroine when she digs three silver bullets out of his body. Their past (or their families' pasts) comes to light afterward, and the two are determined to stay away from each other. This is a problem, because the chem ...more
Guilty Pleasures
Raven's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

4.5 Stars and Creme de la Creme

I was captivated by Beneath the Skin, the third book in the de la Vega Cats series, by Lauren Dane. I have felt this way since the beginning of the series. Both Trinity (book #1) and Revelation (book #2) pulled me in and left me wanting more. Beneath the Skin has done the same.

In both books readers got a glimpse of Gibson de la Vega, Bringer of the jaguar jamboree. Now his life is brought into focus in Beneath the Skin. He
Mia Porter is back at home recovering from a hate attack and trying to figure out the next path her life will lead, when she scents someone bleeding. Seeing another shifter who had been shot three times with silver, Mia has no choice but to help them and remove the bullets. When she finds out it is a de La Vega though, she is not sure she wants to rekindle any friendship between the Porter's and them. A longtime family grudge has not softened as the years have past, but she reminds herself she w ...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Heeeeellloooooooooo sexy! Gibson De La Vega is the Bringer of the De La Vega jamboree. Basically he is in charge of justice and protecting his cats. When is faced with a rogue group of cats that entered the territory without permission and he sends them packing, he is attacked and shot at with silver bullets.

Mia Porter just happens to be around when he gets shot and she feels compelled to help him and save his life. Even though she didn’t know who he was
Mar 24, 2012 Angie rated it it was amazing
This was a hot read! I have been waiting for Gibson's story for a while and this surpassed my expectations! Mia is the perfect woman for Gibson but the two of them are the last to admit it!

Mia's family is not an active member in the De La Vega jamboree because of an injustice that happened three generations ago. Gibson knows she's not for him, even if she has saved his life. But a new threat targets both of them and only together will they be able to stop it.

This is a stand alone story but I be
Rinny Rainwind
Oct 10, 2014 Rinny Rainwind rated it it was amazing
This is book 3 in the De La Vega Cats series. This is the story of The Bringer and Mia. The characters were excellent and well thought out. I am in love with this world. I can't wait until the next book. I'm going to see if I can find another series by this author.
I really liked this book. Mia is my type of female. She badass with a fierce heart of gold. Lauren made the perfect heroine with independence but not too much where it's annoying. And Gibson is plain old yummy. Of course the steamy scenes are well, steamy (it's Lauren Dane) My favorite of the series.
Apr 13, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
de La Vega Cats Book Three
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Est. Print Length:162 pages
Publisher:Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (April 3, 2012)
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A whole world exists…beneath the skin.
Gibson de La Vega is the Bringer, one of the Alpha’s right-hand cats. It is his job to mete out justice and defend the law that holds their jamboree
Apr 18, 2012 Candace rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own-on-kindle
Anything by Lauren Dane is an automatic read for me and I'm never disappointed. I've been waiting for this book for what feels like forever and loved every minute of it.

Gibson is a great character that we've been learning more about from the start of the series. Mia is his perfect match.

One of my favorite parts of any series is revisiting past characters and Lauren Dane is phenomenal at that, even interconnecting different series with the Cascadia Wolves and the de La Vega Cats. So, in this book
May 04, 2012 Darcy rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book, 2012, pnr, shifters
I really liked this one, loved that we go to see more of Gibson. He is prefect in his position of Bringer and even more so after you hear of how he achieved the position.

I really loved how Gibson met Mia, at a time when he was most vulnerable, dependent on her just to live. I think if he had been found by most other females, things wouldn't have gone so well. Mia's personality of not letting people push her worked out well finding Gibson shot. She just took charge and helped him out. Of course i
Redheads Review it Better
Another great book by Lauren Dane. If you haven’t read anything by her yet, you better have enough money and time allotted so you can read her books. I absolutely find her books addicting and this book can be another added to her growing list.

Mia is back in her hometown after an attack and the area pack didn’t do anything to help find her attackers. Still trying to deal with the aftereffects, she happens to stumble over a handsome shifter who is shot three times with silver bullets. Even though
Joyfully Reviewed
Gibson de La Vega is the Bringer for his jamboree and it’s a responsibility he takes very seriously. He is the one who makes sure that their laws are followed and he hands out justice when those laws are broken. After a meeting with members of another jamboree where Gibson handed out a fair ruling for their misbehavior, he finds himself shot and with silver to make it worse.

Mia Porter is a cat in the de La Vega jamboree but her family does very little with it due to bitterness and bad relations
May 18, 2013 Sally rated it really liked it
Beneath the Skin is a hot steamy read with passion and true sense of protection from the outset. This is Gibson de la Vega's story and when he is shot by unknown shifters and is rescued by the mysterious Mia Porter, his world is turned upside down and will do anything to protect what is his.

This story is about family betrayal and family feuds. Whilst battling with their emotions for each other, Gibson and Mia find themselves target practice for family vengeance and it is only their love and trus
Mar 13, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it
This is my favorite so far of the de La Vega cats series. Gibson is the strong silent, protector type, very devoted to his jamboree, and to making sure they are all safe and taken care of. He deserves a strong woman who has his back. Mia was a wonderful heroine. She was a pilot who flew supply planes in the Army and was used to being in control and taking care of herself. When we meet her, she has moved back into her hometown and is recovering from a terrible hate crime, still, she doesn't hesit ...more
LittleRed M
May 18, 2013 LittleRed M rated it liked it
Picture Romeo and Juliet as large cat shapeshifters.

Mia Porter is a cat shifter who is recovering from an almost fatal attack. She moves back to be with her family and actually comes across another cat shifter being attacked in a similar manner to her own. The cat is the Bringer, or basically, judge, jury, and executioner of the cat jamboree, and incidentally, a member of the family that wronged an ancestor of Mia’s. They quickly form a bond (a very very sexy and lustful bond) as they try and f
sharon e hochstetler
Gibson and Mia. A new favorite.

I liked Gibson before but I love him now. Mia is an amazing female. She has overcome so much. So brave. She is awesome. Loves Gibson even when he gets bossy. Please. Give Dario and Dave Matheson.
Char Moore
Apr 17, 2014 Char Moore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book so much!

I loved Gibson & Mia! Hot, Hot, Hot!!!! I fell for Gibson in Galen, Renee & Jack's story. I hope that we'll see more of this family. I really like these cats, wolves, and witches!!!!
Apr 10, 2012 Bea rated it liked it
I love Lauren Dane as an author. She is not afraid to take on difficult situation and complex characters. She has the ability to write female leads who have had a tough lives, yet still keep on moving forward.

Yet, with this series (de La Vega Cats) I can not help but feel that our three female leads (Renee, Kendra, Mia) all seem "strong, sassy, and sultry". In fact, I swear they said same phrases in each of their books.

This book moves away from the witches aspect and moves into the Others-haters
Family Feud on several levels, Female saves alpha life, open meaningful communication. All of these things help to make this book a great read. Oh did I mention hot passion. Mia has served two terms in Afganistan and returns a hero. She is then attacked on home soil.
Gibson has a dangerous job in being the cat packs bringer or protector. He doesn't think there is any female out there who could live with his necessary life style. Until his life is saved by Mia.
Lauren Dane managed to develop stron
Amanda Kern
Feb 23, 2015 Amanda Kern rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I am revisiting old books. This book stands the test of time. I laughed and cried just a little. I wonder what is going to happen next.
Lady Lioness
I admit to picturing Jason Momoa as Gideon. It added a layer of enjoyment to the book, let's just leave it at that.

I am relatively sure I've read at least one of the other de la Vega books before, but I don't have a clear recollection of it. However, Beneath the Skin works well as a stand-alone, without any annoying info dumps. As hot as Gideon was in my head, I enjoyed Mia the most. I loved the fact that she stayed a strong, fierce, warrior throughout the whole book. Her trauma was acknowledge
Jun 10, 2014 Mskychick rated it it was ok
Shelves: henrico-ebook
DNF'd at 45%
Jul 09, 2012 gremlin rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this.

Gibson de La Vega is the Bringer for the jamboree, and Mia Porter is nearby when he's shot and digs three silver bullets out. Her family has had so little to do with the jamboree that he doesn't even know she's one of his cats at first.

Mia is strong and fiesty, and refuses to be a victim again when she's already recovering from a hate crime attack. She'll let Gibson protect her within reason, but she won't just roll over for him no matter how tasty she finds this alpha male.
Aug 14, 2012 Ansu rated it really liked it
Another great book in this series. Well written with a good plot. Mia was an amazing heroine. What I like about LD heroines, is that they are not afraid to want the hero and they do not push him away. Gibson was hot and he made a good match to Mia's character. It is always nice to read about past characters in the books and LD lets us in very nicely. Lauren Dane has now become an author that I will read anything by her as she knows how to write a good story with great characters.

3.5 stars.

Good not great.
Dec 26, 2014 Bei rated it it was amazing
I love the heroines in this series. So strong and vicious and yes. *happy sigh* I need more!
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“All right. And if any of you get hurt I'm going to be really mad. I sleep with a Glock next to my bed so don't think I'm joking. I will shoot you if you don't make sure Gibson gets back here safely” 7 likes
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