Dark Diva Reviews gives Soul Mate 5 Divas and top pick of October 2009.
5 Divas and Oct 09 Top Pick~
When I first opened this book, I wasDark Diva Reviews gives Soul Mate 5 Divas and top pick of October 2009.
5 Divas and Oct 09 Top Pick~
When I first opened this book, I was carried away by the world that Ms. Bybee created. Even set in a contemporary time and setting, Kari’s character leaps off the page. Her need to do good far outweighs the inherent dangers and risks she takes. Kari is such a courageous woman, I found myself rooting for her as she hunted the bad guy while still trying to deal with a determined FBI agent. She reminded me of Catwoman or Electra, who tried to keep their hearts hidden, but still help out for the greater good.
Nick has alpha male stamped all over him, and isn’t about to let a little thing like Kari keep him from finding out the truth. His rugged character and sheer tenacity had me on the edge of my seat. A demanding male who wouldn’t let Keri go had me breathless, not to mention the sparks that were flying between Kari and Nick were so hot I’m surprised my computer didn’t burst into flames. Ms. Bybee has a definite winner on her hands with Soulmate. I’m anxious to read more of this talented writer’s work. I give Soulmate Five Delightful Divas and my Top Pick for The Month of October.
4 1/2 Tombstones from Bitten By Books
After becoming a werewolf, Kari Pearce lives a very lonely life. Fearful of rejection, she hides her “affliction” from everyone, even her sister, and she constantly guards her heart. However, she is able to accept and make the best of it. Her wolfish senses are magnified in comparison to normal humans, which help her become an exceptional private investigator. Thus, it is not surprising that she saves a child from an abductor and helps the police catch the perp.
FBI agent Nick Murdock comes to the Sequoias due to the kidnapping case. When he sees Kari, she immediately touches his heart as no woman ever had before. She is an enigma to him, and being a good FBI agent, he plans to get to the bottom of it. After all, her secret is keeping them apart.
For a novella, Soul Mate delivers a knock-out punch. The plot is well-thought out, and from the very first page, I was caught up in the story. Kari’s situation definitely touched my heart. She turns a bad experience into something she can use for good. Certainly a perfect heroine! And how can you not like Nick? His relentless pursuit of Kari makes him an ideal partner for her. I truly enjoyed this novella, and I am pretty sure you will, too. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
4 1/2 Book by the Long and Short Reviews *voted best book of the week
Catherine Bybee sets a fast pace in the opening sentence of this story and rarely slackens the pace. Her heroine, Kari Pierce, now a PI, has reason to remember the night of her parents’ murder and is living with the consequences still. Consequences she’s successfully hidden from the outside world as well as her sister.
She resents the monthly cycle of ‘shifting’ but never ignores the call of someone in distress. And tonight is no exception, when she rescues a child from her kidnapper and guides her safely to the searching policemen.
Nick Murdoch, FBI, likes what he sees when he spies Kari Pierce at the diner, but his instincts tell him she is not what she seems and he’s determined to discover her secret. The plot thickens when Kari, later, saves Nick from the kidnapper. How can anyone move with such unnatural stealth? Another mystery for Nick to unravel.
Sparks fly between them, but Kari determines no man will be interested in her when they discover her secret. But she’s reckoned without Nick.
Catherine has a wonderful sense of timing and her scenes and characters come alive beneath her ‘pen’, and her use of secondary characters helps to lay background information smoothly.
5 Cherries from Whipped Cream Reviews and votes best book of the week~ Kilt Worthy is an effective and mind-blowing first person account about being se5 Cherries from Whipped Cream Reviews and votes best book of the week~ Kilt Worthy is an effective and mind-blowing first person account about being seduced by and falling in love with a hunky Scottish laird straight out of my most romantic fantasies.
Ms. Bybee has given Jane Parker an incredible voice and a well written and believable personality. Her internal dialogue convinced me that the heroine was smart, pragmatic, well adjusted and primed for love and passion. Although I could only know the studly Logan from Jane’s perspective, the author did a stellar job with her descriptions and emotions. I also commend Ms. Bybee for an intense and well written account of Jane’s seduction by Logan – I couldn’t read fast enough and I truly felt satisfied as a reader.
I also liked the focus of the story – the excitement, the joy and the uncertainty of finding your soul mate and the tinderbox passion that erupts when you accept fate. I didn’t need the trappings of how things worked in the magic/time travel department. This is a story of two people destined to fall in love and how they handle it. This is a story of the moment that changes everything for them and their lives become new, fresh and full of promise.
Kilt Worthy riveted me, seduced me, and kept me glued to its pages. This story is romance. It embodies the reason I read this genre and I’d recommend this book in a heartbeat. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
4 1/2 Stars Night Owl Review - Top pick
Catherine Bybee’s latest release, Kilt Worthy is an intriguing, steamy time travel paranormal romance that will capture your attention from beginning to end.
Peering at the world from behind her camera lens, “Plain Jane” Parker is stunned to see a handsome hunk wearing a kilt as he confidently strolls down a busy Seattle street. Her dormant libido roars to life even before their eyes meet. Aroused and intrigued, she tosses aside her usual caution and follows when Logan MacLaren beckons for a delightfully sinful one-night stand. Logan is an exceptionally talented lover, wielding the abundant sword he sports beneath his plaid to deliver unparalleled pleasures. He reminds her to trust her instincts after reality proves they’re a more perfect fit that either imagined. Then Logan drops his bombshell: He’s traveled through time to find her and wants her stay with him forever… in medieval Scotland. Did Jane just have the most erotic sex of her life with a delusional crazy man, or is it truly possible for her one-night stand to last forever?
Ms. Bybee has written a beautiful story that has great characters and an interesting storyline. Her characters are intelligent, fleshed out and seem to jump right off the page. She has woven the elements of the storyline together seamlessly so that all of the threads blend together in a way that seems effortless. This book is a fast-paced page- turner that hooks you from the very first page. This is a book that I will be adding to my keeper collection and one that I am happy to recommend. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oh, my! This short is packed with all the things I love…a talented use of first person, lots of sexual tension, great descriptions, and a hero who makes you weak with desire…and that’s all in the first three pages!
Ms. Bybee does an amazing job of showing the emotional turmoil of Jane and Logan’s search for happiness through time. Please tell me Chase gets his own story! Can’t wait for the next one!
Once and a while you pick up a book that stretches your imagination. Finn is that book. First, and not to be overlooked, this is a Male / Male romanceOnce and a while you pick up a book that stretches your imagination. Finn is that book. First, and not to be overlooked, this is a Male / Male romance written by a woman for women. It holds everything a romance novel should, souls wanting the ultimate mate to connect with, and a story to be told in the process of finding the prefect partner in life. Set in a world of shifters and wendigos, Finn is a perfect blend of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance. Ms. Martinez weaves a universe with her pen, blends believable worlds and rich characters you can’t help but fall in love with. This book has opened up my horizons of others like it to follow. ...more