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(Cat Star Legacy #1)

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Zetithians are back. And they're hotter than ever...

Having the Zetithian feline gene gives Larry Tshevnoe awesome beauty, fearsome strength, sensuality and sexual prowess unmatched by any other males in the universe. But it can make the quest for true love...complicated.

Enter childhood friend and fellow Zetithian Althea Banadänsk. Her empathic powers make her the only one

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 384 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Eva Millien
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Zetithian felines are back along with a whole host of other aliens in this hot, spicy and adventurous cosmic romance. Larry and Althea are bold and fierce characters that easily draw readers into their world as a distress call sets on a path into danger. Larry and Althea’s romance is a bit unexpected (for them) as they fight their sizzling undeniable attraction with snarky wit and Althea’s empathic powers add a whole other dimension to this relationship as she sets out to help him discover w ...more
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Its been several years since I read a few of the Cat Star Chronicle books. I remember enjoying them. There is a huge reason I didn't enjoy this one. It is something that will make me never pick up a book from an author again. It also seems to be something that is becoming more and more okay in romances. It's something that I am not okay with on any level, cheating.

Larry's whole reason for setting his course to find Althea is because he wants her to use her emphatic abilities on his girlfriend C
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Hot space adventures, sizzling passions, and unexpected danger along with some humorous moments highlight Cheryl Brooks’ MAVERICK.

Larry is a Zetithian, a cat-like being with attitude and a huge ego. Althea is his empathic childhood friend and Larry is hoping she can help him determine if he has chosen the right mate. They never expected the heat that would flare between them or how their chemistry could serve as rocket fuel.

While there are lots of light-hearted banter and some off the charts hea
Eva Millien
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New Release Review! Maverick (Cat Star Legacy #1) Cheryl Brooks!  

Zetithians are back. And they're hotter than ever...
Having the Zetithian feline gene gives Larry Tshevnoe awesome beauty, fearsome strength, sensuality and sexual prowess unmatched by any other males in the universe. But it can make the quest for true love...complicated.
Enter childhood friend and fellow Zetithian Althea Banadänsk. Her empathic powers make her the only one who can show Larry what he truly desires, and she'll do
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Maverick begins the Cat Star Legacy series which is a second generation spin-off from the Cat Star Chronicles series from a few years back. I wish I had read the original series first, but didn’t realize that I should have… now, I’m not sure that I will. So let me be frank without being harsh — I do not like cheating by the hero or the heroine while a potential couple in any form, in any way. Almost everyone has had a life before they meet the one destined for them s
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved the Cat Star books and was thrilled to see that there was a new series featuring the children of the original pairs. While I enjoyed meeting Althea Banadänsk. and Larry Tshevnoe I thought the story lacked the tension and danger that was in the first series. This was a pleasant romance , in fact it managed to have a HEA for three different couples. I felt that there was just not that much action in the plot. The story kept bogging down and not moving that fast. Even so I will be looking f ...more
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, sci-fi, bn
Such a fun romp. I haven't read the previous Cat Star series, although I've collected them all to read. I'll have to make a point to do that as so many stories and characters either visit or are referred to in this second generation spin-off. I have a weakness for sci-fi romance and it takes me on an enjoyable imaginary adventure. Cheryl is a master at this sub-genre and my head was happily spinning with all these odd creatures. She does a fabulous job describing them so you can see them in your ...more
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness. I remember reading Larry's parents' story ages ago. I kinda loved how fantastic the Zetithians were. I mean, they suffered terribly after their planet was destroyed and yet they persevered in the face of overwhelming odds. As a reward, they ended up with their perfect someone. *heart eyes*

This series follows the second generation and all the shenanigans they get into. Since pretty much all the Zetithians are hybrids now, who knows what their capable of. I mean, Althea has the gif
I was so excited to be back in the world of Ms. Brooks’ imagination. I read and enjoyed the original Cat Star Chronicles series that introduced us not only to her famous Zetithians, but to many other planets and worlds and to the inhabitants of those worlds. In every shape, color and size, some humanoid like, a lot of them not human at all, but in Ms. Brooks’ world there is always some way to communicate and a lot of inter-species canoodling. Of course, there are humans from earth too, and they ...more
Up All Night With Books
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
Review by Sasha
Late Night Reviewer
Up All Night w/ Books Blog

Maverick by Cheryl Brooks is an entertaining outer space novel that brings to life a world that you could never think to imagine.

Everyone is looking for their one true love. For some, the process is quick and easy while others it can take a lifetime. For Althea, finding her true love is a little bit more difficult due to her mixed bloodline. Her parents have given her beautiful gifts that come along with her lifeline. Finding h
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I missed the Zetithians...

My issues are... I don't remember the joy juice causing the reactions that way. Granted, it's been a few years since the last one. Still... Not sure any of the previous books are where I can reach them though to double check. Oh wait - one was a freebie on kindle once.

And... I generally don't find it that interesting to read up on the now adult offspring of previous H/h pairings. Actually, most of the time I find it uncomfortable, particularly if the author has let me s
Originally posted on Under the Moonlight Book Blog

This book started ion an interesting note and I liked the concept of it. We have this race of aliens that are cat-like and this insect race and all the makings of a great story. And it would have been if I had read the series that this one spins off.

About half the book the characters mention many things that happened in the other series and I was a bit lost. If you are interested in this series I recommend you read the other series CAT STAR CHR
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
It has been years since I read a book in the Cat Star Chronicles series. I really enjoyed that series. I could not read those books fast enough. Thus, when I saw this new series, I figured now was the perfect time to read a book from this author again. Sadly, there was something missing in this book that I loved about the prior series.

I found myself having a hard time forming a very close emotional connection to the characters. Also, the there was some humor but it was minor. That is what I enj
CA Portnellus
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cheryl Brooks has answered the questions and dreams of her readers with this new Legacy Cat Star series. Maverick is the Next Generation of the original books of Zetithians, now the kids are adults and getting into adventures and falling in love, Zethitian style!
This one wasn't as humorous or fun as some books in the past. The characters are a bit self-absorbed, yet still wondering about their sex appeal and how to do it (alluring a new mate, falling in love and such).

But as most readers of Broo
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun return to the series. The kids are all grown up and looking for love.
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
So happy this series is back!
Angela Goodrich
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

The cats are back! Or should I say, the kittens are all grown up? Either way, I’m glad to be able to return to Cheryl Brooks’ Cat Star World where Zetithians have successfully staved off their extinction and the second generation of hybrids are beginning to find their own mates. I’ll admit that I’m not entirely sure I read the final book of the Cat Star Chronicles simply because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to the Zetithian
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful addition to the Cat Star Chronicles!!
Breane Ross
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, LOVED this book! It is a great futuristic romance and the characters rock! Totally recommend this book!
Theresa Hurley
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! It was great seeing/reading about the kids and getting into their lives!
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing Start.

I love the original series and the next generation is just as amazing. I love the development and the recap of the previous characters but then in a way that they didn't seem redundant. This is a great read and this series is going to be amazing. Looking forward to it all.
Maria Itliong
rated it it was amazing
Oct 30, 2018
carla skipworth
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Sep 30, 2018
Renee Sturgill
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the cat star chronicles so when I seen that there was a new series,none other with the kids! I was really excited. You get to meet new characters and catch up with the ones we already know about. I can't wait to read more and find out what all the children are up to and how they find their mate.
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great read by Cheryl Brooks, a continuation of her cat series. This is the start of the children from the original series, they are all grown up and looking for trouble! Tons of humor, with an out of this world adventure.. The best part is there are lots of children since they usually come in a litter of three! Cannot wait for the next book.
Rebecca Durham
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Dec 13, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Dec 07, 2018
Jo Ann Vega
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It is everything you want in a paranormal romance. The world she created was clear and the banter between the chartered was a lot of fun.
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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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