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Rejar (Matrix of Destiny #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  2,797 Ratings  ·  93 Reviews
The Cat's Meow

Lord Byron thought he was captivating, the fashionable matrons blushed behind their fans at a glimpse of his hard form, and nobody knew where he came from. His startling eyes-one gold, one blue-promised a wicked passion, and his voice almost seemed to purr. There was only one thing a woman thought of when looking at a man like that: Sex. And there was only on
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Edit: By the way, did you guys notice that the dude on the cover HAS NO ARMPIT HAIR?? Apparently, kitty shifters on Aviara don't grow fur there. *lifts eyebrows skeptically*

This was a weird one for me. You definitely have to be in the mood for the crazies. Like...CRAZY loco, esé. I mean, shifter hero from Aviara (another parallel universe) time travels/portals into Regency England and lands as a cat at the feet of the virginal heroine? Oh, and shifter hero has crazy sexytimes powers and can make
Bark's Book Nonsense
Feb 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Now's your chance to read this classic. It's .99 cents at Amazon until 10/21/14. Just ignore the new fugly cover and all will be good.

Caveat: I wrote this review sometime in 1997. I wonder if I'd still feel the same today?

In Dara Joy's 1996 release Knight of A Trillion Stars we were introduced to the lovable and very arrogant Rejar. KOATS ended with quite the cliffhanger and after waiting for what seemed like an eternity we finally learn the sexy Familiar's fate in Rejar.

Rejar, after tumbling th
Jul 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to MelissaB by: AgentScully
Okay, Lilac drove me crazy at times, especially for the first half of the book. The regency setting didn't quite seem to come alive for me, we spent most of the time in Lilac's home. She annoyed me because she was so mean to Rejar for no apparent reason. Rejar was very patient with her but even he started to lose hope that she would find her brain and treat him decently instead of using him only for sex.

Now the good parts - mainly Rejar who is sexy as all get out. He knows what he is doing and
Shari Kay
Mar 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Okay...yeah I actually did read book 2.

So Rejar is a manwhore of epic proportions. We knew this from book one. Lorgin(H1) was no schoolboy either, but Rejar is in a class all his own. He's a Familiar. They love women. They cannot go long without one. He's probably slept with thousands! I mean that literally. It is his culture and I should not hold it against was hard not to. I tried not to think about it as I was reading, but invariably it got thrown back in my face...over and over agai
Julie (jjmachshev)
I liked this book even if Lilac (the heroine) irritated me to no end at times. I want a Rejar for myself. He's a Familiar; they have two forms - cat and human. Rejar ends up (via a very heroic act) falling into Victorian England in his cat form. He notices a very sexy human, jumps into her coach and decides to go home with her. Rejar is blatantly and openly a sexual being. When he realizes he is in a time of (outwardly) moral chastity, he's crushed! Lilac doesn't want to get married and give a m ...more
♡Karlyn P♡
A funny, light time-travel (or would this be scifi since hero also comes from another world?) romance. Heroine is annoying at times, but the banter is funny and sex scenes mostly hot.
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
I love sci-fi romance. This one even had a touch of PNR along with a good dose of an all time favorite of mine, historical romance. So, it had it all. Rejar is a shifter alien who is transported to Recency England. Oh, did I forget to mention it also has time travel? Talk about the whole package. I had so much fun reading this book. My only complaint is that I want more.
Rajar is the cat man of any woman's dreams. He is sexually proficient, handsome, and loves with all his heart. There is just that one little off-ness about him; his need to us the litter box every now and then. When this other-world beast-man falls into Regency England he stays a cat till he finds something that he can only concur as a man. His find ? A stubborn, prim, virgin, woman. Poor Rajar, the adjustments are hard and his love not returned. Magic and some interfering old wizard help shift ...more
Jun 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my very first romance book that I read, LOL!
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
2.5 Stars

After really enjoying Knight of a Trillion Stars I decided to go straight on to this book about Lorgin's younger brother Rejar. It started pretty much where the other book left off and after stepping into the vortex-thing Rejar lands in a carriage in cat form in regency England. He also finds himself in the carriage with Lilac who he is straight away intrigued by, and so he starts hunting his sensual prey as only a Familiar can!

I wanted to like this book sooooooo much, and I did kind of
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Just putting it on hold. I am listening to the audio which is fine, but the book just seems slow at certain parts.

It is a sci-fi time travel mixed with a paranormal since the hero is a shifter. He turns into a cat.
Set in England in 1811.
Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac,


What more needs to be said of him? He is.. remarkable. Mesmerizing. Unforgettable. Possessive.
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Thinks he can get his way. And then he does get his way, the brat. So lovable, he is. Charming, funny, witty, he makes me smile. One of a Kind. I just love him a lot. *swoon, sighs, in love*

Lilac, never been so charmed by a heroine before. She makes me smile too. And she's argumentative. Doesn't like him. Want to hurt him. And yet she gets addicted to him. I love how innocent and delightful
Fangirl Musings
Dec 28, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys a mixed genre
Recommended to Fangirl Musings by: Owned in personal library
Overall this wasn't a terrible novel. The plot, in an of itself, was rather good; an feline shapeshifting 'alien' comes to Regency England to eventually fall in love with an English miss. I applaude any author willing to cross boundries, and with this unique plot, Joy most certianly manages to capture the genre of Paranormal Historical.

However, while I did find the plot to be unique, I found the execution a bit lacking. Both the main characters, Lilac and Rejar, did not come across enough in th
Maureen Feeney
When Rejar finds himself in Regency England in cat form, he makes the most of both forms in Lilac's bedroom and in the salons as one of Lord Byron's friends Prince Nickolai from Russia. Lilac lives with her elderly aunt and adopts the homeless cat, while Rejar tries to seduce her as Prince Nickolai at the partys of the ton, at the same time curling up beside her as his familiar cat self at night.

It was ok, I loved Rejar the charming rogue in the first book but he was totally reformed in this boo
May 01, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cottoncandy, scifi
Dara Joy's books are my guilty pleasures. They're so absurd but so addictive. And in this case, Dara Joy did not disappoint.

Regency England meets Sci-Fi, in this hilarious (and at times, melodramatic) romance. As her books are not meant to be taken seriously, it was enjoyable to read a romance about a very seductive and endearing hero (who happens to be a Familiar - a shape-shifter) and a likable heroine. Although, I seem to have lost my taste for romances with heroes of exceptional experiences
Angela James
Last week, I re-read all 3 of the Matrix books published by Dorchester. I haven't been able to read them for some time (I was one of those who got caught in the author's mismanagement of her self-publishing scheme years ago) but I used to love these three books. I was glad to revisit them and be reminded of how much I enjoyed the stories. They're They have sensuality, a sense of humor and fun, and were unique in their world building (even despite some of the derivative elements). It' ...more
Ok book. I just wasn't really in the mood for a historical. I was really disappointed that nothing took place on Rejar's world. I kept hoping he would just snatch her away. The rigidity of Ree Gen Cee Ing Land was a turn off for me. I felt she overcame the rigidity of her entire life's upbringing rather quickly. I also preferred it when I thought of Rejar as more than just a housecat. What is so facinating about a housecat? This is the second cat shifting book in which the "cat" that I imagined ...more
Mar 21, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paranormal romance readers
Shelves: romance, fiction
I did not like it too much at first. I think I've been spoiled by more contemporary authors of this genre who are just all-around better writers. The books I'm used to don't have the two mains meeting right away, and there's usually a strong plot unrelated to the romance. Here it was just Lilac hates him, Rejar wants her, Lilac hates him, Rejar wants her, etc. It really picked up after the wedding, though. I especially liked the Traed character and am hoping that as the ending seemed to imply, t ...more
Tonya Warner
Aug 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great continuation of the Matris of Destiny series.

Rejar comes in to his own as he tries to thrust the Shimalee in to the tunnels. He finds himself in Regency era Britian, and faces the trials and tribulations of the times. Finding Lilac, he begins a very different aspect of life. Learning much about her as first her CAT, and then her dream man, Rejar poses as Nickolai, a Russian prince and sets ot to win Lilac over. It proves a most frustrating task, but well worth it in the end.
Jane (PS)
Jun 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was interrupted a LOT during my read of this book. On the positive side, this had nice short sections within each chapter which allowed me to easily put the book aside. Unfortunately I couldn't decide until I gave it a burst of reading in the last quarter of the book as to whether I had really enjoyed it. I found it amusing throughout... I DID enjoy the last quarter, so I'm giving it 4 stars.
Marcy Strahan
Mar 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my all time favorite books.
It's syfy meets time trvel/space travel romance at it's best.
Rajar is a sexy man from another world who travels thur a worm hole to earth & meets his soul mate.
One of his many talents is he can tranform into a cat!
All I can say is: "meow, purr purfect!"
The second book in the Matrix of Detiny series by Dara Joy. Sci-fi meets Regency England. Haha! Rejar is an alien being who can shapeshift into a cat. A fun and silly read yet strangely entertaining. The whole concept in ridiculous but it worked for me and my strange sense of humor.
Seraphina Hart
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rejar. What else can you say? I wasn't crazy about his female but he was.
Milly Jane Maven
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Karen L
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book a few years-ago I totally fell in love with it but I forgot to put a review on here. I was glad I went back to re-read this book because Rejar and Lilac are a fun couple to read about and some of the scenes in this story had me laughing out loud. ( I had family members asking me why I was laughing so hard...LOL.)
Feb 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rejar is the 2nd book with the Matrix of Destiny series. This book blends paranormal, fantasy, time travel, and historical romance.
As a feline shape-shift and warrior, Rejar is all kinds of sexy! While Lilac, in the beginning, is a bit annoying. She is the typical regency miss, who is abnormally attracted to Rejar. He is a playful character and when he decides to no longer hold back in the!
There is a lot going on in the book. Rejar is a Familiar from a futuristic planet/realm. He
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Natalie Martinez
I feel in a way tricked. When I look at all the on line views for this book they basically all said this was a great book. There were two scenes similar to rape scenes. Also the plot wasn't as great as was advertised.
I liked the main male character Rejar. But at the times he just came off at just plain well....not smart. Coming from another world and another culture you would think he would set out how to see how things are different between the sexes. You would think he would do that before mai
Rejar, a cat shifter, is transported to regency England from his far off planet. He meets Lilac, happy to be a spinster, while she o her way to a party. The story is part magic, screwball comedy and overbloawn melodrama. I happily tolerated the first few chapters, hoping the story would get better, unfortunately it didn't. I didn't like the characters, there was no chemistry between the couple, no plot and the comedy bit was not funny to me. Lilac is stubborn, shrewish and unlikable. She fought ...more
Well, this is probably the weirdest book I've read this year.

A time-travelling alien who can turn into a cat finds love in "Ree Gen Cee Ing Land"

The reason I have only given this 3* is that it's a bit rape-y for my liking. There are a couple of occasions when sex is being used as a punishment and I don't like that. The reason it still makes three stars is because that is only a small part of the book and in other parts it is very funny...

"..."Why, when I finish--"
"Don't you mean when HE finishes
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Other Books in the Series

Matrix of Destiny (5 books)
  • Knight of a Trillion Stars (Matrix of Destiny #1)
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