Title: Belling the Cat (Bloodrose Series)
Author: Julia Talbot
Release Date: 2009
Page Count: 85
Reviewed by: Kristin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.4 stars out of 5
Vampire Jonny runs Bloodrose, a club that pairs up supernatural creatures for the optimum sexual experience. Too bad he can’t find anyone he wants to start a relationship with, even with all of the amazing creatures coming through his doors. Then cat burglar Luc shows up, intent on stealing something he needs very badly, and Jonny knows his luck has changed.
Their relationship isn’t going to be easy, especially not with the men who’d just as soon see Luc dead, and aren’t afraid to take Jonny down, too. Can Jonny, with the help of his friends Deke and Kasey, help Luc survive to become Jonny’s number one thing? Featuring characters from An Itch to Scratch and The Werewolf Code.
This is pure brain candy. It’s a simple plot, dialog driven, with lots of sex. And it works.
Jonny is bored until Luc the werecat gets through his security and invades his office. Caught, Luc is offered a six week contract with Jonny at Bloodrose as his punishment.
What happens is a relationship fraught with peril as Luc’s last contract comes after him, and now, Jonny.
The dialog tends to be terse, almost to the point of bluntness, but yet it works because the story is mostly from Luc’s cat’s point of view. I don’t think the humor would come through quite as well if it were more traditional dialog – or characters.
Overall, if you like a quick read with dominant vampires, toothy shifter kitties, droll humor, all combined with pages of hot man action, then this would be a book you want to check out.