The Cougar’s Timid Little Lynx by Jenika Snow

The Cougar’s Timid Little Lynx by Jenika Snow
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (90 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Lisianthus

Love isn’t supposed to make someone bleed, leave marks, or even make a person cry. But that was the only kind of “love” Alice Stratton knew. Wanting a new life, she takes her daughter, Joey, and moves to Sweet Water, a picturesque town that she hopes will erase her painful past.

Cougar shifter Luke Landon has given up on having a relationship after his ex-fiancée betrayed him. Now five years later he is living in Sweet Water and is the physician to more than half the town. He never thought he’d find his mate, but all it took was for his cougar to scent Alice, the timid little lynx shifter, and his whole life changed. But Alice is damaged, and has a child from another man. Can Luke heal his broken mate, be a father to a little girl who isn’t his, and get past his own trust issues?

Alice was trapped in a relationship that was full of pain as the way to show love. Wanting to get out for her daughter but having trouble finding a way to escape, she’s seriously relieved when her abuser dies. It’s definitely fate since as soon as she settles in a new town she meets her fated mate in Dr. Luke Landon who’s a cougar shifter. I liked Alice, yes she stayed in a bad situation, but she did it to protect her daughter.

Luke is the perfect hero for her, strong, protective and willing to take it slow so Alice can be comfortable. I also enjoyed how soft and gentle he is with Joey and includes her when spending time getting to know Alice. There is a different dynamic when dealing with both a single mom and a past filled with abuse and I really do think Ms. Snow did a good job giving both of those issues the time and attention they deserved.

The story had lots of romance, friendship and the right amount of spice that I really enjoyed reading it. It’s a shifter story with fated mates but they don’t spend a lot of time in their animal forms, but there is a lot of animal instincts guiding actions. I recommend to fans of paranormal romance that like a hero and heroine that are set on healing each other and a cute child who just cements their bond.

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