Friday 24 January 2014

Cat Got Your Tongue by Rae Rivers

A billionaire's life and art collection are at risk. Who better to help than the daughter of a cat burglar?

When art collector Cole Anderson is targeted for his priceless Renoir, he reluctantly employs a bodyguard to upgrade his personal security. Imagine his surprise when she arrives--professional, capable, and sporting a ponytail and a gorgeous smile. Alex Foxley is all woman--sexy, feisty, and intimately familiar with the shady workings of the art underworld thanks to her mother's connections. 

While battling an explosive attraction for each other and thwarting thieves determined to have Cole's Renoir at any cost, Cole and Alex must work together to protect his life and property--and uncover a secret neither of them knows exists. Will they discover who is behind the deadly conspiracy before it's too late? Or will passion and lust blind them to what's right under their noses?

I am familiar with Rae Rivers' other books which are The Keepers Series and they are more focused on the paranormal genre, so this book was very different and unexpected.

Alex Foxley is a woman that you do not want to get into a fight with, whether you are a woman or a man! She is strong, sexy and extremely independent and knows all about the art world, having a Mother who is a cat burgler! But instead of following in her Mother's footsteps, Alex has set up her own security company that prevents these kind of burglaries and she is regularly hired by wealthy clients with incredibly expensive paintings to protect. She is a well known and recommended bodyguard and her next client to hire is Cole Anderson, a billionaire to ensure that his priceless painting, The Renoir stays out of the cat burglers hands. But can their relationship stay strictly professional or will they be heading towards dangerous territory?

I really liked the fast pace of this novel and there were some very steamy scenes. This was just like The Keepers series and I loved this aspect. Rae always makes her female characters strong, but at the same time having that vulnerable side.

I thought the sexual tension between Cole and Alex was written really well and I definitely wanted them to get together.

The prologue at the beginning had me wondering literally the whole way through the book what had happened and what it was referring to. I even questioned Alex and Cole, wondering if it had something to do with them. I did not figure out until the author revealed it to us! 

I did enjoy this, but I think I prefer Rae's paranormal books. However that is not to say that this one is not a good read, just not my usual genre choice of book.


Cat Got Your Tongue is out today. Get your copy at Amazon UK