Catnip and Hockey Sticks by Stephani Hecht

4720catnipandhockeysticks510w-430x645Title: Catnip and Hockey Sticks
Series: Stray House Hustle, #1
Author: Stephani Hecht
Genre: Erotic Romance/Shapeshifter/ Paranormal
Length: Novella (57 pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (January 1st, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: The most painful thing of all is to have what you want the most to be within you grasp, yet you are forbidden to touch it.

When the council names Hansen the Alpha of his Stray pack of Cat shifters, at first he is reluctant. His father, the former Alpha, hadn’t exactly been a good example, so Hansen feels as if he doesn’t have a clue. But to his surprise, he finds that he is actually good at the job, and he soon has a thriving pack.

One of Hansen’s steadfast rules is that he never favors one member of the pack over the other. They are all treated as equals, and that plan works out perfectly, until Hansen finds a homeless runt who needs a home. One who is sexy, alluring and draws Hansen in—Nevel.

Nevel didn’t even know he was a Cat shifter until he first transformed into his animal form. Kicked out of his home, he drifts around until Hansen takes him home and gives him sanctuary. Before long, Nevel finds himself in love with the Alpha, but no matter how hard Nevel, tries Hansen won’t give Nevel the time of day.

Will Hansen ever take Nevel as his mate? Or will Nevel be destined to live the rest of his days with a broken heart?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0174-0

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Hansen, alpha of stray cats, thinks treating his mate like he would anyone else in the pack is a good idea. Nevel, Hansen’s mate, has other ideas. It broke my heart to see Hansen deny Nevel over and over again.

I think Hansen was wrong in treating Nevel the way he did at first. There was a chance Nevel would’ve left after getting fed up with it. Loved the details of the story.

Fantastic read. Highly recommended.

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