A Cougar Falls story

I really enjoyed the fictional setting for this book series, a town full of various shapeshifters.

I hate having to say this but, the whole premise of this book was weak. A lot of romances are guilty of this flaw, but it’s the way that the big misunderstanding is handled. As a reader I just wanted to knock some sense into Grady's head. Every shifter in town knew that Grady was crazy about Gabby, but because of her insecurity about herself, Gabby is completely clueless about Grady’s feelings. Forcing the two characters to sit down and just be open about their feelings; would have meant that one conversation later, all would have been well - though the book would have been considerably shorter.

The subplot about the other AC-Taw family seemed tacked on. I am a fan of Ms. Harte, and I am always open to reading anything with her name on the cover. This isn’t a bad book, but it isn’t one of Ms. Harte’s best.

Book Blurb for Outfoxed

When a cat tries to outsmart a sexy fox, only love can save him.

Grady Chastell, Shifter extraordinaire, wants to take a mate—the delectable Gabby Easton. She’s sexy, kind, and has the extraordinary ability to shift into two animal spirits, cat and fox. There’s just one problem.

Gabby won’t take him seriously.

He’s at his wits’ end trying to convince her to give him a chance when trouble comes knocking at his door. Before he knows it, he’s unwittingly party to one whopper of a lie that finally has Gabby where he wants her…but will she feel the same when she realizes she’s been duped?

It will take all his cunning, the help of the pride, and a good bit of mutual trickery to convince his foxy lady to forgive and forget. And more, to love him—the cat born to be hers.

Warning: Arrogant cats who think they can outsmart the slyest of foxes. A cat war, devious siblings, hijinks with consequences, and the threat of sexualized danger as a foxy feline turns the tables on a man who likes to tell tales.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2012 3.00