Title: Cougar Surrender-To Love a Cougar
Publisher: Liquid Silver Publishing
Book two in the Cougar Surrender series.
While shopping for lingerie, Harley finds something she can’t resist—sex on a stick in the men’s section. Intrigued and turned-on, she sets a plan in motion. If she can get him to size a thong for her to purchase as a gag gift, perhaps he might be willing to do other things for her too. Wicked things. Curl-her-toes things.
Cougar shifter Blaise is hunting—for human women, that is. His effort pays off in spades when he finds himself in the changing room with the beauty who captivated him the moment he saw her.
Their attraction is immediate, and it isn’t long before they’re burning up the sheets. But Harley soon finds herself embroiled in something she would never have imagined possible, with Blaise in the center of it. Despite what she may feel for him, it might not be enough to make her stay.
Harley watched Blaise take the stairs two at a time. She dropped her gaze to his ass, seeing how his jeans stretched tight across it with each step he took. Once he disappeared from sight at the top, she sighed to herself. The man had a killer bod.
She didn’t have long to wait before Blaise came back down again. He smiled as he met her gaze. Along with his hot body, he was handsome as sin. Harley was pretty pleased with herself for taking that chance back at the mall. He’d turned out to be better potential boyfriend material than she’d first thought. If she could get her claws into him, she would hold on for all she was worth.
“Let’s go,” Blaise said once he reached her.
Harley nodded, then followed him through the front door. She zipped up the jacket she wore as he brought her around the side of the garage and onto a graveled lane. A short distance away there was another building that presumably was the stable. The large structure was all red wood and white trim. The paddocks near it were enclosed with white wood fencing.
Once they reached the building, Blaise led her through the large sliding door that stood open. Harley looked down the row of stalls. There were about ten of them and each one was occupied. As they walked farther inside, large equine heads appeared over the tops of the doors. The horses snorted in greeting as they walked by.
Blaise stopped at the end in front of a stall on the right and stroked the nose of a black one. “This is my horse. He’s a gelding called George.”
Harley burst out laughing. “You named your horse George?”
“I know it’s a suck-ass name. It started out as a joke. I couldn’t come up with one so my brother, Taylor, kept calling him George, thinking I’d get sick of hearing it and pick a better one. That didn’t happen so the name stuck.”
She ran her hand along the horse’s cheek. “Despite his terrible name, he’s beautiful.”
Blaise walked to the stall beside George’s. “This is the one you can ride. Her name is Star.”
Harley could easily see why the bay mare was called that. She had a white star in the center of her forehead. “Hello, girl. Are you ready to go for a ride?” She scratched Star’s nose.
“I’ll get them saddled and then we can go.”
Blaise got saddles and bridles, then put the horses’ tack on while they were still inside their stalls. That task completed, he led Star out to Harley before taking George out of his. Once they were outside, they mounted. Even though it’d been a few years since she’d last been on a horse, Harley had no problem adjusting the stirrups or holding the reins properly.
Blaise kicked George into a walk, and Harley brought Star up beside him. They rode in silence until they left the stable behind them and were in a large stretch of open land. Fall had set in and turned the leaves around them to gold and red.
“All this belongs to your family?” she asked.
“Yes, as far as you can see and then some. How about we go a little faster? Since you’ve ridden before, you shouldn’t have any problem handling Star in a canter.”
Harley nodded as she set her heels into Star’s sides, getting the mare from a walk to a trot and then into a canter. She settled into the rocking motion of the horse and kept pace with Blaise and George.
They rode like that for about five minutes before Blaise pulled George to a stop close to a tall birch tree that stood alone in the center of the grassy land. There was nobody else around but them. She took a deep breath, filling her lungs with fresh air. It was nice to get away from city life once in a while. This was the perfect place to do that.
Blaise edged his horse closer to hers. He reached across and cupped the back of her neck before he leaned forward while nudging her in the same direction. He took her mouth in a light kiss, brushing his lips across hers.
He pulled back and met her gaze. “I’ve wanted to do that since shortly after I met you.”
“Do it again,” she said, her voice on the breathy side.
Hunger rose inside his eyes. “Like this?”
Blaise took her lips once more. Only this time it wasn’t a light brush. His mouth settled over hers, sealing it tight. His tongue came out and pushed inside, dueling with hers. Desire shot through her body, causing her nipples to grow taut and a throbbing ache to make itself known deep inside her pussy. The man was not only a hunk, he also knew how to kiss a woman.
4 Stars: To Love a Cougar is the second story in the Cougar Surrender series from author Marisa Chenery. It was a sexy story that was fun to read. The story was fast paced and flowed smoothly. It was a breeze to read. I enjoyed it very much. The series continues to get better as it goes along, with this book being more exciting than the first one, Cougar Heat. I liked that the story got off to a fast start as Blaise and Harley meet for the first time. This was a sexy shifter story that flew by way too soon. I enjoyed reading it and feel that Marisa Chenery fans are bound to love it too. I will most definitely be reading the next book in the series.--Tulip, Long and Short Reviews
5 Cups: Harley and Blaise are two characters who will grab the heart of the reader and never let it go. The storyline is immersing from the very first page. I find the secondary characters interesting and would love to read some more. The story of Taylor and Aspen is one I have plans to find and read. To Love a Cougar is an outstanding shifter story that provides plenty of sexy shifters for the reader to love.--Delane, Coffee Time Romance
Rose That Rules All: To Love a Cougar is the second book in the Cougar Surrender series by Marisa Cheney. I chose this book because I love paranormal stories especially cougars and other cat shifters. The chemistry between Blaise and Harley is blistering hot. The sex scenes were sizzling. I adored that Harley was willing to help Blaise’s father even though she just met him even risking her job if caught. Overall, this was a great story. I will be keeping an eye out for more by Ms. Chenery.--Melissa, Romancing the Book
5 Stars, Top Pick: To Love a Cougar is an excellent quick read. It is the second in the series, but the reader does not have to start with the first book to understand the storyline. I am absolutely enjoying Marisa's quickies. Get started on this spicy PNR series and be swept away.--Angibabi4, Night Owl Reviews