Caress of Fur by Corinne Davies
Sometimes the world seems like a big, scary place. Is it really that dangerous
or does giving in to such fear make a possible threat real?
certainly believes the world outside her building is terrifying. So she stays
inside her apartment, running her website design company from her computer. But
her friend Stephanie won't leave her in peace. She thinks Mai should have a real
life, one that includes a man and a blissfully happy future…or at least a second
date. So when Stephanie sets Mai up on a blind date with Gaspar Sofalvi, Mai
doesn't suspect a thing.
Gaspar fully intends on following the directives
he's been given for his date with Mai: to move slow, compliment and build Mai's
self-esteem, and not have sex with her. But once he catches a whiff of Mai's
scent, his plans disintegrate on the breeze. She's his True Mate—well, his and
his twin brother Vencel's.
Mai's panic attacks worry Gaspar. So he has
Vencel pretend to be him on a date with Mai. The date is a bust, but the twins
refuse to give up. They track Mai down, apologize, and beg for a second
opportunity—for both of them. Mai struggles with the idea of dating both, but
gives the men a chance. (Hello, who wouldn't want to date gorgeous twin
brothers, both professing you're the only woman they want?)
Vencel and Mai's relationship progresses, but they're keeping a secret from
her—one that could endanger both her heart and her life. When some of Gaspar and
Vencel's old family members arrive with their own agenda, Mai learns more than
she bargained for.
I thoroughly enjoyed the world Ms. Davies created in
CARESS OF FUR. Her characters are vivid and intensely charismatic. The only
thing that kept the story from being great for me was Mai's unexplained panic
attacks. I didn't understand how someone could be so afraid of everything just
from being alone a lot—not without some other underlying reason. But others may
Despite my own question, I'd recommend CARESS OF FUR to
anyone looking for an interesting, intense, scorch-the-page romance!
Rating: 3 Stars
This review written originally for The Romance Reviews.
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