Jenny Lincoln runs a big cat rescue that is on its last legs financially. If she does not get an influx of cash soon, she might have to close her doors. But there seems to be a mysterious donor that will provide the money needed - but there is a catch. Jenny must attend a party at a private sex club to collect the remainder of the promised funds. Desperate to save her rescue, Jenny agrees to the proposition from Noah, a rich benefactor. Noah displays rather feline qualities himself. At this meeting, Noah gives her the remainder of the funds.
Jenny is so fascinated by the enigmatic Noah that she agrees to go out on a date with him, despite her misgivings about Noah and his intentions. Noah is hiding a secret, though. Will he share who and what he really is with Jenny?
Feral had a good beginning that got me involved in the storyline from the first chapter. The way Ms. Whitefeather introduced the characters, Jenny, open, natural and committed to the care of her big cats, and Noah, secretive, closed and intent on possessing Jenny. You could feel the chemistry between these two. I also enjoyed the background info on big cats or felids that was a part of Ms. Whitefeather’s storytelling.
There was a definite sexual tension from the beginning of the tale. Although we knew Noah’s secret early in the story, what was more interesting to me was the way Ms. Whitefeather portrayed Noah’s struggle to deal with the advent of Jenny into his life. Jenny was different and although Noah tried to distance himself from her, his efforts were for naught. Jenny was without artifice or guile. She did not play games and that threw Noah for a loop.
I enjoyed Jenny because her character was so open and like Noah was fascinated by her willingness to explore her sensuality without expecting anything in return but pleasure. There was also a mystical element to this story that seamlessly incorporated myth and magic. I found the legends fascinating. It was literally a glimpse into a different world. Ms. Whitefeather portrays convincingly Jenny’s courage and fortitude in fighting for a life with Noah without no barriers and Noah’s fear that he will lose Jenny because of her quest to be a full partner in his life.
The erotic scenes between Jenny and Noah were hot, and you see the gradual building of the intensity of the emotions between them as the story progresses. This book has good erotic love scenes, emotion, and an interesting plot. Well done, Ms. Whitefeather.
Reviewed by Dawn