Yet she can’t escape the attention of Ridley Cromer, the instructor at the martial arts dojo where Cat takes lessons. She arouses the animal in Ridley—and something feral comes to life when their body heat rises. Cat is in no position to let her guard down with anyone, especially someone who could be endangered by her past. But Ridley has secrets of his own—secrets only Cat would understand. If she dares to trust him.
What I didn't like: While I know Ms Feehan writes hot and steamy stories, I felt a bit short-changed by Cat's Lair. I felt like I skimmed the majority of this book due to all the sex scenes. The first few I read but after that, nope, didn't need that info to progress the storyline.
The beginning was a bit slow but still kept me entertained enough to continue. There seemed to be a plot and that it was going somewhere. After that...all the sex you could ever want and then some. Cat's Lair came across to me more as a bit of teaching/training the heroine how to become and be a good submissive. Don't get me wrong, I've read all types of books including a complete series in BDSM and Cat's Lair was, to me, "BDSM light" sex wise but the hero is over the top domineering.
Neither Cat nor Ridley/Eli struck a chord with me. I didn't feel invested in them or the storyline. The plot was so much in the background it almost didn't exist for me. I didn't even hate the bad guy.
What I liked: This is harder...I enjoyed the secondary characters more than the main characters and it was nice to "visit" with characters from previous books. I actually can't wait for Elijah's story.
I've been hit or miss with this series. Some of the books I've really enjoyed but there have been a few I was just shaking my head. Cat's Lair was a head shaker for me. I do love the way Ms Feehan writes but the book just felt "blah".
Recommended for fans of the Leopard People series and fans of Ms Feehan's writing.