ARC Review: Captured by her Cougar (Cougar Creek Mates) by Felicity Heaton (Tour) ~ #Excerpt

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Cougar Creek Mates #2
Felicity Heaton
Paranormal Romance
August 18th 2018
ARC Review Copy


In the wake of an Archangel attack on Cougar Creek, Storm is seething with a need for revenge against the hunter organisation and the key to it might be the petite blonde mortal he’s locked in his cabin, one he’s determined to make sing for him. Only the beauty has a fiery temperament to match his own, and the more time he spends with her, the more she stokes a fire inside him. One that fills him with a startling and undeniable need to make her sing in another way—in his arms.

Gabriella isn’t going to take her captivity lying down. She’s going to give the pig-headed brute holding her against her will hell until he finally believes she’s innocent. He might be a cougar shifter, but she isn’t afraid of him. Or at least she isn’t afraid of what he is. The way he affects her, the flames that lick through her whenever they’re close, terrifies her though, because the longer she’s around the towering sexy-as-sin shifter, the hotter that fire blazes, and it’s only a matter of time before it burns away all her restraint.

With the mating heat and the attack bringing cougars back to the creek, Gabriella is a complication Storm doesn’t need, but she’s one that he wants… because she might just be his one true mate.


New York Times best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton is here today for the book tour of her new shifter romance release, Captured by her Cougar, the second book in her brand new Cougar Creek Mates Series. Set in her popular Eternal Mates world, Cougar Creek Mates takes you into the deep Canadian wilderness to a secret place that’s home to a cougar shifter pride led by four sexy brothers, each guaranteed to steal your heart and set it racing! With all four books in the series releasing just weeks apart, this is going to be one hot summer.

Check out the book below and be sure to enter the awesome Grand Tour Giveaway happening at her website as well as the Exclusive Blog Giveaway below!

Captured by her Cougar is book two in the Cougar Creek Mates series by Felicity Heaton. It starts off where the first book left off.

Heaton takes us into the lovely Canadian woods with a bunch of cougar shifters who will soon be getting together for the pride gathering.

Storm has a lot of anger. He’s got demons in his past that affect his decisions and mess with him. We see the struggle he goes through with his hatred towards the Archangel organization, anyone associated with them, and his dislike of human women.

Gabriella is the half-sister to the man who came to kill Storm’s family. She knows nothing about the Archangel organization, but Storm doesn’t believe her.

Storm and Gabi’s relationship is best described as verbal sparing. Gabi doesn’t back down from facing off with Storm and gives him a run for his money right from the start. They argue and that turns on Storm’s cougar and sets the sparks flying. Theirs some action to keep you interested, lots of sexual tension with some well written sex scenes, and the ending is oh so sweet.

Captured by her Cougar is a quick read. I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the others in the series.

Rated: 3.5 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Felicity Heaton with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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Gabi stood her ground on trembling legs, her heart hammering against her ribs.

He stopped close to her, towering over her. She barely reached his broad shoulders, had to tip her head back to keep glaring at him. His eyes shifted, growing more golden as he stared down at her.

“I have a right to know.” Those words came out unsteady, trembled on her lips as she faltered, fear getting the better of her. More powerful men than this one had tried to intimidate her and had failed. She wasn’t going to let him win. She wasn’t going to be cowed by some country brute, no matter how much stronger he was than her. She clenched her fists and narrowed her eyes on him. “Tell me how Ivy is.”

He responded by seizing her right upper arm in a bruising grip and she leaned back, grimacing as she tried to wriggle free of his iron grasp. When he shoved past her and tugged her with him, her eyes widened and she shook her head.

He was taking her towards the bedroom.

His voice was a low growl as he uttered, “You gave up all your rights when you invaded our territory.”

Gabi shook her head faster and frantically clawed at his hand, leaving red marks on his golden skin as she desperately tried to prise his fingers off her. Her heart went wild, thundering as fear pounded through her veins.

“Please,” she whispered, her eyebrows furrowing as she looked at the back of his head and leaned away from him, trying to use her slender weight to slow him down.

He yanked her forwards and shoved her into the bedroom.

Her knees hit the bed and she fell onto it, gasped as she twisted to face him, her fear rising to swamp her and leave her quaking as cold sweat slid down her spine.

Darkness descended as the door slammed.

His gruff voice echoed through it. “You’re not to leave that room. If I see you outside it, there’ll be consequences you won’t like.”

Her eyes went wider. She had thought he had been about to deliver consequences she wouldn’t like, and God, it was a relief that he hadn’t. She sank against the soft bed, her breath leaving her on a long tight sigh as all her fear drained from her, leaving her shaking and weak, feeling sick to her stomach.

He moved around the other room, muttering, “Fucking humans… like I’d want one again.”

She frowned at that and pushed up onto her elbows, using his words as a distraction she badly needed as she got her shaking under control. So, he had desired humans in the past? What had happened to make him hate her kind so much?

Gabi waited for him to leave, but he kept stomping around like a bear in a bad mood, making a lot of noise as he tossed dishes in the sink, proceeded to wash them, and somehow managed to make a racket as he dried the damned things. He was pissed because she had silently accused him of being the sort of man who would abuse a woman, she got that.

He didn’t need to take it out on the dishes.

She eased onto her feet and looked around the dark room, but couldn’t see a thing. There had to be a light somewhere. Despite the remoteness of the cabin, he had electricity. She had noticed a coffee maker in his kitchen, and other electrical items, and the living area had a lamp and an overhead light, although he hadn’t used either in the time she had been locked inside her cage. 

She felt her way along the wooden wall and the bed, heading away from the door. When she hit the outside wall of the cabin, she turned right, and felt her way forwards, stopped when her legs banged into a side table. She blindly explored it with her hands, sighed as she found a lamp, and fumbled with the damned thing.

The light was so bright when she found the switch and it came on that she flinched away from it.

Gabi curled her lip as she looked around the rustic room, with the blue quilt that covered the double bed and was ragged at the edges, worn from what looked like a century of use, and the rickety wooden wardrobe beyond it, and the single side table that had possibly been made by someone blind. She had never seen such awful furniture.

Still, the fact he had electricity was a godsend.

The light went out.

“For fuck’s sake,” the man growled from the other room and she jumped as he banged on the door. “Who said you could use the last of my electricity?”

That explained why he hadn’t used the lights in the main room of the cabin the entire time she had been in it.

“It wasn’t like you said I couldn’t!” she snapped. “It was dark in here.”

“It was dark in here,” he said in a mocking, girly voice. “Fucking females. Grow a spine. You’re in a room with no damned windows. It’s not as if something can get in and get you!”

Someone can get in and get me though,” Gabi grumbled and glared in the direction of the door.

“I heard that,” he snarled and her eyes widened as the sound of metal scraping drew her attention downwards and a slim shaft of light suddenly penetrated the darkness. “For that, you get locked in.”

“No.” She flew towards the door, slammed face first into the bed with a grunt and rolled off it, back onto her feet. She found the door handle and rattled it, twisted and turned it, and banged on the wooden panels when it refused to give. “You can’t keep me in here!”

“You’re like a broken record.” His voice was clear through the door, and she eased back, positively jumped away from it. She had thought he had moved away again. “How about you sing me a new tune, Little Bird? Tell me about your fuck-head of a brother and your involvement in Archangel, and I’ll give you a little more freedom. You want out of that bedroom, you have to sing for it, Little Bird.”

Her involvement?

“I have nothing to do with Archangel.” She pressed a hand to the polished wooden panel between them. “You have to believe me. I have nothing to do with them. I only helped Alexander run his business. Ask Ivy… question her. I don’t doubt your brother is probably questioning her right this minute.”

He scoffed and muttered, “the last thing Rath is doing right now is interrogating Ivy.”

“What’s that meant to mean?” 

The panel creaked, as if weight had suddenly been placed on it, and she pictured him leaning against it, and the way the chiselled planes of his face would be hard, his cut muscles tensing as he crossed his arms over his broad chest.

“It means Rath wouldn’t hurt a hair on Ivy’s head… but you, Little Bird, if you don’t start singing, my brother might just be inclined to find a way to make you… or worse… he’ll leave it to me.”

She backed away from the door, her heart seizing in her chest. “You’re going to hurt me?”

“Only if you don’t sing.” His voice was a low growl, a deep rumble that rattled her with the force of his words as they hit her.

Gabi shook her head.

“How can I sing when I don’t know the tune?”


Don’t miss out on the other books in the Cougar Creek Mates series Coming Soon

Book 1: Claimed by her Cougar
Book 2: Captured by her Cougar 
Book 3: Courted by her Cougar (coming 8th September 2018)
Book 4: Craved by her Cougar (coming 29th September 2018)


[su_note note_color=”#ddf0e3″ text_color=”#000000″]Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

4 comments on “ARC Review: Captured by her Cougar (Cougar Creek Mates) by Felicity Heaton (Tour) ~ #Excerpt

  1. Another great review and giveaway!! Ty! Angela shared on all my socials!!

    • Glad you enjoyed and good luck in the giveaway! ^_^

  2. I knew you would like this. I am looking forward to reading more my self. I am curious if she will do any books on the Bears? Ah, I do wish they where longer.

    • I’m enjoying this new series. The four brothers are fun and sexy. I like the cougars and seeing a different type of shifter breed. We’ve gotten glimpses at how big the Eternal Mates World is and all the different species, so it’s nice to branch out and explore. I can’t wait for more and I agree with you. I wish they where longer. All of these are the fated mates insta-love/attraction. It’s not bad and when an author like Heaton knows how to make it work in a way you don’t care how fast they fall, it’s good!