Review: Fugitive by Cheryl Brooks

Fugitive: The Cat Star Chronicles #5

When a Zetithian fugitive meets a beautiful Earth woman, their passion may cost them both their lives…

Manx is a Zetithian fugitive with a feline gene that gives him remarkable sexual powers. He has been in hiding in the remote jungles of Barada Seven ever since being marked for extermination by the violent Nedwuts.

Artist Drusilla arrives on Barada Seven, enticed only by the promise of finding a nature paradise there. But she discovers a wildlife she wasn't expecting when she encounters Manx. Reckless with desire for the beautiful Earth woman, Manx risks his life to win her as his mate.

It's only a matter of time until the Nedwuts find them, but it will take all of Manx and Drusilla's passion, skill, and ingenuity to survive.

Uh oh. Not good. This is going to be a "Did Not Finish" review. I found the idea behind the story awesome. I love off-world paranormal romances and was really, really excited for the opportunity to read "Fugitive" by Cheryl Brooks which is her latest installment of her popular "Cat Star Chronicles" series. This is the first time I read anything by this author, so I was pretty excited.

I am sure you are wondering why I did not finish this book. Very simple. The prologue ruined the entire book for me, enough so that I couldn't get in to it enough to put self through the hours I would need to read this. The issue I had is that Manx, the male hero, is outside somewhere near Drusilla's temporary home and is masterbating to her "scent" while he "knows" that she knows he is watching her. He doesn't even know the color of her eyes YET he "knows" they WILL become mates. I just couldn't get over that. All I could think of was those perverts in city parks masterbating in the bushes while people walk by, or the pervs who stalk outside women's homes masterbating while they watch.

I have to say, I feel like I am a prude about sex or something. I am not. I have no issues with it in books, tv, movies, music etc. I have an issue when it's distracting. This was distracting so much to the point I had no desire to read further then 50 pages in. I thought Manx was creepy just from this initial part of the book.

I don't want anybody to be deterred from this book. I am sure it's a good book but for myself personally, it was ruined right off the bat. I am not putting any kind of rating associated with this book as it would not be fair as I was unable to finish it.

disclaimer: This book was provided to me at no cost by the publisher, Sourcebooks. I am not provided with any monetary compensation for my review. My reviews are unbiased and to be shared with other book lovers. I am just a book lover who reviews books as a hobby. I have no desire to become a professional reviewer nor do I want to be paid for reviewing. I just love good books and prefer to keep it that way!

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