Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
This book began as three separate novelettes and has now been combined as a full novel. Werecat: The Rearing #1, Werecat: The Glaring #2, Werecat: The Fugitive #3 and now all together in one edge of your seat novel.
Jackson (Jacks) Dowd was in his last semester of college when he and his housemates decided to go to Canada for spring break. It was while in Canada that he went off on his own and found himself in a park at night. It was there he met this handsome man named Benoit and one night with him was all it took for him to forget his friends and family. With spring break coming to an end Jacks was ready to leave but Benoit had something else in mind, as a werecat Benoit decided to make Jacks like him essentially putting an end to Jacks returning to his previous life.
Three months together and Jacks finally saw Benoit for what he was, a killer. Although Jacks felt the same impulse to take life he fought it and decided he couldn’t stay with Benoit any longer. The only one he could go to for help was Farzan Mohammed whose father owned the neighborhood bodega. Over the time that Jacks had visited the bodega he and Farzan had become friends and he was the only friend he had besides Benoit.
As a werecat it didn’t take long for Benoit to find him and when he went to kill Farzan Jacks had no choice but to kill him.With nowhere to go he stayed with Farzan in his parent’s basement working three jobs to make enough money to get a place of his own but he had no idea what the repercussions would be to his killing another werecat. He is attacked and once again had no choice but to kill. Jacks is a wanted man when he discovers that there is a secret society called the Glaring who want Benoit’s belongings, belongings that Jacks had no idea about. As far as he was concerned there were somethings Benoit left behind but they didn’t seem to have any importance, something Jacks would come to learn was not true. Something is very valuable and the Glaring will stop at nothing to get what is inside a safe deposit box.
The Glaring are werecats determined to put an end to humans and Jacks has no choice but to leave New York and go to Barbados to retrieve a book that is a key to everything. Jacks leaves Farzan behind with a promise to return since their relationship had gotten to the boyfriend stage but Jacks had no idea what he would be facing in his attempt to get Benoit’s belongings.
This book did not lack in suspense and violence and none stop action, I couldn’t put it down and although it did end in a cliffhanger at the time of this review the last chapter in Jacks’ story and his search for and destruction of The Glaring is available and as soon as I end this review I will be starting it.