Title ~ “Drive Me Wild”
Author ~ Christine Warren
Series~ The Others
Book # ~17 (by publication date)
Rating ~4 Stars
Short Recap ~ Tess Menzies can work a spell with a few blinks of her baby blue eyes. But this dedicated witch can’t summon up a single good reason she’s been made an envoy between her kind and Manhattan’s fiercest were-creatures. The two sides haven’t spoken in four hundred years, and she’ll need every miracle in the book to broker any kind of truce. And that means outwitting Council of Others leader Rafael De Santos whose tantalizing moves and fierce hungry kisses are magic even a formidable sorceress can’t resist . . .
It doesn’t take a cat’s supernatural senses for Rafael to suspect that there’s something strange about this unexpected peace offering. And finding the truth is just as tempting as uncovering the secrets Tess is trying to conceal. Why, she’s tantalizing enough to make this wandering were-jaguar think he’s found the perfect mate—one he’s only dreamed of. But his stealth and her spells can’t guarantee they have a chance at survival, much less a future together…..
(recap courtesy of goodreads.com )
I picked up this novel because of the cover; I’ll be honest. I have a thing for big cats and the cover caught my attention, I’m glad it did. This was the first novel I have read in this series and it will not be the last. I loved the automatic chemistry between Tess & Rafe; it reminded me of the mating heat between ‘The Breeds’ in the Lora Leigh novels which I adore.
A fast paced and hot novel such as this doesn’t take long to read and keeps the reader engaged through the whole ride. Tess’s grandfather is a man who I loved to hate through the novel and kept waiting for Karma to put the arrogant, rude, cold jerk in his place. The reader roots for Rafe and Tess through the novel where they are swept up in a ‘curse’ that neither of them believe in. In a modern/paranormal NY, this novel gives a great look at the ‘better off’ and the more ‘eclectic’ side of NY.
Great way to start the year with a new author and a new series that I will be tracking down and looking forward to reading in the future.