Book Review: “Wild Cat Blues” by Nalini Singh

Posted April 12, 2021 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: “Wild Cat Blues” by Nalini Singh

I received this book for free from my own shelves in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

"Wild Cat Blues" by Nalini Singh
Genres: Paranormal
Published by Author on March 30, 2021
Pages: 27
Format: PDF
Source: my own shelves

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Also by this author: Archangel's Legion, Archangel's Shadows, Archangel’s Enigma, Shards of Hope, “Fairy Balloons”, "An Unexpected Guest”, Allegiance of Honor, "The Song of the Wolf", Silver Silence, Archangel’s Heart, Archangel’s Viper, Ocean Light, "Elena's School of Horror", Cherish Hard, "Ain’t No Party Like A Bear Party", Archangel's Prophecy, "One Night At The Refuge", "Secret Things", Rebel Hard, Rock Hard, Wolf Rain, "Clean and Dirty", "Wolf School", "Naya’s Most Important Visitors", "Grocery Shopping", "A Gift for Kit", "Movie Night", "Kaleb and Sahara’s Meeting with Sascha and Lucas", "Housewarming at the Orchard", "Christmas in the Kitchen", "Stalking Hawke", "Romancing Drew", "Sunday Morning", "Rowan", "Baubles & Ben", Wild Embrace, Love Hard, Rock Addiction, "Music Awards", Rock Courtship , "Rock Courtship Memo"s, Rock Redemption, "Sunshine", Rock Wedding, "With This Memo", A Madness of Sunshine, "Beary Tiny Ghosts", Alpha Night, "A Wedding Breakfast", "Poker Night", "Knives and Sheaths", "Seedlings", "Star Kissed", "A Walk on the Cliffs", Slave to Sensation, Caressed by Ice, Visions of Heat

A short story, 19.5 in the Psy-Changeling paranormal romance series that is in three parts, revolving around the SnowDancer wolf pack and the DarkRiver leopard pack outside San Francisco. The focus is on Zara. If you’re interested, there is a chronological listing of the Psy-Changeling books on my website.

Part 1 is in the 30 Dec 2020, part 2 is in the 2 Jan 2021, and part 3 is in the 31 March 2021 newsletters from Nalini Singh.

My Take

Ya just know she’s gonna take a dive, as Zara is much too intent on how much she loves being a city girl, what with lattes and fabulous heels. Yet she does want a family…but there’s just no spark.

It’s that vacation she takes with Clay, Tally, Jon, and Noor that’ll change her life.

“How dare he flaunt himself to an innocent woman minding her own damn business.”

We know everything Zara thinks as Singh is using third person protagonist point-of-view from Zara’s perspective. And it is a battle in her mind, lol!

“…freaking amazing steel-toed boots designed to be protective and stylish…”

It’s an easy read without much action — Zara does spend a lot of time protesting and coming up with excuses. Being on the farm certainly helps her protests…too many cow pats!

Yet Zara can’t seem to help herself.

My only real niggle is the ending, where Singh leaves us hanging. Sure, she promises that she may revisit Zara’s story some time in the future…ahem, the future?? I don’t wanna wait that long!

The Story

That Zara is a woman and a wild cat changeling who loves the city, fabulous heels, and creating her magic, architecturally. But even in San Francisco, she can’t find someone for a relationship.

It’s downright depressing, what with all these gorgeous male shifters…all taken or not quite right.

The Characters

Zara De Lêon is an architectural designer and cat shifter who works at DarkRiver HQ in San Francisco.

DarkRiver is…
…a pack of leopards based outside of San Francisco. Mercy and Clay (he’s mated to Talin, a.k.a. Tally, Mine to Possess, 4; “Christmas in the Kitchen“, 7.5; “Home“, 9.7; Allegiance of Honor, 15; and, Wolf Rain, 18) are sentinels. Clay and Tally have two adopted Psy, Jon and Noor. Lucas is the Alpha. Tammy and Nate Ryder are the healer and the most senior lieutenant.

The Nest is …
…where Tally’s adoptive parents, the Larkspurs, farm in Iowa. Tally has two brothers — the self-confident, playful Tanner and Sam — and two sisters, including Samara. Star is Tanner’s horse.

The Title

The title is what Zara’s enduring, the “Wild Cat Blues” about her needs and wants.

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