Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Review: Cheetah's Never Run by Suki Selborne


Book Description

She carried her baby for nine months... and then carried the secret for four years. But now Tyla's ex Quinn is back.

It’s not easy being a single mom, or a witch with no magical skills. It’s even harder for Tyla and her little girl on weekends and holidays, when pretty much everyone else in their supernatural community hangs out with their big ol' families. Tyla makes it work, because she has to. Her daughter means everything to her. And the nagging feeling that's something's missing? Yeah, burying that became second nature a long time ago.

But then cheetah shifter Quinn, her high school sweetheart, shows up in Rocky Falls for a wedding. Just like that, Tyla is forced to confront her past — and share her biggest secret.

He's a famous athlete who never wanted kids. She's a small town girl who never forgot her first love.

Could there really be a happy ending out there for Tyla and Quinn, after all these years?

CHEETAHS NEVER RUN is a second chance paranormal romance short read. It contains plenty of heart, zero cheating, some steamy moments, an adorable four-year-old cheetah shifter cub, and a HEA.


My Review

This was a really quick read, just over 70 pages and it took me less than an hour to read. So this is really good if you're short on time but still want to read a good paranormal book. 

Tyla and Quinn parted ways and she found out she was pregnant. She knew he didn't want to settle down so she kept the baby a secret, until he came back into her life. 

I don't usually like kids in romance books or the whole lying about having a kid, but Tyla's 4 year old is really cute and it doesn't hurt that the kid is a cheetah shifter. Quinn comes back to town for a wedding but he doesn't know that he has a four year old daughter. Tyla was scared that he would fight for custody and win and she'd never see her baby. Quinn and his family aren't very affectionate and she thought it best just to keep him and his family away. I thought it was kind of funny how Quinn finds out that the little four year old is his. Kids, they never seem to do what you want them to. 

But things have a way of not working out the way you want and that's what happened when Quinn comes back to town. All I kept thinking was that if Tyla really wanted to keep her daughter a secret from Quinn, she should have moved out of the town they both grew up in and he might come back to for visits. 

Even though Tyla want to keep her distance from Quinn, it's almost impossible once he finds out that he has a daughter. He wants to get to know her and find out why Tyla kept her a secret all these years. Their relationship isn't an easy one but I really like how they got to know one another again and how we see that Quinn isn't as bad as Tyla once thought he was. It was a sweet story and well worth the read. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.

35 comments:

  1. It would seem wise to move from the town he might return haha

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  2. Glad you enjoyed this one Mary! By the way, I was over at Delighted and I'm participating in the quote thing too. Imagine my surprise when I saw that we both picked quotes from the exact same Dark Guardian book by Christine Feehan. If we would have chosen identical quotes I think I would have passed out. (lol) Hugs...RO

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  3. I love short reads like this because sometimes they are just what I need and have time for. Lovely review Mary!

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    1. Yeah, that's why I like them too.

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  4. This is so funny, I was watch Nat Geo the other day wondering if there was a cheetah shifter story. Ha!

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  5. A cheetah cub...too cute! Sometimes a quickly novella is purr-fect. (see what I did there..lol. )

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    1. I totally see what you did there. It was a good one.

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  6. OMG, the cover of this book!!!!! www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Right? They guy is hot and the cheetah's are cute.

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  7. wow yes I'd say that was a quick read and it must have been good to get 3 stars for such a short story. Thanks Mary

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    1. For a short story it was quite good but I did have a problem with her not moving away if she never wanted to see the father again. That just made no sense.

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  8. A short story? Size must matter then MOL!

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  9. Sometimes I like a shorter read. I am not a big fan of the the whole don't tell the guy he has a kid thing but it sounds like it was well done.

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    1. I agree, I'm not a fan of that either.

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  10. For some reason it seems like a lot of plot for such a short book. A four year old cheetah cub sounds adorbs though.

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    1. It was a lot of plot but I didn't feel short changed.

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  11. A cheetah shifter is kind of cool...

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    1. It was cool. I really liked it.

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  12. I'm with you about just wanting a quick, light novella in a favorite romance genre. The secret baby part gets dicey for me, but glad it turned out to be a cute one for you.

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    1. Yeah it had good and not so great parts but was a good read.

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  13. I don't like kids in my books either but I might be able to make an exception for a baby cheetah shifter.

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    1. The cheetah cubs were really cute in this book.

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  14. For some reason, I tend to like kids in books. I wouldn't like lying about them, that is for sure. Baby cheetah shifters sound adorable.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads & Books of My Heart

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  15. Those short reads can be great sometimes. It depends a bit on how the kids are written whether I like them or not. I am not a fan of storylines when the female keeps the baby a secret either. That sounds nice how they find their way together and he isn't as bad as she thought.

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    1. That's not my favorite story line but this turned out good.

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  16. Sometimes those quickie reads are great. I don't think I've seen hers before.

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