Bold: (Ghost Cat Canyon Book 3)

There’s a new Lion in charge

Everyone thought Cash was the calm, cool and collected brother. They were wrong.

As the investigation into his father’s death continues, Cash arrives at River Run in Colorado to buy a rare bull. The moment he hears Evie’s voice he knows she is his bonded spirit. He’ll pay her asking price with the addition of one thing… her.

Evie is an Alpha she-cat who is too busy saving her ranch to consider a mate.

During a murder investigation is not the best time to claim a mate.

It won’t stop Cash.

Is the price too high?

Who killed Cyrus?

The Reviews!

Irene Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2021
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This is the third book in the Ghost Cat Canyon series. It's a fast-paced and continuation from the previous book that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Warning: this book does end on a cliffhanger! There's action, adventure, drama, danger, suspense, twist/turns, enemies, survival, intrigue, humor, mystery/secrets, surprises, family, friends/friendships, anger, fear, pain, conflict, resolution, confusion, confidence, strength, courage, trust, truths, stubbornness, struggles, tension, arrogance, turmoil (emotional), annoyance, doubts, murders, complications, death, evil, violence, confrontations, jealousy, contentment, possessiveness, acceptance, protection, frustration, determination, loyalty, deceit, rivalry/rivals, betrayal, hope/hopelessness, sacrifices, conspiracy, manipulating, desperation, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love.
This is a story about a young woman (h) who is desperate to save her family ranch and the H is wanting to buy her bull. When he meets her, realizes that she's his bonded spirit mate.
Read to find out what happens. I voluntarily reviewed this book and this review is my own opinion.
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 1/2 ⭐️s
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2021
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Wow this was good. Cash is like the macho nerd of the group. He knows how to run his ranch and now someone else’s ranch but he is also man enough or should I say Lion enough to back up his _hit. He lets Evie know from the start he was in charge and he wasn’t taking any crap from anyone. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series.
5.0 out of 5 stars THERE'S A NEW LION IN CHARGE
Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2021
The series will be an ongoing saga, so for those who get upset that the story does not end and consider cliffhangers or unanswered sagas an issue—this is your warning. The sons of Cyrus and Hannah Waverly, Cade, Cash, Cole, and Clay, will each be involved in the storylines. The series is a paranormal shifter tale with steamy heat and power exchange and includes dubious consent and consent. The story is full of action, adventure, danger, mystery, suspense, passion, romance with a dominant man and a woman who loves him enough to acquiesce and submit.

The story's plot will have Cash Waverly meeting Genevieve' Evie’ LaSalle about buying a prized bull known as River Run Royal. While selling the bull is the last resort, unless they sell off land, it isn’t something that has Evie happy, but without the sale, River Run will foreclose. Cash is floored when he meets Evie, realizing that she is his bonded spirit. With this new fact, knowing the situation her ranch is in, his offer will change.

Cash: “I’ll give you an even million which will pay off your note entirely. I will give you enough straws to impregnate your Japanese Black and heritage herd of Black Angus for the next three years.
Evie: “Cash, I don’t know what to say.”
Cash: “Before you decide that everyone is wrong and I’m some kind of benign white knight in shining armor, there is one more thing I want from River Run.”
Evie: “Name it, and it’s yours.”
Cash: “You.”
Evie: “Exactly what is your proposal?”
Cash: “The rest of this lifetime and all the ones to follow.”

Cash: “The money had nothing to do with it. I would have found a way to claim you, Evie. You are my bonded spirit. I not only got the bull and the girl but the ranch as well.”
Evie: “I’m not so sure you made a very good bargain. The bull is amazing, the ranch is knee-deep in debt, and I’m told the she-cat is a bit—“

The relationship between Cash and Evie sizzles with passion. He doesn’t force the issue, and she comes to him, willingly submitting and accepting his claim as bonded spirits, along with his dominance. His worth is proven when he agrees to stay and help out River Run, keeping her at home and supporting her claw. He isn’t afraid to discipline or love her, and they are well-matched in the steamy sex department. Not only will Evie accept his leadership, but those of her claw will.

The story has the good, the bad, and the evil of people/shifters. It will have Cash and Evie finding each other—where he recognizes them as bonded spirits. His original plans will change, River Run, along with Evie, needs him and his leadership, and now that he has angered rivals at Flying Aces, he will need reinforcements from Koyama. With danger coming, an insider will be found aiding the enemy and be evicted. There are still unanswered questions surrounding the death of Cyrus and even Hannah—now Clay is in hiding, being accused of murder. The plot only thickens, and new information will be revealed in the following book, Fearless.

“Until now, it had never occurred to her that Cash was feeling his way through this. He’d come to buy a bull. Now he was mated, head of a dysfunctional claw, and involved in a range war.”
 	Denise DeCrescito (From In Here)
4.0 out of 5 stars Wild in both human and animal form
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2021
“Bold” is the second book in the Ghost Cat Canyon paranormal series by Delta James. The series is an ongoing saga, so this book does not end with a complete resolution. I believe you can enjoy this one if you haven’t yet read the first book because the author does a good job laying things out. The series focuses on the four Waverly brothers - Cade, Cash, Cole, and Clay, who are lion shifters.

Cash visits River Run because he wants to purchase a prized bull for his own family ranch. The people at River Run are also lion shifters. There, he meets Evie LaSalle, the young woman who owns River Run. Her father neglected to properly care for the ranch and at this point unless they either sell off land or the prized bull, the bank is going to foreclose. When Cash meets her in person, he immediately realizes they have a spirit bond. The chemistry between Cash and Evie is intense. He’s a dominant alpha but the relationship between them is ultimately consensual. In the following conversation, hard-edged Cash is almost poetic:

Cash: “Before you decide that everyone is wrong and I’m some kind of benign white knight in shining armor, there is one more thing I want from River Run.”
Evie: “Name it, and it’s yours.”
Cash: “You.”
Evie: “Exactly what is your proposal?”
Cash: “The rest of this lifetime and all the ones to follow.”

He’s a noble guy and a noble lion, a combination of assertive and kind of sweet. Evie is a smart and beautiful she-cat. She’s honest with herself as she finds unexpected satisfaction in a D/s relationship behind closed doors with Cash. He treats her with respect, and as a partner in the ranch.

I don’t want to go into much more about the plot because as I mentioned, it’s ongoing and to be continued in the next book, ‘Fearless.’ The overall story is a solid one and the personal relationships are dynamic. There is plenty of drama and intrigue, loyalty and betrayal, interesting secondary characters and possible paths for the future. There’s also some lighthearted banter to provide just enough counterpoint and levity. I’m very much looking forward to the next book in this series.

Author: Reluctant Retiree

Living in FL and enjoying life.

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