Strong: Ghost Cat Canyon Book 5

The exciting conclusion to Ghost Cat Canyon!

I won’t let my mate slip away again.

I will have to use all my intelligence training to solve the murder of my father and clear my brother’s name. My brother hired Kennedy Greyson, lawyer extraordinaire and my bonded spirit, to defend the family.

We have a past neither wants to admit to, much less try to fix. I move in a shadowy world that frightens and repulses her. But she knows the core of the man she’s fallen in love with is honorable and worthy.

As a human, she is unaware of the existence of shifters. She must work her way through the mire of small-town jurisprudence and her own feelings to solve not only the whodunit of Cyrus’s murder but the secrets that lie at the heart of Looking Glass Falls deceptions.

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t read mysteries. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone for me to admit that I did not see the ending coming. Okay, let me rephrase that, we all knew the killer would be exposed. I just didn’t expect “who” the killer of Cyrus was.

We also learn who killed Hannah in the first place. A few other unexplained deaths are solved. Also, an unexpected type of shifter is revealed. All in all, a very enjoyable series conclusion!

The Reviews!

Irene Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2021
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This is the fifth and final book in the Ghost Cat Canyon series. It's a fast-paced and continuation from the previous book that will keep you engaged from start to finish. There's action, adventure, drama, danger, suspense, twist/turns, enemies, survival, intrigue, humor, mystery/secrets, surprises, family, anger, fear, pain, friends/friendships, 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, lies, greed, misunderstandings, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love.
OMG! What a fitting ending to this series. In this last book, the identity of the murderer is revealed and the reasons for killing Cyrus.
Read to find out what happens. I voluntarily reviewed this book and this review is my own opinion.
Sue T.
5.0 out of 5 stars All good things must come to an end…
Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2021
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And apparently so do great series. This amazing author managed to write books that while complete as far as each couple is concerned had an overlaying storyline that had me guessing whodunit from start to finish. Yes I was slapping my forehead for not figuring it out sooner, but put it down to being so captivated by the chemistry of each couple that it was hard to think coherently. Fabulous paranormal/shifter read with enough twists and turns to please any mystery/suspense buff.
Redrabbitt
5.0 out of 5 stars YOU DON’T WANT TO LIVE LIFE WITH REGRETS
Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2021
The series has been an ongoing saga revolving around a murder, one that will conclude with Strong. 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.

“He tried to tell himself he’d taken no pleasure in what he’d done, but that was a lie. There was a primitive, feral satisfaction that came from having served justice so completely.”

Strong is the final book in this fantastic murder/mystery/suspense series, and the killer of the much-hated Cyrus Waverly will be revealed. BUT, this story is so much more than that—it is full of motives, secrets, greed, and best of all, the passion between two people—former lovers who have been apart for seven years. Yes, this will bring Cole Waverly and Kennedy Greyson together. She is the high-powered defense attorney hired to represent Clay Waverly. It isn’t an easy or fast reunion because there is plenty of angst and anger in her.

The story’s plot gave this avid reader everything I wanted in the final story—continuing along the murder-mystery-whodunit and the heated relationship between Cole and Kennedy. There are so many people in line to see the demise of Cyrus—I don’t think he had any friends, no one to mourn his death; if anything, they toasted his end. But, someone is trying to frame Clay—the only one of the four sons without an alibi. It will be up to Kennedy to protect her client—and even his family when the heat is on. Cyrus was in bed with the wrong people, and the Waverly family and Koyama have their enemies—but was it enough for murder? The one thing that Kennedy nor Cole was expecting was each other—but now that they are together, he is determined that it will be forever.

“It’s all right, Kennedy. No one will know I was here, not tonight or any of the other nights until you’re ready to tell them. But, make no mistake, Kennedy Greyson, you’re mine and this time nothing and no one will take you from me.”

The story has a back history of Kennedy and Cole—back during their military days, and it even comes with the good, bad, and ugly of situations. Secrets because of military clearances, lies from superiors, and the fallout will all play their part in this tale. But Cole is a man who has known that she is his bonded spirit—there will be no other—and now that she is at Koyama, he doesn’t plan on losing her again. How will he share with her his secret, and once she learns he is a cat shifter, how will she react? What does their future hold?

“If I don’t get to feel guilty about our past, neither do you.”

Kennedy: You do know I’m on your side and at some point, I’m going to need to talk to him, right?
Trey: No one’s trying to exclude you.
Kennedy: I know you think you’re protecting me and him, but you aren’t. They will get a proper search warrant for the ranch and bring out a team.
Cole: Who will never find him. I’m telling you, Grey, if he doesn’t want to be found, he won’t be.

“Soon, he was going to have to lay all his cards on the table. He’d lost her once to a pack of lies, deceptions, and half-truths, he wasn’t going to do it again.”

The story has the good, the bad, and the ugly of people—even people who should be upholding the law instead of remaking it because of getting in bed with the devil. Several murders or suspicious deaths in a small town can’t be coincidental—and it isn’t. Money, greed, hatred, power, and control all play their role—but was it enough to kill? How far will the enemy go to get what they want? Threatening the land, the lives, and the livelihood? I will have to say that I liked the powerhouse of Kennedy Greyson, and the chemistry between Cole and her is the perfect blend of dominance and submission, control and surrender, and erotic passion. Even one final secret doesn’t scare her away—she embraces it.

“How about this time we choose together and choose us?”

BTW, when the killer is finally revealed, it all makes perfect sense! I would love to see another book—or novella for the four Waverly brothers and their bonded spirit to have their weddings.

Fearless: Ghost Cat Canyon Book 4

Running from the law won’t stop me from protecting my mate

Serena is my bonded spirit. The first time I saw Serena I was mesmerized by the water nymph playing naked in the stream. I knew immediately that she was mine.

As a human, she’s not aware of my lion. I make plans to share my secret and propose. Taking her to my favorite spot in the hills for a special date.

But before I can claim her as my own, my father is murdered and I become the prime suspect.

They have issued a warrant for my arrest. My brothers convinced me to hide in the wilderness while they work to find the killer.

Now I am on the run and my mate is alone.

I will prove my innocence and claim my mate.

Who killed Cyrus?

The Reviews!

Redrabbitt
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
4.0 out of 5 stars BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2021
The series will be an ongoing saga, so this is your warning for those who get upset that the story does not end and consider cliffhangers or unanswered sagas an issue. 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 Clay Waverly and Serena Clarke along with the battles they must face—before they find each other and then after. While the beginning of the book sets up these two characters, it will bring up things that happened in the previous stories and how it all falls into place using a timeline up to the present day. How Serena came to live in the area, and when Clay first sees her, knowing she is his bonded spirit.

“She was a bit like a wild mare: beautiful, intelligent, strong, and courageous, but distrustful.”

From the previous stories, for some reason, the sheriff’s office wants to place the blame for Cyrus's death on Clay—since he doesn’t have an alibi. The person he was with was shocked to learn he is a lion shifter and fled—now, she is back, and she is fierce, ready to help protect him.

“It was a lot to take in, but did it really change how she felt about him? Her heart ached at the idea that she might never see him again. Could she live with the fact that he wasn’t completely human? More to the point, could she live without him? Did she even want to?”

“Give to me, Serena. You’re mine. My mate, my bonded spirit, my everything.”

The story has the good, the bad, and the evil—and trouble is coming Clay’s way. Clay and his brothers know he can live off the land and stay safe, but not if Serena is with him. To protect others, Clay must go in hiding, and once Serena comes to terms with his shifter status, she knows that it doesn’t matter, only the love they have for each other. She will be of more help at Koyama, working with Kennedy, drafting motions and cooking, and offering her support at the ranch. But, how far will a sheriff go to get to Clay? Will he try to implicate Serena?

There are still unanswered questions surrounding the death of Cyrus and even Hannah—now Clay is arrested, being accused of murder. The plot only thickens, and new information will be revealed, along with the killer in the final book, Strong.
Sara B.
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic book in this fabulous series!
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2021
A fantastic installment in the Ghost Cat Canyon series! The mystery surrounding the murder of Cyrus, the much hated sire of the Waverley brothers, continues to provide some suspense and drama while the steamy relationship between Clay and Serena will fog your glasses. Of all the Waverley brother’s Clay is the only one who has had a relationship with his bonded mate for a long period of time, approximately 18 or more months. He and Serena really know each other and have developed a significant bond despite Clay’s insistence they hide their connection to keep Serena off his father’s radar.

Serena’s past includes working for Kennedy Greyson’s law firm as a paralegal and after being fired she ended up working for Earthly Spirits winery which is owned by Wolf shifters and a part of another series by the author. I love when you little Easter eggs that tie books to other works by the author or other authors. Unless you are familiar with the Tangled Vines series, you won’t even realize the significance of these other characters and it in no way impacts this story. It’s just a fun tie-in for fans of The author’s other works.

The suspenseful storyline has evolved over four books and continues to add clues for the reader to solve the mystery before answers are learned in the next book. The legal drama and paranormal elements have added to my enjoyment of this series in addition to the D/s & BDSM elements Delta always includes in her books.

I’m really looking forward to the final book in this series which will focus on Cole and Kennedy’s relationship, past and present, and bring the conclusion to the mystery of who murdered Cyrus and why.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Donna L
4.0 out of 5 stars Shifter Romance
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2021
This book by Ms. James has a touch of mystery, danger, intrigue, conflict,
all set amongst an incredible love story. It was beyond sexy with chemistry
so electrifying you will be left with goosebumps. The intimacy between Clay
and Serena was smoking hot. Once again, we are back on Koyama with the
Waverly brothers. This is Clay and Serena’s story but does include all of the
characters from the previous books in this series. I enjoyed the emotional
story that brought Clay and Serena together.

Serena never expected that being fired from her job would lead her to Looking
Glass Falls and straight into Clays arms.Serena’s reaction to finding out the truth
about Clay was to run, but his growl called to her soul, and her place was to be
at his side, proving him innocent of his father's murder.

Clay was on the run. A prime suspect in his father's murder.Keeping Serena safe
while one step ahead of the law proved challenging. She was his. His mate.His
bonded spirit.

This chapter of this saga was compelling and full of excitement. I can't wait for
the next book for answers to the mystery that is this series.

Untamed: Ghost Cat Canyon Book 2

Cade has a mystery to solve and a mate to claim

Cade Waverly, a retired Delta Forces commander, is having a bad day. His father, Cyrus, has been murdered, which is probably the highlight of his morning. The secret he is keeping from Trey is the real cause of his bad mood.

Trey Mitchell’s day isn’t much better. She’s been ordered to investigate Cyrus’s death. The list of suspects is long and includes the love of her life—Cade as well as his brothers and Cyrus’s trophy wife. All of them had a reason to kill Cyrus and the only witnesses aren’t talking.

Secrets abound in Appaloosa County. Will separating truth from lie and fact from fantasy, force Cade and Trey apart or bind them one to the other for this life… and all the lives to come?

The Reviews!

JTC
4.0 out of 5 stars Good mystery, but cliffhanger
Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2021
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Delta James' newest series is heavy on the mystery, sex, and as usual, arrogant, demanding alpha males. Both Untamed and Determined end on cliffhangers, so if you are not a fan, you might want to wait until the entire series is complete. Overall, I enjoyed this story. Cade isn't as arrogantly demanding as many of James' other males leads, but he often does take choices away from Trey. While he "allows" her to continue her career, he is overly protective and doesn't always treat her like the capable woman she is. I do wish Trey would have stood up to Cade more often, but like most of the female characters that James' writes, she is too often overcome with lust.

A really good and interesting story overall, but ridiculous with the amount of sex scenes (I started skimming over them after the 4th - 5th one). Example - Trey encounters a life and death situation while finding out about Cade's true nature, and they immediately have wild sex out on the mesa! Really??? A lead investigator/Former FBI agent would NOT act this way! A bit more realism in reference to relationships would be great! Especially a character finding out her man is an animal shifter!
Irene Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT START TO A NEW SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2021
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This is the first book in a new series called Ghost Cat Canyon. It's a fast-paced and continuation from the prequel, Determined, that will keep you engaged 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, stubbornness, struggles, tension, arrogance, doubts, turmoil (emotional), murder, complications, death, evil, violence, confrontations, jealousy, contentment, possessiveness, acceptance, protection, frustration, determination, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love.
In this part of the story, the h and H are investigating several murders, including the murder of the H father and also the death of his mother ten years ago.
Read to find out what happens. I voluntarily reviewed this book and this review is my own opinion.
Sue T.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, love, love this new series!!
Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2021
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Cade and Trey are my new sizzling power couple! Both are strong in their own right, but together they are explosive. The back story is exciting and suspenseful, and I can’t wait to see where the author takes us. My favorite series are those where each book is complete as far as the main characters are concerned but the overarching story leaves questions that need to be answered in subsequent releases (love me some suspense and intrigue). But what makes this author special is that we, as readers, are compelled to continue not just for the storyline but to see what happens in the lives of favorite supporting characters. I thought her alpha wolves were hot, but her mountain lions have prowled their way and sunk their barbs into my imagination. Fabulous start to what promises to be a fantastic series.
Vickymeowmeow
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2021
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Fast paced story, no filler. Excellent characters. You can tell the two main characters had a past and have moved past it, well, sort of. The sex is hot, explicit and definitely D / s. There is a lot of spanking but it is the erotic kind and very well done. The story is excellent, you won't find out who the murderer is or the reason for the murder in this book but it does set an excellent stage with many twists and turns.
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