Having the Zetithian feline gene gives Larry Tshevnoe awesome beauty, fearsome strength, sensuality and sexual prowess unmatched by any other males in the universe. But it can make the quest for true love…complicated.

Enter childhood friend and fellow Zetithian Althea Banadänsk. Her empathic powers make her the only one who can show Larry what he truly desires, and she’ll do anything to help…even if that means hiding her desperate craving for him.

But when a distress call sends them off course—and into danger—they find more than their hearts are at stake. Now it’s up to them to become the champions of truth and justice throughout the galaxy…or risk losing it all.

Titles in the Cat Star Legacy series include:  Maverick –

Title:  Maverick
Series:  Cat Star Legacy #1
Author:  Cheryl Brooks
Genre:  Science Fiction, Romance
Published:  September 4, 2018
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  3 stars

Maverick begins the Cat Star Legacy series which is a second generation spin-off from the Cat Star Chronicles series from a few years back.  I wish I had read the original series first, but didn’t realize that I should have… now, I’m not sure that I will.  So let me be frank without being harsh — I do not like cheating by the hero or the heroine while a potential couple in any form, in any way.  Almost everyone has had a life before they meet the one destined for them so past relationships are realistic… but to seek out a childhood friend who has the empathic ability to tell Larry if he has chosen the right woman in his current girlfriend for a lifelong mate is… not my cup of tea.  Yet I committed to reading and reviewing for the publisher so I set that aspect of the story aside – having said that, Maverick is an enjoyable, imaginative science fiction romance that will grab the reader’s attention.  I – personally – simply could not get past the cheating on his girlfriend, even if they didn’t seem all that committed to each other, part of this story so my view of Larry was slanted from the start.

Now, in the alternative world view of science fiction a lot of readers can suspend reality and go with what works for what particular alien race they’re reading about.  So, please, check out Maverick for yourself and form your own opinion.  If you were a fan of the original series, then I’m sure you’ll have fun stepping back into this world with the now adult children of those couples.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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