Date read: May 11, 2016
1. Stone-Cold Fox - Paperback | Kindle
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Mai’s plans for a weekend of cosplay fun and games at Fan Expo come to a screeching halt when a smokin’ hot fae with a vendetta against her father decides the best revenge is claiming her for his own.Thoughts on Stone-Cold Fox: I genuinely love diving back into the Black Dog world and all the insane craziness these characters end up in. Mai, Thierry's best friend, has been in the middle of several of Thierry's schemes and she's kinda fun. In a "I wouldn't get in a car with her because she drives like a maniac" sort of way.
Her father cost Ryuu everything: his home, his family…and his mate. Ryuu wants his pound of flesh, and he’s willing to take it out of Mai’s hide, bite by sensuous bite.
While she’s quick to bare her teeth and snap at Ryuu’s gentling hand, she sheathes her claws once he offers her secrets about her life and her father that rock the foundation of her world.
Caught between Ryuu’s tender persistence and her father’s iron will, Mai’s not sure who to trust, but before it’s all over this kitsune will show them both why she’s one stone-cold fox.
In previous books, Mai came across as... I don't know. Flighty? Maybe? She has focus and everything but the way she was testing men to find her mate was worrisome. And the reason for her desperation on that front is explained here. Honestly, as things started to unfold, I wanted to pound her father. Still kinda do. I really hope Mai isn't quick to forgive him, too. Maybe I'm a little bloodthirsty, but I wouldn't mind watching him wallow in despair over the crack he's caused in his relationship with his daughter.
Lots of wallowing. Oceans of it.
But Mai wasn't the only one wronged here. Ryuu might have it even worse than Mai because he knew what he'd lost when Mai's father did what he did and he had to soldier on despite it. Basically, Mai's father can suck it. And I hope he gets fleas.
Still love the world. Still love the characters (both old and new). I really want Mai to get her pound of flesh. So, here's to more adventures of the foxy kind!