The fourth of the Copper River Romances, strips away the masks Joe Friday Jones, the youngest Jones boy and Linda Rae Ed have been hiding behind. Linda is not the cheerful individual she appears to be. The only one who knows her secret is JF Jones. In love with Linda for years, he is finally forced to face the truth one cold night. Keeping Linda alive during a snow storm on the bluffs, JF gives her his heart. Linda pushes him away once again. She feels the four years between them would label her a "cougar". JF is afraid if she does not reach out for help she will die, but he cannot take any more rejection from Linda.
She is very aware that she is playing a dangerous game. Meeting friends with benefits on the internet is not safe. The only constant in her life is the kid she keeps rejecting. But Joey keeps on coming back until the night they share during the snowstorm. Finally willing to admit she may need professional help, Linda finds she may have waited too long. Joey suddenly withdraws from college and leaves town. Her world is suddenly in splinters around her. What has she done?
About the Author
Meet Award-Winning, Best-Selling Author Cherime MacFarlane. A prolific multi-genre author, she has a broad range of interests that reflect her been there-done that life. Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, all sorts of characters and plots evolve from a vivid imagination. I came to Alaska kicking and screaming in 1976, and I never want to leave. I cut firewood on shares for money to get through the winter. I swore I would not live above the Alaska Range because it was too cold there and wound up in the Copper River Basin where it got just a cold as Fairbanks. My second husband, a Scot from Glasgow, was the love of my life. When I write Scots dialect, I experienced hearing it from my in-laws. Each time my husband got on the phone to Scotland after five seconds, I could hardly understand a word. I was my second husband's chief mechanic's helper and roadie. I live in a cabin which is slowly being surrounded by the city and wish I were further out. My two cats and Husky-Collie mix dog are happy in our little slice of heaven called Alaska. In the silence of winter dreams of people and places provide a rich pool of ideas to explore. As a reporter for the Copper Valley Views, Cherime MacFarlane received a letter of commendation from the Copper River Native Association for fair and balanced reporting. Cherime won the Hardest Working Author Award from Author Classified. Amazon Best Selling in Anthologies and Holidays, and Fantasy Anthologies and Short Stories. What readers think; Listopia: Highland Light #2 in Scotland the Brave and then some. Wired For Sound #3 Best Indie Romance Suspense. The Twisted Laird #1 in Great Scots. Snagged #2 Best of Religious and Inspirational Fiction 2014. Stalking Red #2 Romance With Strong Contemporary Females and #3 Western and Native American Romance. Deirdre of the Sorrows #3 Best Traumatized Heroine. Then They Were Six #2 Best Sweet Romance Books. Heart of the Hunter #2 Army Men and Women of Romance. Cougar Hunt #1 Addiction Romances.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Cougar Hunt (Copper River Romances Book 4) is the newest offering I've read from the talented Cherime MacFarlane. I have come to esteem Chermine for her Scottish series of historicals, as well as her Alaskan adventures, but Cougar Hunt is a romantic tale which makes Alaska not so much a character, but more a perfect background for her characters. Nevertheless, the pioneering spirit of Alaska pervades MacFarlane's every book, and makes you want to cuddle up with a beloved before a roaring fire. Cougar Hunt centers on Linda Rae (Lrae), struggling to overcome her checkered past. Deserted by her father, she feels unworthy of love. The details of this will wrench your heart, so I won't spoil things for you. Joey is the love interest in this story, has emotional problems of his own, the most pressing being he wants Lrae to love him. Alaska can be a cold place for lovers, when passion is overcome by fears. The only cure for heartbreak here is to find reason to live and someone to love. This tale, modern and yet mindful of the roots of romanticism, will fill you up, ignite your own heart, and make you remember all the loves you've had in days gone by. The story is intriguing, gripping, at times scenic -- Alaska is always around you, a place a bit stranger than where you've been before. And so is the chance of love, of forgiveness, even of rapture. Nor does MacFarlane forget our lust for adventure; she merely translates it into modern, attainable form. This book is elegant, simple, and immensely readable. If the right person rads it, expect to see it as a tv miniseries or feature film. I highly recommend Cougar Hunt, if you're a woman or a man with blood running in your veins and an adventurous soul. Do keep your eye on Cherime MacFarlane: this author can truly spin a tale you'll want to keep on reading. And you can do so, since Cougar Hunt is #4 in her Copper River Romances series. It's a testament to MacFarlane's skill that I could pick up Book 4 and not realize until I was done that there are three previous novels in this series -- at which point I resolved to buy all three.. Five stars, deservedly.