Outcast (Cat Star Chronicles Series #4)

Outcast (Cat Star Chronicles Series #4)

by Cheryl Brooks

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ISBN-13: 9781402218965
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Series: Cat Star Chronicles Series , #4
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 297,734
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Cheryl Brooks is a critical care nurse by night and a romance writer by day. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and lives in Indiana along with her husband, two sons, five cats, five horses, and one dog. She is the author of The Cat Star Chronicles: Slave. Outcast is the fourth book in The Cat Star Chronicles series.

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Outcast 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
Lynz_in_Love More than 1 year ago
Cheryl Brooks is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I read her first book SLAVE (which by the way is awesome) on a whim and loved it. Since then I have bought the rest of this series and read them over a two week period. So far I would have to say that Outcast is my favorite. Bonnie, an independent and passionate woman, has requested help on her farm as the father of her unborn child has left them and taken with him anything of value (money, speeder, grandmother's ring). As luck would have it she gets a Zetithian (aka mostly human with cat-like traits and other incredible features - you'll have to read the book to find out what they are though). While Lynx (zetithian) doesn't want to have anything to do with her as a result of his past, Bonnie and Lynx evently subside to their desire and fall in love. Of course there is more to the story, but it as fabulous! Keep up the good work Cheryl!!!
JennRose More than 1 year ago
And when I say mixed emotions I mean both happy and sad. This book took place in a world similar to ours. Bonnie is a farmer/rancher who in the beginning of the book is pregnant with a child, who the father, stole and ran off on Bonnie. Bonnie needs help and ends up hiring Lynx who hates women (For a reason revealed in the book). So the romance doesn't occur right away and some parts are downright sad, but I still enjoyed the book a lot.
LovesAllBooks More than 1 year ago
Bonnie has been used and discarded by her ex-boyfriend who stole from her emotionally and finacially. Lynx is an ex-love slave who was discarded and resold after he was no longer able to perform his 'duties'. When he comes to Bonnie's he is exhausted, broke and heartbroken. Bonnie has allies in the form of Captain Jack, her husband: Cat and their friends Cat's former commrade Leo and his wife Tisana and their children
harstan More than 1 year ago
When his planet Zetith was destroyed, seventeen year old Lynxsander "Lynx" Dackelov survived, but was captured and sold at a slave auction. He became the slave to a horde of female slaves. The women at any time of day or night would enjoy his sexual prowess as he lives up to the legend of the men of Zetith. However, overly abused, he could no longer stand the smell of desire and became inefficient at sex; the women starved him and ridiculed his failure; eventually he became impotent. He was sold to a male owner who freed him after five years of service. ----------- On Terra Minor, pregnant Bonnie Neurath runs a farm by herself. Her man Syler Halen deserted her stealing their money. She needs help on the farm especially with her baby due in a few months. A free man, Lynx arrives on Terra Minor but is broke. He accepts a job on Bonnie's farm, but makes it clear he wants nothing to do with his boss because she is a female. Bonnie is attracted to Lynx and showers him with kindness while he performs his duties outstandingly. As he tries to keep his distance, he smells her desire and worse feels his own desire rising for the first time in years.------------ The fourth Cat Star Chronicles science fiction romance (see SLAVE, WARRIOR, and ROGUE) is a super entry due to the unique damaged goods hero, who puts quite a spin on being a Zetithian. The sex and the suspense come fairly late, but no one will care as the lead characters control the stage performing superbly. Bonnie is a strong nurturing individual, but the aptly titled OUTCAST owns the novel with his idiosyncrasies forged by abuse by women; he cannot even eat in front of another person. Cheryl Brooks is at the top of her game with this excellent entry that will have her fans purring for more.------ Harriet Klausner
sailorSC More than 1 year ago
one of the most orginal series i have ever come across
jjmachshev on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I'm really enjoying Cheryl Brooks' futuristic series about a group of amazing men with incredible sexual powers/abilities. Grabbed your interest? Well, these men are the last of a race that whose home planet was wiped out. This group was captured and secretly sold into slavery. So far there has been three other books, each the tale of one of the survivors. The series rides the erotica line for me as the sex is graphic, plentiful, and a genuine part of the storyline. Not to mention it just makes me hot!!Lynx was one of the youngest when he was captured and sold as a slave to a harem of women. Of course, with his amazing 'talents' it didn't take long for him to become a favorite in the harem. A young man's dream right? But for 10 years? It didn't take even that long for his dream to become a nightmare. When his 'talents' quit working...he was quickly sold again--this time to a more ethical planet where he could work to gain his freedom. But he's still a child in many ways, and soon he ends up on yet another planet where he must find work or be deported. If only the only job available wasn't working for a Woman! He hates women!!Bonnie hates men. They've done nothing but lead her on and let her down. Now she's pregnant and trying to work her farm alone. She realizes she must have a farm hand and gets Lynx. His anti-social behavior and dislike of her become a challenge. But the more she learns about his past, the more she understands his feelings. How can he EVER care for yet another woman who needs him?I think this is probably the 'deepest' book in regard to exploring feelings and psyche. Lynx is damaged; in his heart, his body, and his soul. His retreats are his defense against feeling and Brooks did a Class A job in portraying this. Bonnie is a strong character who just wants help; not to be taken care of...just help. But the more they learn about each other, the more each begins to understand just how different they are from their preconceived notions. Very touching.Did I mention these books are also way hot? Don't read them without a glass of cool water and a fan handy. Cheryl Brooks 'Cat Star Chronicles' will provide a thrill and a fun read at the same time. "Outcast" was perfect for a hot summer afternoon.
morbidromantic on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Outcast by Cheryl Brooks is book four in the Cat Star Chronicles series. In this installment, Zetithian Lynx has been stolen from his planet at its destruction and sold into slavery. A slave of slave women, Lynx is made to share his special intimate talents with 50 harem women. At first, he enjoys the constant lovemaking, but after a while it begins to wear on him and he loses the ability to feel arousal. Kicked out of the harem, he travels on his own to find work, to earn enough money to buy land and live quietly. After his bad experience with the harem women, Lynx wants nothing to do with a woman ever again.Imagine his upset when he comes to work for Bonnie, who is with child by her ex-boyfriend, a man who stole her money and ran off. As an honest and hard worker, Lynx decides to stay, though he has no interest in even being Bonnie¿s friend. Despite the unfriendliness that Lynx displays, Bonnie tries her hardest to live with him peacefully even though the two of them can barely get along. Lynx is nothing short of rude and dismissive, even a bit mean at times. After a while though, Bonnie begins to love Lynx. Despite his attitude and her knowing he wants nothing to do with women, she can¿t help but fall prey to his good qualities.However, Lynx has no interest in loving her back.Yet.In Outcast, Cheryl Brooks creates a very realistic world. I have to praise her creativity for not only thinking up good characters, but also in the creation of unique planets and alien species. I am not usually one for science fiction-y type things, but I loved the setting for Outcast. The entire ¿here we are on an alien planet¿ thing was so casual that you slipped right into the reality of it as if it were quite simply so. Brooks really drew out the tension on this one, too. Outcast didn¿t have the lead female and sexy male hero fall instantly into each other arms. The conflict between the two was great, even if main character Bonnie DID fall in love with Lynx awfully quick. I can¿t blame her, though, because a cute guy is a cute guy. It was truly sweet the way that the two of them fought, and how different Bonnie¿s perception of Lynx was to how he really felt. Yeah, he had a chip on his shoulder and it showed. But, in any good romance/erotica book, the steadfast female soon enough melts the ice of the cold, distant man¿s heart in no time. Outcast is creative, humorous, emotional, and sexy. It was my introduction to sci-fi erotica and romance, and I have to say that I enjoyed this one very much. I haven¿t read any of the other Cat Star Chronicles, but I plan to go out and get a copy of 1, 2, and 3 as soon as possible. It was unbelievable fun to involve myself in the personal world of Bonnie and Lynx.
dasuzuki on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This was the first Cheryl Brooks book I¿ve read and talk about sizzling. Lynx sounded so hot I could practically see the smoke whenever he and Bonnie got near each other. This book was different from most romance stories I¿ve read in that the man was the traumatized and shy one and the woman had to be more of the aggressor. The reader is immediately drawn to Bonnie¿s plight to find a worthy man to spend her life with and raise her child. You will hold your breath as you wait for Lynx to finally come around to the treasure he has in front of him. The one thing that was a bit of a turn off for me is I¿m not used to reading romances that utilize ¿cock¿ and ¿fuck¿ so often. Somehow it just did not fit with the Bonnie I was picturing in my mind. So 3/4 of the way through the book it was surprising to hear her go from the innocent, naive, sweetheart to talking like that so often. Still the story was so good I would still recommend this book to other romance lovers.
Cherylk on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Lynxsabder "Lynx" Dackelov has been sold into slavery to a bunch of women. What you would think at first would be any guy's dream come true has turned into a nightmare for Lynx. He was starved, abused, laughed at, and worse of all...used till he couldn't get it up anymore. Lynx's only reprieve was when he was later sold to men but Lynx could never get the sound of women laughing out of his head. Because of his experiences with women. Lynx no longer wants anything to do with them. Bonnie Neurath lives on Terra Minor, where she runs a farm. Bonnie never pictures herself managing a farm. Everything would have been just fine if the man Bonnie was with hadn't run off and left her pregnant and alone. That is ok because Bonnie is through with men for good. As much as Bonnie don't want to admit it though she could really use an extra pair of hands with all the chores. Lynx had it all planned out that when he arrived on Terra Minor that he would get a job working at the mines but plans change. When Lynx arrives, he is informed that there are currently no openings at the mines but there is an opening as a farm hand. It is either that or be shipped back to where he came from. Will Bonnie and Lynx be able to help each other mend their broken hearts?Outcast is the fourth book in The Cat Star Chronicles. I have to tell you that with each book, this series as well as Ms. Brooks just keep getting better and better. I got to warn you that if you are allergic to hot men and lots of steamy sex then you could stray away but if you love this type of combination then have got to run out to the nearest bookstore and pick yourself up a copy of Outcast today! Cheryl Brooks will have you meowing for more. I hope this series never ends.
GrrrGirl More than 1 year ago
I just love these books. I happened on the first one by accident but the next 3 purchases were definitely on purpose. They are original, funny, sad, hopeful and very, very sexy. Outcast is another winner. Damn, I sure would like a kitty cat like these in my life
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ReaderWriterLK More than 1 year ago
Outcast is, so far, my favorite in Cheryl Brooks' Cat Star Chronicles series.  Lynx is so damaged, and I really love my heroes damaged.  He goes through the greatest transformation from broken, starving slave-survivor to hot, sexy alpha male.  Unfortunately, the abuse he received during his enslavement makes him hate women.  Bonnie is independent and capable and unlike any woman he's ever met.  The fact that she needs his help around the farm because she's pregnant and alone makes for a compelling read I simply couldn't put down.  The dynamic between this couple is like a rubber band.  As the story progresses, the tension steadily increases, drawing that band tighter and tighter until it snaps.  It's explosive, yet even after he realizes Bonnie has the ability to heal his emotional injuries, he's still continuing to grow and transform into the man he was destined to be all the way to the end of the story.  Wow.  I loved this book and will likely read it again.
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omyBD More than 1 year ago
WOW this was the best 1 so far in the series.They have all been good but this 1 was just BETTER.I felt so sad for Lynx and all that he want through.To finally have all he ever wanted at the end was happy tear time:)
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