The Cougar's Trade

The Cougar's Trade

by Holley Trent


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ISBN-13: 9781440592966
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Series: Desert Guards Series , #2
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Holley Trent is a Carolina girl gone west. She writes contemporary and paranormal romances that have both humor and heat. Find Holley Trent at,, and on Twitter @holleytrent.

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The Cougar's Trade 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review The cover is similar to book one, but if it is supposed to be Hank on the cover, he looks really young. I would have liked a cougar on the cover too! This is book 2 in this series, and it is for adults only due to the content. I recommend reading book 1 prior to reading book 2 because it mentions what happens in that book. You should also be aware this is a spin-off series from The Sons of Gulielmus series. I have not read this series yet, but you may understand more about Ellery if you read this series first, but it is not required. I have not had the chance yet unfortunately because I definitely want to read them. This is Hank and Miles story. Holley Tent does a fantastic job weaving a complex tale that keeps you enthralled in the story. This story did not have quite as much action as book 1 because it was more about Hank’s emotional baggage. I like Hank, but I loved him at the end when he ‘woke up’! Miles is amazing, and I loved her from the start! I wish I were as put together as her, and I haven’t had to deal with half the stuff she has had to deal with. I definitely will be continuing to read this series :) I highly recommend this series to shifter fans especially if you already love Holley Trent because you don’t want to miss this series!
Cherri-Anne More than 1 year ago
He was a predator, pure and simple. 5 GOLD COUGARS The question was, was she prey? HOLY SWEETNESS BATMAN!! What a PAWFECTLY sweetly intense story! Or is that intensely sweet? Both work actually! First off, I love that this book continues the story pretty much from where The Cougar's Pawn left off. I was wondering if Holley would do just that or re-do the first story but now from Miles & Hank's point of view. I ABSO-FURRY-LUTELY love this story & series! Holley creates such PAWMAZING worlds for us, I mean her characters, to play & live in. They're definitely worlds I want to visit as much as PAWSSIBLE!! Thankfully I started with the Desert Guards books so I have some other books to catch up (I believe they take place before these Desert Guard ones) so I have plenty more chances to visit!! YAAA! :-) But that is no CLAWS for concern! I don't feel like I was scrambling or lost because of it. It actually just made me want to read the other books so that I could meet more of Ellery's As for these characters, well they are so multi-dimensional meaning that they are not perfect people, they have a full range of emotions, personality, history, flaws, etc. making them so real and easy to love (or hate), where you can't help but root for them, cheer when they cheer, laugh with, for & at them, cry for & with them, living their adventures and lives with them, and even AS them! So many times I gave Miles a big virtual hug!! She is such a sweetheart with a steel spine and a heart of gold. Having so much of the story told from, or of, her perspective was pure genius on Holley's part! In my opinion it is what made the story the gem that it is! Then there is Hank. He is quite the character! Regardless if it is the human side or the cougar half, he is complicated and oh so very frustrated AND frustrating! “Bad kitty.” “Mm-hmm. So bad.” I was completely CATIVATED with the cougar and his comments! Totally kept me laughing with the hard time he gives Hank! That is always one aspect of the shifter stories that make them so PUUURRRRRFECT in my opinion – when the animal side has its own personality, the way it communicates with its human half, etc. I was so shocked at all of the surprises, twists and how the last couple of chapters played out!! Holley had my jaw hanging open on more than one occasion! I think even more times than Miles & Hank's jaws did! I did NOT see ANY of those jaw droppers coming!! In fact after I finished the story, I went back and re-read some parts and STILL didn't see them coming! Which of course is one of the main reasons that I think this story is so FANGTABULOUS!! Overall, this is such a COUGARTASTIC book and FURRIFIC addition to the Desert Guards series! Holley has phenomenal talent with a genuine gift that shines through enlightening the stories and taking it to the nth level by turning a “good read” of a story into a truly SHIFTACULAR reading experience & adventure!
AnyTime_ReaderSF More than 1 year ago
I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review by author Holly Trent. This is book 2 of the Desert Guards series by the author. Miles Bennett is now in the hands of cougar Hank Foye after spending a month locked up at his moms house. Hank really did not want a mate so he kept as far away from Miles as much as possible. Now starts the 2 week count down for him and his cougar to imprint on Miles and get her to accept him as her mate or spend the rest of his life as a cat. Everything flows smoothly and the way things are described it is almost like you can really see it in your mind. This has great characters in it and their interaction makes the story worth reading. This book is for any mature paranormal romance book reader who like a little drama with their romance.
aries_sword More than 1 year ago
The Cougar's Trade-Desert Guards 2-A captivating standalone romance with danger and suspense. This story features Miles, a sultry, beautiful human nurse, who sports a charming diplomatic persona; Hank a strapping, gorgeous cougar shifter and second to the Alpha Mason. What you'll find in this story; A cast of awe-inspiring, impressive and engaging characters, fabulous story-line, powerful vivid scene descriptions, life threatening incidents, camaraderie, superb banter, heart-rending moments, steamy sinful romance, and a conclusion that melts the heart leaving you wanting more. Hank feels the Goddess made a crucial error in selecting Miles as his mate believing the mate to the second should be stouthearted; but when Miles's soft chastising words pummel him in the gut, he begins to realize keeping her is going to be the most challenging job he has ever encountered..... Incredible well written read by a genuinely gifted author. The characters are credible and certainly praise-worthy. I adored Miles, her charisma and honesty earned her heartfelt respect and friendship from all; Hank's unwavering devotion shined like a beacon. I relished this story as it was a most gratifying read. If you enjoy shifter romance this is definitely a terrific addition to your library. {I received an arc for a completely honest review}. In the world of shifter romance the possibilities are endless and always fascinating. Without reservations I highly recommend this book and the series.