Catching Meara Review Tour- Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Hey everyone today I am taking part in the review tour for Catching Meara by Christine Young. I have info on the book and author, my review, an excerpt and a giveaway for you all.
Catching Meara
by Christine Young

Meara Thorton was a feisty, world class computer hacker—cornered by the FBI and shockingly given the chance to be their newly acquired technical analyst. Brilliant and intuitive, yet aching with the loss of everyone she has cared about, her restless heart led her to discover a love she fought and a world she didn't know could possibly exist.
Jace McKenna was an enigma, a loner, impossibly handsome, sincere and committed. The Apache shapeshifter blood running through his veins burned hotter than the blistering Sierra Madre sun. Jace knew the moment he caught Meara's scent she was his for eternity.

My Review

When Meara Thorton lost her parents she went into hiding and became a computer hacker. The FBI caches up with her an she is offered the chance to work for them instead of going to prison. Of course Meara jumps at the chance to do so. Jace McKenna is a member on the team with a secret. He is a loner as well but once he meets Meara he knows she is his mate. He is a shapeshifter and tries to keep it a secret from Meara. He also has to keep her safe when a bad person decides she belongs to him.

 Meara is a good character. She would rather live alone than deal with losing another person she loves. She slowly comes out of her shell with Jace and begins to fall for him. She is amazing with computers and when faced with strange things she tries to think them thru. Even when in danger she still puts her fears aside to worry about the safety of others. Jace is the hotty shifter who knows what he wants but afraid to scare Meara away. He does all he can to protect her.

 I liked this story there is a lot going on as you see Meara come out of her shell to help other people in danger and to fall for Jace even knowing he is hiding something. There are different killers in this book as you get to see what kind of work they do and how the team works. I did guess who was after Meara but was still surprised in the end when all was revealed. The sparks between Jace and Meara are wonderful and you just know they will complete each other.The only fault I had with this book was I wish at times it would slow down. It is fast paced sometimes to fast. I think I really just wanted more of it. It is a great paranormal romance/suspense book that people will enjoy. Be sure to check it out.
4 out of 5 Stars

Meara had been seconds from revelation, mere seconds. Now quivering with terror, she huddled in the corner of her electrified office while lights flashed and popped all around her, knowing there was no where to run. Monitors flashed and burst, exploding and sending shards of liquid fire into the air. A cop entered the small room, his arms stretched forward, gun in both hands and a flashlight on top of his gun.

Three more cops followed behind. No, they were government agents. The logo printed in white across their chest announced their profession.

Bright lights swept the room in a slow steady arc, searching for her. Finally resting on her face, she shielded her eyes. Smoke from the crucified computers filled the cubicle, making the agents choke. Sweat from fear beaded on her forehead, and her heart lurched to her throat. She closed her hands over her heart as if she could slow the furious beating.

"Hewitt, check this out. There might be more than this one. Barrister go search through the other rooms."

"Right, McKenna."

"My name is Jace McKenna," the man said as he approached cautiously, kicking debris from under foot until he stood above her. "Put your hands in the air." 

His voice held so much authority and sounded so calm. For a moment she thought he meant to reassure then she remembered she was his prisoner. Well, she would be as soon as she complied with his demands. 

Jace, appeared dark, dangerous, handsome and tall, she noted at first. Very tall, which was hard to miss, since she was skinny and short. His eyes were an amber color with a hint of green. He towered over her. Beneath the deceiving bulkiness of his bulletproof vest, she observed next, his shoulders were very broad, and though his hips were lean, his thighs, tightly hugged by his jeans, were muscled and powerful.

His hair was blacker than the midnight sky, nearly indigo with its sheen, his amber eyes were cast into a rugged face that appeared naturally tanned. He was probably somewhere in his late twenties or early thirties. He seemed fierce, alive with a striking tension and a volatile energy that seemed to exude from him.

Shaking, sweat dripping down her face, Meara slowly raised her trembling arms. "D-don't shoot--me, please" She heard the pathetic whimper in her voice as she blinked the stinging sweat from her eyes where it melded with her mascara. Her heart pounded so hard against her chest she was sure it would burst through her ribs.

"Stand up, slowly."

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Born in Medford, Oregon, novelist Christine Young has lived in Oregon all of her life. After graduating from Oregon State University with a BS in science, she spent another year at Southern Oregon State University working on her teaching certificate, and a few years later received her Master's degree in secondary education and counseling. Now the long, hot days of summer provide the perfect setting for creating romance. She sold her first book, Dakota's Bride, the summer of 1998 and her second book, My Angel to Kensington. Her teaching and writing careers have intertwined with raising three children. Christine's newest venture is the creation of Rogue Phoenix Press. Christine is the founder, editor and co-owner with her husband. They live in Salem, Oregon.

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  1. A big thank you for hosting Catching Meara and the wonderful review.

  2. Meara sounds like a strong woman, I assume the FBI doesn't know she is a shifter as well as a hacker?

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

  3. Great review and excerpt, thank you.


  4. I really loved the excerpt. I love all your stories, and this one sounds like it is wonderful. A really great review.

  5. Love the excerpt, Maera has great taste, dark, dangerous and handsome sounds like a the perfect guy ;)


  6. Lyra, Ingeborg, MomJane and Ami, thanks so much for the nice comments.

  7. Does his shifter nature as a cat reflect on his human personality?


    1. That's an interesting question. Yes, in many aspects. He is curious and also a bit stand offish but when he forms an attachment it is a forever love. (As he does with Meara.)

  8. Congrats on the great review! So glad to see your tour going well!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  9. Great review! Definitely going to have to read this one!

  10. Very nice review about the characters

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  11. I do love feisty in my female characters.


  12. Excellent and honest review! I too tend to have a problem with books that never slow down and breathe. When the pace is too fast you miss things!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com


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