A Kitty in the Lion's Den by Jenika Snow

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Sweet Water, 3

Maverick Storm is a lion shifter, but he is also a monster. For the better part of nineteen years he was a hitman for some of the most ruthless shifters in the world. He is a cold-blooded killer without remorse. But that isn't him anymore. He is trying to live a normal life, but it seems fate has other plans, especially when his mate is the daughter of his enemy.

Kettah Milokov is a Palla's Cat shifter, and the daughter of the biggest Russian mafia boss in America. Her life is not her own, so she leaves, but can't escape when she runs into her mate, Maverick. He is a heartless killer, and the male nightmares are made of—or so she first believes. Maverick must protect her when she is found, and that means he will have to unleash his lion to keep her safe, and kill his enemy.

Be Warned: rimming, spanking



She edged toward the bed, not knowing exactly how this would end, but certainly having some very explicit images coming to mind. The sexual tension that had been brewing between them since their first encounter had reached its breaking point. He stalked forward, his eyes trained right on her, and his tail moving back and forth at an astounding rate. Both of them breathed heavily, and when he growled again, the sound spearing right to her clit, she moved swiftly. Trying to move away from him, she felt like a gazelle in the wild, and Maverick was chasing her. The blood rushed through her veins, as well as a good dose of endorphins and adrenaline. This little “dance” they were doing seemed so primitive, but God was it making her feel like she’d explode with eroticism. He tackled her from behind, but before she slammed into the floor he flipped them so he was the one taking the brunt of the force and she was now sprawled in top of him. But that act of submission was short-lived, because seconds later he moved so that she was the one underneath him now. He was so big, so muscular, that she couldn’t move, couldn’t even breathe as he pressed more of his weight into her, making her very aware that he was the one in control. His nose was so close to her face, and a few of his whiskers tickled her face, but all that accomplished was to make her wetter. She should tell him to stop, knew he would if she did, but Kettah wasn’t about to stop anything. In fact, she said the complete opposite of what was smart.

“Maverick, I need more. I need you.” She lifted her hands slowly, saw the way his whole body tensed, and speared her fingers into the thick mane around his massive head. After a few seconds of her running her hands through the thick fur a low, powerful purr left him, and suddenly he shifted back into his human form. Maverick pressed his hard, very nude body against her, and she wished she was just as naked as he was. She wanted to feel the thick, steel rod between his legs pressed intimately against the folds of her very slick pussy. His lips parted as he stared at her mouth and ground himself against her, and a deep groan left him at the same time she gasped. Even with her clothing still on, she could feel how hard he was for her as he thrust his hips back and forth between her thighs. He might be a human now, but she could tell by the canines he still sported, the golden eyes he still had, and the feel of his claws gently pressing into her arms, that his lion was still very much in control. And that was cemented when he spoke, and the animalistic rumble was present.

 “I told myself I’d keep my distance, that being with you would only be a big mistake in the long run, because there was no way I could control myself when I finally had you.” He was still staring at her mouth, and the glow from his eyes was frightening in its intensity. He lowered his face even closer until his lips brushed along hers. They shared the same air, exchanged the same deep rooted need. But he didn’t apply pressure to her mouth with his, and instead moved his head to the crook of her neck, ran the tip of his nose up the length of her throat, and inhaled deeply. Kettah couldn’t keep her eyes open, especially not when he replaced the tip of his nose with his roughened tongue. “I am so much worse than you could even imagine, Kettah.” A small gasp left her when he followed the scorching trail his tongue had made with his lengthened incisors. “I’m evil, a monster, and am afraid I’ll ruin and break you.” He was trying to frighten her, that much she was certain, but for the life of her she couldn’t find that fear inside of her.

“You can’t scare me, Maverick.” He slowly lifted his head and stared down at her. “Maybe I want you to ruin me.” She looked down at his lips, at where his canines pressed against his lower lip, and knew that speaking those words would have any restraint he had leaving.

“Say my real name, just once.” He lowered his gaze down to her lips and waited for her to comply.

Kettah dragged her tongue along her lips, parted her mouth, and said, “Marick.” His name came from her slowly, softly, but the satisfied sound that left him had shivers working throughout her whole body.

“Mmm.” He closed his eyes for a second, as if reveling in the sound. “I haven’t heard that name in six years, but I have to say it sounds really fucking sweet coming from your lips. In fact,” he ground his very hard erection into her again, and a small sound of desire left her, “If I wasn’t already rock-fucking-hard, and able to drill holes in steel with my cock, hearing you say my name would have done the trick.” She arched her neck, not caring that this was fast, intense, or that she knew how this night would end: with his big body over hers and that thick, long shaft of his buried deep between her thighs. “You don’t have to tell me you want me, that you want my lion to fuck the shit out of you, because I can smell how wet your pussy is.” He went back to lapping at the side of her neck, like he was making sure his scent covered her. A low purr left her. Did she actually think she could stop this mating from happening, that she could just stay with him, accept his protection, but push away how strong the call to him was? They were mates, and ignoring what was happening between them was fruitless.

“Maverick.” He didn’t stop licking her throat and made a low hum against her damp flesh. She turned her head to the side to allow him better access.

“You’re such a good girl, Kettah. You’re my good girl.” He ground himself against her, over and over again until she knew she could come from this alone. He groaned in response, and before she knew what was happening he was moving away from her so his upper body no longer touched hers. She took that moment to really look at him. His golden flesh was hairless, and the large, thick black claw mark tattoos running diagonally along each defined pec weren’t just ink, but a badge of his profession. She knew enough about her father’s world that tattoos like that symbolized the lethalness, violence, and aggression that were housed inside of Maverick. It also proved he had taken enough lives that he earned those tattoos. A shiver worked through her at the thought that this male, the one that was moments from claiming her, was lethal in every sense of the word. He could crush her without even blinking, yet he touched her like she was a rare gem, and so very fragile.

 His abdomen was flat and ribbed with hard, pronounced muscle. Her legs were spread wide, forced to stay open as wide as they could go so his lean waist could fit perfectly between them. And then there was the appendage between his legs that looked like another limb. To say he was well endowed would have been an understatement, and her pussy clenched in desire and apprehension. Surely having something that long and thick inside of her would cause more pain than pleasure? But even thinking that Kettah wanted it, wanted to feel him stretching her to the point that she felt so full there was no more room for him. But then he would give her more, so much more.

“You see what you do to me, Kettah?” She snapped her eyes up to his. He was still very much an animal, and she could sense her own cat wanting out, wanting to rub all over him and take his scent into her lungs, but also rubbing hers on him so all other females knew he was hers.

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Who Knew
Written by Ash on 22nd Mar 2018

Jenika Snow is a go to author for me and I will read her work regardless what it is I just know she will give me something good. Her shifter books are sometimes hit and miss, however with A Kitty in a Lions Den she knocked me off my socks. The alpha male and the submissive woman left me drooling. Absolutely loved it!

good read
Written by undefined on 28th Aug 2016

read this a while back and ejoyed

Romancing the Book
Written by Rose that Rules All on 14th Aug 2014

The title of this book was so intriguing and I loved the cover. I would like to know who wouldn’t want a man like that? Maverick Storm has been hiding for six years. He used to be one of the greatest hit man. He never hurt anyone that didn’t deserve it. That is until one night he was going to have to kill a woman and her children. He knew he couldn’t do it. His Lion always loved the sport in the killing and there was no other feeling like that. He now has a garage and he changed his name and everything about himself. He always thought he would be alone until he runs into his mate. Kettah Milokov knows all the bad things that her dad does to people. She feels guilt over it because she never helps them. She listens to all the screaming coming from downstairs. That’s how it is when your dad is the leader of the mob. Kettah thinks she is weak and will never be like the males of her pack. That is until she is rescued one night and finds out that he is her mate. She knows she can never stay with him. I’m trying to think of the best way to write this review. I haven’t had the chance to read a lot of Jenika Snow’s books but I am getting more into them. Who wouldn’t want a shifter book about a lion and a cat mating? I will be the first to raise my hand. I knew that once these two were together for a while that the sexual tension would get to be too strong and they would give into their urges. This was a great book and the author did a great job with her characters and I was really hoping that this story would be real. I will warn you that there is some rough sex and anal play. It wasn’t enough to draw me away but it would for some people. Doing things out of the ordinary is what I think makes a book more unique and the readers get more into it. I was hooked from the first page. I wanted this story to go on for days but sadly it had to end. I will be going and seeing what other books of hers that I haven’t read.

Sizzling Hot Books
Written by Isis on 4th Jul 2014

A Kitty in the Lion’s Den by Jenika Snow is the third book in her Sweet Water series. A Kitty in the Lion’s Den is my favorite installment so far. I really enjoyed Maverick and Kettah’s story. I really enjoy the author’s writing style and will definitely read other books by her. There is a lot of action in A Kitty in the Lion’s Den and I could not put it down. Kettah grew up in a violent home and she was about to be forced into a marriage she doesn’t want to a man that is way older than her. It is a decision that her father has made to solidify an alliance with them. She doesn’t want anything to do with her family or to follow in their footsteps at all, so she decides she must run away. She knows if she is caught she will be killed for dishonoring her father but it is a risk she is willing to take. That is when she runs into a Lion shifter that is familiar to her but she is not sure who he is until she sees him the next day. He used to work for her father and he was supposed to be dead. He says that she is his mate and he would do anything to keep her safe. Will she trust him? Or will she take a chance out on her own? Maverick was a killer and he enjoyed it. He didn’t mind his job until his boss wanted him to kill a woman and child. That was going too far and he didn’t want to work with them anymore. He does the only thing that he can think of to get out with his life…he fakes his own death. He has made a comfortable life for himself in Sweetwater and is perfectly content there. When he visits a neighboring town to entertain himself he runs into Kettah and knows instantly that she is his mate. He also knows that she is the daughter of his old boss. He also knows that he has to protect her from her own family because they will kill her for running away. Now he has to convince her that he isn’t there to hurt her and that the will stop at nothing to keep her safe. Will she trust him? Or will he lose her to her family? I really enjoyed A Kitty in the Lion’s Den and Maverick and Kettah. I felt that their characters were believable. I also enjoyed that Maverick was not who Kettah saw herself with at first. The opposites attract thing really worked for the two of them in this story. I think that they were perfect for each other and that they brought something out in each other that neither of them knew existed. A Kitty in the Lion’s Den was a really enjoyable read that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys paranormal romances.

Night Owl Reviews
Written by undefined on 8th May 2014

This riveting addition to the Sweet Water series keeps readers shivering in anticipation and delight. A lion shifter and former hit man meets his mate who just happens to be the daughter of his enemy. This fast paced novella keeps the reader on their toes with suspense, action, drama, and passion. The author brings the sense of danger to life with well written scenes and details that capture the imagination and the strong compelling characters are easily understood and grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning. The chemistry between Maverick and Kettah is super hot and the sex scenes explode with fiery passion from every page. Kettah captures the heart when grabs the courage to run from family and accept Maverick as her mate and Maverick will do anything to protect his mate even if from himself. While I really wish the story had been longer, the author put a lot of story into such a short book and I was captivated from the very beginning. She brought the characters personalities to vibrant life, I could almost feel the danger oozing from Maverick as his part of the story came to life and Kettah had such a sweet innocent air about her despite her family life that it was easy to get caught up in the story.

Long and Short of It Reviews
Written by undefined on 16th Mar 2014

Maverick Storm is a killer, a lion shifter who left the life of killing behind but wasn’t really living. Enter Kettah, the daughter of the man he hates and the reason he left to try and life a normal life. More, Kettah is in serious trouble, trouble that Maverick can’t ignore. This is a fated mate story so as soon as Maverick meets Kettah, he knows he’ll kill again to protect her even if he doesn’t think he’s good enough for her. They are a good couple because despite being fated mates, they don’t jump into bed immediately. They take time to get to know each other and work together to try and make her safer. When things come to a head, they both fight to keep her alive. I really liked Maverick and Kettah, they make a good combo. Together they are a great couple, one of my favorites of the series. I really look forward to more Sweet Water in the future.

Coffee Time Romance Reviews
Written by undefined on 3rd Mar 2014

Maverick spent years as a ruthless killer who worked as a hitman for unsavory shifters of the world. He left the killing business and now spends his days as a normal business man. The day the daughter of his enemy shows up is the day he knows his life is never going to be the same. Kettah is running from her Russian mafia father who controls her whole life. She had no idea when she would run into her mate, who is a blast from the past she wishes to forget. Maverick will risk it all to keep his mate safe. Kettah is shocked to discover she is leaving one ruthless male behind only to be captured by another. Maverick and Kettah will have to work fast to discover what they are meant to be because the past is quickly catching up with them. Jenika Snow is a superb writer. She introduces the reader to a slightly tarnished hero and one sweet heroine. Maverick and Kettah are dark and light and so very different, but it is the differences which make the romance amazing. The writing of Jenika moves the story at the perfect pace and never leaves the reader bored or lost. I highly recommend A Kitty In The Lions Den and the writing of Jenika Snow. - See more at: http://coffeetimeromance.com/BookReviews/akittyinthelionsdenbook3byjenikasnow.html#.UxUzh-jnZdh