"Hard to Put Down, Shapeshifter Romance"
Set in 1817, TOUCH NOT THE CAT starts with a
prologue that sets the tone for the rest of the book.
Betrayed in 1427, a dying McQuade laird curses the clan
McClelland and their women. Because of this, Catherine
McClelland knows that she must never succumb to either the
touch or love of any man. To do so means certain death for
her. And if her terrible secret was found out she would
surely be burned as a witch. Her father has different
ideas. He blackmails an Englishman, with devastating
secrets of his own, into marrying Catherine, defying the
curse. When he dies immediately after getting the betrothal
pledge, his family retainer keeps it a secret.
This books moves along smoothly, with little to jar the
senses. Fobes's gift for describing the little things
painted a vivid picture in the mind of this reader. It has
everything: passion, sexual tension, tender love scenes,
suspense, mystery, and a wonderfully surprising ending. I
literally couldn't put it down.
Tracy Fobes has written a love story that will grab the
reader from the first page and not let them go. Her
characters are strong, well defined, and not easy to
She has also been blessed with one of the best covers I've
seen in a long, long time. I can't wait to read her next
book, HEART OF THE DOVE. If her debut book is any
indication, Fobes's star in on the rise, and her success is
guaranteed. I gave it 4 1/2 hearts out of 5.
Jaycee / May 13, 1999
Copyright © 1999
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 8, 2001
Catherine McCelland knows that the curse plaguing her family must set her eternally apart from the world. She dares not marry, for if any man were to learn the truth of what she's so carefully hidden, the cost could be her life. Yet she has little choice when her father suddenly blackmails Nicholas, Duke of Ellington, into marriage with her in a desperate attempt to break the curse.