During a voyage to an uncharted isle in the Furneaux Islands near Tasmania, Lord Richard Colchester finds a living saber-toothed tiger, an animal believed to have been extinct for over ten thousand years. His discovery will astonish the world . . . that is, if he ever makes it back to England.
When Lady Samantha learns that her Uncle Richard has disappeared under suspicious circumstances, she enlists the help of Professor Christian Badia, a noted zoologist and animal tracker who specializes in wild cats. Not only does she intend to organize the expedition, she plans to join in the treacherous search.
Christian is a hot-tempered man and a notorious recluse, so the last scenario Samantha anticipates is a romantic interlude. But she is drawn unexpectedly into a world of physical passion, and she soon realizes this enigmatic man is her soul mate. When Christian embarks Tasmania abruptly, leaving Samantha behind, she fears she may forever lose her newfound love.
Unable to sit idly by and wait for his return, Samantha launches her own investigation—and finds herself in grave danger.
Will Christian find her . . . before it’s too late?
"Lindler writes in a smooth style, providing evocative descriptions and compelling historical details as well as a satisfying surprise ending." --Publisher's Weekly
"Engaging characters, a well-planned storyline, and a fast pace makes this a delightful novel. The banter between the protagonists is swift and humorous and doesn’t take away from the tender, emotional moments throughout the novel. Readers will become immersed in the mystery subplot and anticipate every turn of the page. The passionate couple and engrossing storyline will stay in your heart for some time"--Romantic Times; 4 stars; HOT
"Awesome adventures and toe-curling love scenes make Starlight and Promises exciting, exhilarating, and so sensual. The imagery and remarkable metaphors bring the plot and characters to life. Samantha and Christian along with some amazing secondary characters, embark on an expedition to find Samantha’s Uncle Richard and the Smilodon, a cat supposedly extinct for ten thousand years. The conflicts with nature, pirates, and the evil of (spoiler) along with personal conflicts that seem insurmountable keep the reader fully engaged. Most of all, the unforgettable love scenes stir the emotions and touch the heart"--Long and Short Reviews; 4.5 books; spicy
"The action-packed late Victorian adventure is fast-paced from the moment the saber-toothed tiger appears and never slows down until the finish. Fans will enjoy this deep historical romantic thriller."--Harriet Klausner, Midwest Book Review; Genre Go Round; Merry Genre Go Round; The Romantic Post & Barnes & Noble.
"Starlight and Promises in short, is fantastic. It has a feel of the older romances with the exotic locations and seafaring travel, but is fresh and fun. I simply loved how the romance developed on the way to where the expedition would start… Lots of action. Lots of crazy situations. Lots of mistakes and misunderstandings on both the protagonists' parts. All satisfying and touching. This is going on my favorites shelf."--4.5 Stars, Love Romance Passion
"A series of fortunate and unfortunate events take you on an incredible whirlwind ride… Lovers of historical and romantic thrillers that do not follow the usual formula will drink in the unexpected turn of events. This story promises to take you on an exciting ride, and in this latest story, the author Cat Lindler, does not disappoint her readers."--4.25 stars, Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
"The expedition to find Samantha's uncle and the Smilodon has more dangers lurking in the corners than either of them ever dreamed. Will Christian succeed in this expedition and keep Samantha safe at the same time?"--4 stars, Affaire de Coeur