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Fierce in Fur

Series: Ridgeville , Book 5.0
By: Celia Kyle | Other books by Celia Kyle
Published By: Summerhouse Publishing
Published: Nov 26, 2012
ISBN # 9781301278053
Word Count: 32,000
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Categories: Romance>Paranormal/Horror Romance>Werewolves/Shifter Romance>Rubenesque


Fierce in Fur (Ridgeville) by Celia Kyle - Romance>Paranormal/Horror

Elise really did love her family. Mostly. Except they just wouldn’t leave her the heck alone. Yes, she’d just returned after two years of hell at the hands of a militant group called Freedom. And, yes, she was a severely broken Senstive. But, no, she wasn’t a baby who needed to be coddled and wrapped in cotton. Which was why she got the hell out of Dodge and headed to the one place she knew she’d feel more herself and less cotton-y: Ridgeville. Only her escape didn’t go as expected. There was a whacked out wedding, followed immediately (really immediately) by Elise putting her nursing skills to use and catching a couple of babies. Somewhere along the way, her friend Maddy worked her Sensitive magic mojo, and Elise began to feel more like herself and less jacked in the head. Of course, her life took a turn for the O-M-G-Awesome when she stumbled across her mate. Did she mention he was over six feet of lickaliciousness?

Brute had never put much thought into the idea of an all knowing deity. Not that he didn’t believe, he just hadn’t ever pondered the idea. He was too busy protecting the Prima (mostly from herself), protecting the pride (mostly from the Prima) and generally keeping his family from murdering each other (often). But the day he met the curvaceous fox he’d call his own was the day he figured there was a God, and the guy kinda liked him. That thought stuck with him until he found out that his sweet fox was the battered and bruised Sensitive that had been rescued with Maddy. Then his mind centered on helping his woman heal and was most definitely not on the hardness of his junk when she was near. Nope. Not at all.

When they get to sexy times, it’s all broken beds and orgasms until a threat from the past shows up on Elise’s doorstep. Will Brute be able to prove to his little fox that the gentle giant can become a furry fierce lion when needed?

Part of the "Ridgeville" series:

1. He Ain't Lion
1.5. You're Lion
2. Ball of Furry
3. Head Over Tail
4. Fierce in Fur
5. Deuces Wild
Reader Rating:   4.4 starstarstarstarstar (18 Ratings)
Sensuality Rating:   liplipliplip
“The best laid plans of foxes and felines often go awry. Or fucked up beyond all recognition. But that second one isn’t very kid-friendly, is it?” – Maya Josephs, Prima of the Ridgeville Pride who is very, very pregnant and very, very unmarried.

Somehow, Brute’s baby sister had morphed from an adorable, toddling cub to a bloodthirsty bitch of gigantic proportions. His mother assured him this happened when lions hit their teen years.

Brute didn’t recall being such an ass.

His mother told him it was because he’d been born with a dick.

And that had ended that discussion.

“Honor,” he sighed and rubbed the top of his head, palm tickled by his growing hair. It was time to bust out the Bic again. “Explain to me why slaughtering Jenner would be a good thing. Just one more time.”

Their parents were vacationing in Florida, which left family matters squarely in his court.

“Because.” His baby sister, all of sixteen, snarled at him like a full grown lioness. Why did his parents keep having cubs after him? Why?

“I can’t go to the Prime with ‘because’ when one of the Prima’s favorite lions suddenly turns up dead during a run. That would upset the Prima, which upsets the Prime, and then things get bloody and I have to clean up the mess.” He raised a brow. “Try again.”

Honor stomped her foot and Brute could have sworn that the tile cracked beneath her. Damn, their mother was going to be pissed. Not as angry as she would have been if Honor had succeeded in ridding the world of Jenner, though. So, he figured he’d be thankful for the cracked tile.

“Brutus.” His name was uttered between clenched teeth.

Now, anyone outside the family knew not to use his given name under threat of blood and gore. Unfortunately, that didn’t apply to family. His momma had laid that law down long ago.

“Honor.” He kept his tone strong, but level, gaze centered on the little bit of lioness before him. He couldn’t show fear. It didn’t matter that sweat was dripping down his back, sliding and settling at the base of his spine. No fear in the face of the enemy.

You are a fierce lion. You are the king of the jungle. People run when you roar. Stay strong…


One of Brute’s other sisters, Emma, waltzed into the room, nose buried in her e-reader.

“She saw Jenner hitting Genesis last night with Maya’s friend, Gina Ernst.” Emma turned her e-reader off as she slid into her seat at the kitchen table. “And they were cozy.”

Honor pointed at her younger sister, every muscle in her body tense. “See! He needs to die. No, dying is too good for him. What did Carly do to that guy when she was kidnapped? I wanna do that.” Another stomp of her foot.

Brute sighed and gave Emma his attention. She was the family angel while Honor was the family… Psycho Hose Beast Demon from Hell. “Translation?”

“She thinks he’s her mate.”

God save him from females. He swung his attention back to his now screeching sister.

“You bitch!” Honor launched her lithe body across the kitchen and Brute snagged her around the middle with ease, holding her back so that all of the Mauers remained intact until their parents returned.

The she-cat in his arms scratched his forearms and beat her heels into his shins, fighting his grasp with everything her little body had. As if she’d be able to break his hold.

“He is my mate, you whore!”

Little Emma, calm as always, diverted her attention from her toast to Brute. “Can a virgin be a whore?”

“When you let any male sniff at you and buttfu—” Brute slapped a hand over her mouth and growled low, Honor freezing in his arms.

“Emma, have you…” The males in the pride knew better than to sniff after his sisters, but he couldn’t control every human. And then there were the bunnies…

His youngest sister gave him a wide-eyed stare, nose wrinkled. “Uh, ew.”

Brute let out a sigh of relief. Good, he wouldn’t have to kill anyone. Today.

Snarls and growls filled the room then. All from Honor. God, he couldn’t wait until her hormones settled. Better yet, he couldn’t wait until his mother returned. He’d rather be doing anything other than wrangling two young lionesses. Anything. Having his fingernails ripped out with pliers ranked higher on his list.

“Everybody decent?” A thumping knock against the front door as it was pushed open followed the greeting and Brute sighed in relief, almost losing his hold on Honor in the process.

Grayson could get him out of this mess. The pride’s Second always managed to calm females. Brute figured it was because the male had fucked so many, but he didn’t really care how the other lion came by his ability. He just wanted his sister calm. And not trying to kill anyone.

“Yeah, we’re back here.”

The Second stepped into the kitchen, gaze sweeping the room before settling on Brute. “What’s doing, big guy?”

Emma didn’t look up from her breakfast, e-reader once again on before her. “Honor wants to kill Jenner because she thinks he’s her mate and she saw him going into Genesis with Gina Ernst. Brute said no because it’d upset the Prima which would upset the Prime which would end with bloody things for Brute. And because I don’t believe her, I’m a virgin whore.” Emma gave Brute her attention. “Anything to add?”

His mother should have left the thirteen-year-old in charge.

Another outraged yell and wiggle snatched his attention and he tightened his grip on the wriggling Honor. “Damn it.”

“Stop.” The Second’s voice was low and calm, a simple but powerful order that everyone followed without question.

Grayson’s attention turned to Honor in particular. “Jenner is not your mate.”


“He’s not. Period.” Grayson’s eyes flared to amber for a moment before settling back to brown.
Reader Reviews (11)
Submitted By: slinkydennis on Jan 7, 2014
Awesome addition to the Ridgeville Series. Celia Kyle keeps me laughing throughout all of her books. Even through the seriousness of being held captive and raped for 2 years, she throws in humor. I don't know many authors who could do that without it feeling awkward. I can always count on Ms. Kyle to cheer me up!
Submitted By: sarahd123 on Jan 2, 2014
Funny and witty. Nice plot and always interesting when reading a book from this author.
Submitted By: moccha29 on Jan 29, 2013
These books just keep getting better and better. I love how it mixs humour in with the emotions to give you an awesome read.
Submitted By: hollins89 on Jan 17, 2013
Although this book has the same snappy humor and biting dialogue as the previous books, there is a greater emotional depth to this book due to the trauma experienced by the heroine in an earlier book. As a result, there is more emotion in some of the scenes as we watch a woman fight to overcome her emotional damage and reclaim her life and a new mate.
Submitted By: vayld on Jan 17, 2013
The Mayaisms are the best part. I giggled madly whenever one made an appearance
Submitted By: greyson on Jan 14, 2013
Celia is awesome. Series is great. Fur is funny and well worth a read. Celia there better be more coming - PLEEZ
Submitted By: jslindzy on Jan 10, 2013
Oh my goodness! Brute and Elise's story was absolutely amazing! I think I felt about a hundred emotions And of course reading this book: laughter, sadness, hot up under the collar-ness. Considering all that Elise it went through in the prior book, I didn't expect her to be so kick ass in this one! But it goes to show you this strength comes in many forms. Some that are obvious as in Brute's case and some that are not readily apparent at first glance.
Submitted By: tickledpink49 on Jan 8, 2013
Overall Enjoyment: 3 - This one is sure to put a smile on your face. Two characters that belong together if she can just manage to overcome her past. Stir in some humor and it goes down real nice.
Submitted By: Isabelle on Jan 3, 2013
Another great one in this series. To date Elise had to overcome the most. She is another great character, who fought to defeat her horrific past. Brute is the perfect mate to help her surpass any difficulties in from the past or in her future. I have very high hopes for them as a couple. This gentle giant is the best!
Submitted By: blueisland23 on Nov 30, 2012
This is book 4 in the Ridgeville series. I love this series, it is entertaining, engaging and at times just plain funny. This story is a little more serious than the others and a little more abrupt but still entertaining. Can't wait for the next installment.
Submitted By: Sexysmile23 on Nov 30, 2012
This book is awesome! I love love the whole story how it still brings in all the other couples we love. Great read! Also I love home much this book had me laughing, so hard I cried. I highly recommend this book to all!

Fierce in Fur

By: Celia Kyle