Jackson Dowd is an unhappy young man, alienated from his family since he told his parents that he was gay. His life changes completely when he meets Benoit – they have a strong attraction for each other and within a week of meeting, they are lovers. Jacks leaves his university life behind him when he discovers Benoit’s amazing secret. Benoit is a werecat, able to change his shape into that of a panther. To complete their relationship, Benoit turns Jacks; he is then able to transform into a cougar. Their strange and amazing existence continues in New York, but is gradually soured for Jacks by Benoit’s lack of human values and his intense jealousy.
I enjoyed Andrew J. Peters‘ short novella, the first part, I hope, in a series of stories. It is well written with descriptive passages which set the scenes beautifully and the author has developed his characters well. I particularly liked Jacks and Fazan, a young medical student who befriends and helps him. I would like to read more stories featuring these characters.
I would like to thank Andrew J. Peters for sending me his work to review; an enjoyable experience!