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#BookReview: “The Eyes of Bast” by Lisabet Sarai

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Trust your heart. Follow your dreams.

When instinct tells Shaina to visit the feral cat trap she’s set in Central Park, she listens to that inner voice. She discovers she’s caged a magnificent black tom, but the cat inexplicably vanishes after she tends to his wounds. Seeking the missing feline, Shaina encounters instead a handsome stranger whose slightest touch sets her body on fire. As the day dawns after a night of ferocious passion, her mysterious lover is forced back into his true shape—the tomcat she rescued.

Born a cat, Tom was transformed into an unwilling shape shifter by a sorceress who craved a human plaything to satisfy her perverse lusts. Centuries old and irresistibly powerful, Delphine Montserrat will stop at nothing to find her runaway familiar. Shaina vows to do whatever is necessary to defeat the vicious but seductive witch and save the man she believes is her soul mate—even though it might mean losing him forever.


Shania Williams is heading home after a long day at work when she feels an uncontrollable need to head to the park and check on her feral cat trap. There she finds a gorgeous black tom in the cage. She takes him home with every intention on taking to the animal shelter in the morning, but as she sleeps, the cat somehow escapes her apartment.

Tom the Cat is drawn to the kind woman who tried to help him, so he returns to her in his human form. The pain he’s endured is heartbreaking, and if his cruel mistress finds him, he might lose his first chance at true love and happiness.

What a great book! I absolutely adore cats (I have a black kitty myself), so I knew I’d enjoy this story from the get-go. Shaina and Tom were wonderful together. The sex scenes were both scorching and romantic. It’s told only in Shania’s POV, first person, but I got to know Tom very well through her perspective.

If you’re looking for a new shifter book that doesn’t feature the usual wolves and big cats, give The Eyes of Bast a try. It’s a fun, fast-paced erotic romance sure to entertain.

5 Stars

— If you’ve read this book, I’d love to know what you think of it. Please comment below.