Summer of the Cougar

Whipped Cream4.5 Cherries from Sweet Pea – Whipped Cream Reviews
““I absolutely loved this book, which is yet another great addition to the cougar challenge. Nicole Austin is the queen of steamy romance scenes and I bow down to her supreme skills. I fell in love with her many, many books ago and keep falling with every new one she puts out. This book is a great read and I highly recommend it.”




5 Hearts from Shannon – The Romance Studio
Hold on tight, consummate storyteller Nicole Austin wastes no time setting up the heart pounding action and grabbing the reader’s attention as well as their hearts with this highly captivating plot. The author’s ability to display her delightfully wicked sense of humor page bringing laughter to both her characters as well as the situations makes for page-turning thrills. Larissa and JD are well-rounded, well thought out and intriguing characters that the reader can’t help but feel as if they really come alive. As heroes go they don’t come any better than JD Harmon. He’s a sexy, charming and appealing bad boy who understands what he wants and isn’t afraid to grab it. Larissa is mature but still sexy, adventurous and determined heroine whose personality will appeal to the wild side that lurks inside us. Ms. Austin does a superb job of bringing forth and conquering Larissa’s uncertainties and insecurities when it comes to a lasting and permanent relationship with her younger man. The involvement of Larissa’s children as well as JD’s co-workers and uncle as supporting characters makes story entertaining but also adds an additional depth to the hero and heroine. The heated love scenes are erotic, playful, tender and a whole lot naughty!
“Summer of the Cougar the latest in The Cougar Challenge series from Ellora’s Cave hits the mark with it’s deliciously and sensual charged story.”

5 Angels from Bella – Fallen Angel Reviews
“I’ve now found the repartee and growing relationship between Larissa and JD scorching. He’s incredibly mature for his age. Combined with his age, what woman could resist him? Then when Larissa learns what he’s really about? It makes for nothing but heart wrenching emotion that threatens to topple even the hardest of readers.
“Kudos to Nicole Austin for a deliciously wicked tale. Authors of cougar fiction are bound to go wild over this one.”

5 Stars from Jayanna Jones on Romance Writers Reviews
Kudos to Ms. Austin for giving us a wonderful sizzling summer read. Steamy sex, lusty sexual tension and a fine upstanding young stud who wants more than just sex make Summer of the Cougar a must read for all erotic romance lovers. Wonderfully quick-paced and a well written story, Summer of the Cougar, will leave a smile on your face and have you grabbing an ice cube or two to cool down.
“I’ve added Ms. Austin to my TBR list and once you read this story, you’ll agree so should you. I will also enjoy reading the other hot stories in this wonderful Cougar Challenge series at Ellora’s Cave.”

5 Pearls from Vixen Pearl
“With a plethora of steamy scenes and a to-die for hero, I think any reader of the Erotica genre will love Nicole Austin’s “Cougar Challenge” title for Ellora’s Cave; Summer of the Cougar was a very hot, and yet sweet read…and I look forward to what the talented Ms. Austin offers next.”

4 1/2 Siren Stones from Nikki – Siren Book Reviews
“I enjoyed Summer of the Cougar more than I thought I would… Reading about the two proved to be very interesting, and I very much liked how the story ended. Reading this makes me believe that love can be found at any age, despite the difference between the two. Great read!”

From Denise Alicea – The Pen & Muse Book Reviews
“What is there not to like about this series?!… They are great to read because they give you the romance, but real, heartfelt characters that you can relate and envy at times. So go ahead, get down, read the Summer of the Cougar.”
4 1/2 Kisses from Lila – Two Lips Reviews
“Nicole Austin’s Summer of the Cougar is one unbelievably hot, sexy read. I was captivated from the very get-go… The plot moved seamlessly and there was really no slowing down or stopping of this duo. Fabulous job by Ms. Austin. Summer of the Cougar earned a well-deserved spot in the Cougar Challenge series.

4.5 Stars and Heat Level – Orgasmic from Tallyn Porter – Just Erotic Romance Reviews
“The love scenes are so titillating and seductive that toys are a must. The dominating way JD directs their lovemaking is quite hot and that yummy piercing, oh my! JD may put out fires for a living but he can definitely create the intense and explosive heat in the bedroom. I found this miscommunication about their relationship quite interesting, but that at times I wanted to give Larissa a good shake to make her see that JD is the real thing. Ms. Austin has delivered a wonderfully emotional, self discovery journey and intriguing older woman and younger man story full of romance and eroticism. A definite keeper!”

4.5 Ravens from Tarsilla – Black Raven Reviews
I absolutely loved Summer of the Cougar and how playful and flirty and sexy Ms. Austin made the word cougar, and the idea of being a cougar, sound.
“Rissa is hilarious, and it was laugh out loud funny to read her thoughts that often veered to naughty and saucy whenever she thought about JD. Along with the strong, confident, and fiery personality that is clear in her dialogue and actions, it made her one of the most enjoyable lead female characters I’ve ever seen.

“Not to be outdone, JD is also an amazing addition to the story. A man who likes to be in control, it was no wonder Rissa succumbed to JD’s relentless charm. Incredibly sexy and sweet, with a heart of gold and an appetite to die for, JD is truly a wonderful character, and I thoroughly enjoyed his more sensitive side as he fought to win over Rissa.

“Summer of the Cougar by Nicole Austin is a wonderful erotic novel about the “forbidden love” between an older woman and a younger guy, and I loved every second of it.”