by Cheryl Brooks

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Zetithians are back. And they're hotter than ever...
Having the Zetithian feline gene gives Larry Tshevnoe awesome beauty, fearsome strength, sensuality and sexual prowess unmatched by any other males in the universe. But it can make the quest for true love...complicated.

Enter childhood friend and fellow Zetithian Althea Banadänsk. Her empathic powers make her the only one who can show Larry what he truly desires, and she'll do anything to help...even if that means hiding her desperate craving for him.

But when a distress call sends them off course—and into danger—they find more than their hearts are at stake. Now it's up to them to become the champions of truth and justice throughout the galaxy...or risk losing it all.

Cat Star Legacy Series:
Maverick (Book 1)

What People are Saying about Cheryl Brooks:
"Out-of-this-world sexy...the ultimate reading experience."—Long and Short Reviews
"Scorching hot...keeps you turning pages."—RT Book Reviews
"Wildly imaginative, highly entertaining, and sure to become a classic."—Star-Crossed Romance

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492661603
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Series: Cat Star Legacy Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 248,777
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Cheryl Brooks is a former critical care nurse who resides in rural Indiana with her husband, two sons, two horses, three cats, and one dog. She is the author of the ten book Cat Star Chronicles series, the Cowboy Heaven series (two books and one novella), the Soul Survivors trilogy, the four book Unlikely Lovers series, and several stand-alone books and novellas. Her other interests include cooking and gardening. Cheryl is a member of RWA and IRWA. You can visit her online at or email her at

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Maverick 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another exciting adventure with those irrestible, alluring, Zetithians.Wow! Scorching, as usual. Unlike a lot of romantic erotica these books always have an engrossing plot, plus exotic aliens and daring rescues. If you've never read any books set in the CAT STAR worlds it's okay because the books do stand alone, but I always think it's better to start at the beginning. If you like hot, space opera stories, then give this series a try. You won't be sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The CATS are back, great start to the next generation of kittens.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Hot space adventures, sizzling passions, and unexpected danger along with some humorous moments highlight Cheryl Brooks’ MAVERICK. Larry is a Zetithian, a cat-like being with attitude and a huge ego. Althea is his empathic childhood friend and Larry is hoping she can help him determine if he has chosen the right mate. They never expected the heat that would flare between them or how their chemistry could serve as rocket fuel. While there are lots of light-hearted banter and some off the charts heat, should Larry and Althea have taken their hidden attraction out of the closet? After all, Larry has a girlfriend. Not real sure how I feel about that and while the writing has some fun moments and the descriptions are very detailed, I just couldn’t fall into this tale like I wanted. It missed something "fresh" for me. I received a complimentary ARC edition from Sourcebooks Casablanca!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it!!! Just when i thought cat star was finshed Brooks brings foward the next generation for our enjoyment!!
Eloise_In_Paris More than 1 year ago
I never read any of the books in the Cat Star Chronicles, but this is it’s own series and while there were some brief mentions of the past reading the other books before this is not necessary to follow along. My main issue with this book is that it is so slow. The first half of the book was spent with the main characters and one other in space traveling peacefully to get some friends who were stranded on another planet. So there was just a lot of discussion about the leads realizing they are attracted to each other, even thought they have known each other their entire lives. That’s it. No conflict, no urgency, just a lot of awkwardness. Finally after 75% of the way in a conflict was introduced, but there was never a feeling of urgency. Within a few pages it was resolved and everyone lives happily ever after. Basically this book was boring. The characters were interesting. Larry was fun and charismatic, but since they barely interacted with others he never got to shine. Al’s psychic abilities were amazing, and unfortunately underused. And I liked the impossible love Brak felt which was heartbreaking and unselfish, however the resolution for his character annoyed me because I hate when authors feel the need to explain away being gay. It’s a story that could’ve been good, but fell terribly short. I doubt I will be continuing with this series.
UpAllNightBB More than 1 year ago
4 Stars Review by Sasha Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog Maverick by Cheryl Brooks is an entertaining outer space novel that brings to life a world that you could never think to imagine. Everyone is looking for their one true love. For some, the process is quick and easy while others it can take a lifetime. For Althea, finding her true love is a little bit more difficult due to her mixed bloodline. Her parents have given her beautiful gifts that come along with her lifeline. Finding her one true love would mean that she has found her perfect match, and that has slowly been seeming less and less like it will happen. One of those gifts being that she can sense others peoples feelings and desires. This has caused her brain to be overwhelmed and lead her to run off to a secluded planet. Just when she thinks all hope is lost her childhood friend, Larry, comes to find her. With him, he brings the reminder of the life that she had thought she left behind. Larry comes to see her so that he can help reveal the true feelings of this earth girl that he loves. Suddenly, Althea finds herself noticing Larry in different ways and wondering how she never noticed the boy next door. The characters species and planets are literally out of this world. I found myself trying to fathom how one person could see the inspiration to come up with everything wrapped in this novel. Some of the language that she had created is so creative that I am in pure admiration, and would love to know how her brain works. Due to this crazy concept, I found that it was hard to get into the story at the beginning. All of the background information was just so strange and difficult to process up front. Once the information was laid out, and the story took off when I found myself settling into the story more. I would give this novel 4 out of 5 stars. I found that the character development was terrific and gave all of the characters such a dynamic and heartwarming characteristics to them. Each character brought their own twist and turn to the story, and this created a much more vibrant plot line. It kept changing and kept you guessing what would be happening in the next chapter. It was a thrilling read and takes you to a world that is literally and figuratively out of this world.
FaeScot More than 1 year ago
Such a fun romp. I haven't read the previous Cat Star series, although I've collected them all to read. I'll have to make a point to do that as so many stories and characters either visit or are referred to in this second generation spin-off. I have a weakness for sci-fi romance and it takes me on an enjoyable imaginary adventure. Cheryl is a master at this sub-genre and my head was happily spinning with all these odd creatures. She does a fabulous job describing them so you can see them in your minds eye and slipping into the world she has created. This story starts out pretty straight forward and veers off into adventure of search & rescue. Larry Tshevnoe is the son of Cat, the enslaved Zetithian warrior rescued by the human captain Jack from the first Cat Star book. Althea Banadansk is the daughter of Tisana, a Mordrial witch who heals Leo, the enslaved Zetithian warrior from the second Cat Star book. For fans of the original series this spin-off series will make them very happy. I enjoyed the adventure and letting my imagination soar.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It is everything you want in a paranormal romance. The world she created was clear and the banter between the chartered was a lot of fun.