What the Cat Dragged In (Sanctuary #2) by B.A. Tortuga

release day review

Dreamspinner Presents



Don’t people know that cats and dogs don’t mix?

Connor Ragbone finds things. Sometimes it’s gold, sometimes jewels, sometimes people. Set in his hippie ways, he never thought he’d find a pack, but with Sam and Gus and their goofy shifter family, he fits right in. Then he finds Brock.

Shifter Brock Herman is undercover alone, working to break up a poaching ring. The last thing he needs is for Connor to wreck his sting. And now the crazy bobcat just won’t go away!

The poachers lead Brock and Connor on a merry chase all over Western Colorado, looking for shifter bears, but it’s a lost pup who brings them back to Nevada and the pack Sam and Gus are building. That’s when Brock has to decide whether he still travels alone or if Connor and his crazy family are where his heart belongs.

This follow-up to Just Like Cats and Dogs is a feel-good shifter romance novel where cats and dogs prove they can be way more than the enemies nature has made them.


 What a crazy ride! We are dropped into the story with Conner finding a coyote shifter and bringing him back to The Sanctuary. Enter the large and complex pack and we see where the first book left off.

The pull to find something hits once again and Conner is off to find who or what is lost. Brock absolutely does not want help, but is put into a situation where he must include Conner or else deal with the feelings of leaving him in an unpleasant situation.

From there the author takes us on several adventures where Conner and Brock must work together to solve what is going on around them. One of the things I liked about the story was how as time passed they became more and more in tune with each other’s thoughts, to the point Brock was getting distracted listening to Conners thoughts bounce all over the place.

Although this is a story on how Conner and Brock get together and make their relationship work, I really get the feeling that this was a transition story to set up several other stories in the series. It’s not a bad thing, in fact it makes me want to read the next book when it comes due. So we have a sweet, slow romance build with a HEA and the promise of more to come. I think B A Tortuga did a fine job.

4.5 of 5 stars


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