Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter (Midnight Liaisons, #2)
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Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter (Midnight Liaisons #2)

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Following the page-turning debut, Beauty Dates the Beast, this is the second novel in the fresh and funny new series about a paranormal dating service.

Sarah Ward, the werewolf sister of Bathsheba from Beauty Dates the Beast, and co-owner of their paranormal online dating agency, Midnight Liaisons, is voluntarily traded to a wolf clan in exchange for a kidnapped female were...more
Mass Market Paperback, 353 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Pocket
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Mandi Schreiner
When I heard from the author that this book had a virgin hero, I got excited. Then I heard he was a were-bear virgin hero. My excitement grew. Ramsey is the best type of virgin hero. He is a huge, huge man. Quiet but fierce. All other shifters fear him, even the cockiest of the wolves. And yet this fierce gentle giant has never been intimate with a woman before. Yes, let’s all just take a moment.

Sara Ward was in an abusive relationship six years ago to a man named Roy. Worse, he ends up biting h...more
S&M’s Book Obsessions
This is probably one of the best books I’ve read in weeks. Jessica Sims is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I spent my whole weekend binge reading on this series and truly enjoyed myself.

Hero is going on my top 10 list of all times.

*Books can be read as stand alone

Mistress M
Penny Watson
I got into a werewolf-y mood this week, and was desperately searching for a shapeshifter book.

So, in desperation, I splurged on this cute-looking novel by Jessica Sims--Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter.

I discovered that Jessica Sims is also Jill Myles, who wrote my favorite time warp-caveman-dinosaur romance, Island Heat.

Needless to say, this book was the perfect answer to my shapeshifter desperation. It was adorable! First of all, the characters were very appealing. The hero Ramsey is a delic...more
Okay while I did enjoy this story it is mostly about the heroine. The Hero was not an alpha, just a nice big ol' guy. He was also a 27 year old virgin.... Really? He wasn't an actual "hero" a nice guy but meh.... It was a good story though about the heroine! I really enjoyed watching Sara come into her own power and overcome her fears! I also really enjoyed the world the author has created, I will definitely continue with this series. I was just disappointed in the lack of romance and the lack o...more
Jane Stewart
Ok, but it was put-down-able. I never had the eager-to-get-back-to-it feel.

Many times during the book Sara “assumes” Ramsey doesn’t like something about her, or thinks she smells bad, or thinks he doesn’t want her, or thinks he’s just being polite. I got tired of that. The author was using that for conflict. None of it was true. Similarly through most of the book, Sara assumes Ramsey wants to be with his arranged marriage Nikolina. That was not true, but Ramsey never told her. Those were the maj...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)

This was such a quick and enjoyable read! I actually enjoyed it more than the first book and I can’t really pinpoint the why. Maybe it’s because I like to see a heroine that has gone through abuse take charge of her life and not let things “happen” to her again. Maybe it’s the fact that I LOVE a big brooding hero, tough on the exterior, who is also a sweet teddy bear on the inside and … a virgin!

We met Sarah in book one when her human sister, Bathsheba, was dedicating her whole life to protecti...more
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
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I want a were-bear!

Well, I want one if he's anything like Ramsey, anyway. He's the strong, silent, stoic but gentle type of man-tree that just....sigh. Yeah, he was lovely. Built like a forest oak, with rare but devastating smiles, he totally won my heart in this second instalment of the midnight Liaisons series, this time featuring Bathsheba's werewolf sister, Sarah.

If you read book one, you'll recall the claim that was made to the werewolves at the end...more
Patti Loves FAB Romance
PJV Quickie: I have been singing the praises of this book to anyone who will listen: A strong, silent hero and a heroine turned werewolf against her will with a crazed pack out to steal her – what’s not to love?

Confession: I have been in a book funk for a couple of weeks, and I picked up Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter as a change from all the angsty YA romance I’ve been reading. Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter is proof that sometimes the “book gods” smile upon you…this was one of the be...more
The local wolf pack is after werewolf Sara Ward, to join their pack and to mate with one of the wolves. To save herself she comes up with a plan to mated already. Were-Bear Ramsey Bjorn agrees to pretend to be her mate. But neither of them expected to actually fall in love.

Excellent follow up to Beauty Dates the Beast. I loved Sara and Ramsey's story. The back story of Sara's past is heart wrenching, and Ramsey Bjorn is exactly what she needs. Even though she doesn't realize it at first. Ramsey...more
Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho)
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First Impression:

I want a bear shifter of my own!

What I liked:


What’s not to like about a sexy, strong and silent were-bear? Ramsey is the everything that Sara needs. Protector, friend and sexy mate all rolled up into one.

Sara has been in hiding from other sups. She was turned against her will into a werewolf by her abusive boyfriend. But at the end of book 1, Beauty Dates the Beast, Sara’s secret about being a werewolf is out of the bag and...more
Dotti Elrick
Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter picks up right where Beauty Dates the Beast leaves off. There is a lot of backstory thrown into the first chapter so a new reader should have no trouble picking up the story.
Sarah is a werewolf in hiding, she was turned against her will by her abusive boyfriend. Her only interaction with wolves is what she experienced at the hands of the one who turned her. Sarah and her sister killed him and went on the run, hiding from other wolf packs for the last six years.
Lover of Romance
Ever since Sarah was turned, she has been on the run with her sister, hiding from those that would capture her because she is a wolf shifter. Now circumstances force Sara to go forward with a plan that is daring but dangerous. Sarah must convince the pack that she and Ramsey are true mates. Sarah suffered abuse from Roy, the shifter that turned her, and ever since has had a fear of being touched, and now she must prove that she is mated to a were bear, and scares her more than anything even thou...more
Just a few things:

1)this is a PNR, written in first person, heroine's perspective throughout.

2) I didn't read the first book but didn't have any trouble following along. However if you want to read book 1 in the ML series, then you may want to read it first, as this (IIRC) spoils the first book.

3) The Hero was much so that i resent not getting his pov....this is one of those books that would have been so so so much better written with the third person narrative...the way its writte...more
I am such a sucker for pretend relationships turning into the real thing. You guys have no idea. It’s definitely one of my tropes when I’m reading fanfiction and I tend to like it just as much in romance novels, which is why I was so happy about the premise of this book.

This is the second book in the Midnight Liasons series from Jessica Sims (aka Jill Myles) and it follows Sarah, who was one of the main characters from the first book. I liked Sarah in Beauty Dates the Beast and I liked her even...more
I liked it! I seem to like the plot of bodyguards falling in love with the person they are watching over.... and the plot of a guy and gal faking a relationship that turns into love. I think I have only read a couple books where the hero is a virgin, so it was fun to read something rare (to me). Ramsey wasn't as alpha as I usually read about, but he was protective and had the growly thing going on ;) It was good to see Sara get some courage and stand up to the wolf pack towards the end!
I am defi...more
While I really liked Beauty Dates the Beast, the first book in the Midnight Liaisons series, I loved Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter. I still think the concept of a supernatural dating service is bloody brilliant and I can't get enough of the funny, smexy world Jessica Sims has created. I simply could not put Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter down. Sara was a fantastic heroine and Ramsey? Holy hot virgin werebear, Batman! Ramsey gives me a serious case of the swoons! I'm so glad I decided to spe...more
I absolutely loved this sequel to Beauty Dates the Beast (Midnight Liaisons, #1)... It was a highly satisfying read, and the only thing that I really hate about this series is having wait for the next installment in 2013. In the meantime, as soon as the publisher gives the ok to Barnes & Noble, I will be pre-ordering asap.

Giving this one 4 1/2 stars...

***Also, I do have this one available to lend via Nook.

Wow. . . just WOW!

I mean i was NOT expecting this. . .

Reading Beauty Dates the Beast I found Sara way way too annoying. I just plain couldnt stand her, reading her parts and lines made me want to


But now?! I ACTUALLY understand all her hang-ups. Why she was so mousy and scared all the time. Im big on taking charge and being independent so i guess it was obvious that she'd rub me wrong, i mean for God's sake she's a werewolf thats afraid of her own shadow! but like i said, now it all...more
Julia Brumfield
I was completely excited about getting a hold of this book since I definitely enjoyed "Beauty Dates the Beast" while the taste for this book at the end was very tempting. Spoiler: The bite that you get at the end of the first book isn't where you start at in this book.

The author did a good job of continuing the storyline from the first one and the characters were well-filled out. Actually in this book the characters were more human-like and easier to relate to than in the first as the author h...more
To be honest, I read it just for the hero. Though I liked the ending to the story, the plot was super predictable and the writing not good enough to make up for it. But damn...that Ramsey. Loved him and liked the heroine in the end.
OMG ♥ Ame el libro de principio a final.
Fue perfecto me encanto Ramsey fue tan osito adorable xD no puedo esperar para leer el tercero quiero saber que pasa ademas la autora no me puede dejar asi de inconclusa la historia de Connor!!!
Sara Horney
A fun and flirty read. Full review available here
Great second book in the series, can't wait till the next one comes out.
Aly is so frigging bored
Very sweet book. I really like this author.s style.
Very cute! :)
Paranormal Haven
Sara's only interaction with werewolves was her abusive relationship with her ex-boyfriend Roy that resulted in her turning. She's terrified to join the Anderson pack, especially when they make it clear she will be expected to mate, but she won't be going in alone. With help from her pretend were-bear mate Ramsey, she's ready to take the burden of her secret off her sister Bathsheba's shoulders, and help free the were-cougar cousin of Bath's fiance.

Sara's ex did a real number on her self-esteem...more
Niccisbookblog higginson
This is the second book in the Midnight Liaisons series, but this is the first that i have read and all i can say is that i loved loved loved it!
So easy to follow even though its the second book.

Sara has been treated very badly by the wolf shifter who changed her, he beat her, treated her less than a dog, she is more than a little jumpy at being touched. So pretending to be madly in love with this giant of a man was going to be a challenge, or is it? but it the only way to stop her from being ta...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
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DESPERATELY SEEKING SHAPESHIFTER, book two in the Midnight Liaisons series, picks up right on the heels of BEAUTY DATES THE BEAST and focuses on werewolf Sarah and werebear Ramsey who are forced to pretend to be mates in order to protect Sarah from an abusive Pack that wants to forcibly claim her. It’s super flirty, super sexy, and super fun.
Sarah and Ramsey are a fantastic couple. Sarah’s been running for years after...more
Julie Read Our Lips! Book Review Blog
Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter, the second installment in the Midnight Liaisons Series,picks up right where book one left off.

In order for Sara, Bathsheba’s sister to avoid being taken in by a sadistic, misogynistic wolf pack, she has to pretend to be in a relationship with Ramsey, a Were-bear who keeps to himself and is a strong and silent type.

Ramsey is so gentle and caring with Sara, it’s not long before things really start to happen between them. But in between fixing up Ramsey’s home and...more
What's an abused female wolf to do when a pack of males wolves wants her for their mate? Find the biggest, toughest, were-bear near her and pretend that they are already mates. Sara needs protection and she is willing to do anything to keep out of the clutches of the local wolf pack. Ramsey is assigned as her protector. Sara has to learn to get past her abusive history and trust this giant shapeshifter or become the breeder of the local wolf pack. Only, how convincing as mates can they be when j...more
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Jessica Sims lives in Texas. She hates writing a bio, so something cool will undoubtedly go here later when she actually thinks of something interesting to write. She has some cats, but what writer doesn’t? She plays video games and confesses to reading comic books. And she likes writing, but that one was pretty obvious.

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