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Love Bites: Love Unleashed\Smookie and the Bandit\Molly Wants a Hero\Dog Tags\Mane Haven (The Carlisles #1)

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Five of today's hottest romance authors celebrate the special place animals hold in our hearts in one unforgettable new collection. From matchmaking parrots to proposing puppies, the animals in these enchanting stories are determined to lend a helping paw on the road to happily ever after. Don't miss these never-before-published "tails" of couples whose pets give them a ne ...more
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Published March 1st 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Lori Foster - Love Unleashed - Evan Carlisle and Cinder Bratt have been friends for a while. They even went to the animal shelter together and he got a cat and she a dog who also happened to be very good friends with each other. Evan has wanted Cinder for as long as he's known her but he felt she didn't reciprocate his romantic feelings so he just stayed her good friend. After coming home from her shift as a ER nurse bruised and battered Evan finds it hard to stay in the friend zone. After an at ...more
Fedora
What a delightful collection of animal stories!

Love Unleashed by Lori Foster--Evan and Cinder are neighbors and their shelter-adopted cat (Cate) and dog (Doug) figure out before they do that they belong together, and not just as friends. When a stalker situation forces them into closer circumstances, their pets get along like gangbusters, and when they lower their walls, Evan and Cinder find they are very well matched, too. Very cute read.

Smookie and the Bandit by Brenda Jackson--When Raquel's d
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Brandy
Las autoras de esta antología "harlequinera" donan los beneficios a una fundación animal.
Enlace: http://hipwritergirls.typepad.com/lov...
Con esta excusa, una portada tan adorable y usando a los animales como nexo de unión, me puse a leer este libro que consta de cinco historias de diferentes autoras, que por cierto, hasta el día de hoy, conocía de pasada a algunas de ellas puesto que han sido publicadas en español, como Lori Foster y Brenda Jackson (esta no lo tengo muy claro).

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Heather
Meh over all. Really must stop reading anthologies! Enjoyed all but just nothing to sink your teeth into.


From Goodreas: Five of today's hottest romance authors celebrate the special place animals hold in our hearts in one unforgettable new collection. From matchmaking parrots to proposing puppies, the animals in these enchanting stories are determined to lend a helping paw on the road to happily ever after. Don't miss these never-before-published "tails" of couples whose pets give them a new lea
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Lindsey
I gave this book four stars mainly because I liked that it was for a good cause. I really liked Lori Fosters story and it was the main reason that I read this book. I always enjoy her characters and she is great at writing lovable animals also. I really disliked Smookie and the Bandit. It was the one story I wished wasn't in the book. Too many things in the story bothered me and I was just annoyed while reading it. I thought Molly Wants a Hero was a pretty cute story and almost would have liked ...more
Cara
4.5 stars for a fun, quick-to-read 5- story anthology with sweet satisfying plots that include animals in each. what's not to like when the proceeds go to an animal shelter?! I especially liked the first story as friends fall in love just like their pets (Doug the dog and Cate the cat!)that they adopted together from the shelter do.
Dog Tags is also a touching story about a military man who connects with the lady who fostered his dog while he was deployed for a year. The fact that she is in a w
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Shelita
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Kathy
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Virginia
Love Unleashed – Lori Foster (4 stars)
Evan Carlisle and Cinder Bratt are friends and neighbors. They even adopted their pets (her dog Doug and his cat Cate) together on the same trip to the animal shelter, and those pets are best friends. However, Evan wants to take the relationship further, and Cinder hasn’t been picking up on his clues. Turns out, that’s because she’s attracted to him but insecure about her own appeal. When Cinder is attacked twice in one night, Evan brings her to his apartme
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Theresa Scarangella
This book has short stories by various authors about people meeting and having animals. These were great short reads. When I had purchased this book it was for going for a charity. I didn't think I would like it as much as I did and it gave me a chance to read works from other authors that I didn't know.
I don't think you will be disappointed in this book.
Silverana
I love Lori Foster books and for that reason I read any book or anthology that includes her stories. I felt this set of stories was not as good as the usual ones that I come across. The animal theme was definitely different and made the stories much more enjoyable. However, I felt the heroines in most of these stories were not as likeable. I give all the stories a 3 except the Lori Foster one. The Lori Foster one would have been a 5 but this time I felt that almost each of the male characters is ...more
Rachel Kall
I loved this book. It contains five short stories and will not disappoint. I am a huge animal lover, and lover of romance. So this book was everything that I want. I enjoyed all the stories but my absolute favorites were Dog Tags by Mann and Love Unleashed by Foster . In Dog Tags, the hero is an airman deployed and left his sweet dog behind. The foster of the dog ends up being his love interest. Don't want to spoil the big moment, but I was touched by this story. I really loved Love Unleashed be ...more
Donna
Anthology includes:
Love Unleashed by Lori Foster
Smookie and the Bandit by Brenda Jackson
Dog Tags by Catherine Mann
Molly Wants a Hero by Virna DePaul
Mane Haven by Jules Bennett

Anthologies have a tendency to be hit or miss with me. But as I approve of the cause and because I am a big fan of several of the authors I bought this book and let it sit on my TBR shelf for way too long. I enjoyed each and every story. I was expecting Lori Fosters to be enjoyable but think my favorite was the touching st
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Tammie
Such a cute little anthology to break up the monotony of everyday life. I read this over the course of two days. The stories are short enough that I could read one in between daily activities! All of the stories are sweet with a dash of sexiness. If you love animals, Love Bites would be perfect for you!

Love Unleashed by Lori Foster: 4 stars
Smookie and the Bandit by Brenda Jackson: 2.5 stars
Molly Wants a Hero by Virna DePaul: 3 stars
Dog Tags by Catherine Mann: 4 stars
Mane Haven by Jules Bennett:
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Sharon
This was a cute collection...just be prepared for super fast falling in love and marriage. But still sweet stories if you can get over that.
Al
Delightful book of short romances. not deep reads, but worth reading for enjoyment.
Maggie Shanley
Good collection of romance stories involving pets and the humans that love them.
Darcy
This review is based only on the stories by the following.

Lori Foster - I liked this one, loved that both the couple had a crush but thought they were firmly in the "friend" camp. I also really liked how their pets played into things. While I hated how the couple were able to break the "friend" barrier, I was glad to see they did.

Brenda Jackson - This one was just ok. I had a hard time buying that Quest would be ok with Raquel's job, let alone calling in, or not laugh in her face when she came t
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Allison
All of the stories were short and enjoyable.
Nickole Jordan
Very good book about different dog stories
Darlene
Enjoyed the first story, but the others were just ok.
Harlequin Books
"In this anthology, five well-known authors come together to honor lovers of romance and animals. Each of the tales told are special and can easily be read one at a time or consumed all at once. And if by chance stories of passion and four-legged friends don't entice readers, purchase this book for a pal or family member, because the authors are donating all of the proceeds to a charitable organization for animal adoption." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars
Ann  Lorz


My favorite was Lori Foster's Love Unleashed. She really write easy to get into stories. I love the men in her books, they are always strong, protective loving men. I did think it was funny that Virna DePaul's story was closely written plot wise to Foster's. All the rest were also well written. I will say that Bennett's story felt a little rushed at the end, could have used a extra chapter.
Liz
love unleashed - 1 star
smookie and the bandit - 3 stars
molly wants a hero - 2 stars
dog tags - 3 stars
mane heaven - 4 stars/reread worthy…I wish this story was a full length book.

Overall I enjoyed reading this anthology. I found that I got into some stories more than others or liked the plot line better in some, but generally all five stories were well-written and had a HEA.
Elise
Cute stories, good quick reads with the hero and heroines already having fallen for each other and just waiting to let the other person know it. Loved the story lines and how easily each story begins and ends. I received this book through a goodreads giveaway.
Stacy McKitrick
I bought this book at the Lori Foster Get Together because the proceeds went to the Animal Adoption Foundation of Hamilton, OH. Five romances all revolving around an animal adoption theme. I ended up getting an enjoyable read!
Maryellen
I gladly bought this for the authors as well as the donation aspect - loved all of the stories except the last. It may be my issue, however, I'm more fond of dogs than horses.
DianeG
One of the first anthologies where I actually enjoyed every story. And the money for the book went to a good cause. What a great thing these authors are doing!
Angela
The stories were cute because of the animals. I glad that it wasn't only dogs but a parrot and horses as well. The stories were mushy but not terrible.
Linda
The book is composed of five short stories, each of which is a humorous love story. I enjoyed each of them especially Molly Wants a Hero and Mane Haven.
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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

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