If I had to describe No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle in two words it would be Fun and Entertaining. The few books I’ve read by Kyle have...moreIf I had to describe No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle in two words it would be Fun and Entertaining. The few books I’ve read by Kyle have tended towards the steamy, this one is less so but still has plenty of sexual tension to keep her erotica fans happy. I quite enjoyed both Mia and Ty, Mia is part werebear but has never been able to shift. She thinks its because she is only a quarter bear but there may be secrets In her past that may change everything. Ty is the Itan or basically the Alpha of the bears in his town. As to be expected he is very protective of anyone he considers part of his clan, and since Mia moved to his town she is his! The mating instinct is strong between these two. Ty he rolls with it, but not so much Mia. As it should be she wants a man that is going to put a little bit of work into wooing her. Ty he knows they are mates so he expects Mia to fall in line, but he’s in for a surprise when she resists the mating. Mia is sassy and very protective she doesn’t take any shit and she loves her dad. How can you not love her? Ty for an Alpha is pretty easy going until something happens when it is no longer time to be easy going. He’s willing to do anything for his mate and his pack, including die and it just may come to that as everything he cares about is threatened. Rating: 4
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It was actually good, there are some questionable non-consent moments, but overall good. Its a serial so there is at least a second part maybe three I...moreIt was actually good, there are some questionable non-consent moments, but overall good. Its a serial so there is at least a second part maybe three I havent really looked into it but they get you with the freebie first book and now your stuck and have to read the next one. LOL (less)
Misbehaving by Tiffany is a funny, fun romp back into Reisz’s wonderful twisted imagination. Here we have Bea who freelance writes for a sex blog, last minute she is handed a sex position manual for review for while she is at her little sister’s wedding and *gasp* she doesn’t have anyone to test the positions with. Enter Ben, Ben and Bea had a non-sexual thing in college and the one time Bea approached him to make it sexual he turned her down and she’s never quite forgotten the rejection and Ben has never quite gotten over Bea but he wasn’t ready for her. Now years later both realize they are still attracted to each other and each is free to experience with a sex position manual. It’s supposed to be no strings attached but with each new position new feels are brought to the surface.
I’ve always enjoyed Tiffany Reisz’s sense of humor but I’ve forgotten how much. The antics of Ben and Bea will have you cracking up but it ends up being the brother in law and bell hop that end up quite the scene stealers with their hilarious quips. We are used to the darker side of humor with Reisz from the Original Sinners Series, but this is pure fun. Reisz does rom-com with just as much enthusiasm as she does the darker humor with OS. Bea and Ben take us on a fun filled sexual journey that starts with their bodies and ends with their hearts. I thrilled enjoyed this short Red Hot Cosmo read and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a steamy funny read.
Rating: 4 *Review copy provided through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided. (less)
Great conclusion to this story, I was afraid it was going to drag out for another book but 2 books was perfect. Hayden and Tenley are more t...moreRating 4.5
Great conclusion to this story, I was afraid it was going to drag out for another book but 2 books was perfect. Hayden and Tenley are more then a little bit obsessive compulsive with each other but with all of their losses I guess its to be expected or at least understandable. I expected for it to drive me crazy but it just sort of fit for these two. They just sort of fit. I really enjoyed these books and will look forward to whatever this author puts out next. Full review to come closer to release. (less)
Cupcakes and Ink by Helena Hunting is the introduction to the Clipped Wings Series featuring to very emotionally scarred people who in each start to find new life. So I admit I read all two full length novels and this novella in quick succession so I can’t really remember where one left off and the other picked up. So a bit of Clipped Wings may bleed in a little bit. This novella is a very quick read and it’s kind of hard to review something that was so short (about 60 pages) but it packed a punch. In this brief glimpse you are pulled in and given just enough to keep you curious and look forward to the first book. Tenely has a dark secret, and a shit load of guilt. She is on the quiet side and on the surface seems really timid almost submissive but as the books move along you realize that her fiery side is just suppressed by her trauma. She is stronger than she looks. Hayden, is our bad boy tattoo artist, at least that is the way he appears on the outside. He’s covered in tattoos and piercings. He has a dark past he’s not proud of but he’s finally found his way in life... mostly... He’s fiercely intelligent and keeps people an arm’s length away because he suffers from his own guilt. Tenley and Hayden meet and there is instant attraction which produces more guilt for Tenley and determination from Hayden. After reading this book be prepared for an emotional but in the end a stratifying roller coaster ride! Rating: 4 *Review copy provided through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation provided. (less)
Gilded Hearts by Christine D’Abo is the first in her new erotic historical steampunk series. I’m a fan of Ms. D’Abo, in particular her Long Shots contemporary series so when I saw this book come up I was quick to grab it. In general, I not a huge fan of steampunk as in I don’t go purposefully looking for but I do enjoy it from time to time and I think this one was a decent effort into the Steampunk genre. The concept of the Archives is interesting and a different twist on things. It’s a little bit creepy, im not sure I would want my memories stored in a little glass vial for anyone to study but D’Abo did a decent job at not making it too creepy. As a whole with this book the world building could have been better, it got confusing in places, things mentioned and then forgotten about and it took me a while to get a grasp on this world but there is potential there and I hope that it gets better as the series moves on. Where I like Christine D’Abo is her characters. She tends to write flawed but likeable characters and this one is no different.
Samuel grew up in the Archives there wasn’t a time that he does not remember being there. He’s always had an affinity for machines, which branded him as different in the Archives. In the Archives different is not a good thing, Sam got beaten on a pretty regular basis. The only thing that seemed to make his living situation better was Piper, she came to the Archives as a young girl and decided that Sam was going to be her friend and didn’t look back, until that one night when Sam left her which she never quite recovered from. Something happened in the Archives that made Sam snap and he had to leave, he tried to take Piper with him but she refused to go. Sam was found on the streets and taken in and he worked his way up in the King’s Sentry. He is at a murder scene when he comes face to face with Piper again and all those feelings he set aside for her come rushing back stronger than ever. Sam is a bit of a runner, he ran from the Archives, more recently from Piper, even though he’s a bit of a runner he’s fiercely protective and obviously loves Piper so it was pretty easy to forgive his runner tendencies. As a character I did like Sam, he is intelligent, protective, quick witted and takes his job seriously. He doesn’t have many friends but those friends he does have mean the world to him. Piper on the other hand is sassy, strong willed and steady. She’s not one to run away but to forge forward even at her own peril. She has a mind of her own and isn’t going to let anyone think for her. She is also protective of those she loves and fiercely loyal. I think of the two, I liked Piper just a little bit more.
Overall, this book was pretty good. There were some twists and turns in the plot that kept things interesting. The characters were engaging and likeable. As previously mentioned there were some issues with the world building but by the end of the book I had a pretty good grasp on the world even with some of its issues. I am looking forward to seeing where this series goes and will more than likely be reading Quicksilver Soul the second book in this series which comes out in April of 2014. Rating: 3.5
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Reviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam I picked up Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews because this is an Ilona Andrews novel and no other reason. I didn’t e...moreReviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam I picked up Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews because this is an Ilona Andrews novel and no other reason. I didn’t even know what the book was about; I saw the author and grabbed it so it’s a good thing this book didn’t suck! I knew I could count on Ilona Andrews to deliver a solid novel and I was not left disappointed. The premise of this book ended up being very interesting. So basically Dina is an “Innkeeper” a supernatural with great powers tied to their Inns. They have some powers away from their Inn but they are quite powerful when within the boundaries of their Inn. Their Inn themselves are magic and are pretty cool; it can shift around to suit the Innkeepers needs or even the guest. It has all sorts of gadgets and weapons to protect the Innkeeper and mostly its guests. An inn is a sanctuary of sorts, beings of all sorts have safe passage while in an Inn and the Innkeepers tend to be neutral not getting involved unless the Inn or guest is endangered.
Dina is a new Innkeeper and a kick ass one at that. She took over an abandoned Inn in a small town in Texas, she has exactly one guest who has paid for a lifetime at the Inn. Everything is normal and boring until dogs start turning up dead so Dina turns to the local werewolf to fix it, after all it’s his territory. Sean, does not appreciate this little bit of a “human” telling him what to do and tries to intimidate Dina. Sparks fly when Dina shows Sean that he can’t bully her and they she has more than a couple of tricks up her sleeve. I really enjoyed Sean and Dina as they circle each other until the settle into a tentative truce. Sean shows off his muscle and Dina shows off her magic, it’s a battle of stubborn wills and I’m not sure who won. LOL The action escalates in the small town when some vampires show up and get their asses handed to them and they take sanctuary in Dina’s Inn and Dina is pulled further into a fight to protect her Inn and her guests. This fight while not originally hers she’s making it hers and ending it! Add in a killer dog and a love triangle and you have all the makings of a great book/series! I’m already stalking Ilona’s website for the next book… (less)
Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley is the sixth book in the Colorado Mountain Series featuring people in quaint mountain towns in Colorado where there are a rash of bad things happening. This time it is a string of burglaries where someone is getting high school students to commit the thefts. Emme’s boyfriend is the prime suspect. Deck is brought onto the case, he is a brilliant PI who can charge exuberant prices for his services but once he sees that his Emme (whom he hasn’t seen in nine years) is involved he wades right into the case. His motivation, to get Emme clear of the douche she is dating and claim her for his own like he should have done nine years ago.
Let me just start really quick by saying I love friends to lovers. There is just something so rea about it, there is history and it makes falling in love quickly much easier to swallow and there is a unique affection and knowing there that is hard to capture any other way. In typical Kristen Ashley fashion we have an Uber Alpha Male and a sassy can hold her own against an Alpha Male. This combo never seems to get old for me, I like a man’s man and I like a female that won’t let her man push her around even if he is sexy while he’s doing it. Deck is a man who knows what he wants and he is not letting anyone get in his way of getting it, not Emme’s soon to be ex-boyfriend and certainly not Emme herself. Emme has some issues, she has a childhood trauma that she thought she was over but slowly it is occurring to her that maybe she’s not so over it. When she gets too close he starts disconnecting with the person that is getting too close. Deck is getting, close, very close, and it terrifies her but he just keeps on battering at her walls. I like how Deck keeps at her, he doesn’t let her fears dissuade him and he is there for her. A few of his techniques are less the tactful but I guess they are effective. I think I had a couple of “did he really just say that, yes, yes he did” moments but Deck gets us through them by saying some super sweet right after his verbal tirade. Emme loses her way a few times, but she eventually finds her way. She has a lot of stuff to work through her mind and goes off a few times but I liked her all the more for it. She was pretty real and down to earth despite everything. And if she has a few loner tendencies, I can relate. The whole ex-boyfriend, burglaries plot line isn’t as strong as some of Ashley’s previous books and was just kind of a means to an end but the romance was definitely worth it. Overall, it was a good read. Not one of Ashley’s best but a solid read.
Rating: 4 *Review copy was provided through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided. (less)
Review: *Warning this review may have spoilers* Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye is the second book in her sexy series about military men looking to clear...moreReview: *Warning this review may have spoilers* Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye is the second book in her sexy series about military men looking to clear their names. These men looking for redemption have congregated under the roof of Nicks brothers tattoo parlor. After the first book I was really looking forward to this book and while I liked it I’m left a bit disappointed. The romance between Crystal and Shane was kind of a hard swallow as they really didn’t spend much time together. Mostly stolen moments here and there. How are we supposed to buy that they fell in love when a slow dance and a breakfast is about all the time they spent together. The steam factor is super low in this book and you kind of felt its void. Kaye is kind of known a bit for her books being a bit higher on the steam factor or at least filled with sexual tension. We didn’t get any real booty until about 80% of the way through the book and I think one make out session before that. This also leads into the lack of truly feeling the romance. **spoiler alert** I also had a couple of problems with the plot line with Shane’s sister. I kept waiting for her to be rescued or found and she never is which leaves the book feeling unfinished for me. There is also a part where the men have to make a hard decision because they are seriously under manned. I really wish Kaye had chosen something else to run where if they couldn’t do anything about it you don’t care so much. **end spoiler**
So that’s what I wasn’t too keen on what I did like was Crystals sister! She’s a bit of a firecracker and there may have been a bit of a thing developing between her and one of the guys. We’ll see on that one. Even though she is sick she keeps trucking along and I like that. I like how Crystal and Shane are so protective of their loved ones. Crystal stays in an impossible situation for her sister. Shane goes out of his way to protect his “brothers in arms” in that they are the same. I like that the guys are starting to come together again. Shane and Nick begin to realize that neither at fault and work towards some middle ground. Marz is probably my favorite because he’s so easy going and has such a great outlook well Jeremy is also a favorite how can you not love his t-shirts? We get to know a little more about Easy he plays a bit larger of a role in this book, not a lot but more than the first. We meet one of Jeremy’s tattoo artists in this book I think his name was Ike? Maybe? But he was intriguing. I’d like to see more of him. Despite some of the issues I had with this book I was pretty glued to it and read it pretty quickly. Although this will not be my favorite book in the series I’m still excited to see where Kaye takes us.
I had such high hopes for Heart of Stone by Christine Warren, too bad I was seriously let down. I’m not even sure why I had such high hopes for this b...moreI had such high hopes for Heart of Stone by Christine Warren, too bad I was seriously let down. I’m not even sure why I had such high hopes for this book, I don’t think I’ve read anything else by Christine Warren so it’s not like I have any real basis on whether or not I like her books. I guess the blurb had me excited for a gargoyle book. I was thinking this book would be a lot of action as good battled evil. You know epic battles and all that. What I got was not so much the case, oh there was good versus evil but it was mostly small skirmishes and the final battle scene was meh, a lot of build up to not much of a final battle. What the story did have was sex, I don’t think this book is supposed to be erotica, but it certainly wasn’t lacking in the sexy times. For me the sexy times didn’t really make up for the lack of character development. Both Ella and Kees were pretty one dimensional. Warren tried to give Ella a tragic past but it came so late in the book that it wasn’t all that believable and more of an afterthought. She had her big reveal about 85% through the book, but then it was just like eh.. ok. Kees, is an ancient gargoyle that believes that he feels no emotion and is better off without it. I get the point of it, and why he was made that way but it made his character very remote and hard to get to know.
The concept of the book and the series is intriguing, I just wish that it had been more interesting and fast paced. I had really wanted to love this book but it just didn’t turn out the way, which is a bummer. Instead I it was merely ok. I may check out the next book in the series, just to see what happens from here.
Rating: 3 *ARC provided through NetGalley for an honest review no other compensation was provided. (less)
Castle Hill by Samantha Young takes us back to Joss and Braden as a sneak peek into their lives post On Dublin Street. It is a novella but it packs quite a lot in, in few pages. The proposal is pretty much perfect for these two and then we fast forward to the wedding and on to the Honeymoon. As with On Dublin Street, Castle Hill is quite steamy, Joss and Braden certainly don’t lack anything in the chemistry department. Emotionally, they are doing a lot better. Joss has come a long way with dealing with her abandonment issues. She does still have her moments, but she has gotten a lot better at working them through, which is really nice to see. For all the sexy times we see in this book, it is still emotionally charged. Joss has become better at expressing her feeling to Braden so we get some definite “Aw” moments… Braden is just as sweet as always, at least in the beginning.. This wouldn’t be Joss and Braden if there isn’t at least a little conflict. There is a misunderstanding on epic proportions, which leaves Joss emotionally battered. You may even tear up a little bit at some point in this story. Although, its pretty short, under 100 pages I think there is a lot to love about this book. To be honest I wasn’t even going to read this book, I didn’t think I had time but then I decided eh why not, it’s a novella. If I hadn’t read this novella I would have missed out. I think I even liked it more then I liked On Dublin Street, which is saying something because I quite liked On Dublin Street. If you read On Dublin Street, you definitely must read Castle Hill. If you haven’t read this series at all, if I were you, I’d give it a whirl. It’s pretty good.
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Edge of Darkness by J.T. Geissinger is the fourth book in the Night Prowler series. I have to admit this is the first book that I have read in the series, that being said, I picked the world up pretty quick. I could tell at times that I should have read the first three books and there were some lingering questions that I had that could have been address earlier in the series but it didn’t really detract from my enjoyment of this book. The language is rich and descriptive; there were a few times I think I had to use my dictionary to see what a word meant. Geissinger does not shy away from using “SAT words” lol. Both Christian and Ember are likable. Ember is suffering from a pretty tragic past that took the lives of her mother and little brother. She suffers from some extreme survivor’s guilt that she walked away from the accident, which was fine in the beginning of the book but the guilt started to get a bit old by the end of the book, good thing Christian is stubborn and decided that Ember is his survivor’s guilt and all. Christian is quite sexy, he’s all sophisticated, sexy and a bit of an alpha, he’s not THE alpha but he definitely has what it takes to be one. The story is pretty fast paced and moves along at a good pace, however, for some reason I liked the first half of the book more then I liked the second half. I think I liked Ember and Christian dancing around each other. Overall, I quite enjoyed the book and may read the next one in the series.
Rating: 4 *Review copy was provided to me through Book Monster Promotions for an honest review. No other compensation was provided. (less)
I'm definitely all in, it was steamy as all get out. our heroine has a bit of a self esteem issue but it's not to bad. my only thing is I really disli...moreI'm definitely all in, it was steamy as all get out. our heroine has a bit of a self esteem issue but it's not to bad. my only thing is I really dislike these chronicles or installments it annoys that crap out of me. why not just save it up and release it as one full length book and not draw it out into three plus 90 page installments what is this a TV show?(less)
Born in Blood is the first in a new series by Alexandra Ivy, in a world where “high bloods” people with special powers are out but separate. They prefer to stay in their own closed off city called Valhalla. Occasionally the regular humans need assistance of the high bloods such as Callie. Callie is a powerful Necro, she can get into the mind of the recently deceased and see their final moments. When she is called in to consult on this new case, she has never seen anything like it, a powerful necro still in the woman’s mind. This start a string of disturbing questions and danger for Duncan and Callie, especially Callie as she must reach her full potential to battle this more powerful necro.
From the start I was pulled into this new world, Alexandra Ivy was actually one of the first paranormal romance authors I read and I continue to enjoy her books and characters and this one is no exception. Now as I write this review, please bear with me as I read this book a while ago but have been sitting on this review until closer to the release date. I really enjoyed both Callie and Duncan. Callie and Duncan have actually been working with each other for quite some time on random cases so, their meeting on this case and subsequent attraction is not so abrupt; which works for me as Im not a huge fan of Insta-Love. From the beginning the attraction is fierce; Duncan has been biding his time with the icy red-head just waiting for the right time to make a move. She’s been filling his dreams for a while and since they are working more closely, he realizes that there is no time like the present to go for it. Callie has been attracted to Duncan for quite some time but she figures the handsome cop would never look her way; after all she is a freak. So almost from the beginning we have some fiery passion going on, which I’m not going to complain about. In the romance department we get a bit of role reversal in this one. While Duncan an alpha male in this story its Callie who ends up being the one to fight the relationship and to be commitment phobic enjoyed reading the female as the commitment phob for a change. Hey women can be commitment phobs too! She is terrified to ever meet Duncan’s normal family and his teasing makes for some humorous moments. Duncan’s family may be normal but Duncan is not, he has something he has not been sharing with the outside world.. he has a few abilities of his own. As characters both are quite likeable and fleshed out. You feel like you know what makes each tick by the end of the book.
This is the first book in the series, so there is a lot of world building, bringing you in, making you comfortable with this new world. I’m ok with this, first books in a series aren’t always necessarily the most exciting in the series but this one holds its own. There is still quite a bit that goes on to keep you plenty entertained. We build up to that final battle and I didn’t find myself disappointed with an anti-climactic last battle scene. This book has a lot of side characters that we are interduced to, some we get to know better than others but you know as the series moves on you will get more time with the High Bloods. Four characters in particular are working towards their own books and I can’t wait to see what happens. I am really looking forward to seeing where this series takes us. Rating: 4.5
*ARC was provided though NetGalley for an honest review no other compensation was provided. (less)
I like Lucas POV probably better then sienna's. I hope the next book switches back and forth and is not all Sienna. This was a nice build up to the ma...moreI like Lucas POV probably better then sienna's. I hope the next book switches back and forth and is not all Sienna. This was a nice build up to the main event.(less)
Jagged by Kriste Ashley is from the Colorado Mountian’s series, while Ashley is not a new to me author this series is a new to me series. I’ve read other Kristen Ashley books and have adored them all to date so when I saw this one pop up even though I haven’t read any other from this series I grabbed it anyway. If you are new to Kristen Ashley or to the Colorado Mountain Series you can pick this book up and not be lost. There are mentions to previous events as well as characters but this can definitely be read as a standalone as is the case with pretty much all of K.A.’s titles.
So have I ever mentioned that I adore rekindled love?? We were actually just talking about our favorite romance tropes over at Anna from Herding Cats & Burning Soup’s Facebook Page and it reminded me just how much I do love this trope. I think it’s the sense of history with rekindled love affairs, it makes the bringing together in a short period of time that much more believable and almost like fate always meant for these two to get together but the timing just wasn’t right yet. So this book, it starts with Zara breaking things off with Ham, because he is a rolling stone and she has found someone she can settle with. Seriously, their parting almost had me in freak’n tears and it was just the damn prologue!
So three years pass and Zara’s life is falling apart, her perfectly constructed life is gone and she has lost everything. Ham’s life has literally flashed before his eyes when he is attacked by a serial killer. Zara sees this on the news and contacts Ham for the first time in three years; this is the beginning of the rekindling. Ham has been a rolling stone since his disastrous marriage as a young man, but he has always wanted a family. While he was laid up in the hospital it gave him time to reevaluate his life and what is important. What he realized was that Zara has always been one of the most important people in his life when Zara had told him that it was “always him” he should have never let her walk away and now it may be too late. Zara has had a rough life, like really rough.. Just when she thought everything was going to plan, it all fell apart. Her marriage, her home, her business, all gone… The last thing she thinks she needs is a bossy ex-lover to re-enter the picture. Ham is not taking no for an answer, he is going to help Zara pick up the pieces whether she likes it or not.
As always I loved Ham’s alpha personality. He is a take charge sort of guy, but with most of Ashley’s males while they are Alphas they don’t overpower. They respect their women and know when to swoop in and when to back off and to let their woman handle it herself. Zara may be in a bad place in her life but she is a survivor and always has been, when most would have gone another route she keeps on trucking and makes due. I really liked Zara, but then I typically do like a survivor typically they do what they got to do and don’t whine about it and this is how I found Zara. For the most part she is not a whiner she takes her knocks and keeps on… There was a moment when I was a bit annoyed with her when it came to Ham, I was thinking what more does this dude have to do to prove it, but then she has her light at the end of the tunnel moment and admits to how stupid she was being. See she can even admit when she is wrong, I like the quality in a person. Ham, dude, he sticks by his woman! Just when you think these two are catching a break something else happens. He proves his loyalty to his woman over and over and I think my heart melted more and more as the book moved on.
Kristen Ashley can write a story that keeps you turning pages. I don’t think I was bored for even a moment in this book; there was always something to keep things moving on. Whether it the push and pull between two forceful personalities or circumstances you are in deep from beginning to end. As with most KA books, the sexy times in this book are hot hot hot, definitely steaming up the pages in this one. You may have to fan yourself off every now and then. LOL… For me there wasn’t anything to dislike with this book and liked it so much and loved the side characters so much I’m going to have to go back and read the first four books of the series. Kristen Ashley fan’s, you’re going to love it as much as you loved the rest of her books!
*This book was provided to me through NetGalley for an honest review no other compensation was provided. (less)
Bear Necessities by Dana Marie Bell is the first book in the Halle Shifters series which is a spin off from the Halle Pumas series. I picked this up on a whim because I was in the mood for some shifters, the cover model is smoking hot and it promised me bad ass bear and female tattoo artist. I was pretty much sold on those two facts alone. Having never read this author before I wasn’t sure if I would like it going in but I had high hopes. I am really glad that I was not let down! I ended up loving it.
Tabby is a wolf yes, that is correct, a wolf with a nickname of Tabby. Well anyway she landed in Halle about a year ago, she had been living as a wolf for approximately 8 years out in the wild. Her old pack Alpha had Outcast her and no one even her own parents would stand for her. I really felt for her in this, I mean her own parents?! That’s pretty F’d up. So basically she has not been feeling the love all these years, it didn’t help that growing up she was considered different because she liked to dye her hair and wasn’t a conformist. In her old pack that was not looked upon favorably. Pobrecita. Finally, she is making a home for herself, she has friends that understand her and while she doesn’t have an actual pack at least the Pumas don’t give her a hard time. Secretly she logs to belong to a pack again, to feel that closeness. When Bunny walks into her shop she knows immediately without even seeing him that she has found her mate. Her nerves in meeting Bunny are pretty cute, even though he’s her mate and rejection isn’t happening she still has first date nerves. It’s cute. Tabby knows that with a mate she will never be alone again and will have someone at her back, always; which after the last 8 years really speaks to her. Too bad their first date takes a deadly turn. Bunny fights his very nature, his bear is more aggressive than most. He has been struggling for years to keep it under control. He’s a fierce yoga practicing bear whose unfortunate nickname is Bunny. Hey don’t judge him! At least he didn’t give it to himself! LOL He is surprisingly good natured and humorous, but also fiercely protective. To protect his mate he may have to unleash the very bear he has been working to repress for years…
The story is fast paced with lots of intrigue to keep the story line moving along quite nicely. It turns out to be a quick read that I couldn’t put down. I read it all in one sitting and stayed up late reading. By the time I was done I was really looking forward to the next book in the series. There a some good sexy times in this one, it’s not super steamy but it is definitely enough to keep things interesting. The side characters also add a fun element to this book. Bunny’s cousins are fun to get to know and Tabby’s ladies keep the men folk on their toes. The ladies in this book are no wilting flowers but fiercely protective. I definitely enjoyed this book beginning to end and would recommend It to paranormal romance lovers especially if you like a good shifter story.