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Once Bitten, Forever Burned by Eve Langlais
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Short stories are always difficult. Whether it is to write them, or to review them. You have just a few pages to get everything you want across, so in general I'm usually not a big fan of them. However, they can usually be an easy read. Overall, this was a fun, sexy short read!


If you like stories of lovers reunited, then you'll love this one. Devon and Bethany were in a relationship 10 years ago, when he had to go to war, hoping to come back and marry her. Except destiny had different plans for them. He dies in a battle field, but is...lucky?... to get another chance at life... or is it death?

Fast forward 10 years, and now Bethany is in a bit of a bind. She was turned into a werewolf against her will, and is now forced to be the Alpha mate, who just happens to be an abusive prick. She was physically abused and raped constantly. However, the author does an excellent job making you feel ok with this situation, if not comfortable with it.

And after 10 years apart, Devon is now finally back for her. Now he just has to protect her from her husband and get her away. Their relationship works well for me, specially considering that in a short story there's not a lot of space to develop a true relationship, so the fact that they had a past together made the whole story work.

And the sex scenes were pretty hot! They already knew each other, and what they liked, and I liked the small reference of "we had just started experimenting with this...".


Cruz was also a soldier alongside Devon, and he died as well 10 years and was given another chance.

His story is completely different, even though it still manages to incorporate the previous one, and it does take place after Devon and Bethany are together.

Cruz is a lone vampire. He had met a girl and fallen in love, except she just happened to be the daughter of a werewolf Alpha. And their species hate each other.

This story was sweeter and had a bit of a "Romeo & Juliet" feel to it, add into that her father has brought in a candidate to be her mate (and when I mean candidate, it's not optional) and things get rushed to happen.

Of course this is still a pretty sexy story, even though Kiara is a virgin, they still manage to be quite creative in their short sexual encounters.
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