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To Love a Mate: Somewhere, TX

(VonBrandt Family #2)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  415 ratings  ·  140 reviews
Can a small-town cowboy win the heart of a woman who doesn’t have one?

Surviving charity functions by day and automatic weapons and death threats by night, Emma Carrington learned to be as hard as the men her daddy hired to protect her. Hell, she even carried a military grade stun gun in her Prada bag and could shoot just as well as any of her ex-military bodyguards if the
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Published July 14th 2015 by KS Publishing (first published July 7th 2015)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

To Love a Mate: Somewhere, TX is book two in the VonBrandt Family series by Krystal Shannan. It’s been some time since I read book one in this series, To Save a Mate, and I’d forgotten how much I loved it. In book one we met Luke VonBrandt. In this one we get to know his twin brother, Noah.

To Love a Mate Krystal Shannan:

Noah VonBrandt is feeling a little jealous about how happy his brother is with his new mate. He’s also been feeling restless lately, like his skin is all prickly. He did some research and found out that one ex
Linda Levine
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Emma is tough. She has had to be to survive her dad's questionable business and her mom's high society ways. When it becomes clear her life is at risk, she takes off to the only safe place she knows. She has no idea just how much her life will change when she sees Noah changed from a man to a wolf and decides to take his truck.

Noah is taken with Emma right away and wants to protect her. Her knowledge of his family being shifters is dangerous. He either needs to make her his mate or her memory wi
Roxie's Reviews
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Even distance can not break the bond"
Wow this book is phenomenal!. The characters are out standing!. After just reading the first chapter I was hooked!. The feisty rich girl Emma Carrington is out drinking with her friends she has two body guards with her. One of her body guards gives her a bottle of water. Before she drinks it she has a feeling to test it for drugs. Emma has a special fingernail polish that changes color if it is dipped in any thing that has drugs in it. Emma finds it is laced
Cheryl   Graham-Petit
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for a sexy, shifter book that is well-written, has great characters, a story-line that keeps you on the edge of your seat and some naughty thrown in, To Love A Mate is the book you need.

Krystal Shannan does an amazing job of giving her readers what they want. From the very first page to the very last, Ms. Shannan has written a story that you will not want to put down.
Judy Lewis
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Title: To Love A Mate: Somewhere, Tx
Series: VonBrandt Family
Designation: Book Two (A Standalone Western Shapeshifter Werewolf Romance)
Author: Krystal Shannan
Well cowpokes, we're back in Somewhere, Texas for another exciting adventure and I, for one, absolutely love it! Krystal Shannon has delighted her readers yet again with To Love A Mate, the second release in her amazing VonBrandt Family
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC review

Emma Carrington was out clubbing with her friends and two shadows of bodyguards, stuck to her like glue, ordered by her father. When one of them giver her a bottle of water, different alarm bells go off and she checks the water with a new type of nail polish (this actually is out there, it changes color if your drink is drugged). Finding her friends she tells them she’s going to ditch her guards like she’s done a few times before and that they shouldn’t wait for her. Luck is on her sid
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Emma Carrington is a Hampton socialite on spring break with a friend; Emma’s father is very wealthy but does shady business. During an outing, one of her assigned bodyguards slips some drug in her drink. She decides to ditch him, switches clothes with a woman in the restroom of the bar where she was; she leaves quickly and rents a car. She gets a call from her dad who says security has been compromised and to call her former guardian, Lucy Craig. On her way to Lucy’s safe house, she has an accid ...more
Krystal M
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
oh my!
i absolutely love Krystal and her knack for story telling so its no suprise that this one was fabulous.
It is fast paced but very well written.

Emma is on the run and finds herself in Somewhere, Texas looking for help. What she didn't expect to find was a sexy man who shifts into a wolf in front of her very eyes. Now, not only does she need to keep moving to avoid the men after her, but she must get away from "wolfy's" family who want to ensure their secret is kept safe.

Out for a run, Noah d
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Fast paced action that grabs you from the beginning. It is laugh out loud funny. You will not want to put it down.
Emma is calm, cool, collected and having a very bad night. Watching a man shift from human to wolf is the least of her problems. Emma is accustomed to dealing with scarier stuff than some man/wolf. She is being chased by armed mercenaries, her parents are missing, and her only hope is to make it to her former bodyguard in Somewhere, TX.

The man/wolf in question, Noa
Crystal Watson
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I got this book as an ARC for and honest review so here it is. Oh my goodness. This book was excellent I absolutely loved it.
It's not your average love story. Starts out with Emma who is a daughter of a crime family and Noah who is a shifter. Emma is on the run after someone kidnaps her parents. She was instructed to go to her safe house but has an accident before she gets there and along comes Noah who was just stopping to go for a run and Emma see's him change into his wolf form which is a no
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

WOW, I just finished reading 'To Love a Mate' book 2 of Krystal's "VonBrandt Family" series, WICKED!! I would advise that you read book 1 of this series, you really don't want to miss out on anything.

Emma Carrington gets the feeling something isn't right one night whilst she's out with friends, then she gets the phone call from her father to go to Lucy, her safe house. Somewhere Texas is her destination, taking a wrong turn, the
Sonja Ratliff
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great read. I have found so many great authors on the face book page The Wolf Pack: For Readers Who Like A Good Howl. Krystal Shannan is now one of my favorites. This book is the second in a series about the VonBrandt Family a family of shifters who are fighting to keep their existence a secret and to find and keep their one and only mate.
Into their lives comes Emma a young lady with lots of trouble of her own. Her father is mixed up with not so nice people and Emma has survived kidnappi
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
What I loved most about this book was Noah and his total devotion to keeping an innocent woman safe. Even though she discovers his secret when she watches him shift, he will do anything to protect her. And she has a lot to be protected from right now.

Emma can take pretty good care of herself - she has a purse that holds all - and some of that "all" is very deadly. I love that she can take care of herself and her loyalty to those that have treated her well in the past. There was a TON of exciteme
Niki Driscoll
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
Somewhere Texas is quite the unique name and is the home to some very interesting characters. Noah VonBrandt is a shifter whose magic is telling him something is coming and he hopes it is his mate. Emma Carrington is running for her life and she doesn't have time to find love with the sexy shifter. This was a fast paced story with great characters. Emma is very strong but has lacked love and is not sure how to accept it. Noah is caring, wants to protect and care for Emma and keep her safe. There ...more
Patricia Kieffer
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-it
To Love A Mate, Somewhere TX (VonBrandt Family #2)
by Krystal Shannan
This book is exciting right from the beginning. With Emma partying with friends during spring break with two bodyguards to keep her safe. The bodyguards have other plans, one give her a bottle of water that is already opened. Emma is a smart and with a absentee criminal father she has been trained to watch everything and everyone. So she checks the water with her nail, the polish she has on will tell if there is something in th
Marlena dennis
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book really is well paced fast page turner. Murphy Law When something can go wrong it will. Kidnappings, and then more kidnappings?!! Oh My When it rains it pours Emma on run she suppose to go safe place, when something happen to derails her flight to safety, Sexy Man shift and what happens now there two groups chasing Emma luck just seem kaput. Will thre be epic love story? What happen to the kidnapped people, the people who are howling after her for what she saw can Noah and Emma make lif ...more
Becky Burciaga
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This emotionally charged second book in the series quickly captures your attention with Emma who has already lost so much in her life, but doesn't seem too affected by that's almost as if she feels nothing for anyone except for the one woman who raised her while her own mother was too busy with a social life to do so herself. Emma doesn't feel anything until she meets Noah...who quickly breaks down her walls because he truly feels she is his mate.

There is just enough action to keep th
Erica Deer-Davis
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Ms. Krystal Shannon has done it again! Somewhere, TX is where I want to live one day. First we meet Emma who seems to be a rich privileged girl with her very own bodyguards. Seems her life takes a turn she doesn't expect when her parents are killed and she needs to run quick from her so called bodyguards. She runs toward Somewhere, TX where her "Aunt" lives. There is where Emma runs into Noah and finds out his secret. Noah falls for Emma and
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 stars
This was the story of Emma and Noah. There was adventure. There was romance.
Emma is a tough daughter of a crime lord. She has seen it all. She finds Noah while
trying to escape a kidnapping. At first Noah is only a means to her escape. Finally
Emma surrenders to the feeling of love between them. Noah believes that Emma is his mate.
He pledges to do anything to help her. He bonds himself to her to keep her safe. Emma leaves
him to disappear from her past. How can she be his mate if she can le
Sheila Schwartz
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an exciting rollercoaster read of emotions! Emma is a socialite in the rarefied life of a billionaires daughter who finds herself on the run when her bodyguards turn on her and her only haven a small town and retired nanny! Wow wish we all had a Lucy in our life for love, protection and connections!!! And to find your life in upheaval and then discover your life changing for another reason that seems unbelievable makes this story gripping. The magnetism between Noah and Emma is scorching ...more
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This is not the first series I have read of Krysrtal shannan , I also loved her vegas mate collection. I thoughly enjoyed this book, It was well written and was hard to put down once your opened it.
Emma is on the run from some nasty people and in her time of need she meets Noah a wolf shifter , who will do anything to claim and protect his mate. This book brought me to tears towards the end wanting there love to win through ...You won't be disappointed do yourself a favour and grab a copy, ,I w
Zeinab Dh
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I got this book in exchange of an honest review, I am a fan of her work and as usual it is a joy to read, she really knows how to make others desire more of her characters, it was charming to see a pack of wolves fight for their existence and their mates, it was great how Emma and Noah meet, how the action, suspense thriller mystery love are all mixed together and each makes you guess jump and roar to life while reading the book it is an awesome series cant wait to read the rest and I hope some ...more
Sheila Kennedy
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Von Brandt family is awesome. This is a new author for me, and a new kinda shifter, totally loved it. Girl on the run finds her shifter mate, but doesn't know it, He hasn't quite figured it out yet, but bam! When they get together sparks fly, small problem, she isn't a shifter, and he only gets one :) so what is a guy to do to save the girl he loves? but she isn't sure all kinds of issues pop up, totally fun fast read. You gotta check it out. Go click this one you won't be sorry.
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

I love the VonBrandt boys! I think they are such great heroes and go out of their way to support and love their heroines. Emma and Noah make a great couple and each wants to protect the other one which is so fantastic.

If you are looking for a great, quick read with a sensitive, alpha male and a strong heroine then you have to read this book. Can't wait for the next one in the series.
Lynde Shaw
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I thought there were some interesting twists in the book including the fact that Emma wasn't one of those timid women who faints at the drop of a hat. She was smart, quick witted, and resourceful. She knew how to take care of herself. And then there was Noah, whose wolf senses knew Emma was his mate upon sight even if he didn't accept it. I liked Lucy and thought she was super spunky. Overall, this was a good read.
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When Emma has to go, has to go somewhere. Somewhere, TX is where she has to go. When she notices a man, naked, then a wolf, she doesn't even bat an eye. She borrows his truck and goes to find the mother figure that she knows will help save her.

But neither Noah nor Emma realizes that fate has trick up her sleeve. Can Noah save Emma from his family and those out to get her? Will Noah have to make the ultimate sacrifice to keep her safe?
Jessica Mitchell
To love a mate

Emma is on the run from some very bad people. With not knowing everything and her fathers last voice message to her saying run for her life. She runs with a plan to get to her past bodyguard Lucy. Noah knows his mate is coming but when and who is the question. Will he be able to keep up or will he fall behind.
Serra Hall
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved the story. Krystal's work is always fun to read. This was exactly what I expected. The reason I gave it 4 stars was because I was left wanting more. The story was in depth throughout, but it seemed to just end. It left me wanting more details at the end. But still saying that, I can't wait for the next one!
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an arc copy of this book and truthfully I could not put it down. It is so good. From the first page to the last you have non stop action. Good one liners and romance. Highly recommend this author and her books. I will definitely be looking forward to the next book in this series.
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks-owned
I received this book as an ARC, thanks!!
I have to say that I absolutely love this book and I didn't put it down until I was finished. This is a story about danger, betrayal and one woman's journey to find safety and true love. Wonderful story!!
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Krystal Shannan lives in a sprawling ranch style home with her husband, daughter, and a pack of rescue Basset Hounds. She is an advocate for Autism Awareness and shares the experiences and adventures she’s been through with her daughter whenever she can.

Needless to say, life is never boring when you have an elementary-aged special needs child you are homeschooling and half a dozen 4-legged friends

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