Karlan Rixx is the epitome of the playboy rocker. Sexy and gorgeous, with the feral edge of a werewolf. And Trent Savage has been in love witSynopsis:
Karlan Rixx is the epitome of the playboy rocker. Sexy and gorgeous, with the feral edge of a werewolf. And Trent Savage has been in love with him for years. The trouble is, K has a new woman in his bed every night, so he’s straight as they come. Unable to bear it anymore, Sav makes plans to leave the band, even though it will break his heart in the process. But anything's better than seeing the man he loves—his mate—and not being able to touch. Ever.
K loves being a Lyric Hound. The only time he truly feels alive is on stage, a guitar in his hand and the beat of Sav's drums flowing through his veins. He may be a womanizer, but it's the other wolf who makes his heart pound and his body ache. But before K can admit his feelings, Sav leaves the band, ripping his world apart.
Enter Madame Eve. Can she find K's lost mate?
I've never read a book by Mina Carter before. I may have to remedy that. I believe this is her first M/M foray and this is actually a damn good read for a first-time at writing M/M.
I liked both K and Sav. The feelings between them were quite explosive. Both of them had been holding back for years. This is one of those situations that could have been solved if both men had just opened up their mouths about what they felt for each other. However, the end result still turned out well. And hot. Definitely hot.
This is a very short read, but worth it. I was into it the entire way through the story. I was surprised when I found out the reason behind why K never reacted to Sav in the way that he should have. Once he finally got it fixed and realized what he'd been missing out on, K was pretty upset and went to Madame Eve and found his HEA....more
After a fiery exit from Afghanistan, Tim Madison is promoted to major. Jeremy Wagner is a civilian, just beginning his Transition to True AlpSynopsis:
After a fiery exit from Afghanistan, Tim Madison is promoted to major. Jeremy Wagner is a civilian, just beginning his Transition to True Alpha. As a lone wolf, he has no one to teach him the vital principles of strong leadership. After a volatile chance encounter, Tim and Jeremy form an intimate bond.
As Jeremy prepares to someday lead his own pack, Tim struggles with military werewolves being needlessly maimed in combat, as well as specifically targeted by hostile forces. Despite Tim and Jeremy’s feelings, werewolf and human politics or family conflict could prevent their mate-bond.
I enjoyed this sequel, though not near as much as book one of the series. I loved book one because I really loved Lucas and Noah. Even though Lucas frustrated me with trying to keep his emotions about Noah out of things, he didn't know any better and his sense of integrity is what led him to be that way. I liked Tim in that book because he really was such a good resource for Lucas when he needed someone outside of the Pack to talk to about what was going on between him and Noah.
That's why I was so damned surprised in this book when Tim seemed to be purposefully ignoring his bond with Jeremy when they first met. Tim knows way too much about werewolves and their culture to have behaved the way he was in the beginning of the book. Hell, he saw True Alpha-Dominant history in the making! Even without that, he saw what a mated pair was like right in front of his face! That's why I refused to believe that he didn't know that he and Jeremy were mates. I understand that as a human, the whole relationship came about damn fast, but he knew what was happening. It felt like he just kept Jeremy hanging out there. Eventually, he does come to his senses. I'm not sure if he would have if Noah hadn't finally said something about it, though.
I didn't quite feel as connected to Tim and Jeremy as I wanted to. I really think it would help this series a bit if the books were dual POV. We get told what the werewolf is feeling through the human's experience of their emotions through the mate bond. I'd like to really get a chance to be in the werewolf's head. There was quite a lot of sex. I don't usually mind that, but the scenes seemed to be pretty long every time there was one. I didn't always mind, but I could have done without a couple of those scenes. I'd have liked to see Tim and Jeremy getting to know each other more, especially since Jeremy was a civilian and they got to spend quite a lot of time together since Tim wasn't deployed for long periods of time.
I did like seeing some of Tim's home life outside of Jeremy. His brother Adam interests me quite a bit. He's so angry and sullen. I hope he gets a chance to be happy.
I also liked watching all of the developments regarding the military's use of werewolves and how the DOD is hoping to use Lucas and Noah to invade countries. Tim plays a big role in speaking up for the two of them. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this storyline plays out. I also liked getting to meet more werewolves and seeing more of Terrell. He seems to met another wolf that he may have a connection with, but after what happened when they were all in Iraq, I have to wonder what will happen to them now.
I was happy with the way Jeremy's Transition to True Alpha played out. He grew over the course of the book. I ended up feeling pretty proud of him.
I'm definitely reading the next book in the series since it's Adam's....more
A Marine werewolf and his commander bring legends to life while surviving combat deployment in Afghanistan.
Lieutenant Lucas Young doesn't knoSynopsis:
A Marine werewolf and his commander bring legends to life while surviving combat deployment in Afghanistan.
Lieutenant Lucas Young doesn't know much about shifters. When Sergeant Noah Hammond is assigned to Lucas' platoon, the Marine Corps' True Alpha werewolf challenges the Lieutenant's authority and his self-control. As Lucas learns to dominate and command Noah, he struggles against a strong attraction and deepening emotional bond. During their combat deployment to Afghanistan, Lucas and Noah begin mirroring legendary partnerships. Their bond and their power grow as they survive dangerous combat and ambushes. When one of them is wounded in battle, they both must embrace the strength of their bond before they lose each other forever.
Found myself loving this one, even with the drawn out misunderstanding on Lucas' part as to just what his relationship with Noah truly was. I'd have liked that to be resolved sooner, but I do like the way that it played out....more
In Aaron Marvell's tormented world beasts lurk around every corner. But the only one standing between him and his heart's desire is the beastSynopsis:
In Aaron Marvell's tormented world beasts lurk around every corner. But the only one standing between him and his heart's desire is the beast within.
Tormented supernatural security agent, Aaron Marvell, has come to Maryland to restart his career after a vicious workplace attack. His alluring new partner, Tony Harper, seems more than willing to help him acclimate to his new life. But Aaron hides a terrible secret that, if discovered, could put Aaron at the terminal end of his partner's weapon.
When warring factions of werewolves, spurred by the Hellhound Cerberus, arrive in their territory, Aaron and Tony vow to stop them at any cost. But the price for valor may be high enough to cost them everything. Aaron must face the truth about himself and and the dark thing lurking inside him before he loses Tony forever.
I rather enjoyed this one. I had some issues with it, but it definitely kept me interested and I really want to see where the story goes from here.
We meet Aaron on a day where things just keep getting more and more fucked up. First, he starts work at a new office only to discover he's very attracted to his new partner. This isn't so bad except that they manage to keep getting on each others' bad sides. It takes some time to build trust again after that. Then, if Tony's little trick isn't enough, Aaron's not so recent ex and former alpha shows up with his beta who is now his lover (that whole relationship is just odd) with some bad news.
All of this leads to a disturbing revelation for Aaron and one hell of a battle. At the end of it all, he gets his man, but things are slightly different. And someone he thought he could trust could prove to be very much the opposite. So now, he and Tony have a new mission. I'm looking forward to the sequel to see how it all plays out. I'm sure there will be some drama, but I think Aaron can handle it so long as he has Tony with him....more
When his Uncle Mortimer died and left him Hoxne Grange, the family’s Gilded Age estate, Tristan Pryce knew he wasn’t going to have an easy tiSynopsis:
When his Uncle Mortimer died and left him Hoxne Grange, the family’s Gilded Age estate, Tristan Pryce knew he wasn’t going to have an easy time of it. He was to be the second generation of Pryces to serve as a caretaker for the estate, a way station for spirits on their final steps to the afterlife. The ghosts were the simple part. He’d been seeing boo-wigglies since he was a child. No, the difficult part was his own family. Determined to establish Tristan’s insanity, his loving relatives hire Dr. Wolf Kincaid and his paranormal researchers, Hellsinger Investigations, to prove the Grange is not haunted.
Skeptic Wolf Kincaid has made it his life’s work to debunk the supernatural. After years of cons and fakes, he can’t wait to reveal the Grange’s ghostly activity is just badly leveled floorboards and a drafty old house. The Grange has more than a few surprises for him, including its prickly, reclusive owner. Tristan Pryce is much less insane and much more attractive than Wolf wants to admit and when his Hellsinger team unwittingly release a ghostly serial killer on the Grange, Wolf is torn between his skepticism and protecting the man he’d been sent to discredit.
Another Rhys Ford hit. I love her work.
I very much liked both Tristan and Wolf, even when they start off practically at each others throats. Wolf is so used to finding out that people are faking their hauntings that he doesn't believe that Tristan is really checking in ghostly guests into his inn. Tristan is so used to always seeing dead folks that he's none to happy at Wolf and his team coming in to prove that he's nuts like his family says he is. What neither of them expect is to be so attracted to each other.
Still, despite the fact that Wolf doesn't believe Tristan, he can't seem to help but want to protect the guy. And he definitely wants in his pants. It takes them a little while, but they do get there and both of them seem prepared to stay with each other. Tristan was still a bit iffy on it, but considering his life up until he met Wolf, that was understandable. Besides, he didn't do stupid crap to try to push Wolf away.
Things really take a turn once Gidget throws the engagement ring Matt gave her into the folly on the Grange's property. That's when Wolf really starts believing. He'd started to a little bit prior to that once he starts seeing a ghost dog, but the arrival of Winifred on the scene made it pretty hard to deny things any longer. That was one crazy ghost. Seriously, talk about insanity. And then Wolf's mom shows up. That woman is her own brand of crazy, but at least it's the fun kind of crazy.
I really enjoyed reading this. Totally in love with Wolf and Tristan and I'd love to see them again. I'm sure there's more craziness that they can get up to. Plus, with as many references to Wolf's family (and especially his cousin Cin), I wouldn't be surprised if more of them pop over to the Grange. And I want to know what Wolf put into his report to Tris's uncle. Will Tristan family back off about trying to get him out of the Grange? I'd really like to know....more