Throw in the Growl (Paranormal Dating Agency Book 31)

Success was within Anna Sullivan’s grasp. But one bad joke and one dead world leader later, and she’s playing shady Vegas bars with junkies in her closet sized dressing room. She needs a different galaxy to restart her career. Gerri Wilder promises to find her love on a new planet. Love? Not interested, but a new audience? That sounds promising.

King Rath is used to people doing what he says. So when he meets sarcasm queen Anna, he’s more than a little clueless on how to handle her. She’s his mate and he needs to get her to fall for him. He doesn’t understand half of what she says, but she’s a spitfire and those curves and her smile are making him question everything he thinks he knows about women. He wants her and will do anything to keep her.

There are forces that don’t want the king and his new mate together. Anna and Rath have to fight unexpected enemies while figuring out if they have a future together. Rath may not understand her humor, but he knows she wants him and he can’t stand the thought of losing her. Can Rath protect her and get her to realize a relationship between won’t mean the end of her goals?

The Reviews!

I struggled with this one. Neither MC was noteworthy or particularly memorable. And that’s really a shame. I have enjoyed all the previous books in this series, but now find myself wondering about the ones that I haven’t yet read. I don’t like giving negative reviews, but there isn’t much I can say on a positive note.

Tessie Tavares
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best
Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2021
I love milly taiden but this wasn't a book I'd recommend. I could not get into it at all but maybe it'll suit others better! I'll still continue reading her other books.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
K. Lindtvedt
1.0 out of 5 stars A Disappointing Book with Silly, Highly Stereotyped Characters...
Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2021
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What is happening to Milly Taiden?  As I stated in my last review of her work, if you had asked me seven months ago about anything written by this author I would have said to you that she is a consistent powerhouse. I would have enthusiastically declared her to be the queen of all things paranormally romantic and sexy. I would have further stated that her stories almost never disappoint, are wildly free and unapologetically alpha filled, full of beautiful story landscapes, with her Paranormal Dating Agency (PDA) books at the top of this wonder! However, recently her books have been devoid of the emotionally intelligent, emotionally rich, witty and quirky, action packed adventures I have come to love and expect from her. And sadly this one “Throw in the Growl”, the latest addition to her PDA universe is no exception to this new and disappointing rule.

After reading her earlier sci-fi themed PDA installments of yummy Galaxa Warriors and grumbly, angst filled alpha hotties from planet Aurora, I was excited for a new interplanetary adventure. Instead what I found was, in all honesty, downright horrible. As here within the story of King Rath of the Salusain Kingdom upon the planet Corona Haize, and Anna, a sarcastic, quip filled stand-up comedian looking for a way to revive her career after a misstep on stage turns her into a comedic pariah. A situation her manager Clint hopes to rectify via a unique proposal. A plan that has her utilizing the services of Gerri Wilder, flying off to a new far away world, and dating an alien (and perhaps falling in love) all for the sake of material for her show. Is a tale full of tired and overused stereotypes reminiscent of outdated Gomer Pyle gags and not a Taiden book.

So disappointing was this installment to me that I am not even going to include the normal story synopsis I typically include within my reviews. As the characters contained are so confusing and cringe worthy I have to wonder if this installment was written by a ghost writer. A thought I have had for the last few books published under this author’s name. 

Worse yet, this was another installment filled to bursting with typos and sentence structure issues. And what is with the capital A’s in the middle of words throughout? There were so many of them I was left thinking they were intentional, and if so, if this was perhaps some odd way of incorporating, Anna-isms, throughout to drive home the fact she is a comedian. Well if so, it missed big time and was more distracting than endearing. And on the reverse side of this typeset coin, if these actually were mistakes, well then holy hell why was it published in such a state?!?

After this installment I am not sure what to think? I normally love books by this author, but this book bordered on offensive with its typecast “loveable dunce” and was just plain silly. A far cry from the normally sexy and more sophisticated tales I have enjoyed from her in the past. In the end this one is a hard, hard pass for me and astonishingly almost ended up in my DNF file, something that has never before happened with one of Taiden’s books.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gerri for the win
Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2021
Rath and Anna are thrown together by the force that is Gerri Wilder.
But for very different purposes.

Anna is a comedienne.
Anna needs to revamp her career.
Anna sees this as an opportunity to gather new material.

Rath is an impetuous and impulsive ruler.
Rath acts before he thinks.
Rath wants to be taken serious as a leader.

When the two meet Sparks fly but not romantically, more like verbally.
There's definitely a culture clash, somewhat of a language barrier, but luckily Rath has his own translator.

I received an advanced reader copy of this book and am leaving a voluntary review.
A. K. Barker
2.0 out of 5 stars Throw in the Growl
Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2021
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

There were some funny moments in this books, but not really enough to make me like it. I found both of the MCs to be just ridiculous. Rath constantly acted without thinking, acceptable for a teenage MC but not for someone who is a King and trying to impress his potential mate. Honestly I had trouble thinking of him as an actual adult most of the time. Anna is a comedian looking to reboot her career. But I found her rather bland as a character. Even the moments of "drama" were either really over the top or resolved way too quickly. I never felt the "love" between these two. There was lust at times, but even then it seemed like they just acted without thinking of consequences.

*I received an ARC edition, so I am review on story only and not grammar/spelling/formatting issues

Author: Reluctant Retiree

Living in FL and enjoying life.

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