A Sassy Wedding: Sassy Mates Book 3.7

An Alpha and his BBW finally get their walk down the aisle…

Time to revisit Jordan and Aric.

With everyone in Vegas for a girl’s week, Jordan’s stress level goes through the roof with wedding plans, until Aric decides to take matters into his own hands.

Read about what he does to help Jordan with the wedding. And then, see what happens when Jordan comes face to face with her past.

The Reviews!

Nicole H. Vela
5.0 out of 5 stars Pressure
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2014
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This what I would call wedding cake, book 3.7..super short but I'm so invested in the series,I needed this book! Gave the book 5 stars, because I love weddings and sex and as short as this book is it ISN'T rushed. I love this series!This picks up literally where book 3 ended. Jordan has had her share of heartache, but her drop dead gorgeous mate will change all that.The pressures of planning a wedding are getting to Jordan, not to mention a ghost from her past rears its ugly head. Aric Wolfe loves his mate and he is most happy when she is, resolving her problems is what he strives to do.Can love heal old wounds?Can Jordan release the hurt and pain to embrace her future,a future with the man she loves?This isn't a book,but it's a beautiful compliment to a fabulous series! Bravo Milly!
Bambi
5.0 out of 5 stars To have and to mate
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2014
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Whats a girl to do hen the word wedding causes you to have stressed out panic attacks?

Jordan has had enough the more talk of this big wedding to the alpha's son Aric the more she knows she can't do it. She had wanted a family and few friends not the huge mess that it has no become. I few days left on there trip to Vegas why couldn't she do what Nic had done elope!

Aric is there on pack meetings and is shocked hen his fiancee calls saying I can't go through with this wedding! Not that i wont marry you. He decides to get the family to give her what she wants and surprise her.

This is a wonderful short story with a great way to pull all the books together it has wonderful lines and humor from the couples involed. i cant wait for book 4 in this amazing series.

cute lines from the book
“Minus her throwing herself at you drunk in front of the Elvis impersonator and trying to strip you naked so you could ‘hit that’.
Mason’s eyes widened, horrified. “What? What did I do to deserve this kind of punishment?”
“Aric Wolfe!” Barbara yelled. “We gave you some time to...talk. Get out of there so we can try to salvage her dress.
LourinTop Contributor: Baby
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Wedding =)
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2016
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Why wait to get married when you're in Vegas?!?

With all the stress of planning a wedding and Jordan's OCD friend Emma taking over, Jordan has lost sight of what she really wanted out of the wedding. But lucky for Jordan she has friends and a hunky Alpha willing do to whatever necessary to make Jordan happy.

With old insecurities put to rest Jordan is ready to embrace the love of her mate and new family as well as the future.

This was cute short story and just what you need to break up the tension between problems surrounding the Rahound Pack.
Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures
5.0 out of 5 stars A great short sweet read in the Sassy Mates series!
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2015
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~ 4.5 A Sassy Wedding Stars ~

A Sassy Wedding is a very short sweet read in the Sassy Mates series. You do need to have read Scent of a Mate at least before pick this one up.

A great read! Jordan and Aric, are mated and will be getting married, but the wedding is getting out of hand. Jordan wants it to be a family wedding, so Aric sets out to make her dream come true. Jordan also comes to terms with her family's past and learns that the family she has is the one that matters.

I loved this short sweet wedding story! Can’t wait for more in the Sassy Mates series.

Unexpectedly Mated: Sassy Mates Book 3

Great continuation of the story. Gotta love this group of friends. They stick together through thick and thin. Looking forward to reading more.

After years of lusting over Jake Wolfe, Nicole finally got a taste of the dirty-talking bad boy. During the scenting ceremony, he showed her how explosive things can be between them. But Nicole doesn’t do love. She doesn’t even know what love is. So how can she know if a relationship with Jake would be the right path to take?

Jake Wolfe wants Nic more than his next breath. She’s curvy, mouthy and so hot his blood boils just thinking of her. But Nic’s been keeping him at a distance. And Jake is tired of her games. One fateful trip to Sin City and all bets are off.

After a fun night of drinking, Nic wakes up married to Jake and with a second shifter wanting her for himself. She’ll have to finally face the feelings she has or shut them out forever. Their newly formed bond will either allow her to open her heart to love or leave Jake without a mate to call his own.

The Reviews!

Nicole H. Vela
5.0 out of 5 stars Undeniable
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2014
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Book 3 of sassy mates, is everything I could possibly want in a book, was laughing, crying and the pack dynamics(Nicole's horrible parents)is always a mystery to me, but loving the fact a family can embrace you no matter what!Gave the book 5 stars, the storyline is original and fresh and stays true to the series. Milly constantly amazes me, every series is different, sexually explicit as they are they are in no way trashy..highly addictive and mesmerizing all in one book! Nicole Acosta,has pined over and fantasized over one smoking hot wolf, he is virtually untouchable but the temptation is seductive and addicting! This club and his wayward heart has her retreating, it could never be..he is a womanizer and has many woman coming out of the woodwork! Nicole realizes she has never had love of a family or of a good man, will it ever change?Can this just be a show?He could never want her,could he? Jake Wolfe has lusted and dreamed of Nicole, the sexy smoking hot woman calls to the wolf.Everything about her has him turned on, he is ready, to claim and mate.But is it enough, to sustain a loving caring relationship, sex is sex but love? Jake is playing for keeps, and a trip to Sin City has him tearing down the wall around her heart.When stakes are high can these two bet on love and win?And when another wolf shows interest ,what will become of the lovers. We see a shewolf digging her claws, and protecting her own and finally releases the baggage! This book has hot sexy wolves, insatiable appetites and desires and everything that you can possibly think of in a fascinating,captivating series..it's a must-read read. Milly Taiden has her reads enchanted in another world!
Theresa Esterline
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes the best things in life are the unexpected surprises!
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2014
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The Sassy Mates are back again with a whole new twist this time! This is book 3 in the series, be sure to check out the first two before reading this one. So this books starts off at the same point as the first two, at the scenting ceremony. If you are like me and love Milly's hot and sexy starts, this one will not disappoint 😉 Then we fast forwards to a few months later, reminding us of what has happened to Jordan and Karla in the first two books before continuing on! Book 3 focuses on Jake and Nic, you can expect hot & sexy scenes, comic relief, frustration at the evil scum, and lack of communication - what more could you ask for! Nic has a very cold mother and step-father, who only are looking for fame and power, they never have shown Nic love so when she finally starts to feel something for Jake she is so confused! And now a bit about the story...

Jordan is worried about the plans for her upcoming wedding, after the attacks on her and Ellie she is nervous, and now she has to plan this gigantic wedding. Nic comes to the rescue with the idea of heading to Vegas for a girls only bachelorette party to take her mind off everything. It will also let her to see her sister too, she will unfortunately have to see her parents too, but what is one dinner in a long trip to Vegas? Especially after she gets smashed and pulls one of the standard Vegas tricks. Little does she know that trick is what will save her life and her heart!

Favorite passages:
- “My kids think there was some sort of miracle conception where they’re concerned.” She shrugged her shoulders and smiled at Kel. “If only they’d realize it took a lot of growling and spanking to actually get each of them.”
- “I’ll tell him that if he hopes to get any kind of a long lasting relationship with you he better do more than make your panties wet.”
- “You belong to me.” His evil smile grew wide. “You’ve been bought and paid for, little one.”
- “You got chocolate and coffee? I might let you seduce me all over again for some of that.”
- “Cut it out. You know you’re hot. All those tattoos can drive a woman wild in all kinds of ways. Let’s not forget the sexy ass.”
- Ellie shrugged. “You know what they say, whiskey gives you balls.” She passed him a shot. “Here, have one. Maybe then you’ll grow some too.”
Fran
5.0 out of 5 stars Milly Taiden delivers again with Unexpectedly Mated!
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2014
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Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

From the moment that Nicole met Jake Wolfe’s eyes it was lust, love at first sight. For eight years it was the battle of the sexes between the two of them with neither one the winner until the night of the scent ceremony. Since the night when Jake had claimed her as his mate, eight weeks had passed and Nicole had done her best to avoid him. She looked at Jake as a player, a man-whore, someone that would never settle for one woman and only one woman. The fact that he owned a strip club that had women paying shifters to strip really set Nicole’s jealousy button off. Everything about him made her feel insure and the fact that he had not stated how he felt about her didn’t help at all! Did they even have a relationship?

Nicole was driving him insane! He had waited eight years before claiming her as his mate during the scenting ceremony and what good had it done? She still would not accept him and avoided him at all cost. He was delegated to watching her from a distance more or less like a stalker. When he heard that the girls were going to Vegas to get away and relax it sounded like a good idea until he got a call telling him that another man had approached his mate. Not in this lifetime, he had waited long enough and it was time to complete the mating!

Jake has his hands full convincing his stubborn mate to accept him. Can Nicole see beyond the surface and see the real Jake? Will the war that is brewing between some of the shifter factions pour over and drag them under? Read this action packed, sexy novel and discover the World of the Wolfe family and their feisty mates.

Hero –Jake Wolfe: 4.5 stars
Heroine –Nicole Acosta: 4.5 stars
Steam: 5 stars
Plot: 4.5 stars
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! If you want to read about a strong Alpha female and a sexy hot Alpha male this book is definitely for you! This book is filled with romance, lust, hot sex and conflict between the Alpha male and a sassy female.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! I have read all of Ms. Taiden’s books and cannot wait until her next book hits the book shelves. She writes phenomenal paranormal romance!
MaryLou Hoffman
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5.0 out of 5 stars SASSY LOVE
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2015
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Title: UNEXPECTEDLY MATED
Series: Sassy Mates #3
Category /Genre: Paranormal Romance
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Received from: Amazon purchase
Grammar/editing: B – a few small errors

This is the third book in the Sassy Mates series. They do need to be read in order.

The first time Nicole met Jake, she was visiting her friend Ellie. She opened the wrong door and there he stood, naked and wet from the shower. Nic lusts for Jake. Jake knows that she is his mate, but Nic doesn’t understand how to love and Jake refuses commitment. Ah, but the social lubricant known as alcohol in the City of Sin leads these two down to the altar. When you get out of the way of your brain and let the heart lead, wonderful things can happen. Of course, some not so wonderful things can also happen and they will need to be handled.

Starting at the scenting ceremony once again, we are introduced to more of the personalities of Nicole and Jake. Their passion is smoking hot. Finding out about Nic’s family and the type of people they are, certainly does help to put her personality into perspective. I’m just glad that they hadn’t destroyed the fierce warrior that she is. She stands up for herself and I was cheering every step of the way.

In each of the previous books, I mentioned a theme. So, I will try with this one. In fact, I think there are two: ‘be true to yourself’ and ‘allow yourself to be happy.’

Milly Taiden never fails to deliver sassy, BBW girls and hot, alpha, protective men. I love this series. First there was Aric and Jordon. Then Nathan claimed Karla. Now Jake has finally gotten his Nicole down the aisle. Ellie has four brothers. Three have found and claimed their mates in spectacularly different ways. I can’t wait to see how Mason corrals his chosen sassy girl!

A Mate’s Bite: Sassy Mates Book 2

Mission: Don’t fall in love. After an explosive night of passion during a scenting ceremony, Karla Alves is sure she was just a one night stand for the man she’d been crushing on for years. She teased him and pleased him, and Nate hasn’t been around since. Her fear of becoming clingy kept her from risking her heart and asking for more than a few hours of skin sin.

Mission: Crack her walls. She. Is. His. Nathan Wolfe marked Karla. His mate. Deeply involved in pack politics, Nate has had to stay away. When his sister warns that Karla needs him more than he thinks, he’ll discover a bundle of secrets only his wolf can sniff out. But getting the woman he cares about to let down her guard may prove to be his undoing.

Mission: Embrace the bite With Karla’s wayward sister wreaking havoc and friends needing more of his time than ever, Nate will have to rearrange his priorities if he ever hopes to earn Karla’s trust. But will time with her be enough? Only true love and a wolf’s promise can hold together a relationship created with a bite, a scenting, and a hope for tomorrow.

His mother was too much. “Fine. Ask what you want to know then.”

“What’s going on here? I sense you and Karla aren’t where you should be for a pair ready to welcome some babies into the world.”

Wait, what? “What do you mean babies? I scented the change. Only heard one heartbeat. How did you come up with multiples?”

She sighed. “Son, you are—what do you young people call it? Oh yes, a noob. I know scents. I know babies. You’re having multiples.”

His heart stopped and he swallowed hard. “How many is multiple?”

Two or three. They’re very in sync, so it’s hard to say. But definitely more than one.”

Taiden, Milly. A Mate’s Bite: (BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance) (Sassy Mates series Book 2). Latin Goddess Press. Kindle Edition.

The Reviews!

Eskimo PrincessAlisa (Jenkins)
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2014
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Once again Milly Taiden does it again. Fan-freaking-tastic book. Couldn't put it down, but I had to at times.
This is yet another hot and sexy book. This one focuses on Karla and Nate. But starts off at the scenting ceremony just like "Scent of a Mate".
The pack is still having troubles, but Nate makes time for Karla. Karla has had issues with men and family all her life, and has a hard time letting him in, but boy when she does its full blown!
Karla and Nate are hot! Nate is hot sexy wolf.
Loved this story of Nate and Karla. Not sure which book is my favorite. But I know my hubby loves when I read a book by Milly Taiden!
This book will get you hot, then angry and ready to shift and tear someone apart. This author really tells a story that you get into and feel everything the characters do. When Karla's sister was confronting her, I felt Karla's guilt and rage I also felt Jordon's rage and wanted to be the one holding Kass up against the wall threatening her!!! I felt Karla's fear when they were threatened.

The only girls in the "group" that we really see in this book are Jordan and Karla. Ellie, Emma and Nicole are mentioned but not present.
Highly recommend you read and take this journey to know more about the Wolfe family and meet Karla.
Penelope Anne Bartotto
4.0 out of 5 stars Double Review -- Sassy Mates Bite! Nicely!
Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2014
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I want to preface the following reviews by saying that I am not a true fan of erotica, I find that it can often get coarse and lapse into unnecessary description of the act of sex, without touching on any romance or emotional levels for the characters. I am happy to say that Taiden has managed to fully develop her rutting wolves into compassionate characters with hearts of gold. Yes, there is a lot of sex involved in both books, but you cannot help but falling in love with the Wolfe brothers, and the entire Wolfe family for that matter. We cannot forget sister, Ellie; nor mom and dad.
Normally I would segregate the reviews into two parts, but I feel that the two books compliment each other so well that they shouldn't be parted.
What begins in Scent a Mate is the story not just of a couple coming together after years of tormenting themselves; but the beginning of a family saga. The Wolfe family, and leaders of the pack, hold everyone that is dear to them, close to their hearts and their souls. Through a delightful attention to detail and character development, Taiden introduces all of the characters in what I hope will be a beautiful series, touching each member of the family. I am seeing an epic saga in my mind, and can only hope that Taiden has it within her to cover each family member; and then bring us an epic conclusion. Am I asking too much?
Yes, these are books that clearly fall into the erotica category, but unlike so many novels before that fall short in plot and story development; Taiden has blasted into the realm of dramatic story with a compliment of steamy sex scenes that...honestly, will make your panties damp. Yes, you heard that here. My own wolf better watch out tonight, he may get ravaged.
Minor issues with fact consistency and odd phrase selections, left the stories lacking the ability to earn the coveted 5 Star reviews; but without a doubt I am honored to say that both rank at a 4.5 Star level.
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Crystal Newman
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth The Wait!
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2014
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I couldn't wait to read this book after I read the first one. I will say that I am desperate because I want to read the rest now! I know that I won't be able to do that so I will just have to read this book again while I wait.

I thought there was some great one lines with Jordan and Aric. Karla and Nate have even more. Man I want my own wolf to take care of all my needs.

If you want a book that is full of hot passion and has some added suspense in it this is the book for have been waiting for. You will also have to see how the relationship works between these two. You have an alpha that wants what he wants and a woman who is used to coming last with her mom. Never depending on anyone. I loved this story and it makes me think about what the author has in store with the other books in this series. I just can't get enough of these shifters.

So while I am waiting and in heat with this book while waiting for the next one, you should just try it and see what it does to you!
Joyce J. Ruskuski
4.0 out of 5 stars i NEED MORE FOR MY INNER CHILD TO MAKE THIS A 5 STAR STORY
Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2015
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This is Karla and Nate's story and is again on the predictable side. While that doesn't mean it isn't a great story it does make it harder to give it a 5 star rating. The characters are strong and the stories are all interrelated but that doesn't mean that they shouldn't all be a little unpredictable. While each of these young women are all different they are all portrayed as slightly damaged in some way by pasted tragedy or relationships, but that doesn't mean there could be more variance in their actual stories.

Each of them seems to be fighting their own inner villains and are unable to comment, which with the shifter's is something that must happen for them to be together and content. Unfortunately, it's only their own stubborn need to not commit that is the stumbling block and after a while that is just not enough to keep the reader invested. The reader needs the emotional investment to make it the 5 star rating it should be.

Ms. Taiden needs to feed our inner child to mate this come up to it's full 5 star potential. We like this but we want more. In this case more would be better.

Pinch of Sass: Dire Wolf Mates Book 3

Can this stoic Dire Wolf admit the sassy feline is his fated mate and stake his claim?

Ariella Golden needs to persuade sexy Dire Wolf Beta, and the amazingly talented chef at Serious Moonlight, Brock Laurent, to use her Pride’s corporation, Eat Well Live Proud, for all the roadhouse’s needs in order to win the coveted quarterly prize at her company.

They did offer the best organic, non-GMO, and responsibly harvested fish and meat. The only problem was the big ol’ doggy happened to be her fated mate.

Brock was perfectly content to cook good food and hang out with his Pack until she walked into his life. Now the curvy, curly-headed goddess was all he could think about. Determined to ignore the pull of his mate, Brock develops a plan to test whether or not the virginal hellcat can handle all of him.

Ariella is stunned when Brock propositions her. With the encouragement of her family, she agrees to a single night in Brock’s arms to close the deal that will put her in the running for EWLP’s quarterly prize. After all, it might be the only way she can get the big dummy to realize she is his mate.

Will the sassy feline prove that she can take anything he dishes out?

The Reviews!

Sydney M Neblett
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantasy vacation
Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2020
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This author knows exactly what my favorite kind of book is, short, sweet and sassy. I absolutely love these characters and the more I see of them the more I want to read. The author did a fantastic job of thrusting these two lonely souls together and making them work for their HEA. The story is full of deep emotions offset by moments of hilarity that bring the story together perfectly. I can’t decide which character I want to find their mate next, but no matter who it is I just know it’s sure to be an amazing adventure.
ETK
4.0 out of 5 stars The Antics!
Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2021
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The antics that Ariella’s mother dose made the book very interesting especially when she gets her drunk. & the basket of “goodies” that Ari’s sisters gave to her was good too. Especially after Brock sees the basket & makes a comment about what he will give them for Christmas.

Brock has known that Ariella was his mate ever since met her on Sheila’s book but, because of something that happened in his past he has been afraid to take the next step.

But, you’ll have to read the book to find out what happened in his past & how he overcomes it to work on his future with Ariella.
MyOhMy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Fast Read!
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2020
Ariella is determined to win the company quarterly prize. All she has to do is convince Brock to contract with her company for their supplies. Brock was perfectly happy until he realized Ariella is his mate but he's not going down that easily. The battle of the sexes also includes the dire wolf pack and feline pride. Tons of fun as these two jockey for position and they manage to find an HEA. (I voluntarily reviewed an ARC).
Teresa Bowen

5.0 out of 5 stars another in the Dire Wolf series
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2020
Brock is the Beta of his Dire Wolf pack and the chef at Serious Moonlight. He knows Ariella is his fated mate but after being rejected as a youth because of his size he's afraid to commit as he couldn't handle his mate rejecting him as well. Ariella is a lion shifter and she knows he's her mate as well and isn't dealing with his avoiding her well. Will they get past his past and find love or will it tear them apart? I love this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Problems, Mates and Consequences
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 29, 2021
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Book 3 of 3. Wolf shifter Brock Laurent has realised that Lioness Ariella Golden is his destined mate from the first time they met. As chef of the road house now run by the small group of wolf shifters, only the best ingredients will do for their clientele.

Ariella is eager for the products produced by the lion pride be used by this customer. Not only would it help her to claim the award for best sales, but it could only make the superb good served better for highly selective consumers. Add her exuberant family, his past bad experience before all becomes clear.

Scent of a Mate: Sassy Mates Book 1

Mission: Scent a Mate
Jordan Alvarez knew that a promise to her best friend involved staking out the local wolf pack’s scenting ceremony and recording the graphic details, but she was the writer and the only one with the balls to finish the task. No one would know that four human women had sneaked proof of their rituals, or at least, that was the plan until Aric Wolfe showed up.

Mission: Stake a Claim
Aric Wolfe knew his baby sister was up to something, and expected her best friend, Jordan, to be in on the chaos. He finally had an opportunity to lay claim to a mate that had been under his nose for years. Jordan’s scent called to both the man and the animal, and he was done fighting the call of the beast. It was time to mark his mate.

Mission: Survive an Alpha
When a good intention creates a problem for the Wolfe family, Jordan finds herself being stalked by a woman intent on claiming Aric as her own. Battle lines will be drawn, love will be put to the test, and Aric will have to fight Jordan’s strong personality to keep her alive. Two alpha hearts seeking control will either find the balance or risk losing their love forever.

The Reviews!

Iris Pross
5.0 out of 5 stars Best one yet
Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2013
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Anyone who looks at my previous reviews will know that I am a fan of Ms. Taiden. However another thing they will note is that I do tend to be very critical as well. I set a certain standard and if that standard is not met, I have no problem stating it publicly. Such has been the case in the past.

The characters were funny and likable. They were relatable in a way none of Ms. Taiden's previous characters ever have been. Jordan and the girls reminded me of my friends at that age. Hell, they remind me of certain friends of mine now. The women are strong and independent yet know when to ask for help. This very thing is what makes Aric officially my favorite shifter hero. He knew when to push and when to let Jordan stand on her own to feet. There were no "Me Tarzan, you Jane" moments here, much to my enjoyment. And the best part? Unlike too many of Ms. Taiden's heroines, Jordan isn't suddenly struck stupid the second she is mated. She is just as strong and independent after as is was before she and Aric get together.

Issues with the book... it ends at 78%. Very true. However, the whole percentage thing is purely an Amazon thing. You're getting a full story here. You just happen to also get a novella written by Ms. Taiden under her other pen name for FREE. This is NOT a sample or excerpt of another book. This is a FREE short story. Essentially getting 2 stories for the price of one. So we really can't complain. Plus the author does tell us that there is a free short included at the end. We are forewarned before purchasing the book of this. So we can't exactly deduct stars for it ending at 78% because of a short story at the end if we the readers don't bother to read what was plainly stated in the author's notes.

The story ends in a cliffhanger... This is book 1 of a new series. Just like in the BDB books, Dohner's New Species series and countless others, the enemy is a common thread that will hopefully tie all the books together. I won't pretend to understand where the author is going with this. However, having read thousands of books just like the ones mentioned above, it's not unheard of or uncommon for the evil enemy to not be caught in book one. Otherwise you end up with a different enemy in every single book which is just ridiculous. I will hold off judgement on the cliffhanger until I see where the author goes with this.

With enjoyable characters, a great plot and some action thrown in for good measure, this has got to be my favorite book by Ms. Taiden to date. I can't wait to see what kind of trouble the other girls get in to!
Kris
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Taiden's work!
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2013
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Scent Mate by Milly Taiden
Reviewer: Kris
Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

From my own personal TBR list. I was jonesing for a shifter book and this hit the spot.

I haven't met a Taiden book yet that I haven't liked.

Shifters; strong, loyal... HOT! Just the way I like them. This story followed a more "true" shifter storyline, if there is such a thing, but there are always little twists. You get a good sense that the author is attuned with her characters and the world she has created.

Jordan is a strong human female that has been friends with shifters most of her life. She has also had a crush on her best friend's shifter brother all of that time. She was more or less adopted into this family as they helped care for and raise her. Jordan's own parents were alcoholics and could not be counted on.

Aric is the best friend's brother, and a hot piece of soon-to-be alpha. Like most alpha males he is very protective and possessive. But with that he knows Jordan's personality and he doesn't push for submissiveness from her. Not that I could imagine that. He works hard to show Jordan that he is the one. When it came to pack you got a sense of just how fair of a leader he would be.

This book had crotch sniffing, tree climbing, mystery and great romance. There is some set up for future installments with secondary characters... at least that's my hope.
Joyce J. Ruskuski
4.0 out of 5 stars STORY LINE NEEDS MORE UNPREDICTIBLITY
Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2015
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This is book 1 of Sassy Mates story and is Jordon Alvarez, human, and Aric Wolfe, wolf shifter's story. It seems that this entire family of wolves with exception of Ellie is destine to find their true one among the human race.

Aric the alpha has known for years that Jordan belonged to him but he has waited until the scenting ceremony of a clan member to finally take the steps to bring her into his sphere as his mate. Jordan has loved him forever as well but has never believed she will be the one to find her true love and her mate in Aric. Although she hoped and wished and wanted it, she has yet to embrace it.

The scenting ceremony allows Aric to mark her as his without the finally mating, but that causes major problems as an Alpha female from another pack has decided he should belong to her. She has arranged accidents and kidnapping an other insidious things trying to get rid of Jordan all to no avail. When it is finally discovered by the clan she is quickly eliminated and the wedding and the mating are undertaken.

It's a good but somewhat predictable story. The characters in this series are all close friends, the ladies that is, and the men/shifter wolves are brothers. I like Ms Taiden's stories but they are at times more predictable then I would like and they tend to be all in the same vain as to plot and movement of the characters. I think a little more variance and some variety of plot here would be nice. Therefore, only the 4 star rating.
MaryLou Hoffman
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5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ - SEXY WEREWOLVES
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2013
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In a world where werewolves and vampires are common knowledge, Jordan Alvarez, a human orphaned at 13, met Ellie Wolfe at school. She has had a crush on her best friend's big brother, an alpha, since the first day they met. Jordan is writing a family history for the Wolfes and spends a night on the mountainside to watch a mating ritual for the pack so that it can be included in the history. When sexy Aric finds her hiding in the trees with another wolf threatening her, he steps in to protect her from the visiting stranger. He claims her as his own, but can he keep her safe?

Favorite line: "I'm not some little woman to stay barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen while the big sexy man takes care of business." He grinned. "You think I'm sexy?"

This is the first in the new Sassy Mates series and cannot wait to read the books for the three other brothers who make up "the sexy four" and Ellie's destined mate. I absolutely loved this book. The sex is steaming hot. Their passion is tender and possessive. Their love is complete and fulfilling. Ms. Taiden had me laughing so hard my husband started muttering about straightjackets, again! I laughed, swooned, and had to fan myself, many times during this tale.

The theme is that sometimes the best part of your family is the part you chose to include in your heart. It takes Jordan a while to get it, but that realization is the fulfillment of the dreams she didn't even voice to herself.

Recommended for: 18+ due to graphic sex and violence

Breaking Sass: Dire Wolf Mates Book 2

What happens when a sassy Dire Wolf, with a penchant for breaking rules, and a Lion, who’s in love with the law, clash?

She’s a sassy Dire Wolf with a fondness for speed, and he’s a Lion who knows how to lay down the law. Get ready for fireworks when these two dominant personalities clash.
Sheila Rand is the only female member of the Dire Wolf Motorcycle Club. Rare and powerful Shifters, the Dire Wolf MC has decided to make Blue Creek their permanent home. As the Alpha’s cousin, Sheila’s outspoken nature and habitual defiance is overlooked by her Packmates, but not by him. Mr. Law and Order thinks he can break her, but he doesn’t know who he’s dealing with. She doesn’t want a mate. Especially not a puffed up pussycat!

Leonard Crowley is one of Blue Creek Police Department’s only Shifter detectives. He’s worked hard against the prejudice that keeps his kind from becoming part of mainstream life. With his father ailing, Leo is called to confront certain issues that have popped up in the Blue Valley Pride. When the elders insist he take one of their females as mate to assume his rightful position as King of the Pride, Leo has a surprise for them. He’s already met his mate, he just has to claim her.

Will the feisty couple discover that breaking sass is much more fun together?

The Reviews!

Sydney M Neblett
5.0 out of 5 stars Marked for all time
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2020
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I am really enjoying reading about these dire wolves. The author really spent a lot of time building these characters and adding details to their relationship that by the time I reached the end I felt invested in their future. I love the story and how these two and family pulled together to save the day. I especially enjoyed the epilogue and the way the author had Leo just jump whole heartedly into the Dire Wolf way of mating with no hesitation. I can guess which wolf will find fate’s gift of a mate next, but no matter who it is, I can’t wait to read what happens.
Tabi Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Story
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2020
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Sometimes I feel like I title these stories the same every time. But how else to you label such a great story. Many things are happening in this story, many lives are intertwining. There are lots of emotions rolling thru you as you read this. You will find yourself drawn into the book and not want to leave.

There is a little mystery that happens in the book, why is it some people just think that shifters can be with their own kind and they do very cruel things to make it happen.

This book will make you laugh and cry and in the end you want to just smack the shifters and wake them up to remind them that fated mates happen and you cannot change that, even if you want too.

Love the tattoo..

Until Next Time... Tabi
ETK
4.0 out of 5 stars Cats & Dogs!
Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2021
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Sheila is a Dire Wolf & she met her fated mated on the night that the bar was bombed. But, she’s been trying to avoid not only her mate but, the thought of a mate. She been telling herself & her wolf that they are meant to be free. The wolf part of her just doesn’t agree.

Leo (the Lion, yep that’s his 1st name) is a Detective in Blue Creek & when he showed up at the bar to investigate the bombing he met his fated mate, Sheila. & ever since her met her he’s been trying to get her to admit that they’re mates.

Leo finally found a way to get Sheila to spend time with him in the form of a challenge. As he needs someone to pretend to be his mate & go to the Pride’s House with him so that he can find out what is really going on with his Dad.

Now I’m not going to tell you how it works out, as you’ll have to read the book to find the answer
Sara S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Breaking Sass
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2020
Sheila was a cousin of the alpha of the dire wolf mc and worked in the bar they all owned. Leo was the lion prince and a detective in the police force and always knew that Sheila was his fated mate. But she wanted to deny it and fought it, then he asked to go with him when he went to see his dad. He was sick and dieing also missed his mate that had died. Sheila finally realized that what Leo said about them being mates was true and they were mated. But there was a few problems that needed to be taken care of a the palace that got taken care of and his dad getting his health back. Everything was working out for everyone and his father got a new lease on life and Leo was ok with that. Loved this book! Always a great ending!

Shake That Sass: Dire Wolf Mates Book 1

He’s an Alpha looking for a home. She’s an outsider with no one to call her own. Can they find what they’re searching for in each other?

Derrick Rand is an Alpha Dire Wolf, a rare and powerful species of Shifter. Tired of the nomadic life, he’s looking for a place to call home. He receives an email from a female Shifter inviting him to a small town called Blue Creek. Seemingly ideal, he and his crew fill their tanks and mount their bikes for the long ride to meet Barbara Wolfe.

Lucy Corwyn is a Bobcat Shifter passing through the Wolf infested town of Blue Creek. After her junker breaks down, she is stranded there without a cent to her name. Not-so-big Cats rarely mixed with other species, especially not ones that considered her a snack!

Without the money to pay for the repairs needed, Lucy has to find a job. The only one available seems to be at the new biker bar in town, Serious Moonlight. Lucy knows she needs to get the hell out of town before some dumb Wolf tries to make her into a chew toy, so she seeks out the owner about a position.

Imagine her surprise when the sexy as hell Alpha turns out to be her mate!

Lucy isn’t about to make things easy on the big guy. No way.

If that big bad Wolf wants to catch this little she-Cat, he better shake that sass.

The Reviews!

Sydney M Neblett
5.0 out of 5 stars Blue Creek will never be the same
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
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I love this author’s induction into the Sassy Ever After world. Not only does she bring us a lonely kitty full of sass, but she brings us 7 dire wolves ready to settle down and find their mates. (Hopefully that means 6 more stories) I truly enjoy the way this author slowly builds the story while introducing us to the characters, it makes them seem so real and invests us in their future. Especially with Lucy, that is one sassy kitty who is going to keep Derrick on his toes for many years to come. I think you will enjoy this book as much as I did, and now the wait begins for the next book. I hope it won’t be too long.
ETK
4.0 out of 5 stars Couldn’t Stop!
Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2021
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From page 1 until the end; I just couldn’t stop reading as this book just hooked me in.

Lucy’s car broke down & she needed a job to get it fixed & she found not just a job but a mate as well.

Derrick & his pack finally found a place to put roots down & he also found a sassy mate to go with it.

But, she’s not sure she wants a mate after seeing what her mother went thru. So, she’s putting Derrick to the test of not only his will but, of his love.
Tabi Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Full of Sass
Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2020
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Have to admit Lucy is now a favorite character of mine. She just knows what she wants and she goes out and gets it. She has no problem putting Derrick in his place to do it either. These two are just perfect for each other. Head strong and stubborn.

You find yourself getting lost in the pages. So many times you find yourself laughing at something that Lucy will say. But don't fret this book will give you lots of steam and hunky actions, just wait.

Can't wait to read more books about this Dire Wolf pack from Blue Creek.

Until Next Time... Tabi
sldca
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a new Series
Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2020
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I found another favorite author! Love Derrick and Lucy’s story. Lucy never thought she would find a home, let alone love and a Mate. Derrick and his pack decided it was time to establish roots and settled in a new town, where his Mate walked in the door.

Can’t wait for the next Dire Wolf book in the series!

SASSY MATES VOLUME 1

This omnibus is intended for adults that have no problems with dirty sex, humor and action. If that’s you, enjoy!

Warning: If you don’t like sex of any kind, this is probably not the book for you. There’s graphic language (yes, they tell their women how they like it), sassy humor (come on, it’s Milly Taiden‘s books) and women that won’t allow a man to browbeat them into doing what they say (unless they’re naked). This omnibus is intended for adults that have no problems with dirty sex, humor and action. If that’s you, enjoy!

Scent of a Mate

When a good intention creates a problem for the Wolfe family, Jordan Alvarez finds herself being stalked by a woman intent on claiming Aric as her own. Battle lines will be drawn, love will be put to the test, and Aric will have to fight Jordan’s strong personality to keep her alive. Two alpha hearts seeking control will either find the balance or risk losing their love forever.

A Mate’s Bite

She. Is. His. Nathan Wolfe marked Karla. His mate. Deeply involved in pack politics, Nate has had to stay away. When his sister warns that Karla needs him more than he thinks, he’ll discover a bundle of secrets only his wolf can sniff out. But getting the woman he cares about to let down her guard may prove to be his undoing

Unexpectedly Mated

Jake wants Nic more than his next breath. She’s curvy, mouthy and so hot his blood boils just thinking of her. But Nic’s been keeping him at a distance. And Jake is tired of her games. One fateful trip to Sin City and all bets are off.

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Twinkle Twinkle Sassy Little Star: Sassy Ever After (Dragon Guard Book 23)

“Twinkle, twinkle, my sassy little Star. This dragon knows exactly who you are. And baby, I’m coming for you…”

Back to the swamp. Back to the wolves. Back to her…

From the moment Grey laid eyes on Star he knew beyond all doubt she was the woman for him, but the sassy little she-wolf wouldn’t even give him the time of day. Then he was called home and all hopes of claiming his mate disappeared. Now, he’s heading back to the sweltering heat of the Florida wetlands and this time she will be his.

Fight the rogues. Fight the wizards. Fight the attraction she has for him…

Star thought the problems with her love life had flown out the window as she watched Grey fly off into the sunset, but now the sexy dragon is back and looking better than a man has a right to. Not only is he tall, dark and handsome, but he makes her wolf roll over and beg to be taken. What’s a girl to do when her happily ever after is staring her in the face but she’s not sure she deserves it?

The Florida Swamps have never been hotter. The wolves are under attack, the full moon is only days away and as if that wasn’t enough, out-of-control wildfires are closing in on all around them. Praying for a miracle won’t work. Fate and Destiny can’t help this time. Only the white-hot magic created by a dragon and his one true mate can save the day and Grey has no intention of taking no for an answer.

“Twinkle, twinkle, my sassy little Star. This dragon knows exactly who you are. And baby, I’m coming for you…”

After all, Fate Will Not Be Denied…or will it?

Rating: 4 out of 5.

These two are such a wonderful couple. Star still believes that she is the reason her entire pack was wiped out. Grey still grieves the disappearance of his brother. Neither one knew just how connected the two incidents actually were!

Hey, Y’all! Julia Mills, the Sassy Southern Storyteller here. Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Just a little bit about me – I’m Southern to the bone, love my children more than life itself, and adopt animals like most people collect dust bunnies. (Oh come on, we’ve all got them under one bed or another.) I came by the tagline Sassy, Southern Storyteller honestly and many years before I ever started writing. (My dad thought it was a hilarious nickname for his kindergarten teaching daughter.)

I live by three simple rules – (1) Treat people how you want to be treated. (2) Smile lots. (3) Try everything, ’cause hearses don’t have luggage racks. 

Now, go out there and create your own story!!! Dare to Dream! Have the Strength to Try EVERYTHING! Never Look Back!

I ABSOLUTELY adore talking to readers!

Send me a message ANYTIME right here on my website or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JLakeMills/

XOXO Julia

Claws, Class and a Whole Lotta Sass: Sassy Ever After (Dragon Guard Book 20)

The Universe may not make mistakes, but She doesn’t make things easy either. It’s gonna take claws, class, and a whole lotta sass to save the day this time.

Hiding in plain sight as the Pack Healer for a bunch of wolves was the perfect cover…

Using ancient magic to hide her true nature hadn’t always been easy, but it beat the hell outta being dead…then he waltzed in. Six foot-nine inches of pure male dragon, looking better than a man had a right to and making her dragoness wake from a long hibernation to spread her wings, not only rocked Dannika’s world, it almost turned it upside-down. As if that wasn’t bad enough, an evil as old as time and twice as deadly has reared its ugly head. Her ability to hide behind her patented sassy attitude may have kept Dannika safe for all these years, but now the future of all things paranormal is at stake and only she holds the key to its survival…well, at least part of it.

It was supposed to be a simple cross country trip, but then, he’d heard that somewhere before… 
Since the death of his father almost a century ago, Wolfe McCallum’s life had been a series of incredible ups and devastating downs that made riding a roller coaster seem like a walk in the park. It also didn’t help that he freely admitted to being more stubborn than a mule and twice as contrary. He prided himself on being able to outlast, out argue, or just plain irritate anyone on the planet into giving up without raising a single claw or breaking a sweat…until he damn near tripped over the most beautiful woman in the world.

One look…one kiss…one extraordinary night… 


Secrets unlocked, Destiny knocking at the door, and a Fate that will not be denied. Keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times, be prepared for sudden stops, and by all means – buckle up. Fireworks are the least of your worries when one bull-headed dragon and his sassy-since-birth dragoness are faced with saving not only themselves, but everyone and everything they hold dear.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Yahoo!

You have to love a woman with a lot of sass! Dani had a very good reason for hiding who and what she was. Wolfe just had a “wee” bit of trouble understanding that one!

Hey, Y’all! Julia Mills, the Sassy Southern Storyteller here. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Just a little bit about me – I’m Southern to the bone, love my children more than life itself, and adopt animals like most people collect dust bunnies. (Oh come on, we’ve all got them under one bed or another.) I came by the tagline Sassy, Southern Storyteller honestly and many years before I ever started writing. (My dad thought it was a hilarious nickname for his kindergarten teaching daughter.)

I live by three simple rules – (1) Treat people how you want to be treated. (2) Smile lots. (3) Try everything, ’cause hearses don’t have luggage racks.

Now, go out there and create your own story!!! Dare to Dream! Have the Strength to Try EVERYTHING! Never Look Back!

I ABSOLUTELY adore talking to readers!
Send me a message ANYTIME at http://www.JuliaMillsAuthor.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JLakeMills/

XOXO Julia