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.

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
VINE VOICE
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

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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You Bet Your Sass: Sassy Ever After (Black Paw Wolves Book 3)

Sofia Martinez wants a one-night stand, but Lars wants more. Will she keep him chasing his own tail? Or will they get their happily ever after?

After losing a bet with Taavi Olsen, Lars Jakobsen finds himself on stage for a weekend doing something he never thought he’d do: Stripping for the ladies at one of Blue Creek’s most infamous establishments, The Horny Wolf.
When the unmistakable sweet scent of his mate nearly knocks him on his ass, all bets are off. Or are they?
Sofia Martinez wants a one-night stand, but Lars wants more. Will she keep him chasing his own tail? Or will they get their happily ever after?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What a place to meet your mate! Wasn’t sure these two would work out but Barbara Wolf makes things interesting. Definitely an interesting couple.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melanie James writes steamy paranormal romances, paranormal comedy, and contemporary romance books. Her laugh-out-loud romantic comedies will keep you coming back for each new book in a series and her erotic contemporary romances will have you reaching for the ice. With over 45 books to choose from, you are sure to find many additions to your romance library. Melanie is married to a wonderful man who supports her dreams and goals. She has two children, three step-children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and Three adorable grand babies.

Connect with Melanie online at:
Twitter – @autmelaniejames
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMelanieJames
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To find the latest information on books, merchandise, and giveaways, visit Melanie’s web page at – http://www.authormelaniejames.com

Twice the Sass: Sassy Ever After (Black Paw Wolves Book 2)

Cursed by the Fates at birth, Tad and Taavi Olsen have until their twenty-fifth birthday to find the one true mate they must share for an eternity. With the deadline hanging over their heads, they finally catch the scent of their fated mate. Will she accept them in time to save their lives, or will they prove to be too hot for one curvy female to handle.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was such a great continuation of the story. I love the characters and the way they try to prove themselves to their mate. I look forward to reading more in this series.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melanie James writes steamy paranormal romances, paranormal comedy, and contemporary romance books. Her laugh-out-loud romantic comedies will keep you coming back for each new book in a series and her erotic contemporary romances will have you reaching for the ice. With over 45 books to choose from, you are sure to find many additions to your romance library. Melanie is married to a wonderful man who supports her dreams and goals. She has two children, three step-children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and Three adorable grand babies.

Connect with Melanie online at:
Twitter – @autmelaniejames
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMelanieJames
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/melaniejamesauthor/
To find the latest information on books, merchandise, and giveaways, visit Melanie’s web page at – http://www.authormelaniejames.com

A Hot Piece of Sass: Sassy Ever After

There’s something very special about Tanner Larsen. He isn’t your ordinary wolf-shifter. He’s more. Believing he’s been cursed by the gods, he’s all but given up on finding his one true mate. When he catches the sweet strawberry scent of his Fated Female, worlds collide and ancient legends are revealed. Tanner discovers that his curse may be the only way to save his mate when a rogue wolf tries to destroy the lovers’ destiny.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Oh yeah This was so enjoyable. Seeing another strong woman meeting her mate is always a good thing. Barbara Wolf is definitely another one like Gerri Wilder. I’m looking forward reading more about this pack!

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melanie James writes steamy paranormal romances, paranormal comedy, and contemporary romance books. Her laugh-out-loud romantic comedies will keep you coming back for each new book in a series and her erotic contemporary romances will have you reaching for the ice. With over 45 books to choose from, you are sure to find many additions to your romance library. Melanie is married to a wonderful man who supports her dreams and goals. She has two children, three step-children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and Three adorable grand babies.

Connect with Melanie online at:
Twitter – @autmelaniejames
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMelanieJames
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/melaniejamesauthor/
To find the latest information on books, merchandise, and giveaways, visit Melanie’s web page at – http://www.authormelaniejames.com

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