The Sunday Post #21-31

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post. Available as a podcast, this post is a chance for me to wrap up my week. Also a chance for you, my readers, to catchup on any posts you might have missed. So enjoy!

Books Reviews From Last Week

Dragon Got Run Over by A Reindeer by Julia Mills
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A Sassy Wedding by Milly Taiden
Twisted Lies by Melanie James
Scaling Her Dragon by Milly Taiden
Mate by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly

Final Thoughts

The Twisted Tail Pack series is at an end for now. This led to me considering what series to tackle next. Yes, I could have tackled another series set either in the Paranormal Dating Agency world or the Sassy Mates world. Doing that would have been a bit of an overkill.

Then a book popped up on my screen, Fury of Conviction by Coreene Callahan. Oh My! A few years ago, I’d read the original Dragonfury series and enjoyed it. However, I always wondered about the other members of the pack and did they ever meet their mates. Fury of Conviction is the second novella in a spin-off series. The first one featured Ivar. This one features Hamersveld. Wow!

Now, to be fair there is also a second series about the Scottish pack. In searching for information about the books, I discovered that Coreene is returning to the original pack!!! So, while I wait (impatiently), I want to review as many of the previous ones as possible!

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.

There’s Snow Escape: Paranormal Dating Agency #7

“I want what every woman wants. What I know I deserve,” she said. “I want to find happiness. I lived in a loveless marriage for too long, with a man who never really gave a shit about me. Who only saw me as someone to flaunt around his friends because our parents had money. He fell in love with my bank account. Not me.”

Curvy Charlotte Marzan just got invited to visit another planet. A shifter planet where her best friend is getting married to a lion king. If that isn’t strange enough, two panty-melting hot guys are looking at this big girl like she’s a piece of cake and they haven’t had dessert in years. She shouldn’t be interested, but…girls just want to have fun, right?

Brecc and Eros need a mate before the Elders force someone on them. They’re getting desperate and in the process hire Gerri to find them a woman. She delivers curvy, outspoken, and gloriously sexy Charlotte. Now they just have to get her to stay. Forever. Simple. Not.

When Charlotte’s visit turns from cool sightseeing to getting her freak on with two shifters, things take a turn for the naughty. She needs to figure out why Brecc is so distant and why the drama with the Dragos. Things escalate to the point she has to do her own growling to be heard. She’s about to realize when two wolves choose a mate, there’s no escape.

The Reviews!

What curvy girl wouldn’t love not one, but two hunks chasing her? I can definitely say, “Been there, done that.” Now, bring on the next couple!!

Nicole H. Vela
5.0 out of 5 stars Awe Hell!
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2015
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Charlotte Marzen,curvy,sexy and loving her curves. Nothing like embracing her best assets! Jilted by love, she feeling a little melancholy. Missing her besties more then anything she is on her way to Nova Aurora, there is no way she was missing the opportunity for a visit. The idea of a wedding and celebrating has her eagar! What she never expected was the two sexy men with the hungry looks in their eyes. Wow, that has her temperature rising and she heart fluttering in her chest. Jesus they are just devouring her with there stares..senual and carnal! She was no longer on earth and these men were decadent! The men were polar opposites and maybe that was just what she needed..raw carnality...
Brecc and Eros, two halves of a whole. Pale skin and white hair...they were the opidemy of sex personified. Brecc is brooding, rugged and virile and Eros, caring,sensitive and a nuturer everything Brecc wasn't,but they complimented each other. They were in sync, and attuned to her. The mens opjective to find there woman to complete there triad. And the first glances was all it took. They had to posses her..love her and mate her. The fact that she was curvy only added to their attraction..she would be their, she would be everything! Just if the men could convince her..
Milly Taiden has done it again. The storytelling and purrfect matchmaking. What really separates Milly Taiden from all the rest, the heart and soul she delivers in her books. Each one is better then the last. Is there anything she can't do? Skies the limit for one sexy, curvy girl who can write as no other! Beyond 5 stars! Can't wait for more!!
Teresa Lloyd
5.0 out of 5 stars The past should always be left in the past
Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2015
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Wow Milly you did it again!! You have given us another great adventure with the PDA. Charlotte, Brecc, and Eros were very exciting, passionate, and just out of this world characters! ( literally ) lol I loved Charlotte's spunk, independence, and her love for her wolves!! The way she took what she experienced in life to show Brecc that the past was better left in the past! The way Eros love them both and helped bring their triad together! I have to say that I too live with a lot of what Charlotte lived with due to a past experience with a man! And she's right in many ways the physical pain does not compare to the emotional pain. And not easy to let go. I hope other will see what Charlotte and myself did not see before from reading this book. You have to leave the past in the past and you have to love yourself before you can expect anyone else to! Thank you Milly!
Nikki Lawson
5.0 out of 5 stars There's Snow Escape by Milly Taiden
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2015
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Steamy, sexy and thrilling, the Paranormal Dating Agency series just keeps getting better and better!!!! Charlotte travels to the planet Aurora to attend her best friend, Bella's wedding to the king, Alyx. While there, she agrees to give Gerri a chance to find her a mate (or two) and to travel around and see the planet. Charlotte becomes a guest of Brecc and Eros, the Alpha and Omega of the Ice Mountains. From the moment they laid eyes on Charlotte, Brecc and Eros knew she was the one for them, they only have to get past the walls she put up after being trapped in a hellish marriage to a man who belittled and insulted her for seven years. Time is limited since they have to complete their triad soon or get assigned a different mate by the elders, at the same time, tension between the Dragos and wolves are on the rise and everything seems to be coming to a head all at once. This series is fantastic and I can't wait for Vitker and Rebecca's story next!!!
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
Elizabeth E. Neal
5.0 out of 5 stars Three is their favorite number...
Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2016
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For Charlotte, now that her best friend, Bella, is in love and getting married, it's like she's on a completely different planet. Oh wait, she literally is. LOL Charlotte, upon receiving a message from Bella through Gerri, Bella's former boss and matchmaker extraordinaire, is off to Aurora to visit Bella and be there for her wedding. Her mind is blown as she takes in the beauty, the uniqueness, that is Aurora. But the planet itself isn't the only thing capturing her attention.

Brecc and Eros, Alpha and Omega of the Ice Mountains, best friends, and wolf shifters, not only want a mate, but they need one, soon. Otherwise, the elders will take it upon themselves to find a mate for them, therefore completing their triad. Brecc and Eros are determined to find their own mate, someone they truly love and want to spend the rest of their lives with, instead of a woman that they had no say in being with. Plus, there's the issue they're having with the Dragos right now regarding the river. Not to mention, their once close friend, Vikter, is on one side of the fight, while they're on the other. But when they see Charlotte at Alyx and Bella's wedding, everything else fades because they know they've finally found her.

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Twisted Fate: Twisted Tail Pack Book 5

Fates collide when they are tricked into a meeting by the infamous Gerri Wilder, owner of The Paranormal Dating Agency. Can they overcome their differences, or are they destined to destroy one another.

Ruby Jean St. James lives her life by the carefully crafted rules she created for herself. Do your job, keep your head down, and your emotions in check at all times. She works hard keeping her act together and avoiding certain people. Bad things tend to happen to those around her when she loses control.

Liam Olsen was blessed by the Gods in more ways than one. An ancient majik slumbers deep within him, waiting for the chance to wreak havoc on the one who dares to awaken the beast. More powerful than an ordinary shifter, Liam finds that the dark side of him knows no bounds.

The Reviews!

Oh yeah! This was so enjoyable and satisfying. I could barely keep from laughing 😂 while reading this book. Gerri has definitely done it again. This pairing is definitely one for the books!

Betty Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Gerri Wilder of the PDA Agency has struck again.
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2018
Gerri Wilder of the PDA Agency is asked to help find a mate for Liam, a Wolf Berserker of the Black Paw Pack. He is sent on a bogus errand to Cam's Diner to meet Calder, the Alpha of the Twisted Tail Pack, where he is going to meet his future mate. Ruby Jean works for her friend Cam at Cam's Diner and has the day off. Cam calls her in for a bogus emergency. Gerri called Cam and told her of the plan. When Ruby Jean, a she-wolf with majik powers walks in, she know right away her mate is there. Liam knows she is his mate too! She runs because she wants to save Liam from her majik which has killed people. Liam needs his mate and the chase is on. Will Liam catch up and will she accept her mate? Loved this exciting, action packed, suspenseful, sexy romance and highly recommend it.
Crystal Watson
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow Twisted Fate is so good.
Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2018
I absolutely love this series. This is Liam and Ruby story. Ruby Jean has been through so much it has caused her to lose control over the magic inside. When Gerri Wilder steps in well let's just say fate will not be denied. Liam is having issues that he doesn't understand. When he gets sent to see the neighboring alpha at the diner things come into focus. Ruby Jean kills everyone who gets to close she must run to save her mate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Visitor, A Meeting and Conclusions
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 25, 2020
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Wolf shifter Ruby Jean is a little envious of her newly mated friends and both longing for and fearing finding hers because of her prior history.

Liam, a member of the Black Paw Pack is not sure what was wrong with him. His Alpha, Rafe saw the problem and sends him to the Twisted Tail Pack with a fake message.

On seeing r stranger, Ruby Jean afraid of a repeat of her past leaves her mate and pack, going on the run. Liam is angry at those who have upset his mate, before setting off to find her. There are a few minor problems to solve before the ends well.

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!

Twisted Desire: Twisted Tail Pack Book 4

Ethan Lockhart had found his mate, and he wasn’t very happy about it. He didn’t want a mate—didn’t need a mate. The Fates had already messed with his life in ways that had changed everything, and none of it for the better.

But they just had to go and throw the woman of his dreams in his face—when they knew damn well, thanks to their meddling, he couldn’t claim her. Yeah—he was tired of playing their games, but somehow he would have the last laugh. All he had to do was avoid her, and her
mouthwatering scent.

Camryn Dochart was proud of the life she lived. As the owner of Cam’s diner, she works hard, but never has time to play hard. She longed for a mate. Someone to share her life with.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was great! This couple were so great to watch. She didn’t understand what he couldn’t explain. Such a different series but it goes along with the Black Paw ones.

The Reviews!

Tabi Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Twisted Beauty
Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2018
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What Can I say, I am a sucker for these shifter love stories. Everyone of them is different and you cannot help but fall in love and want your own shifter.

But what would you do if your shifter mate didn't want you, I know I would beat him upset the head until he listened. This book has you wanting to do that, but you might cry a little or maybe even laugh. But you will enjoy the ride the author takes you on.

So come enjoy the ride with me and maybe you will find your next shifter love.

Until Next Time... Tabi
Debra B
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense, emotional and spectacular!!!
Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2018
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This was so freaking thrilling to read! I loved every word, it is full of so many twists and turns, it kept me on the edge of my seat with the suspense and surprises! I especially liked seeing familiar characters from other of the authors work show up. That was such a treat. And did I mention how hot it is, for two people who didn’t want to have anything to do with each other, they sure did burn the house down when they got together! I can most definitely recommend buying and reading this book ASAP!
Jade Psihoda
3.0 out of 5 stars The thing is....
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2019
Ok so I really like the story lines of the twisted tail pack series, the issue I have is they are too short. I need more details, describe the town setting more, stop jumping the story line draw it out explain how and why the sudden change in feeling or opinions. Some of it feels forced headed into a quick wrap of everyone’s happily ever after. Also Gerri Wilder in Milly series never helps unless asked this is one of her rules, so this Gerri threw me a bit because only the first book in the series does both parties ask for a mate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worthy of happiness but will he survive long enough to have it
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2019
Ethan has worked hard having to change is life after the sudden deaths of his parents. Thrust in a position of provider for his younger brother he has never questioned what was necessary to make that happen. Having given up the idea of his own happiness he finds more than he could have ever imagined when he helps his brother find his mate. Now worthy of his own HEA will he have to lose it to keep the sins of his past from crushing their future.

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.
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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

Curves ‘Em Right: Paranormal Dating Agency Book 4

A BBW in search of love + two sexy wolf shifters ready to claim her as their mate = Sizzling Ménage Romance

She had always been honest with herself. She knew she was a big girl. She had curves and rolls and she was more than okay with that. To her co-workers’ dismay, she actually liked her body. She felt at ease with her shape. A lot of people didn’t understand how much she loved herself and her figure. She’d learned that while others lived in a world of desperate need to change themselves or those around them, she happened to want to stay as she was. Curvy, big or whatever they wanted to call her, she was Dani no matter her shape or size. Anyone who loved her would love her how she came. Taiden, Milly. Curves ’em Right (Paranormal Dating Agency Book 4) (p. 79). Latin Goddess Press. Kindle Edition.

Daniella Flores is looking for a good man. A man who will accept her as she is and go crazy for her curves. So far she’s had no luck in the romance department and is worried she might never find the right one. When Mrs. Wilder of the PDA offers to help, Dani is all for trying anything. Mrs. Wilder promises to find her love, romance and hot sex. What woman in her right mind would say no to that?

Kane and Blake have been searching for a mate to complete their Alpha triad. There’s just one problem: they’ve yet to find a woman they both want. Not to worry, Kane’s mother comes to the rescue and brings in the PDA. Unfortunately for them, Mrs. Wilder has something up her sleeve and it’s not a bra. When they meet their mysterious date, they know she’s the woman they need.

A masquerade ball brings Dani and the shifters together. The two men who are really good friends with Dani’s overprotective older brother. She’ll get one chance to finally live the fantasy night she’s always wanted with the wild wolves. Besides, it’s not like they could really want her for a mate. It will take some maneuvering for Kane and Blake to keep Dani, not lose their friend and their pack, and prove her curves are the only ones they want.

The Reviews!

LourinTop Contributor: Baby
4.0 out of 5 stars Curves 'em Right
Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2019
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Librarian Daniella Flores is looking for love. Not just any kind of love though. She needs a man who will love her for who she is, curves and all, without trying to change her. Oh and lets not forget maybe a bit of dynamite sex on the side =)
A chance meeting with Gerri Wilder is like a dream come true. When Gerri offers to find Daniella someone who checks off all her musts in a man, who is she to pass up that offer??

Kane and Blake have been searching high and low for a mate to complete their triad. However, there search is proving impossible. However, Kane's meddling mother isn't going to let these two go on any longer without a mate, and convinces the guys that Gerri can find the mate to complete their triad.

What Kane and Blake didn't expect was for their mate to be the one woman they've been purposely avoiding to keep the peace between them and their friend Marco. But when Kane and BLake finally get a taste, all bets are off and they'll do whatever it takes to claim their woman.
Kaylee Ridgeway
5.0 out of 5 stars It’s a must read!
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2020
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I loved CURVES ‘EM RIGHT PARANORMAL DATING AGENCY! Ms. Taiden is an exceptionally, talented author and this ability was why I had to keep turning each page; not willing to put the book down because it’s a must read to the very end.

Geri Wilder is brilliant at her job, that’s why she owns the Paranormal Dating Agency.

When two hot wolves need a little push in finding their mate, Kane’s mom with the help from Geri, steps in to find the perfect woman to match their needs.
Kane and Blake know they need a special woman to complete their triade.Will Geri find that special woman?

Daniella is tired of dating men who don’t appreciate who she is. All she wants is a man who can love her curves and all.
Will Geri help her find her special man?
Samantha ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews ) & ( Sammy Sue's Reviews )
5.0 out of 5 stars Dani, Blake and Kane = Hotness!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2014
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Daniella ( Dani ) is a big curvy librarian with no luck with the opposite sex. She is very comfortable with her size however men seem to think that they are doing her a favor by being with her. When she meets Geri at her friends bakery and is told that Geri can help her get a mate she is skeptical but willing to try. Heaven knows she can't be with the two men that she has wanted forever. Her brothers best friends Blake and Kane. She hasn't even seen them in years. Imagine her surprise when she finds out that the date Geri sets her up with is the men of her dreams.

Blake and Kane need a third to complete their triad. Kane is the Alpha of his pack and Blake is his omega and they will both share one mate. None of the pack females or any other female for that matter appeals to them because their wolves already chose their mate long ago but they have denied themselves out her respect to their friend Marco's wishes. He warned them a long time ago to keep their hands off of Dani. But when Kane's mother convinces them to let Geri help them and after a steamy interlude they find out she has matched them with Dani, they can't deny the facts. She is their third.

My Opinion:

Milly Taiden is the Smut Queen for a reason! She never fails to bring you a deliciously hot book with yummy men that you just want to sink your teeth into. Sometimes like in this book we get lucky and get to fantasize about two hot and dominant men! I absolutely loved this book. Geri is her witty and devious self as always. A confident curvy woman who is tired of dealing with men's bs over her weight and two stubborn, pigheaded, dirty talking shifters who make you want the forbidden! If you love a steamy menage then this is definitely the book for you. I definitely recommend reading!

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Sue-ellen B. Reilly (GirlyGirlBookReviews)
5.0 out of 5 stars Kane (alpha) and Blake (omega) are a package deal and are looking for their one to make a perfect triad. They are your perfect m
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2014
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Are you looking for a quick read that will have your blood boiling then grab this one up quickly!  Trust me these two men definitely know how to once you meet them. This novel is part of a series but each is each own enticing own story with hot sexy shifters and scenes that will have your e reader smoking!  Kane (alpha) and Blake (omega) are a package deal and are looking for their one to make a perfect triad.  They are your perfect match; while Kane is rough around the edge, Blake is the soft and comfort type. However, they keep each other grounded and you can see the respect that is shown. Little do they know that they have been surrounded by her for years. Dani, sister of a overprotective brother and curvey but very opinionated about everything decides to ask Mrs. Wilder for help. I loved her personality from the beginning and even towards the end she loves her brother so much that she will not back down without a fight.  One masquerade party, a little scent stopper, and let me tell you we have a party until a mask is unveiled and the world literally stops in place. How will a long time friendship last after a vow is broken? Will these two sexy wolf’s be able to keep their paws off of Little Red after just one taste? Read to see what happens because your won’t want to put this one down.  The author takes you for a ride with this story and your immediately captured into her pandora box from the beginning! The author is very talented when it comes to writing hot scenes even though these novels are short they are very fulfilling with a story that is packed with an emotional bond between the main characters.  Yes they are quick but sometimes quick bonds last!  Between the beautiful covers and amazing story these are one of my favorite series!  I am excited to see what she has up her sleeve for the next PDA series!