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Review of Saint’s Row (The Guardians #1) by Elizabeth Blair

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“In a world of maddening chaos, you tether me to a reality I fear more than anything.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 108 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Rich, powerful, and deadly, the Saints serve as guardians for New Orleans, keeping the precarious balance between light and dark. Returning to the city after a self-imposed exile, Cael Saint throws himself into his work to try and drown out the tormented visions in his past. Light magic, dark magic, desperate humans with broken souls: he believed he’d seen it all. Then he met her.

Fiery and untamed, Becca Riley seemed the perfect one night stand to match Cael’s relentless nature. Striding into the local bar, she was confident, passionate, and sexy as hell. But what he took for drunken lust soon spirals into emotional chaos when he realizes she has secrets of her own…secrets that could destroy everything he has sworn to protect.

In a city where magic and humanity intertwine, neither saint nor sinner is safe.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Becca never wanted to believe what others said about her mother, but when she becomes a target of those who’d tortured and killed her mother she’ll have to start believing what she’s always know in her heart as truth. Her mother was a witch…and the powers she unknowingly has can destroy everything she’s come to love.

She is a warrior in her own right. Her work takes her to places most wouldn’t dare travel and she loves it. She enjoys the challenge. Nothing or no one will stop her from what she needs to do.

Cael wanted Becca from the moment he saw her across the crowded club, but she was a distraction he didn’t need. Being a Saint he can sense emotions and hers were off the charts. She not only feels many things at once, but she can capture and project emotions without knowing she’s doing it, and that’s a big problem for people like the Saints who use sensing emotions to stop crimes before they happen.

He wanted to protect Becca, but he’ll discover she’s much stronger and more determined than he’d ever have given credit. Although he wants nothing more than to stand in front of her he’ll learn they’re more powerful side by side.

Saint’s Row is an intriguing and suspenseful story that’ll take you deep into the paranormal of Louisiana. The Saints are a unique and interesting people who I look forward to reading more about. I was easily transported into their world and cannot wait to see what book two brings. Not to mention that yes it does in fact end on a slight cliffhanger leaving me wanting more.

“Pride or arrogance…I wasn’t sure what emotion he was emanating, but it caused every tuxedo-clad Saint to turn my direction. Territorial. He was laying claim.”

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Review of A Bond to Bear by Harmony Raines

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“…if there’s any pain, it will be of the most exquisite kind.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance

Book Length (Est.): <100 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Billionaire Jared Sinclair has found his mate, but she doesn’t know it yet. He isn’t even convinced he wants a mate and all that goes with it. Yes, he wants to claim her, but children, and marriage, he’s not sure that’s the kind of man he is.

Although his bear disagrees.

Kelly is juggling two jobs to support her mom and brothers. With debts to pay, she can only fantasize about what it would be like to be with a man like Jared. Until he offers her half a million dollars for one weekend.

One weekend … easy, right?

But they soon discover neither of them wants to walk away … and this is a bond they will both have to bear. Forever!

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from instaFreebie in exchange for an honest review*

Jared is a self-made billionaire who isn’t exactly thrilled of his bear’s call to mate. Yes, he’s found his mate, but he’s a workaholic and a wife and cubs has no room in his life. Of course his way of thinking changes once he gets Kelly away for the weekend and realize his bear was right.

Jared had his moments where I wished I could reach into the pages and slap him upside the head. Some of the things he does are downright rude and uncaring, but he does his best to make up for all his initial actions and reactions.

Kelly is working two jobs to provide for her mother and two younger brothers so the attraction she’s felt for her boss from day one is mostly just a nuisance and his proposition an insult…or it would be if she didn’t find his dimples adorable.

A Bond to Bear is a fast paced quickie read with a sexy but stubborn bear shifter and a sweet girl who cares more than he would have expected. They have more in common than either would have expected, but with the shortness of the story it’s hard to get fully drawn into the characters. And just a warning…the last chapter is more of an epilogue as it jumps pretty far into the future. It kind of threw me for a loop and had me rereading to see if I had missed something.

Jenn 3 Heart

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Review of Playing with Fire: Dragons of the Darkblood Secret Society by Meg Ripley

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“Meeting you was a wonderful, unexpected, fantastic surprise.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 194 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

I’ve always done my best to work hard and stand apart from my father’s shadow, but it seemed like he was setting me up to fail. When he assigned me a new client, Adventure Isle–a run down amusement park in the middle of nowhere–I knew I’d have to find the investor of a lifetime to succeed. I was looking for a man with more money than sense. What I found was a man who had no money at all, but he did have a beautiful daughter, Shayne. A beautiful, ball-busting daughter that I wanted from the second I laid eyes on her. She controls his money, but she controlled my heart from just about the moment we met. She called herself Mary and I never had a chance. But just when I find myself in her bed, exactly where I want to be, she gets the call. Her father is dead; killed by a dragon. And things are about to get a whole lot more complicated when the woman of my dreams learns that I’m a dragon, too.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Red Lily Review Club in exchange for an honest review*

Jason isn’t sure if his father is setting him up for failure or if there’s a little sentiment left in the old man, either way he doesn’t want to fail. After seeing pictures of his mother at the amusement park he wanted to revitalize it, to bring it back to back to its glory with a bit of a modern twist. Mary, on the other hand, thought differently, and until she was on board then his plan was pretty much a simple pipe dream.

When Mary’s life is turned upside down and Jason only adds to the crazy she’ll pull away, but it doesn’t take long for the truth to come to light. She’ll realize not only had he not lied to her, but that her father wasn’t as batty as she once thought.

Playing with Fire is a fast paced love story with a little murder mystery suspense added in.

The part I didn’t like is that there are no chapters. Every time you see ***** just expect it to move forward.

My Favorite Moment is a little office rendezvous make-up visit.

Jenn 3 Heart

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Review of Shifter Variance (The Outlier Prophecies #5) by Tina Gower

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“You’re like werewolf crack…”

 

Genre: Paranormal  Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 235 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

After Kate Hale dodges her predicted death, she learns the anti-fate group Wyrd wasn’t her only enemy. Complicating matters, it seems a highly respected colleague tampered with a forecast. Nobody believes Kate’s discovery, so she must discreetly determine if the hero she admires is involved in the conspiracy to undermine the oracle net.

But Kate sets aside that investigation when Dalia Swanson, Becker’s maybe-sister, is flagged in a missing persons case. All she and her horny werewolf boyfriend would like is some quality time together—except this is the one case that demands their immediate attention.

With New Karma threatening to fill the hole Wyrd left, Kate and Becker struggle to define their relationship and unpredictable future, especially where it concerns Becker’s fate of turning violently feral.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

With Kate and Becker now officially a couple you’d think it would make things easier for them, but that’s never the case in their world. There’s always something that pops up that causes trouble or in this case causes a serious need for scent removal. Never a dull moment when it comes to the Outlier Prophecy.

Becker has new family, Kate has a missing persons case to thwart, and of course they overlap with a side of crazy woman who  can do a little magic. Kate will also discover there are more people like her than she thought and I cannot wait to see what happens down that road.  Nor can I wait to see what happens with the baby fever that seems to be catching.

Shifter Variance is book five in a series that pulls you in and keeps you wondering what will happen next. There’s always some little twist that I never see coming and it’s what keeps me coming back for more. Not to mention I love Becker and Kate!  And her cousin, who by far adds the humor.

My Favorite Moment is when Kate learns the meaning of her nickname, Katie Cupcake. Hank is such the romantic.

Jenn 5 Heart

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Review of The Wolf Pack’s Revenge (Packs of the Pacific Northwest #3) by Meg Ripley

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All Kinds of Happily Ever Afters

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 150 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

The man who made me into a werewolf turned me into a cold-blooded killer, but he went too far the night he tried to force me to murder my own sister.

With his death, the bonds that tied me to him were broken, but I had no idea that my nightmare wasn’t over–or that the man of my dreams might find me when I least expected him. Noah Longtail might be everything I ever needed, but this handsome federal agent can either send me to hell or be the angel that saves my soul.

My only shot at redeeming myself and clearing my name is to turn state’s evidence. Stashed away in a safe house with only Noah for company, it’s all I can do to avoid the temptation of his chiseled body and perfect mouth. My only goal is to get through this with my life intact, but the Wolf Brotherhood won’t stop until all of the loose ends are tied up. That means I’m not safe. And neither is my sister.

They’ll stop at nothing to take us out, but I’m tired of being their victim. Those biker sonsabitches have no idea what’s about to hit them.

They’ve messed with the wrong bitch this time.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Book three merges Aiza, Noah, Seth, and Sera’s stories together.

It picks up right where Werewolf Baby Daddy left off… Aiza wakes up after the fight at the cabin to discover Dwight dead. She’s lost and running when Noah shows up offering a little kindness and hospitality.

Sera and Seth just want their happily ever after, but when a tragedy puts a hitch in their wedding plans and the brotherhood interferes with their family everyone will come furiously together to end them once and for all.

Aiza will take back what was once hers and she’ll finally open her heart to the one who truly owns it, Noah.

The Wolf Pack’s Revenge gives you a little more depth into the characters and is by far the best of the three. It ties up all the loose ends in a neat little box with a happily ever after bow on top.

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Werewolf Baby Daddy (Packs Of The Pacific Northwest #2)

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Hot For The Werewolf

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 120 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Sera Simpson’s fears become a reality when she learns that her sister Aiza has perished in a tragic accident. The case is quickly closed, but Sera’s instincts tell her that there is more to her sister’s untimely demise than meets the eye.

It turns out that Aiza had a strange connection to the Wolf Brotherhood, a local gang of criminal werewolves. Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, Sera searches Portland for any clue that will shed light on the question. What she finds instead might be an even greater boon: Seth, a gorgeous wolf who wants to help her–in more ways than one.

Seth is also on the hunt for members of the Wolf Brotherhood after two of his pack mates have gone missing. When he suggests that he and Sera combine forces in their search efforts, neither could ever dream that it would be the spark that ignites the raging fire burning between them.

This werewolf unlocks her deepest desires and has the skill and prowess to make her forget all of her troubles with a single touch. He’s like a drug, and she finds herself craving more and more. He makes her head spin and her deliciously curvy body ache for his love, and after a lust-fueled night of passion, Sera becomes pregnant with his pup.

Sera isn’t going to give up her search for answers, though. With Seth’s help, she vows to get to the bottom of the mystery once and for all. But can they find the answers they seek before the Brotherhood finds them?

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Sera is Aiza’s sister and she’s comes to town because she thinks her sister’s ‘death’ was murder and not an accident. She wants to get to the bottom of it and not even her own safety will stop her.

Seth is in town looking for his missing pack mates when Sera literally stops him in his tracks. And by stops I mean she hits him with her car.

Deciding to work together since they’re both looking into the same brotherhood Sera and Seth become close…and fast. I mean it’s not title Werewolf Baby Daddy for nothing.

They discover the deceit Dwight told and that Aiza is still alive, but she wasn’t exactly dishing out the sisterly love. And with Sera having to worry about her own child now, she has to put herself first.

Prepared for the fallout but feeling it’s unlikely Seth will turn his focus to making an honest woman out of the one he loves. The rest we’ll have to discover in book three, The Wolf Pack’s Revenge.

Jenn 3.5 Heart

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Review of Claimed By The Wolf Brotherhood (Packs Of The Pacific Northwest #1) by Meg Ripley

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Werewolf Rules…

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 39 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Determined to make a name for herself, Aiza Simpson decides to purchase the neighborhood tavern that she’s been working at for years. When Portland’s nefarious werewolf biker pack, The Wolf Brotherhood, threatens to stake their claim on Aiza’s tavern, she vows to defend what’s rightfully hers—no matter the cost.

But Aiza might be biting off more than she can chew. Although she’s a tough wolf who can stand her own, she has no idea what dangers the Wolf Brotherhood have in store for her.

Her maker—and lover—Dwight is the only person she can turn to for help. There’s something about the fire in his touch that makes her troubles melt away; something about his alluring gaze that makes him irresistible, but Aiza isn’t sure that she can fully trust him—he is, after all, a member of the Wolf Brotherhood.

When Dwight conjures up a plan to stage her death and save her from the Brotherhood’s inevitably brutal wrath, Aiza resists at first, but quickly realizes that she’s all out of options.

Can Aiza trust him to protect her territory and save her life? Or is he only using her to further his own ambitions?

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

This is basically just an intro into the characters and storyline.

Aiza is a stubborn bar owner who doesn’t want to pay the brotherhood ‘for protection’. After two brotherhood bodies fall in her and Dwight’s wake she finds out her maker hadn’t been completely honest with her.

Dwight gives off major scumbag warning lights. He’s basically using Aiza as his own personal zombie bride and she doesn’t even know it thanks to the powers he has over her.

For such a short book it surprised me that the continuity is off. She’s naked from the transformation, but then he lifts her skirt, oh and then she’s naked again and discovers her clothes were shredded when she had to turn into a wolf. So how was there a skirt to lift?

There’s not a lot of depth to the characters so it’s difficult to care about any of them, but it’s the start of the series so hopefully it’ll get better.

It leaves off on a cliffhanger as Dwight turns Aiza against her own sister in order to save what’s left of his plans.

Jenn 3 Heart

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