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Review of Correlation of Fate (The Outlier Prophecies #6) by Tina Gower

“I’m yours. I’ll say it over and over until you believe it.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 305 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

The accidental death case of a woman hanging upside-down is the last thing Kate Hale wants on her plate. Too close to the tampered cases she’s had to deal with from the fall out of the anti-fate groups of New Karma and Wyrd. Too risky with her ex, Kyle Dillingham, at her heels. And is her partner Ian Becker ready for the challenge? Or is it Kate that’s unable to accept her own unpredictable future?

But when the case reveals more questions that connect it to her real target, finding out what happened to the elusive Michelle Kitman, Kate can’t resist cracking it open and coming clean to her pack. Even if it means she’s playing right into her enemy’s plan and fulfilling the Outlier Prophecy.

Jennifer’s Review:

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

With a pack baby on the way things are getting more domesticated around the house. It also means there’s more trouble brewing on the horizon. Lucky for Kate Hale and Ian Becker that they’ve developed more connections along the way than they realize and it’s through those  connections that everything will come to an end.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Kate and Ian’s story and although there are more stories to come this pretty much brought everything mystery to conclusion. The only issue I have is that the suspense didn’t build as well as I’d have hoped, but the bad guy finally gets caught and the house is officially a pack house with everyone settling into their rightful roles.

There will be a full length standalone Kate and Becker mystery in the future along with Ali Hale’s story. So if you don’t want the series to end there will be more coming don’t worry.

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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 Big Bad Becker (The Outlier Prophecy #1.5) by Tina Gower

Big Bad Becker

A Behind the Scenes Look at a Werewolf

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 127 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

Ian Becker adjusts to pack life after his co-worker, Kate Hale, makes a generous offer. He’s determined to prevent negative consequences for her, except in his line of work that might be an impossible promise.

This is a 40,000 word novella in The Outlier Prophecies world. This story can be read out of order from the main series. Big Bad Becker takes place between book one, Romancing the Null, and book two, Conditional Probability of Attraction.

Books in The Outlier Prophecies Series:
Romancing the Null (book one)
Conditional Probability of Attraction (book two)
The Werewolf Coefficient (book three)
Standard Deviation of Death (book four)
Shifter Variance (book five ~ fall 2016)

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

If you enjoyed Romancing the Null and Conditional Probability of Attraction then you’ll enjoy seeing how things are from Becker’s POV. I do suggest reading this after book one, otherwise if you read it later then it seems more like a flashback. An ‘oh yeah, I remember that’ will more than likely cross your mind like it did mine.

You don’t really learn any more about the storyline, but you do find out why Becker acts the way he does sometimes and why he attempts to put distance between him and Kate…even though that part never seems to work out as he plans.

Big Bad Becker is a nice addition to the series and it answers a lot of questions about him. Now I’m ready for book five, Shifter Variance.

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Standard Deviation of Death (The Outlier Prophecies #4) by Tina Gower

Standard Deviation of Death

A Werewolf Turning Point

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 256 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

As a fateless, Kate Hale shouldn’t receive any predictions. Let alone of her own death. The death notice may be fake, and a set up from the group determined to alter fate to their design, but the threat is real. Wyrd wants her eliminated.

Her romantic relationship with Accidental Death liaison, Ian Becker, presents a new challenge: how to calm a werewolf obsessed with keeping her safe.

When Michelle Kitman—math genius hero and the inspiration for Kate’s entire career—offers to work a case with her, Kate convinces Ian that it will benefit the investigation into her own death. But can he keep her safe if Michelle’s case thrusts Kate directly in Wyrd’s path?

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

At the end of book three Becker and Kate decided to try an actual relationship, not just the pack thing. The transition is a little awkward for them at times, and Becker – with all his protectiveness – will not make things any easier, but as always they’ll find a way to make things work.

“The door bangs open. Aaaannnndd cue a sweaty protective werewolf.”

This is book four in the Outlier Prophecies series and let me just kind of update you on what’s happening by answering the questions we all want to know (and no I won’t give away specific details, you’ll have to read to discover those)…

Is this the final book? No, it is not. Do they get a little bit closer to finding the bad guys behind everything? Yes, they do, but holy cow when Kate finds out who the leak is her world will come tumbling down. Does Becker have a sister? Those DNA results have not been disclosed as of yet. As a matter of fact, the topic is barely touched upon. Do Becker and Kate finally have sex? I’ve seriously been waiting for this to happen for the last three books. I mean the sexual tension between them has been insane and let me tell you that if you’re waiting for some amazing thing to happen, like I was, you’ll be disappointed. **P.S. After writing my review I was informed there is a deleted scene available. So if you like fade to black then good, but if you want the steamy details check the back of the book or ask the author for it!**

There is a cliffhanger ending, more so than the previous books. There will be an altered prediction that will affect everything and goodness gracious I cannot wait for the next book to see what happens.

My Favorite Moment: Now that they’re dating Kate wants to call Becker by his first name, Ian, but every time she does he reacts a little weirded out by it.

“I’m, uh, fine with Becker?”

“Professionally or personally?”

“Uh…both?”

I cross my arms, press back into my seat. If I wanted confirmation that he’s pulling away I just got it. “So you’re fine with me screaming out ‘Becker, oh gods, Becker’ in bed?”

“I’m – wait, what?”

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of The Werewolf Coefficient (Outlier Prophecies #3) by Tina Gower

The Werewolf Coefficient

A Head Spinner

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 288 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Kate Hale thought she had her life in order. She’d made an arrangement with Ian Becker as his stand-in pack mate. Strictly professional. No after dark meetings. No more crawling through her window. No late night snuggle sessions. She even delivers a high probability death prediction on short notice.

But Kate’s wrong… about everything.

A case that should have been open and shut has more questions than answers. The woman Kate predicted doesn’t die at her destined time, and someone else dies in her place. Now Kate and Becker must figure out what went wrong before the fates ripple back in revenge

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

This is the continuation of Kate and Becker’s story. It begins only a few weeks after where book two ended.

Kate just cannot let go of a case when she’s not one hundred percent convinced. She likes to dig and get the answers no one else wants to know. Lucky for her she has a cousin who’s a witch and a liaison who’s an officer. They’re both always willing to help as much as they can.

“I need the kind of comfort only MSGs and trans fats can give me.”

Becker is having a little werewolf issue, but the only way he can explain it to Kate is to tell her about a book. He’s quirky like that. He’s also still the ever dominant alpha male who likes to be over diligent in Kate’s protection.

First of all I have to say I really enjoyed Romancing the Null and Conditional Probability of Attraction and couldn’t wait to read The Werewolf Coefficient, but it wasn’t all I hoped it would be. With the first two being so captivating the third threw me for a loop. It left me feeling a little confused and with more questions than answers. There were too many loose ends left open and nothing felt solved. Maybe there will be more answers in book four.

My Favorite Moment: It was nice to see Becker lose control and even nicer to see Kate jump in and take care of him no matter how she was feeling about the situation.

“She carries the goodie basket into my room and sets it on the bed with a little note. EAT ME is on a homemade protein bar she sets near his fingers. DRINK ME on a canteen of water she’s mixed with electrolytes. She scatters a few other snacks like rose petals on the sheets. It’s like a fucked up Alice in Wonderland scene.”

Jenn 3 Heart

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Review of Conditional Probability of Attraction (Outlier Prophecy #2) by Tina Gower

Conditional Probability of Attraction

Twists, Turns, and Sleepy Nibbles

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 179 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

The course of true love doesn’t run smoothly when your predicted soul mate is already dead.

Kate Hale isn’t excited to end her first month as an investigative actuary in Accidental Death Predications on probation. So, when her boss farms her out as a consultant to a private Love Predictions company to “give her a break,” Kate fears that her days at her dream job are numbered.

But the new case offers an interesting puzzle. Hundreds of customers hoping for the names of their true loves have been mistakenly paired with the recently deceased. It’s Kate’s chance to prove she can solve the unsolvable, but her client is more interested in preventing the problem from reoccurring than uncovering the mystery.

At least her new case doesn’t require Ian Becker’s assistance. She’s not interested in his type of rogue investigative work and the trouble it brings. When he’s not breaking and entering or ignoring procedure, he insists on discussing their unresolved private matter after she volunteered to be his temporary pack mate.

Except Becker manages to bring the trouble right to her doorstep anyway.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Kate is a good person, which is how she ends up becoming Ian’s temporary pack mate. But when you sleep that closely to someone, it’s not only his behavior that will be affected. It’s interesting to watch how her character develops throughout the story and how much she tries to control her own situations and emotions.

I don’t think Ian fully knows what he feels. He needs Kate, but he isn’t sure how she feels or how he should handle certain situations that arise due to their closeness, which kind of turn him into a brooding control freak.

It’s like two people fighting against fate. Neither wants to admit what’s happening between them or how they’re feeling, they both chock everything up to werewolf traits.

“You need to move in with me.” He blinks, his face free of any expression.

“Wow. It’s like you hit me with an anvil with that demand.” I snatch a few napkins.

“It’s not a demand. It’s a request. For your safety.”

“You mean for your sanity. Becker, this is madness. You said you were going to get more protective because of the…thing we do. This guy isn’t after me.”

Kate and Ian’s story is in the backdrop of their investigations. She’s trying to figure out why people are getting matched up to dead people on a find your soulmate site and he’s still following into all the crazy people who believe in the Outlier Prophecies.

Conditional Probability of Attraction is an interesting and suspenseful read. It pulled me in just as easily as the first book, Romancing the Null. There’s never a dull moment when it comes to Ian and Kate.

My Favorite Moment: I really enjoyed Lipski in this book. I like the demographics of his character, the way he can change his voice so his werewolf partner can’t hear what he’s saying, and the way he rambles as if he knows things that others do not.

“If he looks over here and sees us arm and arm, he’ll rip me to pieces. You do not mess with a werewolf’s mate.” There’s a long pause. “Or his pack.”

Hum…hum…hum… I cannot wait to read book three and see if Lipski knows a little more than the rest of us.

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Romancing the Null (The Outlier Prophecy #1) by Tina Gower

Romancing the Null

Predictions Do Not Always Equal Fate

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 221 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

There are three kinds of lies. Lies the fates spin as half truths. Lies of destined love. And statistics.

As a fateless, Kate Hale is immune to the first two, but the third kind of lie is her profession. After spending years as an actuary for the Traffic Department, Kate is promoted to Accidental Death Predictions. It’s all she’s worked toward, and her career is finally on track. But when an oracle delivers an impossible death prediction and insists on her help to solve the case, she might lose any chance of impressing the brass.

Her only hope comes in the form of the police liaison assigned to her department, latent werewolf Ian Becker. Becker can grant her the clearance to find answers, but he’s a wild card with a shady past who doesn’t play well with others.

Every prediction has a loophole, but if Kate can’t solve the case before the crime is fated to occur she won’t just lose her job-she’ll have the blood of an oracle on her hands.

Romancing the Null is the first book in an exciting new urban fantasy romance series. Fans of Mercy Thompson or The Dresden Files will likely enjoy this series.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Kate is Accidental Death Predictions and when an Oracle shows up at her office door after hours at the cusp of the weekend she’s the only one there who can help him and she’ll do it, even if she doesn’t want to.

Ian isn’t the Detective Kate assumed she’d be getting, he’s only a police liaison who doesn’t have the clearance levels they need to solve this case, but that won’t stop him from jumping right in and doing whatever is needed to get the job done.

Kate’s strictly by the book, or at least tries to be. Ian is all about getting results no matter the red tape. Together they clash, but it only adds to the sparks between them.

“This pack snuggle thing isn’t sexual, right?”

Romancing the Null definitely has a few twists and turns. Just when you think something is leaning toward good, something else comes along and twists it around. There are no dull moments; every page is filled with predictions, obstacles, silenced emotions, and carefully thought out – if not occasionally reckless – actions. Holy hell the sexual tension between Kate and Ian is so thick I think everyone can see it but them and even he has to smell something, I mean he is part werewolf after all. Hopefully they’ll figure out exactly what’s happening between them in book two…fingers crossed.

My Favorite Moments: I like how Kate always second guesses her emotions and reactions when it comes to Ian Becker. Her thought processes even sometimes turn into a bumbling mess.

“The door taps shut behind us. There’s a moment of oh-my-gods-alone-with-a-werewolf tingle that zings in every nerve ending. Or at least I think it’s a predator verses prey thing, I won’t allow my thoughts to veer into inappropriate territory. Do not pass go or throw yourself on Becker’s bed. Sex-without-benefits. His muscles flex-maybe there are some benefits.”

Jenn 4 Heart

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