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review 2017-11-15 21:54
Protecting Their Mate: Part One
Protecting Their Mate, Part One: A BBW Shifter Werewolf Romance (The Last Pack) - Mia Thorne

  The Last Pack, Book 1.1

I Picked Up This Book Because: Kindle freebie + I wanted something short to read at work

The Characters:

Ashley Todd:
Blake:
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The Story:

Why the hell don’t I have the rest of this series lined up to read?????

Usually a #WorkRead is something I read while waiting for files to save or download or other such non active work. This one here through? I had to make myself flip the screen or barter with myself “if you post an invoice you can read a page”. Ashley and Blake burn up the page and I’m super intrigued about the dynamic of this pack. How is she going to choose? I cut books out of the budget for the rest of the year but obviously that needs to change.

Writing: Good
Forward Motion: Great
Overall Interest: Glued to the screen
Length of Reading Time: Went by too fast
Re-read-ability: Maybe but probably not

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4 Stars

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review 2017-10-17 00:00
Passionate Yearning: Libra A Zodiac Shifter Romance
Passionate Yearning: Libra A Zodiac Shif... Passionate Yearning: Libra A Zodiac Shifter Romance - Solease M. Barner Book Reviewed: Passionate Yearning: Libra A Zodiac Shifter Romance
Author: Solease M. Barner
Publication Date: 10/15/2017
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars


REVIEW

Jonathon Justice is a top of the food chain paranormal. He is the law keeper and things have gone all kinds of crazy.

He meets a female doctor and is intrigued.
Dr. Raina is not to closed minded and believes in other beings although it never really sunk in until now.

This couple is thrown together by others trying to cause harm. Raina being a doctor and Jonathon being the law should be able to work hand in hand right? Well maybe after...

Oh and let me not forget the younger brother of Jonathon who is their biggest threat or is he?

Quick short story..

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review 2017-10-02 06:58
1 1/2 out of 3 ain't bad?
Primal Need: A Sexy Male/Male Shifter Anthology: Wolf in King's ClothingThe Alpha's ClaimDark Water - Holley Trent,Parker Foye
THREE HEARTS--For a shifter anthology, this didn't deliver as expected. (avg. doesn't include the 2nd story)

Wolf in King's Clothing by Parker Foye - 3.5-3.75 Hearts

They call him "Prince".

A half breed, small assassin that has had the worst life ended up being my favorite of the anthology, go figure?



The unlikely hero who has been shat on, exiled and doesn't speak due to lacking social manners? My toes couldn't stop curling. Set in alternate Victorian period where werewolves are known, "Prince" aka Kent doesn't really know his true name. He's been collared and kept as a witch's assassin as an adult. He's been bartered over and kept like trash, exiled from wolf packs, he has no kind to call his own. His owner tasks him to do one more retrieval and he will have his freedom, Kent agreed before she even finished her sentence. Kent goes to the highlands to rescue an alpha who isn't like any alpha Kent's met.

But he doesn't care for the alpha, Hadrian's peculiar nature, he just needs to make sure he brings Hadrian back in one piece to his master. The road trip back to York is eventful, as the rival pack that kept Hadrian wants him back. The reasons why Hadrian needed to be retrieved are a little murky.

However personable Hadrian who has his own magical secret was a good choice as a foil to Kent's surly silence. The chip is mega wide on Kent's shoulder and Hadrian's steady persistence to at first befriend Kent was fun to read. The camaraderie, bodyguard/ward relationship takes a romantic turn. And it's subtle, which worked one hand and didn't on the other. The romance is pretty subtle, too subtle in the primal need department. Hadrian is alpha? He read like a beta which I can be down with. But when push comes to shove, he didn't claim his mate.

Kent still has to go through trials during this novella. And it endeared me to him. The story has a nice action/suspense twist and the reader gets to slowly learn about Kent's past and why he's so special.

I thought the reason why Kent is badass was cool. I haven't read about his type much in urban fantasy I've read.

The sex? One scene and no penetration for the smutsters keeping score. The story is interesting and evenly paced. I enjoyed the world building, pretty close to Victorian period with magical/paranormal exceptions.

Out of all the stories, this was the one that showed the most promise. If it's ever re-edited and lengthened, I'm there. Definitely would read more from this author!

The Alpha's Claim by Holley Trent - DNF Delight

A lot of anthologies have a stink bomb or two in their arsenal... this is Primal Need's



The writing style leaves a lot to be desired. Telling, shallow and none of the characters have substance. Then the setting bungle. It's supposed to be set in New York but the setting seemed like it was an internet search and find deal.

If a customer stiffs you repeatedly from tips for weeks... you end up in his bed to get the money you earned?

For what I've read, it's definitely stink face inducing.



Shifter fail. Plot fail.

NOPE.

Save yourself the time.

Dark Water by K.L. White - 2.5 Hearts

If you read the anthology, after the reading the previous stink bomb, Dark Water might read as manna from heaven.

Kelpie shifter lead is definitely on the unusual side of go to shifters.




Being as I didn't suffer through that, I read this without fume-weary eyes. This story is from a debut author... and it reads like it's from a new author. Not a bad thing, I love newbie authors. But the story, while more unusual due to the kelpie shifter mythology brought to the table, the execution has some hits and misses.

Benjamin is on the brink. He's a former naval officer in Maryland who leaves the hospital to kill himself. Trigger warning: attempted suicide. He's blind, has no friends or family other than a racist dementia diagnosed father who wouldn't recognize Benjamin on a good day. He best friend Rez was killed in front of him while trying to save his fellow officers. It's one of the last images in Benjamin's mind. He goes to the beloved beach to die.

At that beach, a kelpie marks him for sacrifice. The kelpie turns out to be Rez, Benjamin's best friend thought to have died on that deadly mission. The mark means Benjamin must die but Rez can't do it. And tries to save his friend. This mission of saving Benjamin gets buried under repetition, different threads to a plot that would've be best kept simple and an underwhelming chemistry.

The length could have been longer to tackle the heavy topics such as a veteran battling depression suicidal thoughts, a new permanent disability, PTSD. The items are touched on, but those are weighty topics that deserved more meat.

And to add more issues: sexuality. Benajimn identifies as heterosexual and never had any sexual feelings toward his friend. Being savd, learning his friend is actually alive and hearing his friend kiss another man helps him discover a part of sexuality he's never questioned?




Benjamin loved Rez as a friend, and while they'd kissed and touched, he didn't know if he was seeking comfort in blindness.


I'm leaning toward that camp of questioning Benjamin's motives as Rez seemed like he wasn't attracted then he was, then he kissed another man even tough he shot the persistent guy down. And now he wants to mate for life to Benjamin.

The kelpie population is dying and the men are charged to mate and make new kelpie foals with female kelpies. Another factor that makes me question the entire relationship factor as Rez wants to do his duty but needs to save his friend more.

And when they have sex, it was "I'm not attracted to males" vs. "but I have to sleep with you to save your life". I'm not liking the way the chips are stacked. It read forced and not sexy. Rough sex for an anal virgin? The possessive streak is usually my go to hot factor but I wasn't feeling it in this context. And the suicidal thoughts were still there close to the end.  I get why the need to mate was needed to keep Benjamin alive but I'm not liking the reasons.

And then way everything is neatly tied up? Uh-uh. Right. Sure.

The ideas are good. The execution is questionable. The story would have been better for me both men had an inkling of shared passion prior to meeting, the suicide and killing didn't happen and the plot remained simple.

My rating is for the kelpie folklore mostly and the premise.

The title of this anthology is Primal Need and not one story addressed that factor. So if you're a reader looking for primal shifters, look somewhere else. The good thing about this anthology is the stories are also sold separately. I'd read samples before getting any of the titles.

So, 1 1/2 out of 3?



A copy provided via Netgalley for an honest review.
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review 2017-09-08 03:52
Fun read
Sold to the Shifter - T. S. Ryder

Ryder certainly knows how to pack a punch in a small amount of space. Sold to the Shifter is loaded with action, political intrigue, family betrayal, and some steamy fun. Jamie made me a little crazy at times with her acceptance of things, but she did get better as the story progressed. Some situations are somewhat less believable than others, even for fiction, and the story does have its fair share of angst, but it is a fun, quick read.

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review 2017-09-06 22:04
Book Review For: 'Inking the Wolf: A wolf shifter paranormal romance ' by Steffanie Holmes
Inking the Wolf: A wolf shifter paranormal romance (Wolves of Crookshollow Book 3) - Steffanie Holmes

'Inking the Wolf: A wolf shifter paranormal romance ' by Steffanie Holmes is book Three in the "Wolves of Crookshollow" series. This is the story of Bianca and Robbie. I haven't yet read the other books in this series, so for me this was a standalone book.
Bianca grew up in Crookshollow but when she was sixteen she was kicked out of her home after being found with a girl and parting. Bianca is bisexual and her family in not excepting of it so she makes the best of it. But now her Grandmother, June Sinclair has died about six weeks ago and left her the Victorian House that Bianca has always thought would make a great Art House. But her Grandmothers lawyers point out that to accept or get the house Bianca has to be married.
Robbie is her friend who she met about three months ago. Bianca and Robbie have some things in common with their family life and a few other things that have drawn them close. When Robbie suggest that they marry to fulfill the will that says Bianca has to marry a man to inherit the house. Bianca ends up agreeing and they move forward to do so. But we learn that Robbie knows that Bianca is his mate and that he is in love with her. But Bianca thinks of him as just a close friend but after their kiss she starting to see him in a different light.
Exciting story.
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