Review – Wolf’s Valentine by Rebecca Royce

Wolfs ValentineGenre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Westervelt Wolves, Book 3.5
Bought my copy from All Romance for $2.99 on February 14th, 2013

Blurb
Jana thought she was through with Westervelt. Fleeing for her life thirty years ago, she’s hidden as a human ever since. But a strangely worded Valentine delivered to her desk at work has given her pause.

Malcolm never expected to find his mate working for a crooked company he was sent to investigate in New York City. But there she is. Now, on Valentine’s Day, the two will battle their attraction for each other while taking down a conglomerate built for the sole purpose of destroying the Westervelt Wolves.

Thoughts
Rebecca Royce and her Westervelt Wolves were some of the first paranormal romances I read. I couldn’t get enough. I loved coming back and hearing more about what’s going on. I will definitely be getting back into this series.  I love the world Ms. Royce built with Westervelt. It’s amazing.

Jana has been alone for over 30 years. She’s finally intrigued enough by a human to accept a date, a first for her. Her wolf demanded she would mate with a wolf. Little does she know, Malcolm is not only a wolf (who’s hiding his scent), he’s also her mate.

I loved this brief story and the insight of what’s happening in the Westervelt world. It’s nice to know they are getting closer to beating the boogey man.

Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Slinky


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Review – The Cajun’s Captive by Selena blake

The Cajuns CaptiveGenre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Stormy Weather, Book 1
Downloaded my copy from Amazon for FREE on May 30th, 2013

Blurb
After centuries of solitude the stars are finally aligned just right. The handsome Deveraux brothers of Louisiana are going to meet their match this Hurricane Season.

Sebastian Deveraux is the Alpha of his pack and like all the Deveraux men, he’s sexy as pure sin. He’s waited for decades for just the right woman. For his mate. And ten years ago he’d been sure he’d found her in Amanda St. James. But she’d run from him.

Now she’s back. He’ll do anything to keep her. Even if it means chaining her to his bed.

Thoughts
Werewolves are my favorite heroes in romance novels, followed closely by cowboys. I couldn’t wait to read this book and started it right after I snatched it up. Selena Blake knows how to keep the readers turning the pages. I couldn’t put it down.

The Cajun’s Captive is a short read, that is hot and tells basically the whole story in a little amount of time. I didn’t see anything that was missing. With most novellas, I feel as if I missed some of the story, not so here. I got the back story and the current story all in one. This book drew me in and made me pace wanting to grab book two. I definitely will be.

Rating: 5 stars
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Review – Blood Oath by Charity Santiago

Blood OathGenre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Rapid City Wolves Series, Book 2
Borrowed my copy using Amazon Prime on May 28th, 2013

Blurb
Eve has claimed leadership of the Rapid City wolves, but her insistence on maintaining a platonic relationship with her beta werewolf, Max, has caused friction within the pack. Centuries-old tradition mandates that Eve and Max must be mates as well as co-leaders, but Eve’s heart and soul belong only to Jericho, the vampire that Max has sworn a blood oath to kill.

To make matters worse, Jericho has all but disappeared, and the only indication of any vampire’s presence in Rapid City is a sudden rash of brutal murders. Eve knows that claiming Max as her beta wounded Jericho deeply, but surely her decision wouldn’t drive her soulmate to start killing again…would it?

Thoughts
I read the first book and immediately had to go grab the second. And damn it, the third one isn’t out yet. Uhhhh! I love this series. I totally connected with Eve. I don’t understand how Jericho stays away from her for so long, but he definitely comes around when she needs him the most.

There is so much I want to say, but I don’t want to spoil the book for you and what I REALLY want to talk about would be a HUGE spoiler. Let’s just say there are twists and turns in this book that I didn’t see coming. I completely agree with Eve, even though at the beginning I didn’t see how she was upset over something that happened over a 100 years ago, I totally got it at the end.

Rating: 5 stars
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Review – Blood Lust by Charity Santiago

Blood LustGenre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Rapid City Wolves Series, Book 1
Bought my copy from Amazon for $3.99 on May 28th, 2013

Blurb
Eve came to Rapid City to escape her parents’ messy divorce, but what she finds in South Dakota exceeds her wildest dreams- and nightmares. After Eve is attacked by a wolf outside her grandmother’s house, she stumbles into a new and frightening existence as an alpha werewolf. Fated to lead the pack and obligated to choose a beta to lead beside her, Eve still cannot bring herself to forget Jericho, the mysterious vampire who saved her life. Will the wolves force Eve to choose between her destiny and her soulmate?

Thoughts
I really got into this book. I could totally relate to Eve’s plight. She was just trying to help out her grandma, when her whole life changes. Then, she soul bonds to her mortal enemy. That is so what would happen to me. I mean yes, she’s lucky she found her soul mate at 18, but really, how lucky is it that he’s a vampire when they are werewolves worst enemies, especially after she just gets turned into a werewolf.

I wanted to like Max and did at first, but he seems kind of manipulative now. I am buying the second book and reading it now. Look for its review tomorrow. Blood Lust definitely drew me in. I loved it and couldn’t stop reading.

Rating: 5 stars
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Review – Willing Sacrifice: A Paranormal Werewolf Fantasy by Cree Walker

Willing SacrificeGenre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Sugar and Spice Series, Book 2
Bought my copy from Amazon for $4.99 on May 29th, 2013

Blurb
Sugar is the widowed wife of Alpha werewolf Jack Coon. Werewolves mate for life, and normally when a mate dies the other is soon to follow, but Sugar won’t and Jack’s ghost isn’t giving up yet. He wants what every werewolf wants…a forever mate, and if Sugar won’t die naturally he’s willing to force the situation.

In this story Sugar makes several willing sacrifices for her freedom and that of her Pack – some of which that will haunt her forever, and one that puts her in debt to a Reaper.

Thoughts
I read the first book in this series, Whisper on a Scream (review here) and loved it.  I couldn’t wait to read the second book. Sugar is one strong as steel woman. I don’t know how she lives through everything she has. Then all the shit that hits her in this book, well let’s just say she is amazing.

I couldn’t decide if I liked Robert or not. He seemed like an ass for most of the book. In the end, Sugar finally gets some happiness and is finally loved the way she should be. I can’t imagine living with the secret of the price she bargained with the Reaper for. OMG. There has to be a third book. PLEASE CREE, I need MORE!

I cried, like literally bawled throughout most of this book. It’s a very emotional read. I’ve never cried like that while reading a book. When a book can bring out my emotions that strongly, to me it’s a very well written book that drew me into the characters so closely that I could literally feel their pain. I loved it.

Rating: 5 stars
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Testing Fate by Belinda Boring

Testing FateGenre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Mystic Wolves Series, Book 3
Purchased my copy from Amazon for $2.99 on May 28th, 2013

Blurb
Nothing burns as bright as the flames of the refiner’s fire.

Moments after hearing the Council sentence her enemy to life imprisonment for attempted murder and illegal use of magic, Darcy is whisked away by the Fates—accused of tampering with destiny. The cherished dream she shared with Mason has been called into question, placing doubt about whether they are actually true mates. To resolve it, a price must be paid—the Heart or Death—a grueling series of tests designed to reveal a person’s worth.

The stakes are high and Darcy finds herself facing the unknown in conditions that leave her more vulnerable than she’s ever been. Separated from Mason and her Pack, with Devlin as her only companion, she is pushed to her very limits. She must succeed—or lose everything.

Will she crumble under the pressure or emerge stronger for testing fate?

Thoughts
I have read and loved all of the Mystic Wolves series. I was waiting on this book when I found out – it was already released. I was so excited I bought it immediately and started reading it. It hooked me right back into this story. I love Mason and Darcy. They’ve been put through the ringer and it just doesn’t quit. Ms. Boring has been killing me (and not so softly) with the cliffhanger endings in the first two books of the series. There’s another one here, but it’s not as bad. I can live with this one.

Devlin is my favorite secondary character. I can’t wait until he finds his love. He deserves it so much. I have a feeling he already has and just doesn’t see himself as good enough for whoever it is. I can’t wait to find out if I’m right. I love him.

Rating: 5 stars
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Review – Running Mate by Jaci Burton

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Devlin Dynasty Series, Book 1
Downloaded my copy from Amazon for FREE on May 28th, 2013

Running MateBlurb
The first story in the Devlin Dynasty series

Senator Jason Devlin is a man with a secret. A big one that could ruin his political career and his family. He guards his secret closely, allowing no outsiders to penetrate his intimate circle.
Kelsey Harper is a reporter itching for an interview with the elusive senator. When a case of mistaken identity lands her in his bed, she gets much more than an interview.

As their passions rise, Jason must choose between keeping his secret and the woman who speaks to his heart.

Thoughts
I love Jaci Burton. Her sports romance novels are some of my favorite. When I noticed this was a free download from Amazon, I snatched it up. I am so glad I did. I really liked it. There was a lot of chemistry between the two. I love the fact that the last two people who should be together, are true mates. I can’t wait to read more from the Devlin Dynasty Series.

Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Slinky


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