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 – 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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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
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Review – Wolf’s Touch by Ambrielle Kirk

Wolfs TouchGenre: Paranormal  Romance
Series: Caedmon Wolves, book 2
Bought my box set of the first three books from Amazon for $0.99 on May 23rd, 2013

Blurb
Jayson Truman is captivated by his boss’s daughter. He finds himself fantasizing about the many ways he’d like to have his way with Arianna Klein. Despite Mr. Klein’s strong connections to the Caedmon community, he and Jayson have never seen eye to eye on any matter. Lusting after his daughter only adds fuel to the flames. Their long-standing business relationship begins to unravel. Secrets are exposed, and loyalty is tested. Jayson is warned to stay away from Arianna…

Cutting family ties seems like Arianna’s only recourse to regaining control of her life. Yet, steering clear of her father is easier said than done, especially when she holds the key to his business’s success…or failure. And as if her life weren’t dictated enough by men with oversized egos, add Jayson to the equation and his many attempts to lay claim to her. If he thinks she’s going to swoon at his feet like a sex crazed maniac, he’s got another thing coming. But Arianna is not the only one with a key. Jayson may very well be the pawn she needs to get her out of the mess that her father has built.

Jayson will put his life on the line for Arianna, but will he gain her love and acceptance in return?

Thoughts
Wolf’s Touch was just as good as Wolf’s Promise. I really got into it and loved how Jayson was willing to fight for Arianna. There were two things that continually annoyed me. 1) Why wouldn’t she claim him as her mate? I don’t get it. Sure she wanted to be her own person, but seriously to make him suffer for ten years? She’s lucky he still wanted her. 2) What the HELL. There is no way I would see my mate being serviced by 3 females and just accept it. NO WAY!

There were a couple of typo/grammatical errors, nothing too bad. I liked that each story had its own plot and didn’t follow the same story line as the previous books, but still fed into each book. I will be reading the next book soon.

Rating: 4 stars
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Review – Wolf’s Promise by Ambrielle Kirk

Wolfs PromiseGenre: Paranormal  Romance
Series: Caedmon Wolves, book 2
Bought my box set of the first three books from Amazon for $0.99 on May 23rd, 2013

Blurb
Selene is thrust into the aftermath of Caedmon pack rivalry when determination to help a friend leads her to the foothills of the Virginia mountains. She doesn’t anticipate that her generosity would earn her a place behind bars and at the mercy of man who saves her from a sentence worse than death. Soon she discovers that Nick is far from ordinary. Under the façade of his commitment to protect her from evil hides a secret that shatters her faith in him.

Nick knew his life would be forever changed when Devin, the new Caedmon leader, honors him with the title of Second-in-Command. With this responsibility, he’s introduced to a web of pack politics and threats. Darius, the banished wolf who lost the most coveted title within the pack, turns out to be a sore loser, and he demands either complete dominance or total destruction. Someone must stop him before he tears down the unity that has held the pack together for decades.

In the midst of it all, he meets a tempting brazen beauty. Selene is not just any woman, and the wolf inside reminds Nick of this fact every time she’s in his presence. She awakens raging passion within him, and he desires her like no other. Nick’s past misfortunes has taught him many things. For one…never trust a woman with his heart.

True love awaits in the path of danger, but will Selene and Nick let the chaos destroy their bond?

Thoughts
This book, Wolf’s Promise was much better than Wolf’s Haven. I loved it. There were some intense moments that weren’t there in the first book. You didn’t know what was going to happen from one instance to the next.  Nick was the perfect Alpha male. I can’t wait to read the last book in the three book set that I bought.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Slinky


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