Bearing his name, Big Alpha in Town, Contemporary Romance, Eve Langlais, Fly Girl Book Review, Kate Baxter, Milly Taiden, No Need Fur Love, Novella, OWned by the Lion, Release Day, review, Shapeshifter, St. Martins Press
Three hot stories about three sexy shifters from a trio of today’s hottest paranormal romance authors, headlined by bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden with Kate Baxter!
Bearing His Name by Eve Langlais
Meeting his mate should have been cause for celebration. There’s just one teeny tiny problem. Jade thinks Ark might have impregnated her sister. He didn’t, but convincing Jade is going to take a bit of honey.
Owned by the Lion by Milly Taiden
Keir’s been told to stop playing the field and settle down—difficult advice for a hard and hot man with a lion’s heart to follow. But his sights have always been set on Ally. She’s his mate, plain and simple. With her sweet and delicious curves, she’s nothing but sugar and trouble all rolled into one. But he’s known her and sparred with her for years. She’s his best friend’s little sister, and it’s going to take a whole new level of convincing that he’s the mate for her.
No Need Fur Love by Kate Baxter
Moving with his pack to the tiny town of Stanley, Idaho has Owen Courtney a little on edge. With literally no women in sight, Owen will be lucky to find a date, let alone his true mate. But you know the saying about a werewolf walking into a bar…
Gorgeous wood nymph Mia Oliver is on a mission: Find a suitable male to get her good ‘n pregnant and provide her with an heir. But when Mia decides to pick up a gorgeous and oh-so willing werewolf at the bar, she realizes she might be in over her head. …
Fly Girl’s Review:
Ok, I got to say this is only like the 2nd anthology I’ve read all the way through and I am really glad I did. I’m not sure why Kate Baxter doesn’t get more intro in the description on the sale sites and in the promo material. She is really very good. In fact, I loved her story the most in this one. I know, you are all saying, “But you love Eve’s work.” That is true, but in this case I think Kate is my number one. I’ll get into the break down in at the end of the review.
Bearing His Name by Eve Langlais: This was a good story. For a novella it was well thought out and the ending wasn’t too rushed. I love the Paddington Bear vibe she gives Ark, but then makes him fierce like a grizzly. I’m not sure about the train trip across the US, but it is fiction in a Shapeshifter world, so I’ll let that one go. I did feel there wasn’t a great deal of resolution emotionally with the facts about Jade’s pregnancy. I think this is why this isn’t my number one pick of the three stories. It will be great to read some other stories about Ark’s gang.
Owned by the Lion by Milly Taiden: This one had a good story line. I love how it takes her awhile to figure out Keir has mated to Ally. I also like how she portrays him from both a bastard to a really nice guy as Ally starts to figure him out. The one part I don’t get is how he always is at the apartment at just the right time and I also think there are a lot of details missing about the back story between Keir and her brother the blurb makes it out that the brother is going to be pissed, but that never materializes. I think it might have been better if they left out that in the blurb. Finally, I love the mother in this one.
No Need Fur Love by Kate Baxter: This was by far the best one in the bunch. It had so much tension in it that you just wanted to keep reading. Also, it didn’t feel like the ending was rushed, almost as if she knew the ending and worked backwards to write the story. It was totally believable in the Shapeshifter world too. I loved the dynamics of a Werewolf and a Wood Nymph. That was great. And she made them so cute together. When Owen was in his wolf form, I just wanted to hug him. I’d love to see a full length novel about someone else in Mia’s band that also shows how she and Owen rule together. Anyway, I loved this one.
Wrap up: So, obliviously, I loved Kate Baxter’s story the most for the reasons in paragraph one. I loved Eve’s story the next best because I loved Ark’s personality and the fact he was willing to protect his mate’s family so much he would have gone to war. I just feel there was a few details rushed through. Finally, I feel Milly Taiden’s story should have had less details to flesh out, or should have been a full length novel rather than a novella. It seemed rushed at the end. So for all those reasons I’m giving No Need Fur Love 5 of 5 Propellers, but the anthology a 4 of 5 Propellers. Happy Reading!!!
Fly Girl’s Rating: 4 of 5 Propellers
Connect with Eve Langlais:
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Eve Langlais is a Canadian author who loves to write hot romance. She likes to blame her twisted imagination for her sarcastic sense of humor which tends to heavily influence her stories. She enjoys writing about strong alpha males, that need the right woman to temper their wild side–and unleash the lover. She loves to write, and while she might not always know what her mind is going to come up with next, she does promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because she believes in a happily ever after.
Connect with Milly Taiden:
Hi! I’m Milly Taiden. I love to write sexy stories featuring fun, sassy heroines with curves and growly alpha males with fur. My books are a great way to satisfy your craving for paranormal romance with action, humor, suspense and happily ever afters.
I live in Florida with my hubby, our boys, and our fur children Speedy, Stormy, and our newest baby, Teddy. Yes, I am aware I’m bossy, and I am seriously addicted to iced caramel lattes.
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Connect with Kate Baxter:
Kate Baxter is a die-hard romantic with a thing for Shakespeare. She lives in the great northwest where she hides away to write about all things fanged, furry, and undead.