Dragon’s Breath by Stephani Hecht


Dragon’s Breath by Stephani Hecht
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (70 pages)
Other: M/M, Anal Sex
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Mistletoe

Sometimes, to save another, you have to look at your own weaknesses first.

Ever since Nicholas saw the small Dragon in chains in the scrying bowl, he knew that he had to save him. For some reason Nicholas is drawn to the other man and he won’t rest until he knows he’s safe.

Tommy has been a captive from the day he was born. When he is rescued by Nicholas he feels an instant connection to him. But Tommy is afraid to let his guard down and let anybody get close to him.

Can Tommy overcome his abusive past? Or will it doom him and Nicholas from finding love?

Dragons and magic, a hero who saves the day and it is all wrapped up with love. There is not much more you could want from this story. Nicholas is on a mission to save the dragon that he has seen while scrying. Tommy has lived his life as a slave and knows nothing about living free let alone mating. When Nicholas and his brothers come to save Tommy, he does not know what to expect. He longs for a life full of happiness and love, but he has no idea what he can do or expect. Can he learn to trust when he never had a reason to do so before?

Nicholas and Tommy’s story grabs your attention right from the start. I loved seeing the camaraderie between the men and how they work together. The men tease and support one another treating each other as equals and are ready to accept Tommy into the fold. Nicholas tries hard to let Tommy grow and go at his own pace but they both know that their attraction will soon bring them closer to love.

Tommy has lived a hard life and tries to be all that he can when he gets the chance. Showing his independence and growth while learning to deal with his emotions and attraction to Nicholas. It was nice to watch these two men find a way to work together towards their happy ever after. Their emotions shine through in everything that they do, and we can see the bond that they share growing deeper the more that they are together.

This is a fast-paced quick read that grabs your attention right from the start and keeps you turning the pages all the way to the end and even then, it has you wondering what will happen next in this world.

Gina’s Fantasy by Cooper McKenzie


Gina’s Fantasy by Cooper McKenzie
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (41 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Mistletoe

When Flynn finds Gina’s digital recorder in his pocket, the last thing he expected was for it to rock his clearly defined world. The fantasy Gina has recorded for his pleasure shows that she needs more than the late night phone calls and occasional visits for sex that his busy, busy life allows him to give her.

By sharing her deepest, darkest fantasy with the man she loves, Gina is certain she will lose Flynn. Will her need for him to let her out of the box he has her in marked “Sex and Stories” have him running for the hills without a backward glance?

Will Flynn be able to fulfill Gina’s fantasy? Or will Gina give up on her dreams and walk away from a relationship she has invested so much in?

Gina and Flynn have had a relationship of sorts for some time now. When Flynn asks Gina to share her fantasy with him what he hears takes him by surprise. Gina has never let on about her true feelings about the way their relationship is. What she records for Flynn is a wakeup call. Will he be man enough to make the next move or will what she reveals push him away? Gina has taken a chance and put her heart on the line. Hoping that Flynn will be there to catch her and not run away.

Gina and Flynn’s adventure is a sweet story that will pull on your heartstrings. Flynn is a good man but fails to see the obvious way their relationship is and where it is heading. Gina longs for something and only he can give it. When Flynn tries to step up and do what he thinks is right things take a turn for the worse, but he does not let that stop him from showing Gina just how much she means to him. I really enjoyed watching these two find a way to a happy ending. Flynn shows what a strong and loving man he is with all that he tries to do for Gina. There is no denying the heat and sexual attraction that these two have but the love that these two have for each other is the biggest and best part of their relationship. Emotions are very strong throughout their story and it was nice to see Flynn fight so hard to give Gina her fantasy.

Virgin Lovers by Sam Crescent


Virgin Lovers by Sam Crescent
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (67 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fern

When Kelly wakes up in a forest with no recollection of how she got there, she knows she’s been picked by the pack elders to be mated. What she can’t believe is that they’ve assigned her a guy she can’t stand. Drake. The one guy who has spent his whole life making her feel like crap is there alone with her.

Drake has done everything to push Kelly away, and it was the biggest mistake of his life. He realizes that now, and this time alone means something to him. He has a chance to start over, to prove to Kelly that he’s the guy for her. Drake has a secret: the only person he’s ever wanted is Kelly. He’s a virgin—and so is she.

One year together. Alone, destined to be mates. The clock is ticking as these two virgins become lovers, but can they be more? Is there more than a physical connection between them? Or is that all they can ever have?

Kelly hated the mating call, hated the fact two unwilling and unknowing pack members would be sent off for a year without any consent and forced to become a mated pair. When Kelly found herself waking up in exactly that predicament, she can’t believe she’s been forced to mate with Drake – the one man whom she hates above all others. Can they both wait out the year without killing each other?

This is an interesting and complicated book. The plot is fairly simple – Drake and Kelly have known each other their whole lives and resisted one another because all the grown-ups say they’re “destined”. What I really enjoyed though was unraveling the far more complicated aspects of Kelly and Drake’s feelings to each other. While they both privately feel the pull of the other they’re both – for their own reasons – determined not to just fall into line. The problem is, they’ve both resisted the other so strenuously and for so long that they’ve both mostly convinced themselves they really don’t like each other and have squashed their feelings of attraction. It isn’t a quick – or easy – thing to undo year upon year’s worth of snide comments and acting mean.

This aspect of the plot really intrigued me as it’s not one I’ve come across before and I didn’t think it would be a straight-forward matter for the author to make Kelly and Drake’s about-face seem realistic and understandable. While I’m not sure that I ever truly got on board with the whole “kidnapping and isolating two unknowing people and forcing them to be bound together for a year” thing, I did come around to Kelly and Drake being a couple and falling in love with each other. I was supremely glad they didn’t simply have a huge argument then fall right into bed together – that would have been incredibly disappointing and unrealistic. They took their time, hashed out a lot of their issues and past pain and slowly came together. This helped really sell me on the about-face they both made on each other. With all the time in the world and nothing else to distract them I could appreciate and really see how their opinions changed.

Apart from a few small bumps in the plot – I really couldn’t get over how barbaric the kidnap-and-isolate thing was, nor how two grown adults with working cell phones would just roll over and accept it! – the story itself was a well paced and fairly fresh story. I liked both Kelly and Drake’s characters and felt their relationship developed at an understandable pace. The sex between them was hot and descriptive and the epilogue rounded out the story well and gave it a definite “Happy Ever After” ending.

I found this to be a good, interesting read.

Conquer by Angelique Voisen


Conquer by Angelique Voisen
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (72 pages)
Other: M/M
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Mistletoe

Most people fear the dark. Some embrace it. Blackened windows, a 400-square feet self-made prison, and a loyal Welsh corgi—that’s the extent of former soldier Matthew Ash’s world. Matt’s tasted hell’s battlefield. He wears the scars on his skin and soul to prove it. Matt’s agoraphobia keeps his demons out and that’s all that matters.

Burnt-out MMA fighter Will Grove is having the worst year of his life. His boyfriend just broke up with him and he lost the fight of the decade. Will moves into a new town, seeking a fresh start. Everyone tells him to watch out for the crazy recluse, but Will makes his own rules. One glimpse is all Will needs to recognize a man whose mind is fucked-up as his own.

Matt’s certain Will’s going to run. Will’s out to prove this is one fight he’s not going to lose.

When Will moves to a new town to lick his wounds and quietly work his way back to fighting again he never imagined he would find a man he wants to fight for and be with more than he wants to be in the ring. All he knows is that the man in the next apartment never leaves his home, even to the point of having his groceries delivered. Will is intrigued by this but what he finds is not a crazy man but a wounded soul in need of help. Help that Will can and is more than willing to give but will Matthew accept that help?

Matthew and Will’s story is an intriguing read. Matthew has come back from the military a broken man. He hides away in his apartment with only his dog for company. He longs to be free, but his pain and fears will not let him. When Will moves in next door to him his world is turned upside down. Will brings Matthew back into the world. Their attraction is strong and the more time they spend together the more Matthew wants. It was nice to see Matthew begin to break out of his shell and try to work towards overcoming his fears. Will is a good man and he fights hard for those that he loves, and he sees Matthew as worth fighting for. Will must make a hard choice and figure out just what he wants from life. I enjoyed seeing Will overcome his own problems as he fights for Matthew. Will has learned the hard way who he can trust and who truly cares about him. Now he must prove to Matthew that he can be trusted, and he will not only win in the ring but in the heart as well.

Matthew and Will’s adventure is a roller coaster ride full of emotions. It was nice to see the two men find what they need in each other. The unusualness of their situation had me engaged in their story from the start and kept me engaged all the way to the end.

Her Knight In Shining Stone by Tamsin Baker


Her Knight In Shining Stone by Tamsin Baker
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (48 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Fern

As a Gargoyle shifter of New York City, Roman and his four brothers sit on top of the city library all day in their stone form, watching and waiting. On sun down they come alive and that is when Roman feels the tug towards his Beloved—the woman who he will be united to.

Christiana is a waitress in a dead end life. One night a man with silver eyes and the most incredible aura, walks into her restaurant and changes her life. She is thrown into a world with paranormal creatures she doesn’t understand, and a bond that is impossible to break.

When the rogues come to destroy Roman and his brothers while defenseless and sleeping, will Christiana reach inside herself to protect the man she’s come to love?

Roman and his gargoyle shifter brothers perch on the public library in New York City. As the oldest, Roman is the one most in danger of going literally insane – having been unmated for far too long. Yet finally he senses the woman who can mate with him. Christiana can’t believe she’s about to leave her abusive boyfriend for this near-stranger, but there’s something about him that just calls to her and she just can’t deny the attraction that sizzles between them. Will she regret her decision?

I have to be honest, this is the first gargoyle shifter story I’ve ever read. Much like dragon-shifter stories, up until now I have preferred to keep some of my paranormal creatures as myth and not jump on the bandwagon to read ever-more-obscure shifter stories. I was curious about the blurb to this story though – and have to be honest the thought of there being gargoyle shifters on the NY public library was just a story I couldn’t walk past. And in a number of ways I found this an incredibly satisfying story to read. I found a lot of the “my beloved, my mate” aspect to this world actually very reminiscent of vampire stories. I also enjoyed the small snippets of gargoyle-world building that the author added. I did, however, find it a little jarring that a centuries old gargoyle had such very modern day language (like saying “all good” in response to his brother’s query to how he was). I was also a little disappointed with the clichéd-ness of Christiana’s overbearing and abusive boyfriend. I couldn’t help but skim over Roman’s fight with the crazy-chef boyfriend, eager to get past that (and what I really felt was Christiana’s complete lack of sense) and learn more about the gargoyles, their lore and see Roman and Christiana build the start of their relationship instead.

I was quite pleased that the chapters changed perspectives from Roman to Christiana. Far from being jarring with the head-jumping I was relieved and glad that I could see the story unfold from both main characters’ perspectives. Because initially – when Roman first met Christiana – I was wondering what the hell that girl was thinking. Sticking with an abusive boyfriend, making goo-goo eyes at Roman and even willing to run off with Roman all on less than a night of knowing the gargoyle. It was really hard to wrap my head around what was going on with Christiana – so having the perspective change and being able to see where she was coming from was a relief and very welcome to me. I was quite excited by the main plotline too. Clearly left open to continue in the following stories in the series (hopefully the other brothers’ tales of finding their mates too) I thought the plot was well thought out and interesting enough to capture most readers imagination. It will be interesting to see how it pans out in later stories.

Readers looking for a strong, alpha-male, take-charge, insta-love-mate type of story will probably really like this. I thoroughly enjoyed the world-building and have to admit I enjoyed Roman’s character. I was a little less sold on Christiana’s character but warmed up to her a bit throughout the story. The sex is deliciously explicit and super hot. Readers looking for a steamy, sexy erotica story shouldn’t be disappointed.

I think this is a good start to an interesting new series.

And One Makes Four by Sean Michael


And One Makes Four by Sean Michael
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (44 pgs)
Other: Multiple Partners, M/M/M/M, Menage, Anal Play
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Now that zoo shifters Stripe, Xeno and Shen have been rescued, Pirou finds an expert to help them learn how to live their own lives.

Levi is good at his job, professional and passionate about helping. After all, he was a rescue once himself. He always provides whatever help he can, and he never takes advantage of his charges.

These three are different, though, and when Shen makes overtures, Levi finds himself unable to resist the sweet kit. Stripe, Xeno and Shen come as a package, though.

Is there a way for three to become four?

Levi was an experienced professional – excellent with rescued cat shifters and knowing how to help the adjust – something he had sorely missed when he, himself, had been a rescue shifter. Levi could see that Stripe, Xeno and Shen had already formed a bond and that gave him hope they would make a full recovery, something Levi wants more and more as time passes and the threesome becomes four.

This is a super short but very satisfying read. I was pleased that it picked up pretty much exactly where the previous story left off and continued with the three rescued shifters’ story. While I do feel this can be picked up as a stand alone I must admit the reader will likely get far more from the story if they’ve read the book directly previous to this in this series. I feel it’s important to note only the most immediate past book *has* to be read – the others don’t appear to have any direct link to this one so a reader wouldn’t need to go back to the very start of the series.

Having read the previous story I was really glad that the three shifters became attached to Levi and welcomed him quite promptly. In such a short length story it could have been far too easy for the plot of the three rescued shifters and their wariness to have taken over the majority of the story, leaving little room for the romance and sex. While I can understand to some readers this might feel as if it’s a case of insta-lust and the foursome jumped in too early, I knew there’d been quite a build up in the previous story and so this didn’t feel so “sudden” to me. Indeed, I was glad to see the group sex scene and read of the attraction Shen and Levi in particular had. This story really does only cover a few hours’ worth of time and so is incredibly brief and I’m not sure it will be to all readers’ tastes.

A short, quick and easy read with some steamy sex and lots of emotion I enjoyed this story and feel it rounds out the previous book perfectly.

Addicted To Her by Sam Crescent


Addicted To Her by Sam Crescent
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (85 pages)
Other: M/F, Anal Play
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fern

From the moment Alfie Brown saw Sophia Cross, he knew without a shadow of a doubt that she was meant for him. She is perfect, beautiful, and he wants to own, to possess every single one of her curves. All he has to do is make sure they meet, and then he can get her to fall in love with him. Simple enough, and he is a man who always gets what he wants.

Sophia just can’t make a decision that could affect the rest of her life. All people want her to do is pick a subject, pick a career, and then live with it for the next fifty years—but the next fifty years is a long time.

Still, when her friend begs her to go for an interview at Brown Enterprise, Sophia can’t say no. Though it is the worst interview of her life, she gets the job, much to her surprise. And her boss, Alfie, is unlike any man she has ever known. His skills draw her out, and she comes alive. She can’t say no to him. He surrounds her, makes her feel things that she really didn’t think she could.

But how will she feel when she discovers the truth of how he planned everything, from their meeting to her job?

Alfie is unapologetic in his possessiveness of Sophia. While they might not be dating – indeed, she isn’t even aware that he’s addicted to watching her – Alfie knows beyond a doubt this woman belongs body and soul to him. He just needs to show that to her. After a year of protecting her from afar Alfie is finally ready to make his move. Can he convince Sophia that he’s everything she needs?

I had to laugh in a number of places throughout this story. The warning about Alfie being slightly stalkerish is a truthful one – he’s put his nose into her medical records, hacked her home computer, made a deal with her boss to get her a better raise, Alfie is absolutely an all-or-nothing kind of guy. But I have to be honest, while he’s definitely “overbearing alpha hero” in abundance, I personally found the manner with which his character was written was light-hearted and almost tongue-in-cheek. Would I want a guy in my life doing almost any of these things? Hell no. Do I think someone who truly is a stalker or this much of a control-freak is a good thing? Definitely not. I can see for many people this wouldn’t be a joke – and readers should absolutely keep this in mind before purchasing the book. But I personally felt it was written really well – light and not in a controlling/abusive or horrible way – and the author made it abundantly clear beneath this veneer Alfie truly did love Sophie and want only the best for her. This is what shone through for me and along with the lighthearted – almost humorous – method of portraying it, made it quite palatable for me.

When they finally meet, Alfie knows he needs to move slowly. I enjoyed watching Alfie and Sophie’s characters interact and follow along as things moved both according to Alfie’s plan – and not according to his plans too. I felt the best part was the slow burn building between them. Particularly since Sophie had no idea just how thoroughly Alfie already knew her, I would have found it too unrealistic had she simply taken one look into his eyes and dropped her pants – Sophie just isn’t that sort of character. But watching them get closer – watching Alfie having to wait and maneuver delicately – was fun and helped show me just how well these two could finally work together as a romantic couple.

The fact it was a slow-burn and not a crazy, red-hot insta-love really helped sell the relationship – and thus the whole story – to me. I really liked this and feel it was exceptionally well handled by the author. The sex was hot and steamy and sure to appeal to readers who like their sex explicit and just a very little bit dirty. Alfie has lusted after Sophie for so long when they finally manage to consummate their relationship he can’t hold himself back any longer.

Readers should pay strong attention to the stalkerish/controlling hero warning but I’m personally pleased I gave this story a shot. I found it to be a fun, loving and interesting story that because of the characters read as quite fresh and different to me. I enjoyed Alfie and Sophia’s characters and was thrilled to see Alfie finally get his woman.

The Biker’s Desire by Sam Crescent


The Biker’s Desire by Sam Crescent
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (62 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Tulip

Rock has watched Adele Sparks for some time now. She’s a cleaner, and there’s not one thing he doesn’t know about her. Anyone who comes to his clubhouse, he has checked out, and she’s squeaky clean. Adele’s not like any woman he’s ever known. She doesn’t try to flirt with him, nor does she judge the club. He wants the curvy cleaner, and he’s going to have her.

Adele likes Rock, the impressive Prez of the MC that she works for. She’s overheard the women talking about him and what he can do in the bedroom, but she doesn’t believe it. After all, she’s been married before, and the only orgasms she’s experienced were at her own hand.

Then Rock tells her what he wants. He wants her naked. He wants her thighs wrapped around his waist as he takes her hard. Pleasure like she has never known is within reach.

But can she keep her heart in check? After all, there’s no way a man like Rock will want forever—or will he?

Sam Crescent does it again with The Biker’s Desire, the sixth book in her fabulous Curvy Women Wanted series.

I loved the characters in this one. Rock took me by surprise. For a big bad biker he was really sweet and funny. The best thing about Rock was how he wasn’t afraid to show his feelings for Adele. Now, I always end up falling in love with the, let’s just call them anti heroes, that Sam Crescent brings to life in her books. Let’s face it, though. Most of them get off to a rocky start, but not so much with Rock. I fell in love with him on the first page. He really was my dream man. Adele was great too. She started off as a strong woman and remained that way for the entire story. I like it when the heroine knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to say it.

I loved how richly the characters were described in this book. It helped to give them life in my imagination. Sam Crescent kept the drama low in this well put together plot with only a few tense moments in the plot. I liked that aspect since it left more pages for the sexy times that this author happens to write so well. It’s a hot story that was engaging and very well written, as well.

Just The Way You Are by Angelique Voisen


Just The Way You Are by Angelique Voisen
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (64 pages)
Other: M/M, Anal Play, Spanking (light), Restraints (light)
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Werewolf Abel King is an accountant by day, average, slightly overweight and has zero ambitions of climbing the pack ladder. All that changes when his boyfriend breaks up with him. Deciding to man up, Abel enlists in a gym membership only to end up saving an Omega who recently moved in town. When Abel’s wolf tells him Tommy is his mate, he doesn’t know how to react.

Tommy is tired of moving from place to place. He and his brother have been hoping to find a permanent home in a new pack, except trouble comes in form of two wolves who think he’s fresh meat. Abel comes to his rescue and his wolf tells him Abel’s the one, but will Abel accept a deficient Omega as his mate?

While most of the others in the pack saw Abel as mediocre, Abel hadn’t been too phased by that. Recently dumped though, Abel can’t help but wonder where the hell his life is going. Tommy and his brother are looking to join the local pack, but as a barren Omega Tommy knew he didn’t have any real value to offer the pack, so he isn’t hoping for much. When Abel rescues Tommy from unwanted advances, the two men realize they can both offer each other things they need. Can they work things out?

I found this to be an interesting story. I enjoyed some of the paranormal world-building – as the first in a new series I was glad the author peppered through the story bits and pieces of the werewolf lore and rules which are often difficult to catch in later stories. I also really enjoyed how Abel and Tommy didn’t just glance at each other and fall instantly into bed. Both slightly prickly and with their own problems, the two men spent a bit of time warming up to each other and I loved coming along for that ride.

The sex in this story is hot and intense. There is a very little bit of kinky play (a very light spanking scene and an almost lighter restraints scene). Unless a reader really doesn’t like even the tiniest hint of spice in their sex scenes I feel these scenes won’t be too hard or go too far for pretty much anyone. The elements are very very light (almost too light in my personal opinion) and a part of me wonders if the scenes might have been stronger or hotter without the small hints of kink in them. The emotional intensity between Abel and Tommy was fiercely strong – as was Abel’s dominating wolf – and lightening the tone with a “play” at the kinkier side to their sex actually lessened that intensity in my eyes. I’d have preferred no kink and have that heat and strength of emotional and paranormal intensity kept ratcheted up high. This is just my opinion though and other readers might thoroughly enjoy the naughty edge the spanking gives to the sex.

I found some of the pack politics and scheming quite interesting. I was pleased we were introduced to a number of secondary characters within the pack and saw a few of the different layers. There is clearly – again to my opinion – a number of problems within the pack and I hope to read more about these in the future installments.

With an interesting new paranormal world, strong and interesting characters and a lot of steamy hot sex I feel this is a great start to a new series. I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for future stories.

Scarred Mate by Maggie Mundy


Scarred Mate by Maggie Mundy
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (44 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Review by: Fern

A drug lord wants Rosie dead. Making friends with a werewolf may be the only way to stay alive…

Rosie had everything. A job as a cop, a lover, and a great future. That was six months ago. Now she has a scarred face, no job, and has lived through betrayal. Her only choice is to head for the hills when a drug lord comes after her. If not, others could get hurt.

Connor doesn’t fit in with his wolf pack and his scars mean he has never found a mate. Rosie could be that mate or she could be the death of him.

Six months ago Rosie had been enjoying her life – a good job as a cop, a lover and a bright-looking future. Now, about to leave her apartment and go into hiding, the only good thing in Rosie’s life was the orgasms she had while she slept and dreamed of her imaginary lover, a stud who was scarred same as her. When Rosie escapes to a small log-cabin in the middle of nowhere, she never expected to meet six-foot tall handsome stud Connor, who has scars – and secrets – of his own.

I found this to be an interesting and slightly different take on the usual “man meets woman in a cabin in the middle of the woods” style of story. I admit I was expecting quite the cliché and was delightfully surprised. Rosie might have her own baggage and problems, but is determined (and not in a pig-headed manner either) to rely on herself to fix them. Connor carries his scars (internal and external) but doesn’t wallow in pity or act over-aggressive to compensate for them. Indeed, considering their genuine problems, I was impressed with how well-adjusted both Rosie and Connor were. It helped me really relax and enjoy their story and quite early on I was thoroughly invested in them both together as a couple and individually as characters too. That made reading this story both a delight and a pleasure.

I loved how despite being determined to solve her own problems, Rosie was mature and sensible enough to know when to ask for help. I loved how Connor knew that despite them being mates that imprinting himself on Rosie before they got to know each other wouldn’t go down well – and I was even more impressed how while he acknowledged these things his wolf-self couldn’t help but imprint on her anyway. I found it just so refreshing that Connor and Rosie both were just so sensible and realistic – it let me enjoy the plot and paranormal world the author had built without wanting to roll my eyes or disconnect my brain and “just roll with it”. My only real complaint was I noticed quite a few typo’s throughout the story and felt the editing could have been a bit tighter (“bate” instead of “bait”, “branched” instead of “branch”, “t-towel” instead of “tea-towel” and few more on top of that).

Readers looking for an interesting and somewhat different style of werewolf romance will likely be pleased with this short story. The sex is steamy, the characters complex and fresh and the pacing goes along at a good clip. I found this to be a fun and well-written tale.