The Big Alpha in Town by Eve Langlais
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: May 15, 2018
Point-of-View: Third Person
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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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!
Bearing His NameMeeting 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 LionKeir’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 LoveMoving 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. …
Bearing His Name by Eve Langlais
Jade sent snarky “Congratulations you’re a father!” cards to a whole slew of men in the same extended family. Her sister Ruby is pregnant by one of them, but she has no idea which one. She was at a Halloween party and only knows that the guy was dressed as Zeus – as were a bunch of men there. When Ark heads to Jade and Ruby’s apartment he’s not sure if he’s the father of Ruby’s baby or not but he hopes he isn’t because it looks like Jade is his mate.
This story was just ‘OK” imho. I liked Jade and Ruby but Ark made me crazy. He pretty much stalked Jade and would break into her apartment and watch her sleeping. That is the definition of creepy stalker in my book. I think this was all supposed to be forgivable because they were mates and he just wanted to be with her, etc. It wasn’t. He was also so arrogant it made me want to hit him. Because of his attitude I never really got into the romance – probably because I kept thinking Jade could do better.
Owned by the Lion by Milly Taiden
Keir knew immediately upon meeting Ally that she was his mate but he didn’t tell her. He wants to woo her but she hates him something fierce, for some reason that is never explained. He finally gets her to talk to him and she finally sees he’s a good guy. Too bad all of his many women keep coming around. Of course it’s hard to get away from them when they are literally everywhere they go.
This story wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great for me either. I couldn’t understand why Keir didn’t just come out and tell Ally she was his mate. It truly would have solved all the issues because of how mates in this world are so devoted to each other. She would have known that the other women he’d been with previously now meant nothing to him. Of course then their wouldn’t have been a story so… Because of Ally “hating” Keir so much at first it was hard for me to get into their relationship, unfortunately.
No Need Fur Love by Kate Baxter
Mia is out for a one-night stand so that she can get pregnant. Her father, who is the leader of their wood nymph band says that if she’s produces a child then he’ll let her in more of the leadership issues. Mia meets Owen at the first bar she goes to and it hardly takes any time at all before they’re leaving with each other.
Owen is at the bar wishing he could have the type of relationship that his Alpha has with his new mate when Mia walks in. He knows immediately she’s his mate but after their night together she disappears.
This was a cute story. I liked Mia and Owen a lot. It wasn’t insta-love but pretty close. Owen was all about the mate bond but Mia didn’t feel it the same way so that brought a little tension into the mix which was nice.
The story also involved Mia’s crazy dad and his hatred of Owen’s wolf pack which brought even more tension into the story which I liked.
Overall not a fabulous anthology for me but at least somewhat entertaining.
Overall rating: 3 out of 5