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Guest Review: The Big Alpha in Town by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden & Kate Baxter

Posted May 17, 2018 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Guest Review: The Big Alpha in Town by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden & Kate BaxterReviewer: Tracy
The Big Alpha in Town by Eve Langlais
Published by St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: May 15, 2018
Point-of-View: Third Person
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 384
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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

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What I Read Last Week

Posted April 8, 2014 by Tracy in Features | 0 Comments

Hello!

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?  Last Monday I had a horrible migraine and just couldn’t work up the brain power to write a post – sorry about that.  I’ve been having a lot of those lately and ended up having an MRI.  Wow – that sucked. lol  But…they said all was normal – well, at least as normal as it can be in my case. 😉

So the last time I posted I promised videos.  I’ve got one of my youngest doing her Taekwondo thing and one of both my girls playing their bells.  The one of my youngest is a bit different than her regular promotions.  I cut parts out but she does a few new things with a fan and then a different form that’s kind of a dance.  Unfortunately because they played music during that particular form the video isn’t available in all countries – sorry.

And here’s the one of my daughters playing their bells:

My daughters are the bleach blond in the middle and the one that’s 4 down from her (the shortest girl).

Since I missed a week I’ll just tell you what a read the week before last and their ratings and then move on to this past week.
March 24-March 30:
Can’t Stop Believing by Jodi Thomas  4.5 out of 5
When All The World Sleeps by Lisa Henry and JA Rock
4 out of 5
A Heart Too Proud by Laura London
3.5 out of 5 
The Wolf Siren by Karen Whiddon
3.5 out of 5
Betting the Rainbow by Jodi Thomas
4 out of 5 
One Night With an Earl by Jennifer Haymore
3.75 out of 5


This past week:

I started the week with My Lady, My Lord by Katharine Ashe.  This is a lovely story about two people who supposedly hate each other but actually love each other. That doesn’t stop them from arguing constantly.  Well, walking a bit in the others shoes – literally – really helps them see each other in a different light.  This one was really good and I very much enjoyed it.  4 out of 5

Next up was Once Upon a Billionaire by Jessica Clare.  This is book 4 in the Billionaire Boys Club series and it was a good one.  We got to see cynical and snobbish Griffin deal with countrified Maylee.  She certainly brought him down a notch or two and it was great.  You can read my review of this book here. 4 out of 5

Next was Red at Night by Katie McGarry.  This is a free novella that shows us Stella who grew up very poor mostly without a dad and Jonah who is trying to deal with a car accident that strongly effected him.  The pair are complete opposites but are perfect for each other.  I liked the way that McGarry brought the two together and had Jonah looking at a different side of life.  4.5 out 5

Another free novella was You Are Here by Liz Fichera.  The story was about a girl who had had tragedy in her past and it had effected her mother, her brother and her financially.  They get kicked out of their house and end up in a homeless shelter.  She misses her horse and her boyfriend who she thinks cheated on her.  The story was sweet and very sad but it was such an involved story I needed it to be longer in order delve farther in. It was just too short for me to feel the depth it needed.  3.5 out of 5

After that I tried to read Rules of Entanglement by Gina L. Maxwell.  This was just not for me.  I found the heroine to be completely annoying and uptight.  DNF (Book Binge book)

Alpha Wolf by Rebecca Royce is the story of Michael Kane who arrives in New Orleans to retrieve his long lost sister but ends up meeting his mate.  She is the pack punching bag and he gets pissed.  The story is about him cleaning up her pack and dealing with his mate Scarlett and her latent wolf.  The story was good but nothing too angsty. 3.75 out of 5 

Next up was Between the Devil and Ian Eversea by Julie Anne Long.  OMG I love this author!  She writes such damned good books I just can’t put them down!  This is Ian Eversea’s books, obviously, and he’s paired up with a woman who has lost everything.  Everyone thinks she’s this prim and proper thing but she has her secrets.  The book was amazing and I loved every minute of it. 5 out of 5

Crash Into Me by Katie McGarry is the story of Rachel who is a sheltered girl who loves cars and speed.  She is overprotected by her parents and 4 brothers and sneaks out to drive fast.  She end up at a street race and ends up barely escaping from the cops.  While at the race she meets and helps Isaiah and they both end up helping each other.  When the guy who was running the race thinks that Rachel was the one that called the cops and ripped him off (it wasn’t her) he makes her pay the $5,000.00 back.  The story is Isaiah and Rachel figuring out how to raise the money and also with Rachel finding her place in the world and not under her parents thumbs.  I really enjoyed this book.  I felt so sorry for Rachel and loved who she was when she was with Isaiah.  It was a very good book and I can’t wait to read the next in the series. 4 out of 5

Lion and the Falcon by Eve Langlais is book 4 in the Furry United Coalition (FUC) series.  The Falcon, Clarice, is on loan from ASS (Avian Soaring Security) and is partnered with a lion, Dr. Nolan Manners, to look for a shifter who was injected by a nut job and then turned mutant.  The mutant is after the employees of FUC so Clarice stays with Nolan. The lion cracked me up as he was so pampered but still a man.  He was just funny and he was a perfect fit for Clarice.  3.75 out of 5

Last for the week was Doe and the Wolf by Eve Langlais and is book 5 in the same series.  The story has Everett the wolf who is a bounty hunter (and previous FUC agent) looking for more mutants for the FUC.  He gets hurt by said mutant – a giant gecko – and is saved by Dawn a doe.  Dawn is actually one of the mutants but isn’t dangerous.  Everett ends up taking her home because he is attracted to her.  Unfortunately the gecko wants Dawn as well.  The story was cute.  It was a little slow but funny as well.  3.25 out of 5

My Book Binge reviews that posted the last two weeks:
Guest Review: A Lady By Any Other Name by Jennifer Kitchens
Guest Review: Barely Undercover by Sarah Castille
Guest Review: What the Groom Wants by Jade Lee
Guest Review: Long Shot by Hanna Martine

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What I Read Last Week

Posted January 14, 2014 by Tracy in Features | 2 Comments

Hey there!  Hope your week started off well.  

Nothing much happened this past week except a lot of reading so I’ll get right to the books I read:

First I read The Experts Guide to Driving a Man Wild by Jessica Clare.  The story focuses on Grant and Brenna who have worked together for years and constantly bicker.  When Grants family comes to visit and his mother starts harping him about dating Brenna steps in and pretends to be his girlfriend.  Relationship ensues.  A great story about opposites attracting and trusting in the one you love.  Good story.  You can read my review here.  4 out of 5

Next up was Forged in Steele by Maya Banks.  This is book 7 in the KGI series and focused on Steele who works for KGI and his falling for a doctor named Maren.  They hook up but she’s then kidnapped and Steele has to find her and then never let her go.  It was a decent book but I didn’t think there was enough background on the love story.  We were brought in when he already had feelings for her – which was good and bad.  3.75 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)

My next read was a paranormal story called Scared of Spiders by Eve Langlais.  It’s about a woman who has nightmares about spiders and hates them with a passion.  She goes to work for werewolves who find that she’s their mate.  Unfortunately there really is a giant spider after her and he’s psycho.  This wasn’t a bad story – just pretty predictable.  3 out of 5

After the Storm by Maya Banks is book 8 in the KGI series and this one, while parts were really good the romance was rushed completely.  Donovan fell in love in 2 days and became a bit of an overbearing jerk.  If the romance had been drawn out more this could have really been a great book.  You can read my review here. 3 out of 5

Simple Perfection by Abbi Glines.  This book has Woods’ father dying and him inheriting all.  He turns into a complete jerk who was on overly possessive ass with Della.  I couldn’t read that much before I just had to stop. DNF

Hope Flames by Jaci Burton was my next read.  The story is about Emma who is a vet and opens a veterinary clinic in her hometown.  She has no plans on dating anyone after her past with a controlling idiot until Luke McCormack, hot and sexy cop, comes into the clinic with his dog Boomer.  The story was sweet and fun and I really liked this one.  4 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry is a YA book that I read about on Leslie’s blog and had to read.  The story follow Echo who is senior in high school who is dealing with a memory loss.  Her mother tried to kill her but she’s blocked out that entire day and the docs think that her mind needs to remember on its own so no one will tell her what happened exactly.  She meets Noah who is a foster kid and they strike up a friendship and then so much more.  This was a really great book. The emotion in this one was wonderful and I couldn’t wait to read the next book.  I did think that things were wrapped up a tad bit too pat with her father at the end but it still all worked for me.  4.5 out of 5

Crossing the Line by Katie McGarry is a novella in the above series.  Lila was Echo’s best friend in the previous book and has been writing letters to Lincoln, a guy she met only once in her life. When she finds out he lied to her she’s ready to call it quits until he shows up on her doorstep.  Good story.  Pretty short but still emotionally charged. 3.75 out of 5

Last for the week was The Bride Says No by Cathy Maxwell.  Tara is to marry in London but decides that the love she left behind in her hometown in Scotland is the man she really wants.  She escapes London 3 days before her out of his marriage contract?  This was a decent read that I had some issues with.  I post my review later this month.  3.5 out of 5

My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:
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What I Read Last Week

Posted December 17, 2013 by Tracy in Features | 0 Comments

Happy Tuesday!

Yes, this post is going up on Tuesday because I’m seriously hella behind. Things are falling by the wayside as work is wiping me out completely every day. It’s obviously one of the busy seasons here at the church so I’m just trying to keep afloat. I actually only worked half a day yesterday to try and catch up with laundry, housework and completing my holiday decorating. I thought this post was gonna get done at that time but apparently there was just too much to do! lol Crazy.

Anyway, things here are gearing up for Christmas. The kids are so excited about Christmas. We’ll go to my in-laws this Sunday to celebrate as that’s the only time we can all get together. It will be weird on Christmas to just be at home with the hubby and kids. As ALL of my family is all out of state now it’s just us four. I’m sad I won’t see them in person but Skype will be busy that day. 🙂

So….what I read last week:

I started off the week with Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane. A wonderful book about 2 boys who are so very different but find what they need in the other. It was great and I highly recommend it. You can read my review here. 5 out of 5

Love this chicks hair!

Next was Jealous and Freakn’ by Eve Langlais. The story was about a woman who has known her mate was since she was 10 but he thinks he sees her as a sister and refuses to acknowledge her as his mate. Along comes another shifter and lo and behold, he’s her mate as well. Once he gets jealous he finally decides to admit that he’s wanted her for years but thought it was wrong. This was a fun and funny story that I really enjoyed reading. 4 out of 5

Elite by Rachel Van Dyken was a re-read. I wanted to read Elect which is book 2 in the Eagle Elite series but it’s a complete continuation from book 1…which I hadn’t read for a while. I wanted to be completely in the know so…it was re-read time. You can read my review here. 4 out of 5

Elect by Rachel Van Dyken is the continuing story of Trace & Nixon but also adds Chase, Nixon’s cousin into the mix to make a nice little love triangle. I’m not a fan of love triangles but this one was very readable and didn’t drive me batty – yay! 🙂 You can read my full review of the book here. 4 out of 5 

The Scandal in Kissing an Heir by Sophie Barnes is the story of Rebecca who was orphaned and taken in by her aunt and uncle who are horrid. She would do anything to avoid marrying the ancient suitors they have courting her – even fake madness for two years. Now she’s looking for a younger husband and she’s got her eye on Daniel. Daniel HAS to get married according to his uncle or he’ll be cut off. Turns out marriage is the best thing that ever happened to him. Great story. Liked both Rebecca and Daniel a lot. 4 out of 5

Forgiveness: Alek & Rose by Amanda N. Richardson was the story of, you guessed it, Alek and Rose who grew up together and were close friends who were each afraid to stated their true feelings. Then Rose disappears for a year and then comes back to finally tell Alek what’s up, why she left and how she feels about it. The characters were immature at best and Alek had serious anger issues. Rose seemed strong on one hand and then weak at others and I couldn’t get a true handle on her. This one was ok but really not my cuppa. 2 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)

The Valentine’s Arrangement by Kelsie Leverich was about tattoo artist Ronnie who lusts after her soldier client Kale. They start a no strings sexual relationship which quickly turns to love. The love happened rather quickly even though they were parted for months. I guess I thought that because Ronnie didn’t talk to Kale the entire time he was deployed. This was a good one but I did have some issues with it. 3 out of 5

His Teddy Bear by Eve Langlais was about a short chubby bear shifter named Teddy who finds out her mate is big, bad, beautiful wolf shifter, Reece. Reece dates tall, leggy blondes so when he first realizes that Teddy is his mate he’s not thrilled. He then gets to know her, despite Teddy’s best efforts to constantly run away, and finally realizes that its what’s inside that counts. Yes, Reece was an ass but I really liked him by the end of the book. 3 out of 5

 

My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:
Taming a Wild Scot by Rowan Keats

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What I Read Last Week

Posted December 9, 2013 by Tracy in Features | 0 Comments

Top of the morning to you! Uh, afternoon, I mean. Well I started this post this morning but it just didn’t get done very quickly!

There wasn’t a whole lot of action in Tracyland this week so I’ll just get on to what I read. 🙂 

First on the list was If Wishes Were Earls by Elizabeth Boyle. I know this doesn’t come out til later in the month – and I’ll be posting my review later as well – but I was so looking forward to this story. The book was about Harriet and the man she loves, Roxley. Roxley wants Harriet as well but he’s being blackmailed into marrying another woman. The book is their story and it was a good one. I did have a couple of issues with it but nothing huge. 4 out of 5

Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis was up next. The story was a great one and had us reading about Kate who is a giver and a doer for everyone but herself, and Griffin who is back from the Army and is completely out of place – or so he thinks. I really enjoyed this one as I have all Shalvis books lately. 🙂 4.25 out of 5 (read for Book Binge.)

Next up was a paranormal called Delicate Freakn’ Flower by Eve Langlais. This one made me laugh out loud more than once. Naomi is the only girl in a sea of brothers and she hates that they argue and fight all the time. her parents’ house is always wrecked and she hates that too. She moved out and always has a serene home. She meets her mates, Ethan and Javier, but refuses to accept them as she just sees them as brute shifters just like her brothers and wants nothing more than to marry a staid human. She is stubborn and has a serious temper but insists she’s a delicate freakin flower. lol The story was fun and funny and sexy and I liked it a lot. 4 out of 5

My next read was Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti. The story follows Matt who was born in a test tube and raised to be a soldier and killer at the whim of a psycho. He and his brothers escaped but are in dire need of help before they all die due to implants in about six weeks time. Matt’s in Charmed, Idaho, looking for a doctor that they’ve tracked down, who can possibly help them with deactivating the implants, when he meets Laney – a bar owner. This is their romance. A good one, lemme tell ya. You can read my review here. 4 out of 5

On A Highland Hill by Kara Griffin is a medieveal historical romance that has Kenneth McInnish marrying Elisa Macquarrie for her own protection. Neither wants the marriage but they must keep her hidden from the Scottish King and a man who had kidnapped her and kept her captive for 5 years. This was a good story and I’ll be posting my review of it this week. 4 out of 5 

Last for the week was A Christmas to Remember by Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon and Marilyn Pappano. This was a great Christmas anthology! I’ll post my review of it this week as well. 4 out of 5

 

My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:
Her Soundtrack by R. Matthews

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