Saturday, September 2, 2017

Romance Book Review: Anya Nowlan's Big Bear Daddy

Title: Big Bear Daddy
Series Connection: Sweetwater Father Bears
Author: Anya Nowlan
Genre: Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance
Publisher: Amazon Digital

Purchase Link: Amazon

Jessy Sarli gets a strange call from her sister and soon realizes that the other woman has disappeared, leaving Jessy so many questions. The biggest one is did Jessy give birth and if so what's happened to the child. 

As Jessy searches the country for her sister and possible niece, Sheriff Colt Hennessy finds a surprise bundle on the front steps of his office with a note asking him to take care of the little girl. Not wanting to leave the care of the child to social services, Colt arranges to take the child in. He suspects the child is like him and he knows he can better protect the child if he has her. 

It takes some time for Jessy to finally find at least her sister's child, but how is she going to explain to the man who has the child that only her instinct tells her that the little girl who Colt has been raising all this time might be part of Jessy's family. 

Very sweet story of a kind hearted cop and his love for a child. So sweet that the circumstances to how the hero get the child in the first place seems a little out of place for the rest of the book. Otherwise a good short story and quick read.  

A bear must protect, always.

Colt Hennessy is a werebear on a mission. The small town sheriff finds himself caring for a baby left at his doorstep and no sooner than it happens does he discover that this little bundle of joy was exactly what he'd been missing. With danger swirling around him and dark forces out to harm the child, he does the only thing he can - goes to search for a safer place. It's there where his, and baby Lana's life changes forever.

Jessy Sarli has lost what little she had left - her sister. Desperately searching for her, the fearless woman left everything else behind, only to be led around on a string of confusion. When she finally finds her niece in the protective care of a man who takes her breath away, she's not sure what to make of it. But she does know what her heart is telling her. That this man is the only one who can help her, and Lana.

When the cause for Jessy's sister's disappearance comes out, she will need all the help she can get. And not only her and the baby, but her heart as well...

Big Bear Daddy is a standalone werebear surprise baby romance novella that has a guaranteed HEA; no cheating. If you like shifters that stay true to their mission and the curvy, confident woman who love them, then this is just the book for you!

Romance Book Review: Bring on the Heat by G.A. Aiken

Title: Bring on the Heat
Series Connect: Dragon Kin
Author G.A. Aiken
ISBN-13: 978-1420131635
Genre: Dragon Shifter Romance, Paranormal Romance, Action/Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Zebra

Purchase Link: Amazon

This is book 9 of the Dragon Kin series and as with all books by this author, I just loved it. I think over the past few years G.A. Aiken (aka Shelly Laurenston) has really developed as a writer and while some might think by book 9 the series would get boring or the storyline will lose it's spark, I think she has enough different characters, both villains and good guys in the stories she's developed that she can keep going and not run out of room to grow. 

While many series stick with the same male/female lead throughout the story in a series introducing previous characters liberally, Aiken splits between storylines and keeps the action flowing. The only problem I see is that in this instance she didn't have enough time to develop the love story between Branwen and Aiden. I would of liked to have seen a little more time with those characters to see their love grow. 

As always I was excited to see the rest of the gang. Bringing back Annwyl the Bloody as her usual crazy self with her mad fighting skills, the Daughters of the Steppes who really add the comic relief through most of the story and seeing Branwen's cousin Rhona the Fearless and her trunk load of handy weapons (especially funny since Brannie decided to check out the lot completely naked while thinking nothing of it).The names of the characters are entertaining.

If you like a lot of action, fighting and loving this story is for you. It isn't necessary to read the previous books, but they are that good you won't want to miss out. The author doesn't write them in any particular order so you can start with this one and work your way backward if you like. 

(I received a free copy of this book in order to write a review that was based on my own true opinion.)

I, Aidan the Divine, am, well divine. My name was given to me by the Dragon Queen herself! I’m a delight! Cheerful. Charming. And a mighty warrior who is extremely handsome with a very large and well-hidden hoard of gold. I am also royal born, despite the fact that most in my family are horrendous beings that don’t deserve to live. And yet, Branwen the Awful—a low-born, no less—either tells me to shut up or, worse, ignores me completely.

I’ll admit, I ignore Aidan the Divine because it annoys him. A lot. But, we have so much to do right now, I can’t worry about why he keeps staring at me, or why he always sits so close, or why he keeps looking at me like he’s thinking about kissing me. We have our nations to save and no time for such bloody foolishness…no matter how good Aidan looks or how long his spiked tail is. Because if we’re going to win this war before it destroys everything we love, we’ll have to face our enemies together, side by side and without distractions. But if we make it out alive, who knows what the future will hold…

Romance Book Review: His Mate-Seniors by M.L. Briers

Title: His Mate - Seniors
Author: M.L. Briers ASIN: B072HG78PQ
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolf/Shifter Romance, Witch Romance
Publisher: Amazon

Purchase link: Amazon

Good storyline and interesting mix of characters. Witch Sarah inherits her an inn that has been in her family for years when her aunt dies. On her way to the town where the inn is located she meets two senior witches that have just escaped the senior care home they have been living in.

 The two older ladies have no idea where they are off to, but wanted to see more of excitement before they pass. Now the three ladies are getting the inn in shape when they call in a local plumber to fix some problems at the inn.

Immediately Sarah clashes with the plumber, since he's a werewolf and werewolves and witches don't usually get along. Calling in for reinforcements, the plumber calls an elder in the pack to help with the older ladies and his brother, the pack alpha. Now the story gets really entertaining as we meet the dead aunt, a vampire and more.

This book was funny and sweet.

 Description: ***His Mate – Seniors. A brand new 40,000 word wolf shifter romance novel from the writer of the His Mate – Brothers series and the Bear-ly bear shifter series.***

Sarah had inherited her Aunt’s Inn and with it a whole load of troubles. She didn’t have a clue when she got there that on the other side of the woods was a pack of wolf shifters. Nor did she know that her aunt had a friendly vampire that lived nearby and liked to visit often, and she had no idea that she’d find her mate.

When Nathan had answered the call from his brother for help; he never expected to find three feisty witches, a problematic vampire, and an Inn that could be haunted, but that was exactly what he got. Along with a mate that was on the lunch menu from a newbie vampire. Where would he find the time to woo his one true mate? Caution; contains snarky witches, a sarcastic vampire or two, and a wolf shifter to die for.