Two A.L.F.A. adventures—Elemental Mating and Mating Needs—are available in one volume for the first time and feature two of the hottest shifters agents around.
Brilliant scientist Melinda Caster has discovered a new strain of the Zika virus that stimulates synaptic growth in embryos, causing neuron development beyond normal human levels. When her lab is broken into, Melinda realizes that someone has been keeping tabs on her research and wants it for themselves. A.L.F.A. sends in jaguar-shifter Agent Parish Hamel to help Melinda discover who is after the virus and why. But the attraction between Parish and Melinda may be the real discovery.
Amerella Capone is the great-grandniece of the infamous Al Capone, and she won't let anyone in the Las Vegas Mafia forget it. When Amerella unintentionally stumbles upon bad family business that she wants no part of, she becomes a star witness for a high-profile government case. A.L.F.A. is called in to keep Amerella safe, but cougar-shifter Agent François Dubois has history with his charge, and the secrets between them might do more damage than any gun pointed at his head.
About the Author
Milly Taiden is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous series, including the Paranormal Dating Agency, the Sassy Mates books, and the Federal Paranormal Unit novels. Milly loves writing sexy stories so hot they sizzle your e-reader. When her curvy humans meet their furry alphas, inhibitions give way to animal instincts—and carnal desire.
Milly lives in Florida with her husband, children, and spunky dogs, Needy Speedy and Stormy. She is addicted to iced caramel lattes.
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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! I bought this whole series!! Elemental Mating This is the first book in a new series! It is for adults only due to the steamy content. For whatever reason that is beyond me, this is my first time reading Milly’s work yet I own 35 of her books on my kindle. I am going to have to get to work reading them because I know they will be good; it’s why I bought them all. At any rate, I collect her books! I couldn’t put the book down. It was exciting, and I didn’t know what was going to happen next. I was knocked for a loop several times because I didn’t see it coming. Melinda is interesting because she was held back by her family and their beliefs when she had to abide by their rules. She realized that she wasn’t really learning the facts from her family, and she became a student of facts, then a scientist and researcher. She had some bumps along the way which we will call her baggage. Hamel is the sexy agent under cover, and he has his work cut out of him with Melinda and her brain. Their adventure had me pulled into the story, and I loved every moment. I don’t want to give anything away, but if you love adventurous shifter books…you should read this! Mating Needs This story is about Frank, who is the agent, and Amie, who is his mate. I’m torn because the blurb really doesn’t give you anything, but I don’t want to ruin the adventure for you. They met in college, and they fell in love. Her family is connected to the mafia. She tries to play the game to keep herself and her family safe. When she witnesses a crime, she needs protection. This story is action packed and very humorous at times. I really loved the story! I admire Amie, and she goes out of her way to help anyone and everyone. I love Milly’s writing style. I was engaged in the story and didn’t want to put it down. She has action, drama, treachery, family, friends, romance, and an awesome HEA ending! I highly recommend to all shifter fans who want a world filled with shifters, unknowing humans, witches, demons, and all around bad guys with a sense of humor that had me laughing! I can’t wait to see what happens next!!
Review written by Marie for Ever After Book Reviews! This book is a collection of the first two books in this series. I will review them each separately. Book #1 – Elemental Mating Okay, I must be honest here. I just couldn’t find myself connecting with this story. It wasn’t anything against the author’s ability to write, or the plot itself… it was the characters. The storyline itself is entertaining. It’s got a great flow and the whole virus discovery/mystery break-in plot is quite creative. But Melinda, the heroine, is too much for me. She comes across as cold and bitchy, and I just couldn’t feel the chemistry between her and Parish. He came off as a wimpy, submissive hero, too, and that is a buzz kill for me in a shifter romance. Unfortunately, their character flaws were more than enough to ruin the story for me. Rating: 2.5 Stars Book #2 – Mating Needs I’ll admit, after reading the first book in this series, I was extremely skeptical of the second. However, I will say that Mating Needs was much better than Elemental Mating. The characters in this story are better suited for one another. Amie, a mob princess and Frank, a cougar-shifter, just fit together so much better. Now, don’t get me wrong, I was not a huge fan of Amie’s, but the whole “Italian Mafia” things made her sassy attitude and no-nonsense personality a little more believable. I enjoyed the story of this book a lot more too. Amie is caught up in family drama, and when she chooses to testify against her family in court, she is put in protective custody with a blast from her past – none other than the father of her child, Frank. Their chemistry is far more intense, and their storyline is fun, steamy, and a little more heart-felt. This second story breathed life back in to this series, and because of it, I’d be more than willing to give the third book a try. Rating: 4 Stars ***I voluntarily read a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings are my own***
Two fun books in one volume. ELEMENTAL MATING I love that this book takes place in Uganda. I absolutely adore the fact that our heroine, Melinda, is a gifted scientist. I liked the mix of science and paranormal. I enjoyed the story. I just wish I could have felt the attraction between jaguar-shifter Agent Parish Hamel and Melinda more. It felt a little forced to me which is not usually an issue in this authors work. MATING NEEDS Whatever issues the author had in the first book were cleared up by the time she wrote this one. This is a fabulous read. Amerella Capone is feisty and sweet. Her son is adorable. All she needs is to let her mate cougar-shifter Agent François Dubois back into her heart. In this book it may very well take a village to get these two back together again.