Lose yourself in Growl, the sinfully sexy paranormal shape-shifting romance anthology, headlined by New York Times bestselling author Eve Langlais!
A brand new, never before published novella!
In Legal Wolf's Mate, taking on a pro bono murder case isn't a problem for a lawyer who enjoys a challenge. Discovering his new client is his mate? A tad more complicated. Gavin has no intention of settling down, especially not with a woman accused of murder, but once he sets eyes on Megan, his fate is sealed.
Previously published in the 2-in-1 e-original (title) and in print for the first time!
In The Alpha's Woman, Kira Radney is all delicious curves and strong will and has no desire to be a subservient mate. When a member of her father's pack attempts to make her his mate by force, Kira has no choice but to flee. The last thing she wants is to submit to any male and their pack. But when her escape attempt leads her straight into the arms of an alpha wolf-a sexy, dangerous, protective alpha-Kira must fight against her need to be free, and her secret desire to be controlled...
In Feral Passions, what better place for an adventurous woman to explore her wild side than a luxurious resort in northern California's beautiful Trinity Alps? Especially when that resort is run by sexy werewolves looking for mates-Feral Passions Resort, where fantasies come true.
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About the Author
Eve Langlais is a New York Times bestselling Canadian Author who loves to write hot romance. She enjoys strong alpha male heroes, shifters, and a happily ever after.
Kate Douglas lives in California and loves 'happily ever after' endings.
A.C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently lives with her husband and three children. Determined to bring a new edge to romance, she continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters, and fresh dialogue.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Eve Langlais is a Canadian mom of three who loves to write hot romance. Her twisted imagination and sarcastic sense of humor tend to heavily influence her stories with giggle worthy results. As one of the authors in the Growl anthology, you can be treated to her version of romance featuring a shapeshifter, because she just loves heroes that growl--and make a woman purr. To find out more about Eve please visit her website or find her on Facebook where she loves to interact with readers.
Kate Douglas loves to write and she especially loves those 'happily ever after' endings, which makes writing romances the perfect career choice. A life-long Californian, Kate and her husband of over forty years live in the Sonoma County wine country within walking distance of three of their six grandchildren. She is the author of Wild, Intimate, and Awakened.
A.C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently lives with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since. Her debut novel Object of His Desire was written when a picture of an Italian villa sparked the idea of an African-American/Italian hero. Determined to bring a new edge to romance, she continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters, and fresh dialogue—thus keeping the readers on their toes!
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"Absolutely not." Funny how Gavin kept repeating it and yet Broderick continued to pester.
"Come on, dude. Do this one favor for me."
"One? Don't you owe me like a dozen at this point?" And yeah, he kept track. A practical man, Gavin fully planned to call them in one day.
"All I'm asking is that you talk with the girl. Once you meet her, you'll agree with me. She's innocent, and if someone doesn't step in and do something to help her, they're going to throw her ass in jail and toss away the key."
"As I recall, you said the same thing about Simon, your lawn guy."
"So I misjudged in his case. How was I to know he was an ex-biker with a brother in jail for murder? He seemed like such a nice guy." Gavin could practically see his friend squirm at the reminder. "This time, though. I'm telling you, the girl is innocent and could use someone on her side."
"My answer is still no."
"But I haven't mentioned the best part. I'm pretty sure she's being framed by Fabian Garoux."
The juicy tidbit dangled before him, surefire bait to pique his interest. At the mention of Fabian, Gavin stopped drumming his fingers and swung his chair away from his lofty view of the city — the advantage of a penthouse office suite. Expensive but worth every damn penny. "What the hell does Fabian have to do with this?"
"Did I forget to mention that the man this woman supposedly murdered was his enemy?"
As were lots of other people. Fabian didn't have many close friends, probably because he was a prime example of an asshat.
"Have you stopped to consider that maybe she was hired to do the hit?" While it was not exactly common, women were just as capable of assassination as a man. Gavin remembered a pair of twins in bikinis he once crossed paths with whose victims often died with a smile. A smart man, who intended to live ripe into his old age, he steered clear of the invitation to celebrate their acquittal. Winning didn't make his clients innocent. He was just that good.
"No way was she hired. My gut says she's telling the truth about being framed."
"Your gut also keeps dragging you back to that Mexican place, even though you have to chew antacids like a candy-stricken addict for days afterward."
Broderick groaned. "Such pleasurable pain. And stop changing the subject. Talk to her. Hear what she has to say. If you don't believe her, then no harm. She keeps her public defender and goes to jail. But if you believe her ..."
Then Gavin would take on the case pro bono just for a chance to screw with the dirtiest dog around. Fabian Garoux, biggest crime lord in the city. Slippery bastard with too many bodyguards, always a ready alibi, and the wolfsbane of Gavin's existence. Also known as his creator — and the alpha Gavin refused to roll over for.
"Fine. I give up against your expert nagging. I'll see her. What jail are they holding her in?"
"Funny thing you should ask. Someone posted her bail. Anonymously. A hefty half-million dollars. Know anyone with cash like that?"
That piece of dangling steak just got bigger. Fabian had that kind of money. The thought of tying him to a serious crime practically made Gavin wag his ass in delight. Good thing it remained planted in his chair. Wolves could get away with shaking their tail. Grown men in suits? Not so much.
"That is some serious dough." But chump change for Fabian. "Get her to set an appointment with my secretary."
"No need to delay. She's already there."
"What do you mean, she's there?"
"I mean there, as in sitting in your reception area. I dropped her off at your office just before I called."
And Gavin never knew of his visitor because his secretary had left to fetch them both lunch.
As Broderick hung up, midchuckle, Gavin grumbled under his breath. "No-good, meddling feline, always trying to help every bloody stray that comes his way."
A less nice guy would have eaten the furball. However, Gavin counted Broderick as one of his closest friends and had since his change. It was Broderick who calmed Gavin down the first time he morphed into a wolf at the insistent brilliance of a full moon.
As Gavin was suffering from a full-blown panic attack, first from the pain of shapeshifting, then from dealing with the horror of the knowledge he'd chased down a rabbit and eaten it raw — which still made him want to heave — Broderick was the one who'd found him and offered him a towel to gird his naked loins when he awoke the next morning, naked on the forest floor. Pine needles, for the curious, did not make the best of cushions, unless attempting a homeopathic version of acupuncture.
Back to Broderick, though. If his bud wanted something, then Gavin would provide it. He always did. Why did it prove so hard to hate the good guy? Dammit, I keep trying. And failing. Stupid best bud. I gotta remember to chase his mangy butt up a tree the next full moon. Watching him climb down bare assed the next day always gave Gavin a good chuckle.
Fabian Garoux, on the other hand, wouldn't get the same courtesy. This was one instance where Gavin was kind of glad Broderick had involved him. Anything to do with Fabian was of interest to Gavin. Especially anything that might allow him to punish the arrogant jerk through legal means.
Standing, Gavin stretched to his full height of six feet three before heading to his door, a thick, double-hung, steel-framed, and insulted vault of a portal, which he'd had installed when remodeling the office. A safe place to change if caught unexpectedly downtown during a forced moon shift. While werewolves in London might run rampant, werewolves in New York City got shot at. For those who wondered, silver or metal bullets hurt and could kill, while buckshot was a literal pain in the ass to remove.
Opening the door a crack, Gavin glanced out and, at first, didn't see anyone. His visitor blended that well. Head ducked, shoulders curved, the woman blended into the background.
When he cleared his throat, she immediately startled and raised her head. The biggest brown eyes framed in long, dark lashes met his. Met and snagged his gaze.
Punched him as well in an emotional sense.
She's the one.
He stepped back and, as if afraid the devastating — unwanted — conviction would follow, slammed the door shut.
Then stared at the thick portal.
What the heck just happened?
Nothing ... and yet everything. The world had obviously tilted on its axis because nothing felt the same. He teetered as if off balance and he couldn't deny a change within him. He couldn't have said what it was or what it meant — liar — but he sure as hell felt it. And it had something to do with the woman.
A woman he'd just rudely ignored and slammed the door on.
Not being a pussy — unlike Broderick, that big feline hairy bastard — Gavin took a deep breath and told himself to man the hell up. There was nothing scary about a frightened human woman.
A woman who was gone.
As he stared at the empty reception area, he realized he'd have to do something he'd sworn never to do. Chase after a woman. And he'd thank his inner wolf to simmer the hell down. He wouldn't lope or run or loll his tongue while doing it. Even a wolf in legal clothing had an appearance to maintain.CHAPTER 2
Perhaps a little more aggressively than needed, Megan jabbed at the elevator button. Then stabbed it again for good measure, even though the light illuminating the down arrow showed her request already in progress.
But she needed the cab to arrive faster.
I need out of here.
I should have never come. How had she let herself get talked into it?
Oh yeah, she remembered, Broderick with his husky purr and genial smile. She'd happened upon him by accident exiting from her attorney's office, her vision flooded with tears because she'd stubbed her toe on the way out, anger making her clumsy. Why the ire? Because the courts saddled her with an idiot for a lawyer, one who wanted her to plead guilty. Even though I'm damn well innocent.
Peeved, her toe throbbing, her eyes watering in the most annoying fashion, and then her colliding clumsily with a broad-shouldered man, when he'd asked, "What's wrong, sweetie?" she'd replied.
"Wrong? What isn't wrong? That idiot is talking twenty-five to life. But I didn't do it." Although she was tempted to murder her public defender for his treatment. Then at least she'd deserve incarceration.
Who knew blurting her woes to a stranger would result in a chance to make things right? Next thing she knew, Broderick had dragged her — almost literally, since he wouldn't take no for an answer — to a café and plied her with a whipped-cream-topped café mocha. Sugar and sympathy soon had her spilling her story, which was totally unlike her. She didn't usually unburden to strangers. She blamed it on stress.
It felt good to have someone to talk to. Someone who didn't assume the charges against her had any merit. Good to vent and have someone pretend to believe in her innocence.
She wouldn't have thought any more of her chance encounter with the man or his promise he'd look into her case. What did Broderick think he could do? He wasn't a lawyer or a cop, just some kind of numbers guy who worked for an agency that investigated fraud.
But apparently he knew a lawyer, some hotshot, who could maybe help her. While charity didn't sit well with her, with almost nothing in her bank account Megan knew without help she was going to jail or going to have to flee to a country that didn't allow extradition — all to avoid a conviction for something she didn't do.
Hope for a different outcome meant she let Broderick lead her to the impressive chrome-and-glass building downtown. Hope also let her perch in the outer reception area of the lavish penthouse office.
Talk about swanky. Furnished old style in polished wood, thick carpeting, and leather club chairs, Megan had never felt more out of place. A swanky, high-priced lawyer who could afford this kind of work space wouldn't want to take on her case pro bono. But she couldn't extinguish the tiny flame of hope that hoped he would. She'd run out of other viable options — other than flight, which meant ducking the law the rest of her life.
Her current lawyer's optimistic prognosis? "If you plead guilty, then maybe we can whittle down the verdict from life to something like twenty-five years and eligible for parole."
As for her retort of, "But I'm innocent," "Not according to the evidence you're not."
Framed. Just like a certain rabbit.
It was while thinking of rabbits that she heard the office door open and a guy stuck his head out.
He stared at her. She stared right back because, really, who in their right mind wouldn't? The man was freaking gorgeous. Tall, way taller than her five-foot-eight frame, and while she couldn't see his body, he bore the face of a god, chiseled from stone — square-cut jaw, aquiline nose, and a regal air. Add to that bright blue eyes, short, layered dark hair, and a frown, which creased his slightly tanned brow, and she locked her jaw, lest she gape.
Before she could take a breath and say hello, he ducked back into his office and the door slammed shut.
It stayed shut, and her nerve fled.
I knew this was a bad idea. Her gut yelled at her to leave.
Up she popped from her seat, and she quick-stepped to the elevator. For some reason, it suddenly became imperative she escape. That instant.
While she didn't hear sound of pursuit, the hairs on her nape tingled. Again she jabbed the button.
"Why is this taking so long?" she muttered. A more athletic girl might have tackled the stairs, but Megan's rounded thighs, formed from a love of donuts and French fries dipped in ketchup, protested loudly against this plan. Much easier to poke a button and bitch. "Come on, damn you. Hurry."
"Leaving so soon?"
The low, husky tone, coming from right behind, startled a small cry from her. With her pulse racing, she whirled and confronted a chest. A nice chest, mind you, wide and covered in a suit that she could swear cost more than she made in a month as a secretary, but also a daunting wall that blocked her view.
How could a man so large, with an unmistakable presence, sneak up on her, especially given how she'd been raised by a father and large extended family who preached constant vigilance?
Forcing her gaze upward, she fought not to gape. Even in close proximity, the guy appeared gorgeous. Too bad he was such an ass.
Slam a door practically in her face indeed.
Tilting her chin at a stubborn angle — her fighting angle, as her dad would say with a chuckle — she netted the butterflies in her stomach and managed to say, "Sorry if I disturbed you. It seems I visited the wrong office."
"You're the woman Broderick wanted me to see." He didn't ask. He stated.
Should she lie? What was the point? "Yes, but I see now this was a mistake. Sorry to have wasted your time."
A ding from behind and a swish of a door sliding open indicated her ride down had arrived. It left empty, as she found herself propelled down the short hall back to the opulent office, not of her own volition. As if she were a piece of flotsam, he left her no choice but to go where he shoved her.
"What are you doing?" she managed to say instead of reacting in a more childish manner, wanting to duck out of his grasp and race for the stairs. Chubby thighs be damned.
"What does it look like I'm doing?"
Other than firing up her libido?
The big guy, with his rather large hand firmly placed against the small of her back, firmly guided her in the direction of his office. It wasn't too late to protest or to give in to her instinct for flight. However, given the insistence of his push and the uncompromising set of his jaw, she doubted she'd make it far.
The guy had a lot in common with a giant boulder. She got the impression that once he set his mind, not much budged it. Perverse as it sounded, it made him more attractive. She rather liked decisive people.
Two other reasons compelled her to follow him. One, that darned flicker of hope that refused to die. And second, at the touch of his hand, everything in her both tensed and relaxed at the same time.
That a thrill of excitement could ease her anxiety didn't make much sense, but it did confuse her enough that she found herself quick-marched through his reception area and into the most ridiculously awesome office she'd ever seen outside of a television drama.
Jaw surely hanging yokel-wide, she stared in fascination at the wall of glass that conveyed a panoramic view of the city.
"How the hell do you manage to work here? Isn't that distracting?" Good to know she wasn't tongue-tied around him, but it made her cringe to note her awed compliment.
"When you work long hours, having a view and a flood of daylight is a must. Especially for a guy like me. But we're not here to discuss my amazing view but rather your current situation. Broderick says you've been charged with the murder of your former employer." He pushed her in the direction of a fabric-covered armchair before his desk. He circled the massive wooden expanse and seated himself in a smooth-appearing leather chair.
Ah yes, the reason for her being here. How should she handle it? "I didn't do it," she blurted out. Way to shout her innocence. Heat infused her cheeks as she found herself the focus of his piercing blue eyes. He drew the oddest responses from her. She really needed to find her balance and start acting instead of reacting.
The odd question saw her blink. "Excuse me?"
"I said why didn't you kill him? Was he a good boss?"
"Not really. But he wasn't the worse one I've had either," she hastened to add.
"Were you fired?"
She couldn't help a wrinkle of her nose at his profane question. "Most definitely not."
"Are you seeing anyone?"
A frown creased her forehead. "What does that have to do with anything?"
"I'm going to take that as a no then. Did you owe him money?"
"Was he cooking the books?"
"Not that I know of."
"So, in other words, you have no motive?"
"No, I don't have a motive. And even if I did, I still wouldn't have killed my boss."
"What? No. Yes. What the hell is wrong with you? I wouldn't kill him or anyone because it's just not something normal people do. Something you're apparently unaware of. What is it with you lawyers? Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?" She had managed to only stand before she found herself pushed back down. Her ass hit the chair and she stared in consternation at the man. He'd leaped over his desk to stop her from departing and now towered over her.
How did he manage to move so fast? Only her daddy ever moved as quick.
"I think you need to tell me everything, from the beginning. Starting with how you came to work for the guy."
"I saw an ad online looking for a secretary."
"And that was how long ago?"
"Not long. I just celebrated my one-month mark."
"So you weren't referred to this job? Subcontracted in any way?"
"No. Does it matter?"
"Maybe. Maybe not. When it comes to establishing motive, these are questions that will arise during the course of your trial. The prosecution might attempt to show premeditation, which is why these little details are important. Speaking of details. What do we know of the evidence gathered that implicates you?"
Instead of replying, she dug into her voluminous purse — a secondhand Prada that she loved dearly, even if she paid way more for it than she should have. But nice secretaries didn't buy hot Pradas from the back of a truck. Being nice sucked.
"I brought a copy of my file." A folder filled with papers the lawyer gave her detailing the circumstantial evidence pointing her way. Even she had to admit it appeared damning.
Her fingerprint on the weapon, mysteriously located in her closet when the police executed their search warrant. Traces of her deceased employer's blood on her clothes in the hamper. The facts shone a bull's-eye on her, and yet ... I didn't do it.
Forget the truth. Her assertion fell on deaf ears. No one had listened to her when she told her story. She'd gotten home from work with her take-out Thai food, and from that point on she didn't remember a thing until she awoke the next day, face-first on her bed in bra and panties, when the cops came pounding on her door to arrest her and toss her apartment.
Gavin took the thick bundle of papers from her and tossed them onto his desk. "I'll read those later. I'm less interested in what the reports say and more in what you have to say."
"So you believe me when I say I'm innocent?"
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Feral Passions by Kate Douglas,
The Alpha's Woman by A. C. Arthur,
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Feral Passions by Kate Douglas Chereza Dubios, or Cherry, doesn’t want to go on vacation with her sister and her sister’s best friend. They are going to an exclusive resort up in the mountains where it is said that you can get up close and personal with wolves. But they convince her she needs the vacation so she gives in. Cherry is a very intelligent woman but lacks in self-confidence. She had a terrible experience ten years ago when she was eighteen which left her scarred emotionally. That was her first and last experience with a man. Feral Passions only takes six women at a time as guests and they are staffed completely by very sexy men. Cherry can’t believe it when not one but two men seem interested in her. Still, though, her feelings about her own self-image keep her from believing that they could truly be interested in her. Cherry’s week at Feral Passions ends up exceeding any and all expectations she could have ever had. Slowly she can feel herself becoming more accepting of who she is and the feelings she has developed for the two men are real and strong. Her week was filled with new friends, passion, good food and beautiful wolves. The men here are all so beautiful but Cherry is convinced that they might be keeping a huge secret. But her week is up and it’s time to go home. Can she say good-bye and return to her life the way it was? The Alpha’s Woman by A.C. Arthur Kira Radney’s mother has been murdered. Just months after her death, one of her pack mates tries to claim Kira against her will for his own mate, with her own father’s permission. So Kira runs. She is an alpha female and wants no part of being claimed. But for some reason, she veers from the path she was on and ends up on the private property of Blaez who is in a rival pack to her own. When Blaez found Kira on his property, he should have left her alone. But he couldn’t. Something about her drew him to her. He took Kira to his home for her own protection, not realizing who she was. As time passed, Kira begins to accept the members of Blaez’s pack. The attraction between Blaez and Kira cannot be denied. But Blaez has committed to never mate, to never allow himself to love someone after he lost his own parents and siblings. As Kira finds a place amongst Blaez’s pack, her self-confidence grows as does her acceptance of what a future as Blaez’s mate might hold for her. At the same time, secrets are revealed, things set in place by the Gods that sealed Kira’s fate before she was ever born. Does that fate include Blaez? And what will happen when her father’s pack comes for her as she knows they will? Legal Wolf's Mate by Eve Langlais Gavin is a successful lawyer who always wins his cases, no matter what. He was turned into a wolf against his will by a crime lord hoping to secure his very own lawyer, Fabian Garoux. But Gavin is a lone wolf. He refuses to follow what Fabian had planned for him and has his own successful clientele. Gavin had been told stories about Fated Mates, that once you see “the one” that everything shifts inside you and that one person becomes your world. But he didn’t believe any of it. He liked his life as a bachelor. That is, until he saw her! Megan is a secretary for one of Fabian’s enemies. Suddenly, her boss turns up dead and Megan is arrested for the murder with incriminating evidence found in her apartment. She can only afford a public defender until an acquaintance takes her to Gavin’s office for a meeting. He is annoying, arrogant, a
This was an interesting bundle for me to read. I am a fan of Douglas’ works, and have loved every one that I have read in the past, however I have never read anything by Arthur in the past. I started this bundle with the expectations that no matter what, I would still enjoy at least 1 of the stories. That was not the case in the slightest though because even though, once again I was blown away by Douglas’ story, I was equally blown away by Arthur’s story as well. I am a total paranormal junkie and I love reading paranormal books. I do think that Arthur did a great job at creating a world, and the characters, in the book that drew me in and kept me wanting to know more about what was going on. But not only that, I was drawn into the character’s stories and didn’t want the book to end. I do hope that Arthur will continue on with this story and turn it into a series. If that is the case, I will be sure to be reading them once they release. Douglas brought another great new book to this bundle as well. One thing that I loved about it is it is set up for a series, and I do have my fingers crossed that that will be the case. The Feral Passions resort was described in such a way that it was almost as though I was there, and I was so disappointed when the book ended because I didn’t want it to leave. Being a fan of Douglas’ work, there weren’t that many twists or shocks that actually shocked me, but that didn’t deter me from enjoying the story at all. (Original review posted as Feral Passions Bundle) **Additional review for Legal’s Mate** Langlais is another new-to-me author who I really enjoyed reading. I thought that Legal’s Mate was a great addition to the stories by Douglas and Arthur. There were twists and turns in this book that kept me interested and kept me reading more and more. I just couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen to Gavin and Megan. The secrets that they were both keeping were very gripping and interesting to find out. I do hope that Langlais will be continuing on and making this a series because I would be sure to read more of it in the future. Reviewed by Crystal Marie for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy provided for review*
Three sexy full length werewolf romances in one fantastic book each hotter than the last. Legal Wolf's Mate by Eve Langlais is sweet, sexy and full of surprises. Feral Passions by Kate Douglas shows that big girls are worthy of not one but two hot werewolves . I loved this story because the heroine is a bbw and a braniac and Brad and Cain treat her like a queen. Warning this is a sweet and smoking hot read where boundaries are willingly crossed for everyones enjoyment. The Alpha's Woman by A.C. Arthur was a surprise. A.C. Arthur is a “new to me” author and I was intrigued by the mythos of her world. The characters are strong and believable. The story was filled with delightful twists and turns. I will be checking out her backlist.
3.5 Stars Reviewed by Suzanne and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog When I read an anthology, I make sure there is one author I love in their and then the rest, new authors to try. So, with Growl I already knew I liked Eve Langlais and it gave me a chance to try out Kate Douglas and A.C. Arthur. Overall, I liked this anthology, it was worth the read, I have found a new series I want to read and had some sexy times with a variety of hot shifters. LEGAL WOLF’S MATE BY EVE LANGAIS 3 STARS Eve Langlais is the author I was most familiar with and this was the book I was looking forward to reading the most. I found it was … okay. It definitely wasn’t my favorite book from Langlais, but it was a fun story, with a little bit of action, a little bit of romance and some good sexy times. It also had a nice little twist to keep things interesting. FERAL PASSIONS BY KATE DOUGLAS 4 STARS I haven’t read any Kate Douglas so I didn’t know what to expect, but it turned out this was by far my favourite book in the anthology. LOVED IT. I really hope Douglas brings more books out in this series. Shy and curvy Cherry and her sister have gone to a women’s remote retreat called Feral Passions to relax for a week. However, what they don’t know is that Feral Passions is run by a pack of single werewolves all looking for their mate. I think you can pretty much guess what happens from there. And although the story may not be particularly original, I absolutely loved it and lapped it up. The sex between Cherry and her two (yes TWO) werewolf mates was hot and the romance was sweet, plus I really liked the idea of the story, as I said above, I hope Douglas doesn’t some more in this series, if she does I am all over it. THE ALPHA’S WOMAN BY A.C. ARTHUR DNF In every anthology you always get a book you don’t like, in Growl this was that book. I just couldn’t get into it, despite valiantly trying a number of times, before deciding that life was too short, I just didn’t connect with it. I can’t put my finger on why I didn’t like it, I found it hard to concentrate on the book and my mind would wander, and when instead of reading you are contemplating doing your clothes washing, that’s when you know it probably isn’t the right book for you!
Gere : Paranormal ( wolf shifters) . 3 authors . Eve Langlais Garry is a lawyer . A very powerful lawyer that didn't believe in Mates. Where a wolf knew who his live long partner is going to be . He gets a call to defend a lady (yes a lady wolf ) from a murder charge . She is charged with killing her boss. Gary takes one look at her and he just knows . The dating and fooling around is done for him. The lady has things going against her . There is a fire at her apartment where the police thinks she set it . Everywhere she turns or tries to clear her name she always gets framed . Gary is trying to get to the bottom of it . You will get a few surprises at the end saying Wow Kate Douglas This story starts off with 6 guys that opened up a resort out near some woods . The guys are Wolf shifters that need to find mates before their species dye .Cherry is a girl who has a few insecurities . She lets work rule her life. When she was young she was taken advantage of by a guy . It was a bet he had. She thinks she is fat and Ugly . Her sister convinces her to take a vacation with them . They are going up to a lodge at is only run by 6 guys . Once she gets there is right at ease. One of the guys Brad comes to get her luggage and takes her to her cabin. Brad is attracted to her . He tests her out . Brad also tells her that a wolf will protect her and if she is more than 20 minutes to make it to dinner the wolf will be there to guide her . Cherry is comfortable with the 2 wolfs . But she notices something . Grab it and find out what A. C. Archer This is a powerful story about a Alpha wolf that has a cabin in the woods . He won't let anybody get near his heart . His whole family was wiped out by Zeus while he was doing his time helping mother America . He can't go through with having his heart and soul ripped out again.... that is till he sees and smells her. She's an Alpha female that ran away from her pack . Her mother was killed . Her mother always told her that there is more to this world than what is at her pack. When they come together it's powerful . There is fate and the moon goddess that is trying to tell them something . There are secrets that are being discovered All 3 are fantastic short reads
Legal Wolf by Eve Langlais was fun and light-hearted in way that only Eve can be when we have a woman being framed for murder and someone trying to kill her. Gavin and Megan are quite an interesting couple. A lawyer and a secretary framed for murder aren't what I would normally expect in a werewolf romance. But together they are a riot and are quite a cute couple. The dialog between them is fun and humorous. But, there are quire a few surprises in store. Megan throws a doozy at you and it makes me love her even more! The cherry on top was Broderick - a mouthy cat that gives us a chance to see Gavin in all his alpha goodness. Feral Passions is quite the exclusive resort. Will someone please buy me a week's stay there?!?! Cherry is a lucky woman - taken to Feral Passions by her sister and her sister's friend. Where they get to enjoy a week vacation being waiting on by super-hot guys (that may or may not be werewolves) in a remote forest preserve. Heaven! I really love how Cherry changed throughout the story. The wolves are there for her to help boost her confidence and give her a new outlook on her life. Warning - this is the highest sexual rating in the anthology including menage - but it was soooo much fun. I felt like I was part of Cherry's world and now I really want to go back and visit again. Bonus: there's a side romance that runs through the background that is really great, too! The Alpha's Woman was almost non-stop action and excitement. There's a strong tie to Greek mythology in this one that I really enjoyed. Being able to learn the history of the race of Lycans was just an amazing touch that really brought the story to life. Kira is on the run from her past and to her destiny, but she just doesn't know it. Blaeze was so very interesting. I loved hearing him talk about the history of his family. Blaeze and Kira are both something very special and unique - but I'll let you find out what exactly. Both are alpha's and watching them square off against each other was really great and led to some fantastic dialog and scenes. Growl is an amazing mix of stories - all featuring really fun werewolf men. Each book is a very different tale that was exciting and sexy and so much fun to read. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
3 different werewolf stories that I couldn't put down once I got my copy at midnight. Nice collection.