Duty, loyalty, and pure animal attraction collide in this sizzling A.L.F.A. paranormal romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Elemental Mating.
Amerella Capone is the great-grandniece of the infamous Al Capone, and she won't let anyone in the Las Vegas Mafia forget it. But 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. One good deed and now her life is on the line…
Sworn to protect humanity in exchange for autonomy, the Alpha League Federal Agency is called in to keep Amerella safe from the Mafia. But cougar-shifter Agent François "Frank" Dubois has history with his charge, and the secrets between them might do more damage than any gun pointed at his head. Still, he takes her to the one safe place he knows she’ll never be discovered—home.
Includes a preview of the next book in the A.L.F.A. series, Dangerous Mating.
“This author should be on all must-read lists!”—Twin Sisters Rockin’ Book Review
“I can always rely on Milly Taiden to write a fun, quick, sweet and sexy romance.”—Angel’s Guilty Pleasures
About the Author
Milly lives in Florida with her husband, children, and spunky dogs, Needy Speedy and Stormy. She is addicted to iced caramel lattes.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mating Needs by Milly Taiden is the second book in her A.L.F.A series. When I read the first book in this series (Elemental Mating), I had mixed feelings and was not sure I would continue reading this, but since I did like the shifter theme, I decided I would give the next book a chance. I am glad I did. I really enjoyed Mating Needs. This book also had a lot of humor, but it was very well done, and seriously fun, exciting and endearing throughout the book. Ameralla Capone, our heroine, is a Mafia princess, who is totally different than most princesses. When we meet Amie, she is doing personal business in her bank, when a robbery occurs. Amie recognizes two of her cousins behind the robbery attempt, with one getting killed. Amie is beside herself to watch her good cousin die, and despite the danger, tells the detective she will testify what she saw against her bad cousin. Frank Dubois, our hero, is a member of the A.L.F. A. ( Alpha League Federal Agent), who is assigned to be the bodyguard for Amie. But when they meet, there is a big surprise….Frank and Amie were lovers back in their college days, when she up and left him. Frank has never forgotten Amie, who is the love of his life and as it turns out..his Mate. Frank is a cougar shifter, which helps him be one of the best agents A.L.F.A. needs. Amie is in trouble, as her Mafia uncle will do anything to find her. Unbeknownst to most people, Amie has a young son, whom she worries about because he has some strange quirks, like claws coming out on his hands. Amie thinks the boy is seriously ill, and tries to teach him to not show anyone. What follows is Amie and Frank spending all their spare time together, as this second chance romance builds very quickly. The lust for each other is sizzling hot, something neither can resist. This is definitely a sexy romance, with lots of sexual scenes. But the best part of this story, is the fun when Frank takes Amie to live in his mom’s house in home town (all shifters) to protect her. I loved this part, as it was a blast, especially since Amie did not know about shifters. The townspeople were great, as Amie shows the women how to dress, or change their business to look nicer and how to treat their men. I got such a kick out of the comments made early on that almost gave away the secret….send the cat; she has many bunnies; he’s a wolf, etc. When Amie finds the truth, she did accept it really well, and laughed at those hints. Mating Needs turned out to be an exciting suspense story line, but the fun humor elevated this to a different level that made this book such a enjoyable read. You can read this very well as a standalone. Milly Taiden won me over in this book.
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 own this book and book 1! The cover is my favorite kind! It has both beautiful beasts on the cover. 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!!
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.