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Friday, April 25, 2014

(Review) Wild Wolf ★★★★☆

In the latest Shifters Unbound novel, a man has resigned himself to a life half lived. But a beautiful, courageous woman has him longing for something more…

Graham McNeil knows that his pack is unruly, but he’s not sure he can take the next step toward Shiftertown stability—choosing a new mate. After losing his mate and son long ago, Graham has worked hard to keep his heart in check. And even if he was inclined to bind himself again, his girlfriend, Misty, is human—a fact that won’t sit well with Graham’s old-fashioned wolves.

But Graham is up against a new enemy, one who could spell danger and death to all of Shiftertown. Graham must now defend his leadership and save Misty, the woman he has grown to love—before Shiftertown is pulled into an all-out war.

Wild Wolf is book 6 in the Shifters Unbound series. There are like 6 novellas in between the books. I've read and loved them all. The series is really starting to heat up now with Wild Wolf. I seem to say this a lot but the book description doesn't compare to the book itself. If you've read the previous books than you are familiar with Misty. She's the girl who chats with Graham at the shifter bar after he fights with Eric. Some jerk tries to get Misty to spy on Graham and she tells him about it. That was in book 4 Mate Claimed.

Wild Wolf takes place approximately a year after Mate Claimed. At this point Graham is sort of dating Misty. Misty is kidnapped and Graham comes to save her. In doing so he gets hurt and their relationship starts to crumble. With being hurt he is afraid he cannot hold onto his place in shiftertown. All the shifters are pressuring him to take a mate so that he will have a strong heir.

I don't want to say much more because it'll ruin the surprises but let me just say that it's all been leading up to this. All the work on taking the collars off and such. All leading up to the shocks that you'll read in Wild Wolf.

I really like Misty and Graham so this was a great book if you ask me. I enjoyed the by-play between them and Graham's nephew Dougal. Also the twin cubs that Graham is taking care of. All in all I wouldn't say it was an especially romantic book but there was a lot of action and lots of laughs which made up for it.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

(Review) The Cowboy Lassos a Bride ★★★★☆

Jake Matheson loves everything about ranching the Double-Bar-K, except for his father’s controlling nature. It’s bad enough the old man won’t step down and let him run things his own way. Now Holt has demanded that Jake find a wife—in the next thirty days. Jake knows just the woman he wants–Hannah Ashton–but they haven’t even gone on a date, let alone been together long enough for him to propose. He’ll have to work fast to secure her hand in marriage before his time is up.

Hannah Ashton loves the fifteen hundred pound bison she rescued from being the object of a trophy hunt. She’s grateful for Gladys’s temporary home on the Double Bar K—and for the chance it gives her to see Jake on a daily basis. But now Holt Matheson is threatening to kick Gladys off the ranch—or eat her!—unless Hannah spends fourteen consecutive nights with Jake. What they get up to together is their business, but if Hannah misses a night, it’s bye-bye bison.

Jake can’t believe Hannah has agreed to move into his cabin, but now his brother Ned is stirring up trouble, trying to break them up before he can propose. Hannah’s beginning to think it’ll be hard to leave the ranch when her fourteen nights are over—even if she’s heading to veterinary school. She’s falling for Jake–hard–but Jake wants a traditional wife, not a career woman.

“Sleep with my son for two weeks.”
Hannah’s jaw dropped open. Her cheeks flushed to what she was sure was a brilliant red. Had Holt lost his mind? Had she? He couldn’t have said that out loud.

Could he?
“You heard me right, but you can get your mind out of the gutter.” Holt’s laconic tone was shaded with a hint of laughter at her expense. “I said sleep with him, not screw him. What you two get up to is on your conscience. All I ask is that you share a bed.”
“I… what…?” She glanced around wildly, wondering if anyone else had overheard him. Surely this had to be a joke. Would Holt’s youngest son, Rob, come rushing out with a video camera? He was always playing practical jokes.
“Sleep with my son for fourteen consecutive nights. All night. That’s it. Your bison gets a pasture, food, and shelter for the rest of her life. What do you say?”
She sputtered, searching for something to say that encompassed the depth of her anger that he’d even speak to her this way. She settled on sarcasm. “Two weeks? I’ll have to check my calendar. Some other guy’s father might have extorted me to sleep with him one of those nights.”

Holt chuckled. “Just how many bison do you have stashed around the ranches in these parts?”
“I don’t need to listen to this.”
“By the way, the son in question is Jake.” He eyed her sharply and Hannah felt the heat creep up her cheeks all over again.
An image of them together in bed—naked, disheveled—flashed into her mind and her body tingled with the idea of it. She and Jake could have a lot of fun between the sheets.
She forced the thought out of her head. “Not interested.”
“Then I guess I’ll get my pasture back sooner than I thought. And I’ll have to find some other woman to get my son’s mind on marriage.”
“Damn it, Holt—that’s not fair.”
“Which part isn’t? The part where I eat your bison or the part where another woman sleeps with my son?” 


This is the 6th book in the Cowboys of Chance Creek series and the 2nd Matheson book. The first was Rob's book... book 5. Although I didn't like Rob's book as much I loved Jake's. Jake is the oldest Matheson son and the father Holt has decided it's about time to get him married off. Hannah is the vet assistant of Bella from The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire and the girl who rescued the bison in the last book.

After reading the description and the excerpt I'm not sure there's much more that I can add to it. I really enjoyed this book and flew through it in a day. I'm a big fan of the Cowboys of Chance Creek series and have read them all. They are light fun reads.  The Cowboy Lasso's a Bride doesn't disappoint. 

Hannah and Jake, despite their differences make a great couple and it was fun learning more about each of them.  I look forward to updates on how they are doing in the next two books which are Jake's brothers.  I wonder if Holt gets up to his old tricks with them.

Author Info:
Cora Seton loves cowboys, country life, gardening, bike-riding, and lazing around with a good book. Mother of four, wife to a computer programmer/eco-farmer, she ditched her California lifestyle nine years ago and moved to a remote logging town in northwestern British Columbia.

Like the characters in her novels, Cora enjoys old-fashioned pursuits and modern technology, spending mornings transforming a neglected one-acre lot into a paradise of orchards, berry bushes and market gardens, and afternoons writing the latest Chance Creek romance novel on her iPad mini. Visit to read about new releases, contests and other cool events!





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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

(Review) Feral Heat ★★★☆☆

Jace Warden is sent to the Shiftertown in Austin to find a way to free all Shifters from their Collars. But pulling off the Collars can cause Shifters to go mad or kill them outright.

In Austin, Jace meets Deni Rowe, a wolf Shifter with troubles of her own—she was deliberately run down in the road, and while her body has healed, she still has episodes of total memory loss during which she retreats into her pure animal self.

Jace has never met anyone like Deni. Courageous and beautiful, she volunteers to help him test the Collar removal. And as Deni and Jace work together, they feel the mate bond begin. But can Jace help Deni believe she can heal enough to be anyone’s true mate?

I cruised through this novella in an afternoon. I love the Shifters Unbound series. If you're not familiar with the characters Jace is Eric's son... the head of the Las Vegas shifters and Deni is Ellison's sister. Jace is visiting Austin to help with the problem of trying to remove the collars when he meets Deni.

This one wasn't as good as some of the other Shifters Unbound books but it was still worth the read. You might remember from Ellison's book that Deni has some major issues after a car rammed her on her motorcycle the year before. She has a hard time holding back her feral side and has blackouts.

There isn't much romance in this story at all. It's a series of events that throws together two very unlikely shifters. I enjoyed the story altogether though I can't say I have a favorite part or quote for this one.  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

(Review) Wildcat ★★★★☆

When horse breeder Sara Shield encounters Jerden Morokovitz riding bareback and naked, she's stunned by the magnificence of both man and stallion. But Sara came to Terra Minor to get away from men.

The murder of Jerden's lover by a deranged woman has left this former star attraction of the Zetithian Palace brothel shattered in mind and body. Jerden is sure Sara can heal his anguish—but not unless he can find the key to her heart.

The book description leaves out quite a bit.  Sara is neighbors with Bonnie and Lynx from book 4 of the Cat Star Chronicles series, Outcast.  They are in the book quite a bit and anyone who knows me knows that I love updates on previous characters.  I figure it's about 20 years since the first book since Jack and Cat have teenage children.  Yes, there's a few parts with them in the book as well as some other books.  I was very pleased.  

But enough about previous characters!  This book is about Sara and Jerden.  Sara has sworn off men due to a rape when she was young and has no interest in any mans advances even Jerden.  Jerden is suffering from the brutal murder of a co-worker at the brothel he worked at before becoming Sara's neighbor.  He has secluded himself because he sees either the face of the girl or her murderer in every woman... until Sara.  

As with all of the Cat Star Chronicle books there are some lengthy sex scenes.  I have to confess to skipping ahead a few times.  One of the things I enjoyed in this book were how wild animals would follow Jerden around.  Including Sara's lost horse.  That horse was a matchmaker I swear!  I also enjoyed the back and forth between Sara and her employees.  Some of it had me laughing so hard.  

All in all a great addition to the Cat Star Chronicles series.  If you aren't familiar with the series it is very good and I would strongly suggest starting with book 1 Slave.  There is a lot that is discussed that someone jumping into the series would be confused about.  Trust me, the books are worth the read.   

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Feature & Follow Friday #14

This is a weekly meme hosted by: Alison Can Read and Parajunkee that is aimed to help bloggers grow their audience and make new friends. They feature two bloggers every week and have a question for everyone to answer.

This week's question:
Tell us about a book that you didn’t like and why we shouldn’t read it…nicely.
It took me all of 2 seconds to think of what book I wanted to talk about... Allegiant by Veronica Roth:
You can read my review here.  I have had several people tell me after reading Allegiant that they wished they would have listened to me and stopped at Divergent.  Divergent is one of my all-time favorite young adult books.  I absolutely loved it.  The second book, Insurgent, was pretty good.  But in my opinion Allegiant was terrible.  Because of things that happen in the third and last book of this series I cry when I see commercials for the Divergent movie.  I'm afraid to go see the movie because I don't want to cry through it.  The book broke my heart.  I also had a terrible time getting through it.  It took me weeks to read.  I won't yammer on any longer because I know you have other blogs to stop at just let me say that if you haven't read this book yet and when you read Divergent you love that book I would advise you to stop there and enjoy the glow of a wonderful book.
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