Friday, July 6, 2018
Review for The Big Alpha In Town by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden, and Kate Baxter - 3 out of 5
SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -
Three hot stories about three sexy shifters from a trio of today's hottest paranormal romance authors, headlined by bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden!
Bearing His Name
Meeting his mate should have been cause for celebration. There’s just one teeny tiny problem. Jade thinks Ark might have impregnated her sister. He didn’t, but convincing Jade is going to take a bit of honey.
Owned by the Lion
Keir’s been told to stop playing the field and settle down—difficult advice for a hard and hot man with a lion’s heart to follow. But his sights have always been set on Ally. She’s his mate, plain and simple. With her sweet and delicious curves, she’s nothing but sugar and trouble all rolled into one. But he’s known her and sparred with her for years. She’s his best friend’s little sister, and it’s going to take a whole new level of convincing that he’s the mate for her.
No Need Fur Love
Moving with his pack to the tiny town of Stanley, Idaho has Owen Courtney a little on edge. With literally no women in sight, Owen will be lucky to find a date, let alone his true mate. But you know the saying about a werewolf walking into a bar…
Gorgeous wood nymph Mia Oliver is on a mission: Find a suitable male to get her good ‘n pregnant and provide her with an heir. But when Mia decides to pick up a gorgeous and oh-so willing werewolf at the bar, she realizes she might be in over her head. …
MY REVIEW -
Each of the 3 stories were fun and entertaining shifter romances, but the emotion and connection was lacking a bit for me. I still was entertained with each story though. Each story was a 3 star for me. This is $9.99 on Amazon, and honestly, I think that price is too high. Each one of these stories is like a short story, so I'd say each is worth $.99, so I'd expect to pay about $2.99. That's just my opinion.
The first story is Bearing His Name by Eve Langlais. This one was about bear shifter, Ark, and Jade. Jade's sister got pregnant because she slept with some random guy, and doesn't know who it is. Jade sends a whole pack of shifters a letter stating they are the dad; in hopes that one of the men will come forward as the baby daddy. Ark is one of those men. Ark was so drunk, he doesn't recall if he slept with Jade's sister that night, but he decides to investigate further. He meets Jade, and knows right away that she's his mate, but what if the sister's baby is his? Right off the bat, I was grossed out that these people have sex with random people. Jade's sister leaves a lot to be desired, she seems a bit of an airhead. Ark also acts like a caveman in actions and his thoughts, and Jade is a bit of a shrew, so it was tough to care what happens to either one of them. That being said, the story is entertaining and fun, and I did enjoy the romance element.
Owned by the Lion by Milly Taiden, is about manwhore lion shifter, Keir, and Ally. Keir knows Ally is his mate, but she doesn't want anything to do with him because he's slept with so many woman. It really was ridiculous how all these women would just pop out of the woodwork that have slept with Kier. It was gross, and I really wished Ally would've held off more with Keir, or make him at least be more contrite about all the women he's been with. Him being friends with many of his past women doesn't endear him to me at all. There are some sweet moments, and I did like the characters. This story was interesting enough to keep me reading.
No Need Fur Love by Kate Baxter is about wood nymph, Mia, and wolf shifter, Owen. Mia wants to get knocked up because her father said she can have a position of power if she has an heir, so Mia is looking for a one-night stand to knock her up. Mia ends up meeting Owen, but Owen proves to be more than a one-night stand. I liked Owen. He's a sweetie. I don't like Mia. She sucks. First off, the whole trying to get some random guy to knock you up is just gross, and then she mentioned that she was going to use magic to persuade some guy to have sex with her. That doesn't feel like consent to me, so right off the bat, I was thinking eww. Then she lies to Owen, and treats him like crud. How about standing up to your father, or leaving if he's not willing to give you respect. Having a baby you don't want just to gain power is a stupid thing to do. Owen saved this whole story for me, and I did like how the story plays out.