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Her Purrfect Match by Milly Taiden

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Title:  Her Purrfect Match

Author:  Milly Taiden

Release Date:  October 24, 2014

Blurb:  Paranormal Dating Agency Book 3 (STANDALONE)

Alyssa Moran is tired of being the old cat lady with no man. She has very specific needs and goes to visit Mrs. Wilder at the Paranormal Dating Agency. Shockingly enough, she is promised a man who likes cats, wants kids, likes curves and will be wild in bed.

Grayson Green needs a mate. Fast. But he refuses to be pushed into anything. That is, until a curvy funny woman shows up in his territory saying she’s there for him. Who is he to argue when someone as delectable as Alyssa decides she wants to give herself to him?

Of course, not all is at it seems and some people want Alyssa gone and Gray dead. If Gray mates, the future of his pride will be sealed and no one can argue his place as leader. Unless it can be stopped before they ever get a chance to make some cubs. He will have to work hard at convincing a human she’s the only one for him or lose his pride and his mate.

Reader Note: This book contains scorching sex (the kind that will make you sweat and need ice cream), adult language (he’s a very dirty talker and we like it), and violence. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like dirty, raunchy sex with a growly tiger on one funny curvy girl, then this is right up your alley. Enjoy!

Buy Link:  Amazon

Excerpt:  Once Tally had gone, Gerri ordered some tea and pulled out a notebook. “Let’s talk.”

Lyss swallowed hard. “What about?”

“Why what you want in a man, of course.” Gerri placed her elbow on the table and cupped her chin with her hand, tapping a finger on her cheek. “I know you said you wanted a man that likes cats.”

She nodded quickly. “He has to. Or at least not be allergic and not be bothered by them.”

“A man who likes pussy,” Gerri said as she wrote. “Got it.”

Lyss blinked. Then she burst into giggles.

Gerri gave her a side smile. “You got that, huh?”

“Heck yeah. I definitely need a man who likes erm…that. You know, Tally had said you were unique, but wow.”

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Geek Bearing Gifts by Milly Taiden

“Did you know…That your eyes are the color of smooth milk chocolate and as bright as a thousand stars?”

91oM86+0ZJL._SL1500_Title:  Geek Bearing Gifts

Author:  Milly Taiden

Rate: B

Nita Islas wants to find love. She’s tired of the superficial relationships and is ready to give true romance a try. She uses the Paranormal Dating Agency and hopes they can help her where all others have failed. What she didn’t expect was to find her date flat on his back in nothing more than a towel.
Ky Stone has been in love with curvy and funny Nita since they were in High School. When she moved away, she took his heart with her. Then one day Ky wakes up to find her leaning over him. He’s sure he’s died and gone to heaven. He has no idea what she’s doing there, but he’s sure as hell not letting her leave.
Fate, meddling family and the PDA have brought them together again. The chemistry between them is explosive. But there’s problems with Ky’s neighboring clan and he’s keeping secrets from Nita. He needs to find a way to open up to her or lies and unexpected danger could tear them apart…forever. 

Thoughts:  There were things I really liked about this book, but some things that really just didn’t work for me.  I love the whole ‘crush’ angle of the story, with Ky knowing that Nita was the one for him since they were teens.  What didn’t work for me?  The fact that she had a crush on Ky too, but yet doesn’t connect this Ty with the Ty of the past.  I mean, it doesn’t even cross her mind at all (not even a hint of, “Could this be…?  No, it can’t be!”)  Some things also just seemed thrown in to add conflict, but it was half-hearted.  Rival clan sneaking onto the bear clans land….fights and violence….repeat.  It just seemed there could have been a whole lot more to this story.  On all levels.

This would not be one of my favorites of Taiden’s work.  I loved the idea of it, but it just never came to fruition.  It was short, underdeveloped, and just left me wanting a whole lot more from this story.

Excerpt:  “So you see, I want a man that will be interested in me as a person. Not just for sex. Not for money, which I don’t have. Not for whatever he might think he can get out of me. I want to be wanted for the woman inside. And I sure as hell want to be wanted sexually too.”

Mrs. Wilder cocked her head to the side, staring at her with her soulful eyes. “Darling, there are many sides to you. Your beauty, your body, your wit, your abilities at work. What do you want to focus on if anything in particular?”

She leaned back on the sofa, the seat dipping under her butt. The leather squeaked with the weight of her body. “I want more than sex. Don’t get me wrong, sex is great.”

Mrs. Wilder snorted, her eyes turned bright with amusement. Her lips twisted in a smirk and a

small dimple showed on her right cheek. She appeared even younger when she smiled. “Sex is amazing when done correctly. Especially if he can figure out how to be all alpha and make your legs shake.”

Oh, damn! She choked on the cookie she’d taken a bite of, chocolate spewing from her lips with each cough. She picked up a napkin and tried to clear her throat. Mrs. Wilder was a freak.

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Scent of A Mate by Milly Taiden

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Series:  Sassy Mates Series Book #1

Author:  Milly Taiden

Rating:  B

Mission: Scent a Mate – Jordan Alvarez knew that a promise to her best friend involved staking out the local wolf pack’s scenting ceremony and recording the graphic details, but she was the writer and the only one with the balls to finish the task. No one would know that four human women had sneaked proof of their rituals, or at least, that was the plan until Aric Wolfe showed up.  Mission: Stake a ClaimAric Wolfe knew his baby sister was up to something, and expected her best friend, Jordan, to be in on the chaos. He finally had an opportunity to lay claim to a mate that had been under his nose for years. Jordan’s scent called to both the man and the animal, and he was done fighting the call of the beast. It was time to mark his mate.  Mission: Survive an AlphaWhen a good intention creates a problem for the Wolfe family, Jordan finds herself being stalked by a woman intent on claiming Aric as her own. Battle lines will be drawn, love will be put to the test, and Aric will have to fight Jordan’s strong personality to keep her alive. Two alpha hearts seeking control will either find the balance or risk losing their love forever.

Mature reader warning: Adult content including but not limited to: Violence and raw sexual language and actions.

Review:  Having recently discovered Milly Taiden, I was anxious to get started on her newest release.  While I really, really liked this book, there were a few things that I thought could have been better.  I really enjoyed how Aric has known all along that his sister’s best friend is his mate – he has just chosen to wait to claim her.  The fact that he is at a loss to really understand her – and seek help from his sister – was really endearing.  I just wish we could have seen even more of that throughout the book.  Sometimes with Taiden’s books, I think all of the sex becomes the forefront of the book and everything else kind of gets overshadowed.  This is even more prominent in this one than some of the other’s I have read.  Don’t get me wrong, Taiden writes sex scenes that can really scorch the pages – and I am definitely not saying to get rid of – or cut back – on any of it!  But I would also like to see more of the emotional aspect.  Taiden is such an excellent writer that I want to feel the emotions of these characters really put me through the emotional wringer.  I would like to see more of a balance between the emotional and the sexual.  I think Taiden is really capable of digging in even deeper into her bag of author tricks and knocking it to us – more so than she already does!

I thought the “attackers after her because she is the paltry human trying to claim one of the prime males” was bit too standard and not as creative as some of her other works.  I was expecting a bit more from that angle – especially as I know this author is certainly capable of it.  My only other complaint is that the ending fell off a little abruptly to me.  I thought there would be a few more pages to it.  Other than that, it is exactly what we can all expect from Taiden .

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Wolf Fever by Milly Taiden

51a7KZ2fHyLTitle:  Wolf Fever

Series:  Alpha Project Book #1

Author:  Milly Taiden

Rating:  B+

Changes she can’t understand…When Raine Bowe volunteers for a sleep study for the extra cash, she didn’t expect to wake in a lab or to be victimized by a mad scientist. She escapes with one objective–to find someone strong enough to wage war with the evil growing inside her.
A job he won’t accept…Ryder Storm is a man with a reputation–the bad boy of his own universe. He doesn’t take prisoners, won’t give into a sweet smile, and doesn’t cut his pack an inch of slack. He knows the desperate woman in his bar is his the moment he lays eyes on her. He’ll give her anything she wants, except the one thing she’s begging for. Death.
Passion neither can fight…Raine enlists Ryder’s help to unravel the mystery surrounding the hours she lost in the lab and to help tame the beast inside her. In their search for answers, the road will lead them to a twisted experiment involving shifters, humans, and the creation of the ultimate Alpha. He’s ready for the adventure and she’s ready for her answers. Neither are ready for the lust that calls down from the mating moon. But a wolf knows its mate, and an alpha will not stop until he or she gets what they want.
Mature reader warning: Adult content including but not limited to: Violence and raw sexual language and actions. 

Review:  This was my first foray into reading a Milly Taiden novel.  This particular book was recommended to me at Amazon based on past books I have purchased, and after reading the blurb, who could resist?  It quickly made its way into my long, long, list of books “to be read”.  And this is one of those ones that I’m glad Amazon brought to my attention – since it is amazingly good!

Wolf Fever jumps right into the action and captures your attention from the get-go.  But from the moment Ryder’s eyes lock with Raine’s it jumps from attention grabbing to impossible to put down!  I wound up staying up way later than I should in order to finish it, and then found myself online in the middle of the night looking for more titles from this series!  However, this is the first book in a new series for the author…(sigh)….so I will be kept waiting for more from the Alpha project.  The good news?  She has many more interesting titles listed on her webpage that I have yet to discover!  Needless to say, I will be reading many more of her titles in the days to come!

The passion between Ryder and Raine is simply scorching.  They can’t keep their hands off of each other, and it’s even more poignant because Ryder already knows she is his mate.  The one he has been waiting for.  Raine on the other hand, is a mess….she’s newly turned and has no idea what is happening to her – or to her body.  And the author does a great job of capturing that.  And envisioning Ryder trying to resist the irresistible because he knows how confused she is was just endearing.  This has been one of the better done erotic paranormals that I have read.

That’s not to say there were not a few issues with it.  My major one was the time sequence.  A few scenes, particularly toward the later part of the book, almost seems to jump and fast forward through pieces.  For instance, he asks her to move in with him and all of a sudden she “hasn’t had to drive that stretch of road in awhile” and they have been already “living together for a week”.  It felt like we were skipping over certain chunks of the story.  You have a few moments where you wonder if you missed something.  At least it felt that way to me.  I thought it would have been better served making it a bit more lengthy – and also give a little more depth to the story- by giving a little more detail in these areas.  But really, in the scheme of things, it’s not enough to really take away from what an awesome book this is.

We were also left with quite a few questions – one of which is who is really behind the whole project.  However, I’m sure that will be a topic for future books in the series.  I am also eagerly waiting to see what happens to Quinn.

If you’re looking for something sexy and steamy, with a touch or erotic thrown in – along with a few horny werewolf’s during mating season – you will definitely want to pick this book up and give it a try!

 

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