Review: Growl by Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, and A.C. Arthur

Posted January 16, 2016 in Review / 2 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review:  Growl by Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, and A.C. Arthur

Growl

by Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, A.C. Arthur
Published by Macmillan, St. Martin's Griffin on January 5th 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 496
Format: eARC

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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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.

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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I’ve said it before… do I really need to say it again?  Yeah, probably.  I love anthologies.  I love them for their quick stories.  In and out, nobody gets hurt.  I love to try out new authors, too.  I think the latter is the best reason of all to pick up an anthology every once in a while.

So I saw this paranormal romance featuring wolves and thought, “Why YES, I would love to get a little warm and fuzzy.”  The best part was that Eve Langlais had a story in this anthology and I had been wanting to read her stories for a while now.  Heck, two of her books sit on my shelf, signed even!

Each story is longer than a short story but perhaps not quite long enough for a novella.

So here we go:

Legal Wolf’s Mate by Eve Langlais – 4 stars

Probably my favorite story out of the three.  A good thing because it’s why I picked up the book in the first place.  I liked Ms. Langlais’ world building and how her wolves were different than the lore I’m used to hearing about the wolves.  I also enjoyed the dynamic between Gavin and his “maker”, Fabian.  That dynamic ended up being messy, to say the least.  Megan as Gavin’s mate?  Oh, he’s met his match…  Honestly, this could have been a novel but I’m kind of glad it’s a “novella”.  I’d love to read more adventures from Megan and Gavin.

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Feral Passions by Kate Douglas – 3.5 stars

Cherry (her real name is Cheraza) has endured some of the most heinous humiliation in her past and it’s obviously done a real number on her self esteem and self-body image.  When the opportunity arises to go to a resort in Northern California where women are the invited guests and men the hosts, Cherry reluctantly goes with her sister and her sister’s best friend.  Told in alternating POVs, this story fed the inner “I am woman, hear me roar”.  And I am a sucker for any storyline where the heroine is a normal, healthy weight but is considered overweight by the men she dates, and then she meets a guy who actually loves the curves that make a woman a WOMAN and then…  well, I’d be spoiling it all for you.  Just toss in some FUN wolves and some menage- and quadrage-a-go-go’s (there were some positions I have never even imagined!) and you have Feral Passions.  Fun stuff!

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The Alpha’s Woman by A.C. Arthur – 2 stars

My least favorite story out of the three and most likely because I am not a fan of the author’s writing style.  Unfortunately, her blunt language during romantic scenes and endless mind chatter was front and center in this story.  I like dialogue between my characters.  I don’t need major plot points repeated incessantly throughout a book.  Basically, less in the head, more out of the mouth!

 

About Eve Langlais

Hello, my name is Eve Langlais and I am an International Bestselling author who loves to write hot romance, usually with werewolves, cyborgs or aliens. I’m a stay at home mom who writes full time in between juggling my three kids, hubby, and housework.

I should warn you, I have a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. While well known for my shifter stories, I am also extremely partial to aliens, the kind who like to abduct humans and then drive them insane...with pleasure. Or do you like something a little darker, more serious? Then check out my cyborgs whose battle with humanity have captivated readers worldwide.

About Kate Douglas

Kate and her husband of over forty years have two adult children and six grandchildren. They live in the small town of Healdsburg, California, in the heart of the beautiful Sonoma County wine country.

About A.C. Arthur

A.C. Arthur

Artist C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides 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.

Working in the legal field for more than twenty years now she’s seen lots of horrific things and longs for the safe haven reading a romance novel brings. To date, Artist has written in several genres including, young adult paranormal (written as Artist Arthur, erotic romance as Sapphire Blue, small town contemporary romance as Lacey Baker, a heart-stopping murder mystery series titled Rumors, a sensual contemporary romance series following the life and loves of The Donovan Family, and sexy paranormal series including The Shadow Shifters and Lure of the Lycans, all written as A.C. Arthur.

 

 

Kristin

About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of “happily ever after” books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It’s for her family’s sake. When not reading, she’s homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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2 responses to “Review: Growl by Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, and A.C. Arthur

  1. I love Eve. I haven’t read the other two authors. I’m on the waiting list at the library for this book. I don’t know if I will read all three or not. Depends on how many books I have piled up around me when I get off the waiting list. I might try the second one. I’ll probably skip the third. I wouldn’t like it for the same reasons you mentioned.
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