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