Thursday, May 30, 2013

E-ARC Review SEAL of Honor By Tonya Burrows

SEAL of Honor
By Tonya Burrows
Entangled Publishing - May 28, 2013

Title: SEAL of Honor
Author: Tonya Burrows
Series: Hornet #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 352 pages
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Imprint: Entangled Select
ISBN: 978-1620612583
It’s a good thing Gabe Bristow lives and breathes the Navy SEAL credo, “the only easy day was yesterday,” because today, his life is unrecognizable. When his prestigious career comes to a crashing halt, he’s left with a bum leg and few prospects for employment that don’t include a desk.

That is, until he’s offered the chance to command a private hostage rescue team and free a wealthy American businessman from Colombian paramilitary rebels. It seems like a good deal—until he meets his new team: a drunk Cajun linguist, a boy-genius CIA threat analyst, an FBI negotiator with mob ties, a cowboy medic, and an EOD expert as volatile as the bombs he defuses. Oh, and who could forget the sexy, frustratingly impulsive Audrey Van Amee? She’s determined to help rescue her brother—or drive Gabe crazy. Whichever comes first.

As the death toll rises, Gabe’s team of delinquents must figure out how to work together long enough to save the day. Or, at least, not get themselves killed. Because Gabe’s finally found something worth living for, and God help him if he can’t bring her brother back alive.
My Thoughts

The good, the bad, and why I did not finish SEAL of Honor….. Well the cover is nice, but that’s not what convinced me to read the romantic suspense novel, SEAL of Honor by Tonya Burrows. In actuality, the title caught my attention, because I love stories about Navy SEALs/ men in uniform. There were some characters that I loved and some characters such as Rafael that seemed a bit extraneous. He was Gabe’s flamboyant brother and direct opposite, but he wasn’t essential to the plot. As indicated in the synopsis, Audrey is “…determined to help rescue her brother.” However, her role in resolving her brother’s hostage situation was surreal. Audrey’s lies and presence appeared to be a bit of a distraction.  Audrey and Gage would even become intimate at inopportune times when they should have been developing a plan of action. Yet their irrational behavior was kind of intriguing because it created harrowing situations that called for action. Although, the action fell flat at times because Gage did not always make the best use of his weapons. When they came under attack and he had fair warning, I couldn’t understand why he wasn’t prepared to fight. As for Audrey, she was too afraid to hurt anyone in the beginning and she had to deal with inner conflicts prior to taking action. The adrenaline-charged action started after Gage was inspired to keep Audrey safe at all cost, but the high powered action was only short lived. Audrey was amusing when she thought that Gage was in trouble. The fire started burning in her, and she became creative with developing an unconventional weapon as she planned to defend her man or “stupid alpha male” (145). At this point, I still thought that the book was okay. However, when I arrived at page 216, I found some of the content distasteful, which influenced my decision to not finish the book.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway: Malicious Mischief (Mischief and Mayhem, #1) by Marianne Harder

Publisher/Expected Publication Date:
Entangled Select, October 22, 2013
 Book Summary
Career chameleon, Rylie Keyes, must keep her current job. If not, the tax assessor will evict her ailing grandfather and auction off their ancestral home. When a senior she shuttles for a Bellevue, Washington retirement home winds up dead in her minibus, sticky with a half-eaten s'more, head clad in a cellophane bag, and a pocketed complaint letter accusing her of driving by Braille, her goal to keep her job hits a road bump.

The deceased was thought to be a penniless Nazi concentration camp survivor with a silly grudge against Rylie. However, the victim has enemies who will stop at nothing to keep their part in the murder a secret.

Forced to dust off the PI training she's kept hidden from her ex-detective grandfather, Rylie must align with a circus-bike-wheeling Samoan to solve the murder, all while juggling the attentions of two very hot police officers.  
~When the chips are down, the buffalo is empty~

Am I a flake? Sort of. But I’m trying to change. My grandfather has property tax issues, and what troubles Granddad, troubles me. Good thing I’ve held down a steady job for months. A major big deal. Not the getting a job part—I’ve had lots—but the held down aspect. Somehow, I always end up unemployed, but not today.

       Today, I am Rylie Tabitha Keyes, chauffeur to the seniors at Fountain of Youth Retirement Home (FoY.)

       It was dawn Sunday as I eased my employer’s van from one freeway onto another. After that, I concentrated on the wet asphalt up ahead. I didn’t want to think about my job history or our financial woes. Instead I focused on the summery sunrise over the Cascade Mountains due east. I stared at it a moment, charmed by its contrast to the more typical Bellevue, Washington gloom brooding overhead.

       I should’ve been asleep, but I needed to toss trash from a fundraiser rolling around in the back of the van. Leland Rosenberg, my boss at Fountain of Youth Retirement Home, had asked me to dump the bags at his second business, Rosenberg Laboratory, as FoY’s Dumpsters were full from a recent bathroom remodel. His mood had been edgy, kind of insistent I dispose of them last night. I confess, before I could carry out this task, a minor traffic accident and an all-important overnight obligation had waylaid me. I didn’t bother to sigh over how blunders always seemed to pepper my work performance. Some things were fated to be. After all, I slogged at my job for money not joy. It isn't that I don't like working at FoY, it just isn’t my dream gig. You see, I yearned to be a private detective, a Veronica Mars 2.0. Problem is, my grandfather is against the idea. Dead set against it.

       So with the stench from the trash bags mounting, I steered FoY’s van onto the off-ramp and headed toward Rosenberg Laboratory just off the freeway exit. My mind was filled with thoughts of a steamy shower, maybe a few hours of shut-eye before punching the clock at nine. I stared forward, squinted. And iced over. Up ahead. Wrong-way traveling. A panel truck advanced, peeling rubber.



       Zeroed in to hit me.

       I whipped the van off the road, the red, white, and blue panel truck whizzing past. I slammed on the brakes, fighting to control the wheel. I wrestled with it, panicked, my mind flashing on one fortunate thing: no seniors were in the van.

       Tons of hazards burst before my eyes. I struggled to absorb them. A mangled guardrail zigzagged up ahead; its many gaps from other out-of-control vehicles big as life. Worse was the wall of giant Douglas-firs growing beyond, lower trunks scarred, limbs low and swaying.

       I was going to careen through the railing.

       I was going to hit the trees.

       I was going to die.
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Marianne Harden loves a good laugh. So much so, she cannot stop humor from spilling into her books. Over the years she has backpacked through the wilds of Australia, explored the exotics of Asia, soaked up the sun in the Caribbean, and delighted in the historic riches of Europe. Her goals in life are simple: do more good than harm and someday master the do-not-mess-with-me look. She divides her time between Switzerland and Washington State where she lives with her husband and two children.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

E-ARC Review: Don't Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee

Title:  Don't Bite the Bridesmaid
Author:  Tiffany Allee
Publisher/Publication Date: Entangled Publishing,
Covet, May 27, 2013
Source, Format:  Publisher, e-arc
Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee is an appealing paranormal romance novel about the developing relationship of Alice and her neighbor, Noah. It takes place on a cruise ship with events surrounding her sister’s wedding. Allee adeptly crafted a love story with mounting tension between the hero and heroine that leads to spicy love scenes. And I love the fact that the characters were portrayed as having both physical and emotional connections.
Noah and Alice definitely have an attraction for one another, but initially, they refrain from acting on their impulses.  Alice, the heroine fears getting involved in another relationship, because her best friend and ex-fiancé betrayed her in the past. Allee presents an original take on precautions taken by a vampire who wants to avoid biting his prey. Noah was the calm cool collected one who prides himself with having self-control. He is hesitant to make a move on Alice because he is not so normal, he’s a vampire. He fears that he will bite Alice if they become too intimate. As is typical with other paranormal romance novels, their problems are also compounded by the guidelines set in place by The Council. The tension mounting between Alice and Noah was apparent as they experienced everything from uncertainty to being overly forward and Alice finally states, “Oh, we’re doing this. We are so doing this.” (105), immediately prior to becoming intimate.
Some of the characters had negative attitudes but were essential elements of the plot. Brent, Alice’s ex-fiancé, is a well- written character that you just love to hate. As for Kristen, her ex-best friend, she experiences a classic case of what goes around comes around. Well, she took Alice’s fiancé, but he is such an arrogant individual and doesn’t gain many points for his people skills. He’s so crass that he even gets Noah’s blood boiling. However, Brent’s behavior happened to be good for the plot because he fueled the fire that helped Noah act on his feelings for Alice.
I really enjoyed Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid and I would recommend this novel to adults who enjoy paranormal romance with a satiating plot.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway: Don't Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee

Title: Don't Bite the Bridesmaid
Author Tiffany Allee
Publisher/Expected Publication Date: Entangled Publishing, Covet; May 27, 2013

Blurb for Don't Bite the Bridesmaid
Alice Shepard needs one thing: a date for her sister's wedding. And not just any date. A hunk who will make her fiancé rue the day he left her for her best friend. Her drop-dead gorgeous neighbor fits the bill—even if he is a bit quirky and never comes out during the day—and Alice has downed just enough appletinis to ask him. But she makes it quite clear that there will be no funny business.

Spending a week on a cruise ship full of humans while sleeping close to his sexy next-door neighbor sounds like a helluva bad idea to vampire Noah Thorpe. But his friends need time to get him out of a shotgun wedding—a vampire bonding that will tie his fate to a female vampire he's never met. And Alice's offer comes at just the right time.
What could possibly go wrong?
“That sounded like it hurt,” he said, kneeling in front of her and taking her foot into his hand.
“It’s fine. I’m just a klutz.” Her toe throbbed slightly, calling her a liar with every beat of her pulse.
He grinned at her red toe. “You didn’t seem like a klutz on the volleyball court today. I think you were trying to hide your blush. No doubt, terribly perverse thoughts about me were flying through your head.”
She gaped at him.

“Your toe is fine,” he announced, but he didn’t release her foot. He looked up and met her eyes, and the intensity of his gaze swept over her. Desire hit her like a bag of bricks, a swift blow that robbed her of her breath and made her whole body ache.
“I was thinking no such things,” she said, wishing her breathlessness didn’t give her away.

“We aren’t right for each other. And what happened last night isn’t happening again.” It wasn’t. It couldn’t. There was no way she’d be able to stop things again like she did the night before. Not if he kept looking at her like that. And he was a vampire, just like Olivia. And she’d run off after swearing to love her brother forever. What would stop Noah from doing the same? Vampires weren’t normal people. She had to remember that.

“You’re right. We aren’t right for each other.”

Anger flashed through her, fanning her desire in a most annoying way. The greatest defense is a good offense. “We’re not. In fact, I can’t think of anyone less suitable for me.”
“Oh?” He quirked an eyebrow at her and she ignored it. How could he look so scrumptious and be so annoying at the same time?
“No. Besides, I’m not looking to be tied down.”
A feral grin blossomed on his face. “Don’t worry, Miss Shepard, if I tied you down I’d be sure to untie you in the morning.”
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Tiffany Allee’s Bio  

CPA-turned-romance-author Tiffany Allee used to battle spreadsheets in Corporate America, and now concentrates on her characters’ battles to find love. Raised in small-town Colorado, Tiffany currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver. She is happily married to a secret romantic who tolerates her crazy mutterings.

She writes about ass-kicking heroines and the strong heroes who love them. Her work includes the suspense-driven From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series which revolves around a group of paranormal cops solving crimes and finding love, and Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid, a lighthearted paranormal romance (Entangled Publishing).
Tiffany has an MBA in accounting and nearly a decade of experience in corporate finance. All super useful stuff for a writer who spends far too much time trying to figure out fun ways to keep her characters apart, and interesting ways to kill people (for her books—of course!).
Tiffany is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
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Cover Reveal & Excerpt: Act Like You Love Me by Cindi Madsen

Title:  Act Like You Love Me
Author: Cindi Madsen
Publisher/Expected Publication Date:  Entangled Publishing, Bliss; June 10, 2013
ACT LIKE YOU LOVE ME official Blurb:

What would you do for a second chance with your first crush? 
Brynn McAdams isn’t the awkward drama geek she was in high school—she’s grown up and confident, or at least she likes to think so. But when her old crush, the impossibly handsome and impossibly unattainable Sawyer Raines, comes back to town to direct her community play, Brynn finds herself determined to be someone other than the girl he doesn’t even recognize. Good thing she’s an excellent actress.

After his bad breakup in NYC, the last thing Sawyer wants is to get involved with another actress. But the glamorous and beautiful Brynn draws him in, even though as her director, he knows she’s off-limits. There’s just something about the woman that feels…familiar. Like home.

As Brynn’s lies start to snowball, she struggles to stop acting and come clean. But what if Sawyer is already falling for the fake Brynn, not the Brynn she truly is?

“Cut, cut cut!” Sawyer stood. “Was that supposed to be more passionate? Because it sucked.”

“This is supposed to be the eighteen hundreds,” Brynn said. “It can’t be too passionate or it would seem inappropriate for the time.”

The next instant Sawyer was charging up the steps to the stage. “I’m not saying it’s got to be a kiss with tongue, I’m saying you’ve got to look at each other like you’re in love so the audience will want it to work out. Our modern audience.” Sawyer shook his head. “Take it again, from before the proposal.”

It was impossible to concentrate with Sawyer standing right there, so close she could hear every shift of his body and feel his gaze on her like a weight. All her lines were swimming together.

Leo knelt, told her she was an angel. She said her line, trying to peer into his soul like she wanted to be with him, and then Leo kissed her. And it was sloppier than usual.

She did her best to not jerk back, though it was her first instinct.

“Okay, that was just…” Sawyer moved in front of her. He looked at the playbook, then lowered it by his side and stared into her eyes. The air thickened around them and she could feel every thump of her heart. “What a perfect angel you are, Cecily.” He said it so tenderly, his smile close-lipped but full of joy.

“You dear romantic boy,” she said, all out of instinct because thoughts were getting fuzzy.

He leaned in and kissed her, a soft kiss with his lips barely parted. The pressure of his lips increased for a delicious moment, and then they were gone. A quick, simple kiss, but when his mouth left hers, she felt its absence so strongly that she couldn’t think about anything else for a couple seconds. Her breath was stuck somewhere in her lungs and her lips still tingled, living the sensation over and over again. Heat wound through her body, her hands itched to reach out and touch him. And then she remembered she was supposed to. She ran her fingers through his hair and felt the whisper of his breath on her wrist as he exhaled.

“Wow, that was good,” Wendy said from the front, breaking Brynn from her trance.

Brynn stepped back and swallowed, but her throat wasn’t working right. Sawyer’s eyes never left hers, and one corner of his mouth curved up in a smug, self-satisfied way.

“It was all right, I suppose,” Brynn said, working to keep her voice steady. She crossed her arms and shrugged. “For a first-timer, anyway.”

That only made Sawyer’s smile grow wider.

Brynn couldn’t help but watch Sawyer as he jumped off the stage. Funny how she’d dreamed of kissing him all the time in high school, but her fantasy wasn’t even close to the real thing. Her heart felt like it’d just been wrung out and shoved back in her

And her scene with Leo was better. She was sure it had nothing to do with the fact that she closed her eyes and pretended it was Sawyer kissing her again.

Nope. Nothing at all.
Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. She is the author of YA novels All the Broken Pieces and Demons of the Sun, bestselling short romance Falling for Her Fiancé and the women's fiction novel Cinderella Screwed Me Over.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Cover Reveal: Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout!!!

Title: Obsession
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher/Expected Release Date: Entangled Publishing, Covet; May 31, 2013

OBSESSION Official Blurb:
He’s arrogant, domineering, and… To. Die. For.
Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something…unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.
Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life…or is it Hunter? 


# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review: Tall, Dark, and Divine by Jenna Bennett

Tall, Dark, and Divine (Bagging a Greek God, #1)
Author:  Jenna Bennett
Publisher/Publication Date: Entangled Publishing, April 21,2013
Source/Format: Publisher, ebook
Age Range: 18+

My Thoughts
Okay, I have minor reservations about Tall, Dark, and Divine by Jenna Bennett, but overall, this book is Funny and Hot, Hot, Hot!!!

Eros had the right balance of good and bad characteristics, which created a fun, sexy, and entertaining storyline. He is the sexy Greek god of love who’s romantic and compassionate. Only he has a few problems—Eros had a failed relationship, has been out of touch with the matchmaking business, and has a substance abuse problem. Oh no, that’s not good—right??? There is mention of the world being in shambles with people holding summits to save the environment from further destruction. When all that was needed in the world was love or the god of love that is. Eros was on a mission to create a love connection between Annie and Harry, but his match making skills seemed subpar; maybe it was affected by his excessive drinking.
Well as for Harry, he seemed to be the wrong man to set Annie up with because of his egocentric nature. Although Harry insulted Annie she still desired him, which made her character appear weak; yet, sometimes starting a story with shallow characters, works well for the plot. Such is the case with Harry who was transformed from an insensitive man to a babbling fool after being hit by Eros’ arrow. I found this change in attitude intriguing and I was eager to watch the remainder of the story unfold.
I had a couple of issues with this book, but it didn’t take away from the overall storyline. Several of the characters had superficial viewpoints. And there was a lot of emphasis put on falling in love with someone because of a physical rather than an emotional connection. It wasn’t until later in the book that it was mentioned that “Looks aren’t everything” (227). Also the events that unfolded happened over a matter of days. Consequently, I was shocked by the relationship status of Annie after this short period of time. Perhaps I would have liked this book better if the plot was strictly centered on Annie and Eros.
Rating 3/5-The book was enjoyable and I would consider recommending it to others.
I received a copy of Tall, Dark, and Divine by Jenna Bennett from the publisher for an unbiased review. Thank You.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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Review: Voodoo for Two by Elle James

Title: Voodoo for Two (Cajun Magic, Click on the link for synopsis)
Author: Elle James
Publisher/Publication Date:  Entangled Publishing, April 29, 2013
Source/Format: Publisher, e-arc
Age Range: 18+


Be careful what you wish for…

Determined to marry the most eligible bachelor in the parish to save her family, Lucie LeBieu turns a “love bug” loose to cast its Voodoo spell. What she doesn’t count on is hitting two targets—the golden boy congressional candidate, and her Cajun-hot ex. To set things right, she must undo the spell before she falls into bed—-and back in love—with a certain down and dirty heartbreakin' cop.

Undercover investigator Ben Boyette is back in Louisiana on special assignment when he runs across his old flame, brewing up trouble as usual. But when hometown threats turn deadly, Lucie's life is on the line. Determined to protect both her and his politician assignment from falling victim to a murderer, Ben finds that he's the one who's falling hard...for the irresistible bayou temptress.

My Thoughts

Voodoo for Two by Elle James has a captivating and well-crafted storyline.  Early on, this book was annoying because of a barroom scene in which Leroy, a patron, is harassing Lucie, one of the female workers. My first impression was that the outcome of the situation didn’t enhance the story. However, just when I thought that I didn’t want to read any further, there was a turn of events and I just couldn’t put the book down.  I soon realized that the barroom scene was ideal for portraying what Lucie was running from . The scene also provided insight regarding Ben and Eric, the men who would later pursue her. Lucie decided that she was going to brew the cure all to her problems of living in Bayou  Miste and having a dead-end job. Her plan consisted of finding a man with the right stature and a little voodoo.  Well—Lucie wasn’t known for her voodoo skills, so what she brewed up resulted in a hilarious love-bug, disaster.
I would recommend  Voodoo for Two to adults (18+) who like suspense novels with the right mixture of thrills, humor, and romance. 
I received an e-arc of Voodoo for Two by Elle James from the publisher for an unbiased review. Thank you.


Review: Gone with the Wolf by Kristin Miller


Title: Gone with the Wolf
Author: Kristin Miller
Publisher: Entangled
Imprint: Covet
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 207 pages
Release Date: April 23, 2013
ISBN:  978-1-62266-144-2
Source/Format:  Publisher, ebook

CEO and alpha werewolf Drake Wilder has given up the search for his one true love. When
he discovers that she’s a secretary in his company, Drake’s primal instincts kick into overdrive. 

What he wouldn’t give to have her fingers rake over his body instead of the keyboard… 

Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. But when profits decline, she slips into a dress suit and secures a nine-to-five. After learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers.
Two can play the ruthless business game. If only her attraction to the boss wasn’t so intense…
When Drake’s twin brother senses that Drake has found his match—and now inherits their father’s billion dollar estate—he hatches a plan to take Emelia out. Drake vows to protect her at all costs, but he might have to pay with his own life.
My Thoughts
Gone with the Wolf by Kristin Miller is the first book that I’ve read from Entangled Publishing’s Covet line. I have to admit that I loved this paranormal romance novel because it’s edgy and entertaining. 
Although, Gone with the Wolf consists of common elements found in paranormal romance novels, it was the portrayal of the characters and their interactions that makes the storyline so intriguing. The heroine, Emelia Hudson, is strong willed and feisty.  Her venture to reclaim the deed to her business from Drake, the owner of Wilder Financial, leads to behaviors that are over-the- top and often added a nice touch of humor. One moment "Emelia wanted him to hear her out...." and the next " Emelia stared into Drake's warm, mocha-toned eyes..." (29). The tension between Drake and Emelia continued as they dealt with their conflict and strong physical attraction for one another. As often seen with strong-willed characters, she gets emotional, reacts, and finds herself in dangerous predicaments. As an alpha male, Drake Wilder is a likable and debonair character who likes to be in control, but he soon finds that Emelia likes to maintain a sense of independence.  
I recommend this novel for Adults (18+) who enjoy edgy, sensual novels with a touch of humor.
I received a copy of Gone with the Wolf from Entangled publishing for my honest review.

Author Information

Kristin Miller has had a passion for language and literature her whole life. Born and raised in northern California, she often made up stories about faraway places and edge-of-your-seat adventures. After graduating from Humboldt State University, Kristin taught high school and middle school English, married her college sweetheart, and had two beautiful munchkins. In 2008, she took time off from teaching to raise her children, and started writing while they napped.
Her first novel was published in 2011, and since then she has had seven other novels published (mostly paranormal romances). She is the author of Gone with the Wolf with Entangled Publishing, the dark and gritty Vampires of Crimson Bay series with Avon, and the short-but-steamy Isle of Feralon novellas with Harlequin Nocturne Cravings.

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