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10 Ratings
Avg - 4.30

Cauler does an excellent job creating an engaging story with an intense plot and lots of sexy times to balance it. The story continues with the co-Alphas calling all their wolves back to River's Bend. Although sassy, Mikayla is not a wolf who typically defies alpha orders. Well...that is most of the time. This time she defies the direct, "stay put", order because her friend, and fellow she-wolf Liz isn't in River's Bend and hasn't been in touch with any of the posse of girlfriends. Mikayla lightly "borrows" the alpha's van to leave the territory in search of her wayward friend. However, when Mikayla arrives at Liz's home, things are definitely not as she expected they would be. She is immediately accosted and kidnapped by two sexy alphas. Two sexy alphas who just happen to be her mates and are part of a band of resistance shifters fighting against Ulric and his battle for total supremacy. Jack and Hunter instantly recognize who Mikayla is to them and they kidnap her to keep her safe from men who would have done her harm if it weren't for their intervention. Needless to say, times are very explosive between the trio but their mating definitely is not an easy one. Jack and Hunter hide Mikayla away to a resistance hideout to be closer to Liz who is quite all right after all. The hideout is cramped and the furthest thing from private so the mates have to steal snatches of time together where the can. But Ulric is a busy boy and he is ramping up his plan of revenge against Grey and supremacy over the wolves of River's Bend. This book was jam packed with lots of plots and subplots and we finally understand why Ulric hates Grey the way he does. And boy was that secret a whopper. One that totally tilts Luke and Mason's world upside down. There is an epic battle that ends in many injuries and and one death that will totally shift the future of the pack. I am really enjoying how this series is developing and encourage paranormal romance lovers -- specifically those who enjoy shapeshifters to check this one out.

Reviewed by: BookChick (Date: 05/02/2015)
Total reviews by this reviewer: 6 See all my reviews


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11 Ratings
Avg - 4.27
Claiming Hope (MFM) by Suzette Rose Cauler (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Paranormal, Shape-shifter

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

Once again, I enjoyed visiting the Wolves of River Bend. I loved Adam and Levi in Nikki's Fated but absolutely adored them in Claiming Hope. They were strong and dominant, but also very sweet and caring. They also were both fully on board with wanting to claim Hope...only Hope wasn't exactly certain she wanted to be claim. Life, in the form of her own body and her cheating ex-husband, had dealt her some serious blows and she was struggling with trust and confidence issues. She essentially secluded herself from the world, trapping herself in a protective bubble. Thanks to her nagging mother, and sister, Sarah, she got herself out of her self imposed rut and visited River Bend to see her sister after two years. Hope's arrival in River Bend brings her all kinds of unexpected and shocking revelations. The first being that her sister is not just with one man, but two. Two very virile and sexy men who have put a love-filled and satisfied glow on her face. As Hope is just beginning to accept her sister's reality, she is unaware that she has caught the attention of her own pair of men -- Adam and Levi Black. On a night out with her sister and her men, Hope's scent immediately filters to the Black brothers. They instantly know that their mate is in the vicinity and they seek her out. Unfortunately for them, Hope is not interested ... well sorta ... in their flirtations. Oh, Hope is definitely physically attracted to the Black men but her past is holding her back like an unyielding tether. After a sequence of events, the major being a threat to Hope, the men come to her aid and ensconce her in their home to care for her. Although the attraction between the trio is potent, Hope still resists. Until they all reach their breaking point and give in to their passions. *Sigh*...if only it were that easy, right? The men are fully on the Hope is our mate. We must claim her train. And Hope is clearly on one going in the complete opposite direction: I don't trust men and this was only one night. Thus begins the push/pull nature of their relationship with Levi and Adam pulling Hope toward them and her pushing them away. Cauler does an excellent job throwing in situations where they have to rely on one another -- thus exponentially expanding Hope's trust and even her love for the men. The action was a bit more intense in this one because there was a ramping up of action with the rogue wolves and Hope's very own rogue wolves who want to do her harm. Levi and Adam are as protective as any other alpha shifter males but their stubbornness almost drove Hope away from them as they were trying to protect her. I love how she "got them back" and got exactly what she wanted: two mates. I also enjoyed seeing a bit more from the Ulric character who was only mentioned in Nikki's Fated. He was vile and evil and I just know he will bring dark times to come for the pack. I can't wait :). The Wolves of River Bend is a very enjoyable series and I would recommend it to anyone who is in the mood for a sexy paranormal romance.

Reviewed by: BookChick (Date: 01/27/2015)
Total reviews by this reviewer: 6 See all my reviews


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6 Ratings
Avg - 4.83
Taking Chances by Suzette Rose Cauler (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.99
Categories: Contemporary, Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Vampires/Werewolves

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

Once again, I enjoyed visiting the Wolves of River Bend. I loved Adam and Levi in Nikki's Fated but absolutely adored them in Claiming Hope. They were strong and dominant, but also very sweet and caring. They also were both fully on board with wanting to claim Hope...only Hope wasn't exactly certain she wanted to be claim. Life, in the form of her own body and her cheating ex-husband, had dealt her some serious blows and she was struggling with trust and confidence issues. She essentially secluded herself from the world, trapping herself in a protective bubble. Thanks to her nagging mother, and sister, Sarah, she got herself out of her self imposed rut and visited River Bend to see her sister after two years. Hope's arrival in River Bend brings her all kinds of unexpected and shocking revelations. The first being that her sister is not just with one man, but two. Two very virile and sexy men who have put a love-filled and satisfied glow on her face. As Hope is just beginning to accept her sister's reality, she is unaware that she has caught the attention of her own pair of men -- Adam and Levi Black. On a night out with her sister and her men, Hope's scent immediately filters to the Black brothers. They instantly know that their mate is in the vicinity and they seek her out. Unfortunately for them, Hope is not interested ... well sorta ... in their flirtations. Oh, Hope is definitely physically attracted to the Black men but her past is holding her back like an unyielding tether. After a sequence of events, the major being a threat to Hope, the men come to her aid and ensconce her in their home to care for her. Although the attraction between the trio is potent, Hope still resists. Until they all reach their breaking point and give in to their passions. *Sigh*...if only it were that easy, right? The men are fully on the Hope is our mate. We must claim her train. And Hope is clearly on one going in the complete opposite direction: I don't trust men and this was only one night. Thus begins the push/pull nature of their relationship with Levi and Adam pulling Hope toward them and her pushing them away. Cauler does an excellent job throwing in situations where they have to rely on one another -- thus exponentially expanding Hope's trust and even her love for the men. The action was a bit more intense in this one because there was a ramping up of action with the rogue wolves and Hope's very own rogue wolves who want to do her harm. Levi and Adam are as protective as any other alpha shifter males but their stubbornness almost drove Hope away from them as they were trying to protect her. I love how she "got them back" and got exactly what she wanted: two mates. I also enjoyed seeing a bit more from the Ulric character who was only mentioned in Nikki's Fated. He was vile and evil and I just know he will bring dark times to come for the pack. I can't wait :). The Wolves of River Bend is a very enjoyable series and I would recommend it to anyone who is in the mood for a sexy paranormal romance.

Reviewed by: BookChick (Date: 01/27/2015)
Total reviews by this reviewer: 6 See all my reviews


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12 Ratings
Avg - 4.67
Schooling Their Racy Teacher (MFM) by Tara Rose (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.99
Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

A very sexy and sweet story. I enjoyed the character dynamic, in that Gary and Jake weren't besties or hardly friends at all prior to meeting Ava. They actually came from vastly different backgrounds, but the evolution of their partnership and subsequent friendship was well done as they learned to please Ava as a team. There were some very hot and sexy moments in this one! The Racy Nights series is smexy but the thing I enjoy about it the most is that each book is a standalone although they are loosely you're together. You won't feel as if you're missing anything if you haven't read books 1-9 prior to reaching this book. However, you totally should read them all because they are just plain smoking hot.

Reviewed by: BookChick (Date: 03/27/2014)
Total reviews by this reviewer: 6 See all my reviews


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14 Ratings
Avg - 3.50
The Alpha Takes a Mate (MFM) by Cara Adams (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: BDSM, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Shape-shifter

This reviewer's rating: 2 - Fair

The story was an average shapeshifter romance. Sadly, I did not really care for the story or the characters all that much. The story had too many elements that didn't connect well. The addition of Jasper being a Dom being an alpha of a pack of Dom's was just too over the top. Actually Jasper didn't play the role of a Dom very well at all. I am not sure why that element was added into the story but I would have probably liked it better if it wasn't because it seemed forced. Not every book HAS to have a BDSM element added into it. I also thought that things happened too fast. Taige accepted kissing them and sleeping with them just a bit too easily. It was almost like, "sure I'm the chunky girl so I'll take whatever affection I can get." And the club incident. She had never been with two men before or played in a BDSM club but the author portrayed her as a trained sub. She never complained about the double penetration or the nipple/clit clamps. Another thing that bothered me was Eve's response to it all. Ok...Taige easily accepted her relationship with the men. But Eve, her super protective friend just accepted the men without any question to Taige or them about their intentions toward their friend. She didn't scold Taige once about being with two men. It wasn't even an honorable mention in the story. I'm sorry...but that just doesn't happen in real life. I get that it's fiction but it should at least be reasonable. And finally the whole Cinnabar upheaval...it was a bit anticlimactic for my tastes. It seemed to serve no purpose at all in the story other than to allow Taige to see the men in their wolf forms. His explanation about scaring the humans didn't even make sense. I figure that he might make a comeback at some point...at least I hope so...because he went away way too easily. Overall, "The Alpha Takes a Mate" was really just a meh read for me. It wasn't terrible but certainly not the best shapeshifter romance I have read. This one wasn't my cuppa but someone else may enjoy it.

Reviewed by: BookChick (Date: 06/29/2013)
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9 Ratings
Avg - 3.89
One Night with the Billionaire (MF) by Jenika Snow (Published by: Evernight Publishing )
$2.99
Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Short Stories

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

Hot. Racy. Sexy. Oh my! This short erotic story will definitely leave you fanning your face...and possibly panting ;).

Reviewed by: BookChick (Date: 04/22/2013)
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