Every story in this anthology was wonderful to read; filled with action, snark, great characters, and plenty of steamy romance. Nothing not to love!
Some happily-ever-afters take more effort than others...
The strong alpha heroes in our anthology are determined to claim their mates—but their women are anything but submissive. They'll have to work twice as hard to get what they want. It'll be a power struggle as the alphas and their women learn that the volatile energy between them is the beginning of something wonderful.
These nine hand-picked stories are hot enough to curl your toes. Get ready to fall in love with an alpha.
A collection of paranormal stories that kept me engaged throughout. As always there are the standout and for me they are Bearly Caught by Sarah Marsh, The Librarian and Her Dragon by Doris O'Connor and Make Her Purr by Stacey Espino & Sam Crescent. In saying however that I enjoyed each of these stories and would recommend you grab your copy and start reading as this box set has something for everyone.
CALLEB BY LORALYNNE SUMMERS It was great short story about bear shifters. I liked both Georgia and Caleb. She's strong willed and sassy. Caleb is alpha bear, who's ready to wait for his mate as long as he needs. Theirs courting so to speak, wasn't easy. It was because of Georgia. She was scared that mating will make her hard earned position in men dominating work null and void. She will just be pregnant and barefoot. And that was a dead sentence to her. But Caleb will show her that she don't need to change anything about herself. She's perfect for him, the way she is. CROSSING BOUNDARIES BY ROSE WULF This story have appropriate name, because Maddox is a wolf and Aniya is a cat. And these species aren't friendly with each other. So mating between them can cause problems. Add poachers, who causes danger to both, cats and wolfs, and Aniya and Maddox have full paws. GUARDING WHAT'S HERS BY KAIT GAMBLE Powerless halfling Cammi has to find her own brand of magic in a world full of powerful creatures to survive. But she never could had dreamt, that her next adventure will bring something, that will change her life forever. I liked this couple too. Cammy may be seen as someone at the bottom in magic world, but she was smart and resilient. And Aldric was an ass, irritating and overbearing. Well, at least it's what Cammi thought about him, after theirs first meeting. But I thought he was a perfect match for her. THE LIBRARIAN AND HER DRAGON by DORIS O'CONNOR This was a fun little story. It has a bit of MC plot in it. Though, I wish there was more of it. There is something biker mixing with shifter. There was a some plot twist, that I didn't see coming. It was good. Anne was sassy and stubborn little goose. And no, it's not a hint about the twist that h is a goose shifter. Lol. Also I liked how accepting she was learning about dragon sfiters. Loved Gideon and his dragon. He's responsible, wicked and really loving with his mate. EAGLE'S SEDUCTION BY ELYZABET M'VALEY This one was light story with no dramas. It was a bit strange, because most of the time shifters are wolf, wildcat, bear, dragon but not eagle and owl. Not bad strange mind you, just different. I liked Kit. How he tiresly fought for his mate. He was a bit pushy but in a good way. Kara was too stubborn for my liking. She was too much sticking to her plan. They change, or at least plans can be adjusted. MAKE HER PURR BY SAM CRESCENT & STACEY ESPINO I really enjoyed this one. I love when h is kickass. And Lilly was one. She was strong, loyal and able to stand up for herself. She was a perfect mate for Titus. And he was perfect mate for Lilly, because he was the first person in her life, who made her feel that she belongs. They gave each other what was missing in theirs life. CLAIMING THE COYOTE BY ROBERTA WINCHESTER This wasn't for me. I'm always annoyed when H pushes h away for stupid reasons. But it's worse when it's reverse. Tala logic of pushing Channing away was... Well, it was bullshit. I'm amazed that he didn't pointed the holes in her thinking sooner. Another thing what bothered me is, how Channing acted. It's too worse when H clings instead of h when, theirs partner rejects them. He was like a lost puppy instead of formidable coyote shifter. I guess I missed cavemen behaviour in Channing. MY VERY SOUL BY TESLA STORM This story reminded me of Jane Eyre. Just a modern version with paranormal twist. And it would have been a good story, but it felt rushed for me. Some parts wasn't fullfiled. I'm not sure how to explain more without giving away anything. Let's just say some actions by characters made no sense to me. BRARLY CAUGHT BY SARAH MARSH I always enjoy stories, that have h running from psychos ex. And while in this book it doesn't cause much of drama, it still was good. I liked this couple. I love when h makes H to work and just doesn't climb him like a tree. Dani made Emmett to sweat some while he tried to win her. Which was something new and refreshing to him. And btw, Emmett was great. I really liked his character.
I loved this book from start to end all the different stories with all so many delicious alphas.... right now I’m not going to review every single story there was in the book I will maybe later on come back and do so. so with that being said I did love how not one was the same you got to meet so many different shifters so many different mystical creatures I would say.... but I think the best part was none of them had it easy it wasn’t Wham! Bam thank you ma’am Kinda read in all their Waze they had to work for it the females love them none of them were that old please help me I am a damsel in distress they were all sassy head on their shoulders just perfect with a little bit of attitude... Evening for Sam as an example the last story bye Sarah marsh Dani she came from a bad abusive controlling relationship and watch her not wanting to fall back into that to be strong but to also still light and very yummy bear shifter Alpha slipped into the cracks and help her even on the early stages and I don’t even think she realized it then. These are my favourite kind of reads because I get to see the difference between each authors rating and characters how their personalities and everything comes out and how it’s also different and I just love reading that style and I find when I do it this way I love all the stories because it’s like a fresh new story in the book and I just like that.... Well I don’t know how much this is going to help for that review as I did not go into detail with every story but again I did love every story I loved meeting the wolves the cougars the fae the Eagles the dragons etc. I loved reading about them all meeting them all and I just think everyone needs to read an experience each story for themselves
I loved each and every story in this collection. The main stand outs were Doris O'Connor, Sarah Marsh and Sam Crescent and Stacey Espino's stories. Each of these authors wrote a unique story and they kept me turning the pages. The other stories were great and I discovered a few new authors to hunt up. This is a great collection of stories that feature lots of heat, intrigue and connections between the characters. If you like shifters and paranormal stories, be sure to pick this up!!!! Very highly recommend it.
MAKE HER PURR BY SAM CRESCENT & STACEY ESPINO I really enjoyed this one. I love when h is kickass. And Lilly was one. She was strong, loyal and able to stand up for herself. She was a perfect mate for Titus. And he was perfect mate for Lilly, because he was the first person in her life, who made her feel that she belongs. They gave each other what was missing in theirs life.