Monday, May 4, 2015

ARC Book review: Hot Alphas (Wounded Warriors #3) by Lora Leigh, Laurelin McGee, Shiloh Walker, Kate Douglas

Available May 19th 2015
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

In Erin’s Kiss by Lora Leigh, ex-Marine Turk has become Erin’s sworn protector. The consistent target of her CIA-operative brother’s deadly foes, Turk is the only port Erin has to cling to in a storm. He promised her brother long ago never to touch her—but how can he resist a woman who aches to be with him as much as he burns for her?

In misTaken by Laurelin McGee, Jaylene Kim is a strong independent woman whose feminist values run deep. Even though attractive men are her weakness the last thing she wants is one telling her what to do. Until she meets her mysterious new neighbor. He makes her realize that you can still be strong and relinquish control . . . in the bedroom. But as their passion consumes them both Jaylene isn't so sure he is who he says he is.

In Burn for Me by Shiloh Walker, Tate longs to spend his nights with Ali, a woman he’s loved for years. But while Ali’s heart pines to be with Tate, her head has reservations. Ali knows that Tate has never forgiven his father for the fight he had with his mother right before she left the house—and was never heard from again. Tate's unresolved anger is a force to be reckoned with . . . but the heat that blazes between them is undeniable. Now both Tate and Ali are left to wonder: Can love really conquer all?

In Tangled by Kate Douglas, Nate shows up to work at Tangled Vineyards ready to do all the things he loves best—work with his hands, grow the grapes, and craft award-winning, full-bodied wines. But when something better comes along in the form of Cassie, the winemaker and former owner of the vineyard, Nate becomes completely love-drunk. Getting involved with Tangled’s number-one mixologist is a bad way to start off a new job, but with Cassie as a constant temptation, Nate doesn’t stand a chance

I'm not a big fan of anthologies unless i read all the authors included and/or follow the series the novellas are connected to. Now sometimes anthologies are good to find new authors. This only works if the novella's included are written with enough info for you to get a good picture of what's going on. For me Hot Alphas was difficult to read and enjoy. I have only previously read two of the authors included but liked what i have heard of the other two authors so thought it would be ok. The first three stories just did not grab me the way i had hoped. They were good in some ways but lacked enough detail to give me that clear picture i mentioned earlier. I ended up spending time wondering about certain details and back ground information. I actually almost gave up and didn't read the last novella by Kate Douglas. I'm so glad i didn't stop. Even though this is obviously a short novella there is enough detail to tell a fairly complete story. It's fast paced (pretty much has to be) but Nate and Cassie make a connection right away. It's believable and there is more story than the two of them getting together. There is some suspense and mystery mixed in. I was really glad i stuck it out and finished the book. Kate Douglas totally made it worth while for me. Overall the book was okay and i realize it's hard to write a novella length book and pack in enough detail and tell a story at the same time but it definitely can be done. Those are the kind that make me want to find out more about the author and what else they have to offer.

Find out more about the authors here:
Lora Leigh
Laurielin McGee
Shiloh Walker
Kate Douglas

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