Series: Crescent Moon #6
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Wolf's Mate
Also by this author: Wolf's Mate, Enemy Mine, Love Thy Enemy, Dangerous Protector, Sworn to Protect, Shattered Duty, Dark Protector, Lethal Game, Tease Me, Baby, It's Me Again, Baby, Resurrection, Mistletoe Me, Baby, Tempting Danger, Dangerous Witness, Innocent Target, Hunting Danger, Miami, Mistletoe & Murder, Bishop's Knight, Dark Memento
He screwed up.
Second in command of the O’Shea wolf pack, Andrew Reid screwed up and let Charlotte walk away from him. Now that he’s come to his senses, he’s determined to win her back, no matter how much he has to grovel. Because she’s a woman worth fighting for.
She’s not willing to trust him again.
Charlie thought Andrew was different from other males, that what they shared was real—that their connection was the rare mating pull. But a true mate wouldn’t have ghosted on her the way he did. So no matter what he wants, she’s not playing his games. To capture her heart for good, he’ll have to prove he’s worthy of a second chance. Even if that means he has to give up everything, including his pack.
Perfect for fans of fated mates and second chance romance. If you like characters who try to fight the mating bond, Falling for His Mate is a good pick. Andrew really screws up with Charlotte and has to win her back. Charlie is NOT quick to forgive. She knows how she feels about him, but he broke her heart and left her totally confused.
I enjoyed the story and am curious about the previous books in the series. I like the world that the author has created. Shifters, humans, vampires all existing but humans are unaware.
Protecting Sam by Abbie Zanders
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Former SEAL Steve "Smoke" Tannen is finding the transition back to civilian life more of a challenge than he'd expected. Not only is he dealing with the aftereffects of a horrific ordeal overseas, he doesn’t know what normal is anymore. When his former team leader enlists his help in a project to help other vets, Steve doesn't hesitate to sign on with a new team.
Samantha Appelhoff dreams of owning her own coffee and bake shop, but a persistent stalker and dark rumors about her past aren't making things easy. When the sexy, chivalrous guy moves in next door, she plans to keep her distance, but that’s hard to do when he keeps showing up when least expected but always just when she needs him.
Are they just nice neighbors or could they be something more than friends? The attraction is instant and their connection is real, but is that enough to convince Steve and Sam they can have their own happy ending?
Protecting Sam drew me immediately for 2 reasons: the heroine’s name is Samantha (best name EVER) and it was part of Susan Stoker’s Kindle World which I have enjoyed immensely.
Samantha has a stalker but the police aren’t able to do anything. They don’t quite take her seriously. So, she does the best she can to live her life. Her hot new ex military neighbor makes things interesting for sure! Steve/Smoke is in town to help his buddies build a retreat for veterans and can tell right away something is up with his neighbor.
The plot is good but nothing earth shattering. Some of it was a little convoluted but I think that could be because its a novella and things weren’t really as fleshed out. Overall, this book was good. I liked Sam and Steve but I don’t really think I felt a great deal for them.
Mae Day by Anne Conley
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also by this author: Craze
Her job may seem boring to most, but Mae gets a sense of satisfaction being behind the scenes and working to secure subpoenaed documents for law firms. The hot custodian isn’t anything to sneeze at, either. But when home-grown terrorists try to blow up her company, the quiet hottie’s lightning-fast reflexes take over, showing her a side of him she’s never seen.
Jason is a Marine trying to fit into his new civilian role. He doesn’t want to be anything more than a productive member of society, and maybe a little more to the woman who stays late every night. When he saves her, they realize there’s so much more to what they want than either of them realized.
When her life is endangered by a man who shouldn’t even be in their lives, Delta forces are called in to help. Jason has to find a way to get through this so she can be his forever.
Enjoyable novella. Again, I grabbed this one because its in Susan Stoker’s Kindle World and because I enjoy Anne Conley’s writing. With all novellas, the story is brief and sometimes character development suffers. For me, if Conley had cut back on the sex scenes (I can’t believe I am even saying that) it would have given more ‘page time’ to developing the story. I think there were 4 sex scenes and in an 80 page novella, that takes up a lot of space.