Authors: Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, A.C. Arthur
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Contents: 3 novellas
Available: Jan 5th
In Legal Wolf’s Mate, taking on a pro bono murder case isn’t a problem for a lawyer who enjoys a challenge. Discovering his new client is his mate? A tad more complicated. Gavin has no intention of settling down, especially not with a woman accused of murder, but once he sets eyes on Megan, his fate is sealed.
In The Alpha’s Woman, Kira Radney is all delicious curves and strong will and has no desire to be a subservient mate. When a member of her father’s pack attempts to make her his mate by force, Kira has no choice but to flee. The last thing she wants is to submit to any male and their pack. But when her escape attempt leads her straight into the arms of an alpha wolf—a sexy, dangerous, protective alpha—Kira must fight against her need to be free, and her secret desire to be controlled…
In Feral Passions, what better place for an adventurous woman to explore her wild side than a luxurious resort in northern California’s beautiful Trinity Alps? Especially when that resort is run by sexy werewolves looking for mates—Feral Passions Resort, where fantasies come true.
Source: ARC from St. Martin’s Griffin via NetGalley
Well, this trio of werewolf/shifter novellas was quite a mix for me, featuring three new to me authors, but I felt in the mood for some wolves and this looked intriguing.
Sadly, Legal Wolf’s Mate (Eve Langlais) didn’t work for me. I didn’t like any of the characters and there’s a massive plot twist that just pushed the whole thing from mildly interesting into utterly ridiculous.
Feral Passions (Kate Douglas) was a different tale altogether. Considering that these are supposed to be novellas it felt really long, but that might have been because there really isn’t any plot to this story – it’s all sex. That’s not always a bad thing, and in this case it was quite good. The heroine has some serious self-esteem issues but she’s also given time to get over her problems thanks to a couple of sexy wolves.
Yup, two wolves. This is a menage romance, but one of my favourite kinds in which all three people interact and are interested in each other equally, so if M/M action isn’t your thing be warned there is one scene here. Personally I’d have liked more of the guys showing each other some love, but I get that’s not everyone’s thing.
As I already mentioned there’s a lot of sex in this story, with some interesting arrangements away from the main characters. However, for all the careful build up to the triad relationship, it did feel a little quick for the heroine to get on board with two guys at once when she was not only inexperienced but had so many understandable hang ups. Still, I liked this one. The characters are sweet, the relationship dynamics were good and the sex was hot.
And then there was The Alpha’s Woman (A.C. Arthur), which is also almost entirely about sex but in a crude way. This one didn’t work for me. I didn’t like the characters and the whole destiny ownership thing really irritated me. I thought she wanted to escape all of that? Oh, apparently it’s all fine as long as the guy in question is hot. Nope. Not for me. Sorry.
So two novellas I wish I hadn’t finished and one that I enjoyed. Not exactly a winning tally, but I think I’ll be checking out more of Kate Douglas’ books soon.