Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mr. Red Riding Hoode by Dana Marie Bell

Title:Mr. Red Riding Hoode
Series:  Poconos Pack, 2
Author:Dana Marie Bell
Publisher:Samhain Publishing
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/F
PageCount:98 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb

The better to make you mine, my dear…

Poconos Pack, Book 2

When it came down to saving his best friend Ben’s relationship, Steven Hoode didn’t hesitate to trade his Florida timeshare for a month at Red Wolf Lodge. Cold weather isn’t his favorite thing, but hot snow bunnies are, so he plans to make the most of his vacation.

Good karma kicks in when he sees a pretty brunette chatting with the lodge owner. All thoughts of nuptials and nookie take a back seat to the heat that flares between them.

When Graciela “Chela” Mendoza catches sight of the gorgeous man shivering in a red-hooded parka, she realizes why he makes her heart beat faster. He’s her mate. The problem? Steven has no idea his friends are Wolves.

Chela plans to break it to him gently, but when he accidently witnesses the whole Pack shifting, things get a bit…hairy. He bolts, locking himself in his cabin and refusing to listen, even to Ben.

Unless she can get him to see that Wolves are people, too, Chela will lose her mate faster than she can say woof.

Warning: This book contains explicit sex, graphic language, a man packing some nice goodies and a she-Wolf all ready to gobble them up.

 I have yet to be disappointed by anything that I have read by Dana Marie Bell and Mr. Red Riding Hoode will not be the first.  I laughed throughout this story and I am sure that you will too.  I adored Steve when we first met him.  He was a great friend to Ben and it was obvious that while he was unaware of Ben’s true nature, their connection was bone deep.  So when Steve braves the cold to be a part of his best friend’s wedding, you knew it would be good times.  And then for Steve to find the mate he didn’t know he was looking for, even better.  And his reaction to said mate and learning that his best friend is a shifter, priceless.  Ms. Bell let the good times roll, at least after Steve has a moment or three to collect himself and convince himself he isn’t crazy!  But you gotta love the way Chela convinces her man that shifters aren’t a bad thing.  I found myself laughing hysterically as I read her texts to Steve.  Her mate found out that humans weren’t alone and he is surrounded and Chela found a way to ease him into their mating in such a way you couldn’t help but laugh then sigh at the heat between the two.  I love that Steve found the humor in his mating even as he was stressed by the knowledge.  Ms. Bell found a way to connect two people that were not looking for love in a way that showed their characters in a wonderful light.  Their friends became family and were willing to protect and nurture them.  This story was well written and full of love and laughter.  I am such a fan of Ms. Bell’s writings and this story is no exception!

                               Five Shooting Stars

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