Monday, March 12, 2018

Thanks Fur Last Night by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden and Kate Baxter

Title:  Thanks Fur Last Night
Author:  Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden and Kate Baxter
Publisher:   St. Martin’s Press
Genre and Pairing:  Paranormal and M/F
Page Count:  400 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb 
Enter a world of smoldering shifters in this scintillating anthology headlined by New York Times bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden with brand-new, never published novellas!

Bearing His Sin
Cole should have killed Anja the moment he realized she was his mate. Instead, he let her live and now they’re on the hunt, chasing the morons who think they can force her to marry another man. Like hell. And while this shapeshifting bear might have his share of sins, he’s not going to let little things like murder and mayhem prevent him from having the woman meant to be the keeper of his heart.

Bought by the Bear
Josilyn Martinez just needed the money to help raise her nephew. That's it. There's no other reason she would take a job posing as a shifter's mate so he can assure his grandmother he's settled down. There's no reason to stay at his place so they learn "more about each other." And there's definitely no good reason she should get involved with the hard, hot, and handsome shifter that's hired her.
Xander just needs a fake mate for a week to get his grandmother off his back. But what's a bear shifter to do when the impostor mate he hired turns out to be his actual mate? All sweet, luscious curves and a heart of gold, Xander's not going to let his mate get away. Now all he has to do is show her that they belong together, one kiss and touch at a time...
The Alpha and I
Devon Kincaid is happy with her new life in Lowman, Idaho. Her little bar on the outskirts of the tiny, isolated town is doing well, and she’s not even interested in finding a man. But when she finds a bleeding man—a hot, hard, handsome, naked bleeding man—in the snow one night, Devon brings him home to care for him. He’s definitely not like any man she’s ever met before, but what she doesn’t realize is that he’s not just a man…
Liam Murphy isn't simply a werewolf. He's the Alpha. In a heated battle with a deadly bear shifter, he's moved his pack to the Sawtooth Wilderness in order to draw danger from them. He was hoping to escape his problems—but the last thing he expects to find in the isolated Idaho wilderness was his mate. Fragile and unfamiliar with the violent supernatural world, the only way he can protect Devon is to make her what he is: a werewolf. He only hopes that in the process convincing her to enter fully into his world, that he doesn’t drive away the one woman he can’t live without.

This anthology begins with Eve Langlais at her snarky best in Bearing His Sins.  I adored this story.  It was full of humor, off-beat humor at that.  I mean Cole was alpha but off the wall and Anja was just as crazy.  But don't let their wackiness catch you unprepared because both were kick-ass characters.  I loved the interaction between Cole and Anja.  I also loved babushka in practically every scene Ms. Langlais had her in.  She was what many women should aspire to.  She took no prisoners and protecting her family required any means necessary.  I thoroughly enjoyed this story and hope Ms. Langlais will return to this world in the future.
In Bought by the Bear by Milly Taiden, Josie is struggling to keep her head above water.  She has lost her job, she has lost her reputation, she has lost her sister but she will fight to keep her nephew.  While she is leering about it, she agrees to allow Nick to purchase her time to give herself breathing room.  I really enjoyed Milly Taiden's contribution to this anthology.  Josie is hard-working and honest.  She loves her nephew and keeping him healthy and happy is her focus.  Finding Nick wasn't in the cards but the chemistry, once she did, is off the charts.  I love that Ms. Taiden gave Josie someone who appreciated her.  Nick wasn't expecting to actually meet his mate but he was more than ready when she comes.  I enjoyed seeing Josie and Nick find their way.  Ms. Taiden gave us a well written enjoyable story and I hope she will return to this world in the future.

Devon ran for a safer life never expecting to find a future.  In The Alpha and I by Kate Baxter, Devon finds an unexpected love; now can she survive long enough to enjoy it?  I enjoyed meeting Devon and Liam in this story by Ms. Baxter.  Liam wasn't expecting to find his mate, especially as danger surrounds him.  Ms. Baxter allowed Liam to get to know Devon under difficult circumstances but I enjoyed the journey.  This story was well-written and enjoyable.  I look forward to reading Ms. Baxter in the future.

                             Five Shooting Stars 

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