Mated To The Capo – 4.5 stars
A great read
Sometimes I take a punt on a book. A blurb captures my eye and, despite not knowing the author, I take a chance. Some you win, some you lose – this one felt like a pretty decent success. Whilst it didn’t have quite the finesse say of KF Breene, I still really enjoyed this story and didn’t want to put it down.
There is quite a lot going off in the book, which meant the ‘romance’ took a bit of a back seat at times. However this is something I not only expect but PREFER in a paranormal, sci-fi or paranormal genres. For me contemporary is the place to focus solely on the lovey-dovey, if you aren’t going to make the most of the paranormal setting, why bother? There was also some good solid world building, which I would love to see added to in future books.
Personally I really liked both Zoey and Dominic, yes you could argue they were a little cliched at times, but good writing, a pacy plot, interesting side characters and plenty of humour more than made up for that. I totally bought the intense sexual attraction between Zoey and Dominic, the love part felt a teeny-tiny bit rushed BUT there was a very touching passage where Zoey and Dominic really connected emotionally and that was enough for me to happily go along with things.
There is so much potential for the series to expand and grow in many different directions. The possibilities really are limitless. I feel that this is one of those series’ that will improve with each book and opportunity to learn more about this world and the people within it. I’ve already bought book 2 and can’t wait to find where this adventure leads me!
After an epically bad blind date, Zoey Monroe swore off men forever and got a tattoo that says “love bites.” Maybe she shouldn’t have tempted fate. A very powerful Mafia wolf has bitten her on the ass on a full moon. According to the Moretti Pack, the “moon-bite” means she is now the mate of Dominic Lombardi.
Dominic will follow Zoey to the ends of the earth—no matter how far she runs or how well she hides. Crowding her world and refusing to take no for an answer, he refuses to stop courting her until she becomes his wife.
New dangers suddenly rear their ugly heads and threaten all of Encantado, the supernatural sin city Zoey calls home. When dark magic arrives, will she stop running long enough for her werewolf to claim his bride, or will she find herself fitted with a cement overcoat and sleeping with the fishes?
MATED TO THE CAPO – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T7MSQ1P/
Mated To The Enforcer – 5 stars
I loved every moment of this book
Mated to the Enforcer is a ‘pass-the-parcel’ of a book – it has so many layers, and as each one is peeled back there is a surprise or twist waiting to spin the story on its axis. My attention wasn’t just held, I was mesmerised from the very first lines through to the last words of the epilogue. Kalinda and Romano are such damaged, fragile yet super strong and simply wonderful protagonists. I absolutely adored them both, I felt their emotions, and oh boy who was peeling onions as I read parts of this?
I almost wished I’d come to this series when it was (almost) complete. I want. NO. I. NEED. The next book NOW! I love this world, I love the politics, the intrigue, the funny, sexy and sometimes plain annoying characters and I love the exciting, jam-packed with action plots. There isn’t a single thing I would change in the book. These are SO much more than just a shifter book. They are a suspense, adventure, paranormal, magical, intrigue, emotion, chemistry and romance packed smorgasbord of goodness.
The lions want to kill her … and then it gets worse …
Staying under the radar of the Mage Society’s Trinity Council hasn’t been much of an issue for bakery owner Kalinda Thorton, but when her supposedly weak magical powers start causing afternoon delights, she knows she’s in trouble. Add in one dangerously alluring wolf who says he wants to eat more than just her confections and life in Encantado, Nevada, has gone from enchanted to cursed in one afternoon.
He’ll huff and puff and keep his mate safe …
Kalinda belongs to the big bad wolf—Romano Moretti. He’ll stop at nothing to protect his mate, even if she doesn’t yet know they belong together. But clashing with the Trinity Council and a pride of lion shifters at the same time is a lot of work for one wolf, and he might have bitten off more than he can chew.
Kalinda is nobody’s witch …
Screw the Council, screw the lions, and most especially screw Romano’s scorching touch and fierce protection. She’ll handle things on her own even if it kills her, except Romano’s sizzling embrace makes her yearn for things she’s never thought she wanted. She’s beginning to wonder if a big bad wolf is exactly the kind of ally she needs, in more ways than one.
With the fate of the town at stake, Kalinda will need to trust someone … or everyone is doomed.
MATED TO THE ENFORCER – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T297NJC?