So I married a werewolf, Kristen Miller, Forbidden Kiss,Shannon Leigh.
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Today I’m happy to be featuring Covet’s July releases:
So I Married A Werewolf by Kristen Miller
Special $0.99 Introductory Price!Carter Griffin, enforcing officer for the Seattle Wolf Pack, has been offered the promotion of his dreams…if he can find a wife to prove he’s over his playboy ways. But Carter’s already been there, done that. Faith Hamilton needs money to put her younger brother through college. Okay, and she totally wants Carter, her sexy next-door neighbor, to look at her as more than a friend. It’s too bad size 12 and plain isn’t his type. At all. When the two friends strike a deal to help one another out, will it spark a love neither anticipated?
So I Married a Werewolf, Kristin Miller.
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews.
Having read some of Kristin’s novels before I knew this would be a lighthearted paranormal read, but TBH it was a little too light and fluffy for me…As always its well written, but I just found the plot somehow seemed a bit too contrived, a little too cliched. Still there were moments that made me laught out loud, the time when the little teacup yorkie was humping Carter’s foot and he asks her to make it stop “come, come” she calls and he’s “ can’t you use another word?” – that made me smile, and there were similar humorous moments that lifted this book up.
I did get irritated that a size 12 was considered big – but that could be the UK/US division at work again – here 12-14 is what most ladies are and its certainly not considered “big”….I liked Faith, she was a get on with life person, and I wish I had her secret when it comes to money making from her blog!! A loving sister, she was sacrificing her dreams to help her brother fulfil his, and that’s a generous thing to do. She deserved love and to be loved. Carter had been a freally good friend but it seems her heart splintered a little more with each shallow, dipsy girl he went out with, and yet he couldn’t see her real value, or maybe he wouldn’t let himslef? At times he was such a jerk, flitting aimlessly from woman to woman for purely physical reasons.. I liked him to begin, and then he seemed to go into some odd jerk mood, when he was hung up on the fated mate stuff, and his jealousy issues – they weren’t Faith’s fault, yet she was suffering the fallout from him. .I’d hoped the psycho ex would play a bigger part – I do love a good “bit ch” in a romance but sadly her appearences were minor 😦
Overall it’s a decent read but lightweight for me. It doesn’t matter of you’ve not read earlier books about the Seattle werewolf pack as it’s easy to pick up and read as a standalone novel.
Stars: 3 – an OK read but I’ve liked others of Kristin’s better.
ARC supplied via Netgalley and Publishers.
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Book Title: So I Married a Werewolf Author: Kristin Miller
Release Date: July 28
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Author Bio: New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kristin Miller writes sweet and sassy contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance of all varieties. Kristin has degrees in psychology, English, and education, and taught high school and middle school English before crossing over to a career in writing. She lives in Northern California with her alpha male husband and their two children. She loves chocolate way more than she should and the gym less. You can usually find her in the corner of a coffee shop, laptop in front of her and mocha in hand, using the guests around her as fuel for her next book. Book Synopsis: Carter Griffin, enforcing officer for the Seattle Wolf Pack, has a problem. He’s been offered the promotion of his dreams…if he can find a wife to prove he’s over his playboy ways. But Carter’s already walked the matrimonial road and bought the stinkin’ T-shirt. Besides, a werewolf only gets one fated mate. Been there, done that. All werewolf dog trainer Faith Hamilton wants to do is earn enough green stuff to put her younger brother through college. Okay, okay, so she also totally wants Carter, her sexy next-door neighbor, to look at her as more than a friend. It’s too bad size 12 and plain isn’t his type. At all. The two friends strike a deal to help one another out. They must face a variety of challenges from a psycho ex-girlfriend to a Yorkie with a shoe fetish…and that pesky problem of only having one-fated mate in a lifetime. Will a relationship ruin their friendship…or spark a love neither anticipated? Tagline: Love, laughter, howling ever after… Goodreads Book Link: http://bit.ly/SoMarriedWerewolfGR Amazon Buy Link: http://bit.ly/SoMarriedWerewolfAM Barnes & Noble Buy Link: http://bit.ly/SoMarriedWerewolfBN Entangled Page: http://bit.ly/SoMarriedWerewolfEP Rafflecopter Code: a Rafflecopter giveaway
Forbidden Kiss by Shannon Leigh
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Rom Montgomery seeks the unobtainable: forgiveness. He wanders across continents and through time searching for salvation and the means to right an ancient wrong. To gain the respect and position she’s desired in the academic world, Jule Casale hopes to discover the unknown artist behind a masterpiece of Renaissance art. When Jule comes knocking on Rom’s door, it’s the closest he’s ever come to finally finding redemption. The closer he draws to correcting his past mistakes, the more his secrets threaten to destroy the woman who might hold the key to his future.
Forbidden Kiss Shannon Leigh.
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
I thought this sounded intriguing, but I’ve mixed feelings now I’ve read it. I like the paranormal aspect, the thought of Rom waiting all that while just trying to put right an old wrong and then ….
Still, I was never a huge Shakespeare fan anyway, and retelling of old stories in a modern way – even with the extra slant – very rarely works for me. I’d have enjoyed this more if it was a whole new story. Rom and Jule were great characters, certainly strong enough to carry their own story and I’d have enjoyed a tale with them in a similar theme, but without the restrictions of staying true to an old story. I didn’t really “feel” the other characters, they seemed too stilted, too artificial, too moulded to fit the plot lines. Rom though – was a dream… surviving for centuries, missing his lost love, and he’s all that Jule could want, goodlooking, kind, loving, rich , and when they get together – as she puts it…he’s like nothing she’s ever known. Clearly all those centuries of experience have paid off 🙂 Something to be said for the older man!! 600 years older.
Jule, independent, intelligent, ambitious and determined and yet a dutiful daughter and loving sister. I didnt really see how she could still want to please her father even after finding out what he’d done? Maybe if I’d actually read that play – but at an all girls school we didn’t study that one, clearly too much for our delicate female sensibilities! Though Shylock and the pound of flesh, and the dotty, murerous Lady MacBeth were considered fair game. Sex nil – violence one!
So, if you enjoy old tales made new, you’ll like this. It’s well written and ends neatly but it was just an OK read for me.
ARC supplied via publishers.
Book Title: Forbidden Kiss
Author: Shannon Leigh
Release Date: 7/28
Genre: paranormal (COVET)
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Jule Casale is the perfect daughter. Obedient. Trustworthy. Loyal. With her high profile Italian family, her public image must be impeccable. And now to gain the respect and position she’s desired in the academic world, she hopes to discover the unknown artist behind a masterpiece of Renaissance art.
Rom Montgomery seeks the unobtainable: forgiveness. Those who could grant him relief are dead. Instead, he wanders across continents and through time searching for salvation and the means to right an ancient wrong. But when Jule comes knocking on his door, it’s the closest he’s ever come to finally finding redemption.
The closer Rom draws to correcting his past mistakes, the more his secrets threaten to destroy the woman who might hold the key to his future.
Tagline: True love is eternal…
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