Slow Burn by Talia Carmichael

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Series: The Impressions Series, Book 5
Author: Talia Carmichael
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (70 Pages)
ISBN: 978-0-85715-668-6
Publisher: Totally Bound (April 10th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: After an unexpected kiss, a man finds himself with a dilemma…
Gregory Morris has a problem. He isn’t gay, but he’s attracted to one of his best friends and has no clue what to do about it. Gregory decides the best way is just to kiss him and let nature take its course. With that one kiss, Gregory finds himself wanting his friend even more. Now he just has to prove that he is serious.
Braden Charles notices his friend Gregory seems to be avoiding him and he has no clue what he’s done. When Gregory finally says he wants to talk, Braden is relieved to find out what is wrong, that is until Gregory kisses him. After the kiss, the idea that his friend wants him when he is not gay bothers Braden. He’s not going to be drawn in by a man who is only gay for him—it is myth and will only lead to heartbreak.
Gregory’s next action is something Braden never expected and he has to face the fact that Gregory is serious. Braden has a man who he can see in his life forever but does Gregory think it’s an experiment? Attraction builds in a slow burn that will last forever.
Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/slow-burn
This is book five in the Impressions series. See the full series listing here
Review: This is book five in this series and they should be read in order. However they can be read alone also, it would just make it better to read book one first. Talia always gives me a wonderful book to read. There is always humor that can be found in them. Even when it is serious, you can always see the humor in it. I love the characters that she comes up with. They are people who you can fall in love with and want to see them get everything they deserve and desire.

Gregory has always dated women, never even wanted a man. That is till Braden came into his life. They work for the same men and it always made Gregory curious about certain things. However, the feelings he has for Braden is getting stronger, he is just not sure how to tell Braden that he has feelings for him. That it is not just a phase or curious about being gay. The problem was he just didn’t know how to tell him. So he did something better, he kissed him.

At first Braden avoids him, but Gregory shows him that he wants a life with him. Now all he has to do is get Braden to agree. To understand that what he is feeling is just for him and that it is strong. I did feel bad when Gregory told his father, but in the end his father shows him that it doesn’t matter who you love, just that you love them deeply.

I am amazed with this story and I hope there are many more to come after this one. I would recommend reading this because it will show you that love proves to be right no matter who you are with. That with love all things can be won. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.

His Reluctant Tiger by Marie Medina

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Series: The Year of Eyes, Book 1
Author: Marie Medina
Genre: Paranormal/ Fantasy/ Shifters/ Vampires
Length: Novella (84 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-77130-803-8
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (April 15th, 2014)
Heat Level: Low to Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Shigure finally has a home and friends who love him, and even a brother he’s slowly building a relationship with after years of estrangement. He thinks his life is settling down, and then he discovers he’s a vampire’s mate. His focus changes completely when he offers his mentor’s brother, Kyros, his blood and feels their connection. Loving others has always ended badly for Shigure, so he’s afraid to believe the fates are truly blessing him with so many good things all at once.

Kyros wants to curse himself for not seeing that his mate was right under his nose for almost a year. But now that he’s found him, he’s going to do everything he can to show the timid and reluctant young man how beautiful every aspect of love can be. Just as Shigure starts to open up emotionally and yield physically, a summons from the king separates them. Now they have to trust that the gods didn’t give them a brief glimpse of happiness only to separate them forever.

Purchase Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/his-reluctant-tiger-by-marie-medina/

Review: This is an awesome story. One that I think you will not only love, but won’t be able to wait for the next story in this series. Marie always gives you a story that you can sink your teeth into. Wonderful characters that you will fall in love with and want to cheer on. I must admit that it was a bit hard to figure out but once you get into reading, it you won’t be able to put it down.

Kyros comes home to his brother’s place not expecting to get the surprise of his life. He has known Shigure for over a year, but had never taken blood from him. However, on his way there he had been attacked by a demon. Once he takes Shigure’s blood, he realizes that this sweet young man was his mate. There are a lot of surprises coming but he knows that together they can overcome a lot of them.
Shigure has been hurt in the past not in the way one would think though. He has been with women but was still a virgin in certain ways. He had never been with a man before, never actually thought about it either. However once Kyros tells him that he is his mate, things start to change. Kyros is a vampire and Shigure was a tiger shifter. Tiger shifters were very rare. He knew that his brother was mated but never really thought that he would be too.

I really loved this story. I love the way the characters act towards each other. It shows you that this series is going to be an amazing one. If you love paranormal stories then you should check this one out. It shows how they can overcome all differences and turn them in to gifts. I love how Kyros shows Shigure the love they can have. I can’t wait to read book two.

Nick’s Christmas Wish by Jess Buffett

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Series: Shore Point Pack, #0.5
Author: Jess Buffett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Short Story (29 Pages)
ISBN: B00H267BMK
Publisher: J K Publishing (December 13th, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: In the Christmas story to the Shore Point Pack: Jaxon Flores has finally returned home to Shore Point pack. He’s father is going to train him to take his rightful place as the next Pack Alpha. He arrives home the day before Christmas Eve—unsure and unprepared for what lies ahead for him.

Nick Ashby co-owns and runs a small café. He carries secrets that only the ones closest to him are privy to. Life dealt him a bad hand as he grew up with an unforgiving father—one who happens to be the town Reverend.
When Nick’s past and future walk into the café, will he finally get his Christmas Wish?

Purchase Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/383723

Review: Now I have found another favorite book, the only problem I found was it wasn’t long enough. I can understand the pain of losing a love one, but for a father to hurt his son I cannot understand.

Nick had promised his mother and had followed through with it up until he meets his mate. He was so scared of everything. He wanted his wishes to come true, especially a special one of having his mate.

Jaxon’s father and mother had ended their relationship when his father had found his mate. He had moved to Australia with his mother only to come back when his father wanted to train him to take his place as the next Alpha. What he had not expected, when he arrived and decided to get some coffee, was his mate being there. Also, that his mate would deny him. He had to find away to help his mate see that they were meant to be together. He also had to help his mate forgive himself for breaking his promise, but to understand that this was a promise he should never had to deal with in the first place. Could he get his mate to understand that he was there for him in every way?

This was not only a beautiful story, but a heart breaking one also. I felt like beating the tar out of Nick’s father and holding Nick close. He has the ability to overcome all the pain from his life but he has to trust in himself and his mate. I would have loved to see where this goes. It would have made an excellent story if it had been longer. I would recommend reading this story and checking out the rest of Jess’s books. It will make you cry out in outrage for Nick and wish you could help Jaxon with his mate’s pain.

The Firefighter in the Snow by Leska Beikircher

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Series: N/A
Author: Leska Beikircher
Genre: Fantasy/ Holiday
Length: Novella (53 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61152-516-8
Publisher: JMS Books (December 8th, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Cody Laughman, a lonely firefighter in New York City, gets a blast from the past when his late father’s lawyer approaches him with news. It has been three years since Cody’s father’s death. The family house needs to be sold. Although Cody is glad to get rid of this part of his life, there is one final thing he needs to do — fly home to Muffin, Alaska, and make the property presentable.

He expects this to be a quick visit, just cleaning up some old memories he usually ignores. But memories are stubborn, and on top of everything else, he finds a real Christmas elf living in the attic of his house. Not a tiny fairy, but a full-grown, deliciously handsome man. He doesn’t even have pointed ears.

But can Cody open up to the possibility of finding love, when the ghost of Christmas past is still haunting him?
Purchase Link: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29&products_id=998
Review: This is a very cute story about a young man who lived the dream he once had only to find out it was not the dream he needed.

Cody was a thirty-two year old firefighter from Muffin Alaska living in New York City. He was not only alone but lonely. He had no one with him and his heart felt heavy. Then his late father’s lawyer called him to tell him that he needed to get his father’s house ready to sell, he dreaded going back to Muffin and going back to a house he no longer wanted to see. He was so mad at his father when he was alive but had no real knowledge of why. He just knew that when his mother died so did his father in a way. What he had expected was the memories and ghost from the past to be there, but what he had not expected to find was a very gorgeous man claiming to be a real Christmas elf living in his attic.

A long time ago Cody had made a wish, and Candy Cane wanted to make it come true even if it was many years late. This is a cute little story that I wished was longer. I want to know what happens in their future. It made me feel pain coming from Cody. It brings out the true feelings of family and the holidays. If you want a good story to read on a lunch break or just to pass the time, you really need to read this story. You won’t regret it.

Cat in the China Shop by BA Tortuga

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Series: N/A
Author: BA Tortuga
Genre: Contemporary/ Paranormal/ Shapeshifter
Length: Short Story (47 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61040-743-4
Publisher: Torquere Press (April 15, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Were-cougar Brock wants a special gift for his folks for their anniversary, mainly to cover up his lack of enthusiasm for going back to his small hometown. When he decides on replicating his mom’s old china pattern, the last person he expects to find at the design company is his old flame, Clay.

Clay has changed everything, from his hair color, to the way he eats to escape his past.

Can Brock convince him that it’s better to be himself, and for them to be together?
Purchase Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=4166
Review: This was a cute little story, but I wished it were longer. Although it did give you the point that you needed. Bigotry is all around us not just as humans but as were’s.

Brock was a were-cougar and at one time had been in love with Clay who was a more feline even in his human side. He was considered a freak of nature as you would call it. What Brock had not known was the reason Clay and his family had left the pride.

His parent’s anniversary was coming up and he had wanted to get them something special for it. He had decided to replicate his mother’s china pattern dishes that had been lost in a tornado. What he had not expected was Jean-Claude the man who owned the china shop was in fact Clay. Clay had changed everything including his eyes to escape his past. He had not even shifted in over fifteen years. Now because Brock was back, he wanted to let his cat out. He wanted to eat meat, run in his cat form, and be with the man he had always loved. He however was terrified that to do so would cause him to lose everything again. Brock just had to get him to trust in their love, to trust that he would never let him down again.

I really wished that this story was longer but even in its short form, it was amazing. I would recommend reading this story especially if you love the paranormal worlds, shapes-shifting cats, two hot and sexy men and a heartbreaking story. A heartbreaking story that is over come with love. I can’t wait to check out the rest of BA Tortuga’s stories

Stalking the Hygienist by Jackie Nacht

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Series: Paranormal Dentistry for the Fanged and Friendly Series, #2
Author: Jackie Nacht
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Shifters
Length: Novella (62 pages)
ISBN: MLR1020140
Publisher: MLR Press, LLC (April 17th, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2.5~3 Hearts
Reviewer: Thommie
Blurb: This lion shifter will go to any length to get his deer shifting hygienist, including going to the dentist. Bring on the nitrous oxide!
Beauregard made a mistake… a horrible mistake. Now embarrassed he focuses on what he loves most, working as a hygienist at Paranormal Dentistry for the Fanged and Friendly.

As soon as Sergei saw Beauregard coming up to his meat counter, he fell hard for the deer shifter. The only problem is Beauregard is running from him. Being the lion shifter he is, Sergei decides to take matters into his own hand and goes hunting. However, Sergei never imagined he would have to face his worst fear and choke down a salad. What’s it going to take to make Beauregard his?

Purchase Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=JNSTKHYG

Review: Paranormal Dentistry for the Fanged and Friendly comes back with book two and Beauregard’s story. Now for those of you who didn’t read the first book, this is a series that while each and every installment can be read as a standalone, it would be better to read them in order, so that you can get a better grasp of the town these stories are set and the shifter community that exists there. It also helps with each couple as we first meet them on other installments and then their story comes forward.

So we met Beauregard on book one; he is the deer shifter and hygienist working for Dr. Gunner Samuels. In book one, we saw him obsessed with Dallas the bear and frankly, I thought they would hit it off. But fate has other plans for our dear deer…
Sergei the lion and the local butcher knows he is Beauregard’s mate, he feels it in his soul, but the obsession Beau had for the bear has put their relationship back quite a lot, as now his beloved deer is refusing to even go out on a date with him out of fear that he’s going too fast again.

Sergei has to literally stalk his prey and not let up the pressure until Beauregard gives in.

This series is basically the light to this author’s darkness. This novella is one of the sweet and fluffy types Jackie Nacht writes, with lots of fun and games, bantering and chasing and playfulness in the mix. The key setting is (from what I’ve understood so far) a carnivore with a herbivore coupling. A satirical effort or an attempt of endearing the complete opposites, the couple you think, “no way are those two going to be together, such as a lion-sifter and a deer-shifter.

It also has that fated-mates vibe, but written in a weird way. What I mean is that while the “bond” exists, it isn’t the focus or even a reason to force the mates into a bonding; it’s more like a path to show the most compatible couplings, and incentive to make them come closer a bit faster. However, on both books, the fated-mates concept was very subtle, it faded under the humor, and games the couples have.

As for this particular read I liked it but found that it was missing things and it also was in need of a bit more polishing and proofing. What it was missing was the scene of Beauregard and Sergei’s first meeting. One must read the first book in order to get that first time feeling, the chemistry between them two and a feel of Sergei as a person. While their first interaction was mentioned here, it was a bit vague and I would much have preferred it as a flashback or memory in order to give those sparks. Ah, and that is the key word, because yes this couple was fun, and yes they were funny, and yes they were playful and at times their antics made me smile, but there was that spark missing that rendered their lovemaking a bit flat, a bit bland, a bit unreachable. What can I say, I need my smut to be intense and this wasn’t. It was soft and snugly and it happened a bit too fast methinks.

Overall, though it was a good read, a fast one too, one of those that don’t require lots of thinking and doesn’t challenge, simply exists to give you a sweet vibe and take your mind out of anything heavy. Recommended for those who love sweetly, snugly, paranormal romance.

The Dragon and the Wolf by Mandy Rosko

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Title: The Dragon and the Wolf
Series: Things in the Night, #2.5
Author: Mandy Rosko
Genre: Dragons/Werewolves/Paranormal
Length: Novella (68 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-31046-463-8
Publisher: Mandy Rosko (October 27, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Just go for it…

Westley Stone didn’t expect to survive being kidnapped and tortured by hunters, but he did, and only because a dragon literally dropped out of the sky to save him, and after waking up in the man’s house, he can’t help but feel grateful and very attracted to his rescuer.

Chris Knucker has a thing against werewolves ever since his family was killed, but he’s willing to put old fears aside for the handsome man he’s just saved. The problem is that Westley seems a little shy to his advances, which makes sense when Chris discovers that Westley has to get married and produce a little of wolf pups for his pack.

That’s fine. Chris knows the other man won’t go through with it, so it’s just a matter of waiting him out, and since Chris is the pack hero for saving Westley’s life, he has all the access he needs to slowly wear down Westley’s defenses. When Westley does finally come to him, he reveals another reason why he held back, something that could make them both very happy if only Westley can put his trust in Chris.
Purchase Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/371723
Review: I thought that this story was cute but not long enough. Mandy has a gift at telling a story. Westley and Chris are gorgeous men that you will definitely fall in love with. You will also want to smack Westley’s father. To try to force a mating with someone you don’t love is wrong in so many ways.

Westley had been kidnapped and tortured by hunters. He had not expected to survive what they were planning, so wasn’t he surprised to be saved by a dragon. Chris had smelt the blood and knew that it was not a human in danger but a paranormal creature such as himself. He was surprised to find out that Westley was a werewolf, and even stranger since he really had a mild hating for them. His family had been killed by werewolves when he was a young child, but he knew that he wanted this man. He wanted Westley for his mate.

The only problem with that was Westley had to marry and have pups since he was going to be the next alpha. However, the problem with that was Westley was gay and he needed to come out to his father. What he had not expected was his father demanding him to marry a female. He knew that Chris was the one he wanted but he had so many fears, that he needed to overcome. He just needed to learn to trust Chris with everything in his life, including his heart.

This was a great story and I hated that it was so short. Not to mention it left me hanging with more questions than answers. I can’t wait to read more about Chris and Westley. Now I know I will have to check out the rest of Mandy’s books. I would recommend this to anyone who loves sexy men, the paranormal worlds, shape-shifters, werewolves, and dragons, not to mention danger and excitement.

Fireproof by Hollis Shiloh

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Author: Hollis Shiloh

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (170 pages)

ISBN: B00IQR9172

Publisher: Spare Words Press (March 1st, 2014)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: Jett used to be a firefighter. He gave it up when he developed the terrifying ability to make fire with his mind. Panicked, he fled—also leaving behind his best friend and secret crush, Levi.

Two years later, they meet again. And somehow, Levi can forgive Jett for leaving and never saying goodbye. But now Levi’s getting married, and that hurts more than Jett thought anything could.

How will Levi take the news of Jett’s weird fire magic—or the news that he’s gay?

Two men navigate the waters of magic, changing relationships, and danger in this contemporary, sweet and slightly angsty paranormal gay firefighter-themed romance.
Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Fireproof-Hollis-Shiloh-ebook/dp/B00IQR9172
Review: Jett has been away in Alaska for two years trying to figure out how to control some new powers he has acquired. He comes back, but falls into construction work, instead of going back to the job he loved, firefighting, and his best friend and the man he loved, Levi.
He runs into Levi at a firefighters’ barbeque and Levi refuses to let Jett out of his sight again. Levi also has a secret. He is getting married, but wants Jett to be part of his life and his best man.

This story was very interesting with some mystery, there is someone starting fires and making each one more dangerous for the firemen, the jealousy between Jett and Jessica, and the sexual tension and beautiful friendship between Jett and Levi.

I’m not sure if this is part of a series or not, so if it is Hollis, please forgive, me and I’ll read the first book and rerate the book. It left me with way-too many questions. Where did Jett get his powers? What exactly set them off? I would have loved more about Jett’s background and the powers. I also would have loved a bit more on arsonist and the mystery of the fires. I also found it a bit too repetitive of Jett and Levi saying I love you and Levi saying don’t leave, etc.

However, I did like both Jett and Levi, I liked the sweetness of the story as most of Hollis stories are and of course, I liked the ending.

If you like, a different sort of paranormal, fire, hot, sexy firefighters, a sweet story with a touch of mystery, and a satisfying happy ending this is for you!

Room Service by Nikka Michaels

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Author: Nikka Michaels

Genre: Erotica/Contemporary

Length: Short (17 pages)

ISBN: 9781600888717

Publisher: Cobblestone Press (Feb 15, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: When Dr. Seth Coleman catches the gaze of handsome conference speaker, Carson Randall, he is intrigued. After the speech, Carson introduces himself and hands him his business card. Seth discovers the card holds more than Carson Randall’s information; on it Carson has written his room number.

For as long as Seth can remember, he has focused his attention on being a doctor. But now he has the chance to focus on his own needs. Will Seth take the safe route and socialize with his co-workers at the conference or will he accept the handsome speaker’s invitation?

Purchase Link: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-roomservice-1434030-356.html

Review: Seth is a young doctor that catches the attention of the much sought after conference speaker, Carson Randall. Carson seeks the shy Seth out after the conference and his card holds more than his business information. On the back is his room number.

I found this story very hot and sexy. The story is very well written and complete for a short story. I rarely give such a short story 5 stars but the end left me in surprise. Way to go Nikka! I absolutely loved it.

I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a short story to fill in a half hour or so. If you like hot young doctors, sexy conference speakers, a little mild bondage, and some hot mansex with a surprise ending this is for you.

Moonstruck by Gabrielle Evans

__4166359Title: Moonstruck
Series: Along Came Fate, Book 1
Author: Gabrielle Evans
Genre: Paranormal/Shape-shifter/Vampires/Werewolves
Length: Novella (140 Pages)
ISNB: 978-1-62741-673-3
Publisher: Siren Publishing (April 26th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Rion Cruz has an obligation to protect the pack lands, as well as his fellow packmates. Beyond those responsibilities, however, no one has ever depended on him until Moon came along. Captivated by the pint-size werewolf with the tragic past, he finds being someone’s hero isn’t quite the burden he expected it to be.

No one ever cared about Moon, not his parents and certainly not the staff at the lab who held him captive for years. Spending the majority of his life just trying to survive, he has never really learned how to live, but all of that changes when Rion sweeps into his life.
Moon knows the path to forever won’t be easy. When an unknown danger comes knocking at their door, however, threatening to end his happily-ever-after, he’s prepared to fight tooth and nail to protect his mate—and a future he didn’t even realize he wanted.

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/moonstruck-evans

Review: I am amazed at Gabrielle’s gift at telling a story. This is book one for this series and should be read first. It is an amazing story with wonderful characters and an awesome story line. I love when it is the paranormal world, but even more when it is a romance book. This story has everything you would want in a story. Danger, love, passion, fire, excitement, and two very hot men.

Moon had for as long as he remembered been in a lab. He had been beaten, tortured, and experimented on. He and his brothers did not even have names till they were saved by Quaid. It wasn’t till they got to the pack lands when he met Rion. Rion had known from the moment he had met Moon that they were mates. He also knew he had to be extra careful because of the way they had found Moon and his brothers. He was angry at the way they had been treated.

However, Moon knew that he wanted this man, wasn’t too sure at first why but when he realized that this man was his mate he knew the answer. Moon was having trouble shifting into his werewolf due to what the scientist had done to him, but on the night of their change when Rion was in danger he finally made a full change. He was excited and a bit scared. Scared that he would not be able to do it again and afraid that he would hurt the man who was becoming important to him.

I loved this book and cannot wait to get my hands on the next one. I would definitely recommend reading this new and amazing series. It has werewolves, sexy men, hot sex, and just the right amount of danger. It also comes with a cool plot twist to it. It would seem there are more than the shifters, vampires and demons…

Touching Tate by Stephani Hecht

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Series: Wayne County Wolves, #11
Author: Stephani Hecht
Genre: Paranormal/Shapeshifter
Length: Novella (110 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-77111-913-9
Publisher: Extasy Books (April 1st, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Sometimes it hurts to give up a past love to embrace a new one, no matter how good you know it is for you.
Tate has always liked to stick to his living quarters and mind his own business. But when his friend, Zaid, comes to him asking for help to find Walsh, Zaid’s drug-addicted friend, Tate feels like he has no choice but to say yes. They eventually find Walsh—filthy, stinky, emaciated, and at death’s door. Zaid puts him in rehab and hopes for the best.
Six months later, Walsh comes back. Not only has he cleaned up his act, but also he has cleaned up his looks. Tate can’t help but be drawn to this new version of Walsh. But he also can’t help but worry that it’s too soon for Walsh to start a new relationship. Will Tate and Walsh find a way to be together? Or are they doomed to forever be apart?
Purchase Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/touching-tate/
Review: This is book eleven in this series and they need to be read in order. It not only lets you know who everyone is but an awesome series all the way around. I love the way the characters come together.

Walsh was a ferret shifter and a drug addict. He was slowly dying from the drug tar. He used to keep the pain away, not only the physical pain but also the memories of his past. He had been kicked out by his grandfather when he had found out that his grandson was gay. Taken in by Zaid he had gotten mixed up with the wrong group and gotten addicted. It had gotten to the point that Zaid and Tate had tracked him down and put him in a rehab center for shifters with addictions.

Six months later Walsh was back with the pack. When he comes across Tate again, he has found another reason to stay safe. The other was he wanted to fight for his pack to keep everyone alive. He took a true look at Tate and saw something in him that made him want to believe again and to keep his word of not relapsing. It is a hard road to follow but Tate knew Walsh could do it.

Tate knew the second time he saw Walsh that he wanted this man for his mate. He believed in him and would stand by him no matter what. When they had went and talked to their alpha, Chris had agreed to let Walsh become a soldier. It took a few days but Walsh proved to be an ace. He turned out to be one of the best warriors they had. That surprised Walsh but not as much as the fact that this very sexy man wanted him as a mate.

Stephani always gives me a great story to lose myself into. I was not disappointed in this book. It is the perfect length also. I loved the fact that two sexy men fall in love, and despite their troubles, they seem to overcome all odds. It has the right amount of love, danger, and excitement. It catches your attention from the start and will keep it all the way to the end. I love the paranormal world but when you add in romance, I am a sure sell. I loved this book and cannot wait to read the next book in this amazing series.