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Friday, April 17, 2015

Review: Spring Fever: Shifters in Love Box Set / @W_I_Promos

 

Title: Spring Fever: Shifters In Love
Authors: Milly Taiden, Vella Day, Kerry Adrienne,
Andie Devaux and Lia Davis
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
ARC Received From: Wickedly Innocent Promotions



Match Made in Hell (A BBW paranormal romance) by Milly Taiden
When quiet Laura Nieves is tossed together with hot as hell warrior Damien Wrath, eternity heats up really fast. Add in the fact they’re living in hell with a crazy mistress, things go from hot to explosive. Their basic urges will take over, or they’ll kill each other.

An Unexpected Diversion by Vella Day
Cheyenne Snow has been given an ultimatum by her father—the pack’s Alpha—find a shifter husband soon, or she’ll be forced to marry. Understanding that the odds of her meeting the deadline are slim, Chey decides to go out with a bang and find a human diversion.

Waking the Bear by Kerry Adrienne
">Overprotective bear shifter, Griff Martin, reluctantly rents his mountain cabin to an artist, Amy Francis. He quickly realizes the plucky artist is his mate. But danger is brewing in the forest, and Griff has to be ready to safeguard both his female and his den, at the risk of losing both.

Prime Desire by Andie Devaux
Nicolas can’t stop thinking about the woman whose life he saved, and Evie has never forgotten the weretiger who rescued her from certain death. When apparent serendipity brings them together again, Nicolas is faced with controlling his inner tiger around the woman he desires above all others. But will Evie be able to overcome her fear of his nature to give them a second chance at love?

Bear Essentials (A BBW paranormal romance) by Lia Davis
">When bear-shifter Trey meets the curvy, raven-haired goddess, Nichole, he realizes exactly what he wants and knows she’s worth any amount of trouble. All he has to do is seduce all of her insecurities away and claim her as his bonded mate.





 

I'll start by saying I wasn't sure I'd make it through the entire anthology without getting bored or irritated that the stories were the same. I've discovered that anthologies are harder for me to read, that I need more breaks from the content, and that I skim through said content more often than not.

But this anthology is one of the rare ones that kept me reading. While the theme (shifters falling in love) stays the same throughout, the way it's presented is what kept me engaged. I don't mean the shifter species; I mean the writing style. Each author has their own their unique style and they bring that to the table in full force.

These five ladies took me from majestic mountains to breathtaking forests to the heated depths of Hell all to watch their shifters fall in lust and love with their fated/true mates. While the attraction ran deep between each couple, there were obstacles to overcome in order to be together. Self-worth had to be addressed. Pasts had to be reconciled and laid to rest. Lies by omission had to be exposed and forgiven.

The path to happily ever after for each couple wasn't easy, but it isn't supposed to be. Experiencing a love that's unconditional and touches your soul is a love worth fighting for. The heartache and tears and curses are only for the moment. The joy and completion that follows is for eternity for these shifters. Come hell or high water, they'll have their mate and the promise of a lifetime of loving with them too.


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