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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review: Miss Taken by Milly Taiden / @W_I_Promo @MillyTaiden

Title: Miss Taken
Series: Raging Falls, Book 1
Author: Milly Taiden
Publisher: Latin Goddess Press
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance
Book Purchased From: Amazon
Reviewed For: Wickedly Innocent Promotions

Waking up in some strange man’s bed was never big girl Kira Ardan’s goal for the day. Neither was waking up naked. Wait, naked?

Someone had a lot of explaining to do and soon.

Luke Lyen is at the height of his need. He wants a mate and he wants her now.

Finding the woman meant to be his brings out the lust he’s been fighting for days. If only she weren’t so stubborn, he might be able to get her to understand she is his. Then they could move on with dirty, freaky loving.

The big lion is doing things with his tongue that makes Kira’s brain cells melt. It will take more than a little danger to get this curvy woman to let go of her firm beliefs. She’s not interested in being anyone’s MINE, but maybe he can convince her to be HIS.

Instant attraction led to insta-lust which led to love that happened too quickly for me. Given the pace, it shouldn't have been too big a surprise but, for whatever reason, it was.

That's no slight against the characters. Kira is a great heroine, Luke a formidable hero. Kira is hardworking and loyal and strong, a woman any man would be proud to have beside him. Luke is as Alpha as they come: commanding, strong, larger-than-life, ready to wreck havoc on anyone/-thing that touches what's his. Given that they met when Luke needed a female the most though it made me wonder how much of what they felt was because of that or because it was meant to be. The sexual tension between them was thick and tangible. Most of the time it felt driven by his need to mate. Sometimes it didn't.

Now, anyone who has been in a relationship at some point in their life knows that communication, honesty, and trust are the most important building blocks to making that relationship work. Attraction is fleeting. Love will grow. But the other three things will sustain a relationship through the best and worst times the couple encounters, while helping the attraction and lust initially felt years before intensify. While Luke and Kira had no reason to trust or be blatantly honest with one another from the get-go, it irked that, as the story went along and as they got to know one another, they kept truths about themselves hidden.

This story was done in true Ms. Taiden fashion: quick, dirty, sexy. It's an hour-long (maybe) read that gives a nice view of what's to come in Raging Falls. But I could take or leave this story. I wanted something a little more...firm? Substantial? Not so "typical" of shifter stories? I'm not exactly sure what I was looking/hoping for but I hope to find it in the books that follow in this series.

Hi! I'm Milly Taiden. I love to write sexy stories featuring fun, sassy heroines with curves and growly alpha males with fur. My books are a great, quick way to satisfy your craving for paranormal romantic comedies with lots of romance, heat and happily ever afters.

I live in Florida with my hubby, our little boy child, and our little fur baby "Needy Speedy." Yes, I am aware I'm bossy and I am seriously addicted to shoe shopping and Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

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