THANKS FUR LAST NIGHT is an anthology of never published
novellas by authors Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden, and Kate
Baxter. The best way I could think to review this book is to
give a short synopsis and review for each of the stories.
BEARING HIS SIN, Eve Langlais -- Cole is a killer, and the
one person he should have done the deed to is Anja,
especially when he realized she is his mate. But he didn't,
and now someone else thinks the woman is going to mate
another. Nope, not going to happen.
This story should have been longer because there is so much
going on that a little more explanation was needed. To be
honest, I had to read it twice to keep everyone and
everything straight. It turns out Anja is a Russian
princess, and her family there wants her to marry to
strengthen family ties and Cole, though a jerk, isn't going
to let that happen. The humor is a bit raunchy, with a lot
of bickering back and forth including snarkiness toward and
by the grandmother who raised her, but the wedding scene was
very different and funny. It seemed disjointed at times but
the writing style that described what and where was very
good. Normally I enjoy Ms. Langlais' stories, but if I were
giving stars, I am afraid this one would get maybe three.
BOUGHT BY THE BEAR, Milly Taiden -- Josilyn Martinez took a
job posing as a shifter's mate for money to help her raise
her nephew. Too bad there is something about this handsome,
hot shifter that is drawing her in when it's only temporary,
just long enough to hold off his grandmother and her
This is a lighter story than the previous one. Xander is a
bear shifter and after meeting Josilyn is shocked that she
is his true mate and he must work doubly hard to make her
realize it too. There is also an added danger that you won't
see coming, Josilyn's ex is a jerk but how horrible he comes
at the end when she has to be rescued by a very angry bear.
That surprise might have been better in a longer book
because a number of questions, most explicitly how he (the
ex) got away with so much hatred before marrying her needed
to be answered. Still, the sweetness and humor are alive in
this offering. I would have to give this four stars.
THE ALPHA AND I, Kate Baxter -- Devon Kincaid owns a bar on
the outskirts of Lowman, Idaho. A good place, simple life
until she comes upon a naked, bleeding man in the snow and
does what any good citizen would do ... she brings him home.
Liam Murphy is an alpha werewolf with a problem, he has no
idea how he ended up in the field naked and bleeding... but
he does know that Devon is his.
The chemistry between Devon and Liam is immediate, and if
you dispense with the single woman alone with a naked man
she's never met, then it really gets fun. I mean she is a
smart cookie and really gutsy. There is a lot of humor, just
picture a big guy wearing a too small t-shirt and a sheet
because she doesn't have any pants that will fit. Very good,
steamy short story that you will wish was longer!
THANKS FUR THE NIGHT just might be what you need on a cold,
Enter a world of smoldering shifters in this
scintillating anthology headlined by New York Times
bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden with
brand-new, never published novellas!
Bearing His Sin
Cole should have killed Anja the moment he realized she was
his mate. Instead, he let her live and now they're on the
hunt, chasing the morons who think they can force her to
marry another man. Like hell. And while this shapeshifting
bear might have his share of sins, he's not going to let
little things like murder and mayhem prevent him from having
the woman meant to be the keeper of his heart.
Bought by the Bear
Josilyn Martinez just needed the money to help raise her
nephew. That's it. There's no other reason she would take a
job posing as a shifter's mate so he can assure his
grandmother he's settled down. There's no reason to stay at
his place so they learn "more about each other." And there's
definitely no good reason she should get involved with the
hard, hot, and handsome shifter that's hired her.
Xander just needs a fake mate for a week to get his
grandmother off his back. But what's a bear shifter to do
when the impostor mate he hired turns out to be his
actual mate? All sweet, luscious curves and a heart
of gold, Xander's not going to let his mate get away. Now
all he has to do is show her that they belong together, one
kiss and touch at a time...
The Alpha and I
Devon Kincaid is happy with her new life in Lowman, Idaho.
Her little bar on the outskirts of the tiny, isolated town
is doing well, and she's not even interested in finding a
man. But when she finds a bleeding man―a hot, hard,
handsome, naked bleeding man―in the snow one night,
Devon brings him home to care for him. He's definitely not
like any man she's ever met before, but what she doesn't
realize is that he's not just a manů
Liam Murphy isn't simply a werewolf. He's the Alpha. In a
heated battle with a deadly bear shifter, he's moved his
pack to the Sawtooth Wilderness in order to draw danger from
them. He was hoping to escape his problems―but the last
thing he expects to find in the isolated Idaho wilderness
was his mate. Fragile and unfamiliar with the violent
supernatural world, the only way he can protect Devon is to
make her what he is: a werewolf. He only hopes that in the
process convincing her to enter fully into his world, that
he doesn't drive away the one woman he can't live without.