In Miss Congeniality by Shelley Laurenston, Dr. Irene
Conridge has no time in her life for a man. She
isn't interested in sex, making friends, or having a
boyfriend. She's a workaholic and would rather have her
nose in a book then hang out at the mall.
Irene first met Niles Van Holtz at college when she was a
guest professor and him a student. He tried to put the
moves on her then but she wanted nothing to do with him.
Despite Irene's obvious disinterest in Holtz, he still
pursues her constantly. When Irene ends up in a scuffle
with some wild animals, Holtz is the one to come to her
Holtz is a werewolf and knows that Irene will be targeted
again if he doesn't mark her as his. But how do you mark
someone who doesn't want anything to do with you? In the
mean time, bad guys are after Irene and while her
friendship is still developing between her and Holtz, she
chooses not to inform him of this little tidbit.
Will Irene's secret put her life in jeopardy? Will Irene
finally give in to Holtz's charm and realize he isn't so
Miss Congeniality is a fun werewolf story with a healthy
dose of romance and some suspense to keep readers riveted.
This was the first story that I've ever read by Laurenston
and I found it to be enjoyable. Overall, Miss
is a nice short read that romance readers are sure to
Luckily, Miranda's handsome new neighbor, Cain Lawson,
comes to her rescue after hearing her screaming. After some
researching of Paul Roberts, they discover he is quite
dangerous and they must find him before he attacks again.
Despite being terrified of the vampire, Miranda isn't
scared of Cain even though he's a Shifter. She finds him
extremely sexy and while hunting their prey, a relationship
starts to develop between them.
Together Miranda and Cain hunt for Paul, a serial killer
vampire, who is on a murdering spree and won't stop until
someone kills him. Will they be able to find this dangerous
vampire and put an end to the murders? Will Cain be able to
protect Miranda from this vicious killer?
Wicked Ways is an exciting paranormal romance story with
tons of suspense and excitement. I adored the characters,
the romance, the suspense, and the twists. Cynthia Eden has
a fantastic short story in this anthology and readers will
be pleasantly surprised on how great it really is. Overall,
WHEN HE WAS BAD was a very enjoyable read and I look forward
to reading more books by both authors.
Shelly Laurenston - Miss Congeniality
Itâ€™s those damn stockings that get me every time. They have
this sexy little line down the back and I canâ€™t help but
stare at her legsâ€¦constantly. And youâ€™d think sheâ€™d be all
over me like every other female in the Seattle area. Iâ€™m
young, good looking, and one day Iâ€™ll be Alpha Male of my
familyâ€™s Pack. But Professor Irene Conridge acts like I
donâ€™t even exist. How is that possible? Now sheâ€™s got
enemies coming out of the woodwork and I have to protect
her. Why? Because thatâ€™s the kind of man I am. Yes, I am
that amazing. Of course, it doesnâ€™t hurt that while I work
to secure her safety, sheâ€™ll be hanging out at my house.
Thatâ€™s hoursâ€¦days even that Iâ€™ve got Irene Conridge right
where I want her.
Cynthia Eden - Wicked Ways
Iâ€™m too dangerous for her. I know it, but I canâ€™t get my
sexy new neighbor out of my head. When I hear her scream
one night, the absolute last thing I expect to see is
Miranda Shawâ€”star of my hottest fantasiesâ€”being attacked by
a vampire. Now the undead jerk is after her, and Iâ€™m the
only thing standing between the beautiful lady and a killer
who just wonâ€™t stop. Well, too bad for him, because that
vamp has just made the worst mistake of his afterlifeâ€”heâ€™s
tangled with a shifter. And Miranda, well, she's so busy
watching out for him that she wonâ€™t see me closing in on
herâ€”not until itâ€™s too lateâ€”and Iâ€™m about to show her just
how wild I can getâ€¦