If you love snarly Alpha males and sassy in your face females, you want to read this anthology. A variety of shifter types from dragons to foxes, all of them are badass alphas who get mates whether they're wanted or not.
For Blood by J.R. Gray - 5/5, To forge peace between packs, this Alpha is mating the enemy’s sister. How can he trust her? She wants him, always has. Can she change his mind?
Destiny Realized by Khloe Wren - 5/5, When your sister sees yours and your brother’s destiny, what can you do? Stop the car like she asks and find your mate.
Exiled Alpha by Amber Morgan - 5/5, When you need help, who do you ask? The exiled alpha that your dad ran out of the pack. Oh and he’s your mate.
Drakon’s Prize by Moira Callahan – 5/5, When a human spy for the council invades the dragon clan, what’s the Alpha to do? Bed and mate her of course. Was this the council’s plan?
Tiger’s Mate by April Zyon – 5/5, A tiger assassin is in town to take care of a problem. What he finds instead is a psychic. She’s his mate, but his job puts them both in danger. Maybe it’s time to give up his day job.
Dark Heart by Elyzabeth M. VaLey – 4/5, When a human agent from one of those alphabet agencies of the government comes recruiting, this alpha says no. But when her life is in danger, he comes to his mate’s rescue.
Resisting His Mate by Lynn Burke – 4/5, On the run from her abusive bear shifter ex, Clare doesn’t know she’s a hawk shifter. Until she’s rescued by an alpha hawk, who helps her find the animal spirit inside her.
The Alpha’s Vixen by Jocelyn Dex – 5/5, This alpha fox shifter doesn’t want a mate. And he really doesn’t want a mate, ever. Then a sexy little vixen thief steals his heart.
Always Midnight by Ashlynn Monroe – 5/5, Taryne’s world is turned upside down when a rogue wolf bites her brother, turning him into a werewolf. Now the King of the pack needs this problem taken care of. Instead the hunter helps them both when the rogue bits Taryne too.
Becoming His Mate by Harper Shaddock – 4/5, She just wants to be left alone, for her ex to never find her. After hearing his lone wolf mate howl, this alpha needs to find his mate before the neighboring pack finds her. He knows she’s strong enough, but does she know it?
This is the first anthology in a long time where I hadn’t read any of the authors previously. I enjoyed these stories a lot. The writing styles were all different, as were the shifters and situations in the stories. All of the authors wrote great characters and entertaining stories. I recommend this anthology, I found new authors to follow and so will you!
Title: Uniform Fetish
Authors: Doris O’Connor, Sandra Bunino, Susan Hayes, Lila Shaw, Moira Callahan, Donina Lynn, Evie Knight, S.J. Maylee, Wren Michaels, Meredith J. Scott
Genre: Contemporary, Anthology, Erotic
TBR Reviewer: Cecile
Stars: 5 Stars - A Must Read!
Heat Level: 3/5 - Blush Worthy
This was a MF anthology involving uniformed love interests. From a fireman, to law enforcement, military men, a female doctor, and NCIS/Federal Agents this book is HOT. The men had one thing in common: Domination. The women didn’t know what spanked them (literally in some stories), which was done in an enticing and enjoyable manner. The writing was believable, the love stories happily ever after, and the characters easy to fall in love with. While the women were submissive in the bed they were all strong women outside of the romantic relationship and it was easy to see how the men fell for them. It would be a difficult thing for me to name a favorite among these, as they were all very good. I will say that Doris O’Connor’s story of a fireman Dominant saving a submissive named Cat from being stuck on her ledge was a great opener. Rhys was a sizzler from beginning to end (pun intended) and it was a wonderfully done Happily Ever After.
I give this Anthology 5 stars for it’s complete and utterly uniform (see what I did there) sexiness. The scenes were all very well done, without being trite. The relationships were believable even when the characters didn’t know each other long. There were some common themes (other than uniforms and dominance) that I enjoyed as well.
Author: Moira Callahan
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
TBR Reviewer: Bella Star
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read
Heat: 4/5 - Smoking hot
I've read this series before and loved it! This book however, well, the beginning was very jumpy. It started with a 'summary' about Chandra, former CIA agent. Then at chapter one she wakes up after being tortured which was a fantastic scene but then we leap to 8 days earlier. It was all very well written and entertaining but like I said, jumpy. Some scenes were slow moving, I'm not sure if that because of the choppy beginning. After reading about her torture I wanted to get into the action. How does she get out? How did they find out about her past? Is she going to kick some serious butt? But what I got was her telling her boyfriend about her past. It was interesting but slow. The sex was really hot but then we skip to two days later. So, the pace was definitely off. Once we eventually got to the action again it was a great read. What really made me enjoy this book were the characters. Chandra was a badass with a soft side and Zach, her boyfriend, was a sexy hero.
I would recommend the C&M Security Series.
Title: Dangerous Circumstances
C&M Security #4 (can be read as stand alone)
by Moira Callahan
Genre: Romance, Mystery
TBR Reviewer: Bella Star
Rating: 5 Stars - A Must Read
Heat: 3/5 - Blush Worthy
Denise works at C&M security. Mack is her childhood friend who’s a surgeon. They've been keeping their attraction in check all these years but things change when Mark’s boss is murdered and that’s just the first body.
What a fantastic read! I loved Denise and Mack. They were great, well developed characters. Their friendship was beautifully written! The mystery of who was after the sexy Mack was really well written. It was weaved through the romance. It really surprised me how the author managed to fit such a fantastic, full story in 98 pages.
Moira Callahan is an author to keep an eye on. I’m definitely going to be looking for more books by her.