Sarah Ward, the werewolf sister of Bathsheba from Beauty Dates the Beast, and co-owner of their paranormal online dating agency Midnight Liaisons, is voluntarily traded to a wolf clan in exchange for a kidnapped female were-cougar. Fearful of what might happen to her while with the wolf clan, she and Ramsey, a were-bear who's part of the were-cougar alliance, pretend to be engaged so he can stay with her for protection. The last thing either of them expect is for their pretend engagement to lead to a very real love affair....
©2012 Jessica Sims (P)2012 Tantor
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Ramsey (a were-bear) but who is really just a gentle giant, agrees to pretend to be mated to Sara (a were-wolf) to protect her from all the other were-wolves from a local pack who only want her in their pack to mate with her. But she was turned by a vicious were-wolf who abused her and so she now has trust issues and is frightened of everything - including Ramsey.
Touching, tender, sensual, sweet and moving all describe the relationship between the two Wereshifter lovers as they both learn to trust and depend on each other. It's also got some great new characters and also some from the previous book and some nasty werewolves too as they all try to save Sara from a fate worse than death.
As with all the follow-on books to any series, I wished I'd of listened again to the previous book - in this case it's 'Beauty Dates The Beast' which may have helped refresh me with the names, places and backgound story etc.
Worth a credit? Any paranormal romance lover should enjoy this book as I did, so it's a definite YES and I'm looking forward to the 3rd book in the trilogy 'Must Love Fangs' (hints of vampires doesn't it) but I'm afraid we have to wait til August 2013 for this.
The story didn't have a fairytale ending. Instead it was bittersweet. The bitter taste came when this Sims introduced the widespread issue of domestic violence into the storyline. I couldn't fully enjoy the happy ending due to the widespread nature of the packs mentality toward women. I'm not foolish enough to believe it will be all roses and smiles for the packs after this. Joining the alliance will not affect the mindset of abusers and setting up women with men known to have the abuser mentally (or the perpetuation of it) is outright stupidity. The sweet part , of course was the consistency of caring the main couple showed for one another and the way they choose to commit in spite of the obstacles that still faced them.
Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy
I want a bear shifter of my own!
What I liked:
What’s not to like about a sexy, strong and silent were-bear? Ramsey is the everything that Sara needs. Protector, friend and sexy mate all rolled up into one.
Sara has been in hiding from other sups. She was turned against her will into a werewolf by her abusive boyfriend. But at the end of book 1, Beauty Dates the Beast, Sara’s secret about being a werewolf is out of the bag and the local wolf pack is in need of a female. And the fact that Sara hasn’t managed the art of shifting everyone is wondered that she will not last much longer if she doesn’t figure it out.
Sara is inexperienced at shifting and Ramsey is inexperienced with women. They help each other out with their stamina problems. But after all practice makes prefect and Ramsey is a sex god in the making.
What I didn’t like:
Leah Mallach did a good job with the female characters but like many female narrators she didn’t do some of the male characters justice. But with the book being a light and fun read I think she hit the snark level just right. I think after listening to two books in the series I’m use to her narration. I don’t know I would seek out books just because she was the narrator but I happy to continue the Midnight Liaisons series on audio.
A fun and sexy series to turn to when I’m in the mood for a light and fun listen.
Will I continue this series:
Yes! Book 3, Must Love Fangs is on my audio wish list.
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Naked Werewolf series by Molly Harper
The story line
Ramsey he was good for Sarah
Sarah not complaining so much
Sarah baring up Ramsey's ex
The hole story is good but for the fact the Sarah Widnes and complaneds the hole time Intel the end of the book. God she makes bella from the twilight books look normal.
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