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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

Publisher's Summary

A BBW in search of love + a sexy panther shifter = Alpha Romance

Maya Zara is a curvy woman sick and tired of men who think she should settle. She loves her curves and wants to find someone who will love them too. When she meets Gerri Wilder and signs up for a date with a shifter, Maya has no idea what's in store for her.

Noah Wright has had the hots for his curvy neighbor for months. Too bad she's got a boyfriend. When he allows Gerri to set him up on a date, he never expected for her to get him the woman he and his panther have lusted after.

A stalking ex and a crazy family make Maya's life a living hell. Both will try to tear them apart. She'll have to figure out what she wants with Noah before losing a chance at love with the lonely panther.

©2015 Milly Taiden (P)2015 Milly Taiden

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Good book

This was a somewhat good book. I liked the character well enough. But it felt like the paranormal part was put into it as an after thought. Or a way to bring in another group of readers into play. Will I read it again or buy it ''No'' . Which is sad because I normally like Ms. Taidens books.

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Yummy series read!

I enjoy this series, it is light fun reading. Sure, at times it feels a bit pattern, which can happen with a premise like this. There is always a sassy curvy gal and an Alpha shifter type guy.

This go around, I kind of thought Noah’s Alpha-ness was a touch lacking. He knows she is his mate, but he sits and watches instead of making things happen. Sigh, I prefer the take charge sort. I really like Maya, even though she is kind of the same as every other heroine in this series. That being said, it is still an enjoyable read and kept me plenty entertained. The POV is mixed, so you get to see all sides of the story.

The steam is, as always, on point!! If you are looking for an ultra hawt read, this is definitely a great pick! All the naughty detail you could want drawn out in exquisite fashion!! Oh my, this will get ya all worked up in a jiffy!

Lauren Sweet has been with the series since the start. I like her reads and she has a quick pace. She has a very peppy feel to her voice, which adds to the fun quality of the listen. Her men could be a touch gruffer, but that is nitpicking.

I am sticking with this series, I am just hoping the next book shakes things up a little!

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A Different Shifter Animal but Still Smokin Hot!

Woohoo, another hot sexy shifter story!! I loved that this one was not your typical animal shifter and the characters had different reasons for using the agency. Noah is a complicated shifter that knows who his mate is but she is unavailable. Maya just has bad luck with men and they all seem to want to use her. Her family life isn't all that healthy either but once she decides to take hold of her love life things start to change. This series is SOOOOOOO Addictive!

This specific video review will be included in the August 2018 wrap-up.

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Mixed feelings

I am now finishing book 5 which shows I am enjoying this series but I cannot stand the narration! It really brings listening to this series frustrating! I normally will not listen to a book if I can’t deal with the narrator, but I do enjoy the stories so I have dealt with it but it’s been hard to get through each book.

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  • jw
  • 06-06-18

So repetitive on the phrases the story got lost.

Ms. Taiden must have stopped and started the story many times & didn’t re-read because either the female character or others commented on her size about 100 times. It was literally about everything 10th sentence. I enjoy stories with BBW but my gosh, this character obviously had problems with her size because she constantly said she didn’t. It was such an issue, everything else got lost. Glad this wasn’t my first book of hers.

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  • Racycarr
  • Kentucky, United States
  • 05-02-17

Her protective panther

What another great book by Milly Taiden. I have so enjoyed this series. Though this series works fine as a standalone I can assure you that books one through four are just as amazing as this one.

I done the whispersync with this book. I truly loved the narrator. The author used Lauren Sweet in every book I have listen to in this series so far. I started with book one and have been working myself up. You can have a good story but the narrator can make or break the audio. Once you listen to Lauren Sweet narrate this book you will see why the author used her. Lauren is able to bring the characters to life. You can close your eyes and know who is speaking. You can feel each emotion the character is feeling. So to me that just adds the cherry on top.

I loved the main characters in this story. Noah and Amaya was perfect together and of course I loved Gerri Wilder as well. Gerri almost has this gift, a foresight if you will. It is like her and fate are working together to bring couples together.

Amaya aka Maya she was truly amazing. She was this beautiful curvy woman. She loves who she was, she loved her body and felt she did not have to change it for anyone. I loved how stubborn she was. She was one that would tell you like it was. Maya had bad luck when it came to men. She dated such losers. Men that looked at her as fat and felt she should be grateful they looked her way. I loved that she did not settle. She wanted love. She wanted someone that loved her for who she was and did not want to change her. Someone that could make her feel beautiful and cherished.

I almost had to laugh at Noah. He was pretty much in peeking tom mold. He was obsess with Maya. I would not say he was a stalker like Maya’s ex was because he did not follow her around of send her crazy text messages. He just spied on her through his window.

Noah was this handsome panther shifter. I loved that he knew that Maya was his mate and did not want to settle for anyone else. He found her worthy to wait for. Noah was also this shy guy and even a genius. As handsome and rich as he was it is truly a wonder he did not have women stalking him.

I hated Maya’s family. Maya’s mother and sister were truly heartless and in my eyes evil. It is bad enough that she had to take the emotional punches from the men she date, that she did not need that from her family too. Maya I found her truly alone. It sad, she love her family so much, I just don’t believe her family loved her back. Well at least the sister Linda and her mother. There was not much mentioned about her other sister who stayed away. I would of loved to see more about that sister that was never around brought into the story. Would of also of loved to seen Maya’s nephew who loved video games brought in as well.

I love that Maya and Noah found the strength and love in one another. They were truly the missing piece to each other. This was a great story and glad I got to read/listen to the book. FYI, if you are wondering if there were any steamy part, well let me tell you right now that there were.

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Hot, sweet bonbon

Yes, it's still a hot, sweet bonbon, though not my fave. Part of the series with teeny references to previous characters. You wish she'd give more as you come to like the characters. As always, I'm really happy with buying this series as Kindle with audio.

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The cat in him found his mate can man agree?

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

She loves her body curves and all but her mom and sister always snarking at her about her size, man across from her apartment, loves watching her like cat in window (pun intended). Gerri pester her foster son about match making finally giving in he agree to one try, little did he know his favorite window watching was on menu of love.

With stalking Ex-boyfriend and hater family can she and he come together love each other despite family and life?

Listen to find out

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Cringed at that awful, nasal voice

I have read all theses books, so far. Got this as a companion deal. As soon as the reader spoke, I cringed. How can she read professionally when she talks through her nose and has an annoying voice. I really hate how she portrayed Gerri. Yuk! Glad I read these first. Will not buy anymore audio, since this is the reader for all of them.

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  • nahuel
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 08-06-15

been waiting on this one

Any additional comments?

Been waiting on this one to see what milly comes up with next for the series and this was a great story.

Maya is sick of men thinking she'll take anything they give her just because she has curves, she loves her curves and wants and person to love them too and love the person she is.

Noah has lusted over Maya but allows Geri to set him up on a date never believing it will be with Maya

as they try to explore things between them, Maya has a stalking ex and a crazy family to deal with, will she be able to focus on Noah enough to find out if he is the man for her or will life get in the way