Friday, July 10, 2015

Samantha's Friday Reviews

Gwen Johnson is losing her mind. She’s watched three of her friends find love with the help of LK Brides. But her profile goes unmatched in the database. Gwen’s ready to leave Sunset Falls and find the love of her life. If only she’d be matched already!
Dominic Cates knows Gwen is the love of his life and his mate. Too bad she doesn’t believe it. They have a history and Gwen won’t give him another chance after he’s already hurt her once. Can the tiger convince the stubborn tigress that he’s changed? Find out in book four of the Mail-Order Mates series.

'I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review'
I liked the book. I think that it was a quick enjoyable read. My only real issue with this book is that the way I see supernaturals of any kind is that they are able to tell when they find their mate so the fact that Gwen needed help finding her mate was a bit odd to me personally. As is the case with most real short reads like this is that I always wish they were longer. I definitely recommend especially if your looking for a quick read.



Matt and Mark Lunar have been waiting to become alphas their entire lives. Together, they could provide the leadership that the Lunar Pack sorely needs. Their only problem? They don’t have a mate to complete their triad. There hasn’t been an alpha triad in the pack for decades and the twins are having no luck finding the special lady to complete their threesome. In a last ditch effort to find a mate, the twins sign-up with a mail-order bride company. Join the alphas-in-waiting as they search for their perfect mate in book five of the Mail-Order Mates series.

'I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review'
I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. When I read a book involving a Shifter Triad I really want some heat in the story. I didn't get that. I'm all for the fun, sweet stories but not when it comes to one when there's three of them in the relationship.
That being said, it was a fun quick read and I do recommend reading.


Rachel Drummond has spent her entire life in Sunset Falls. The hardworking waitress has longed for a family of her own for years. Seeing her friends find love with a mail-order bride service. Rachel decides to give the agency a chance.
Stag-shifter Clint Preacher has had his eye on Rachel since they were teenagers. The beautiful curvy waitress has never batted an eye in Clint’s direction. To his surprise, the two are matched via Lovely and Kind Brides. Clint is eager to get their romance underway but Rachel is holding back. She has a secret that could tear them apart. Will these longtime friends find romance or will they part ways forever? Find out in book six of the Mail-Order Mates series.

'I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review'
I had fun reading it. Sometimes a good quick read is just what you need and that's what this is. I could read it in one sitting. Just like in Taming the Tiger book 4 in the series I find it a little odd that two shifters that live in the same town for so long didn't realize they were mates the difference in this one is that they didn't date before. I find this odd just because I have it in my head on how I expect the paranormal to be, although I have found and can even appreciate the fact that every author brings their own twist.
I liked it and I do recommend reading! 


Billionaire shifter Ben Shelby can’t get a break. He’s wealthy, successful, and an upstanding member of his community. To his mother, that just isn’t enough. She wants her only son to find a mate. Ben’s signed up with the Lovely and Kind Bride agency but still has no matches. Ben wants to find a mate very badly but he won’t rush it. Unlike his mother, he’s patient and will wait for the right woman.
Curvy bartender Zelda Simmons is losing her best friend. Her half-sister Tessa is moving across the country to get married. While out partying on her last night in town, Tessa gets her sister to agree to sign up with a mail order bride agency. Zelda agrees but she doesn’t think the agency will be able to help her. When she see finds out that her match is an incredibly wealth shifter, she’s even more suspicious. There’s no way a billionaire would ever be her perfect match.
Find out if these two strangers can overcome their differences to find love in Mail-Order Mates book seven.

'I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review'
I enjoyed this one to a point. I didn't get the mother at all. She wants him to find a mate, she wants him to sign up with LK Brides. Then when he does and they match him she's totally against it.  To be honest whenever the mother was mentioned in the book I almost wanted to stop reading it just because her character annoyed me that much.
The rest of the book that did not have her in it I liked. There's always a character you hate in a book and the mother is that one for me here.
Other than the mother, who I actually liked in previous books, I liked Zelda and I liked the personality contrasts between her and Ben. I do recommend reading!


Pilot Kai Waters has watched all the bachelors of Sunset Falls find love. It never occurred to Kai to try to get matched himself. As a busy single father, he has his hands full already. He’d like to find love but he doesn’t want to take away from the precious time he has with his son.
Curvy Sarah Roberts is visiting Sunset Falls from out of town and isn’t looking for a romance. The only thing on her mind is relaxing, going to the town’s Christmas festival and visit with her family. Little does she know that Olivia Grey has one more match up her sleeve and she’s convinced that Sarah and Kai are perfect for each other.
Will Kai and Sarah go along with Olivia’s master plan? Find out in the eighth and final book in the Mail-Order Mates series.

'I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review'
It was enjoyable. I liked the characters for the most part. I had been wondering since the start of the series if Kai was going to get a bride and was happy to see that he would. However, I'm not so sure about Sarah's character. I think that she was too quick to betray a confidence and also too quick on deciding to move her whole life to another country. Just a personal opinion. I like to see a little resistance and fight.
All in all I liked it and I would recommend reading.

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While I LOVE books, it was actually a movie that started me on my romance obsession. My very first favorite movie was Disney's Cinderella. I was hooked from the opening note of "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" all the way until the "happily ever after" at the end. Now, I write my own "happily ever after" stories. Only mine feature more of a paranormal element and are a lot steamier than my old favorites.


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