Author: Eve Langlais
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Reviewed by: Jasmyn
Rating - 4
Sexual - 4
This was a good start to Eve Langlais' Freakn' Shifters series. The story had a great mix of comedic dialog, fun characters, romance, and just a tiny bit of suspense to help pull everything together. Naomi is so set against marrying, dating, just about anything with another shifter and she is very vocal about it. So when she finds out that she's found her mate in not one, but two, aggressive shifters she is set to change her fate. They, or course, have something much different (and far more fun) in mind and go about trying to woo her (yes, woo her - in their own words).
Dammit, just how many toes was she going to have to stomp on before people
realized she was a Delicate Freakn’ Flower?
Naomi doesn't want to follow tradition and settle down with a violence-loving, chest thumping shapeshifter. She grew up in a household with five, testosterone laden brothers where none of the dishes ever matched, the ugly-as-sin furniture could withstand any catastrophe, and where crazy glue was bought by the case.
When fate - with a snicker - makes her meet not one, but two mates, Naomi digs her heels in and refuses to do what her wolf - and her body - demands. No way is she voluntarily allowing herself to get hitched to a pair of dumbass - totally hot and muscled-lacrosse players.
Can Ethan, the towering Kodiak bear, and Javier, the sexy, tanned jaguar convince this she-wolf that life with them won’t be all chaos? And can this delicate freakn’ flower unbend her prejudices enough to recognize she needs a pair of men who can handle her thorns - and her passion?
Warning: this is a hot threesome story where all the focus is on her with pleasurable consequences.
Naomi was a fun character. I lover her tough exterior hiding a woman looking for tender loving underneath. Unfortunately, she was also a bit annoying after awhile and I sort of wanted to slap her. Her constant complaining about violence (while dishing out some good shots of her own) was cut at first, but by the time I had heard about it over and over again it got a bit old. I know you don't like violence and you think you're super tough - I want to see something new now. She did change a lot throughout the story and a dynamic character is always loved though. You could say I had a love-hate relationship with her. That in and and of itself is hard to write.
Ethan and Javier handled her brilliantly though. Their scheme of giving her everything she says she wants (unless mamma wolf said otherwise) was the perfect way to handle this rough and tumble wolf of theirs. They were also incredibly different from each other. While both had a tender side and rough side, the way they showed these sides was great. Each showing a caring and protective nature, while still staying very unique themselves.
The story throws in a bit of excitement with a small mystery that helped to draw all the small bits and pieces together and show Naomi that she could love and trust her two mates to take care of her the way she wanted.
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