Rating: 5 Cups
No Place to Run
Lin Chen is on the run in a futile effort to save her family from her ex-husband's wrath. Caught by a snowstorm in a foreign land she finds her way to Prairie Knights Casino and Resort and Kyle.
Kyle has unexplained powers. He is determined to save Lin Chen from the man who abused her no matter the cost.
Kyle just may have what it takes to save Lin once and for all. Lin must choose to believe in him and stand and fight the enemy that is far stronger than she could ever imagine.
Regina Paul is an outstanding writer who takes the time to round out a story. Never leaving the reader wondering how or why something occurred. No Place to Run showcases this talent to the extreme.
Flights of Fancy
Fancy McKee has lived under the shadow of her mother’s reputation for many years. Accustomed to what people think of her she opens her own unique bakery regardless of the town’s opinion.
Business was good but Tate Hildebrandt is better. Tate has no cares regarding the opinions of a narrow-minded town and he is determined he will be the last man for Fancy.
Fancy will have to prove that she is better than the gossip in order to hang on to her man. Tate will not stand for anything less than total commitment.
Fancy is such a sweet but realistic character. Dahlia Rose takes on the subject of gossip with great skill and knowledge demonstrating how gossip should not dictate the path of life. Flights of Fancy is an outstandingly written story which inspires the reader to stand up for the underdog.
Lori and Chase are forbidden lovers. He is a shape-shifter and she is a human as well as the daughter of the biggest anti-shifter rights political activist.
Just when they have determined that they will become secret lovers her father has pushed through a law that makes it illegal for them to be together.
Unable to marry, have babies, or even be intimate they have decided to live in the wild outside the bounds of civilization.
The characters and storyline are unique but closer to the realities of the acceptance of paranormal beings in mainstream society. Brenda Steele skillfully ended the story so that although I was left wanting to know the rest of the story; I felt no disappointment in the ending.
A Hare’s Breadth
Robin is a shape-shifter who had despaired of ever meeting her mate. That is until she sees Vincenzo performing with his family.
Vincenzo has a secret that may prevent them from ever being together. He is on the run from an enemy who will never give up.
Each have their own unique power but combined they still may not be enough to vanquish the evil determined to keep them apart.
The shape-shifters in this story are fascinating because they are able to shift into animals you will not normally find in shifter stories. The ability to become transparent was a truly inspirational slant to such a common subject in today’s market.
Mating Season is a well rounded anthology. There is a little of everything for everyone’s taste; life lessons, shape-shifter, forbidden lovers, and panty wetting sex. All of the stories are worthy of high praise. By themselves the stories are outstanding and together they make the book a keeper.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More
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Saturday, June 20, 2009
Rating: 5 Cups