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Dragons and wolves – yes please Nora!

60438388._SY475_Dragon’s Mate by Nora Phoenix

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh I am intrigued by where this new series is going to go!

It’s a spin-off from Nora’s fabulous Irresistible Omegas and sees Rhene Hightower finding his mate – and a whole hidden castle of dragons on the edge of the Hayes pack lands.

There’s mystery and a sense of impending menace surrounding the series long plot arc but this book nicely sets up the story for Rhene and his dragon mate Erwan.

It’s also exceedingly steamy, as you’d expect with an omegaverse, although Nora’s worlds are never conventional and here there’s two conflicting cultures coming together to solve a question which centres on a long ago pack between wolves and dragons.

There’s nothing overly complicated or difficult to understand here, it’s an easy to read and enjoyable romp and I’m very much looking forward to more.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Creepy, kooky, mysteriously spooky and swoony!

The ScepticThe Sceptic by Lily Morton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I reviewed The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings I made a comment towards the end of my review as such:

I LOVED Tom. I also vividly pictured Will and, while I know there’s another book at least for Black and Blue (and can I just say I love this title!), I wouldn’t be averse to seeing Will fall on his arse in love with someone (a rare breeds farmer would be perfect here, just saying Lily…)

Now, while Will didn’t get Caden (thanks Lily for giving me my rare breeds farmer in Spring Strings) he does get his own book in The Sceptic and oh boy what a book it is!

It’s a spin-off obviously from the Black & Blue series, so it’s just as full of creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky, and all together ooky 😁

And, actually, there are a couple of seriously creepy bits in this one where I was very much on the edge of my seat, heart pounding, wondering just where the narrative was going to go next!

Lily perfectly balances the paranormal elements alongside the romance and, although this very much on the lower end of her steam rating, it’s still beautifully intimate and very emotional as Will and Jem slowly fall in love amid the chaos of a pretty malicious haunting.

It was also lovely to catch up with Blue and Levi, Tom and the Viscount Ingram and I very much appreciated the sneaky little guest Easter Egg appearance of a certain lawyer and his husband 💗

Loved it and I cannot wait for more in the Arcana Books series.

#ARC kindly received from the author via GRR Tours in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Roe does it again with this mix of spice and sweet

61047052._SY475_Unexpected by Roe Horvat

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This Winter Sun interconnected omegaverse, centred around Dalton City and its environs, really is an absolutely delightful mix of smoking hot sex and the most wonderful romance, filled with a nurturing overly possessive alpha and a sweet little cinnamon bun omega.

I loved everything about this one, possibly slightly more than the first book in the series, Ugly which I utterly adored.

We met Richard in Ugly, he’s Burke’s best friend who went on to make a fortune and who, when we last saw him, seemed to have been stuck in a miserable relationship with a snotty and bitchy omega.

When Unexpected opens, we find out the true state of their relationship and it’s not pretty. I felt for both of them, Leo isn’t necessarily a bad person, he’s just really not right for Richard and they’ve been making each other miserable in a spiral of kinks which just damage their relationship rather than enhance it.

After Richard ends things, he heads to a small coastal town where his path crosses with the sweetly shy dog walker Carter, who is just a wonderfully uncomplicated young man almost two decades younger.

Carter’s slowly finding his way in life, going to college to become a teacher, he loves animals and has a part time job working as a dog walker, which sees him taking up looking after Richard’s pup Noodle.

And can I just put in a big 💗 here for Noodle, who is the goodest boy ever, he’s a Retriever full of boundless love and energy who very much acts as a balm to the soul for Richard.

When Carter’s second heat arrangements fall through, he finds himself sobbing on Richard’s living room floor and suddenly facing going through it alone.

There’s both an element of slow burn with this and a side order of instalove, which I know sounds utterly impossible, but we get a build up to Richard’s falling for Carter while for the omega, it’s an instant attraction to the powerful older alpha.

The sex, as you’d expect from Roe, is incandescently hot, there’s heat knotting, multiple orgasms, a bit of dirty talk and explosive breeding talk. But there’s also gentle caring, tenderness, a growing need for the other that has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with recognising your soul mate.

It’s another glorious addition to the series and Kirby’s book is up next and I am desperate to find out who’s going to try taming that little fireball of attitude!

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