Signed With a Heart by A.J. Marcus and Caitlin Ricci

29942315Title: Signed With a Heart

Series: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, #2

Author: A.J. Marcus and Caitlin Ricci

Genre:  Paranormal/ Shapeshifter

Length: 92 pages

Publisher: eXtasy Books (April 14, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2.5 Hearts

Blurb: Being forced into an arranged mating is the last thing Leo needs, especially when he knows it will end horribly and he’s already falling for another man.

Leo, a cheetah shifter, knows he will be married off to a man of his parents’ choosing. He won’t have any choice in the matter. When his father informs him Antonio will be his mate, he doesn’t exactly like the man, but is determined to make the best of it. Knowing he’ll be cut out of the life he’s known before, he wants to go from Spain to Washington State so he can have a last few days with his best friend Cam. But Cam and his mate are out on vacation and Leo finds Taruk at their house instead.

Taruk doesn’t exactly understand the recent trend in the elk herd he belongs to toward having arranged marriages, but he’s not overly worried about it, since he’s not high on the pecking order. After seeing how happy his best friend Jenner is with his mate, Cam, Taruk wonders if it’s not so bad. When Leo shows up while he’s house sitting, he responds to the fear and sadness emanating from the young cheetah. The two are drawn together only to be torn apart when Leo’s promised mate arrives and takes Leo away.

The two struggle with the feelings their brief encounter has awakened. Then when disaster strikes, only that new love is enough to hold them both together…

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0661-5

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I’m not really sure what exactly happened with this book. Just when things turn dark for Taruk and Leo the story does a complete 180. I was disappointed with this as it almost seems like the story was dropped then picked up again without adding anything in between.

I did not like this story.

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Sealed With Honor by A.J. Marcus and Caitlin Ricci

51Cf5Y94Z6L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Sealed With Honor

Series:  Signed, Sealed, Delivered, #1

Author(s): A.J. Marcus and Caitlin Ricci

Genre: Erotic Romance/ Paranormal/ Shapeshifter

Length: 80 pages

Publisher: Extasy Books (March 14, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Blurb: For these two, having an arranged marriage could either be a catastrophe, or the best thing that’s ever happened to them.

Cam has always known that his mating would be arranged by his father, and his best hope is for a mate who respects him and could eventually be friends with him. He has no choice in the matter and is resigned to the worst-case scenario of a mate he’ll end up hating for the rest of his life.

His biggest worry is that he’ll no longer be able to keep his best friend in his life. If his mate says he can’t have friends, that will be the end of it and he won’t be able to say a thing against that decision. It’s his worst fear, and he can’t keep his tears at bay even during his own mating ceremony as he feels like he’s losing the only real friend he’s ever had.

Jenner isn’t entirely sure why his new mate looks like he’s going to his death. He wants to be friends with Cam, and his traditions make it hard to get close to him. His father wanted to make sure he fell in love before he was thirty and thought mating him to someone would be the best way to get that accomplished.

Jenner is looking forward to getting to know his new mate, if only Cam will let that happen. The little glimpses he’s had of the real Cam tell him he’s been mated to a feisty man who won’t back down, and Jenner wants more time with that side of him and a lot less with the one who only wants to do what’s expected of them and looks absolutely miserable all the time.

Having an arranged mating isn’t ideal, but for Cam and Jenner it might be the best thing for them both.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0650-9

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Cam, a fox shifter doesn’t want an arranged marriage but knows he has no choice. His biggest fear is that he won’t be able to see Leo again afterwards. Jenner is intrigued by his mate and wants to get to know both sides of him. But with misunderstanding after misunderstanding he is finding that difficult to do.

While I liked most of the characters in this book I felt it weird that it was written with an arranged marriage. Who does that these days? I felt so bad for Cam having his choices and freedom decided by someone else.

Well written with a lot of drama and some suspense made this book and o.k. read.

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