Just One Bite by AJ Jarrett

justonebiteTitle: Just One Bite

Series: Nehalem Pack, #28

Author: AJ Jarrett

Genre: Paranormal/Werewolves

Length: 128 pages

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Inc. (March 26, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: After suffering from years of abuse at the hands of his father then the NHS, Jaron Yarc is finally free. He’s been given the chance to start over and live the life he’s always wanted without anyone to get in his way. Its funny how life never goes as planned.

Trevor Higgins is riddled with guilt for his part in capturing Jaron and taking him back to the NHS. He never knew the despicable things that were being done to Jaron. All Trevor wants is to apologize to Jaron and to see for himself that the man he can’t seem to get out of his thoughts is doing fine. Little did he know that his obsession with Jaron ran deeper than just friendly concern.

Love happens when two people least expect it. It’s up to Jaron and Trevor to fight for what they want before an enemy from their past tries to steal their happiness away.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-128-6

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/just-one-bite

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Nehalem Pack collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Trevor had at one time worked for the NHS. The NHS wanted to capture and experiment on shifters, but in truth they were making shifters. The head had even experimented on his own five-year old son, turning him into the first man-made shifter. A shifter that had the ability to change a human into a werewolf. Now that he had learned the truth, he decided to help the shifters with every power in him. He just had not expected to fall in love with Jaron. It would seem Jaron was his mate.

Jaron’s father had turned him into a shifter and tortured him daily. He had managed to escape for two years but ran when the hunters came. Trevor had been one of those hunters. Now he was filled with fear but also turned the hell on. Damn, it would seem he will finally get that family who loved him, which was what he always truly wanted.

It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story.

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A New Alpha by A.J. Jarrett

anewalphaTitle: A New Alpha
Series: Nehalem Pack, #24
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (130 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (September 5th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Maurice Webster believes that falling in love is an illusion. Life is too short to be tied down to one man forever. He has plans and Maurice refuses to let a bout of “love” stop him from making his dreams come true.

Asa Anders never asked be born an alpha but he is and nothing will change that. His wolf is hungry to lead a pack but the Nehalem pack already has an alpha. He loves his new life in Silver Creek and doesn’t want to leave, especially when he moves in next door to his fated mate.

Getting Maurice to admit his feelings is just another obstacle in Asa’s life but he refuses to give up. The love of a good man is what his wolf needs to help control his anger and need to dominate, but will it be enough?

Or is Asa’s alpha nature a one way ticket out of Silver Creek and the Nehalem pack?

ISBN: 978-1-63259-703-8

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/a-new-alpha

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

Overall this was a decent read. But there were some issues for me.
I just didn’t really buy into Maurice and his reasoning for avoiding relationships. He is only twenty years old and seemed too jaded. Also Asa avoiding admitting that they were mates from the start was a little strange to me. Maurice knew all about shifters and mates so I think Asa should have been more up front.

But besides those issues I did enjoy the bantering back and forth the two had with each other. I find many of them funny and entertaining.

Also the sex scenes were pretty damn hot if I do say so.

As always it nice to see favorite characters from other books in the series pop in and out to add their two cents. I really did enjoy the ending and how things all worked out.

So besides some storyline issues that bugged me I did like the book and look forward to more in the series.

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It's About Time by A.J. Jarrett

itsabouttimeTitle: It’s About Time
Series: Nehalem Pack, #23
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (160 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (August 1st 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Carson Thompson has been infatuated with Ryan Kline-Kemp since he was just a boy. The older he got the more his feelings grew but Ryan never returned them. When Ryan left Silver Creek four years ago, Carson gave up and moved on. He wasn’t going to wait around for something that was never going to happen.

Ryan always knew there was something special about Carson but he didn’t want to be tied down at such a young age. Ryan’s life hasn’t gone as he had hoped but once he sees Carson he knows this man holds his forever in the palm of his hand. He just has to pray Carson can forgive and forget.

Carson wants Ryan and he also wants to make the man suffer but the mating bond is growing stronger every day. Love is in the air but Carson isn’t ready to give in just yet. It’ll take Ryan proving his love before Carson can surrender his heart.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-592-8

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/its-about-time-jarrett

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
The title of the book says it all. Carson and Ryan have been appearing in this series for a while as children and young teenagers. I always suspected they would tune out to be mates. I didn’t expect it happen the way it did, but I did enjoy their story. And I loved Riley, just so damn adorable.

This was a good fast paced book. I did kind of wish Carson made Ryan suffer a little more. But Carson is really too nice a guy to do that. Even if Ryan did deserve it. And let me say Carson and Ryan together are very sexy and just a little kinky.

I do like this series and this addition to it was long due in coming. I enjoyed this little read and look forward to more.

I especially want more of Maurice and little Riley. Just saying.

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Carter and His Bear by A.J. Jarrett

carterandhisbearTitle: Carter and His Bear
Series: Warriors of the Light, # 7
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (138 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (February 22nd 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Carter Herrington has never needed anyone or anything until he met his mate. Now all the things Carter thought he never wanted are suffocating him so badly he doesn’t know what to do. But he does know one thing. Living without Abner White isn’t possible.

Falling in love and living happily ever after was what Abner envisioned when he found his mate, but what he got was one disappointment after another. Sure Carter is everything he’s ever dreamed of, funny, witty, and the sexiest man he’s ever seen, but he can’t forgive Carter’s callous behavior. But the more time he spends with Carter, the harder it’s becoming to deny the man he can’t help but fall in love with.

When the council of paranormal beings calls seeking Carter’s help, he returns with Abner by his side. Just as their relationship starts to blossom, a hidden evil threatens to blow their newfound happiness right off the map.

ISBN: 978-1-62741-385-5

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/carter-and-his-bear

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
This book was not really the same as the others. There was no instant love in this mating. There was a lot of hurt feeling really in the first half of it. Carter’s hurtful and cold words to Abner when they first met has caused a ripple effect in their mating. Now Abner is the cold and hurtful one.

So for the first half of the book I was leaning toward pissed off at both Carter and Abner. Instead of talking the two of them just kept hurting each other. Both in the way they talked and the type of sex they had.

I think the second half of the book was much better. More is discovered about the “coming”. The intrigue is getting deeper also as those inside the council turn to the dark and try to destroy those that make the rules.

Once Carter and Abner get their shit together things are definitely better. The sex improves and they are actually talking and learning about each other. But yeah the first part of the book left me very unsatisfied.

This book just left me feeling a little blah. The writing was good, things moved at a good pace. But the beginning just kind of ruined it for me even when things improved between Carter and Abner.

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Something Unexpected by A.J. Jarrett

somethingunexpectedTitle: Something Unexpected
Series: Nehalem Pack, # 21
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (112 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (May 30th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: After years of captivity and being treated as a science experiment, Dax Garrett is free. He’s scared of the world around him but he refuses to be a victim anymore.

Colt Perry is a hunter who’s been placed on a mandatory leave of absence. Not what Colt wanted and he’s complaining to anyone willing to listen. All he has is his work and without it he feels lost and alone, two things Colt despises more than anything.

Everything changes when Colt meets a shy Dax. Dax isn’t sure what to think of this strong and sexy man but he can’t refuse what is so clearly right in front of him.

Life’s short and Colt is sick of living alone. Loving Dax means everything to Colt. But along with that love comes an unexpected surprise. Will Colt be able to handle the changes about to descend on his life or will he disappear back into a world of loneliness?

ISBN: 978-1-63259-431-0

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/something-unexpected

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

I enjoyed the relative slowness of Dax and Colt’s mating. Because Dax has been in captivity for so long he never has been taught about mates, let alone dating. Colt is usually not a dater at all. But together they feel something drawing them together. They take their time getting to know each other and fall in love.

All that was great. It was the “something unexpected” part that ruined what would have been a good solid book for me. Without giving spoilers it’s hard to explain. But suffice to say that it boggled my mind. I actually was reading and thinking is it even in the realm of possible.

I love my paranormal, and I like the weird and unusual. However, I don’t like it when it makes me question the possibility. There has to be something, some switch, which allows me to suspend all rational logic and just go with the impossible. This just did not have it for me.

So… I very much enjoyed the romance and relationship between Dax and Colt. They were both cute and sweet. The writing was solid and had good pacing. But that little extra nugget added something the book did not need in my opinion.

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Elias's Clueless Witch by A.J. Jarrett

91yw1u6bzbL._SL1500_Title: Elias’s Clueless Witch
Series: Warriors of the Light, # 10
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (115 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (November 8th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Nothing but pain and death follows in a witch’s path. That was what Elias Neman had always believed, that is until he meets his fated mate, a mate who is the son of the most hated man in the paranormal world, and a witch.

Abel Brossard is absolutely clueless when it comes to being a witch and learning to control his power to freeze things is only made more complicated when he meets Elias. He’s finding it hard to deny his attraction to the warrior, but Elias’s constant bad mouthing his father leaves Abel questioning everything he thought he knew about the father who abandoned him.

Abel needs to find out the truth, is his father the monster everyone claims him to be or is there more to the story? There’s only one way to find out and Abel hopes he hasn’t just led him and Elias into a trap.

ISBN: 978-1-63258-576-9

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/eliass-clueless-witch

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

This book had a lot going on. Not only the mating of Abel and Elias, but it also revealed a new secret about the war between the light and dark. Things that were thought true are proven to be lies.

I enjoyed the mating of Elias and Abel. Both are easily likeable characters. Abel may be older than Elias but he is next to innocent about the ways of sex. Abel is so shy and skittish that the things he feels for Elias scare him at first. Elias needs to be patient and go slowly with Abel.

The funniest thing about the whole book is really that when Abel gets scared or nervous he accidentally uses his gift. So things get frozen, including his mate Elias. Total laugh out loud moments for some of those scenes, at least for me.

I really liked this book. Yes there were a few editing errors, but I overlooked them since I enjoyed the story so much. There was nice tender feeling for this one. Abel is just simply adorable to me. Elias was really the right match for him. Plus the sex was damn hot.

This was a great addition to the series.

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Damon's Determined Wolf by A.J. Jarrett

damonsdeterminedwolfTitle: Damon’s Determined Wolf
Series: Warriors of the Light, # 11
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (115 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63258-716-9
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (December 20th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Leigh
Blurb: Fear is a constant in Toby Watkins life and leaving the safety of the warrior’s compound holds no appeal for him. Evil lurks at every corner and Toby’s proven right once again that he’s not safe anywhere.

When Damon Thorn left Toby seven years ago it was with the best intentions. He needed to fix himself before he could be a worthy mate to Toby but his plan backfires. He never took in account his need to be with his mate and now after searching for the past six years he finds Toby but it’s at the worst possible time in his mate’s life.

With the Warriors of the Dark searching for him, Toby has no option but to trust Damon because the alternative means living a life held as a prisoner by the very men who tried to destroy him seven years ago. It’s time to risk it all or stand to face an eternity alone in the darkness.

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/damons-determined-wolf

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
Damon and Toby met at very bad times in their lives. It was not the right time for either of them to be able to mate. So Damon left for the best of both of them. Only problem is when he came back the Warriors of Light had moved and were living under a cloaking spell. Flash forward six years and they have found each other once more.

Damn, these two have a hard time catching a break. Some seriously sick secrets are discovered concerning both Damon and Toby. These two have been very hurt in the past. But together they are able to be strong and help heal one another.

I liked both Damon and Toby. They are so strong to have survived the lives they had and come out still sane and good. Damon for all rights should have been a dark warrior, but he never let the evil take root. Toby experienced something no person should be put through, but he still found the strength to continue on.

This two are so damn sweet and so damn sexy together. I have been looking forward to their story since they were first introduced in the series. When they finally have sex it’s hot but also loving. Really it is the first time for both of them and they totally blew it out of the park.

These dark baddies are seriously messed up and very sick people. I love it when they get their asses kicked. Plus I cannot wait to see what some of the new characters are going to get up to. As in all, this book reveals several new things, while leaving several questions, still unanswered.

This was a really great addition to the series.

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Julian's Forever by A.J. Jarrett

juliansforeverTitle: Julian’s Forever
Series: Warriors of the Light, # 12
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (122 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (April 18th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Daniel Young is battling terminal cancer and using what time he has left to find answers to who killed his best friend, no matter what danger it puts him in. With nothing left to live for what does Daniel have to lose?

Julian Salva joined the Warriors of the Light to help put a stop to the evil trying to take over the world and to find his nephew. Never in a million years did he expect to meet a fearless human on his latest mission. The man infuriates Julian with his lack of caution and inability to follow an order. For reasons unknown to Julian he’s falling for the human. If only Daniel was his mate.

Nothing is ever as it seems but there’s no time to find out all the answers. With Daniel’s life hanging in the balance Julian will risk everything for a man he barely knows. Julian prays that this time, time is on his side.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-227-9

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/julians-forever

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

After everything Julian has been through he definitely deserves a mate. I have to say that Daniel is really the perfect one for him.

These two are super high on the sweetness meter.

Not to say they aren’t sexy, because damn right they are. The sex between them was super-hot. But also touching, and somewhat sad at times too.

Daniel knew he was dying so he was determined to figure out who killed him best friend before it was too late. Even as he falls for Julian he knows time it limited. He just wants to complete his goal and save up enough memories to get through till the end.

Julian has suffered at lot at the hands of his dark family. He finds happiness in Daniel’s arms. But because Daniel does not have a scent mate he knows it’s just for a little while.

Once again the dark baddies are up to no good. But it does lead to a clue about Julian’s lost nephew.

I liked this paring a lot. They are adorable together and both deserve someone to love forever. It’s also nice to see past characters make a cameo. This was an enjoyable book and I was very happy with the way things worked out.

I am very much looking forward to reading more in this series. There are so many different storylines hanging in the air that I want to know about.

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Mile's Awakening by A.J. Jarrett

milesawakeningTitle: Mile’s Awakening
Series: Warriors of the Light, # 1
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novelia (144 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61926-427-4
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (March 15th 2012)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Leigh
Blurb: A member of the Council of Paranormal Beings and leader of the Warriors of the Light, Ben has for centuries kept order in his world. Having been sent to destroy an evil vampire by the name of Malcolm, his mission gets diverted when he discovers the man Malcolm has been stalking is his destined mate.

Miles lived a quiet life, but all that changes when he gets caught up in a tug-of-war between good and evil. Being the fated mate to Ben and Malcolm has put his life in danger. Ben is the only one who can save him if he can just surrender his heart and accept his destiny.

In an attempt to protect Miles, Ben gives Malcolm the opportunity to take what he holds dear. Time’s running out. Can Ben save Miles from a fate worse than death? Or is Ben forever destined to be alone?

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/miless-awakening

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
This was a good start to the series. It was informative without being overly dragged down with information. I knew the basic setup of the world the author has created and the powers within a short amount of time.

So Miles is your normal everyday college student walking late at night. Right from the start I knew I liked him. He was funny even in his inner thoughts. He got better as he dealt with the paranormal world being thrown at him.

Ben is a leader of a group of warriors that fight against the evil paranormals. He is there hunting down one such evil dude, Malcolm, when he learns that Miles is his mate. Miles is also Malcolm’s mate.

I have to say I do have a soft spot for instant love and mating deals. And this is no different. It doesn’t hurt that the writing was good and fast paced. Plus the sex was reasonably hot.
I didn’t like the forced sex that happened, but luckily the author was able to save it in the end.

I enjoyed this book. The main characters were easily likable as well as many of the secondary characters. The theme, while maybe not completely different, it was very interesting and entertaining.

I look forward to reading more about the fight of good over evil and the world created.

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The Teacher's Wonded Heart by A.J. Jarrett

91FVHFPBWzL._SL1500_Title: The Teacher’s Wounded Heart
Series: N/A
Author: A.J. Jarrett
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (104 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (August 16th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75 Hearts
Blurb: Drew Hamilton is happy living a quiet life. Becoming a teacher was all he ever wanted and up until a few months ago that was enough to keep him content, that was before Cal Saunders moved in next door and changed everything. Drew feels like his life is spinning out of control, but falling for the tattooed god isn’t in his plans.

Cal knows the well-dressed and mild-mannered teacher is slumming it to be with a man who makes his living as a tattoo artist. Where he’s rough around the edges, Drew is smooth and sweet, everything Cal’s ever wanted. No matter how much Drew pushes him away, Cal won’t turn his back on what’s happening between them.

Drew knows he needs to let go of his past and move forward but fear keeps him paralyzed to do anything about it. He needs to figure it out soon before the only man he’s ever truly loved walks away.

A Siren Erotic Romance

ISBN: 9781632582089

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/the-teachers-wounded-heart

Reviewer: Anna

Review: The Teacher’s Troubled Heart tells the story of Drew, a high school teacher who lives his life ruled by an event in his teens, and Cal, a tattoo artist who moves next door. The first meeting between these two marks the beginning of scorching encounters that soon turn into something more. Compatible in more ways than the physical, Cal and Drew have a great budding friendship.

However, Drew’s past rejection impedes him to ever try to give himself fully again. And so begins Cal’s battle to show understanding to an event that many would have overcome a long time ago, proving over and over that he is willing to put himself on the line for Drew. But when Drew thinks he doesn’t need help, how far and how long will Cal try without hurting himself in the process?

Thus, The Teacher’s Troubled Heart tells the story of how events affect people differently and that love alone isn’t enough to help them through: people need to want to move on. One of the things that clearly illustrate Jarrett’s idea is the very beginning of the story, where we meet

Drew as he is watching Cal through the window. This scene is a great representation of Drew’s distancing himself from what he wants, putting up a barrier to protect himself: watching from behind his window, connecting but withholding his feelings.

Jarrett’s writing is amazing, making up for the frustration the reader begins to feel towards Drew and his inability to move on. The author describes the characters in a way that make them feel life-like, ruled by human emotions that the reader identifies with. Even when we feel frustrated, Jarrett reminds us that everyone experiences things differently, and we cannot fault them for it. Hence, why the reader can’t put the book down until they find out if these characters have a happy ending or not.

On a personal level, my favorite character is Cal, who struggles through every obstacle Drew throws his way. As Jarrett describes him, Cal is not ashamed of himself even if his « tattoos and piercings might frighten other people». All his ink represents something personal and that’s how he presents himself: open and easy-going. Even after past hurts, he is not afraid to try again, even with someone as skittish as Drew. Above all else, Cal isn’t willing to lose himself over someone else.

The reason why I consider this book worthy of 3.75 Hearts is because, although I really liked the story and it’s well written, it’s not something that will remain with me for a long while.

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His Unbreakable Mate by A.J. Jarrett

24084586Title: His Unbreakable Mate
Series: Nehalem Pack #17
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (112 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc (January 10th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: It only took two weeks to change Samuel Cruz’s life forever. Now four years later, he’s still trying to put the pieces of his broken world back together. Nothing will ever be the same but he refuses to admit that to anyone because it would mean accepting defeat and he will not allow his past to control his future.

CJ Durie never knew his father dealt in human trafficking and when he did discover the truth, it was too late to save Samuel. He’s kept his distance, keeping their mating bond a secret. It tore his heart out to do so but it was the right thing to do. Seeing Samuel after four years apart, CJ knows he can’t live without him. But the question is, does Samuel feel the same?

Love and the promise to never hurt Samuel is all CJ can offer, but is it enough? Will Samuel allow a reminder of his past to enter his future?

ISBN: 978-1-63258-791-6

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/his-unbreakable-mate

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

It has been four years since Samuel was rescued from the New Orleans shifter brothel. Samuel is slowly coming to terms about what happened to him there. But he is still working on it, and the nightmares do not always leave him alone. Things come to a head when he realizes his student loans have been completely paid off, and not by his brother. This leads Samuel on a trip to the place that everything started.

CJ never knew what his father was doing until they found Samuel in a brothel. He has spent the past four years bettering himself so that when he gets the chance he can be a deserving mate for Samuel. When Samuel shows up at his cabin, he is not sure what to expect at first. But things go better than they both expect.

I liked this addition to the series. After everything that had been done to Samuel, he deserved a happy ending and a loving mate. This was an easy read, no major drama or conflicts. It was nice to just read about two men finding and accepting each other. With hot sex and some cute moments in the mix, it was a good read.

I look forward to more in this series.

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A Mate to Change For by A.J. Jarrett

23271730Title: A Mate to Change For
Series: Nehalem Pack, #16
Author: AJ Jarrett
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (107 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc (November 29th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Jayme Cruz is dealing with a lot, the death of his brother, living in a new town, and having a mate that wants nothing to do with him. Life hasn’t been easy for Jayme but he refuses to just give up no matter how hard-headed his fated mate might be. This might be Jayme’s only chance at happiness and he’s going to take it one way or another.

Finding a mate was never something Silas planned on and now that Jayme is in his life, he can’t get the man out of his mind no matter how hard he tries.

When news arrives that Jayme’s brother might be alive, nothing will stop him in finding out the truth, but he won’t be going alone. Silas is a hunter, finding missing people is what he does, but can he stand the possibility of letting his mate down? This might be one mission that will define the rest of Silas’s life.

ISBN: 978-1-63258-606-3

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/a-mate-to-change-for

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
Jayme was a young man who lost everything when he agreed to work for the council to stop his alpha from selling young children shifters into sex slavery. His alpha when he found out was to kill Jayme’s younger brother. Jayme when he got the chance and to protect another killed the alpha. During that time, he also met his mate Silas.

Silas is a hunter more comfortable in wolf form then human.
Silas has his own issues to deal with. After an abusive childhood that ended when he was sixteen, he is more wolf than human. He doesn’t really understand emotions, only that they can hurt and leave him weak. But he has a mate now so he has to pull himself together before he loses his chance.

This was a really sweet story. Both men are damaged. Each was held against their wills and forced into horrible situations. Together they have to heal themselves and each other. With the help of their friends and packmates, they learn to open up to each other and rely on one another. During the growth of the relationship, Jayme teaches Silas how to truly live and enjoy simple things like movie and music. When it is learned that Jayme’s brother is alive and was sold Silas risks everything to help Jayme get him back.

I liked this addition to the series and look forward to more.

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Set Me On Fire by AJ Jarrett

Title:  Set Me On Fire

Series:  Men in Uniform

Author:  AJ Jarrett

Genre:   Contemporary

Length:  Novella

Publisher:  Silver Publishing

Heat Level:  Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb:   Kelly Lynch wanted to become a firefighter to help people and give his life meaning. But his accident-prone nature has his boss thinking he’s an utter fool. He never planned to fall for Nate Anderson, but now that he has, he’s realizing loving is easy; it’s understanding and comprise that is the hard part.

Nate has been attracted to Kelly since his first day at the station house, and watching the younger man day in day out is frustrating to say the least. Kelly’s latest stunt almost got him killed, and for fear of losing Kelly, Nate decides to discourage the man of his dreams from his own dream.

Will Nate’s demanding ways push Kelly away, causing the flames of their love to smolder and die? Or can Kelly prove he has what it takes to become a firefighter Nate can be proud of, in and out of the bedroom?

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Reviewer:   Portia

Review:  Kelly is a brand new firefighter…and not the best one, at that.  Nate is his lieutenant and always coming down on him about one screw-up or another.  After a serious breach of protocol endangers not just Kelly, but another fireman, Nate has had enough.  Unfortunately, yelling at Kelly is the last thing he wants to do when they end up alone in Nate’s office.

Set Me On Fire starts out strong.  It literally begins with Kelly fighting for his life in a house fire.  I thought the firefighter who comes to his rescue would be his love interest, but I guess AJ Jarrett thought that would be too contrived.  So, when Kelly is finally safe and Nate lights into him, I was confused by intrigued.  Their chemistry was hot from moment one.

I love both these characters.  Nate is a big ole Alpha male willing to do what it takes to get his man.  Kelly is a bundle of nerves, half the time, but willing to stand up for himself and by no means a pushover.  However, my favorite character is Nate’s big brother and boss, Andy.  He flips from boss to brother mode as needed.  It’s a shame he’s already married.

There’s just enough tension to make this a nice page-turner.  Nate means well, but his alpha nature is a bit much at times.  And god knows Kelly might be head over heels in love, but he wasn’t taking any crap from the man.  My only complaint?  I wished it had been longer.  These two are great together and I really appreciated peeking into their world.  Personally, I really liked the fact that the emergency medical procedures were realistic.  Highly recommend.


Fate's Second Chance by A. J. Jarrett

Title:  Fate’s Second Chance

Author:  AJ Jarrett

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: Novella

Publisher: Silver Publishing (Scheduled release date November 3, 2011)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

BlurbMarie thought dying was the worst thing to happen to her, until informed she’s always been a man’s soul trapped in a woman’s body. As Marc, he’s got one shot to set things right–by finding love with his best friend and soul mate–with only a month to do it. 

Marie Carter has never felt comfortable in her own body, and it took dying to find out why. Ross, her unlikely guardian angel, informs her that mistakes were made and he needs her help to save her fate, Ross’s wings, and her best friend’s heart.

Six months after Marie’s death, Marc arrives with one month to heal Sabrina’s—his sister’s—suffering, and win his soulmate, Shawn. If he fails, Sabrina will never know peace, Ross will be kicked out of heaven, and the love of his life will die from a broken heart. Will that be enough time to heal the wounds a lifetime in the wrong body has caused?

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Reviewer:  Portia

Review:  This is my favorite novella of the week…okay, so it’s my first novella of the week, but seriously…this was a very entertaining little book.

This story begins with Marie Carter dying.  That’s right, dying.  Now excuse my ignorance, but when is a main character’s death, in the opening pages ever a good thing.  Well, come to find out, dying was the best thing that could possibly happen to Marie.

Now, I wouldn’t be much of a reviewer, if I told you all that Fate has in store for Marie and the man she’s loved since Kindergarten…you’ll just have to trust me on this one.  I don’t think it’s too much of a spoiler to say Marie has always had the soul of a gay man. 😉 This story is sometimes funny, sometimes angsty…but, always well-written.  Even the secondary characters are well worth getting to know; everyone should have a sexy guardian angel like Ross and a got-your-back big sister like Selena.  As for Shawn, poor disbelieving Shawn – he might not be the brightest crayon in the box, but even he can’t fight destiny.

If you are looking for a sweet, paranormal romance with just a touch of sensuous heat, I highly recommend Fate’s Second Chance.