Reviewed by Tori
I’ll be honest, when I saw Alyssa Day and Meljean Brook had stories in here, I begged, pleaded, and promised unsavory things to get Enthralled. I’m glad I did. Not only did I get the promised goodness I knew would come from Day and Brook, but I was also able to sample some of Lora Leigh and Lucy Monroe. I have heard of both authors but had not yet ventured into reading their series. I will be sure to rectify that as soon as possible.
Lora Leigh-The Devil’s Due (Breeds #28)
I’ve always been wary of this series because I’ve heard the men are REALLY alpha and some of the heroines are not treated all that well by some of the heroes. Regardless, I enjoyed this novella. In here we watch Devil find his mate. Devil is Breed and with the European counc. He is rumored to be the last face you will see before meeting your maker. Katie was rescued from a lab and raised as a human. When her change comes about, Devil and her family race to keep her safe. Though their romance develops super fast with the inclusion of the mating instinct, there is a good balance between the romance and the main conflict. There is also an interesting side story that develops.
Alyssa Day- The Curse Of The Black Swan (League of the Black Swan #1.5)
I love this new series of Ms. Day’s. This novella gives us the backstory on the black swan legend and introduces a delightfully steamy romance between two people who have all but given up on love. Sean O’Malley is a fire demon who hides his true nature because of the rumors of instability and danger. Brynn is trapped in a centuries old curse that forces her to transform into a swan every third night and sing. An intriguing mystery intertwines with the main conflict and is used to expose Sean’s secrets and open both the hero and heroine’s hearts to a love worth fighting for.
Meljean Brook-Salvage (Iron Seas #3.5)
The Iron Seas series is a favorite of mine and this novella further solidified my love for it. Meljean Brook beings us love on the high seas in this romantic story of rekindled love. All Georgie wanted was her husband in her bed every night. All Thom wanted was to be worthy of Georgie’s love and stayed away at sea in order to achieve this. When both are kidnapped by a greedy nobleman, Thom and Georgie rediscover their love and passion among the high seas. Well defined characters and a strong emotional base that will have you rooting for this strong couple whose miscommunications cause a small blip in their journey to happily ever after.
Lucy Monroe-Ecstasy Under The Moon (Children Of The Moon #4.5)
When predator and prey find the courage to love despite their past conflicts, you get a sweet love story. This is my first time reading Lucy Monroe and I was intrigued by the story she told. Una, a bird shifter, still bears the emotional scars from her dealings with the wolf shifters. When Bryant, a wolf shifter, seeks to heal the damage caused by his brethren, he finds himself thoroughly enchanted with Una. His gentle nature and never ending patience gives his mate and her people the ability to rise above their prejudices and forge a connection made in love and trust.