Shelter Me by Catherine Mann (Second Chance Ranch #1)

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Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Berkley

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Pam

Nestled in the sunny fields of Tennessee lies the McDaniel family’s Second Chance Ranch Animal Rescue. Two new arrivals are on their way, but only one is the four-legged kind. Staff Sergeant Mike Kowalski wants only one thing after he gets home from Iraq: to sleep in a king-sized bed with clean sheets. But first, he has to hand off his fallen commander’s dog, Trooper, to his family without handing off his heart to Sierra…

Sierra McDaniel needs a break. Her family life is crazy, and when she’s not mucking out kennels, she’s slogging through grad school. Sierra certainly doesn’t want another dog, especially one that reminds her of her father. And she definitely doesn’t want to see Mike with that charming smile of his… But Trooper has a mission of his own. Before too long Mike is moving to the ranch to lend a hand—and hoping for his own second chance with Sierra. Shelter Me is a great start to a new series that takes us on an emotional ride as we are introduced to Trooper, a dog that lived on a military base in Iraq and is now coming to the U.S. to live with Colonel McDaniel’s family and help them heal.

Sierra McDaniel helps her mom run the Second Chance Ranch Animal Rescue in Tennessee. She thought she would be on her own by now, going to college to get her graduate degree, but she is needed at home and studies at the local college. Her father recently died in Iraq which has caused heartache for the family.

Staff Sergeant Mike Kowalski is on his way to the only place he has called home and he is bringing Trooper. Mike was there when Sierra’s father was killed and he knew that the Colonel wanted Trooper with his family if anything ever happened to him. Mike and Sierra have history together; they were in a relationship that lasted until Mike left for his most recent deployment, he is the one that broke it off because he knew that Sierra did not want the military life. Coming back to the McDaniel family is hard, his plans are to drop Trooper off and head toward his next assignment, unfortunately the family seems to need him and Trooper has his own ideas.

A nice start to this series, I was not sure I would enjoy the POV of Trooper, I started the book and then put it down to read another, but I kept thinking about it so I picked it up again and thoroughly enjoyed it. Trooper’s voice is not overwhelming and I like his thoughts at the beginning of each chapter.

There is so much emotion going on in this book, not only is Sierra and Mike trying to piece together a friendship from a broken romance (and then back to a romance) but Sierra’s mom Lacey has a lot to deal with. Her grief from her husband’s death, her depressed son, Nathan, her father-in-law’s Alzheimer’s and the neighbors who do not want the animal shelter near their homes. It is no wonder she can’t sleep at night and enjoys a glass or two of wine. I like Lacey she is strong and knows she is on the edge but she is still there for her family and the animals. Many times this story seems to be more about the family with the romance of Sierra and Mike (which does steam up many scenes) on the side; it works because everyone plays pivotal roles.

Other secondary characters are engaging and round out the story well, Nathan is your typical surly teenager only with the added burden of depression about his father and Sierra’s grandfather is a proud but confused man that tries to help. I like Ray, the Veterinarian who helps Lacey with the animals and has feelings for her, and Mary who is Sierra’s friend; she will be featured in the next book. Of course Trooper is cute and fun with quite the sense of humor that helps lighten things up and I chuckled at many of his quotes.

The pace of the story is perfect as we watch Sierra’s and Mike’s relationship grow from a tentative friendship to lust to love, and we watch a family go through several crisis’. There is added drama with the neighbor’s continued fight against the shelter but I enjoyed how people came to help. Overall, this is an emotional story that finds a family adjusting after their father’s death and how they move successfully forward after many tears. I will definitely be picking up the next book.

I give Shelter Me by Catherine Mann 4 stars!

What A Duke Dares by Anna Campbell (Sons of Sin #3)

What A Duke Dares by Anna CampbellAvailable: August 26, 2014 Amazon/B&N

Type: Historical Romance

Publisher: Forever

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Michelle

What woman in her right mind would say no to marrying the dashing Duke of Sedgemoor? Miss Penelope Thorne, that’s who. She’s known Camden Rothermere since they were children-and she also knows she’d bring nothing but scandal to his name.

Cam can hardly believe Penelope turned down his proposal. But if she wants to run off to the Continent and set the rumor mill ablaze, he can’t stop her. Then her brother’s dying request sends him to bring home the one woman he thought he’d finally gotten over.

The only way they’ll both get back to London without their reputations in tatters is to pretend they’re married during the journey. That means kissing like they mean it and even sharing a bed-until it becomes hard to tell where the game ends and true desire begins . . .

Anna Campbell is a master storyteller. Her recipe for writing a romance contains just the right amounts of back story, dialogue, action and passion. While this book didn’t have as much intrigue as some of her others, I enjoyed it all the more because the entire focus was on the romantic relationship. What a Duke Dares is the third installment in her Sons of Sin series. I adored the first book with its dark, wounded hero, and was entertained by the second – a totally lighthearted romp. I hoped I wouldn’t be disappointed with this one, and I wasn’t. The story of Cam and Pen had all of the angst of the first book and the humor and snappy dialogue of the second.

Penelope Thorne has known the Duke of Sedgemoor for most of her life, and she has loved him almost that long. As a child known for getting into all kinds of scrapes, Penelope learned quickly that Cam was someone she could count on. As her older brother’s friend, he was always around and always treated Penelope with kindness and respect. Her childhood adoration transforms into a young woman’s affection and she knows there could be no other man for her. Despite that, she shocks even herself when she rejects his marriage proposal.

Camden Rothermere has spent his life trying to repair the damage done to his family’s name by his parents’ indiscretions. He grew up a firsthand witness to what passion and betrayal can do to a marriage, and swears he’ll never succumb to his emotions like that. He is friendly and affable, a loyal friend and a respectable duke. Cam knows that a good match with a genteel bride will help protect everything his proper behavior has achieved. When he first proposes to Penelope, he does so banking on the fact that they share a friendly regard for one another and she knows how important it is to him to avoid scandal. His pride is wounded and his feelings are beyond hurt when Pen refuses. Her rejection and then her leaving only help him shore up the walls around his heart even more.

Penelope and Camden are reunited nine years later when her dying brother asks Cam to fetch her back to England. Penelope has spent almost a decade living abroad, relishing her independence and avoiding one Duke of Sedgemoor. Her fondest wish, now and nine years ago, is to be with Cam, but she knows the marriage would be a disaster. Her family is almost as mired in scandal as his, and she would be anything but a prim, biddable bride. Not only that, it would be torture to spend her life side by side with him, loving him and knowing he would never return that love. Unfortunately, she doesn’t count on Cam reappearing in her life, or being coerced into marriage with him to avoid scandal upon their return to London.

Penelope and Camden were both flawed characters. Their chemistry was combustible, but while their nights were pure marital bliss, their days were spent in polite misery. They both played the same game – wanting more from the other without revealing their own vulnerabilities. Pen refused to open her heart to Cam, knowing she would die a little inside every time he looked at her with those shuttered eyes. Cam had feelings for Pen. No other woman had the power to incite his passion, jealousy and even affection like she did. After so many years of hiding his emotions behind the walls he methodically built, he refused to acknowledge, and maybe wasn’t even aware, that Pen already owned his heart.

I thought Pen and Cam were perfect for each other. He would have been bored to tears with a demure, conformable wife. Penelope was plucky and outspoken and funny and passionate, and she was exactly what he needed in a duchess. The road they had to take to reach their happy ever after was long and difficult, but Anna Campbell’s writing made me enjoy every step of the way. She knows how to be descriptive without being wordy, and the interaction between her characters is delightful. I don’t usually quote books in my reviews, but there was one sentence that stuck with me.

“[He] felt like significance weighted every moment.”

In the story, this sentence refers to Harry, Penelope’s brother, and the secondary romance between him and Sophie (which I didn’t love simply because it distracted me from Pen & Cam). However, to me, those words apply to this entire book. I felt like every single sentence was significant and I savored every word.

I give What a Duke Dares by Anna Campbell 5 stars!

Interview With Debut Author Emmy Curtis

Dangerous Territory by Emmy CurtisAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Forever 

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A SEXY STRANGER

Flirting with danger is reporter Grace Grainger’s modus operandi. But she’s learned the hard way not to grow attached to the soldiers she’s embedded with in Afghanistan. To escape from her pain and loneliness, she fantasizes about the hot night she spent with a gorgeous stranger three years before in D.C. Grace never thought she’d see him again—let alone need him to rescue her . . .

AN EXPLOSIVE NIGHT

Air Force Master Sergeant Josh Travers knows journalists are nothing but trouble. So when he has to risk his team’s lives to save some reporter who’s been separated from her patrol, he’s not happy—until he recognizes her stunning eyes and delicious curves. Josh has never wanted a woman like he wants Grace. He needs her—even in an Afghan cave with a sandstorm and enemy troops closing in. This might be the end for both of them—or one hell of a beginning.

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Q&A With Emmy

Tell me about your road to publication. Was this years in the making or did it happen fairly fast?

A little of both, I guess. I had written two Young Adult novels before I started writing Romance, one of which I hope to revisit at some stage. The first one was pretty awful and the second one I could tell was better. I kept practicing and rewriting. Then I started editing romances, and I was hooked. I tried writing a novella, and got an agent and a deal with Hachette within about a month. I was as surprised as the next person, trust me! And since then it’s been a rollercoaster of ups (someone gave it a good review!) and downs (Amazon took all my pre-order buttons down? *wails*)!

Where did you get the idea for your debut book/series?

My husband has a combat role in the United States Air Force and I wondered why people never wrote books about those regular people in the Army and Air Force who went into combat every day. A lot of books are about SEALs and Marines, and I didn’t feel the other branches of service were getting enough page-time…so I decided to write my own.

Tell me about your hero and heroine in your novella, Dangerous Territory. What are their strengths and weaknesses?

Senior Master Sergeant Josh Travers is an Air Force Pararescuer, which means he rescues people from impossible places. A sunken boat? Yup. The middle of a fire-fight in Afghanistan? Yup. An earthquake? You name it, he’s been there saving lives and takin’ names! He’s a rules guy, because in his line of work you have to be, and he has very set ideas and opinions about things.

Grace Grainger is a ballsy Pulitzer Prize-winning war reporter who’s made her career, and whole life, about covering the people affected by the war—both the troops and the locals. Did I mention that Josh hates reporters and thinks they have no place in a war zone? To say he was pissed when he found that he had to put his team’s life on the line to rescue a reporter would be a huge understatement! It doesn’t help when Grace does nothing to dispel his notion that she’s a blood-sucking gossip-monger…after all why should she when it’s clear his mind is as closed as a lockdown at Fort Knox?

If you could visit any place that you’ve wrote about would you? Where would you go?

My three books are largely set in Afghanistan, Washington D.C., and Iraq. Before the recent hostilities in Iraq, I would have loved to go there. An archaeologist by the name of Dr. Jane Moon writes about her excavations in Iraq on the Facebook page Tell Khaiber, and she makes Iraq sound so interesting and the local people so open and friendly. Now I guess I’d have to settle for the Four Seasons hotel in Washington D.C., where the hero and heroine in DANGEROUS TERRITORY first meet. It’s a sexy and glamorous hotel, with a kick-ass spa!

Tell me about one instance where you overcame writer’s block and how you did it?

I’m not sure I’ve ever truly had writers block where I’ve been unable to write anything. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had plenty of days where I forced it and basically wrote crap that had to be re-written, but I’ve never stared at a blank page and been unable to write. But maybe that’s because I don’t allow myself to. Usually I plot out my books before I write them, that way if I’m not really feeling a chapter, I can skip it and come back to it later. Sometimes I just bullet point my way down the page until I reach a place that I feel I can write something! Also, I think it’s important to remember that you need to build up your creativity. If you’re having problems writing, or even thinking of the next thing to write, re-stock your creativity by reading outside your usual genres, going to see movies that you would normally avoid, read a newspaper you haven’t read in ages: basically open your well of creativity to things that aren’t a part of your normal every-day world. That’s when you might find a spark of creativity from an unexpected source that will carry you through the tricky times.

Tell me one thing about you that not many people know.

I’ve been on a Royal Navy aircraft carrier while it was doing combat exercises. To this day, I will never forget the roar of Harrier Jump Jets booking it overhead, and the piercing scream as they throttled back to hover over the ship before landing. Man, I’d love to fly in one of those.

 

Emmy CurtisAbout Emmy Curtis

Emmy Curtis is an editor and a romance writer. An ex-pat Brit, she quells her homesickness with Cadbury Flakes and Fray Bentos pies. She’s lived in London, Paris and New York, and has settled for the time being, in North Carolina. When not writing, Emmy loves to travel with her military husband and take long walks with their Lab. All things considered, her life is chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny. And if you get that reference…well, she already considers you kin.

Unbroken by Maisey Yates (Silver Creek #3)

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Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Berkley

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Pam

Amber Johnson has always thought of her best friend Cade as an older brother. A really hot older brother. But growing up in foster care, she learned to rely only on herself. As much as she likes stealing glances at Cade’s chiseled jaw and painted-on jeans, she resents the way he swoops in like a superhero to fix things for her.

When former rodeo rival Jim Davis starts harassing Amber to sell her grandfather’s failing ranch, Cade swoops in once again. To send Jim on his way, Cade pretends to be Amber’s boyfriend, moving in to help fix the place up. With her grandfather behind the idea, Amber and Cade have to keep the charade going—whether she likes it or not.

But as their make-believe romance starts to heat up, maybe Cade and Amber will learn to admit that they both could use a little saving…

Unbroken is the third in the Silver Creek series and my favorite. This has several of the tropes that I love, an injured hero, a heroine who is his best friend, and an attraction that grows until they both can no longer deny it.

Amber Jameson moved to Silver Creek when she was an angry teen, and lived with her grandparents. She tested their patience but grew into a loving granddaughter and now takes care of her grandfather. She currently is working as a waitress while trying to figure out the finances of the family ranch that no longer is revenue producing.

Cade Mitchell has lived in the area forever on Elk Haven, his family is currently turning it into a guest ranch but Cade has been feeling out of place. He was injured several years ago in a rodeo accident and he can’t contribute to the ranch financially the way he used to and to add to his feelings of uselessness his brother shoots down any ideas he has to help with the ranch. Cade also finds his relationship with his best friend changing and is not sure what to do about it but when former rodeo rival Jim Davis causes problems with Amber, Cade is only too willing to help.

I have enjoyed each of the books in the series; a small town setting with cowboys is a win with me. The Mitchell family has been holding things together since they father died and they found out the type of person he really was. Unfortunately Cade was privy to the information about their father’s secret life for many years, before the others in the family and he feels the weight of that burden even today.

I adore Cade he is trying to move on with his life, but there are things that have kept him in the same place for several years. His injury keeps him from doing the job he loves and his brother keeps him from using new ideas for the ranch so when Amber needs help he jumps at the chance, because that is what he has been doing since he met her when she was fourteen. The two are magic together; they are the best of friends who talk about everything, many times with hilarious observations yet they find things are changing and are surprised by their new attraction, but the chemistry between them is off the charts. I like how they sort of fall into the living arraignment that drifts into being engaged and ends with setting a date, all lies for the sake of keeping Davis away, but very humorous and entertaining.

The story progresses well and there are several plots going on simultaneously such as the relationship between Cade and Amber, the mystery of Jim Davis and what he wants, Nicole’s visit to find out about her family and still the question of who injured Cade, not to mention Cade’s growth and his need to move on and become his own person without his brother and the family ranch. Whew – Oh the problems with family!

Since this is the third in the series and the setting is small town, characters from previous books are very significant to the story, and although the author has created each book to be a standalone as each story is complete, it is enjoyable to see what previous couples are doing in their lives. There is an overall story arc that ran through the story, their father and his secret life and who injured Cade, and I like how the author handles both in the end. Overall this is an engaging story and I recommend it to all those that enjoy small towns, ranch life and cowboys! I am looking forward to more from this author.

I give Unbroken by Maisey Yates 4.25 stars!

Better Date Than Never Box Set #1-6 by Susan Hatler

Better Date than Never CoverAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Hatco, Inc

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Pam

This book bundle includes six contemporary romance novellas from the bestselling series, Better Date than Never. Dating is so much easier when you have good friends to lean on. . . .

(Love at First Date, Book #1) Ellen may not believe in storybook love, but it’s about to rewrite her life. . . . (Truth or Date, Book #2) Truth or Dare is all fun and games until a spontaneous dare has Gina falling for the office playboy. (My Last Blind Date, Book #3) Should Rachel risk another dating disaster by trying yet again for love? (Save the Date, Book #4) Kristen swears off men, but temptation swoops in when her sexy friend Ethan starts flirting with her. (A Twist of Date, Book #5) Will Melanie have to follow her best friend’s narrow dating rules in order to find lasting love? (License to Date, Book #6) Kaitlin agrees to five dates in five days only to fall for the mysterious bartender who’s there to witness them all, neither realized their hearts are part of the bargain…

All these are cute short stories filled with sweet romance. It is delightful to see characters frequently appearing in each of the stories making this a very cohesive and engaging collection as we watch the progress of previous relationships.

Love at First Date – Ellen decides she wants to know everything about the next person she dates, so she signs up for Detailed Dating, an online service, only to find love does not always follow the rules. When she takes her friend’s dog to obedience class, she meets Henry, an extremely sexy man she knows nothing about. This is a good start to the series, as we meet Ellen who had some bad luck with dating, she wants to meet the right person but he must fit her model and be ready to settle down. Henry is perfect for her but she continues to look for someone special not realizing he is right in front of her.

Truth of Date – Gina is finally ready to move on; she wasted enough time on George who has never wanted a commitment. Her friend Kristen and new roommate tries to set her up, but maybe her perfect man is right before her, a co-worker named Chris. This is a cute story and I like Chris, he dates many women only because he is looking for the right one, whom he suspects is Gina. When Gina is finally free he puts all his energy into pursuing her but she only looks at his history which seems jaded. They go through several miss-steps before they finally get together.

My Last Blind Date – Rachel is looking at spending Valentine’s Day alone, not by choice but because she is not dating anyone and so far her friend Ellen is not having any luck setting her up. When the new VP at the office finds out about her dating experiences, he finds a way to be her last blind date. I really liked this one, Noah is the sexy new guy, someone who Rachel would never think would look twice at her, but then he goes out of his way to make Valentine’s Day special and they click. So romantic.

Save the Date – Kristen is a Marriage and Family Counselor who doubts her ability to counsel as she did not see the signs when her fiancé cheated on her. Her confidence is gone so when others ask her questions, she gives negative advice, causing havoc for friends and family. When she reconnects with her friend Ethan, she does not trust her feelings. This is the only one I had problems with connecting to the heroine, Kristen is difficult to like and I wanted to throttle her a couple of times, but I really like Ethan and was cheering them on through the miscommunications and distrust. Kristen did redeem herself in the end and I enjoyed seeing her find her HEA with Ethan.

A Twist of a Date – Melanie is a fitness instructor at the local gym, she believes she has found the right man for the rest of her life and dismisses her flirty co-worker Matt. But when she talks about her feelings to Brad, he is out the door so fast and she is devastated. This one had a lot of drama in it, several other characters are featured and their lives are interwoven into this story, it is a good one to catch up on and also feeds into the next story and even though Matt and Mel’s story is cute and romantic it seems to get buried with the drama of others.

License to Date – After having broken off her wedding because of a cheating ex, she has sworn off dating. Her friends are not buying it and bribe her with home improvement help if she will go on five dates. She reluctantly agrees only to find the man she is attracted to is the sexy bartender who works at the place she frequents with her dates. This is my favorite in the series, the heroine is smart and funny and the hero is thoughtful, sexy and enigmatic. There is a bit of drama when she finds out who he really is but they get through it quickly and the ending works well.

Each romance is sweet with a few complications that are solved quickly, be aware that the sex is nonexistent as most stories end with the promise of more. The stories are short and well written with fun and engaging characters that reappear throughout the series, it is fun to see them again and see how their romance is advancing. All in all this is a recommended series for those that enjoy cute romances without the heat.

I give Better Date than Never by Susan Hatler 4 stars!

Feature: The Lover’s Secret by JC Reed (No Exceptions #1)

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Release date: August 5th, 2014

Genre: Mature New Adult/ Adult Contemporary Romance
Recommended for ages 18 and up.

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When a sexy encounter comes like a dream and leaves like a nightmare…

Brooke Stewart thinks she’s finally safe. After witnessing the crime of a killer, she can move on from her past. But after one night at the Trio Hotel and meeting the sexy stranger with the green eyes that can steal one’s soul, her life is changed forever. Passions run deep. The game is supposed to be for one night with no strings attached.

What she doesn’t know is that the sexy stranger has an agenda of his own. Brooke Stewart has something he desperately wants, something he can’t admit to the woman he tries to get to surrender. A secret so deep it would upend her life if she found out too soon. He’s almost reached his goal, and then she gets a letter she was not meant to read. Suddenly, secrets get a completely new meaning.

Is the past really ever the past?

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Pack Security by Chrissy Smith (Were Chronicles #10)

Pack Security by Chrissy SmithAvailable: Now Amazon

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Totally Bound

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Michelle

Cassandra Wilson’s world was just turned upside down. Someone broke into her studio and destroyed the art she’d put her heart and soul into. Pressure from her older brother and her Alpha has her accepting protection from the Beta’s brother Max. She finds the ex-military, non-shifter a sexy distraction. But when reality breaks through and reminds her that someone is after her, will Max be able to save her?

Max Lawson knows he needs to get his act together. The last mission that forced him from the military still haunts him. When he’s asked to help guard one of the women in the Pack, Max isn’t sure he’s the right man for the job. Since he is the only non-shifter around, he’s never really felt like he belongs with the others, he owes his brother and accepts the job. Cassandra isn’t anything like he imagined. She’s strong and stubborn and he finds himself falling for her.

Max needs to fix himself before he can even think about being the kind of man that Cassandra deserves. Resisting the sweet, sexy artist is easier said than done. When danger threatens to take her away before Max can even prove himself to her, he must use everything within himself to fight. Whether he can shift…or not.

Pack Security is book ten in the Were Chronicles series. I hadn’t read any of the previous books, and while I think doing so would have helped me get a feel for the author’s writing style and give me a little bit of the Pack’s history, I don’t think I missed out on too much by reading this as a stand-alone. I think it’s difficult for an author to fit a complete, well-rounded story in less than a hundred pages. I liked some parts of this book and found it to be lacking in some other areas.

Cassandra Wilson is an artist. She’s also a wolf shifter. After her studio is broken into and some of her art is vandalized, her brother and her Alpha decide to increase security. Even though they believe the incident to be an attack against the Pack as a whole, it was a direct violation of Cassie’s home and studio, and they fear she may be in danger. In addition to other measures designed to protect the Pack, they bring in a bodyguard to provide protection for Cassie specifically.

Max Lawson isn’t your average bodyguard. As part of the Pack, but a non-shifter, he belongs but has always felt a little apart from the rest. After his last mission went south resulting in the death of his fellow soldier and best friend, he returns home to find some peace and stability with his family. He spends his days working in his brother’s restaurant and his nights battling the nightmares that plague him. His years in the military give him the expertise needed to protect Cassie and he knows he can’t refuse when his Alpha asks for his help.

Cassie knows Max is different from anyone else in her life. Both she and her wolf are drawn to him instantly. She sees the strength and vulnerability in him and finds the combination irresistible. While she initially resists protection, Cassie soon realizes that having Max around is the one good thing to come out of the break-in. Not only will he help keep her safe, but she will be able to spend time getting to know the sexy non-shifter. Max is slower to acknowledge the attraction between them, despite feeling sucker-punched the minute he lays eyes on Cassie. He longs to wrap her up in his embrace and never let go, but he wants to get his head on straight before he can be the man he thinks she deserves.

I think Max was the right mix of sexy, protective and emotionally wounded. The author does a good job of having Max work through his issues, relying on Cassie, his brother and the other Pack members to help him feel worthy again. He was smart and caring and I loved how easily he fell for Cassie. Their romance was tender and sweet with an underlying fiery chemistry that neither could ignore.

I felt that this book was too short for everything the author tried to put into it. Everything seemed to happen really quickly, and some things were glossed over when I would have liked more detail. I liked Max, Cassie and the other Pack members, but I thought the mystery aspect could have been done better, too. One other minor complaint is that Cassie and the other Pack members called their leader “Alpha Shawn”. I’ve read a lot of shifter romances and they either refer to them as their alpha or by name, not both. Every time I read ‘Alpha Shawn’ it annoyed me.

I give Pack Security by Chrissy Smith 3 stars