Thanks Fur Last Night
Enter a world of smoldering shifters in this scintillating anthology headlined by New York Times bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden with brand-new, never published novellas! Bearing His SinCole should have killed Anja the moment he realized she was his mate. Instead, he let her live and now they’re on the hunt, chasing the morons who think they can force her to marry another man. Like hell. And while this shapeshifting bear might have his share of sins, he’s not going to let little things like murder and mayhem prevent him from having the woman meant to be the keeper of his heart.Bought by the BearJosilyn Martinez just needed the money to help raise her nephew. That's it. There's no other reason she would take a job posing as a shifter's mate so he can assure his grandmother he's settled down. There's no reason to stay at his place so they learn "more about each other." And there's definitely no good reason she should get involved with the hard, hot, and handsome shifter that's hired her. Xander just needs a fake mate for a week to get his grandmother off his back. But what's a bear shifter to do when the impostor mate he hired turns out to be his actual mate? All sweet, luscious curves and a heart of gold, Xander's not going to let his mate get away. Now all he has to do is show her that they belong together, one kiss and touch at a time...The Alpha and IDevon Kincaid is happy with her new life in Lowman, Idaho. Her little bar on the outskirts of the tiny, isolated town is doing well, and she’s not even interested in finding a man. But when she finds a bleeding man—a hot, hard, handsome, naked bleeding man—in the snow one night, Devon brings him home to care for him. He’s definitely not like any man she’s ever met before, but what she doesn’t realize is that he’s not just a man… Liam Murphy isn't simply a werewolf. He's the Alpha. In a heated battle with a deadly bear shifter, he's moved his pack to the Sawtooth Wilderness in order to draw danger from them. He was hoping to escape his problems—but the last thing he expects to find in the isolated Idaho wilderness was his mate. Fragile and unfamiliar with the violent supernatural world, the only way he can protect Devon is to make her what he is: a werewolf. He only hopes that in the process convincing her to enter fully into his world, that he doesn’t drive away the one woman he can’t live without.

Thanks Fur Last Night Details

TitleThanks Fur Last Night
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 30th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Griffin
ISBN-139781250159717
Rating
GenreAnthologies, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal, Shapeshifters

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Thanks Fur Last Night Review

  • Deborah
    January 1, 1970
    2-3*Despite the truly dreadful title I still read this book.Bearing His Sin - 2.5 to 3*I found this hard going initially in fact after a few pages I couldn’t read anymore. I didn’t like Cole or the way this was written and I’d just about decided to skip this and move onto the next one.Next day I gave it another try and found that once Anja and more importantly her Babushka appeared I was hooked. There’s no real romance and it jumps around all over the place, nothing makes sense, it’s a complete 2-3*Despite the truly dreadful title I still read this book.Bearing His Sin - 2.5 to 3*I found this hard going initially in fact after a few pages I couldn’t read anymore. I didn’t like Cole or the way this was written and I’d just about decided to skip this and move onto the next one.Next day I gave it another try and found that once Anja and more importantly her Babushka appeared I was hooked. There’s no real romance and it jumps around all over the place, nothing makes sense, it’s a complete mess but it’s funny.I suspect you’ve got to be in the right mood for this book but if you are it’s a fast crazy read.Bought by the Bear - 3*This is what I think of as the perfect 3* read. It’s a nice easy romance, not a book I’ll re-read or particularly remember but an enjoyable one all the same.Josilyn Martinez needs money and she needs it fast. Not so long ago she had everything, a happy marriage, a good successful job, a nice home and money for extras plus a sister her husband and a nephew.All that remains now is the nephew. Her marriage, job and money are gone along with her sister leaving her to care for her beautiful nephew Nick. She’s working a cleaning job but really struggling to get by and so when her friend approaches her with a way to make a lot of money fast she takes it. Xander Ursi needs a mate quickly to get his grandmother off his back. The problem is he’s a bear shifter and while his one true mate is out there somewhere he hasn’t met her yet. So he arranges for a fake mate and surprise, surprise she turns out to be his one true mate. I know what are the odds?This is an enjoyable shifter romance.The Alpha and I - 2* (knocked a star off for stupid)Devon Kincaid lives in Lowman, Idaho which is in the middle of nowhere. Problems with an ex resulting in a restraining order made her decide she’d be happier and safer alone.She’s no interest or expectations of meeting a man out here but driving home in terrible conditions she finds a badly injured naked man. And it’s not even Christmas.He’s gorgeous but Devon isn’t stupid (well she is later but early on she seems of reasonable intelligence) so she’s wary. After-all he could be anyone, just because he’s hot doesn’t mean he’s safe.But despite everything she finds herself drawn to him.Liam Murphy wakes up injured, fifty miles from home with no idea how he got there. On the plus side the beautiful woman that rescued him is his mate.Obviously he’s thrilled to finally find his mate but the timing isn’t brilliant since something is trying to kill him.This was another easy enjoyable read until the TSTL moment. I was incredibly annoyed because I’d quite liked Devon up to this point. This had been a 3* read but I’m knocking a star off for stupid, I’m sick of it if women were like this in real life hardly any would survive let alone be able to get dressed on a morning.I voluntarily read a review copy kindly provided by NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press.
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  • Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    What I love about these anthologies is that you get a sampler of authors in short novellas. It’s a great way to see if you like an authors work before buying their books. In Thanks Fur Last Night, Eve Langais, Milly Taiden and Kate Baxter each provided us a novella on bear shifters and a werewolf.Bearing His Sin by Eve Langlais: What I’ve learned about Eve Langlais’ books is that she loves to write the silly, comedic love stories on all kinds of shifters. Bearing His Sin is on the lighter side a What I love about these anthologies is that you get a sampler of authors in short novellas. It’s a great way to see if you like an authors work before buying their books. In Thanks Fur Last Night, Eve Langais, Milly Taiden and Kate Baxter each provided us a novella on bear shifters and a werewolf.Bearing His Sin by Eve Langlais: What I’ve learned about Eve Langlais’ books is that she loves to write the silly, comedic love stories on all kinds of shifters. Bearing His Sin is on the lighter side and was pretty entertaining. It’s over the top silly, but it worked in this story. I laughed a lot! If you enjoy the sillier side, I think you’ll enjoy Bearing His Sin.Bought By The Bear by Milly Taiden: This story was cute but an average read. I liked that the Hero hired the heroine to pretend to be his mate for his grandma only to find out she actually is his mate. It’s also a rich man, poor girl Cinderella type of story. For a rich man, the Hero was not as confident as I would have expected. He came off more as a boy entering an adult world. This might be one that if extended to a longer story, I would have enjoyed the better developed characters.The Alpha and I by Kate Baxter: This was a good story but an average read. There wasn’t anything about it to make it standout for such a short read. What you do learn is that it’s well written and has potential to be a great story if it was longer and better developed. Novellas are great but sometimes the shortness of a story makes it feel too rushed. Also, I have to admit that it bothered me that the author forgot about the dog in the story. I’m sure it was an oversite but it made it seem like they just abandoned the dog in a cabin the woods and never went back for it.Conclusion: Out of all three novellas, Eve Langlais was my favorite. It stood out for making me laugh and kept me entertained with the silliness.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received for reviewBook 1 - Bearing His Sin1 starIt was so bad. I'm shocked I finished it. He was horrible. Her grandmother saved it from zero stars. It was disjointed and was all over the place. Then the ending just sucked and then it was left open I guess for another book.Book 2 - Bought by the Bear2 starsThere was a better story line, but still lacked a lot. Then ending was just eh. What is it with grandmas? His was hilarious. I'm guessing there's another book with his business partner an ARC received for reviewBook 1 - Bearing His Sin1 starIt was so bad. I'm shocked I finished it. He was horrible. Her grandmother saved it from zero stars. It was disjointed and was all over the place. Then the ending just sucked and then it was left open I guess for another book.Book 2 - Bought by the Bear2 starsThere was a better story line, but still lacked a lot. Then ending was just eh. What is it with grandmas? His was hilarious. I'm guessing there's another book with his business partner and cousin hooking up.Book 3 - The Alpha and I3 stars Best of the three stories. Lots of story with an epilogue, but the epilogue sucked.
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  • Marta Cox
    January 1, 1970
    Three and a half I do love an anthology and this one features stories from three authors whose work I've previously enjoyed. Bearing His SinI found this snarky pairing to be hilarious. I guess I was just in the mood for characters who some might find downright annoying but to me putting a bear assassin with a fierce woman from the Steppes and adding in a truly cantankerous grandmother just tickled my funny bone. Plus there's a twist in the tale !Bought by the BearInitially a light easy to read s Three and a half I do love an anthology and this one features stories from three authors whose work I've previously enjoyed. Bearing His SinI found this snarky pairing to be hilarious. I guess I was just in the mood for characters who some might find downright annoying but to me putting a bear assassin with a fierce woman from the Steppes and adding in a truly cantankerous grandmother just tickled my funny bone. Plus there's a twist in the tale !Bought by the BearInitially a light easy to read story with a young woman ( Josie ) taking a chance but right from the offset things go awry. Xander needs a pretend Mate but hadn't expected to actually meet the woman of his dreams. Problem is he has to somehow convince Josie whilst at the same time find out just who seems to want her decidedly dead !The Alpha and IThis was possibly the longest offering but honestly I really wish it had been a full length book. A snow clad wilderness reveals a very naked man and what do you know he's a Werewolf! Devon has made a new life for herself and it's one with no room for a new man but darn it not even she can leave Liam outside. Bringing him inside does have it's amusing side ( a distinct lack of items that fit him !) but it's perhaps the least humorous of the three offerings. Still an Alpha Werewolf and a human did actually make for a very interesting story.So three very different styles are showcased here but if you enjoy paranormal romance and particularly shifter stories then I'm pretty sure there's something here for everyone. This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
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  • Carvanz
    January 1, 1970
    Bearing His Sins - Eve Langlais - 3 starsLoved the fast paced antics of this couple as they attempt to stop the person trying to kidnap the heroine. This has a lot of banter, exemplary secondary characters and a nice little storyline. Steam factor is high but late in the story. Bought by the Bear - Milly Taiden - 3 starsThis one has a bit of a mystery, some action and lots of steam. The dialogue was a bit stilted initially but soon evened out. The Alpha and I - Kate Baxter - 3 starsI enjoyed thi Bearing His Sins - Eve Langlais - 3 starsLoved the fast paced antics of this couple as they attempt to stop the person trying to kidnap the heroine. This has a lot of banter, exemplary secondary characters and a nice little storyline. Steam factor is high but late in the story. Bought by the Bear - Milly Taiden - 3 starsThis one has a bit of a mystery, some action and lots of steam. The dialogue was a bit stilted initially but soon evened out. The Alpha and I - Kate Baxter - 3 starsI enjoyed this one with its romantic thriller feel. The heroine did make a decision that made me want to roll my eyes at one point. Overall, I liked this anthology and each of the stories within. Good for a little taste of each author’s work. This is an honest review of an advanced copy provided by NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press.
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  • Ivy Deluca
    January 1, 1970
    2.5-3 starsThree stories, with varying degrees of success, let's dive into this shindig.Bearing His Sin - 1.5-2 stars*blinks* I...yeah, I don’t know. There’s some (very subjective) humor to this and if that was all I was interested in, I might have liked it more. But romance is what brings me in the door, and this was definitely lacking. Cole makes some token comments about how Anja’s his, and Anja says she’s attracted to him. But their actions speak louder ….Yeah they’re basically assholes. Bot 2.5-3 starsThree stories, with varying degrees of success, let's dive into this shindig.Bearing His Sin - 1.5-2 stars*blinks* I...yeah, I don’t know. There’s some (very subjective) humor to this and if that was all I was interested in, I might have liked it more. But romance is what brings me in the door, and this was definitely lacking. Cole makes some token comments about how Anja’s his, and Anja says she’s attracted to him. But their actions speak louder ….Yeah they’re basically assholes. Both of them. Which, if you think about it make them perfect for each other, even if it didn’t make their romance particularly palatable. I wanted to like this, but it just didn’t work for me.Bought By The Bear - 2 starsThis story has the same problem I have with most of Ms. Taiden’s books, though I keep hoping it gets better because there’s always something that draws me in. I love her plot ideas. I love that her heroines almost always are confident and curvy. The heroes are fairly standard if serviceable alphas. But then the story itself….it just goes sideways. Her heroes/heroines talk about being attracted to personality, I always seem to say to myself “how do they know each other’s personality? They barely spoke to each other.” Internal monologues do not count as conversations and they spent way too much talking in their own heads or to other people, not to each other. Another story I wanted to love, but it ended up just being an ok read.The Alpha and I - 4 starsMy favorite by far of this antho. I just enjoy Ms. Baxter’s writing, and I thought there was a good amount of information shared regarding this particular ‘verse and werewolf mythology without it feeling forced. I liked Liam and Devon’s chemistry and while I wasn’t as big a fan of the climax (it felt kind of rushed), or perhaps because I was just dying to really like a story, I think this was the best of the bunch.The Bottom Line 2.5-3 starsOverall, this wasn’t as strong as I hoped. This is a very conditional rec - If you’re a fan of these particular authors, you may enjoy this more than I did. If you're a general fan of shifter romances, I would absolutely recommend the Baxter story, but the other two were just meh for me. **ARC provided by publisher via netgalley for review**For more reviews, visit
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  • ♥ WishfulMiss ♥
    January 1, 1970
    Bearing His Sins by Eve Langlais ~ 5 Stars ~I loved this short bear shifter read. It was crazy, OTT, funny and captivated me from the first page. I loved Anja, she was a strong heroine and held her own with Cole. They were perfectly matched. Two sides of the same crazy that kept me laughing throughout their short story. What I loved: The banter between Cole and Anja, Anja and her Babushka, her Babushka and Cole. Priceless! Favorite Line(s): * * * * * * * * * * "Who wants to die when we can Bearing His Sins by Eve Langlais ~ 5 Stars ~I loved this short bear shifter read. It was crazy, OTT, funny and captivated me from the first page. I loved Anja, she was a strong heroine and held her own with Cole. They were perfectly matched. Two sides of the same crazy that kept me laughing throughout their short story. What I loved: The banter between Cole and Anja, Anja and her Babushka, her Babushka and Cole. Priceless! Favorite Line(s): * * * * * * * * * * "Who wants to die when we can live to cause chaos?" * * * * * * * * * * "We should stop tempting each other. Getting involved with me is such a bad idea." "I've been bad my whole life, so you'll fit right in." * * * * * * * * * * "Don't whine like a girl."Whack. She punched him. Like a man. * * * * * * * * * * Memorable Moment: Their first meeting pretty much set the tone for this read ...* * * * * * * * * * Anja: Totally doable. But given his lack of brightness, she worried about him being clingy. best to pass on this one. * * * * * * * * * * Cole: .... the woman his bear wanted to lick head to toe. Personally, he'd prefer to just just lick her between her thighs. He did so love honey. * * * * * * * * * * Would I recommend? Yes, I loved this short quirky read. Reminded me of a cross between Mr & Mrs Smith and Kresley Cole's IAD series. Definitely a fun read! SAFETY INFO: (view spoiler)[Ages: Not disclosed.Cheating: None. OM/OW drama: None. Anja does have a persistent suitor for her hand in some whacked arranged marriage thing but there are no tender feelings between them. Separation: None. Push/Pull Some from Anja but again it's because of this can't-take-no-for-an-answer guy causes a lot of trouble and her estranged family's mob connections. Main Pursuer of relationship: Cole. Triggers: Some violence, intense action scenes with bullets and blood flying. HEA/HFN: Ends on a HEA and a cute epilgue a few weeks later. (hide spoiler)] Bought by the Bear by Milly Taiden ~ 2 Stars ~Both Xander and Josie were okay as MCs but the story for me was too rambly and tended to drag aimlessly a few times. It was a short read but I still found myself loosing interest and stopping only to pick it up again later. What normally would have taken me a couple of hours to read took me two days. If you've read Milly Taiden before, this is pretty much the same formula. Sexy alpha shifters, some drama, a little snark/humor and hot smexy times. Would I recommend? For a short easy read, yes. SAFETY INFO: (view spoiler)[Ages: Xander is 40 and it's implied he was a bit of a manwhore before meeting Josilyn. His bachelor pad was kind of icky, imo. Josilyn is in her late twenties (I think? I can't honestly remember right now)Cheating: None. OM/OW drama: None. Separation: None. Push/Pull This starts off as a fake relationship to get Xander's matchmaking mother off his back, but Xander recognizes Josilyn as his mate from the first meeting. She takes a bit to convince. Main Pursuer of relationship: Xander. Triggers: Fake relationship, crazy stalker, death of a sibling (off page, h's sister) and insta-love/lust HEA/HFN: Ends on a HEA. No epilogue. (hide spoiler)] The Alpha and I by Kate Baxter ~ 3 Stars ~I liked Devon and Liam, she was an independent human and he was a protective and possessive wolf, which I love. I can't quiet put my finger on what didn't work for me, just that when it came to an end, I was just okay with it. Nothing really struck a chord with me. Still is was a lot more action packed than the previous story and both Liam and Devon were well rounded characters. Not sure I'd continue with this series, but this story was a good starting point. Would I recommend?: Yes, although I found it slowed down a bit towards the middle, the story was still good and kept me well entertained. SAFETY INFO: (view spoiler)[Ages: Devon is 34 and Liam's age isn't disclosed. Cheating: None. OM/OW drama: None. Separation: None. Push/Pull Minor, from h. Main Pursuer of relationship: Liam. Triggers: None.HEA/HFN: Ends on a HEA and an epilogue four months later. (hide spoiler)]* * * ARC provided for an honest review * * * I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    ARC REVIEW I love the punny name. That's probably the thing I liked about it the most. I wanted a review copy of this because I've heard so much about Eve Langlais on Facebook, so I thought why not try it, and while I did enjoy all of them they all felt a little rush, even for novellas. The good thing is that these are all brand new novellas never published before.Bearing His Sin: Eve LanglaisProbably the funniest one, the two main characters Cole and Anja bicker almost the whole story. They are ARC REVIEW I love the punny name. That's probably the thing I liked about it the most. I wanted a review copy of this because I've heard so much about Eve Langlais on Facebook, so I thought why not try it, and while I did enjoy all of them they all felt a little rush, even for novellas. The good thing is that these are all brand new novellas never published before.Bearing His Sin: Eve LanglaisProbably the funniest one, the two main characters Cole and Anja bicker almost the whole story. They are that one couple who constantly fight but it is obvious that they love each other. His "I'm still trying to figure out if I'm going to kill you" running gag reminded me of, "Good night Wesley I'll more than likely kill you in the morning". This was an action packed, humorous but the overall story was just ehh. It did feel like it was being rushed through. Cole is a hitman/assassin scoping out his next job when Anja drops him to his knees, well he falls out of a tree close enough. Anja's crazy Russian grandmother takes a liking to Cole and invites him to the house. Turns out Anja is on the run from a marriage she doesn't want a family that is more than likely trying to kill her. Tired of hiding Anja decides to go back to her home country and make it perfectly clear she is not going to be forced in to a marriage she doesn't want. And because Cole's bear has pretty much already claimed Anja as his mate, he goes along to handle all the killing.Bought by the Bear: Milly TaidenDespite having, in my opinion, a horrible title this was really and adorable story. Josilyn gained custody of her nephew when her sister and her brother-in-law died suddenly in a car accident. Their will stipulated she was to gain custody of Nick and not his paternal grandmother who, although has enough money to support him, is incapable of showing and emotion other than disdain. It wouldn't have been so bad if Josilyn's ex-husband hadn't of ruined her career to the point the only thing available to her was with a maid service. Josilyn's best friend found the perfect temp job for her that pays a buttload, enough money to catch up on her bills and then some, all she has to do is pretend to be a mate to a shifter. Xander's plan of a fake mate to show off to his grandmother was full proof, until he realized there was nothing fake about Josilyn. Xander knew as soon as he saw her she was his true mate. All he has to do is ease her into the idea that the mating is real. This was an enjoyable story, I liked it I would be interested in reading other books in this series.The Alpha and I: Kate BaxterThe longest one in this anthology, also the only one where the bear shifter is the bad guy and probably my least favorite of the three. Not that there is anything really wrong with it I just didn't enjoy it as much as the other two. Devon moved out to Lowman, Idaho to escape an abusive relationship. Liam was out having a normal run with his pack when they were ambushed the next thing he knows he's waking up in a house fifty miles from where he started. Devon rescued the bloodied naked man from the blizzard and brought him home, only he has no idea how he got there. The chemistry is palpable between Devon and Liam but Devon has been burned in the past and is a little wary about anything now. When a body is found in the park Liam can guess what happened and with another blizzard on the way he can only hope they can make it to his pack in time before the vengeful bear shifter catches up to them. There is another anthology coming out later containing book two of these series so keep a lookout.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    Even though I don't normally like to read novellas, usually because they are too rushed, I have to say I really enjoyed this paranormal anthology. I had previously read and enjoyed books by Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden but Kate Baxter was new to me. All three shifter stories were the perfect length, just enough for a good story and character development so that I didn't feel cheated as I often do with novellas. A great introduction to the work of all three authors if you've never read them.
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  • Celia
    January 1, 1970
    In the third story, the main characters abandon their dog in an unheated house, and never come back to him. Seriously. It's a little more than halfway through the story, and the dog is NEVER MENTIONED AGAIN. I would have prefered they took the dog with them on their cross-country blizzard hike and he died of exposure/bear attack than just end the story with no mention of him at all, leaving me to believe he starves or freezes alone. (I mean, he isn't explicitly not-rescued, maybe they came home In the third story, the main characters abandon their dog in an unheated house, and never come back to him. Seriously. It's a little more than halfway through the story, and the dog is NEVER MENTIONED AGAIN. I would have prefered they took the dog with them on their cross-country blizzard hike and he died of exposure/bear attack than just end the story with no mention of him at all, leaving me to believe he starves or freezes alone. (I mean, he isn't explicitly not-rescued, maybe they came home and picked him up before the epilogue started, but I am unhappy about this.) A dog is for life, not for 10 chapters!!
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  • Ann Lorz
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....One of the things that I really love about anthologies is that you can get a quick feel for a new author or get a short story from a author you love to tide you over till their next book comes out. Either way, it works for me. Thanks Fur Last Night is part of three anthologies book coming out. I'm thinking each individual story is part of it's own three book series. I've read two of the three authors and I will admi Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....One of the things that I really love about anthologies is that you can get a quick feel for a new author or get a short story from a author you love to tide you over till their next book comes out. Either way, it works for me. Thanks Fur Last Night is part of three anthologies book coming out. I'm thinking each individual story is part of it's own three book series. I've read two of the three authors and I will admit that out of the two I read I only liked one. Not that I let it stop me from really enjoying and getting into the full book. I planned on reading the author I liked, skipping the author I didn't care for before and reading the new to me author. You know what they say about best laid plans and all that. So I started with Bearing His Sin by Eve Langlais. I haven't before read here but have seen her books around and often thought about it. I have to say, this is the one that I really didn't like. I can't say I found one thing about the story enjoyable. I didn't care for the characters or even the whole idea of the story. This didn't bond well for the rest of the book. I was really worried because I knew that out of the other two authors I only liked one. Because I didn't care for the one Milly Taiden book I read I skipped her story and moved on to Kate Baxter's story next. I already had enough disappointment with the first story. I ended up loving The Alpha and I by Kate Baxter. It was kinda a given since I already like her. The Alpha and I is a wonderful romance with a bit of a mystery in it. Or maybe it's more suspense. Either way, I really loved this story. Laim is hot and you are so happy that Devon has found him. Wait till you read how they met! This story sets you up to want more of this group. So far I have one story I didn't care for and another that I loved. I already knew that I didn't care for Taiden from the one other book I read of hers and I was going to pass on her but then I thought about the fact that I'd be reading the next two books for only Baxter and decided to give Taiden's book a try. That thought made me feel better about agreeing to review this book. Bought By the Bear by Milly Taiden turned out to be very enjoyable. Imagine my surprise when I started reading it and really enjoyed it. I really liked the idea of the story and the characters are funny, touching and there is so much love to go around. I am so glad that I read it and I can't wait for another installment. As a whole I really enjoyed this book. Two out of three that I liked is pretty good odds. Follow me on: https://www.facebook.com/RomancingThe...https://twitter.com/RomancingreaderARC received for a honest review
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    Shifters! I love 'em and I get a kick out of watching them fall all over themselves when they find their special someone.Bearing His Sin - I'm a big Eve Langlais fan, so Cole and Anja's story was a hit with me. Both of them are a little feral, a little crazed, and a little bloodthirsty. Well, more than a little on that last part. They fight. They flirt while fighting (heck, often while fighting with one another). They aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. I have to say, I liked them!Bought by Shifters! I love 'em and I get a kick out of watching them fall all over themselves when they find their special someone.Bearing His Sin - I'm a big Eve Langlais fan, so Cole and Anja's story was a hit with me. Both of them are a little feral, a little crazed, and a little bloodthirsty. Well, more than a little on that last part. They fight. They flirt while fighting (heck, often while fighting with one another). They aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. I have to say, I liked them!Bought by the Bear - Well. By contrast, this story felt disjointed. While Xander and Josie weren't exactly unlikable, things happened that made no sense to me. Sudden attacks by random shifters (how'd they come into contact with the person who set them on their path, anyway?), followed up by the revelation someone was playing a VERY long con. Everything was tied up TOO nicely with some of the reveals and I had a hard time following along with some of the choices the characters made.The Alpha and I - Sexy shifters in the snow. Yep, I have a weakness for those guys. Liam certainly hits all those buttons. Devon, meanwhile, takes the sudden revelation that there's a whole lot more than humans out there pretty well. What can I say? I liked these two. Sexy times in an isolated cabin do it for me.-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
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  • Karen Roma
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks Fur Last Night is a compilation of three novellas by three well-known and best-selling authors. Unfortunately that does not make for three great stories.This is definitely a mix of good, bad and just barely OK; and not in that order. I’m not going to draw this review out, other than to say that Kate Baxter’s contribution ‘The Alpha and I’ is the saving grace of the collection with a story I wished had of gone on longer, which is the only reason this book rates a there star review.
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  • Sandra
    January 1, 1970
    REVIEWI approached reading these novella's with trepidation as I know through checking on Goodreads that both Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden have series that are classed as erotica and it is a genre I usually steer away from, but this anthology is listed as paranormal romance and it was suggested I may enjoy it as I love shifter books so I decided to give it a go. For Kate Baxter I have found her books listed as paranormal romance so feel I should certainly get along with her novella okay. I have REVIEWI approached reading these novella's with trepidation as I know through checking on Goodreads that both Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden have series that are classed as erotica and it is a genre I usually steer away from, but this anthology is listed as paranormal romance and it was suggested I may enjoy it as I love shifter books so I decided to give it a go. For Kate Baxter I have found her books listed as paranormal romance so feel I should certainly get along with her novella okay. I haven't really read anything before by these authors but decided this Anthology would be a great way for me to try out three new authors.The cover background has either an ocean or lake with a bear splashing his way through it, this part of the cover could certainly fit a scene from within the first novella by Eve Langlais. In the foreground of the cover is a rather passionately kissing couple. I love the title with the play on the word Fur/For. I immediately understood it and it made me smile and want to know more about the anthology. The various genres I have seen listed for this anthology are Paranormal, Fantasy and Romance, Anthologies and I agree with those genres. I would also add it to "Novella's" as the Anthology is made up of three novella's. I think the blurbs for each novella give away enough about them so my reviews are merely my personal thoughts and views on the individual title.Bearing His Sin by Eve LanglaisSo I'm being totally honest, as always, this did have rather explicit or what I term as erotica type descriptions which at time were a little off putting, but I guess that's down to my own personal reading preferences and my personal comfort zone. I found this novella a bit slow to start off, and felt it jumped about a bit too much and was in my opinion fragmented somewhat. I stuck with the novella and in the end I found a fairly good read. Would I want to read more titles by Eve Langlais . . hmm maybe. Bought by the Bear by Milly TaidenThis novella was a faster paced read and even though it had some steamy hot scenes they were so well in context that it felt "right". I loved the character of Josilyn, how she is working a quite literally back breaking job to feed herself, but more importantly her nephew Nick, whom she has cared for since his parents died in a car accident. I adored the way the once womaniser Xander was totally out of his depth with Josilyn. I did really enjoy this novella, so much so I've put some other titles by Milly Taiden on my Want To Read List already! I really didn't want this novella to end!The Alpha and I by Kate BaxterThis novella was also a really good read, enough to make me check out the authors other available books too! I love that Liam the Alpha werewolf who is used to everyone doing as he tells them without question has to try and go against his alpha nature and not just tell Devon how things are going to be. I liked the element of the whole will she choose to become a werewolf and the process and was a little disappointed when we didn't get the whole bite scene etc. The third novella in this anthology and the second one that I didn't want to end. I could imagine reading a whole series about the fantastic shifters in this novella! So the anthology as a whole was a really good one. I've discovered two new authors I'd like to read more of. I usually avoid anything that has been labelled erotica like the plague but the publicist that recommended these authors to me thought I would love this anthology, so I decided to give it a go, not knowing what to expect and ended up with a great surprise read and a couple of authors I maybe wouldn't have given a chance before. My immediate thoughts upon finishing this anthology were, Will definitely be checking for other titles by these authors. This anthology definitely allowed me to indulge my love of the werewolf & shifter genre.
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  • Madison Warner Fairbanks
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks Fur Last Night anthology Bearing His Sins by Eve LanglaisA bear shifter assassin and a Russian mob princess make this paranormal romance quite an adventure. Often humorous and sexy, the pace is fast and fun. Meeting a mate can turn your life upside down.Excerpt for writing style:“I’m pretty sure this oak hates me. Which is pretty shortsighted of the tree, given she owned an axe.”Bought by the Bear by Milly TaidenA fake mate for the bear shifter? Nope. Trust the world to throw a curve ball Thanks Fur Last Night anthology Bearing His Sins by Eve LanglaisA bear shifter assassin and a Russian mob princess make this paranormal romance quite an adventure. Often humorous and sexy, the pace is fast and fun. Meeting a mate can turn your life upside down.Excerpt for writing style:“I’m pretty sure this oak hates me. Which is pretty shortsighted of the tree, given she owned an axe.”Bought by the Bear by Milly TaidenA fake mate for the bear shifter? Nope. Trust the world to throw a curve ball. A lot of hot and heavy sex along with f**king, both in dialog and deed. That’s the mating instinct. With a change in perspective, the author takes a couple of steps backwards in time. While it makes sense to cover what happened with each in that timeframe, it temporarily pushed me into confusion until I readjusted. Bottom line steamy and campy and brazen.The Alpha and I By Kate BaxterA naked werewolf can’t hide anything from his mate. But now the danger is stalking closer and he will do everything in his power to protect her.A bit more tension along with suspense in this one. And an alpha that puts himself in harms way. Stupidly in my opinion. But that’s what made it suspenseful.
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  • Patricia Reyes
    January 1, 1970
    “Bearing His Sins” by Eve LanglaisHands down the best short story is “Bearing His Sins” by Eve Langlais. Cole’s witty banter with Anja was smoldering. I also liked Anja’s grandmother.Anja is a Russian mafia princess, and some asshole is trying to force her to marry him. Cole finally finds his mate and he is not going to let someone take her from him. This story was sexy, funny, and action-packed. I can’t wait to read more. Bought by the Bear by Milly TaidenThis is another good read. Josilyn just “Bearing His Sins” by Eve LanglaisHands down the best short story is “Bearing His Sins” by Eve Langlais. Cole’s witty banter with Anja was smoldering. I also liked Anja’s grandmother.Anja is a Russian mafia princess, and some asshole is trying to force her to marry him. Cole finally finds his mate and he is not going to let someone take her from him. This story was sexy, funny, and action-packed. I can’t wait to read more. Bought by the Bear by Milly TaidenThis is another good read. Josilyn just got out of a messy divorce and she is now raising her nephew Nick. She is having a tough time lately and she needs money now. Xander is just trying to get his grandmother off his back about settling down so he hires Josilyn to pretend to be his mate, however, she is actually his mate. The Alpha and I by Kate Baxter This is another very good story. I Devon finds a wounded man and she brings him back to her place to care for him. Liam is a wolf shifter and an Alpha at that. He never expected to find his mate in Sawtooth Wilderness and now he has to convince her to enter into his supernatural world.
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  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    I’m a sucker for a punny title so I immediately snapped up Thanks Fur Last Night when offered by St. Martin’s Press. To my delight, the first book in the anthology was by Eve Langlais. No one writes snarky, sneaky heroines and crazy over the top alphas who banter and insult each other without blinking an eye like Eve Langlais. Bearing His Sin was one of her snappiest, with a rude bear-shifter assassin lumbering and lusting after a foul-mouthed farmer girl. This was snort-your-drink-out funny and I’m a sucker for a punny title so I immediately snapped up Thanks Fur Last Night when offered by St. Martin’s Press. To my delight, the first book in the anthology was by Eve Langlais. No one writes snarky, sneaky heroines and crazy over the top alphas who banter and insult each other without blinking an eye like Eve Langlais. Bearing His Sin was one of her snappiest, with a rude bear-shifter assassin lumbering and lusting after a foul-mouthed farmer girl. This was snort-your-drink-out funny and made me want to re-read my Eve Langlais e-library. The following two stories, Brought By The Bear by Milly Taiden and The Alpha and I by Kate Baxter, had sweet, protective shifter alphas wooing sweet, innocent humans; a very different turn from the sarcastic violence of the first story. They were enjoyable but suffered in comparison by following the explosively funny of .4 stars for Bearing His Sin + 2 stars for Brought By The Bear + 2.5 stars for The Alpha and I = 3.5 starsNote: I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review.
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  •  Reading In Pajamas
    January 1, 1970
    Review & Giveaway: THANKS FUR LAST NIGHT by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden & Kate Baxter https://wp.me/p3d0RZ-azSPublication Date: January 30, 2018Genre: Contemporary RomanceReviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ DonnaRated 4.5 StarsThis was a fun cohesive anthology by three talented writers. All three stories held the same feeling…part humor and part suspense, so you didn’t have to regroup when starting the next story. I liked that a lot. Eve Langlais’ BEARING HIS SINS had some quirky characters Review & Giveaway: THANKS FUR LAST NIGHT by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden & Kate Baxter https://wp.me/p3d0RZ-azSPublication Date: January 30, 2018Genre: Contemporary RomanceReviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ DonnaRated 4.5 StarsThis was a fun cohesive anthology by three talented writers. All three stories held the same feeling…part humor and part suspense, so you didn’t have to regroup when starting the next story. I liked that a lot. Eve Langlais’ BEARING HIS SINS had some quirky characters and fun banter. Just when I thought I had things figured out, the author sent a curveball. I liked that, along with the smoking hot romance. Milly Taiden’s BOUGHT BY THE BEAR was a fun, fast-paced sexy romp. The dangerous excitement blended well with the sexy romance between Josie and Xander. I wish it was longer! Kate Baxter’s THE ALPHA AND I, wasn't as humorous as the others, but it blended so well with the other stories, I didn’t skip a beat. It was a sexy, action packed romance that kept me turning the pages. A nice fast read.*Review copy provided by St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review. ~*~*~*~Kindle http://amzn.to/2DQGvpw
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  • Vânia Nunes
    January 1, 1970
    After I read some books about shape-shifter, I was THRILLED to read this one.But...BUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTT (it's a really big BUT)Sorry. I didn't know if those were serious (fantasy) stories.The first one was so complicated. People arguing and babbling all the time. That should be funny but it was annoying.The second one was a little better, but.. REALLY?? That reason for all that attack (view spoiler)[from her ex (hide spoiler)]? Nope.The third one, I had the feeling the beginning was the same I re After I read some books about shape-shifter, I was THRILLED to read this one.But...BUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTT (it's a really big BUT)Sorry. I didn't know if those were serious (fantasy) stories.The first one was so complicated. People arguing and babbling all the time. That should be funny but it was annoying.The second one was a little better, but.. REALLY?? That reason for all that attack (view spoiler)[from her ex (hide spoiler)]? Nope.The third one, I had the feeling the beginning was the same I read in other books (view spoiler)[Storm. Car crashing. Naked man found injured and taken to the house of the female character (hide spoiler)] .Too bad. I really love this genre, usually makes me laugh, but this book made me feel bothered.1 star ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange of an honest review
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  • Courtney Green
    January 1, 1970
    *ARC for Honest Review from Netgalley*Thank you Authors and PublisherI Give this book 3 StarsThis is Definitely Insta-Love, which is fine but these are really short. IGotta say my absolute favorite is definitely 'The Alpha and I' but it ended way way to soon.I definitely plan on reading more from Kate Baxter
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  • Celeste
    January 1, 1970
    As always great stories by 3 AWESOME authors.
  • Elizabeth Neal
    January 1, 1970
    Review in progress...
  • ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme
    January 1, 1970
    Full disclosure, I picked up this book because I am a fan of Ms. Langlais. I have not read either of the other two authors previously. This anthology did give a decent representation of the authors writing. Bearing His Sin by Eve Langlais was ... unexpected. The twists in this story made me feel as if there were a few contrived and forced plot devices which rubs me the wrong way. Still, I enjoyed this story because frankly, I love Ms. Langlais's writing voice. Her characters are snarky and hilar Full disclosure, I picked up this book because I am a fan of Ms. Langlais. I have not read either of the other two authors previously. This anthology did give a decent representation of the authors writing. Bearing His Sin by Eve Langlais was ... unexpected. The twists in this story made me feel as if there were a few contrived and forced plot devices which rubs me the wrong way. Still, I enjoyed this story because frankly, I love Ms. Langlais's writing voice. Her characters are snarky and hilarious. The dark humour in this story if fantastic for me. Cole's nonchalant manner of how he must kill Anja, his mate, is disturbing yet funny. It takes a reader who enjoys mayhem, violence and sex mixed together with fiery passion to enjoy this story. Fortunately for me, I enjoy all the above and more so this story worked out well for me. I liked the characters, even the crazy grandmother. Is there more to this world? Because I want to read about Anja's shifter neighbors. This anthology starts out promising.Bought by the Bear by Milly Taiden is fair. The story is a bit more on the romance than I prefer. She is a new to me author who writes a sweet romance. The characters were a bit forgettable for me.The Alpha and I by Kate Baxter is a sweet romance. New to me author, Ms. Baxter attracts me with her world building. This is what I like about anthologies; it introduces me to new authors. Now I will need to look up to see if there are more stories in this world. This is also a romance story with the main character, Devon helping out a naked bleeding man unconscious on the side of the road. In this world, shifters are kept secret which makes it more difficult for said naked man to explain what happened to Devon. The story moves fast since it is a novella. The framework of the world and the conflict is easy to follow. The ending comes quickly with a satisfying resolution. This anthology showcases three different writing styles and each one with a bit of quirky humour. Recommended for paranormal romance readers who have a thing for shifters.*provided by NetGalley
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  • melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Probably closer to a 3 1/2 but rounded up.Bearing His Sins: Eve Langlais - She's been a favorite of mine for a while, but it feels like she's just dialing it in as of late. Didn't particularly care for either of the leads, but did like the feisty grandma.Bought by the Bear: Milly Taiden - First I've read of hers, will definitely seek out some more as I loved the storyline even though a bit of the plot got confusing (multiple car crash incidents that blur a bit during part of the story).The Alpha Probably closer to a 3 1/2 but rounded up.Bearing His Sins: Eve Langlais - She's been a favorite of mine for a while, but it feels like she's just dialing it in as of late. Didn't particularly care for either of the leads, but did like the feisty grandma.Bought by the Bear: Milly Taiden - First I've read of hers, will definitely seek out some more as I loved the storyline even though a bit of the plot got confusing (multiple car crash incidents that blur a bit during part of the story).The Alpha and I: Kate Baxter - Again, first I've read by Kate but I'll be seeking more. Solid story and interesting that it was the male's past that came back to haunt the couple as it's usually something in the woman's past in most stories.*Digital review copy provided by NetGalley and the publisher.
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  • Eva
    January 1, 1970
    Three funny and entertaining HEA shifter/werewolf love stories.Bearing His Sins by Eve Langlais:A bear shifter `Assasin for hire` found his "Viking babe". Their banter is funny, blatant and dirty. Add their crazy, noisyand annoying bear and tiger family and you can`t stop laughing....And at the end his sins will bite the alpha bear .... hard.Bought by the Bear by Milly Taiden:A fake girlfriend turns out to be `the true mate`. And the alpha bear, who is used to get what he wants, has to worry abo Three funny and entertaining HEA shifter/werewolf love stories.Bearing His Sins by Eve Langlais:A bear shifter `Assasin for hire` found his "Viking babe". Their banter is funny, blatant and dirty. Add their crazy, noisyand annoying bear and tiger family and you can`t stop laughing....And at the end his sins will bite the alpha bear .... hard.Bought by the Bear by Milly Taiden:A fake girlfriend turns out to be `the true mate`. And the alpha bear, who is used to get what he wants, has to worry about hisplayboy den with `the Twister shower` ... Hilarious!The Alpha and I by Kate Baxter:A women rescued a nacked and unconscious alpha werewolf during a blizzard. For her, he is wearing a T-shirt with the image of a unicorn leaping over a rainbow...I revieved an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Dar
    January 1, 1970
    Bearing His Sin - Eve LanglaisAs expected, this story was a lot of fun and super sexy. From the first moment they met, you knew Anja and Cole weren't any typical couple. Their attraction was immediate, their dark humour matched perfectly, and their bloodthirst on point. While his bear knows she is his mate, the man just follows along until he knows as well. And while Anja plays along, it becomes her reality as well. Family drama and crazy relatives add to the mix, and makes our HEA even more of Bearing His Sin - Eve LanglaisAs expected, this story was a lot of fun and super sexy. From the first moment they met, you knew Anja and Cole weren't any typical couple. Their attraction was immediate, their dark humour matched perfectly, and their bloodthirst on point. While his bear knows she is his mate, the man just follows along until he knows as well. And while Anja plays along, it becomes her reality as well. Family drama and crazy relatives add to the mix, and makes our HEA even more of an d'awwww momentBought by the bear - Milly TaidenThis was okay. The premise was good, but there were so many things in the storyline that were off, it was distracting. Why did the grandmother want Nick so badly? Really, only for money, that seems weak. The whole side story with the wolves, was I supposed to know or care? Why was something so seemingly sad and big stuck in the middle of this book? If Josie's ex really hated her that much, how did they court, get married, and stay together and she never noticed. It seems he has always hated her, so either has was a perfect actor, which seems unlikely, or she was completely naive, again, seems unlikelyFinally, and this is my rant portion, why, oh, why, in books do authours believe that if they have a character who is made fun of for their weight, they can make fun of those making fun of them, by making fun of their weight. STOP IT! It is school yard antics and name calling. There is no need, and it shows a lack of integrity. It goes both ways, so when you see a character being judged because they are too heavy, and they brush it off because the too skinny person must be hungry, it is perpetuating the problem. In life, if that happens, both people are jerks, it is the same in books. Love your size, whatever it is, but don't judge others, no matter what their size, because then you are just as badRant done, obviously, book not enjoyedThe Alpha and I - Kate BaxterNow this book I loved! This was the pick of the group for me. Devon is escaping her past in a small town when she runs across Liam, literally, in the middle of a blizzard. While she feels the sparks for him immediately, he feels something even more. His past is a threat to them both, and while the figure out the attraction between them, the action never stops. He is being pursued, and she is in danger because of it. Only lingering question for me - what happened to her dog?
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  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks Fur Last Night is a box set with the following Titles totaling around 400 pages: Bearing His Sin by Eve Langlais;Bought by the Bear by Milly Taiden;The Alpha and I by Kate Baxter;This is a great box set to get 'your feet wet' with shifter romances. I really enjoyed this set! So much so that it made me hunt down the authors to find more books from them. Loved this set and would recommend it.
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  • Questian
    January 1, 1970
    This is another anthology from a set of lovely sets of authors.Bearing His Sin by Eve Langlais~Is a bit confusing, fast phased and funny. The narration was confusing, with the way the characters were ,throwing line with abandon. It was a bit hard to keep track of the conversation. But if you analyze everything, it really amusing to read the way they interact with each other.Bought by the Bear~is your normal woes of a parent...well an aunt that has to raise her nephew, that is being hindered by t This is another anthology from a set of lovely sets of authors.Bearing His Sin by Eve Langlais~Is a bit confusing, fast phased and funny. The narration was confusing, with the way the characters were ,throwing line with abandon. It was a bit hard to keep track of the conversation. But if you analyze everything, it really amusing to read the way they interact with each other.Bought by the Bear~is your normal woes of a parent...well an aunt that has to raise her nephew, that is being hindered by the nephew's grandmother. This is actually a good story, what are the chances that you will meet your actual mate? And I love how this turned out to be.The Alpha and I~Somewhat is a bit different in the terms of this anthology. For one, this has the most actions, and the second, Liam is a werewolf, not a bear. Yeah, he is being chased by a bear, but heck! It's a good addition to the series. ~~~In retrospect the three stories are nice. I know, I know....nice is not a good word. You need to remember, in every new series, the 1st book would carry the expectation of the readers. Hence, I am not going to judge this book in a bad way because I like reading it. In spite of the ups and downs of it, it will all come down if you enjoyed reading it, which is I did. Another series to look forward to! Keep it coming!
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  • Les Chroniques Aléatoires
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks Fur Last Night est une anthologie de nouvelles inédites qui ont un thème en commun : les métamorphes ours. Connaissant toutes les auteures présentes dedans, j’ai voulu tenter ma chance, même si dans le cas précis il y en avait une qui m’avait laissé un mauvais souvenir, la seconde peut faire du bon comme du mauvais et la troisième me fait de l’œil depuis bien longtemps. Au final, j’aurais eu le droit à du très mauvais, du qui tient la route et du bon avec un gros potentiel de série à la c Thanks Fur Last Night est une anthologie de nouvelles inédites qui ont un thème en commun : les métamorphes ours. Connaissant toutes les auteures présentes dedans, j’ai voulu tenter ma chance, même si dans le cas précis il y en avait une qui m’avait laissé un mauvais souvenir, la seconde peut faire du bon comme du mauvais et la troisième me fait de l’œil depuis bien longtemps. Au final, j’aurais eu le droit à du très mauvais, du qui tient la route et du bon avec un gros potentiel de série à la clé.Bearing His Sin d’Eve Langlais (6/20) :Eve Langlais est une auteure que l’on connait en France et pas forcément pour une bonne raison. La dernière fois que j’ai lu quelque chose d’elle, je me suis posée une question pendant longtemps… « Mais pourquoi est-ce que j’ai lu ça ?! » et franchement là je suis à deux doigts de me poser encore cette question… Que ce soit en anglais ou en français, Eve Langlais et moi ça ne colle pas du tout…Cole est un métamorphe ours, assassin de profession qui est un gros connard misogyne qui a du mal à s’exprimer sauf pour sortir des obscénités et des blagues à deux balles. Et Anja n’est pas vraiment mieux dans le genre… Elle se fait passer pour une simple fermière alors qu’elle manie les flingues comme si c’était des prolongements de ses mains et côté blagues crasses pourries, elle se bat avec Cole pour prendre la première place.Ne parlons pas de leur relation qui est sans grand intérêt, c’est un jeu du chat et de la souris qui vous fatiguera au bout de 2 chapitres. Heureusement qu’il y a la grand-mère d’Anja qui sauve la mise côté intérêt, mais ça s’arrête là. Bien qu’elle soit amusante, ça ne changera pas que l’histoire n’a ni queue, ni tête, aucun sens de logique, ça part dans tous les sens. Cette fois-ci c’est certain, je ne lirais plus rien de cette auteure.Bought by the Bear de Milly Taiden (13/20) :Milly Taiden est une auteure que je connais déjà pour ses romances paranormales et elle m’a autant surprise que déçue. Ici, on va dire qu’elle s’en sort mais pas avec les compliments du jury. Les personnages sont assez intéressants, y comprit les personnages secondaires (encore une grand-mère qui assure d’ailleurs) mais l’histoire était un peu trop tiré par les cheveux sur certains points.Josilyn est au bord du gouffre. Après le décès de sa sœur et de son époux, sans parler de son ex-mari qui lui a fait bien des crasses avant de la laisser sur la paille, elle a dû prendre un travail peu gratifiant afin de pouvoir continuer à nourrir son neveu. Mais même comme ça elle n’arrive plus à joindre les deux bouts et c’est là que sa meilleure amie a eu l’idée de l’inscrire sur un site de rencontre qui permet à des métamorphes de trouver des fausses compagnes contre une modique somme. Josilyn est quelqu’un de simple, généreuse et droite, du coup cet emploi la gêne beaucoup (hum… sauf pour sauter sur le fameux métamorphe). Xander a donc payer pour qu’elle passe pour sa compagne auprès de sa grand-mère mais le hasard a voulu que Josie est sa véritable compagne. Il est un mâle alpha basique avec de la générosité, de l’humour et de la tendresse en bonus. Mais il va devoir bosser pour gagner les faveurs de la demoiselle.Pour ce qui est de leur relation, tout se déroule rapidement, en très peu de temps. Ils n’ont pas réellement le temps de se connaitre mais quand l’ours décide, bah… il décide quoi. Il y a aussi un peu de suspens avec une histoire d’agression et de mise en danger pour l’humaine et c’est là que ça devient un peu trop n’importe quoi. Même s’il y a une bonne base, le format de nouvelle a forcé à l’auteur à prendre des raccourcis peu judicieux qui donnent une impression de bâcler et c’est bien dommage !The Alpha and I de Kate Baxter (15/20) :Bien que le héros soit un loup-garou et non pas un métamorphe ours (rôle du méchant ici), The Alpha and I est clairement la meilleure nouvelle de l’anthologie et j’avais bien raison de garder un œil sur Kate Baxter. Elle a réussit à créer en quelques pages seulement un univers intéressant qui bien que se basant sur des bases peu originales, a su avoir quelques surprises et originalités. Je pense que c’est un bon prologue pour une série bien plus développée, surtout avec l’épilogue qui laisse la porte ouverte à bien des choses.Devon est une jeune femme qui a dû fuir à ex un peu trop possessif qui aurait fini par l’enfermer, si ce n’est la tuer. Elle tient un bar dans une petite bourgade paumée au milieu de nulle part et elle tombe sur un mec nu plein de sang un soir en pleine tempête après le boulot. Rien que la façon dont elle le sauve est dingue, mais le fait de le ramener chez elle l’est tout autant. Devon a beau être réaliste, se méfier de tout, elle reste parfois bien naïve et trop gentille. Liam (le mec à poil dans la neige) est un loup-garou alpha (à ne pas confondre avec les métamorphes) qui a perdu la mémoire après avoir été attaqué la nuit de la pleine lune. C’est un homme sûr de lui qui porte bien des fardeaux sur ses épaules, en plus d’une compagne fraîchement découverte par hasard.Les choses collent tout de suite en eux et on peut remercier le lien surnaturel qui les réunit pour ça, ça facilite bien des choses au loup. Tout se déroule vite, mais sans que Devon apparaissent comme une fille facile, bien au contraire, elle a toujours son libre arbitre et fait ses propres choix. Leur relation va rapidement devoir faire face à des obstacles surnaturels et bien développés par l’auteur, on n’est pas un seul instant dans l’ignorance, il y a des réponses à tout. C’est d’ailleurs pour cela que c’est intéressant à lire, la mythologie est vraiment bien développée pour une nouvelle et Owen (bêta de Liam) est un personnage auquel on s’attache rapidement qui a le potentiel pour être protagoniste. J’espère sincèrement que l’auteure va pousser cette intrigue davantage avec d’autres histoires !
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  • Tracie Runge
    January 1, 1970
    Bearing His Sin - Eve LanglaisBought by the Bear – Millie TaidenThe Alpha and I – Kate Baxter3 authors I love but I have to say these stories missed big time.
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