by January Bain
GENRE: paranormal romance, billionaire werewolf
Never run from a wolf! Isadora Champagne is a witch on a dangerous mission to take down Lucius Luceres. That bad boy Alpha billionaire doesn’t deserve to have it all his way. Thinks he can dump her baby sister after a one-night stand and get away with it! But now that she’s met the shifter, keeping her heart safe from him is going to cost more than a curse to stop him, it just might cost her a pack with the devil himself.
Lucius of the House of Luceres is an alpha werewolf, secure in his bad-to-the-bone reputation. But when confronted by the beautiful Isadora one fateful night, even he can’t help but notice the extreme attraction that instantly ignites between them. But what he hadn’t counted on was how useful her magic gifts can be to the House of Luceres when one of their own goes missing.
Will he be able to set aside the centuries of mistrust that has existed between witches and shifters and allow her special brand of courage and caring heal even the most jaded heart?
“I’m on my way.” I snapped my phone off and strode toward the bank of elevators on the main floor of the casino.
Idiots. One more damn thing that needed my attention. Some of our human employees acted more like children during a full moon, even though our wolves had a far more ancient right to howl. Fighting over a female. Again. Damn it.
The final night of the Lupercalia festival and my wolf was craving some no-holds-barred sex. Or I’d be a candidate for moon sickness, like my pussy-whipped twin had had the audacity to suggest earlier tonight. He finds his Forever Mate and suddenly he’s the expert. A twinge of jealousy I couldn’t quite ignore made me even more pissed off.
Cristaldo marking his one-year anniversary of his marriage to Everly was making him far too smug. Yeah, right, like I couldn’t control my urges. I’m the enforcer for our pack. No need for a mate. Love ’em and leave ’em had worked so far and allowed me all the time necessary to do my job to the very best of my ability.
Pack safety was my number one priority, no matter that I secretly envied my brother his gorgeous mate. Something I’d not be sharing with anyone was that my nights had become lonelier since I’d watched that pair walk around like lovesick puppies, forever fawning over the other. When was their damn honeymoon going to end anyway? Surely a year of sweet nothings was sufficient to bond them forever?
Stepping onto the first available elevator, I caught an amazing scent in the small space. My nose wrinkled with keen interest. Neither entirely human nor wolf, but totally intoxicating with a powerful range of uplifting notes combined with an earthy lust that held my full attention. What is this? I narrowed my eyes at the lone occupant. A female stunning even by Vegas standards leaned against the gold railing opposite me, watching me intently. A goddess standing near six feet tall, just a few inches shorter than myself and impossible to ignore, with her siren-red dress barely covering the essentials.
And what essentials. Long bare legs that went on for miles, curvy hips that nipped into a tiny waist, and full breasts that led up to a Madonna-like face surrounded by loose waves of shiny light auburn hair, a shade richer than strawberry blond. My wolf fired to full alert, mirroring my rapidly hardening cock. She’s mine. I had never heard him so certain.
I’m sad. This series has ended unless Ms. Bain continues it with the cousins. And I’d be all about reading the cousins’ books. This series is that good. Ms. Bain brings in a trope that I love: billionaire/alpha male. The House of Luceres is a terrific world that she has created. With this book, she just adds another layer. Vegas is still in play. However, this book takes a trip to places that are a lot more interesting. Including a trip to Hades.
Isadora is a trip. Most of the time, I was laughing at her dialogue and what she was up to. Yes, the book cracked me up. I still thought she was a strong woman and gave Lucius a run for his money. It made these two for each other. From the first meeting to the last page, the chemistry is off the charts. Not to mention the smexy times that they shared. Oh, and the little surprise in the end. Ms. Bain has a gift for dialogue, and it shines between Lucius and Isadora. Again, the laughter and how these two finally connect on an emotional level. Did they drive each other crazy? Yes, but that is half the fun.
Ms. Bain brings the twists and turns that even I couldn’t figure out in the end. Overall, the plot is perfectly executed. Fast-paced, funny, emotional, but it’s about family. The core of the book is family. The family we are born with and the family that finds us. Ms. Bain gets to the core of family and executes it in this series; especially with this one. I dare you to find it different.
Overall, I just love Ms. Bain and her stories. This one is no exception. Isadora and Lucius are terrific. Not to mention that we get to see the twins and their wives again. *sigh* Do yourself a favor and read the series. And yes, this one is my favorite. Sue me.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
January Bain has wished on every falling star, every blown-out birthday candle, and every coin thrown in a fountain to be a storyteller. To share the tales of high adventure, mysteries, and full-blown thrillers she has dreamed of all her life. The story you now have in your hands is the compilation of a lot of things manifesting itself for this special series. Hundreds of hours spent researching the unusual and the mundane have come together to create books that features strong women who live life to the fullest, wild adventures full of twists and unforeseen turns, and hot complicated men who aren’t afraid to take risks. She can only hope her stories will capture your imagination.
If you are looking for January Bain, you can find her hard at work every morning without fail in her office with her furry baby, Ling Ling. And, of course, she’s married to the most romantic man! Who once famously remarked to her inquiry about buying fresh flowers for their home every week, “Give me one good reason why not?” Leaving her speechless and knocking her head against the proverbial wall for being so darn foolish. She loves flowers.
If you wish to connect in the virtual world she is easily found on Facebook. Oh, and she loves to talk books…
Blog Address – http://januarybainjourney.blogspot.ca/
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January Bain will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.