Friday, February 20, 2015


Series:  Sassy Mates #4
Author:  Milly Taiden
Publish Date:   01.27.15
Publisher:  Latin Goddess Press
Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Milly Taiden (in exchange for an honest review)
Tour by:  Wickedly Innocent Promotions
Date completed: 02.13.15
Goodreads link: The Mate Challenge

Description from the publisher:
Sassy Mates Book 4 ~ Emma and Mason

Emma Ferro wants nothing more than to accept Mason Wolfe’s offer to be his mate. He’s wild, sexy and can do things with his tongue that should be illegal. But Mason is also overwhelming her with his need to protect and keep her out of trouble. He needs to live and let live. It’s not like she’s killed anyone...yet. Until he learns she’s an independent woman, he’s going to stay waiting.

Mason Wolfe has a problem of the short, sassy and curvy kind. Every time he leaves Emma alone, he knows she’s going to get into trouble. It’s getting to the point he’s ready to slap a tracker on her butt just to keep his sanity. He’s busy holding down the pack, helping with fighting new rogues and a secondary threat that’s come to town.

When Emma goes searching for a missing girl, she finds a lot more going on in Blue Creek than even the biggest shifters are aware of. With the help of the least likely person, she’ll put herself on the line in order to save the ones she loves. Mason will have to find a way to help Emma or face losing her forever.

Reader Note: This book contains wild and growly sex (the hot and sweaty kind), adult language (dirty talk is our middle name), and violence. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like a domineering wolf on a mouthy curvy girl, then this is right up your alley. Enjoy!

This is the fifth book in the Sassy Mates series.  These are best when all are read and in order

What I absolutely loved about this book – what made it different – was that Emma never thought she didn’t want Mason.  She was sure and he was sure from the first time she visited the Wolfe house.  He took one look at her at the door, hauled her in and kissed her on the spot.  She may have had another boyfriend at the time, but he knew.... KNEW .... that he just had to be patient and wait.  Even when she was ready, she was determined that he see her as an independent, mature woman capable of holding her own in the world – and she’s determined to do it all at his side!  Hooray for a strong, yet feminine woman!!

As always, Milly Taiden brings plenty of humor, tension, and hot, hot alpha male sex.  This time that alpha male has his alpha female stirring things up too!

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

Sassy Mates series:
  1. Scent of a Mate
  2. A Mate’s Bite
  3. Unexpectedly Mated
  4. A Sassy Wedding
  5. The Mate Challenge
Other Books from this Author:
  • Wynter’s Captive
  • Their Second Chance
  • Fate’s Wish
  • A Hero Scarred (BBW Interracial Romance)
Alpha Project Series:

      1.    Wolf Fever
Black Meadow Pack Series:

      1.      Sharp Change
      2.      Caged Heat
Federal Paranormal Unit Series:
  1. Wolf Protector
  2. Dangerous Protector

The first time she’d met him, she’d been visiting Ellie’s house to work on a project together and bam! Mason opened the front door, took one look at her and hauled her inside. What came next was something she’d never forget. She’d gotten a single look at Mason with his spiky short hair and crazy number of arm tattoos, nipple piercings and forgot how to talk. Then there was the immediate first kiss. Any other guy to try that and she’d have decked him, but Mason caught her off guard. He told her she was his and proceeded to kiss her like she was the love of his life. Stupid shifter and his sexy tongue. He’d destroyed her thinking ability way back when. Still, Emma wasn’t going to let some shifter tell her what to do. She didn’t care how sexy he was. She ignored his advances and proceeded to tell him she had a boyfriend, which she did at the time. Did he care? Not at all. He went on to tell her he’d wait because he knew in time she’d be his. Cocky asshole. Though Mason was an amazing man, he was a protector, which was sweet, but that led to him trying to tell her what to do. Her father had done that for too many years of her life and she was not going there again. Not with mutt.

Taiden, Milly (2015-01-27). The Mate Challenge (BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance) (Sassy Mates Book 4) (Kindle Locations 76-86). Latin Goddess Press. Kindle Edition.

Thank you [Wickedly Innocent Promotions] for hosting this tour.


  1. The Mate Challenge sounds like a very interesting book to read. :)

  2. Wow can't wait to read this series :) Love characters like this.
    I love how you review a book you cover every aspect a reader would and comment about it. I have never read one like it.
    You are an fabulous original. <3

  3. Wow I can't wait to read this series now. I love characters like this.
    I love how you review the whole book and restate the series it belongs with.
    You are fabulously original in your reviews, Thank you for sharing.

  4. Love that the grammar is spot on. This is one I will read!

  5. Lovely review! I've got this one next up on my reading list to read. I love these books!
    Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures