Tuesday, August 11, 2015

BEAR 'N DIRTY by Vella Day

Series:  Southern Shifters #14
Author:  Vella Day
Publish Date:   08.11.15
Publisher:  Kindle Worlds
Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Vella Day (in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads link: Bear ‘N Dirty
Date completed: 08.08.2015

Description from the publisher:
Jett Anderson would take banishment from her bear clan any day of the week over an arranged marriage. Hell, the whole clan could come after her for all she cared, which was why when she crossed the Canadian border into the US she didn’t even glance back.

Her luck runs out in Deals Gap, North Carolina, however, when her car breaks down. Unable to find cell reception, the only place to ask for help is a biker bar called the Dark Moon Roadhouse that’s full of shifters—none of whom are bears—and their reception has her running.

Wolf hybrid, Deke Warner, takes one look at the totally hot woman and knows he’s met his mate. Determined to claim her for his own, he offers to help by fixing her car. Too bad, the Blackwood Clan has other ideas for her and causes a heap of problems.

Their passion is off the charts, and Deke’s falling for her with each passing hour. What will it take to win her heart and convince her to stay?

This is the 14th book in the Southern Shifters series, created in collaboration with nine authors so far.  Each book stands on its own.   Of course, I’ve never met a series that I didn’t want to read them all.  (Now I want the rest of these as well!)

The storyline was well thought-out with just enough surprises to keep my attention.  I loved the story and then to find out that it is part of a series that was brought to mind by multiple authors sharing a world of shifter?  That was icing on the cake!

I love Deke.  He is sincere, sweet, hot, and full of surprises.  Jett never really grew on me.  She seemed too stand-offish most of the time with an air of superiority.  I know the author was trying to portray vulnerability and low self-esteem, but that’s not how it felt to me.  Of course, my own days of vulnerability and low self-esteem (which are behind me, thank God) had me often labeled as stand-offish, so maybe I should say, “well done!”  On the other hand, Jett was in a new country, with new and sometimes terrifying people, and discovering a mate who was not only not the same breed, but also younger than her.  That would put the guards up for most people, right?

This is the first book I have read from Vella Day.  I definitely do not want it to be my last, whether in this world of shifters or in one of her other worlds.

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

The Southern Shifters series:
  1. Dirty Sexy Furry (Eliza Gayle)
  2. Mate Night (Eliza Gayle)
  3. Alpha Knows Best (Eliza Gayle)
  4. Bad Kitty (Eliza Gayle)
  5. Be WERE (Eliza Gayle)
  6. Shiftin’ Dirty (Eliza Gayle)
  7. Impawsible (Celia Kyle)
  8. Scents & Scentability (Heather Long)
  9. Bear Sentry (Ruby Shae)
  10. Lion for Her (Brandy Walker)
  11. Bearly Dreaming (Ellis Leigh)
  12. Furever After (Michelle Fox)
  13. Dangerous Prey (Erika Mastern)
  14. Bear ‘N Dirty (Vella Day)

Other Books from Vella Day:
Pack Wars Series:
1.      Taming Their Mate
2.      Claiming Their Mate
3.      Rescuing Their Virgin Mate
4.      Loving Their Vixen Mate
5.      Fighting for Their Mate
6.      Enticing Their Mate (coming soon)
Montana Promises Series:
1.      Promises of Mercy
2.      Foundations for Three
3.      Montana Fire
4.      Hart to Hart
5.      Burning Seduction
Rock Hard, Montana Series:
1.      Montana Desire
2.      Awakening Passions
Hidden Hills Shifters Series:
1.      An Unexpected Diversion
2.      Bare Instincts
3.      Shifting Destinies
4.      Embracing Fate
5.      Promises Unbroken (coming soon)

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