Mating Needs by Milly Taiden – Review & Giveaway
A cougar shifter meets his mate and match in this latest sexy paranormal adventure in the A.L.F.A. series as another Alpha League Federal Agent finds love and passion in the midst of danger by the New York Times bestselling author of Elemental Mating.
Mating Needs by Milly Taiden is the second book in her A.L.F.A series. When I read the first book in this series (Elemental Mating), I had mixed feelings and was not sure I would continue reading this, but since I did like the shifter theme, I decided I would give the next book a chance. I am glad I did. I really enjoyed Mating Needs. This book also had a lot of humor, but it was very well done, and seriously fun, exciting and endearing throughout the book.
Ameralla Capone, our heroine, is a Mafia princess, who is totally different than most princesses. When we meet Amie, she is doing personal business in her bank, when a robbery occurs. Amie recognizes two of her cousins behind the robbery attempt, with one getting killed. Amie is beside herself to watch her good cousin die, and despite the danger, tells the detective she will testify what she saw against her bad cousin.
Frank Dubois, our hero, is a member of the A.L.F. A. ( Alpha League Federal Agent), who is assigned to be the bodyguard for Amie. But when they meet, there is a big surprise….Frank and Amie were lovers back in their college days, when she up and left him. Frank has never forgotten Amie, who is the love of his life and as it turns out..his Mate. Frank is a cougar shifter, which helps him be one of the best agents A.L.F.A. needs.
Amie is in trouble, as her Mafia uncle will do anything to find her. Unbeknownst to most people, Amie has a young son, whom she worries about because he has some strange quirks, like claws coming out on his hands. Amie thinks the boy is seriously ill, and tries to teach him to not show anyone.
What follows is Amie and Frank spending all their spare time together, as this second chance romance builds very quickly. The lust for each other is sizzling hot, something neither can resist. This is definitely a sexy romance, with lots of sexual scenes. But the best part of this story, is the fun when Frank takes Amie to live in his mom’s house in home town (all shifters) to protect her. I loved this part, as it was a blast, especially since Amie did not know about shifters. The townspeople were great, as Amie shows the women how to dress, or change their business to look nicer and how to treat their men. I got such a kick out of the comments made early on that almost gave away the secret….send the cat; she has many bunnies; he’s a wolf, etc. When Amie finds the truth, she did accept it really well, and laughed at those hints.
Mating Needs turned out to be an exciting suspense story line, but the fun humor elevated this to a different level that made this book such a enjoyable read. You can read this very well as a standalone. Milly Taiden won me over in this book.
Reviewed by Barb
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