It’s sad when your own family is being disinterested and mean. The way Talia (Tally) thought life was supposed to be, isn’t, so she was going to make sure she doesn’t end up like her parents. Her luck in men and relationships pretty much sucks. So much so, she would be swearing off men entirely if she didn’t need a date.
I adored Aunt Gerri. She was full of sass and knowing, oh and Grandma Kate…absolutely amazing, loved her at first meeting. Those were the secondary characters, so it’s not surprising that I simply loved the lead characters.
A pair of shifters looking for their third, decide to go on a date with Tally and they completely set the world as she knows it on tilt. It’s amazing how one can be taken out of their norm, or what most see as normal. Theron and Connor complement each other and their third will be the balance. It was amazing how it all fit, the needs, the wants, the patience that both men showed Tally giving her time to either accept or move on.
All three eat, slept and breathed sex in the whole time they were in the “get to knowing stage”. It was complete, hot and intense and worded perfectly. The descriptions were so “brings you into the room” vivid, it even make me squirm a bit but in the best possible way. Awesome job.
The only thing I can find wrong with this is that I have to wait for the second book, but thankfully not too long. Geek Bearing Gifts should be available soon. Don’t worry, Twice the Growl is pretty much a stand-alone, but it was easy to guess that there is another character’s story coming. Ms. Taiden is a first time author for me and I loved her style and writing. I found this short story to be an almost perfect length to read, and kept me interested enough to read it in one sitting. I’d recommend this to anyone one that loves paranormal and shifters in particular. Enjoy
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