A sexy, well-crafted paranormal romance that succeeds with smart characters and creative worldbuilding.

MATING INSTINCT

Lupine shifter Jayce Kazan left Kat Saburova in order to protect her from a perilous, immortal existence, despite his passion for her. Now that she’s been turned, can he forgive himself for not being there when she needed him most, while keeping her safe from the people determined to kill them all?

As an ancient law enforcer for the otherworldly shifters, Jayce has kept his passions in check and his involvement with humans to a minimum, until he meets Kat Saburova. No woman—human or shifter—has ever tantalized him like Kat does, but when he refuses to make their relationship permanent, she leaves him. A year later, Kat is kidnapped by an anti-shifter hate group, and her injuries are so life-threatening that a shifter friend saves her by turning her. Jayce can’t forgive himself for not keeping her safe and for not being the one to turn her. Now that she’s a shifter, he’s determined to hone her skills so she’ll always be safe, while also convincing her that she can depend on him and share her life with him. Jayce is the sexiest thing Kat has ever encountered, and as willing as she is to hop back into his bed, she knows she can’t trust him. As a brand new shifter, she’s angry and vulnerable yet determined never to be a victim again, which is a good thing, since there’s a serious threat on the loose, and it has shifters and Kat in particular in its cross hairs. Katie Reus’ third book in the Moon Shifter series is a fast-paced page turner that keeps her romantic suspense/paranormal audience engaged and intrigued. Jayce is a mega–alpha male, both enthralled and infuriated by his intrepid mate, who is bravely facing the trauma of her recent kidnapping experience and the reality of her new life.

A sexy, well-crafted paranormal romance that succeeds with smart characters and creative worldbuilding.

Pub Date: March 5, 2013

ISBN: 978-0-451-23960-0

Page Count: 368

Publisher: Signet Eclipse/NAL

Review Posted Online: Jan. 20, 2013

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 2013

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With frank language and patient plotting, this gangly teen crush grows into a confident adult love affair.

LOVE AND OTHER WORDS

Eleven years ago, he broke her heart. But he doesn’t know why she never forgave him.

Toggling between past and present, two love stories unfold simultaneously. In the first, Macy Sorensen meets and falls in love with the boy next door, Elliot Petropoulos, in the closet of her dad’s vacation home, where they hide out to discuss their favorite books. In the second, Macy is working as a doctor and engaged to a single father, and she hasn’t spoken to Elliot since their breakup. But a chance encounter forces her to confront the truth: what happened to make Macy stop speaking to Elliot? Ultimately, they’re separated not by time or physical remoteness but by emotional distance—Elliot and Macy always kept their relationship casual because they went to different schools. And as a teen, Macy has more to worry about than which girl Elliot is taking to the prom. After losing her mother at a young age, Macy is navigating her teenage years without a female role model, relying on the time-stamped notes her mother left in her father’s care for guidance. In the present day, Macy’s father is dead as well. She throws herself into her work and rarely comes up for air, not even to plan her upcoming wedding. Since Macy is still living with her fiance while grappling with her feelings for Elliot, the flashbacks offer steamy moments, tender revelations, and sweetly awkward confessions while Macy makes peace with her past and decides her future.

With frank language and patient plotting, this gangly teen crush grows into a confident adult love affair.

Pub Date: April 10, 2018

ISBN: 978-1-5011-2801-1

Page Count: 416

Publisher: Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2018

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 2018

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Heartfelt and funny, this enemies-to-lovers romance shows that the best things in life are all-inclusive and nontransferable...

THE UNHONEYMOONERS

An unlucky woman finally gets lucky in love on an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii.

From getting her hand stuck in a claw machine at age 6 to losing her job, Olive Torres has never felt that luck was on her side. But her fortune changes when she scores a free vacation after her identical twin sister and new brother-in-law get food poisoning at their wedding buffet and are too sick to go on their honeymoon. The only catch is that she’ll have to share the honeymoon suite with her least favorite person—Ethan Thomas, the brother of the groom. To make matters worse, Olive’s new boss and Ethan’s ex-girlfriend show up in Hawaii, forcing them both to pretend to be newlyweds so they don’t blow their cover, as their all-inclusive vacation package is nontransferable and in her sister’s name. Plus, Ethan really wants to save face in front of his ex. The story is told almost exclusively from Olive’s point of view, filtering all communication through her cynical lens until Ethan can win her over (and finally have his say in the epilogue). To get to the happily-ever-after, Ethan doesn’t have to prove to Olive that he can be a better man, only that he was never the jerk she thought he was—for instance, when she thought he was judging her for eating cheese curds, maybe he was actually thinking of asking her out. Blending witty banter with healthy adult communication, the fake newlyweds have real chemistry as they talk it out over snorkeling trips, couples massages, and a few too many tropical drinks to get to the truth—that they’re crazy about each other.

Heartfelt and funny, this enemies-to-lovers romance shows that the best things in life are all-inclusive and nontransferable as well as free.

Pub Date: May 14, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5011-2803-5

Page Count: 416

Publisher: Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: March 3, 2019

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15, 2019

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