Review: Wolf Nip by Vivian Arend

Wolf Nip (Granite Lake Wolves, #6)

Cat got your tongue?
Tessa Williams is looking to make her mark outside the family business, and the unusual landlocked paddle wheeler she spots in Haines, Alaska, strikes her as the perfect location. Only the owner is being difficult, refusing to sell. Still, she’s sure that replacing her written queries with a little in-person charm is all she’ll need to shortly have her Eco-tour B&B on the road to success.
Local wolf-slash-owner of said vessel, Mark Weaver, isn’t hanging on to the landmark building out of spite. There are more reasons for holding back the sale than are easily explained on paper. A face-to-face meeting to resolve the matter only confounds it—when Mark recognizes Tessa as his mate.
But she’s a cat…and cats don’t do insta-mates.
The sexual attraction between them isn’t in question, just everything else. He wants her. She wants twue wuv. His wolf can’t figure out what the holdup is. Her cat thinks the entire situation, and the pack, are rather amusing.
Somewhere in here is the beginning of a beautiful relationship—if they don’t drive each other mad.
Warning: One hyper cat, one laid-back wolf. Inappropriate use of permanent markers, and a heaping side dish of cat/dog jokes. Shenanigans (read: nookie) in front of a roaring fire. Spiced liberally with sarcasm. Enjoy!

Title: Wolf Nip
Author: Vivian Arend
Series: Granite Lake Wolves
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1619214520
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: February 12th 2013
Number of pages: 108

 
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Another fast and very fun story from these extremely horny wolves. I especially liked this one because it showed a different relationship. I never would’ve thought of mixing a wolf and a cat, but it kinda turned up really good, because these two are so perfect together.

Tessa is so vibrant and full of live, but has a few fears about success because of her family business and how much she doesn’t like water. So this new venture is actually everything she was hoping to start new, but Mark is really sweet and discovered right away she’s the perfect woman for him after his wolf scratched mate loudly.

It was really fun to read Tessa falling in love and trying to accepted the mating progress, because she was basically afraid, but everything turned up really fine and we could see a few of those other couples making an appearance now and them.

SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Wolf Signs
#2 – Wolf Flight
#2.1 – First Howl
#2.2 – Second Howl

#3 – Wolf Games

#4 – Wolf Tracks
#5 – Wolf Line
#6 – Wolf Nip

Wolf Signs (Granite Lake Wolves, #1) Wolf Flight (Granite Lake Wolves, #2) First Howl (Granite Lake Wolves, #2.1) Second Howl (Granite Lake Wolves, #2.2) Wolf Games (Granite Lake Wolves, #3) Wolf Tracks (Granite Lake Wolves, #4) Wolf Line (Granite Lake Wolves, #5) Wolf Nip (Granite Lake Wolves, #6)

Review: Rocky Mountain Angel by Vivian Arend

Rocky Mountain Angel (Six Pack Ranch, #4)

Allison Parker needs a convincing excuse to come home to Rocky Mountain House. A hopelessly romantic reason that won’t let her mother suspect the truth—that Allison has discovered Mom is keeping a terrible secret from the family.
Gabe Coleman is struggling with two of the roughest parts of ranching: dealing with his bull-headed mule of a father, and making enough to pay the bills. When his old friend Allison offers to help him develop his ideas for organic ranching—in trade for pretending to be her fiancé—it sounds like the perfect set-up.
Yet the deception leads them in an unexpected direction, where their shared daily hells are erased by nights of heavenly distraction. It’s not supposed to be real, but once the gates are opened, there’s no denying they’ve found in each other a little bit of Paradise.
To break free of the past and face the future, though, will take more than temporary pleasures. It’ll take putting their hearts on the line.
Product Warnings
Tortured hero with a guardian-angel complex, grief-stricken heroine willing to sacrifice everything for family. Break out the tissues, this trip to the ranch is a heartbreaker on the way to the HEA.

Title: Rocky Mountain Angel
Author:  Vivian Arend
Series: Six Mountain Pack
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing, Ltd
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1619211211
Genre: Romance
Release date: November 20th 2012
Number of pages: 301

 
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I loved Gabe! We’ve seen him around in the previous books and he’s more cute than ever in this one. It’s really interesting because he’s a cousin for the other crazy Colemans and he’s a great guy trying to save his family farm without his father help.

I was really nice to watch as he fell in love with Alison, because she’s a nice girl and fight for everything important to her. So she decided to return to town because her mother is dying but she needed a excuse, since she’s so successful and had promised not to return.

But I liked this couple together and they are also very hot in bed and the water! The best part in this series is family and we can see Colemans helping each other. Plus is also really nice to see those couples from previous books and discover they are still happy and handling married life.

 

SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Rocky Mountain Heat
#2 – Rocky Mountain Haven
#3 – Rocky Mountain Desire
#4 – Rocky Mountain Angel

Review: Rocky Mountain Desire by Vivian Arend

Rocky Mountain Desire (Six Pack Ranch, #3)Title: Rocky Mountain Desire Author: Vivian Arend Series: Six Pack Ranch Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Format: ebook ISBN: 9781609286330
Genre: Romance
Release date: March 13th 2012
Number of pages: 225

Matt Coleman always figured at this point in his life, he’d be settled down with a family. Since his ex split for the big city, though, no way will he give anyone else the chance to drop-kick his heart. Physical pleasure? Hell, yeah, he’ll take-and give-with gusto, but nothing more.
Hope Meridan is working long hours to hold on to her new quilt shop, going it alone since her sister/business partner ran off. Sex? Right, like she’s got the time. Not that she doesn’t have the occasional dirty fantasy about Matt. Fat chance he’d dream of knocking boots with her-the younger sister of the woman who dumped him. Nope, she’ll just have to settle for the F-word.
"Friends" would be far easier if there wasn’t something combustible going on between them. And when casual interest starts to grow into something more, their tenuous bond strengthens in the heat of desire. But it may not survive the hurricane-force arrival of the last person either of them ever wanted to see again…

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I cheared when she left but it was a bit of a surprise for me to see Matt with Hope, since she’s his ex sister and again her past is a bit fuzzy, but after he saw her grwing up it was estrange for me that he didn’t knew about it.
 
Hope was kinda lusting for Matt since he was still with her sister, but since she’s such a good girl and only wants people to be happy it was quite a shock to me see this sweet girl acting up and defending her ideas and her shop.
 
I liked the book, but the other two were better in this series and Matt needs to learn a thing or two about woman.

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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Rocky Mountain Heat
#2 – Rocky Mountain Haven
#3 – Rocky Mountain Desire
#4 – Rocky Mountain Angel (Expected publication: November 20th 2012)
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Review: Rocky Mountain Haven by Vivian Arend

Rocky Mountain Haven (Six Pack Ranch, #2)Title: Rocky Mountain Haven
Author: Vivian Arend
Series: Six Pack Ranch
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1609285616
Genre: Romance
Release date: November 15th 2011
Number of pages: 200

It’s the quiet ones that take you by surprise.

Six Pack Ranch, Book 2

Beth Danube’s emotionally abusive husband is dead and buried. So is her heart. It’s no big deal, she has all she wants: her three little boys and a fresh start in a small Alberta town. What she doesn’t want is another man in her life—not now, maybe not ever.

After ten years of unsatisfactory, missionary-position sex, she never expected her libido to reawaken. One look at sex-in-boots Daniel Coleman in a Calgary bar, though, blows the dust off her sexuality.

Sensing an edge of desperation, even fear, beneath Beth’s come-on, Daniel finds himself giving in to the powerful urge to let his normally subdued desires run wild. The lady wants non-judgmental, non-vanilla sex? She’s got it—in and out of the bedroom.

At first, friends with blazing-hot benefits is more than enough. Then she realizes Daniel is burning away the protective fortress around her heart…and the guilty secret she dare not reveal.

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Second book in this series and now we have Daniel Coleman story to follow and I loved how he dialed with her fears and helped her handle the new life and still raise her kids.
 
Daniel is not so happy with the farmers life as his brothers and uses more his time with the Colemans other business, build furniture and sell custom made pieces.
 
He’s trying to change and find a way to be happy fulfilling his dreams, but is also a bit afraid of this new project and how to handle everything by himself.
 
I liked Beth and how strong she is, but also after everything her husband has put her through is amazing the way she handles the kids and a move, plus a new job. Her family tried to help but she wanted to make it on her own.
 
I actually liked these two together and despise the fact Daniel is more calm than his brothers, we can still see how hot and unpredictable he is on the bedroom.
 
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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Rocky Mountain Heat
#2 – Rocky Mountain Haven
#3 – Rocky Mountain Desire
#4 – Rocky Mountain Angel (Expected publication: November 20th 2012)

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Review: Rocky Mountain Heat by Vivian Arend

Rocky Mountain Heat (Six Pack Ranch, #1)Title: Rocky Mountain Heat
Author: Vivian Arend
Series: Six Pack Ranch
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1609285514
Genre: Romance
Release date: November 15th 2011
Number of pages: 185

He’s the one who taught her to ride. Now all he wants is to ride her.
Six Pack Ranch, Book 1
Blake Coleman is old enough to know that acting on impulse causes nothing but a heap of trouble. But when trouble’s a western-hat-wearing blonde with slim legs that go on forever, what’s a man to do? Wanting the sweet girl next door is just wrong. The responsible thing to do is keep his hands off.
Jaxi has other plans for Blake’s hands, and his heart. She may have once considered him a big brother, but that was a long time ago. She’s all grown up now and ready to convince him that she’s perfect for him. Except he can’t seem to see past the big “don’t touch” sign that’s apparently still hanging around her neck.
When Jaxi ends up living right under Blake’s nose, the undeniable heat between them slides off simmer and leaps up to barn-burning levels. However, a few of the younger six-pack Colemans have decided Jaxi’s brand of trouble is worth risking a few busted bones.
That is, if Blake’s finally ready to let go the reins and fight for what he wants…

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I do love a good cowboy and after reading another Vivian Arend series and enjoying her writing style I decided to give this series a change and yell YO along with these pals.
This is the first book and we got to meet the family and see how they connect, but the best part is watch these fine gentleman seduce some poor women.
Jaxi was raised playing with the Colemans and has always been in love with their oldest, Blake, but he has some issues with the age difference and never acted on the serious chemistry between them.
Jaxi has dated other man, and even another Coleman during some time, but she has her eyes set on Blake and when his mother needed her help it was all the necessary for her to make her move and seduce the fool.
The interesting part was the fact the hole family was well aware of their feelings and tried to help, making some serious jealous scenes happen on this fine town.
I liked these two together and some scenes were really good, plus we got to know about their pasts and some dreams for the future. Enjoyed this book and will definitely read the rest of this series.
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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Rocky Mountain Heat
#2 – Rocky Mountain Haven
#3 – Rocky Mountain Desire
#4 – Rocky Mountain Angel (Expected publication: November 20th 2012)

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Review: Silver Mine by Vivian Arend

Silver Mine (Takhini Wolves, #2)Title: Silver Mine
Author:  Vivian Arend
Series: Takhini Wolves
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781609288785
Genre: Erotica
Release date: September 11th 2012
Number of pages: 250

Life in isolation is the safest place for Chase Johnson, a crossbreed who doesn’t know which form he’ll assume next—cougar or wolf. Once a year, his unelected position as spokesman for the Yukon outcasts forces him to visit civilization. This time he runs across someone unexpected. She’s not his mate, but she pushes all the right buttons.

It’s taken years for Shelley Bradley to gather the courage to return to her home pack. In spite of being the lowest of the low—a shifter who can’t shift—she’s determined to make a place for herself as the Whitehorse locals’ new vet-slash-doctor.

There’s definite electricity between her and Chase, but sex with fellow shifters and the inherent mind games got old a long time ago. Ignoring him seems best. When he shows up at her office with a wound that won’t heal, she’s stuck—yet drawn to solve this medical mystery.

As they journey deep into outcast territory in search of answers, their powerful sexual attraction crumbles her resistance. But time is of the essence. If a cure can’t be found before his human and cougar succumb to his injury, he—and others like him—will die.

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I liked this book, but I expecting Evan for the next story. Don’t really consider this book really part of the Takhini pact, because Shelley was not from town and left the wolf problems a long time ago and Chase is the alpha of his misfits, so not really part of a pact neither.

Shelley left Whitehorse after being bullied her entire childhood, because she’s a half wolf and needs sex to be triggered. It was easy for the other wolfs to pick on her and once she grow up things escalated and she had to leave for safety.
 
Chase on the other end enjoys the nature and loves to live alone with his thoughts as company. He’s a methis and can change into two different forms, but can’t control the appearances. He’s like a lider for the pack less that leave in the wild.
 
I liked how these two connected and Shelley was a great girl, she never gave up and even not having her wolf to ask for help, she never run from the fight. I liked Chase and the way he handled the issues and the danger that appeared around them.
 
One thing I didn’t like and that’s the only reason for the absence of the 5 start. Why can’t Shelley change? She had sex, but it’s like there’s something missing in her. I just wanted for her to be complete with her wolf and Chase.
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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Black Gold

#2 – Silver Mine

Review: Black Gold by Vivian Arend

Black Gold (Takhini Wolves, #1)Title: Black Gold
Author:  Vivian Arend
Series: Takhini Wolves
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1609285255
Genre: Erotica
Release date: September 13th 2011 
Number of pages: 262

Lone wolf Shaun Stevens’s automatic response to the words "happily ever after"? "Kill me now." Yet with all his friends settling down he’s begun to think there may actually be something to this love-and-roses crap.

One thing’s for sure: his dream mate will have to out-cuss, out-spit and out-hike him. So he never expected the one to push his forever button would be a blue-blooded Southern debutante with a voice as dark and velvety as her skin.

When Gemmita Jacobs steps off the plane in Whitehorse, Yukon, it’s about more than her caribou research project. It’s her declaration of independence from an overprotected upbringing. Except there’s something in the air she can’t quite define-something that unexpectedly rouses her mating instincts.

Moments after their eyes lock, the deed is done-and done thoroughly. When the pheromone dust settles, though, all the reasons they don’t belong together become painfully clear.

It’s enough to make a wolf learn a whole new set of cuss words…

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We met Shaun in the Granite Lake series and somehow now it’s the start of a new series, kinda spin off from the other great wolves and Shaun is starting to find his place in this pack.
 
I liked him from some moments in the books, since he’s usually pretty fun to have around and a great guy to ask for help sometimes he showed up and managed to save somebody or escape to don’t sniff anyone.
 
He’s getting restless after all he’s friends managed to find a mate and now he’s pretty much alone and dealing with the new Alpha for the Takhini pack. But everything changed when he found his mate and the relationship started pretty great, but she’s a rich girl and daddy gave her the moon, but she’s trying to work by herself and show everyone she’s a good wolf.
 
Not what I expected for Shaun, basically he was stuck with a pretty girl and he’s a funny guy to have around but not to introduce to daddy, so these two had to learn and accept the other side, for help or even for companionship.
 
Gem got in trouble, but that wasn’t her fault and she’s more than just a princess, and she was very good in the wild. Shaun didn’t showed a huge difference from the start but I liked how he adapted to Gem and tried to focus on her more than anything. It was a good book.
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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Black Gold

#2 – Silver Mine

Review: Wolf Line by Vivian Arend

Wolf Line (Granite Lake Wolves, #5)Title: Wolf Line
Author:  Vivian Arend
Series: Granite Lake Wolves
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing, Ltd
Format: ebook
ISBN: 160928769X
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: June 12th 2012
Number of pages: 134

Into the best-laid plans a little chaos must fall…

Jared’s not sure how his quiet morning coffee near the harbour ended with him on a cruise ship impersonating one of his pack mates. Well, it might have something to do with a woman, but who can blame him? The female of the species was made to love, and he’s more than willing to share his considerable skills in that area. Especially since he figures the chances of meeting his own one-and-only are slim.

Keri Smith is positive the last-minute recruit sneaking aboard the Arctic Wolf Cruise Lines tour is her mate. Ix-nay on confirming that, though, at least for the next ten days. She’s promised her best friend to be overall troubleshooter for the shifter-only cruise. Getting tangled up in mating lust would reduce her skills to nil. Avoidance of the sexy wolf for the duration of the cruise, followed by jumping his bones, seems the logical solution.

But when libidos are on the line, “logic” and “wolves” don’t go together. Throw in suspicions of wrongdoing, and these two virtual strangers will need a lot more than luck to find their way through to forever.


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This series is so much fun because we can see the wolfies getting in trouble and in love at the same time. Plus Vivian Arend writes really good sexy scenes. This mini books are like a bundle of jokes and laugh.
 
Jared was not what I expected because since book #3 I had the feeling he was just another sexual wolf, but after he shared his family ties and we learned more about his reasons for hiding. I didn’t even knew he was hiding in the first place, but it was a good plot.
 
Keri was a surprise, but I liked how fun and confusing their relationship started, not everything is flowers and roses at first and they handled it just fine after some plots were discovered.
 
Good book and a lot of action for a ship story.
 
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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Wolf Signs
#2 – Wolf Flight
#2.1 – First Howl
#2.2 – Second Howl

#3 – Wolf Games
#4 – Wolf Tracks
#5 – Wolf Line

Review: Wolf Tracks by Vivian Arend

Wolf Tracks (Granite Lake Wolves, #4)Title: Wolf Tracks
Author:  Vivian Arend
Series: Granite Lake Wolves
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Format: ebook
ISBN: B00436F00W
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: October 26th 2010
Number of pages: 97
Score one for the underdog…er…wolf.Granite Lake Wolves, Book 4TJ Lynus is a legend in Granite Lake, both for his easygoing demeanor-and his clumsiness. His carefree acceptance of his lot vanishes, though, when his position as best man brings him face to face with someone he didn’t expect. His mate. His very human mate. Suddenly, one thing is crystal clear: if he intends to claim her, his usual laid-back attitude isn’t going to cut it.After fulfilling her maid-of-honor duties, Pam Quinn has just enough time for a Yukon wilderness trip before returning south. The instant attraction between her and TJ tempts her to indulge in some Northern Delight, but when he drops the F-bomb-"forever"-she has second thoughts. In her world, true love is a fairytale that seldom, if ever, comes true.Okay, so maybe staging a kidnapping wasn’t TJ’s best idea, but at least Pam has the good humor to agree to his deal. He’ll give her all the northern exposure she can stand-and she won’t break his kneecaps.Now to convince her that fairytales can remake her world-and that forever is worth fighting for.By popular demand: Clumsy sidekick wolf grows up, sarcasm reigns, and the wilderness gets wilder. Includes hot nookie in places you expect-like a remote cabin-and places you don’t.

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I was hoping for TJ book since I met him in Wolf Signs, but I did not like the fact his mate is actually human and he has to face serious troubles before actually find his happily ever after.

I liked how he made everything for her to understand the pact and how romantic he was, the kidnapping was perfect because knowing him from several books and he’s like a huge kid without sense of reality. I liked how she faced things but hoped for TJ to have a easy path to happiness.

Since Pam wanted the travel and TJ is working for his brother at the moment, he showed her all the beautiful places and tried to make her fall in love with him and hopefully accept his wolf nature too.

I liked TJ and his actions were nothing new, but the book had it’s moments of fun.
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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Wolf Signs
#2 – Wolf Flight
#2.1 – First Howl
#2.2 – Second Howl

#3 – Wolf Games
#4 – Wolf Tracks
#5 – Wolf Line

Review: Wolf Games by Vivian Arend

Wolf Games (Granite Lake Wolves, #3)Title: Wolf Games
Author:  Vivian Arend
Series: Granite Lake Wolves
Publisher:  Samhain
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1605049689
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: March 23rd 2010
Number of pages: 96
True love’s path never did run smooth. Granite Lake Wolves, Book 3 After seven years of total denial, Maggie Raynor’s body-and her inner wolf-are in full revolt. Weak and shaky, she literally falls into the very large and capable arms of the Granite Lake Beta, Erik Costanov. The last thing she wants is a mate, particularly when just looking at another wolf scares her to death. And one as big and sexy as Erik? Really bad idea, no matter what her libido says. Erik expected to meet Maggie in Whitehorse to escort her to the home of her sister, his pack’s Omega. Sheer chance puts him in the right place at the right time to catch her, but the realization that hits him with the force of a full body shot is no accident. She’s his mate. An even bigger shock? She wants no part of him-not until she resolves her issues. She’ll have to work fast, because they’re both selected to represent the pack during the premier sporting event for wolves in the north. Not only will she have to work as a team with Erik, she’ll have to face down her fear of wolves. Let the Games begin.

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This book was actually more fun than the others, because we have the sexy Beta from the pack meeting his mate and a Olympics Games with wolves from all around the countries.
 
This was light and really fun to read. AJ as usual made the jokes and we got to see him helping the pack, but Eric was the best with control and also trying to deal with a mating and Maggie problems.
 
I liked how Maggie accepted Eric’s help and how the relationship evolved during the game. He made her trust him and never pushed for anything serious until she felt save and could handle her wolf.
 
Maggie is Missie sister and her problems are related to that awful pack introduced in the previous book. So is better to read this book after Wolf Flight because it makes easier to understand and relate with these two wolfies.
 
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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Wolf Signs
#2 – Wolf Flight
#2.1 – First Howl
#2.2 – Second Howl

#3 – Wolf Games
#4 – Wolf Tracks
#5 – Wolf Line