Title: Beatrice & the Shifter
Published: 1st September 2015
Publisher: Jordan K Rose
Author: Jordan K Rose
Is there such thing as too much foreplay? Beatrice has spent the last year mercilessly flirting with her sexy neighbor. When the opportunity to take their encounters to the next step, there’s only one thing that stands in their way. Can reality ruin the fantasy?
Welcome to Seductions. Step into the most popular bar in New England and enter a world where Others live side-by-side with unsuspecting humans. At Seductions the drinks are always tasty, the romance is always hot, and the patrons aren’t always human.
The Short Seductions Series is a collection of ten spicy paranormal romance short stories, each of roughly 8,000 words in length. These hot little love stories are short enough to enjoy on your lunch break, but long enough to satisfy any romance reader. Each sensual tale tells the romantic journey of a different hero and heroine.
Come on in. Have a drink. Enjoy a quickie happily-ever-after.
Well a years worth of foreplay would definitely get to some people and it definitely gets to Beatrice. Got to love me some shifter hotness and Derek has it in spades.
Beatrice goes to Short Seductions for a party night with her friend Maria (who seems to be having some fun of her own with an Angel) just to have a bit of a night out to relax and chill. When she is waiting for a drink at the bar one gets sent over to her, already being paid for, and interestingly enough it is from her closish neighbour Derek Davis. The hot guy she has been fantasising about for pretty much a year now. He kind of beckons her over to join him, where she tells him its her first time being there and asking him how long he has known about Other – his answer being since he was born.
Derek has wanted Beatrice for a while now and can see a way to make it happen now she knows about the Other. If she can guess what he is he will give her a prize and they both know exactly what that prize will be and they both really want it. You can feel the chemistry between them from the start and can tell that they have both wanted each other for a while now. Beatrice see’s this as a fun game to start with as she goes through all the options about what he possibly is. After a few wrong guesses though, and with the sexual tension rising high between them, Derek knows that if he doesn’t get her out of there soon he will take her there and then whether she guesses right or not. So he decides to drive her home but says if she hasn’t guessed correctly by the time they get there then they are just going to have to call it a night and try again another time.
This is something that neither of them wants so Derek is in for a surprise when Beatrice lets him in on a little secret of her own. She has always known when he has watched her from a distance; she has been putting on a show for him whenever she has felt his eyes on her. It has been like the longest year of foreplay that they have ever had so you can understand that they would then just want to rip each other’s clothes off when given half the chance. It is very heated between them to say the least and you know it is the start of something hot.
Derek is a very domineering shifter and its just one of the many reasons I like the Short Seductions series so much. It’s the male leads having like a primal feel about them and about the women that they like or are hoping to get more serious with. They know that they are going to be their mate, their other, everything, so they just want to dominate to show the power that they have, not over them but to protect them. That’s what makes the Short Seductions series so great and I can’t wait to read the rest of them.
5 out of 5 stars
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