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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Savage Heartache by Liza Street ❤️ Review & EXCLUSIVE Giveaway ❤️ (Shifter Romance)

Seeking sanctuary amidst a ragtag clan of shifters has never been so dangerous…or so fun.

Famous in the book-blogging world for her honestly hilarious romance reviews, mountain lion shapeshifter Nina Vidal detests the irony of her life—she makes a living off of analyzing happily-ever-afters, but her own HEA is sadly out of reach. To escape the heartache of staying in her pride and watching all her friends pair up, she seeks refuge in another clan of shifters, not caring that the grumpy alphahole, Jameson, doesn’t want her there.

Grizzly shifter Jameson Cooper has enough on his mind without worrying about the sexy lion girl who’s taking over his clan. He’s alpha of the Rock Creek Clan, and he’s still mourning the loss of his mate. But there’s something about Nina—she’s the one person who won’t tolerate his bossiness or his angst, and he finds himself drawn to her again and again. When it turns out that vampire trouble has followed her from the Corona Pride and Jameson’s clan wants to turn Nina away, Jameson must fight to keep her safe and close by his side.

Content Warning: Although it is part of a series and best read in order, this shapeshifter novella stands alone and contains liberal usage of naughty language and sexytimes. It is intended for adults.

This book is so hot and yet so cool!

This book was so entertaining! I read page 1 and before I knew it, I was 86% finished. Love it!

I met Nina in previous books in the series (not necessary to have read them before this one, but I feel you'll enjoy the series more if you read it from book 1). She suffered massive heartbreak in book 2, so I was VERY excited to read her story and find out how she gets her HEA.

Similarly, Jameson had experienced what I would argue as one of the worst kinds of heartbreak ever. As a result, he closed himself off from everyone, but found he was forced open by just the presence of Nina.

Nina is a romance novel blogger by trade. Being egocentric, I found this absolutely delightful and I was intrigued. The REALLY COOL thing is that Liza made an actual, working, on-the-web blog authored by Nina, and the book is full of hyperlinks that go to various blog posts!

Liza gave me several laugh-out-loud moment, including her use of "alphahole" and "pants feelings." Her brand of humor isn't slapstick or overly goofy, just something I could imagine myself saying, should I ever find myself as a mountain lion shifter with a grizzly bear mate :)

The ongoing battle with the vampires experienced an interesting development, and I can't wait to see how that pans out!

All in all, a VERY spicy addition to this heartfelt series, and I'm definitely hooked!!

(I received a copy of this book in consideration of an honest review)

♥ His alpha powers were strong, but she was going to be the   
   feisty, spunky heroine stereotype and get her own way this 

♥ “Alphahole?" Rex asked.
   "It's one of those things in the blogs I read," Gemma said.   
   "Shorthand for an a****le alpha male who tries to take   
   charge of everything and acts like a d***.

Five minutes before the end of office hours, a knock sounded on the door jamb. He started to ask who it was, but then her dusty, floral scent reached his nose.
She stepped inside. She wore tight, skinny jeans that holy fuck made her legs look long and perfect. Her top was a gray scoop-neck tee, and her long mane of hair was pulled to one side, coming over her shoulder.
“Hey,” she said, “is this a bad time?”
There was only one reason she would search him out here—he’d driven her off. She was coming to say goodbye. He knew he should be happy about this, but all he could feel was a giant ball of disappointed rocks sliding down his throat, through his heart, and hollowing out a space in his chest.
“Of course not,” he said. “Come on in.”
Stay calm, keep it together.
“So,” she said.
“You don’t have to go,” he said, taking advantage of her hesitation. “I’d already decided you don’t need to do chores anymore—at least, no more than the other clan members. You’ve had your truck damaged, and that doesn’t sit well with me. But we’ll get Phil a new paint job, and I hope you don’t feel unwelcome.”
She smiled. “That wasn’t it at all. I wanted to find out what the hell is going on—why do you avoid me all the time?”
“See, I wanted to follow you,” she said, “but I held back. I thought, if he doesn’t want to talk to me, then whatever. I’m not going to be the one chasing someone anymore—it didn’t work out so well last time. But then I got to thinking, what the hell do I have to lose? Abso-fucking-lutely nothing.”
He opened his mouth, but he didn’t know what to say.
“So,” she prompted, “what the hell? Why do you avoid me? No running off into the forest here, so it’s the best place to talk it out. Did I do something to offend you?”
“Uhh…” She’d gotten his tongue. The fucking cat had gotten his fucking tongue. “You didn’t do anything,” he finally said.
Those wide hazel eyes were curious, open, seeing all of him. “And is there a reason you leave all the time? What is it?”
He glanced at the clock. His next class started in fifteen minutes. He could walk there in ten, but he didn’t know how to do this, how to have this conversation.
“There’s just some old stuff in my past,” he said. “You don’t need to worry about it. I’m not trying to be an asshole—I mean, a jerk.” Already he was letting his two worlds collide—the rough one of the clan, the polished one of his profession. He needed to keep things straight. His linguistic register was one thing while he worked, and quite another when he was talking to the clan. “Look, this really isn’t a good time or place to be discussing this.”
“Sure,” she said. “Right. I just…I can never pin you down when we’re at the Ring of Fire, so I thought maybe I’d try to pin you down here.”
Oh, if anyone were pinning someone, he’d be pinning her. Against the wall over there next to the large rickety bookcase, or maybe over his desk. Images swam in his mind, most of them involving Nina naked and shouting for more, harder.
He squirmed slightly in his seat, straightening his leg to make more room for his hardening cock.
“Look,” he said, “I really gotta get going. I have another class to teach on the other side of campus.”
She peered at him across his desk, then stood up and leaned both of her hands on it, bending forward slightly. He had a glimpse straight into the scoop neck of her t-shirt.
Her bra was hot pink.
He thought maybe he’d die right then. And he’d die happy.
“Great,” she said. “So next time I see you at the Ring of Fire, you’re not going to act like a douche anymore, right?”
“Woman, are you telling me how to act in my own clan, when I’m the—” he lowered his voice to a whisper, “the fucking alpha?”
She curved her lips up onto one side and lifted her gaze to the ceiling as if in deep thought. She tapped a finger against those peach-pink lips of hers. “Hmm. Yes, I think so. Yes, that’s exactly what I’m telling you. Grow up, Jameson, and stop being such a douche.”
With that, she slung her bag back over her shoulder and left the office.
He had to wait several minutes before his raging boner was under control, and then he was nearly late to his next lecture.

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Liza got her start in romance by sneak-reading her grandma’s paperbacks. Years later, she tried her own hand as a ghostwriter of romance. It wasn’t long before she started developing her own series. Now she divides her time between freelance editing, ghostwriting, and mountain lion shifters with fierce and savage hearts.


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