Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Release Blitz & Review - Kittens Got Curves by Alma Black

Alma Black is back with a steamy, sassy, sizzling new shifter book: Shifter Date - This Kitten's Got Curves! It is the newest standalone in her paranormal dating app series.  Arriving today hot on the heals of Shifter Date - Must Love Lions and Shifter Date - Hungry as a Wolf.

Shifter Date - This Kitten’s Got Curves

Can the mating instinct kindle shifter romance between an alpha male bear shifter in search of a mate and a sassy BBW lion shifter, looking for a fling?

Gareth wants to mate for life, in fact he needs to find his perfect mate soon, or he’ll lose his position as the alpha of his troop of bear shifters. Sassy and curvy, Rachel doesn’t want anything serious, just a little passion. She wants to use Shifter Date, the paranormal dating app, to find a one night stand. Broken hearted and in a dry spell, she’s hunting for an alpha male to be her ultimate fantasy—the best hook up she’s ever had… but nothing more. Gareth goes wild when he sees Rachel on Shifter Date. Rachel’s sassy lion eyes, her curves for miles, and her loving heart kindles his mating instinct. But can he and Rachel mate for life? Or will her past keep her from her fated mate? This is a BBW paranormal romance ebook, featuring a fiesty lion and a protective bear. It’s full of super hot shapeshifters, plenty of heart, lots of sexy sex and some laughs too. :) If that don’t sound up your alley, stay away!

Our Review

This Kitten’s got Curves is book three in the Shifter Date series. This book I feel is more similar to the first book in the series. With that being said, there are some slight differences that make this book unique. The author did a good job in keeping these books related, yet making them be able to stand out on their own.
The plot of This Kitten’s got Curves is very similar to the first book. Two characters meet through the app while one is reluctant to take it further, the other character tries his best to win her affections. Where this one differs is in both the characters and the way the story progresses. The main female character in this book is a shifter which leads to some wonderfully sinful scenes between her and the main male. There is also an underlying plot in each novel, which all contributes to a larger plot for the entire series. I am interested to see how this will play out in future books.
The characters of this book were developed, but not as much as I would have liked. Rachel has a past that has burned her and she is reluctant to move forward. Gareth has his own issues he needs to work through. Gareth is ready for a mate and the life that comes with it. His problem is that without a mate, he might lose his place in this pack. Each has their own motivations for joining the shifter app, but will their motivations change once they meet?
The heat in this book is magnanimous just like the last two. This author sure knows how to write some steamy scenes. These characters interact in a way that you can feel the attraction and sexual tension seeping from the pages. One thing you will never be missing from this author is heat and plenty of it.
While I loved the book, I had to express some of my dislikes. I felt this book, like the last, was rushed. I feel there could have been more content to really pull the readers in a bit better and make the book seem more cohesive. I also felt like the characters didn’t really have time to organically develop because of the strained timeline. With that being said, I really did enjoy the book and look forward to hearing more from this author.
Overall, this was a wonderfully written book. While it was a second book in part of a series, this book stood out on its own. This book had its own plot and direction and I am happy to see it did not feel like the first book rewritten with different characters as series often times do. I would recommend this book to family and friends.

Plot: 5/5
Characters: 4/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

 Reviewed By Jenn

  Download Shifter Date - This Kitten’s Got Curves from Amazon.com or Amazon: UK - AU - CA- DE - MX About Alma Black Alma Black loves to write, and write and write. She is especially fond of sexy, paranormal stories where the hero has a penchant for growling and the sassy heroine doesn’t put up with any bark. These stories are fast reads and are funny, sexy, and very naughty. Alma lives in Los Angeles, and wishes with all her heart that there was paranormal dating app that had eligible mates in Southern California. Until then she uses regular dating sites to bring you these stories, inspired by her actual dating life. Keep up with her at all the usual places...

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