Croc and the Fox by Eve Langlais

Croc And The Fox (Furry United Coalition, #3)
Grade: B+
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: No Kink
Genre: Shifter/Paranormal

Series: Furry United Coalition #3
Reviewed by Kate

Project is bored with her life in the science lab.  As a test subject she is stuck in her little cell, unless they’re experimenting on her.  Having no memory of life outside the lab, when excitement comes in the form of the Furry Unite Coalition overrunning the lab and freeing the test subjects, Project is terrified.  When Viktor, a croc shifter, unlocks her cage, Project latches on and doesn’t let go.  While the croc should make her run, he makes her feel protected and safe instead.  Renaming her Renee, Viktor finds himself smiling at her more in a few days than he has smiled in his entire life.  But the evil scientist is still on the loose and looking for Project/Renee.  How can Viktor protect his little fox if he’s too busy trying to fight his growing attraction for her?

This book had many burst-of-laughter moments.  Viktor’s attraction to Renee allows her to cross some of his boundaries that no one else has-like cuddling.  Renee struggles to feel comfortable outside of the lab-darn big, blue sky is scary when you’re used to a ceiling over your head.  Through it all, Viktor and Renee are a couple you can’t help but cheer for.

Out of This World by Jill Shalvis

Out Of This World
Grade – C+
Hotness Level – Blaze
Kink Level – None
Genre – Contemporary/Paranormal
Reviewed by Kate

One of the things I love about my library is it’s romance section. Four shoulder-height racks that rotate. The part I like best is that they are only loosely alphabetized. Meaning all the “M”s are together, but not necessarily in order. It might seem like a strange thing to appreciate, but I love stumbling across a favorite author’s book I haven’t heard of before. That’s how I found this quirky Shalvis read.

Rachel inherits a Bed & Breakfast in Alaska from her aunt. She takes her good friend Kellan with her to explore the B&B. There she meets Marilee, the cook who can’t cook, and Axel, the guide who always gets lost.

Rachel and Kel get struck by lightning and wake up with x-ray vision (for Rachel) and super-human strength (for Kel). And that’s just the beginning of the strangeness. A secret pair of guests, the aunt’s fully stocked gun cabinet, and dimension jumping pirates round out the plot.

This is definitely a departure from the Lucky Harbor Shalvis I am used to. Written in first person from both Rachel and Kel’s point-of-view, Shalvis has created a separate world that you are only given the smallest glimpse of, enough to leave me with tons of unanswered questions.