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Falling for the Billionaire Wolf and His Baby
Blood Moon Brotherhood
By Sasha Summers, Candace Havens
Entangled Publishing, LLCCopyright © 2017 Sasha Summers
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"Congratulations, you're the father." Hollis sounded like he was announcing time of death, not the birth of a child.
Finn stared blindly out the window, anger and frustration warring with utter disbelief. "You're sure?" He couldn't keep the razor-sharp edge from his voice. Hollis was just the messenger — one of the few people Finn could trust, one of the few that stood by him no matter what. He was the asshole who knocked up a long-forgotten one-night stand. How was the question. He was always careful. Extra careful when it came to sex. He had to be. "I met her four months ago, Hollis. Are you sure?" His grip on the phone tightened.
"I'm sure it's yours. A full-term, healthy baby. I can't guarantee much more." Hollis's voice remained calm, almost detached, as always. "Cara didn't make it. She has no family, no one to challenge custody of the baby."
Cara. She'd been so full of life, so hungry for the next big adventure. What they'd shared had been fast and furious. When they'd parted, it had been on good terms, no expectations or regrets. How could she be dead?
Hollis's words grabbed his attention. "Looking at the body — I'm not sure what happened."
"So, not a car accident?" Finn had wondered. Guilt and sadness kicked him in the gut.
"That would be the easy explanation. One that will be her official cause of death."
"But I think there's more to it." Hollis sighed. "There's always more to it when we are involved. I'm going to have a look at her records, see what needs to be taken care of. I hate to point this out but ... this isn't going to go over well with the others."
"No shit," Finn growled. "It's not exactly making my day, either." Hollis hadn't said it, but Finn knew the truth. Cara's death was on him. His fucking fault.
"No, I don't imagine it is." He paused, the silence loaded until he added, "As unfortunate as that is, he can't stay here."
"He?" Finn repeated, his brain already assessing damage control.
"Your son," Hollis finally snapped. "This is dangerous, Finn."
Because there was nobody or nothing like his ... son. This boy could jeopardize everything they'd been striving for the last ten years. Words wouldn't come. His son. He might be a baby now, but what the hell would he become? What would he be capable of? Self-loathing, hot and bitter, flooded Finn's mouth.
"Jesus, Finn, are you listening?" Hollis paused. "He can't stay in the hospital. I've been handling tests, all his bloodwork, but I can't be here twenty-four seven. You must come get him. He's your responsibility."
Hollis was right. And there wasn't a single thing he could do about it. "Fine." The word was clipped.
"Today," Hollis added.
Meaning Finn needed to work faster on finding help. The initial call from Cara's agent the night before had given him a heads-up, but he'd known the kid wasn't his. It had been too soon, an impossibility. Now ... He ran a hand through his hair, wanting to hit something. "Give me 'til noon. I'll be there." He sat in his tall-backed leather chair, slammed the phone onto the desk, and pressed his fingers to his temples.
What the fuck was he supposed to do? Babies weren't dogs — you couldn't put them in a kennel for the day. He wasn't equipped for this. His assistant, Marjorie, had pulled employee files for him last night — right before she'd quit. And this time, he didn't think she was coming back.
He'd met with two of the three assistants he deemed acceptable this morning. Neither was suitable. Nor did they act as if they could deal with the sort of surprises that might come with this baby. Contestant number three was his only hope. It's not like he could just call a nanny service, not yet. He'd have to wait a month. If this baby ... He sighed, rolling his head and easing the tension in his neck.
Hollis was right — this was dangerous for them. Too many unknowns, too many variables, to turn over to a stranger.
Not to mention the Others. They would not be happy about this new addition. What they did about it was the real question. All he could do was wait. And that wasn't how he rolled.
The intercom beeped. "Mr. Regatti and Mr. Martin are here," the receptionist announced.
"Fine." He had a business to run, several million-dollar companies, to be exact. People counted on him. This would wait until noon. "I'll be in the conference room in five minutes. I need a pot of coffee."
"Yes, Mr. Dean," she answered, clicking off.
Regatti and Martin were all about projections and forecasts. They were his advisors, the best in their field, the best at keeping him on the strongest financial path. Which meant they'd give him shit about his choices — like always — and he'd do whatever he wanted — like always. He valued their input, but his instincts had the final say-so. And while he respected their relentless pursuit of solid numbers, it was going to be one hell of a long meeting.
He stood, slipped into his jacket, and adjusted the cufflinks of his shirt, putting thoughts of everything non-work related out of his mind.
Regatti wasn't thrilled with the numbers on the new hybrid sportster launch, wanted to re-eval the marketing plan and spend more time on foreign markets.
Martin had a shit-fit over the money he was sinking into Robbin Pharmaceuticals & Research. They believed RPR was a lost cause, neither spearheading nor manufacturing anything that wasn't already available on the market. Finn knew the truth. Hollis Robbins's research was invaluable, to the masses and to a very specific population he had a personal interest in. Dean's investment was nonnegotiable, and he made that clear.
When they left, neither was happy.
Finn glanced at his watch. Ten thirty. His irritation returned with a vengeance. He could only hope Jessa Talbot was the right one for the assistant job. He didn't have time to find someone else. But his preliminary reading, and Brown's thorough background check, had suggested she was the most likely candidate. Educated, well-liked, with excellent references and reviews. According to Brown, no one had a negative thing to say about the woman. But two key things stood out to Finn: Jessa Talbot was the primary caregiver to four younger siblings, and she was struggling financially — desperately. Meaning Miss Talbot had hands-on experience and compelling motivation to accept his offer.
He strode into the waiting room of his office, tense and wary. A new scent reached him, sending his senses on high alert. He scanned the room, his attention locking on a woman staring out the floor to ceiling window.
Long blond hair twisted into a knot with a pencil stuck through.
The collar of her white shirt was worn, but the garment was pressed and clean.
Black skirt that hugged an amazing ass and killer legs.
Her pulse was rapid — agitated. There was a slight waver to her breath. He listened, far too intrigued. He closed his eyes, reining in the purely primal response she stirred.
The silver chain he wore beneath his dress shirt felt hot and heavy, the instincts he fought against daily rising in challenge. His wolf was waiting, demanding to know who she was. But deep inside Finn wasn't sure he liked the answer.
* * *
"Close the door, please." Finnegan Dean's voice was low, warm, but hardly comforting. She swallowed, hoping he couldn't see how completely rattled she was by this abrupt summons. "Miss Talbot?"
Jessa closed the carved wooden door, drawing in a long, slow breath to settle the anxiety tightening her throat. It wasn't every day she was called to Finnegan Dean's office. As the head of Dean Industries, time was a precious thing. Invariably, she worst-cased things.
Was she getting fired? Her siblings' future relied on her staying employed. Shelby and Harry's tuition was coming due, and Landon's college application fees were starting to roll in. Had she done something wrong? Yes, she'd come in late a few days, but she'd always made up for it — missing lunches or staying long into the night. She flexed her hands, smoothing her clammy palms along the seams of her fitted black pencil skirt. Surely not. It didn't make sense. After three years of sterling employee evaluations, he had to know she gave her all to his company. She could not lose this job. She turned, assuming as calm a demeanor as possible.
Finnegan Dean waited, his bright gaze steady, piercing — unapologetically intense. The longer he stared at her, the more concerned she became. His expression was blank, only the firm tick of his jaw muscle revealed stress. When his gaze returned to the papers on his desk, she could breathe again.
"Please, sit," his voice remained low, his attention never wandering from the document he was reading.
Jessa sat in one the large leather chairs opposite his heavy carved desk, feeling small and invisible. She tried not to stare at the man before her. He looked like a model. One of those ridiculously perfect-looking men. From a cologne ad, maybe. Perfect, chiseled profile. Clear, blue eyes. Dark blonde hair, tousled just so. He was big and broad — undoubtedly muscled and fit underneath his impeccably tailored suit — shrinking the room.
She stared at her hands, clasped tightly in her lap. But the agitated rhythm his long, tapered fingers tapped out on his desktop drew her attention back to him. Whatever he was reading, he seemed engrossed. His eyes narrowed briefly, the soft tapping stopped, and his brow arched. But then his features eased and he set the paper aside.
Cool, assessing eyes regarded her as he propped his elbow on the edge of the desk and rested his chin on his fist. Jessa prepared for the worst, every muscle tensing in anticipation. But, in a company this size, surely Mr. Dean wouldn't summon her into his office just to fire her.
"How are you, Miss Talbot?" He paused. "Do you enjoy your work as Miss Ramirez's executive assistant?"
She shifted in the chair, considering his questions. Miss Ramirez? Was this for her review? How to put it nicely? Eileen Ramirez wasn't the worst boss she'd had, but Jessa would be hard pressed to say much positive about her current supervisor. It was a job. A job that paid well. A job she could not afford to lose. "I'm well, Mr. Dean. I'm very happy working here and being part of Dean Industries. Thank you."
There. That was a safe answer.
From the tightening of his mouth and the narrowing of his brilliant blue eyes, he knew it, too.
He sat back in his chair. "I'll be blunt, Miss Talbot. I'm creating a new opening to be filled immediately. I need someone on the inside, someone I can trust with every facet of my life, no questions asked. Someone capable of troubleshooting in even the most ... unusual of situations." Tension rolled off the man in waves. "With absolute discretion, of course."
She blinked, her fear evaporating. A new position. Was he referring to Miss Ramirez? Or ... She swallowed, carefully holding her enthusiasm in check while asking, "Is this ... is this an interview, Mr. Dean?"
"Possibly." His attention wandered back to the file on his desk. "I'd like to discuss your résumé. Your bachelor's degree was in education? And much of your work during and before college was in educational settings?"
She nodded, confused by this line of questioning. "I'd planned on becoming a teacher."
"But then you went on to get your MBA?"
"I needed to be able to provide for my family. The wage disparity for teachers —"
"Is deplorable, yes." He paused, rubbing his chin with his knuckles. "Let me stress that this is a highly sensitive ... project. It runs approximately six weeks. In that time, I own you. You will eat, breathe, and sleep work." His blue gaze swept her face. "You've dealt with some of my most ... challenging employees and managed to come out unscathed. Your reviews are exceptional, mentioning your ability to think on your feet, take charge, and work tirelessly to ensure best results." He read aloud.
I own you. She swallowed, trying not to be distracted by the gravel in his voice. He was talking about a new job, reporting directly to him. Nothing more. And yet, his voice unleashed something molten in the base of her stomach. She cleared her throat, stiffening her posture. "May I ask a question?"
"Of course." He tapped his pen.
"You said six weeks. After that, what happens?" She waited.
He paused, watching her — closely. The hair on the back of her neck stood up. His eyes traveled over her face, lingered on her neck, then swept up to her eyes once more. He cleared his throat before going on. "Once this project is over, you will stay on with me as my executive assistant. If nothing else, this project will ensure we are compatible. My assistants need to be organized, focused — someone I can call on day and night." His smile was slow — and lethal. "I'm not going to lie to you — I'm a pain in the ass to work for. But I believe in promoting from within and, obviously, this would give you the opportunity to show me what you have to offer Dean Industries."
She smiled back then immediately regretted it.
His gaze sharpened, dropping to her mouth before locking with hers. "I believe this could benefit us both, Miss Talbot." He paused, shifting in his chair. "I know you've raised four younger siblings, as caregiver and primary provider. I also know that finances are tight."
She swallowed. How? She glanced at the papers spread across his desk. What else did he know? "We manage," her voice was tight. Barely. He had no idea how tiring it was. How many nights she'd crawl into bed wondering if they'd ever get ahead? If she'd ever stop worrying over their future. Or if she'd ever have a life of her own.
"It's safe to say you feel comfortable dealing with children? That you've experience with ... babies?"
It was impossible to miss the scorn in his voice. She frowned. "Yes. My parents died when Nate, the youngest, was a few months old." Since their aunt hadn't been the hands-on, kid-friendly type, Jessa had been mother and sister.
He nodded and sighed heavily, pinching his nose and closing his eyes. "Then, I have two questions for you. Are you willing to put in the substantial extra hours required, in a non-traditional work environment? And can I count on your complete and total discretion?" He glanced at her. "To start, I'll double your salary and give you a bonus that should cover the next tuition payments for your brother and sister. I will also help your brothers gain admission to the schools they want. Staying there will be their responsibility."
Her heart was hammering, the prick of tears undeniable. This was a huge opportunity. He had no idea what this meant to her — to her family. She might not have to refinance the house. Any concerns over how vague he was being faded away. How could she say no? "Yes."
"Good. If you've been working on anything else, tell Mrs. Daugherty. She can take over."
She waited, hoping he'd provide more information. This project ... Considering his line of questioning, it had something to do with children. Possibly an onsite daycare facility? Something that wouldn't fall within the parameters of his seemingly carefree, extravagant life — full of beautiful people and exotic adventures. At least, that's the way the papers portrayed him. To her, his life was all glamor and excitement — things that didn't exist in her world.
"May I ask about this project, Mr. Dean?"
His eyes slammed into her, searching ... He seemed hesitant to tell her. "Apparently, I have a son."
He had a son? She wasn't sure what to say or how to react. Or what, exactly, that had to do with her ...
"It's a surprise to me, too, let me assure you. We have a car to catch. I'll share the details on the way to the hospital." He ran a hand through his golden hair, a single curl falling onto his forehead.
"The hospital?" she asked, growing more perplexed.
"He was born yesterday morning," he clarified.
A million questions raced through her mind.
"Grab your things," he said. "I'll meet you in the lobby. We won't be returning to the office today."
She nodded, hurrying from his office and toward the elevators. She passed Lara, ignoring her friend's furious attempts to flag her down, and headed to her cubicle. In five minutes, she'd slipped into her coat, grabbed her bag, and was headed to the elevator, her questions settling into a more logical pattern. The one thing she wanted clarified: was his son her special project?
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3 out of 5 stars. After dealing with the “curse” of being a werewolf and leading his “pack” of friends over the past ten years, Finn (Finnegan/Oscar Finnegan Dean the Third) finds out that he is unexpectedly a father and that the mother of his child is dead all in one surprising blow. Therefore, in the process of “picking up his life,” he interviews (within his company) for the perfect caretaker for his newborn son and finds it in Jessa. Not only is she the perfect woman to care for his son … she may just mean something more to him all together. And if only everyone will stop threatening him and those he cares about, than he might just be able to figure out how to keep Jessa in his life permanently. This novel kept me guessing from beginning to end. Then to top that off, it wasn’t altogether what I expected when I purchased Book 1 and 2 of the Blood Moon Brotherhood series. I can truthfully state that I loved the first half of this novel, but I struggled with this novel’s second half. I struggled only because of how this series’ build-up was laid out AND because of how it seemed that Ms. Summers was throwing a bunch of plot stuff in at the end of this novel that was either rushed or unnecessary. Overall, it just made it difficult to enjoy as much as I wanted too. With that being said, I really was a fan of Jessa and Finn getting together. Their chemistry was off the charts hot! In addition, I loved their interaction with each other and Finn’s son Oscar. For them I WAS charmed. Because of everything, this novel is only recommended to those looking for a mysterious paranormal shifter romance. Especially if you want an intense read that you might be able to read (start to finish) within a day like I did. Review By: From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews -- read more of this review and TWO TEASERS on my blog --
•Unexpected What a great book for my first Sasha Summers story, I can't wait to read more. I'm hoping this story continues. It doesn't end as a cliffhanger, BUT I want more of Finn and Jessa's story. As well as to know what happens to the packs. But this was an awesome start and a great read! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via IndieSage for an honest blog tour review.
Interesting storyline, but was very repetitive and didn't seem to move the story.
3 1/3 stars I liked it overall but at times it felt slow....really do not like cliffhangers either but all in all enjoyable
Very good read
Overall well written. It's a story of love, fear, baby cuteness rolled all into one. The ending was corny and cut short due to the second novel. Can't wait to read it.
The story was good I would had given it 5 stars but absolutely hate Cliffhangers
I totally loved this book. Finn and Jessa were magical together. As I read, it felt so surreal and a dreamlike quality for me. I loved the pull they had to one another. I was scared when they were. Their journey had a few twists and turns. I really want the final outcome. This did not end on a hard ckiffhanger, but I definitely want more of this story/series. And I need more Oscar. oh my goodness he was adorable and makes me wish my kids were still small. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
(4.5 stars) Books centered around a baby aren't may fav since it's been done too much already. BUT Sasha Summers delivers a story that worked. I found myself thoroughly enjoying the ride. There's action, romance and an interesting take on werewolves. The baby is not the heroine's (Jessa). It's his (Finn), but you knew that from the blurb. As is typical for shifter books the hero and heroine are destined/fated/matched. Makes them getting together a given, but it's not as expected. There's a lot of angst, mostly on his part. There are twists to this poignant story of two strangers coming to grips with intense chemistry amidst danger and the challenges of an infant. I sniff a series here and will be reading the next! (ARC received from publisher)
I was quite surprised by this book. I had all the elements, Romance, intrigue, family, tension. I liked Finn from the start and Jessa was a very engaging character. For me it ended a little abruptly however I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Sexy new PNR werewolves series This is a fast paced, sexy, paranormal romance book that is slightly darker in tone. There's action, romance and an interesting take on werewolves (man made werewolves vs natural born werewolves). Jessa and Finn made a great couple and it ends in a HFN type of ending. This is the great start to a new series. My rating: 4.0 stars **** "I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
4.5 Stars! Tantalizing twists abound in this werewolf shifter story. Finn is such a tortured soul due to 'his curse' that the way Jessa accepts not only him but his baby, Oscar is a beautiful thing. Especially when he learns to accept the wolf himself. I just hope it's not too late with the troubled future and all the hurtles they and their pack are facing to do them good. Anticipating the next book in the series. I voluntarily read a review copy kindly provided by NetGalley and Entangled Publishing
With lots of action and a different spin about werewolves than other books, the Blood Moon Brotherhood looks to be a promising series. Finn is constantly fighting his wolf, and based on how his transformation occurred, it’s no surprise that he considers his werewolf nature a curse. When a woman he had an affair with dies after giving birth to his child he finds himself totally unprepared for what that means – it’s bad enough that he has never even considered being a father, but not knowing how his wolf nature will manifest in his child has brought some serious ramifications to not only him, but his pack. Enter Jessa – a blessing and a curse to Finn. His wolf instantly recognizes her as his mate, and you can feel the bonds develop between not just Finn and Jessa, but also between baby Oscar. Jessa was really great – she’s had to raise her younger siblings so she’s no stranger to all things baby, but what I really loved was her protective nature – and not just to baby Oscar, but to her siblings, to Finn, and to his extended pack family. She may have been hired to be a short term nanny, but she brings so much more to Finn’s life. There was a lot of time where Finn was fighting and denying the attraction between himself and Jessa, but once Finn accepts that Jessa is his, he’s fully on board with what his wolf has wanted from the beginning. And since Jessa and Oscar need protection from an all-out assault from the “others”, it’s a good thing Finn has gotten on board with his wolf! There was a bit of a dark feel to this book. It was a bit edgy and had some darker moments, and you could really feel the evil lurking around the plot. I loved the twists to the werewolf lore that occur in this book’s world and the mystery surrounding Finn and his pack and the “others” (and just what is it about that bone?!!!) I did feel a slight disconnect between Jessa and Finn at times, it seemed that the emotional connection between the two didn’t fully evolve until the end, so some of their interactions seemed just a bit off during the first part of the book – not a big deal, but I was happy to see them finally get to a place where their actions and words felt like they in synch with each other. Although I did enjoy this book, I was a bit disappointed at the ending, which left me hanging a bit and is why I only rated this one 3 stars. Since this is book one of the series I didn’t necessarily need a HEA, but I felt like I was left just short of a HFN and maybe one more chapter or tying up one more loose end would have given me that. There is enough great stuff about the world that has been created and the characters that I will definitely be looking for others in the series. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy from the publisher via NetGalley of this book.
3.5 “This title…it gets me every time” Stars I love me some werewolf romance and with a title like this, I just couldn’t pass the opportunity of trying out Falling for the Billionaire Wolf and His Baby. I mean we’re talking about a billionaire werewolf who suddenly finds himself a single father who turns to his employee to help him care for the baby. I felt I hit the jackpot with this one. I’m not going to lie, I was prepared for the book to be totally absurd. I was pleasantly proved wrong, though and I enjoyed it very much. I really liked the spin Ms. Summer put on the whole shifter thing, making this a bit different from all the other shifter books out there. Finn, the typical alpha, bossy and aloof workaholic, had quite the surprise when he changed into a wolf and turned his best friends into werewolves too after an accident. Now trying to deal with the fallout, they need to figure out what being shifters entails as well as staying out of the way of the other werewolf pack that seems determined on wiping them out. When Finn learns of the existence of a baby, he turns to Jessa, a model employee to help him set up his house for the baby and find someone who’ll help him in the long term. He didn’t count on Jessa bonding with baby Oscar as deeply as she did nor that he and his wolf would find her irresistible. Jessa was the best. She was selfless, loving and a devoted caregiver, having raised her four younger siblings when their parents passed. When she is swept into the crazy werewolf world, she dealt with it like a champ and always kept a cool head, even when the situations became more and more dangerous. Finn was a bit of a jerk at first. Having been fighting the wolf for the past decade as well as being raised by nannies hired by emotionally stunted parents, he was not in touch with his feelings. Jessa and baby Oscar change all this, slowly burrowing into his heart and awakening protective instincts he never knew he could have. With lots of suspense and action, this sexy romance had a great pace. I can’t say I totally connected with either Jessa or Finn but I did find them cute together and I loved baby Oscar. I wished there had been more of a closure to their romance and Jessa’s current situation, but I understand that part of the story will continue in future books. I’m very intrigued as to where the storyline will go and can’t wait to get to read about the rest of the pack. *I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book*
When Jessa Talbot’s boss offered her a promotion, she agreed—no questions asked. Her family needed the money, but fighting the attraction she feels for her brooding employer is tough. Worse, she instantly bonds with his infant son she’s caring for. But this is a temporary solution and she can’t get attached to either of them. Finnegan Dean is cursed. He’s a nicely dressed monster, the wolf inside always looking for a way out. But there are two things he and his wolf agree on. They must protect baby Oscar and Jessa—his mate. While the wolf hungers to seal their bond, Finn fights the instinct. After all, if he really cares for her, he’d never doom her to the life he lives. Review: My second paranormal romance for last week was a cross between a boss/assistant, unexpected baby and shifter romance. With all that going on it could have turned bad really quick but was executed well and very engaging. I really liked the back story about who Finnegan and his friends became wolves. I loved Jessa, she is a natural nurturer, strong and fierce....a great heroine. Finn is just yummy, a fighter when faced with adversity and he is just so sweet when he finally gives into his love for Oscar and Jessa. The story also is filled with lots of sexual tension and wonderful intimate scenes. I cannot wait to find out what happens in the next book! And another new-to-me Author to read. 4Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
4 Stars! I can admit when I’m wrong and I was wrong about this book. To be completely honest, based on the title alone, I went into this thinking it was going to be a little silly and a lot of steamy. I got the steamy part right, but not so much in the sex department but in the scorching chemistry between Finn and Jessa. I was completely off the mark thinking this was going to be silly. It was not at all. In reality, it was a great plot that just so happened to have a shifter as the male MC. For the first third of the book, I was thinking “this could be any romantic suspense novel if you remove the shifter component.” However, the further I read, the more I liked it. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it from the beginning, but the title just really killed it for me and I went into it with a certain mindset. Finn and Jessa are just hot as a couple. It takes a while to get there, since, you know, the whole he’s a werewolf thing, but once they finally get over themselves, the emotions run high. Then, there is this one part with the baby (also a shifter) and it was so stinking cute. Babies, human or otherwise, get me every time. In the end, I really enjoyed this book. The writing is really good, character development is much deeper than I anticipated and a cast of secondary characters that only add to the story makes this a hit for me.
Falling for the Billionaire Wolf and His Baby' by Sasha Summers. This is book One in the "Blood Moon Brotherhood" series. This is the story of Jessa Talbot and Finnegan Dean. Jessa is struggling to raise and pay for her siblings college/school. Jessa has been raising them since they were little so she knows how to take care of children. Finnegan has just found out a one night stand he had has died in childbirth leaving him a son in the hospital. Finnegan hasn't been around children. Taking it one step further he has been careful not to father any children due to a curse that he believes he has. So he is quickly in need of someone to help him deal with this new development. Finnegan thinks looking a Jessa resume and history that she would be the perfect person until he meets her. Finnegan's enter wolf is wanting her along with him finding her attractive will just add to the issues he is being thrown. But Jessa gets the job and she is quickly learning all that she will be having to face for this position. There was danger and some excitement to go along with this hot paranormal romance. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily
Great start to a new shifter series! Finnegan Dean needs help and soon! He’s an accidentally made werewolf alpha, who is the target for a pack of hereditary werewolves, and he’s just discovered that not only is his ex-lover dead but that she died giving birth to his son. Add in the fact that he and his friends had previously agreed never to have children and that he has no idea how to raise and protect his son . . . . He really does need help now! As the CEO of a large company, he has existing employees to select from. They need to be able to keep his son’s existence a secret as well as be prepared to look after him 24/7 until he can make alternative arrangements . . . Scouring his employees, he spots Jessa Talbot, a big sister who has raised her younger siblings on her own. She’s ideal! The problem is, his wolf also thinks she’s ideal and she also really cares for Oscar, his newborn son . . . and she’s also attracted to Finnegan! Life’s going to get interesting as they strive to protect young Oscar and their own hearts. As enemies threaten, life will never be the same for any of them! This is a lovely read because the two main characters are so well matched! Finn is very much a control freak but Oscar’s arrival has turned his world upside down and he really needs Jessa to help sort things out. Their attraction is great but so is their reticence to act upon it, though for very different reasons. When they do succumb, the dangers just seem to grow, placing their very lives in danger. It is only with friendship and love that they can escape – for the time being! This is a great start to a new series and I really look forward to reading other books involving Finn and his friends in future. I requested and received a copy of this book via NetGalley without any obligation. This is my honest opinion after reading it.
Falling for the Billionaire Wolf and His Baby by Sasha Summers is a gripping and intense paranormal romance that is a fast-paced reading delight. This is my first time reading Ms. Summers work and I wasn’t disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am definitely looking forward to what’s coming next in this series. Please note that an ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
3.5 "I Protect Mine" stars!! I enjoyed the premise of this story. For some reason, Finn's constant struggle with his wolf really humanized him. Not to mention the feelings and vulnerabilities unleashed by the presence of Jessa and baby Oscar. Oscar's presence raised the stakes in a war between Finn's pack and the Others and he refused to allow his son or his mate to be casualties. I found the whole idea of how Finn became a wolf intriguing. It was a cool blend of urban myth, culture, and artistic license. I found the writing that let up to and flowed from this incident to be quite colorful and entertaining. My only real issue with this story was its conclusion. It felt unfinished and I haven't located any leads as to a follow-up story. If there is, I'd be interested in finding out what happens next. Release Date: April 24, 2017 Genre: PNR - wolf shifters POV: Dual - 3rd person Steam: 3 out of 5 Book Type: Standalone???
I loved this fun romance with a twist. I've read lots of billionaire books and lots of werewolf books, but not any that combined the two - this made for a unique and entertaining book....especially with the whole will the baby turn or not question. The characters were very likeable and engaging. The romance between Jessa and Finn started out sweet and became very hot with a capital H - all while fighting for their lives from a crazy pack of werewolves that considers them false wolves that they want eradicated. If you enjoy romantic suspense with a paranormal twist, you will love this book. I'm hoping this is the beginning of a new series. I've added the author to my must read authors' list.
I rather enjoyed this, it's a fast paced romance but it works and I loved Finn and Jessa together. I'm quite interested in how this will progress and what's in store for this pack of reluctant wolves. Finn and Jessa's chemistry is palpable and the secondary characters are endearing. This was a complimentary advanced reader copy from the author/ publisher given freely for a honest review via Netgalley.
Finnegan AKA Finn needs help in the worst way. He calls upon his employee who needs the money most. Jessa turns out to be a nice surprise. She is just what he needs. J Jessa is shocked her boss needs her in any way. She has a lot to learn about Finnegan and what he is asking. There are secrets being kept by both of them. Maybe taking a chance can lead to so much more. Really fast paced and enjoyable book. The sweet story and sexy times make this a keeper. Hoping to see these incredible characters in upcoming stories. The Blood Moon Brotherhood is full of hottie testosterone! ***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publisher, in exchange for an honest review only.