July 7th 2011
Dammit , just how many toes was she going to have to stomp on before people realized she was a delicate freakin’ flower?
Naomi doesn’t want to follow tradition and settle down with a violence-loving, chest thumping shapeshifter. She grew up in a household with five, testosterone laden brothers where none of the dishes ever matched, the ugly-as-sin furniture could withstand any catastrophe, and where crazy glue was bought by the case.Jen's review
When fate—with a snicker—makes her meet not one, but two mates, Naomi digs her heels in and refuses to do what her wolf—and her body—demands. No way is she voluntarily allowing herself to get hitched to a pair of dumbass—totally hot and muscled—lacrosse players.
Can Ethan, the towering Kodiak bear, and Javier, the sexy, tanned jaguar convince this she-wolf that life with them won’t be all chaos? And can this delicate freakn’ flower unbend her prejudices enough to recognize she needs a pair of men who can handle her thorns—and her passion?
*Side note* This is an old review - one of my firsts with the Adult readings :)
Here's another first for me .. a story about 3 shifters falling in love.
I was a litter nervous about this book - but since I read some high praised reviews about it - I thought I'd give it a chance.
I'm glad I did - it was really a cute story.
First we meet Naomi - the "Delicate Freakin' Flower" She is a Werewolf shifter - and she's SO TIRED of the violence. Being raised with 5 brothers and a dad who loves to wrestle just as much as the boys do, she is ready to be done with the whole shifter species. She's looking for a nice human to settle down with.
When her BFF drags her to a Lacrosse game one Saturday night - Naomi has a sudden attraction to two of the of star players - Number 69 and 44 - But since this is a "shifter's only" sport , she tries to talk herself out of the feeling her inner "wolf" is trying desperately to let out.
During the Game 44 catches her eye and can't seem to look away ... until it's too late........
Ethan (aka #44) is an Alaskan Kodiak Bear shifter - a real Teddy bear of a guy too. He is shy and not so great with words when trying to talk to people, but he has a big heart. And a big body to match - When he spotted this little wolf in the crowd, he couldn't seem to look away - until it was too late ....
Javier (aka #69) is a Jaguar Shifter - and sleek and sexy this hunk of a guy is - total ladies man, without a single urge to settle down. Just like his father.
Javier is also Ethan's best friend - and they share EVERYTHING together. including women at some times.
When Javier hears that Ethan found his mate in the crowd - he's happy for him. Ethan wants to settle down and be happy.
So when Ethan and Javier find out where Naomi live and pay her a visit (to apologies :) Javier is shocked to find his inner cat clawing his way to get to this little wolf - could it be true?? Could he really be Mated with her too?? Is he ready to settle down with just ONE person??
The only problem is Naomi is really NOT looking for a shifter Mate - let alone TWO of them who engage in violence all the time...
But little does she know - that not all Shifters are on the lookout for violence - And the longer you hold out on your Mating instints, the harder it is to control your urges :)
This Threesome group is fun to get to know. The humor is funny, the romance is hot and steamy , and the story is all around a fun read :)
Forget the Elephants from "Water for Elephants" and forget the werecats from "Stray" I want a Kodiak Bear!!!!!
"Her anger, having receded during her hunt of Javier, became completely replaced wth mirth as the Kodiak bear sat down and cocked his head, looking like a cuddly teddybear.
She shifted back and shook her head.. "How's a girl supposed to stay pissed when you're acting like the world's cutest carnival prize"
Francine’s loved Mitchell, a wolf like herself, since she first set eyes on him back when they were just kids. However, Mitchell’s never seen her as more than another annoying sister. Determined to make him realize she’s all grown up, she enlists the aide of Alejandro, a gorgeous cat shifter. She never counted on wanting them both.
Alejandro knows Francine is special from the first moment he meets the fiery plump wolf, which is why he suggests she use him to make Mitchell jealous. A great plan, especially if it means getting to kiss those luscious lips. One taste though, and he’s addicted, but how does he make her see past the man she loves to realize she’s also meant to be his mate.
For a long time now Mitchell’s been running from Francine, certain she’s mistaken that their destiny’s lie together. However, the little girl he remembers is all grown up, and when he sees her in the arms of another, a need to claim her overrides all his common sense. But, he’s waited too long and fate has decided that he’s going to have to share. Can he bend enough to accept Francine and another man, or will his jealousy keep him freakn’?
Jen's Older review
This book was awesome! I love this series
There was a lot of Naomi in this book –
And of course Ethan and Javier with their only purpose in life is to make her feel like a Delicate Freakin’ Flower :)
She is so funny though – Her BFF – Francine is anything but a Delicate Freakin’ Flower, but she’s not a hard and over
Confident girl either. She is a perfectly normal Wolf shifter
She grows up as a BFF with Naomi, so of course she knows everything about her family life. She has known that Naomi’s
Older brother Mitchell was her mate since she was 10 years old, but Mitchell didn’t acknowledge her claims.
Since they grew up together, all his feelings of protection seemed to blur together as nothing more than being like a little sister.
We start off with Francine’s car breaking down on the way to Naomi’s baby shower… she could shift into her wolf, but then carrying
The baby shower gift was going to be a little hard, so what to do??
When out of nowhere she hears the purr of a motorcycle approaching. It pulls over. There is no way she’d be able to carry the gift while
Riding on that thing. Without seeing any other choice, she took his offer to have him balance the gift with her holding onto his waist.
And the Innuendos begin.. “Are you sure I’ll fit? “ She owned panties with more crotch room than that bike offered” “just hold on tight, baby, and I’ll do the rest”
That was when her inner canine wanted to sniff the stranger up and down and follow it up with a lick.. that was strange, her wolf only acted like that when Mitchell was around. Besides, she’s already got her mate.. well kind of.
Once Mitchell acknowledges her as his mate, she’ll be taken, so what’s got her wolf all excited about this stranger?
Looking out the window, Mitchell is anxiously waiting for Francine to show up. Not because he’s interested in her of course, but because he needs the head start out the back door. Francine had
Been chasing Mitchell since he could remember. Knocking him down and pinning him down, trying to get him to admit she was his mate. But she’ like a sister to him. That’s
After high school, Mitchell went his own way and avoided Francine. He knew things wouldn’t change, so what happened when he saw her pull up on the back of a motorcycle, hugging
Another man? She didn't look like a little kid with pigtails and braces anymore.
Mitchell stalks down to Francine and demands she tell him what she’s doing with this cat – “whatever happened to “Hi Francine? Or “How’s it going Francine?”
Annoyed that she would ride around on a motorcycle without a helmet with her new boyfriend .. “he’s not my boyfriend, Although, if he were, what we did together would be no one of your business.”
“and might I add, we’d do some very INTERESTING things.” The Tanned biker said.
And the fists started flying.
I loved how Naomi came out of the house to see why Javier’s younger brother Alejandro and her stupid brother were fighting in her front yard, and just casually striking up a conversation
“Ethan, they’re going to crush my pretty flowers” Naomi barked , just as Ethan grabbed the fighter’s by the arm and yanked them apart *Sigh* I still love Ethan! The Big hugs Kodiak Teddy Bear :)
OK so back to the story, We now met Alejandro, who seems to stir up emotions in Francine, as well as jealousy in Mitchell, So when after Mitchell stalks off and everyone else resumes to the shower,
Francine is a mix of emotions. And so is her wolf.
When she leaves with Alejandro to go home, Mitchell is waiting for them. Since he was acting like an idiot, Francine decided to go home with Alejandro instead of Mitchell. Mitchell went burzerk again
And Francine announced she had offered her couch to Alejandro, so it only made sense that he take her home.. and they left.
At Francine’s apartment, Alejandro comes in for a beer, not really expecting to sleep over, their innuendo’s get stronger and stronger, and funnier and funnier :)
Alejandro had noticed that Mitchell was acting more out of jealousy than big brotherly type, so he offered himself up to Francine to try to get Mitchell to notice her more.
With the help of him being her new boyfriend.
“And what do you get out of this?” “A Place to stay, A chance to needle my brother, among others. And in the pursuit of our answer to Mitchell’s affection, make-out time with a hot redhead”
So everyone wins, right?
This was a cute story , I personally didn’t love Mitchell, I think he was too stubborn, Maybe if we had some flashbacks or something from them growing up, or something, more about their childhood
Together. I just wasn’t feeling the WHY she was so headstrong over Mitchell. Sure her wolf went crazy whenever he was around, but .. I don’t know –
I do love Alejandro though! He’s so hot, and sexy, and funny! WOW! I love how quick witted these two are. But Alejandro is a Seducer of women. Lover with excellent techniques, Good looking, and He won’t make a promise to a women, and he doesn’t stick around very long afterwards.
But when his inner cat tries to claw it’s way out whenever Francine was around, he was starting to re-think his ways…
There was great action, tender love, and lots of sweaty hot sex :)