Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Stefan by V.A. Dold

Title:  Stefan
Series:  LeBeau Brothers #3
Author:  V.A. Dold
Published:  December 23/14 by Vickie Dold
Length:  266pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  paranormal romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

NOTE: Complete novel. No cliffhanger. Dual POV. Rated 18+ for language and strong sexual content. This is an adult paranormal romance with erotic content. The series centers on Billionaire Wolf Shifters with plus sized BBW for mates. It also includes vampires, voodoo priestess, a Marine, and magic. These are stand alone books that create a series. They do not need to be read in order.

El is a beautiful, successful, plus sized woman suffering a debilitating humiliation that has left her hating all handsome, wealthy men exactly like Stefan Le Beau. Unfortunately for Le Beau, she’s known him since she was sixteen and was totally snubbed by him. To her, he’s a hound dog and a man-whore.

Stefan is a playboy to the extreme with one hard and fast rule: date a woman only once, take her to bed, and be gone before morning. Until El.

Stefan’s dream of finding his mate comes true when he bids two hundred thousand dollars to win a date with El at Simon’s charity ball. Money well spent in his opinion.

Now, if she would only talk to him. Or look at him. Or touch him, or…like him.

Can Stefan convince El he's a reformed man?

Can El learn to trust a man who is the epitome of what she avoids and could shatter her heart?

It will require drastic, strategic measures from the entire family to make this mating happen.

My Review:

What an intriguing novel. Dold returns to her world of shifters in the bayou with a flair. Suspense runs rampant as the story takes off. This was also a very emotional story. Dold brought tears to my eyes more than once. She also made me laugh. I love the concept of the goddess. It’s more prominently developed here than in the previous novels. It really helps to explain what being a shifter means to these individuals. This novel can be read as a standalone, but the first two novels in the series do give a great deal of context. You can also really see the change in Dold’s writing since the beginning of the series. This novel is much smoother and more personal.

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this main couple. Both were well developed individuals who can stand very well on their own. Seeing them come together and how they did so really lets you get to know them on a personal level. I liked seeing more of this world from the mate’s perspective. It really helped me understand the female characters better.

As a whole, this was a fantastic addition to Dold’s series. I’d definitely recommend it to those who enjoy a racy shifter romance.

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