Enthralled -  Meljean Brook, Alyssa Day, Lucy Monroe, Lora Leigh

I am relatively sure the only reason I bought this was the Alyssa Day. I'm equally sure I waited until I found it cheap.

 

The LL... Thoughtful look. It's been a long time since I read a Breeds book. The inability to keep anyone/thing straight was maddening to this somewhat ocd reader. The "heroes" who were more controlling alphhole than alpha didn't help. Her short stories are generally easier for me to digest, and this one is no exception. The h - recessive breed - figures out what she is when her breed genetics suddenly kick in and she ends up in the ER. How she ended up like this is not really answered satisfactorily - either her grandfather was a douche who schemed to get his son's and his son's wife's eggs/sperm from a fertility clinic for malicious reasons, or the old saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions holds true. The story gives you the feeling the author couldn't make up her mind...or changed it. Whatever the case, the h is rescued from an assassination attempt, and she is separated from her parents. As to the why of that, well, we're never told but knowing how the breed mind seems to be written, it seems a deliberate attempt to force her into the fold. The H is somewhat aware of his attraction but is put off by her age and doesn't want her around. She forces the issue and other than one kidnapping attempt, they spend the rest of the book boinking. Out of the bedroom, the rest of this group of merry men (and Jonas is absent as they seem to be a group of security folks who only vaguely answer to him when they feel like it) are playing head games with each other and the would-be kidnapper.

 

The Alyssa Day contribution... too short I thought. I wanted to read more about the h and H. This is probably a good thing.

 

Meljean Brooke... I've read a couple of novellas from this series, and have the first book in Mt TBR. I'm still unconvinced though as to the appeal of steampunk. And well, in light of everything, I can't help but wonder why the H, as soon as he figured out the bad guy was going to kill them anyway, didn't act then. Or how the bad guy knew he survived, or HOW he survived for that matter.

 

Lucy Monroe's contribution - cute but didn't really catch my interest.