Blind Date, Checkmate by Veronica Blade (Novella)
Should a woman who’s unable to forget her first love give “happily ever after” one more try?
Shelby Winters’ one great love went sour. If she can’t feel that way about a guy again, why bother? When Shelby’s best friend sets her up on a blind date with Logan, the guy who broke her heart, he pursues her relentlessly, forcing her to make a choice: give her heart what it’s always desired and risk total devastation or shut Logan out and lose her only shot at happiness. To Shelby, it’s a lose-lose situation. Or is it?
Blind Date, Checkmate was a little predictable but still a nice light read that would make for
good lunch time or waiting room reading. The characters are likeable for the most part. Shelby
was insanely stubborn but I suppose she had good reason to be. Can she get over the past and fall in love again? Logan is a writer and a ladies man who has seen the err of his ways. But is he too late to reclaim his first and only love?
A Bite’s Tale: A Furry Fable by Veronica Blade (Novella)
A Cinderella who spends her nights as a wolf. A prince with a taste for blood.
Seventeen year old Cydney struggles against her werewolf nature, trying to keep everyone around her safe. No way will she risk exposing the beast at the prince’s ball, no matter how her two cousins try to persuade her. Even as she attempts to get on with her life, Cydney can’t forget the boy she loved three summers ago — or what she did to him after losing control.
Turned into a vampire to save his life, the prince refuses to live up to his royal duties. He just wants to find the girl he loved and lost...the werewolf girl who bit him. But his father, the king, commands him to attend a ball where he must choose a wife. Can he find his Cinderella before he's forced to marry another? He doesn’t even have her real name, much less a glass slipper.
Let me just say that I definitely saved the best for last when reading these two novellas! I loved A Bite's Tale and as much as I liked Blind Date, Checkmate, it pales in comparison. Don't get me wrong, I was sucked into Blind Date as well, but I simply could not stop reading A Bite's Tale until I had finished. I'm not huge into gushing about books but let me just say that if you like Young Adult Paranormal Romance, then what are you waiting for? Go get it!
A Bite's Tale is a captivating story about Cinderella and a Prince, but it's more than that. It has a little bit of everything, from werewolves, vampires, witches, and warlocks to love, heartbreak, anguish, threats, and promises.
**I received both of these novella's for review but that in no way effected my review(s).