ARC Review: Elemental Mating by Milly Taiden

Posted July 18, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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ARC Review: Elemental Mating by Milly Taiden
Elemental Mating
by Milly Taiden

3.5 Stars


Released: July 18th 2017
Series: A.L.F.A. #1
Published by InterMix
Format: eARC

“Light, fun and sexy shifters, yes please.”
~ Under the Covers

Just when I start to think it’s too difficult to find a good shifter romance series that brings back those feelings I used to have when reading these years back, here comes Milly Taiden with the A.L.F.A. series.  And I’m so glad for that!  Light, fun and sexy shifters, yes please.

ELEMENTAL MATING is a classic fated mates story with “some” military elements.  The hero, Hamel, is a jaguar shifter (OMG MY FAVE!) and part of the ALFA team.  Think CIA but for the paranormal.  His mission is to protect a known scientist working in Uganda that has found a new virus strain.  When he meets her for the first time, his jaguar recognizes her as his mate immediately.  But he still has a job to do to protect her and figure out who is after her, her research and why.

The premise here really worked for me.  I am a big fan of jaguar shifters and the author used the animal side of the hero really well.  Cuddly and cute while also growly sexual.  This is definitely a more character than plot driven story and we don’t get a whole lot of world building in it.  The main focus are the two main characters and luckily I was so on board with both of them.  The heroine is super smart, the virus issue was also interesting, and I can’t wait to find out more about the ALFA team in general since we don’t get much of it in this one.

There is also a deviation from a straight up shifter world here including some magic and demons.  I’m not so sure this was done to my liking necessarily and this was where I lost some of my interest.  But it was still entertaining and I’m happy that this will be a more complete paranormal world.

If you’ve read Vivian Arend’s Tahkini and Granite Lakes series, then you’ll definitely enjoy this one as well.  I can’t wait to see the overall world building develop more in the next one.




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About Milly Taiden

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Milly Taiden (AKA April Angel) loves to write sexy stories. How sexy? So sexy they will surely make your ereader sizzle. Usually paranormal or contemporary, her stories are a great quick way to satisfy your craving for fun heroines with curves and sexy alphas with fur.

Milly lives in New York City with her hubby, their boy child and their little dog “Needy Speedy”. She’s aware she’s bossy, is addicted to shoe shopping, chocolate (but who isn’t, right?) and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

She loves to meet new readers!


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I” read and enjoyed this author before. I just wished the story was a bit longer.

Amy R
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Thanks for the review.


Thanks Francesca for the review