Book 1, Cougarville
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Sadie Becker is not herself. A 40-year-old, divorced mother of two, Sadie wakes up one morning and realizes that she looks and feels like she did in her twenties. Suddenly she’s unable to walk around in her new town of Cougarville without men falling at her feet. Confused and alone, Sadie isn’t sure who to turn to…except answers to her problems might reside with her broodingly handsome reclusive neighbor, Mathis.
An alpha shifter, Mathis lost the love of his life, and he knows he’ll never find another mate. But his innocent new neighbor clearly doesn’t know the danger she’s in, and he's the only one who can save her.
But when the attraction pulls too strong, will Mathis’ animal nature be unleashed and claim Sadie for his own? Evangeline Anderson's Buck Naked is a sexy, emotional thrill-ride that will hook readers on this fantastic new series.
Ok, a 40 year old waking up one day looking like she is in her 20's again??? Yep, I'm sold. How do I make this happen?
This was a unique approach to an overpopulated theme. I love the idea that an older woman wakes up going through a rejuvenation stage once her shifter gene kicks in. All I can think about is how I would do a lot of things different if I can turn back time and start over and Sadie is getting that chance.
Sadie is fresh off a divorce and moves into her mom's cabin in Cougarville. She wakes up to changes to her body and reactions from the town folk that make her feel like she's in the Twilight Zone. Sadie has no idea that she carries this shifter gene. She's new to town and doesn't understand why all the men in town are looking at her like she is their next meal and the women are outright hateful towards her.
The reaction of the town folk towards Sadies new scent was pretty comical, especially since she has no idea what's going on. I loved both main characters in this story as well as the side characters. My only negative about this story was Mathis's constant refusal to the idea that Sadie was meant for him.
Mathis has had a life mate who sadly passed away not long after being mated to him, over ten years ago. He believes his kind is not allowed to mate more than once and constantly refuses Sadie. While I understand he was trying to not hurt her, it wasn't the only reason he held back. His dead wife was a big part of this story.
Overall, I really enjoyed the story and it was a fun read with a little bit of seriousness to it. ARC provided by Netgalley.
What a great start for a new series. I really enjoyed this book but I also like it because we usually always get a young heroine but this time around we got a older heroine in her 40. I really like the idea of the heroine Sadie being of a particular age she divorce with grown kids away at college made her seem more relatable to older reader. Plus I'm a total sucker for second chances at love story. Also this wasn't your typical PNR it had a unique twist which made for a very interesting and entertaining read. I'm definitely looking forward to reading book 2 in the series. I voluntarily read and review this ARC I haven't been compensated in any way.
I loved reading this new series by Evangeline Anderson. I can already tell this is going to be a wonderful series.
I found this story interesting. I believe this is the first story I have read about an elk shifter. The one thing I loved about Mathis Blackwell was his loyalty to his dead wife and how he does not wanted to hurt Sadie Becker.
Sadie was an amazing woman. She was a survivor. Anyone that comes through a loveless marriage and still be in good spirits has my respect. I love how she left everything behind and told the leap of faith and move to a strange town.
I can imagine all the thoughts that went through Sadie’s mind when she started seeing the towns folks acting strange. Okay, strange is putting it lightly. Instead of Cougarville I am sure she was thinking Crazyville. Yeah, that bad. There are so many secrets that she does not know about.
In this story I did not like Mayor Liam Keller but who knows maybe the author can win me over on him in book 2. He was one that was pursuing Sadie and would do what every he could to get her.
I loved Fiona in this story. She was the resident pharmacist slash medicine woman. She had so much knowledge but sometimes would not just come out and tell you what you needed to know. I loved how she friended Sadie and was rooting for Sadie and Mathis to getting together. Fiona truly had a good heart.
This was a great story and so happy I got a chance to read it.