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Series: Cougarville #1
Title: Buck Naked
Author: Evangeline Anderson
Publisher: Swerve, St Martin’s Press
Published: April 4th, 2017
What a brilliant idea – imagine moving home and waking up not only feeling but also looking half your age – stretch marks, wrinkles, saggy bits all gone! That’s what happened to Sadie Baker in this story, the first in a new series by new-to-me author, Evangeline Anderson. This is the first story in a new series and had me laughing out loud. Sadie Becker is turning forty, has recently divorced and, as her twin offspring move to college, she’s moved to her Mother’s old home in Cougarville, NC. The move includes setting herself up in business and the strain of moving to start afresh is having an astounding affect on her – she’s no longer looking forty, instead she looks more like she did at twenty years old! That’s not the only surprise. She accidentally parades naked in front of her neighbour, the resident of Cougarville seem to have weird reactions to her and something strange is definitely going on as the men seem overly attracted whilst the women are hateful, spiteful or downright rude! She can’t imagine what is happening or why.
This story has a great range of characters, from Sadie and Mathis to the lady who runs the local pharmacy/chemists to the town Mayor, Sadie’s sister and many others, too. There are a shifters, the Moon goddess, myths and beliefs to be discovered in this hilarious read which I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys paranormal romances with great twists. I’m not going to type anything more as I’ll end up giving spoilers and you really need to read and enjoy this for yourself -I can’t wait to read more in the series!
I requested and received a copy of this story via NetGalley and this is my honest review after reading it.
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? Buck Naked is a sexy, emotional thrill-ride that will hook readers on this fantastic new series.