Friday, August 1, 2014

REVIEW: Simon by VA Dold

Title: Simon
Series: Le Beau Series #2
Author:  V A Dold
Published Date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: self-published
Format: e book
Pages: 277
Genre: paranormal romance
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon

Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Synopsis: NOTE: Complete novel. No cliffhanger. Dual POV. Rated 18+ for language and strong sexual content. This is an adult paranormal romance with erotic content. The series centers on Billionaire Wolf Shifters with plus sized BBW for mates. It also includes vampires, voodoo priestess, a Marine, and magic. These are stand alone books that create a series. They do not need to be read in order.

Four years of honorably serving his country has left Simon, Cade’s younger brother, damaged and trapped in wolf form. Little did he know the only person with the ability to heal him completely would be found at home. Literally. Now that he’s found her, he is desperate to claim her.
Rose is a beautiful, voluptuous woman with limited experience with men. Although she's confident, she still has reservations. Never having a family of her own, her fear of abandonment has her fleeing romantic relationships, and doubting herself.
Travis is insane. A deadly loose cannon that a secret organization hired to destroy the Le Beau family by denying them their mates. Permanently.
Simon’s dream will be lost forever unless he is able to maintain human form.
Rose needs unconditional love and a mate to create the family she’s always wanted.
Travis’s all-consuming drive is to take Rose for himself.
Will Simon ever be whole again, able to claim his mate, giving Rose the love and family she so desperately craves? Or will Travis destroy them both?

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Oh my, I loved this book. It's another great book in this series. We get to see Cade and Anna again. We get to see more into Emma and a few of the other brothers, and of course, we get deeply involved in Rose and Simon. I love the way the author writes the characters, with such depth and emotion. Simon is so strongly portrayed, and you can just feel his woundedness as we are shown his backstory.
Not only is Simon broken, but so is Rose as she fights her own past demons. Somehow, they come together and help to heal each other. Their love is amazing to watch as it grows, even as Rose tries to push it away with her own doubts and insecurities.
The action ignites as an outside threat shows in the form of Travis, a rather psychotic shifter with the ability to block other shifters' gifts. He is convinced that Rose is his mate, and will stop at nothing to have her.
The love scenes between them are amazingly well-written. Love? Yes. Sex? Not as hardcore as some books I've read. There's much more emotional depth to it, which requires me to use the word love, instead of sex.
Overall, this book was very well-written, and it's an amazinf paranormal shifter romance series. I can;t wait for the next.

About the author:
V.A.Dold is the bestselling author of the Le Beau Brothers series, New Orleans wolf shifter novels. A graduate of Saint Cloud University, she majored in marketing. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a publicist to the authors, owning Innovative Online Book Tours and ARC Author & Reader Con's (ARC NOLA) (ARC Phoenix). Still is. The companies mesh so well together, much like PB&J. Her idea of absolute heaven is a day in the French Quarter filled with nothing but her computer, her coffee mug and the Brothers, of course. A Minnesota native with her heart lost to Louisiana, she has a penchant for titillating tales featuring sexy men and strong women. When she's not writing, she's probably taking in a movie, reading or traveling.
Her earliest reading memories are from grade school. She had a major fixation with horses, and the Black Stallion was a favorite. Then junior high came along and teenage hormones kicked in. It became all about the Harlequin Romances. She has been hooked on romances ever since.


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  1. Thank you so much for reviewing Simon. I am so glad you liked it :)
    V.A. Dold

  2. Wow great review and I agree completely I loved it