Author: Nancy Corrigan

Review: Beautiful Mistake by Nancy Corrigan

Posted February 15, 2014 by Ginny in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Beautiful Mistake by Nancy Corrigan
Beautiful Mistake by Nancy Corrigan
Series: Royal Pride #2
Genres: Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Published by Ellora’s Cave on January 24, 2014
Format: eARC
Pages: 327
Source: Tour Host

Purchase Links: Amazon
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
Lena will do anything to protect the shifter child her family takes in, even turn herself into bait. Although she knows better than to fall for a shifter, Devin, the man who captures her, is unlike any she’s ever tangled with. Their desire is unquenchable and the draw to him is undeniable, but their relationship is riddled with mistakes and loving him has the potential to destroy her.

After shouldering his twin’s torture, Devin hovers on the verge of insanity. His life revolves around his family and recovering kidnapped shifter children. He never thought he’d have a mate or kids of his own until a rescue mission turns deadly. The beautiful female caught in the crosshairs stirs his mating instincts and tames his wild nature. Only her confusion over their intense attraction stops him from finishing their bond, but Devin’s persistent. He’ll convince his stubborn female that he’s the man she’s been waiting for—one passionate encounter at a time.

A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


Ginny’s Review:
I liked this book.  It was well done, with only a few hiccups here and there.  Lena and Devin are both complicated, complex characters that are written well. They’re both intensely stubborn, which made me want to shake them.

One quote I highlighted was, “Damn it, she’d asked for honesty but she didn’t want it. Not really!”  — I enjoyed that because I’m sure men all over the world have had that exact same thought and fallen into the exact same trap.  A woman (and I’m a woman so I can say this without being discarded as a sexist pig) who says that she wants to hear the truth but then gets pissed off when she gets what she asked for.  That part made me laugh.

Devin is a shifter with three different cats inside of him and his constant struggle to stay sane is a huge point in the book. He not only constantly battles his insanity but also Lena’s stubbornness, his own, his cats and their primal nature, as well as the fact that at over 300 years old, he’s never been in a serious relationship.

Lena is also well done, though, again, I wanted to shake her at times (which does make the characters more realistic in my eyes, as I’ve stated in previous reviews). They’re more humanized when they have those faults.  She’s trying her best to protect those she loves in an almost impossible situation.

However, I will say that when there is a HUGE loss of a character in the book (I’m not saying who, so no spoilers) — I thought it was a bit too easily brushed off for the person who lost the most.  It was briefly touched upon and then left alone.

And then… there was the sex.

I’m going to preface this next part with the statement that I enjoy sex scenes. If written correctly, they’re amazing. Ask any of my friends, I truly love sex scenes…. And this book had a lot of really great ones…

That being said, there are only so many sex scenes you can have in a novel about going to save a little girl before you start yelling at the characters, “PUT IT BACK IN YOUR PANTS AND GO SAVE THE LITTLE GIRL!”

That was the one major fault I found with the book. If the book is about sex and how sex is used to strengthen a bond or heal or just rise up in the ranks… Great! More sex all around! But when there’s a deeper story line involving a mystery and a small child that needs saving, I think there needs to be a bit more substantiation of that plot line and less of them getting it on in an airplane in front of 3 other men.

I give it a three-point-five out of five because I did enjoy the book but I think it may need a bit more work on the depth of the plot line.

Final thought: I am always amused when an author will describe in vivid detail someone “fucking” someone else, and then add in a line (outside of a sex scene) such as “Another vulgar curse involving his ass rang out,” usually when one or more men are insulting each other.  I’m not sure if it’s because it leaves the curse up to the reader’s imagination or if they simply want less swearing, but it always amuses me. This is not, by any means, a writing trait used only by Ms Corrigan. Many authors do it, and I simply made a note of it when I was reading.

Series Spotlight & Giveaway: Beautiful Mistake by Nancy Corrigan

Posted February 15, 2014 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 1 Comment

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Welcome to Urban Girl Reader’s stop on the Beautiful Mistake by Nancy Corrigan Blog Tour. Today we are featuring a series spotlight for the Royal Pride series which Beautiful Mistake is the second release of. Check out each of the books and then be sure to enter the giveaway!!

SERIES SPOTLIGHT:
Royal Pride Series

Unexpected Find
Royal Pride, Book 1 (Rafe and Jazz)

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Since the murder of her best friend, Jazz is stuck in a safe but lonely way of life. She’s willing to sacrifice everything to keep her family safe from the shifter world. The sexy stranger who struts into her friend’s bar changes everything. From the first glance Jazz knows she’s sunk—their chemistry sizzles from across the room, it’ll be undeniable up close.

Rafe wants Jazz from the second he sets eyes on her. The depth of the need that swamps him every time he’s near her surprises him. It takes every last ounce of his self-control not to pounce on Jazz and make her his. Only her distrust of his shifter nature holds him back. He counts it as a win every time his beloved human gives in to their passion and takes him to her bed. But Rafe’s patience isn’t infinite and he’ll do whatever it takes, face any danger—past or present—to ensure that Jazz becomes his. Forever.

A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Buy Links:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | ARe | Ellora’s Cave


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Beautiful Mistake
Royal Pride, Book 2 (Devan and Lena)

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Lena will do anything to protect the shifter child her family takes in, even turn herself into bait. Although she knows better than to fall for a shifter, Devin, the man who captures her, is unlike any she’s ever tangled with. Their desire is unquenchable and the draw to him is undeniable, but their relationship is riddled with mistakes and loving him has the potential to destroy her.

After shouldering his twin’s torture, Devin hovers on the verge of insanity. His life revolves around his family and recovering kidnapped shifter children. He never thought he’d have a mate or kids of his own until a rescue mission turns deadly. The beautiful female caught in the crosshairs stirs his mating instincts and tames his wild nature. Only her confusion over their intense attraction stops him from finishing their bond, but Devin’s persistent. He’ll convince his stubborn female that he’s the man she’s been waiting for—one passionate encounter at a time.​

A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Buy Links:  Amazon | Ellora’s Cave


Excerpt from Beautiful Mistake

Several minutes passed before the doorknob turned and the scent of evergreen and moss swept into the room. The soft click of the bedroom door sounded overly loud in her ears. She froze, suddenly very aware of her racing pulse. Nerves or anticipation? She sighed. With the way her body reacted to him, probably both.

The bed dipped as he crawled toward her. His slow approach made her heart knock hard against her ribcage. She hated how much she yearned for him.

He skimmed his fingers across her shoulder, down her arm to linger at her wrist. “Morning, baby. How are you feeling?”

His rumbly voice made her stomach flutter. She clenched her hands until her nails dug into her palms. The bite of pain distracted her from thinking about the man she should fear but couldn’t help desiring.

“Better.” She swallowed hard. “I…umm, want to…” Strong hands lifted hers and the slight contact zapped her thoughts. The unexplainable lust returned and mixed with the longing. She couldn’t get her mind to work. “Talk. I want to talk.”

“Me too. We have a lot to talk about.”

Instead of asking any of the questions she knew he had, he gently pulled back her fingers, kissing each one before pressing his mouth to her palm. His touch branded her and filled her with warmth. Her breathing quickened. An answering groan spilled from his throat.

“My sisters…I called them.”

“Are they safe?”

His question and the emotion laced into it eased some of her tension. She nodded. “They’re safe.”

A long moment passed while Devin brushed his cheek back and forth over her inner wrist. “You’re not going to tell me where they are yet, are you?”

She shook her head.

“Look at me, Lena.”

Unable to resist him, she opened her eyes and his breathtaking feline ones stared back at her. Strands of patchwork hair framed the face that had occupied her dreams all night. Harshly cut cheekbones, up-tilted eyes and the wider, flatter nose made it unique, a mixture of beauty and power. Devin was the type of man you never forgot. One glimpse and you were hooked.

He knelt next to her on the wrinkled sheets, looking deliciously hot with his disheveled hair, bare chest and loose sweats. She let her gaze travel over him from the bulge in his pants up to the lips she wanted on hers. One corner of his mouth lifted. Her heart skipped a beat. Dear god, if she wasn’t careful, he could own her.

“You can trust me.”

She wanted to. “I need to make sure.”

He stretched out on the bed next to her and pulled her into his arms. He didn’t say anything. He simply held her. The tension in her limbs drained and she relaxed in his embrace exactly as she’d done in the hotel. She didn’t know how long they snuggled but he finally shifted closer and placed his palm over her heart.

“The answer is here, Lena. Do you feel it?”

About Nancy Corrigan

I've always been an avid reader and encourage everyone to escape the hectic daily grind with a few minutes a day in your favorite book.

I'm lucky enough to share my cat's home with my three wonderful children, husband, dog and snake. When not writing, I work as a chemist in a pharmaceutical lab.

My passions beyond reading and family include music, classic cars, tattoos and animals (all of which have found their way into my writing in one form or another). So that's a little bit about me...

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