Narrator: Tess Irondale, Tyler Donne
Length: 6 hrs 14 mins
Series: A.L.F.A. #2
Published by Intermix on October 17, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Amerella Capone is the great-grandniece of the infamous Al Capone, and she won't let anyone in the Las Vegas Mafia forget it. But when Amerella unintentionally stumbles upon bad family business that she wants no part of, she becomes a star witness for a high-profile government case. One good deed and now her life is on the line…
Sworn to protect humanity in exchange for autonomy, the Alpha League Federal Agency is called in to keep Amerella safe from the Mafia. But cougar-shifter Agent François "Frank" Dubois has history with his charge, and the secrets between them might do more damage than any gun pointed at his head. Still, he takes her to the one safe place he knows she’ll never be discovered—home.
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Mating Needs is book two in the A.L.F.A. series featuring Frank, a cougar trying to take a vacation in his hometown with his mom. He gets called into service when a mafia princess agrees to testify against her family and needs protection. Frank gets a shocking surprise when he gets to Vegas to find out Amerella Capone is actually his mate, Amie who left him four years before.
For Amerella’s protection, he whisks her off to his hometown and his mom’s house. Figuring an old dying shifter town would be the last place the mafia would look for her. Despite Amie’s awareness of shifters, she charms the members of the town with fun make overs and her input on design and improvements the townspeople can make with their businesses. She’s a big hit. Unfortunately, her popularity pretty much kills any anonymity she may have had in this small town.
Amie is such a great character. Milly Taiden once again does not create her character with the usual Barbie doll qualities and Amie’s confidence in herself, despite what others would consider a drawback, appeals to the town. She becomes sort of an idol and everyone is vying for her help. She is so gracious about it and just willing to jump in and be her old self. This was the girl Frank fell in love with and he’s not going to let her get away so easy this time.
Amie’s time in the town brings in a lot of fun. I got a good laugh at a lot of her antics in helping people in the town. Her assistance goes beyond the basic advice on decorating. Her ideas end up with some embarrassing times for Frank.
Once Amie returns to Vegas, the action gets heavy. Her family has some interesting plans for her. We are again treated with a visit with some demons and I was surprised by the end result of their playing with the demon realm.
Mating Needs was a quick, fun read with great reunion romance and a tale of a town coming together. The connection Amie has with the town is so much stronger than what she gets from her own family, she gets blown away. I enjoyed Mating Needs and am excited to meet more members of A.L.F.A.