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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

Beneath the Skin: De La Vega Cats

Beneath the Skin  - Lauren Dane I have an unashamed love of this series and its sister series, Cascadia Wolves. I have to admit that from the start because these books are over-the-top, silly, campy fun. They aren't great literature or even great romance, but they suck me in and take me on a wild ride the same way the movie Con Air did. The werewolf mafia, the witches and witchophobes, the familt feuds ... it's just all so absurd in the best way.Beneath the Skin is a solid entry in the series. The anti-witch movement is sidelined in this book and the anti-shifter forces are the big bads here along with continuing problems within the de la Vega family. The romance has a little Romeo and Juliet spark to it that adds to the family feud vibe. And Gibson and Mia are very hot together. Ms. Dane includes super steamy, explicit and believable love scenes in all of these books. I enjoyed this book very much.