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Bad, Dad, and Dangerous by Bru Baker , Jenn Moffatt, T.A. Moore , Rhys Ford

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55073255-bad-dad-and-dangerous?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=wJ3267kGt9&rank=3

Blurb

When the kids are away, the monsters will play.

School’s out for summer, and these dads are ready to ship their kids off to camp. Not just because their kids are monsters—whose aren’t?—but because they’re ready for some alone time to let their hair down and their fangs out. You see, not only are the kids monsters—their dads are too.

Even the most dangerous of creatures has a soft spot. These bad, dangerous dads love their kids to death, but they need romance.

Every year, for a few short weeks, these hot men with a little extra in their blood get to be who they truly are. And this year, life has a surprise for them. Whether they be mage, shifter, vampire, or changeling, these heartbreakingly handsome dads might be looking to tear up the town… but they’ll end up falling in love. All it takes is the right man to bring them to their knees.

KISMET & CADAVERS BY JENN MOFFATT

Thomas Anders is prepared for two weeks of alone time, or as alone as he can be living with his daughter’s sentient undead cat, running the family occult shop, and keeping San Diego safe from the strange and supernatural. What he doesn’t expect is for KJ Beshter to arrive in his shop bearing a gift card Thomas’s daughter cast a spell on. Thomas has met her handsome magic-sensitive teacher before, but now that Star is moving up a grade, he can cross that line. It would be perfect timing if something wicked didn’t want to sink its claws into KJ too….

MONSTER HALL PASS BY BRU BAKER

White-collar dad Hugh Whitby dotes on his adopted daughter, but she’s away at camp. Now it’s time let the vampiric urges he so tightly controls run wild and take advantage of his monster hall pass to feed on criminals. But when fae prince Rykoff of Harlow interrupts Hugh feeding, he catches Hugh’s daughter’s scent and vows to avenge the fae youngling he believes Hugh has captured.

Hugh had no idea his daughter wasn’t human, and it rocks the foundation of his world. He must convince Rykoff that the fae youngling in question is safe with her vampire dad and can prosper in the mortal realm—or risk losing her forever.

WOLF AT FIRST SIGHT BY RHYS FORD

SFPD Lieutenant Joseph Zanetti has spent years protecting his city, and from the looks of St. Connal’s Pub and its bad-boy owner, Levi Keller, the place is a hotspot for trouble and violence. Joe’s problem? Levi is delectably hot, with secrets Joe can’t wait to dig into.

As a Peacekeeper for paranormals, wolf shifter Levi doesn’t need the complication of a hot cop sniffing around his pub when he’s just sent his teen son off to summer camp. He’s busy brokering a peace agreement between two warring factions. When Joe stumbles into Levi’s world, both plunge into a situation neither one of them was ready for—falling in love.

ELF SHOT BY TA MOORE

All Conri wanted was to drop his kid off at Changeling camp, find the nearest halfway nice hotel, and enjoy a week of uncomplicated debauchery. It should be simple. It doesn’t work out that way.

When a local girl disappears, the neighborhood quickly lays blame at the well-guarded gates of the camp. With his son incriminated, a mystery to solve, and a malevolent pocket of the Otherworld to navigate, Conri will need all the help he can get—even if it does come from a distractingly pretty, tightly wound Iron Door agent who doesn’t trust Conri to be on the right side.

Reviews

MONSTER HALL PASS BY BRU BAKER

This is my favorite so far! I love the characters and the set up. This is just the right length for this story as it moves quickly and yet feels robust. I love Bru’s version of vampires and the fast pace really felt natural but the world building felt complete. Very sweet and fun!

5 of 5 stars

KISMET & CADAVERS BY JENN MOFFATT

This was my second favorite in the collection. I enjoyed this so much! I was leery at first, because I’m not an “undead cat” fan, but – he was super funny and really played a not huge role as far as that goes.

The characters were unique and fun with some moderate smexy times and a great adventure.

All in all – recommended highly!

4.5 of 5 stars

WOLF AT FIRST SIGHT BY RHYS FORD

This is fairly tame for Rhys (IMHO) in that it has a TON of really gorgeous descriptions and a little angst, but not to the extent that it overwhelms the story.

I wasn’t as enamored of it due to it’s length. We spend too much time learning about the boy for a secondary character that doesn’t seem to need so much attention. (Sequel?).

The grandma is introduced by not nearly explained enough. She’s a great character! I want to know more! (Sequel?)

The love story itself moves at lightning speed and didn’t feel as balanced as it could. I wanted the fullness of the rest of the story to bleed over to their romance as well.

It was still very entertaining and well written, but not my favorite from the author or in this anthology.

4 of 5 stars

ELF SHOT BY TA MOORE

This was not for me. I didn’t even finish it, though it is relatively short, so I cannot comment on it fully. However, I was often confused about who was doing what and the story just didn’t feel good or make me want to know more about the characters.

DNF

Overall, this is a great anthology and I do recommend it!


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