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Friday, March 13, 2015

Review: Touching Paradise

Title: Touching Paradise
Author: Cleo Peitsche
Series: Shark Shifter Paranormal Romance #1
Format: ebook
Release Date: August 27th 2014
Length: Novella (137 pages)
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchased
Buy: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 3.0-stars 

Melissa's Review:

I snagged Touching Paradise because it was a freebie, and I've been trying to find some not the norm type of shifter books. This one, as you can tell by the cover is a shark shifter novella. Can't say I've been introduced to that type of shifter before so I knew I had to snag it. *plays Jaws music*

Monroe is a woman visiting a beach paradise for her friend's wedding. She's a bit sad though due to her boyfriend bailing on attending the wedding with her and in the fight that ensued he said some pretty harsh things, such as calling her boring. That's definitely not the type of guy I'd want to be in a relationship with, so I was hoping Monroe would cut loose the guy and have some fun on her adventure.

Koenraad is a billionaire shark shifter that is looking for his missing child. When he sees a local scuba/snorkeling tourist boat broken down in the middle of the ocean, he goes to investigate. This is when he spots a pretty lady in a bikini and decides to lend a hand. The two hit it off and some fun time ensues. I'm not going to get that into the story since it is a pretty short novella. I found the story kind of lacking, though I think that's partially my fault since I wanted a novel length story. That being said I'd definitely read the next book to see what would happen. If you're looking for a sexy shark shifter novella look no further.

17 comments:

  1. Ah yes it's always a bit difficult when it's short like that... but at last it was nice too.

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    1. Yep! I have issues with short novellas most of the time, but I still try in case they're amazing lol

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  2. Well that is definirely different, never came across a shark shifter story.

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    1. I hadn't either!! That's why when I saw it was a freebie I snagged it fast :P

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  3. Wait, wait. Shark shifter you say?? I love the random shifters. Have you read Eve Langlais? Can't remember if I saw hers on your blog before. I love her variety. Crocodiles, bunnies, fox, etc. It's a good time :)

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    1. I haven't! I've seen a few reviews of her books but haven't tried them myself just yet. Will have to grab one to read next :)

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    2. crocodiles? o_O Ima hafta look into this...

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  4. I'm with Anna, Eve have interesting shifters.

    Shark eh, God forbid he shifts while down there.

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    1. Bwhahaha and that's why I <3 you, always saying what we're thinking.

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  5. I don't normally read novellas because I end up having the same problem you do, they just aren't long enough. However, I have NEVER read a shark shifter book before. I'm glad that it's still free because it's not sitting pretty on my e-reader.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  6. Wow! A shark shifter!! I'm sorry, but I can't help to find that very funny..lol I'm thinking it might be recommended to read on Shark Week ;) I really don't know if this will work for me since I'm already rolling my eyes before I read it. I know, I know a good author could make me believe anything, but this would be hard for me. I'm glad it did pick your curiosity, so I'm guessing the author did a decent job.
    Thank you Melissa :)

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    1. lol yes! I should have done that recommendation ;) If I read the next one I'll make sure to do that

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  7. Ok, I have to be with Loupe on this! It's nothing personal, really, but I watched so many surreal shark movies that I can't help but laugh at the thought of shark shifters... Yet, I'm sure that there can be stories with them worth reading, and I'm glad this free novella worked for you, Melissa :)

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    1. No worries, I haven't seen all that many shark movies so I wasn't even thinking about those lol

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