To Love A Mate: Somewhere, TX by Krystal Shannan

To Love A Mate: Somewhere, TX

byKrystal Shannan

Kobo ebook | July 14, 2015

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Can a small-town cowboy win the heart of a woman who doesn’t have one?

Surviving charity functions by day and automatic weapons and death threats by night, Emma Carrington learned to be as hard as the men her daddy hired to protect her. Hell, she even carried a military grade stun gun in her Prada bag and could shoot just as well as any of her ex-military bodyguards if the need arose.

When a failed kidnapping attempt forces her to hide out in Somewhere, Texas, Emma finds herself stranded, floundering through cow patties, and desperate for a car. Who better to “borrow” from than the sexy naked man she sees turn into a wolf and leave his perfectly good pickup truck available for use. It’s not like he can drive it in his current condition, right?

College senior Noah VonBrandt knows the pack law better than anyone ---only a bonded mate can know his secret. He watched his brother find the mate of his dreams and he wants the same thing, but you can’t just make the “right” girl appear out of thin air. To his surprise, lightning does strike. When a beautiful blonde woman trespasses on the ranch and sees him transform, he knows he only has two choices ---claim her or let the pack erase her memories. But even as Noah fights to save her, Emma’s past is hot on her heels and out for more than memories. 

The VonBrandt Family, in series order...

To Save A Mate (Book1)

To Love A Mate (Book 2)

To Find A Mate (Coming Next)

Title:To Love A Mate: Somewhere, TXFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 14, 2015Publisher:KS PublishingLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loving this series! Fast paced, full of action, with laugh out loud humor and a sexy shifter! While this is book 2 to the series, it can be read perfectly well as a stand-alone. But I have read book 1 and would definitely recommend reading that one too just to get the full effect. I adore Noah. He's so sweet and charming with a great sense of humor. He's also very honorable. He was willing to "mate" with Emma even if she wasn't his true soul mate, to save her life. Even going against his family. Emma's one tough chick. I love that she can take care of herself and defend herself. No damsel in distress there. I love the banter between her and Noah and their chemistry is great! I adore Krystal Shannan's writing. She draws you in and keeps you reading until the last page. I cant wait to see what happens next with the VonBrandt family.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love a Strong Female and Shifter Emma Carrington is a tough, beautiful and savvy socialite who has a father of questionable business ethics, which in turn has her running for her life now. Her parents have been killed and she has to get to an arranged safe house in Somewhere, Tx. It's Lucy's (Lucinda Craig)house and she had raised and protected Emma until her parents yanked her into their world 6 years ago. Emma is in for quite a surprise when she accidentally sees Noah Von Brandt shift into his wolf form and steals his truck. Noah finds Emma and his truck and he's quite taken with her. The Von Brandt's are a very wealthy shifter family who have very strict security and land to protect them and the pack. They are not happy that Emma saw Noah shift-their secret has been kept for a very long time. Noah becomes very infatuated with Emma and wants her for his mate. He finds out why she is running and he also wants to protect her. Emma is in love with Noah too but she doesn't want him to become embroiled in her situation. Now Emma has two worries, the men that killed her parents are after her and now Noah's family who thinks she's dangerous because she knows their secret. Will these two find a common ground and have their happy ending? You'll have to find out for yourself. This is a fast paced book,filled with action,romance and humor. There is one scene that had me on the floor laughing. I just loved this story and the characters!
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paranormal romance Emma's father is a rich man who deals in things that are not in the good side of the law and puts Emma in danger. One night out with friends she has to run from her body guards to get to Lucy. The woman who raised and took care of her. In the race for safety she ran into Noah and his family secret. Wow this story is really great, so much action and hotness. I really enjoyed reading this, it's not your standard paranormal romance it's got depth and lot's of story twists I will definitely be reading more from Krystal Shannan if her other books are this good!
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't get enough of the VonBrandt family WOW, I just finished reading 'To Love a Mate' book 2 of Krystal's "VonBrandt Family" series, WICKED!! I would advise that you read book 1 of this series, you really don't want to miss out on anything. Emma Carrington gets the feeling something isn't right one night whilst she's out with friends, then she gets the phone call from her father to go to Lucy, her safe house. Somewhere Texas is her destination, taking a wrong turn, then hitting a deer in the middle of the road, she finds herself on the VonBrandt ranch. Noah VonBrandt has been feeling the magic inside rise, everynight he's out in wolf form... but one night changes everything, thinking he's safe, he lets the magic take over... but Emma see's it all & that's not all he notices.... I couldn't tear my eyes away from the pages, I was enthralled in this action packed story, next thing I knew it'd finished. I loved everything about the story, the action, the heat, the trust, everything! I can't wait to read what happens next in Somewhere, TX for the VonBrandt family.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from To Love A Mate Emma had a difficult life. She managed to escape an attempted kidnapping and run to the only person who had shown her love. This begins her adventure. She discovers that werewolves, witches, and magic exist. She has difficult choices to make, and leaves true love behind to save both of them from hurt. She gets her HEA. I can't wait for more from Krystal Shannan. I received an ARC for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST READ-CAPTIVATING & ROMANTIC!! To Love A Mate is the 2nd book in the VonBrandt Family series. Series are great, I love them, they’re TV miniseries in a book. You get to know and love the characters; and the characters in this series are powerful, sexy and magical… Krystal’s talent truly sparkles as she vividly describes each scene and draws the reader into the thrilling world of the VonBrandt Family. Emma Carrington an audacious, sexy, intelligent beauty, daughter of arms dealer-billionaire Arnold Carrington, is on the run. Someone wants her dead, she has to get to her aunt Lucy’s safe house in Somewhere, TX. Noah VonBrandt, a gorgeous, hot, powerful wolf shifter makes a life altering error in judgment…. This story is filled with powerful, impressive engaging characters, banter superb, murder, family issues, suspense, endearing love, passion, and earth-shattering heart-throbbing pulsating romance that will leave you awe-struck… A well written, fast paced exciting, captivating read. I love when an author pulls feelings from the reader; I laughed, shed a few tears, and cheered for the awesome characters in the story. I loved it, and can’t wait for the next book in the series. {I received an arc for an honest review} Without reservations I highly recommend this book, the author and the series.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SERIOUSLY SEXY AND DELIGHTFULLY ENTERTAINING !!! Title: To Love A Mate: Somewhere, Tx Series: VonBrandt Family Designation: Book Two (A Standalone Western Shapeshifter Werewolf Romance) Author: Krystal Shannan My Rating: FIVE FUN-FABULOUS STARS ***** Well cowpokes, we're back in Somewhere, Texas for another exciting adventure and I, for one, absolutely love it! Krystal Shannon has delighted her readers yet again with To Love A Mate, the second release in her amazing VonBrandt Family series and this time around, we have handsome, charismatic twin, Noah VonBrandt. Oh my! Those VonBrandt men are certainly swoonworthy and Noah is no exception! But I digress. Let's talk about the book. The story is most definitely exciting, is certainly full of adventure and danger at every turn, and even has a large dose of humor but man oh man, is it ever super sexy and fabulously romantic! And did I mention hot? No? Well, it's hot! The interaction between the two main characters is a blazing exchange fed by a backdraft of instant lust-fueled attraction and high octane emotion! Oh my! The dialogue is smart, sassy, exceptionally well written and flows effortlessly. But my favorite element of this story is the characters. Yeah, yeah, I know, the characters are always my favorite. They are powerful, well developed, fascinating, engaging, endearing and sexy as sin. Shannan skillfully combines these elements into a delightfully entertaining paranormal romance full of danger, adventure, passion, sweet romance and forever love. After growing up the daughter of a billionaire arms dealer masquerading as a philanthropist, Emma Carrington knows heartache and has almost grown accustomed to all the kidnapping attempts and death threats - almost. Now, she's on the run for her very life - again. And this time, it's from her very own bodyguards who now seem to be playing for the other team. She has only one possible option - try to get to Lucy Craig, her former guardian. Lucy kept her safe from harm for the first sixteen years of her life and is the only person who has ever truly loved her. If she can just get to Lucy who now owns a safehouse in Somewhere, Texas, Emma knows Lucy will have a plan to protect her. But getting there safely is a major problem! Can her life get any crazier??? Yep, it definitely can! After a deer runs in front of her car on a backroad near Somewhere, Emma finds herself in need of another means of transportation. And just when she spots a truck to steal, she witnesses an unbelievable sight - the owner of the truck, a handsome, sexy young cowboy, has just transformed into a wolf!!?? What the heck??? Werewolves aren't real, are they??? She can't be attracted to a werewolf, can she??!! Noan VonBrandt has been more than a little restless and his wolf won't settle. He senses something and he suspects he may just know what it is. He's hesitant to believe that his possible mate may be close so maybe a late night run will help to settle his nerves. Unfortunately, Noah's transformation is witnessed by a beautiful blonde and instead of freaking out - she attacks him with a taser...umm...stun gun and steals his truck! Huh? Tasers(stuns) him and steals his truck??? How in the world did she manage that??? And when he finally catches her, she stuns him again! What the heck??? Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me! Who in the world is that young woman? He has to find her! She's the one - his mate! Oh my! Will Noah be able to catch Emma before it's too late and even if he does, will he be able to keep her safe from her enemies as well as his own family who are also chasing her? Oh my lordy! Let the chase begin! And once you read the book, you'll understand completely what the big deal is with the two terms, taser versus stun and it's totally hilarious. Handsome, charismatic, werewolf cowboy who is willing to risk everything including his life to protect his one true love-check! Beautiful, smart young woman who knows how to use military grade weapons and is proficient with a stun gun-double check! Danger, drama, adventure, a very capable guardian, a family at odds with each other and some very dangerous enemies-check! Heated attraction, fiery passion, sweet romance, heartbreaking angst, a bond that can never be broken, and steamy, dreamy sex-you bet! That and a whole lot more! Although this is a standalone novella, I would highly recommend reading Book One of the series, To Save A Mate. Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read!
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet, Sexy and Super! Emma Carrington is a Hampton socialite on spring break with a friend; Emma’s father is very wealthy but does shady business. During an outing, one of her assigned bodyguards slips some drug in her drink. She decides to ditch him, switches clothes with a woman in the restroom of the bar where she was; she leaves quickly and rents a car. She gets a call from her dad who says security has been compromised and to call her former guardian, Lucy Craig. On her way to Lucy’s safe house, she has an accident and she sees a man undress and … change into a wolf! What a great story! I love that Emma doesn’t do anything stupid: she is careful, she doesn’t panic, she doesn’t jump to conclusions, even when she sees the werewolf, who is otherwise the gorgeous Noah VanBrandt. TO LOVE A MATE is the second book in the VonBrandt Family series, and can easily be read as a standalone. There’s a lot of action: Emma’s life is in danger from both her family’s side and from the werewolves’ side, and there are several unpredictable plot twists! The characters are multi-dimensional, Noah and Emma are very engaging, and I loved Lucy; it was fun for a change to see an older character involved in the story. The romance between Noah and Emma is sweet and sexy, and progressed naturally; they have a lovely relationship amidst all the problems they face. Ms. Shannan’s prose is very fluid, very eloquent, elegant and clear, the story is fast-paced; I loved everything about TO LOVE A MATE: A great read! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet, Sexy and Super! Emma Carrington is a Hampton socialite on spring break with a friend; Emma’s father is very wealthy but does shady business. During an outing, one of her assigned bodyguards slips some drug in her drink. She decides to ditch him, switches clothes with a woman in the restroom of the bar where she was; she leaves quickly and rents a car. She gets a call from her dad who says security has been compromised and to call her former guardian, Lucy Craig. On her way to Lucy’s safe house, she has an accident and she sees a man undress and … change into a wolf! What a great story! I love that Emma doesn’t do anything stupid: she is careful, she doesn’t panic, she doesn’t jump to conclusions, even when she sees the werewolf, who is otherwise the gorgeous Noah VanBrandt. TO LOVE A MATE is the second book in the VonBrandt Family series, and can easily be read as a standalone. There’s a lot of action: Emma’s life is in danger from both her family’s side and from the werewolves’ side, and there are several unpredictable plot twists! The characters are multi-dimensional, Noah and Emma are very engaging, and I loved Lucy; it was fun for a change to see an older character involved in the story. The romance between Noah and Emma is sweet and sexy, and progressed naturally; they have a lovely relationship amidst all the problems they face. Ms. Shannan’s prose is very fluid, very eloquent, elegant and clear, the story is fast-paced; I loved everything about TO LOVE A MATE: A great read! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet, Sexy and Super! I remember the 1st book in this series about Luke and Kara and that was an amazing story but I have to say the story of Noah and Emma is my favorite so far. If you haven’t read the first book don’t worry I don't feel you would get lost if you read this book first. Though I highly recommend reading the 1st book sometime just because it is an amazing book. Emma Carrington is a daughter of a billionaire crime family. She always has long for something more in her life. People always wanted something from her. They never could look past her money or her family name. She only had one person in her life that truly loved her and that was Lucy Craig who was in her life until she was 16, that is when Emma’s dad ripped Lucy from Emma’s life and told her she could not have any contact with her. Things went to hell for Emma when she was out partying one night. She realized the ones that were suppose to be protecting her were now her enemies. Her life was in danger. She knew she must get to the safe house were Lucy was. Could she get there in time before captured? Noah VonBrandt whose family owns VonBrandt Oil Industries INC knew something was getting ready to chance. His magick was letting him know that his future mate was coming. His fear was, would he know her when he saw her. See they only got one chance to bond.Bonding was for a life. So if you said those magical words you better be certain that she is the one. In this book Noah’s secret is revealed. Noah’s family wants make sure that the secret remains a secret. Can Noah protect Emma? She is not only running for her life from people who killed her parents but from Noah’s family as well? Noah and Emma will discover pain like no other, will this pain ever go away?
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Love a Mate *This review is based on To Love a Mate as I have not read the others yet* Noah VonBrandt has a decision to make, claim Emma or let the pack erase her memories in this exciting paranormal romance. With bad guys on her tail, Emma runs right smack into more trouble when she sees Noah turn into a wolf and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the emotional turmoil that flows from both of these strong captivating characters as they struggle between what’s right and staying alive. The sizzling chemistry between them complicates their situation even further on an emotional level and the sex scenes are hot and steamy but they sure have a lot of obstacles in their way and the fast paced, smooth flowing plot thrills readers with lots of suspense, action and romance. Danger is one step ahead and right behind them every which way they go which keeps spine tingling tension building throughout the story not to mention the growing suspense in anticipation of Noah’s decision. Well written scenes and details draw the reader in and ensure that they want to know every intriguing detail. There’s never a dull moment in Noah and Emma’s action packed and emotionally turbulent romance, so once again I was completely enthralled by my visit to Somewhere, Texas and I can’t wait to visit again.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Love a Mate Noah VonBrandt has a decision to make, claim Emma or let the pack erase her memories in this exciting paranormal romance. With bad guys on her tail, Emma runs right smack into more trouble when she sees Noah turn into a wolf and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the emotional turmoil that flows from both of these strong captivating characters as they struggle between what’s right and staying alive. The sizzling chemistry between them complicates their situation even further on an emotional level and the sex scenes are hot and steamy but they sure have a lot of obstacles in their way and the fast paced, smooth flowing plot thrills readers with lots of suspense, action and romance. Danger is one step ahead and right behind them every which way they go which keeps spine tingling tension building throughout the story not to mention the growing suspense in anticipation of Noah’s decision. Well written scenes and details draw the reader in and ensure that they want to know every intriguing detail. There’s never a dull moment in Noah and Emma’s action packed and emotionally turbulent romance, so once again I was completely enthralled by my visit to Somewhere, Texas and I can’t wait to visit again.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Love a Mate I remember the 1st book in this series about Luke and Kara and that was an amazing story but I have to say the story of Noah and Emma is my favorite so far. If you haven’t read the first book don’t worry I don't feel you would get lost if you read this book first. Though I highly recommend reading the 1st book sometime just because it is an amazing book. Emma Carrington is a daughter of a billionaire crime family. She always has long for something more in her life. People always wanted something from her. They never could look past her money or her family name. She only had one person in her life that truly loved her and that was Lucy Craig who was in her life until she was 16, that is when Emma’s dad ripped Lucy from Emma’s life and told her she could not have any contact with her. Things went to hell for Emma when she was out partying one night. She realized the ones that were suppose to be protecting her were now her enemies. Her life was in danger. She knew she must get to the safe house were Lucy was. Could she get there in time before captured? Noah VonBrandt whose family owns VonBrandt Oil Industries INC knew something was getting ready to chance. His magick was letting him know that his future mate was coming. His fear was, would he know her when he saw her. See they only got one chance to bond.Bonding was for a life. So if you said those magical words you better be certain that she is the one. In this book Noah’s secret is revealed. Noah’s family wants make sure that the secret remains a secret. Can Noah protect Emma? She is not only running for her life from people who killed her parents but from Noah’s family as well? Noah and Emma will discover pain like no other, will this pain ever go away?
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hot and fast but definitely fulfilling Emma Carrington isn’t your typical socialite. She’s no air head. Emma is smart, gutsy and well trained in surviving. When her untrustworthy bodyguards attempt to drug and kidnap her she’s quickly onto their game and makes a clean get away if only a temporary one. The end of the trail leads to a safe house in Somewhere, TX. A car accident has her confronting a shifting werewolf. Yet nothing seems to faze Emma when she is set in survival mode. Life has been stressful lately for Noah. His magic is like a livewire and has him irritable and antsy. He knows something is coming and if legend has it right then that something is his mate. He certainly doesn’t expect to be spied on while shifting by a stunning human female. Nor does he expect her to knock him out cold and abscond with his truck. Life just gets more interesting from there. With mercenaries after Emma and Noah’s overprotective pack after her as well, Noah has his hands full protecting her from both. But protect her he will even if that means sending her away along with all his hopes and dreams for a future. As with most fast paced action thrillers where life is on the line the romance was hot and fast but definitely of the lasting variety. I really enjoyed this quick read and look forward to reading more in the series. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-07-14