Growling for Thunder by Milly Taiden

Posted July 3, 2023 by Marsha in Kindle Unlimited, Sexual Content 18+, Shifter, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Izzy Duncan doesn’t like shifters, so when her sister invites her to her baby shower in the secluded shifter town of Hurricane Valley… let’s just say she’s not thrilled.

When she meets bear shifter Blake Henry, Izzy knows she can’t stay. The chemistry with Blake is instant. Given the opportunity to stay, how can she say no?

Blake Henry has a reputation, but it never bothered him until he met Izzy. Now, he has to prove himself like never before. If only she stopped pushing him away, but he has a plan to win her over.

Just as things finally start to go his way, an ancient enemy threatens the very fabric of Hurricane Valley. Now, Blake has to save his hometown. And Izzy just may be the answer to his and all of their problems.

Titles in the Hurricane Shifters series include — Bearing the Storm —♥— Growling for Thunder —♥— Paws in the Rain —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

If you love the worlds that Milly Taiden has created (as much as I do), then you might want to visit the Milly Taiden page here at Shifter Haven.  It’s certainly not her entire collection, but these are the series that have been read – or are in the process of being read by me… and there are a hell of a lot of books!.  In case you missed anything. 🙂

Title:  Growling for Thunder
Series:  Hurricane Shifters #2
Author:  Milly Taiden
Published:  April 2, 2023
My Rating:  4.5

Growling for Thunder is the second title in the Hurricane Shifters series, and I can’t remember the last time I laughed so often or felt that the hero got exactly what he deserved early on in his story… Blake might not have worried about his reputation, but he’s finding out the hard way that actions have consequences we never could have imagined.  Like, being labeled a player when he really isn’t, but having that reputation never bothered him until Izzy showed up in his life.  Funny, how meeting your mate changes everything for a shifter… including regrets.

The last place Izzy wants to be is in Hurricane Valley.  Yeah, sure, her sister has found the love of her life, and she’s about to have a kid, so, of course, Izzy has to show up for the baby shower… that does not mean she has to be happy about being around shifters.  At.  All.  And she definitely doesn’t want to be around Blake.  A man with a known womanizer reputation who seems to have her in his sight for his next conquest.  Oh, that’s so not going to happen.  Well, maybe, but Izzy isn’t happy about the fact that she’s attracted to the man who is simply annoying in his pursuit of her.  He’s probably only pushing this because she’s saying .. no.  But, what if she really wants to say yes, but she’s been burned before, and she’s not about to go down that road again.

I simply loved Izzy and Blake for different reasons, of course, but the fact is that these two deserve each other, and they deserve to be happy… together as well.  Izzy has her reasons for ignoring Blake, they might only make sense to her, but she’s sticking to her no shifters dating vow.  But one bear is going to have to work very hard to get his mate to even consider that they might belong together.  All it will take is one intense headache… and one danger to the valley.

While I loved the blossoming romance between Blake and Izzy, I also enjoyed seeing the folks from the first book as well.  We now have a better idea of the dangers facing this small, remote town of shifters… and it’s not going to be easy to keep them all safe.  Fun, sexy, a bit dangerous, and well-written (as always), I’m loving this series, and I hope that it goes beyond the three books listed so far because there are a lot of secondary characters that I’d like to learn more about… but time will tell.

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Available for the Kindle as this title is currently in KU