Review Tour: 4 Stars Rough by Emily Minton, Julia Keith #M/F #Shifter @EmilyMintonBks @0JuliaKeith

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Ethan Artair lived his life happily in Willow Creek. Living among shifters, he

was able to live free and allow his bear to do the same. Everything changed, the day a reporter came to

his little town and made everyone’s life a living hell. As mayor, he had no choice but take a human wife

to disprove the reporter’s claim that no outsiders are allowed their town. Disgust filled Ethan when he

met his new wife, but his disgust quickly changed to something he never thought he could feel for a

human, lust.

Amelia Calder is forced to live with the scars of her parents’ death. While

growing up in foster care, her only desire was to see her younger sister be happy. Knowing her minimum

wage job would never be enough to care for her sister, she made the only choice she could. She decided

to move to a town she had never heard of and marry a man she had never met. Fear filled Amelia when

she finally met her new husband, but her fear quickly changed to something else, something she’s never

felt before, lust.

Can lust turn into love, between a human and a bear shifter?

Rough is an erotic shifter novella. If you don’t like insta-lust that turns into

insta-love, a sex starved bear shifter, a virgin heroine that craves her mate, or tons of smoking hot sex

this is not the book for you.



AS DISGUSTED as I was at taking a human wife before, my revulsion is completely

gone now. The moment I caught the spicy-sweet scent of her arousal, I knew she was mine, my fated

mate. She’s the one woman I’ve spent my entire twenty-nine years looking for. Now that I’ve found her,

there’s no damn way I’ll ever let her go.

Her brown hair reminds me of the earth after a long rain, beautiful and rich. Her skin is like porcelain,

with a few freckles sprinkled across her nose. The scar on her face doesn’t take away from her natural

beauty. She’s small, barely above five feet in her sandals. Her body is curvy, with luscious hips and

succulent breasts. It’s all I can do not to take her on the floor in front of everyone. My bear is desperate

to claim her in front of everyone, making it known that she is taken.

“You’re mine.” I growl out, looking into her jade green eyes.

Taking a step back, a frown instantly mars her beautiful face before she murmurs, “Excuse me?”

Ignoring her question, I grab her hand and pull her through the airport at a swift pace. My eyes roam the

space, looking for somewhere, anywhere we can get a minute of privacy. Finally spying a bathroom, I

jerk her inside and shout at the men standing at the urinals. “Get the fuck out.”

Within seconds, zippers are up and the men are rushing out the door. Letting her go, I place her at the

back wall. “Stay right there.”

Pushing the doors open to each stall, I make sure they’re all empty, before pushing a trashcan in front

of the door. As soon as I’m done, I turn to look at the human woman shaking on the far side of the wall.

Again the thought “mine” crashes through me and my bear goes wild, clawing my insides in his need to

get to her.

She places her hands flat on the wall behind her, never taking her eyes off me. “What’s wrong, Ethan?”

“Not a damn thing.” Walking towards her, I can hear her heart beating in a quick rhythm and smell fear

radiating from her. Above that though, I can smell her need for me. She’s in heat, and I’m going to take

care of her. I’m going to make her mine forever.

Reaching her, I place my hand on her cheek. My large hand covers the entire side of her face, threading

into her dark hair, making her appear even smaller than she is. Tipping her head back, I look down into

her eyes and say, “I need you right now, Amelia. I’m sorry, I can’t wait.”

Her green eyes meet mine, and they are filled with both trepidation and excitement. “But we’re not

married yet.”

I nearly tell her that I only need to mark her once and we are more than married, we’re mates. Instead, I

gentle my voice, “You were mine the minute you got off that plane. A piece of paper isn’t going to

change anything. I need you now.”

My eyes are drawn to her slender throat, her pulse beating erratically “We’re in a bathroom. I don’t

want my first time to be in a bathroom.”

Her words take a second to register in my brain, and I can’t stop myself from crushing her against my

body. She’s mine, only mine and completely untainted. I will be the only man to ever feel the pleasure

her body can bring. I take a minute, attempting to control my need, before responding. “I won’t take

you here, but I need to mark you.”

She wiggles in my arms, looking up at me with a look of confusion. “Mark me?”

Shit, this is where having a human mate is going to be tricky. She doesn’t understand what I need as a

bear shifter. Even after I explain what I am, she may never understand. Taking in a deep breath, I lean

forward and run my beard-covered cheek over her scar, letting know it doesn’t bother me. “I want to

smell myself on you. No, I need to smell myself on you.”

“What did you just say to me?” she asks, her body shaking with a mixture of both need and fear. Her

head may be telling her she should be afraid of me, but the rest is urging her to take me any way she can

get me.

Moving my hands to her hips, I pick her up and press her upper body into the wall, forcing her to wrap

her legs around me. “I’m gonna lick your pussy, until your taste is the only flavor on my tongue. Then,

I’m gonna pull out my cock and come all over you.”

Her eyes flare with indecision. “Uhm… I’ve never. I uhm…”

Cutting her off with a deep kiss, I get my first taste of her as I carry her to the sinks. I continue to explore

her mouth, sliding my tongue along hers, while placing her on the counter. Finally pulling back, I go to

my knees, spreading her legs apart. Pushing her dress up, I take in her cotton-covered pussy. Rubbing

my nose over her mound, I can’t help but breathe her essence in deep. “You smell so damn good.”

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My Review: 4 Stars

Ethan lived happily in Willow Creek a town for shifters until a nosy human reporter shows up and he now must take a wife. Amelia has worked hard to help support her sister who is in foster care. Finally she gets to the point where she must do something she thought she would never have do to which was sign up on a website for a husband.

Now from the moment these two meet there was a attraction between these two which on Ethan’s side I got but Amelia not so much. There was a lot of steam in this book but not much time between these two as a couple and with this being such a short book I was hoping to see more of them interacting with each other. So as much as it pains me, this is one of those times where there was just so much steam and not enough of them together growing closer with each other for me. Yes I said that and I cant believe I did because I love steam and do not get me wrong in this book it is so damn hot! I just am left on the fence right now on how I feel about Amelia and Ethan as a couple.

Other than that I really did like this book and can not wait to read the next book in this series!

I received a ARC of this book from the author for a honest review!



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About the Author

Emily Minton


USA Today Best Selling author, Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. She is

proud to call the Bluegrass State home. She claims she bleeds blue–Wildcat Blue! She has been married

to her husband, David, for over twenty years. They share two wonderful children. Emily loves to read

and has more books on her kindle than most people could read in a life time, but she intends to read

every single one. She has published nine books, but there are many more are floating around in her

head. She hopes to get them all on paper before long.

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Julia Keith

Julia Keith

Julia Keith is a UK native based out of Bradford England but she loves to go

back to her family roots in Scotland whenever possible.

Although Trapped With An Alpha is her first published novel, Julia has

been a part of the Romance community for years through blogging and reviewing. Her love of

Paranormal Romance inspired her to start some of her own stories and after sharing one with her now

Co Author Emily Minton, she decided it was time for the world to meet the characters she had grown to

love so much.

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