****This is a review for Beat of Temptation Psy-Changeling book .5, featured in the title An Enchanted Season****
Beat of Temptation (Psy-Changeling, book .5) by Nalini Singh
Give readers a gift-new stories from a bestselling lineup of romance authors.
It's the time of year when dreams come true, miracles happen every day, and love is the greatest gift of all...
The holidays always seem to bring out the best in everyone, with heartfelt hugs for long-missed friends, sincere smiles in the spirit of the season, and a feeling of magic in the air.
Here, for the first time, is a collection of paranormal romances celebrating the holidays as never before. From a shape-shifting leopardess who wants a packmate to be her soulmate to a snowstorm that brings a surprise gift, these all-new tales by Maggie Shayne, Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh, and Jean Johnson will stir your spirit in all the right places.
Don't read this. No really. After finishing this short story I loath Nathan. Now, every time I read about poor Tammy and Nate it will simply be tainted. Sometimes there shouldn't be origin stories for our favorite couples.
Nathan is absolutely horrid to Tammy. He treats her like a brainless idiot. Like a woman who needs to be looked out for and all of her decisions made by someone else because she's just a woman. And yes, I think I'm being fair. Maybe even not harsh enough. It was painful watching Nathan destroy her confidence and happiness bit by bitter bit. Then when Tammy finally realizes that she enabled him and supported him by being so kind and accommodating it was like I could finally see the light. She pulls some drastic stuff and I was all for it. Then of course Nathan cave mans her over and they're at HEA.
Yet, when the story ended I couldn't help but think that she gave in too easy. That she deserved better. Soooooo much better. A man who thinks that he knows best for “his” woman has never been a story that interests me, and I couldn’t see Nathan’s point of view at all. The only thing I wanted for Tammy was for her to find another man. Even the whole anniversary oogley stuff couldn't change my opinion. I'm afraid to read anymore books in case every Tammy and Nathan moment forward is tainted. If you have to read this out of curiosity I urge you to wait until after book ten, Kiss of Snow. Man I wish I would have listened to some of my GR friends. This short story should be labeled: DO NOT READ.
Sexual Content: Nothing to scare you. Some painfully awkward moments between the two.
1/5- I couldn't finish it or wish I hadn't.