My Commander (Bewitched & Bewildered #1)

"What... In... The... Hell... Is... Wrong... With... You?!"

My Commander
Alanea Alder
Bewitched and Bewildered, book one
ebook, 236 pages
Published October 17th 2014 by Smashwords Edition
ISBN 9781941315002
Currently available at Amazon.com for 99¢

When the topic of grandchildren comes up during a weekly sewing circle the matriarchs of the founding families seek out the witch Elder to scry to see if their sons have mates. They are shocked to discover that many of their son’s mates are out in the world and are human! Fearing that their future daughter in laws will end up dead before being claimed and providing them with grandchildren to spoil, they convince their own mates that something must be done. After gathering all of the warriors together in a fake award ceremony the witch Elder casts a spell to pull the warrior’s mates to them, whether they want it or not.

Aiden McKenzie is adamant that he doesn’t need a mate and that she would only get in the way. He doesn’t have time to coddle a female. He likes his world run with military precision. Little does he realize, Fate is sending him his mate first! He meets his destined mate Meryn Evans and things go downhill from there. She is the embodiment of chaos. In the first twenty-four hours she kicks, screams and knocks her bear shifting mate unconscious.

Eventually they discover that life before finding each other may have been good, but life afterwards is perfect, even if it involves super soaker battles and accidentally discharging hand grenades.

"I think my mate may be mentally retarded..."

So those were the first words muttered by Aiden's second in charge, Gavriel, and it sets a great stage for the humor to be found in this book. (Sincerest apologies to anyone who finds the line offensive.) He and Aiden have begun dreaming of their destined mates. But while Gavriel's female is simply accident prone, or so he claims from the glimpses he catches in his dreams, Aiden endures the nightmare of watching his mate be murdered. But with no idea who she is, and no clue where to find her, Aiden is forced to ignore and attempt to deter the nagging dreams.

Until that very woman stumbles upon their home.

I didn't know what to make of Meryn at first. With "I love Rock'nRoll" blaring into her eardrums being a terrible opener for the gal, she found an almost instant redemption with me by sporting an over-sized hoodie atop a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle t-shirt. Heh, I'd learn to love her. And it needn't take long. The girl has no filter and her brain is filled overmuch with movie quotes. Leading Aiden to scream out his own official diagnoses: "My mate is fucking nuts!"

Yup. She's an anti-social, foul-mouthed caffeine addict. In a word: awesome.

And I defy anyone to not laugh their asses off when Meryn sends the Alpha Unit on a mission to buy tampons.

4 out of 5 stars.

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