Wednesday, June 27, 2018

*Review* Spotted Her First by Emma Dean

Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Published: June 26, 2018
Pages: 225

Three hot leopard shifters? Yes please. 

Piper is a librarian at Sacramento State working on her graduate thesis, but her quiet life turns upside down when three hot guys literally crash into her world. They move into her house and her life, telling her she's wanted by a demon and a witch for her pharaoh's blood. She just didn't realize how much they would take over her life in the name of protecting her. 

Piper is overwhelmed by the paranormal world and everything in it, including the fact that somehow all three of these guys are her mates. She has two weeks to find a way out of a demon contract and figure out how she's going to deal with all three of these domineering shifters in her life and in her apartment. Will Piper be able to save herself and the pride she's grown attached to before it's too late?

I was hired to proofread this book. The only aspects of the story that I influenced were the spelling and grammar. If you feel that my connection to the story makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review. 

So I have personally classified this book as erotic paranormal romance because while there are some very descriptive, steamy scenes, the book itself is plot driven, so we're not just trying to get from one sex scene to the next. But since the sex scenes are graphic it goes in the erotica category for me. And paranormal because shifters, that one's just a duh. To me, this book felt like it had a little bit of everything. Humor, action, romance, sex, and at least one subtle movie reference that had me laughing (and wanting to watch said movie immediately). 

I found myself cracking up early on in the story when Piper and the guys were first heading to her house, because Piper is a cat person; a considerate cat person who asks people coming into her house if they are allergic to cats. Do you see where I'm going here? There were a lot of other little moments that gave me the giggles and I may have even snorted once or twice, but we're going to pretend I didn't. 

So the book starts out with an unapproved game of hide and seek in the library, with Piper as a very unwilling participant. But she's no damsel in distress. She's proficient at self-defense and willing to use anything, even a copy of War and Peace, as a weapon to protect herself. But the odds were obviously stacked against her, so I was a bit anxious to see what would happen. I'd like to say everything turned out okay but...

Now I really related to Piper. She loves books and she's a cat person. So I could understand why she wouldn't immediately be down with the idea of having three mates. I mean, what would you do if three strange guys showed up and told you that you were destined to be together, all four of you? So the guys had to romance her and show her just how good things could be between them, and romance her they did. The mushy parts may have made me squeal just a little bit. 

Overall I give Spotted Her First 4.967 stars. - Katie 

Emma Dean lives and works in California with her husband and son. She loves romance but needed something different so Draga Court was born. With too many stories to write the schedule has been filled through 2018.

When she’s not writing she’s reading, or spending time with her family.
With publishing now at least she has an excuse for not folding the laundry ;)


  1. Enjoyed your review. I think I would by this book just for the magnificent cover.

    1. Emma Dean has some really fantastic covers. I'm in her reader's group too, and seen the next few there and they are stunning. Thanks for stopping by. - Katie