by Stephanie Julian
Series: Lovers on the Fringe #1
Published by Moonlit Night Publishing on June 26, 2015
Sub-Genre/Theme: Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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Carrie Benton’s got the best job in the world working as a reporter for the Weekly News Journal. Chupacabra picnicking at the Jersey Shore? Check. Aliens in the White House? Absolutely. Bigfoot stalking the forests of northern Pennsylvania? Well, okay…but Bigfoot is so Left Coast.
Tim Sattazahn can’t believe his luck. The six-foot redhead who crashed into his forest during a snowstorm is gorgeous, funny and hot for him. Everything would be perfect except for the fact that she’s looking for Bigfoot.
And, unfortunately for Tim, she found him…
Size Matters is book #1 in Stephanie Julian’s Lovers on the Fringe series, which features paranormal beings such as shifters and Fae. It’s a short but fun story, one I’ve read in the past and had just as much fun revisiting.
Carrie is a photojournalist for the Weekly News Journal–think National Enquirer, and you’ve got the right idea. For her latest assignment, she’s been sent to rural Pennsylvania to take photos for the latest Bigfoot story. Carrie doesn’t subscribe to the crazy conspiracy theories, but a job is a job.
When Carrie crashes her car into a snow bank and finds she has no cell reception, she’s left to hoof it in the snow, in hopes of stumbling across a house along the way. Luckily, not far is Tim, who’s out gathering wood when he spots Carrie–in time to see her pass out. After Carrie wakes up, she’s warm and safe…and in the arms of a stranger. Who has time to swap names or make conversation when there are sexy times to be had?
Later, Carrie learns that Tim is the reclusive owner of a camping and wilderness business. When Carrie reveals that she’s a tabloid reporter, Tim is immediately on the defense. See, Tim’s not just any enormous, tall recluse…he’s actually a shifter who’s been mistaken for Bigfoot himself.
Along the way, Tim introduces Carrie to other members of the Fringe, like his cousin, Andy (a Yeti) and Fry (a fairy). Carrie can hardly believe her eyes and has to totally reevaluate her skepticism about the paranormal. But when Carrie learns the truth, will she remain loyal to Tim, or will she sell him out for a story?
Even though Carrie and Tim basically fall for each other at first sight, there’s just something about the story that really worked for me. It has just enough quirky humor to balance out some seriously sexy scenes. I enjoyed this story and recommend it if you’re in the mood for something angst-free and fun.
Rating: 4 stars