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Delicate Freakn' Flower

Series: Freakn' Shifters , Book 1.0
By: Eve Langlais | Other books by Eve Langlais
Published By: Eve Langlais
Published: Jul 01, 2011
ISBN # 9780986915437
Word Count: 54,000
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Categories: Erotica>Werewolves/Shifters Erotica>Paranormal/Horror Erotica>Multiple Partner

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Delicate Freakn' Flower (Freakn' Shifters) by Eve Langlais - Erotica>Multiple Partner eBook

Dammit , just how many toes was she going to have to stomp on before people realized she was a delicate freakn’ flower?

Naomi doesn’t want to follow tradition and settle down with a violence-loving, chest thumping shapeshifter. She grew up in a household with five, testosterone laden brothers where none of the dishes ever matched, the ugly-as-sin furniture could withstand any catastrophe, and where crazy glue was bought by the case.

When fate—with a snicker—makes her meet not one, but two mates, Naomi digs her heels in and refuses to do what her wolf—and her body—demands. No way is she voluntarily allowing herself to get hitched to a pair of dumbass—totally hot and muscled—lacrosse players.

Can Ethan, the towering Kodiak bear, and Javier, the sexy, tanned jaguar convince this she-wolf that life with them won’t be all chaos? And can this delicate freakn’ flower unbend her prejudices enough to recognize she needs a pair of men who can handle her thorns—and her passion?

Freakn' Shifters series
Book #1 Delicate Freakn' Flower
Book #2 Jealous And Freakn'
Book #3 Already Freakn' Mated
Book #4 Human and Freakn'
Book #3.5 Jungle Freakn' Bride - coming Dec 2012
 
Reader Rating:   4.4 starstarstarstarstar (171 Ratings)
Sensuality Rating:   lipliplipliplip
Excerpt:
Chapter One

He’s a freakn’ beast.

Naomi watched in rapt fascination as player number forty-four scored yet another goal. Like an implacable freight train, he plowed through the opposition’s defense as if they didn’t exist, using his size, and surprising speed, to bowl them over. At the end of his shift, he went to sit his turn on the bench, but her fascination in the game didn’t waver. Her attention ended up snagged by player sixty-nine. Smaller in stature than the behemoth, he absorbed her just as completely with his feline grace as he twisted and moved around the floor. He almost danced as he ran, his stick held high and usually cradling the ball.

What is it about the two of them that fascinates me? I don’t even like lacrosse. And she hated jocks.

Naomi still couldn’t believe she’d allowed her friend, Francine, to talk her into coming to watch a lacrosse game. She usually left contact sports and their watching of to her father and brothers, preferring games of intellectual skill and preciseness, like curling or golf. However, a free ticket, and nothing better to do on a Saturday night, along with a promise by Francine to go dancing afterward, swayed her. Thus, she found herself a spectator, seated about twelve rows up, just above the protective glass. With her enhanced sense of smell, she could catch occasional whiffs of the sweat glistening on the players’ skin, the musky aroma not at all repulsive like she expected. She reluctantly admitted—if only to herself— the impressive speed and strength displayed by the lacrosse players—two in particular—made her girly parts tingle. Even more surprising, something about these males made her inner wolf yip in excitement.

Ignoring her bitch’s griping, she returned her focus to the game, but her brow crinkled as she found herself unable to divert her attention from either the behemoth or the lithe runner. Her wolf wouldn’t let her, even when they both sat on the bench. This is not a good sign. Naomi fidgeted, trying not to stare at the two players, but unbidden, her gaze kept straying back.

Francine must have caught on to something because she whispered. “What’s wrong? You look like you just swallowed a lemon? And did I just hear you growl?”

A frown crossed Naomi’s face. “Yeah, I growled. It’s not my fault though. Something’s got my wolf in a tizzy.” Naomi shrugged, pushing aside her unease as her eyes swiveled to track the behemoth who had exited the bench and now ran across the floor again. Warmth suffused her at the raw power he exuded as he body checked an opposing player—I wonder if he’s as active in bed? Naomi’s scowl widened at the train of her thoughts. “Maybe it’s all the violence or something making my bitch agitated.”

A snort escaped Francine. “You’re kidding, right? On a good day, your family makes these guys look like pussy cats.”

Naomi bit her lip as she thought of the males of her clan whose idea of a discussion usually resulted in bloodshed, sore knuckles and black eyes. “Okay, you might have a point. But still, there’s something in the air or crowd that’s agitating my wolf.”

Francine clutched Naomi’s arm in a tight vise and turned a face lit with excitement toward her. “Hey, maybe your wolf is sensing your mate in the arena.”

Mate? Naomi’s surge of warm pleasure at number sixty-nine’s pirouette and dash shriveled as she gazed around at all the big and brash men in the crowd. Shifters, of course. Mere humans could try all they wanted to attend one of their sold out lacrosse exhibitions, only those who could claim an animal in their ancestry could attend. The privately owned gymnasium they used for their clan sports was owned and operated by those of her kind. Sports provided a civilized way for them to express their more volatile side. And a profitable one as she well knew since she did their accounting.

Francine’s assertion that her mate could, in fact, be one of these violence-loving, meatheads left her cold. She shivered, not in fear but repugnance. “No thank you. The idea of getting hitched to a Neanderthal makes me want to puke.”

Her best friend rolled her eyes. “Oh, come on. You can’t tell me you’re still thinking of going through with your plan.”

Naomi lifted her shoulders again instead of answering. The plan her friend spoke of involved marrying a nice—very normal—human male and living a mundane and drama—AKA brawl—free life. Not that she’d ever had any violence directed at her—although she’d caused some on occasion when she lost her temper, usually on one of her burly brothers. Her father and siblings would never let anyone, themselves included, harm a hair on her head, but amongst each other, fists spoke more often than words. As the only girl with five older, testosterone laden brothers, Naomi learned early how to hold her ground and retaliate when they pulled their pranks. Having grown up in chaos, where a wrestling match could break out at any moment, she decided years ago that at least in her case, marrying a shifter prone to chaotic episodes because of their animal nature wasn’t her idea of a happily ever after. While the bedlam didn’t seem to bother her mother, or even her female shifter friends, Naomi longed for peace and quiet—and the ability to own crystal.

In her childhood home, none of the dishes matched and furniture was butt ugly given sturdy didn’t equal pretty. In her parent’s house, things needed to withstand just about any kind of natural—or familial—disaster. Currently living on her own, Naomi’s place reflected the exact opposite, with elegant pieces in light colors. She especially cherished her fragile collection of glass butterflies, and gleefully enjoyed the fact none of them had required crazy glue after a particularly frenzied family event. She didn’t miss having to referee her brothers by grabbing hold of their ears and tweaking them into submission. She hated all the male posturing and ball scratching assertion the males of the shifter clans required. Gentle and normal, that’s all I ask for.

Given her desires, Francine’s suggestion that her mate could possibly be in attendance at this bloodthirsty and brutal sporting event filled her with horror. Although, what if some quirk of fate brought the shifter in question—an intellectual type who preferred discourse to pugilism—to the lacrosse match by accident, much like herself? She snorted. Fat chance.

An “Ooh” from the crowd drew her from her thoughts and she looked up to see someone from the London team splayed out on the floor, flattened by number forty-four, the behemoth from their very own house team, the Ottawa city, Loup Garou’s.

The Loup Garou’s—which translated to werewolf, even if the team was comprised of a dozen species—hollered in triumph as their main man sprang over the prone body of the hapless opposing player. The titan sprinted for the opposite end, his broad body and shoulders acting the part of blocker and clearing a path. Number sixty-nine, with a Colgate grin that made her shiver, paralleled the behemoth, the ball cradled in his lacrosse cage as he dodged the pissed off Londoners, those still left standing after the beast’s rush.

As a new team, the London Moon Shifters were still digging hard to acquire players tough enough to stand against the older teams. Actually, according to her brothers, because of the behemoth and his slimmer compatriot, all the teams currently scrambled to find players that could break the Loup Garou’s winning streak. Transferred to the team from Saskatchewan in only the last month, the acquisitions of the two best players by her home city was quite the buzz around town. Her brothers crowed about it and wrestled each other in their excitement. Naomi personally thought the concept of paying guys to throw a ball around and hit each other with sticks was dumb. So dumb, yet I can’t stop watching, she thought with disgust.

The play on the floor moved fast as the clock ticked down to victory. In a last ditch effort, two of the bigger London players ran in a bull rush at number sixty-nine, who grinned before he sprang into the air with feline agility and fired the ball at a speed humans would have choked at. The giant, still running swiftly, moved to intercept the ball currently tunneling through the air.

The crowd hushed as they watched athleticism at its finest, including Naomi, whose wolf forced her to stare with rapt attention. A man his size, more so than the rest of the population, should have remained subject to the laws of gravity and yet, despite his obvious height and weight, when the behemoth leapt—his ascent almost vertical—he soared like the lightest of feathers.

Leaning forward, with her breath held, she waited for nature’s rules to drag the beast—dressed in a delectable man’s body—back down, even as she knew second hand from her brothers —fanatic lacrosse fans— the man kept defying the odds. Up he soared, his netted stick rising high above his head, reaching to grab the ball whipping through the air. The crowd stopped breathing, their bodies taut with tension. For a moment, number forty-four’s eyes, the surprising soft brown of a wren’s feather, met hers—and locked.

The breath sucked from her lungs at the intense, yet puzzled, regard in his surprisingly beautiful orbs, framed by thick dark lashes. Heat coiled low in her tummy as his slow curling smile tugged at her own lips and shot a tingling, wet warmth to her cleft.

Suddenly, his eyes rounded in horror and his mouth opened on a yell a second before he smacked into the arena glass like a bug on a windshield. She didn’t really get a chance to enjoy his cartoon splatting moment because she blacked out as their dual moment of inattention saw her smacked in the face by the game ball as it torpedoed into it.


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Reader Reviews (61)
Submitted By: meesa on Jan 5, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this funny & steamy story. It was fun to follow the heroine as she falls for her two suitors and all the adventures they encounter along the way. This author seldom let me down when I want a story that will make me laugh. This book has a solid plot as well as well written love scenes & plenty of laughs to brighten your day.
Submitted By: pissy on Jan 14, 2015
Omg, too 'freakin' funny! I have read this story so many times. If you love the idea of hot hockey players and sassy females (I prefer both), then you'll love this story!
Submitted By: ksugreat on Jan 3, 2015
A really funny story, this author seldom misses and you can count on her to make you smile. My only complaint (besides wishing her works were longer and more fleshed out novels) was the heroine took to long to come around to her mates. Made me a little annoyed, but still a good read that I recommend.
Submitted By: smokymtngurl on Jan 2, 2015
A stubborn heroine wolf-shifter and 2determined other-shifter mates makes for some fun and witty dialogue. A great read!
Submitted By: Raven2011 on Jan 2, 2015
If you like sarcastic, sassy heroines and sexy paranormal ménages, this story is for you. The interaction between the characters is well-written and full of steamy scenes. I love Eve Langlais's stories and buy everything she writes. This is the first book in the Freakn' shifters series.
Submitted By: kkerk on Jan 27, 2014
Cute and funny read. Entertaining book, overall.
Submitted By: honeybearshaddy1 on Jan 25, 2014
This story is very entertaining. I love the way this author tells her stories. There were several laugh out loud moments and I enjoyed the interaction between all the characters. If you are looking for a good book this is the one.
Submitted By: survol on Jan 22, 2014
It's a decent read, but it came across as trying too hard to accomplish the snarky, sometimes slapstick, humor that another series of shifter novels is known for. I was exhausted by all the ricocheting and torpedoing.
Submitted By: sophiarose1816 on Jan 19, 2014
This was a fun and feisty menage shifter story. I enjoyed all the humor and the way the story unfurled. Heroine got a tad irritating the way she strung things out too long. It was funny at first, but then her thing just got old. The mystery and the passion were great. Looking forward to more from this author.
Submitted By: teena69 on Jan 11, 2014
I loved Delicate Freakn' Flower because Naomi wanted a nice normal life, but sometimes what we want and what we need are two very different things. Her mates Javier and Ethan show her you can have what you need and love it even if its not what you wanted.
Submitted By: nchantd on Jan 10, 2014
loved it cant wait to read the rest
Submitted By: shayshay on Jan 10, 2014
wonderful story. Book held my attention and the story flowed well.one of the best in its category
Submitted By: jjean on Jan 5, 2014
Naomi has escaped the affectionately destructive chaos of her family's home and created a serene sanctuary of her own. She is now ready for a restrained and gentlemanly Mr. Right to worship her as the delicate flower she is. Not for a pair of professional alpha male jocks, even if her inner wolf does think they are her mates. Ethan and Javier didn't expect to be mated, but are joyously determined to claim her now that they've found her. So a delightful battle of the sexes begins! I loved it.
Submitted By: nahuel on Jan 5, 2014
i loved this book, how she handled the guys and pushing them away and how the guys dealt with trying to get her to keep them
Submitted By: jobyreader on Jan 4, 2014
This was a cute story. It is light anf playful and was a good start to the series. I have already purchased the next one
Submitted By: sarahd123 on Jan 3, 2014
this book was humorous witty and hot. A great read.
Submitted By: AngieC1 on Jan 1, 2014
Was not sure I would like the book. Not really into shifter romance, but it was a great read. Really funny.
Submitted By: Akashajess7 on Aug 7, 2013
The story flowed very well. There was no jump into the sex.  They and they author wrote a slow seduction.  Especially because all she wanted to do was run the other direction. There coming together in the act was scorching.  I did have to fan myself a couple of times. I love the humor in this story.  I love the entire family.  They were crazy.
Submitted By: Safety Lady on Jun 7, 2013
Loved it. This book is just too funny with a wolf, bear and jaguar oh my. Fun, romance, humor and steamy love scenes. Worth the read. Happy reading!
Submitted By: collinsclan2000 on Jun 5, 2013
Cute story line. I liked the book and it was a quick read. Wish it could have been longer to develop the characters (ie background). There is very little about them except one line sentences to give you some vision of who they are. The characters are likeable and the humor is written well. For the cost might choose something more...just more....I did not receive the erebate so I paid the full cost...that was a disapointment
Submitted By: ametoile on Jun 3, 2013
Loved it! Have re-read it many times, one of the best books I've boughten! Way, way steamy, makes the reader pant!
Submitted By: angieia on Jan 31, 2013
I loved Naomi telling everyone that she was a delicate freakn' flower, but was as tough as her family. I liked how Naomi, Ethan and Javier met. The guys were great and Naomi's family was funny. I will definitely read more by Eve.
Submitted By: thewildtwo on Jan 29, 2013
Goodness! A wolf, a bear and a jaguar ...OH MY!! What fun this book was! And so HOT!! I LOVE the way Eve writes, her sense of humor is hilarious! I enjoyed the interaction between Naomi, Ethan and Javier. I can't wait to get my hands and eyeballs on the rest of the titles in the series!! Oh, and I enjoyed this so much I purchased a second copy to pass on to my sister! ;-) This is a must buy author!
Submitted By: cgirl99 on Jan 29, 2013
This is the first book in Eve Langlais' Freakn' Shifter series. It's a very enjoyable read. Fun, witty and although I'm not really into mengage romances, I would recommend this if you are looking for a fun read.
Submitted By: toya1972 on Jan 29, 2013
This was a great book. Loved the characters. It was really funny how she met her mates, and how she interacted with them. It had some really funny parts. You'll enjoy it alot.
Submitted By: ardent_reader on Jan 28, 2013
This was my introduction to the series and I'll be coming back for more. Love the humor! Humor and steamy sex- yum.
Submitted By: reader56 on Jan 27, 2013
Loved it. Funny and sexy.
Submitted By: pascoea on Jan 26, 2013
Awesome story, the characters mesh well with each other. The author's creative style and humor pulls the reader in wanting more and leaving you satisfied at the end.
Submitted By: uksuzi on Jan 25, 2013
Lol funny book. The humor in this was really good. The characterswere good together and so were the sub characters. Well rounded book.
Submitted By: hollins89 on Jan 25, 2013
This book was hilarious from beginning to end, but still managed to have drama and suspense with hot, alpha men who discover that their mate is a delicate woman with the spine and attitude of a tyrannosaurus rex.......oh, and the sex is pretty hot as well!
Submitted By: Isabelle on Jan 24, 2013
I love this author and her humor. This series is off to a great start. All of the characters are great and complement each other. I highly recommend this one.
Submitted By: bdef on Jan 22, 2013
Eve Langlais is one of my favorite authors. This book had it all humor, romance, a little mystery and HOT sex. I also love that the guys had to work to get their girl.
Submitted By: alanakae on Jan 20, 2013
Eve Langlais did a better than usual job on this story. It was fun and funny. It was a fresh change of pace to have the girl be the resistant one and they guys having to do the hard work of wooing. A good, lighthearted read.
Submitted By: nilotic on Jan 15, 2013
I bought the book because of the title alone. Was I disappointed not in the slightest. You gotta read it for yourself to find out.
Submitted By: roaming_jayhawk on Jan 14, 2013
Had me laughing! Good humor, fun story. Worth the read.
Submitted By: dovi on Jan 13, 2013
I love love this book. A good amount of humor, sensuality and character development to tick all the boxes. Even though the female character was stubborn it was not so much you'd find it annoying. Oh and the heroes were just yummy.
Submitted By: unicorn/kathy on Jan 11, 2013
This was a wonderful book. It had everything , a great story, good characters, alpha male weres, a feisty woman, and lots of humor.Eve Langlais is a wonderful writer and her story always come through for me.If you want a book that will make you laugh and want more, this is the book for you. I highly recommend this book.
Submitted By: JenCW on Jan 9, 2013
This book was right up my alley. A strong female character who gave as good or better than she got. I couldn't stop reading it. The banter and some of the situations were just too funny.
Submitted By: firefly2518 on Jan 8, 2013
3.5 stars - Really good! Very funny, liked all the characters - even her b*tching wasn't too bad. Could tell was self-published - not as polished in word choice and editing as could be but didn't really detract from the story.
Submitted By: GladysMarie12 on Jan 6, 2013
Great book! This is the first in the Freakin' series and a great start. I loved the characters and the development of the emotional tension between them.
Submitted By: smiles13 on Jan 6, 2013
Loved it. Another great story from this author. The heroin's family is hilarious.
Submitted By: traellen67@gmail.com on Jan 6, 2013
Still m favorite out of the series. Loved the feisty yet girly character. y
Submitted By: tiaraw88 on Jan 6, 2013
great read!
Submitted By: moonlightangell on Jan 3, 2013
the lady doth protest too much... yep, she does
Submitted By: shyone1115 on Jan 2, 2013
This book was great, I loved the characters and emotions throughout. I can't wait to read the next one.
Submitted By: jslindzy on Jan 1, 2013
So hot and so funny! I literally fanned and laughed my way through this book! The first of an immensely funny and sensual series! Also had a fair amount of twists and turns that I didn't see coming!
Submitted By: jslindzy on Jan 1, 2013
So hot and so funny! I literally fanned and laughed my way through this book! The first of an immensely funny and sensual series! Also had a fair amount of twists and turns that I didn't see coming!
Submitted By: yveswms on Jul 16, 2012
All I have to say is.......YESSSSSSS!!!! Can't wait to read Jealous and Freakin'.
Submitted By: smh on May 10, 2012
Very cute shifter story. I really liked how Ms. Langlais kept her characters true to their original personalities while developing their relationship.
Submitted By: KRomanceLover on Mar 28, 2012
Absolutely wonderful. This menage really works. The males are wonderful. The heroine unique. The dialogue sparkles and the sex is hot.
Submitted By: booksforever on Mar 27, 2012
Great characters, but got annoyed with the heroine as she kept putting her mates off. Nice family mix and can't wait to read the others in this series.
Submitted By: shawnyj on Dec 18, 2011
A Canadian romance! That made me very happy. And the characters were well-developed. I especially loved Ethan. A lot of fun, I will definitely be looking into her other books.
Submitted By: serenadaydreamer on Dec 15, 2011
This book made me laugh, feel embarrassed and many other emotions came over me. It happens rarely that a book takes me on that kind of journey. I so recommend this book for anyone (who's not afraid of sex) to read.
Submitted By: janec13 on Dec 14, 2011
Love this book. I can't wait to start reading the 2nd one in the series.
Submitted By: dragonrene on Sep 1, 2011
Love Eve's writing! Humor, hot bods, excitment. You cannot go wrong. Characters all 'click' very well and story never drags. I did not put it down until I was done reading.
Submitted By: neneburge on Aug 7, 2011
Sexy, funny and very very good!! I loved it!!
Submitted By: that_one_chick on Jul 27, 2011
I enjoyed this book, but at the same time found it a little irritating that the heroine took so long to warm up to the idea of mating with the two heroes. It was a great, hot read, but at the same time it spent a lot of time character developing.
Submitted By: marloucat on Jul 25, 2011
I highly recommend this book. Strong characters that were funny and touching too! Great pacing. Hot scenes that also added to the story. I look for more stories like this from the author.
Submitted By: DrJ on Jul 24, 2011
She has a kodiak bear and a jaguar for mates? She doesn't think so!! And this very delightful story tells all the stuff she tries to do to discourage them, run them off, convince them she is not the mate for them. An unusual configuration of shifters, but this is fiction, right? Some conniving, a troublesome family, and some hot loving. All combine to make a really great read.
Submitted By: Myria on Jul 13, 2011
just finished and i loved it. had everything i look for when reading a book. also finished scared of spiders before this one and have to say that all the books of Eve Langlais's i've read so far. Love them all. Geek Job, Broomstick Breakdown, Wickedest Witch.
Submitted By: blueisland23 on Jul 9, 2011
I have read a number of this author's stories and I have to tell you the dialog in all of them is awesome and this story doesn't disappoint. Great personalities, great story line and just all around fun.....I recommend that you read it!!!! Oh by the way there are some great sex scenes too.....but it's a side note to the rest.
 

Delicate Freakn' Flower

By: Eve Langlais
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