Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Book Review - Unwrapping Tess by Krystal Shannan

Unwrapping Tess: Christmas Encounters 
(Vegas Mates, #5)
by Krystal Shannan
Published 2014
75 Pages

For a werewolf, living in New York has its limitations. So, returning to the Woodhaven Inn in Utah for the holidays is all Tess can think about. Surrounded by a lush forest, Woodhaven caters exclusively to its paranormal guests, providing the perfect setting for werewolves and other shape shifters to run freely, without fear of being discovered by humans. And although her pack's bases are in New York and Las Vegas, Tess has always preferred the forest setting of Woodhaven over the city.

Arriving at the inn, Tess is excited to join her friends and family for a Christmas celebration. Along with her sisters, Hallie, Nicole, and Sam and extended family, the celebration begins. But Tess never expected to meet Patrick O'Hearn, or to find herself drawn to a male from outside her pack... someone who is not only an outsider, but one of the most formidable shifters she's ever met. 

After the fall of the traditional royal order of the packs that Tess has grown up with, a lot has changed. This story continues on with the enchanting world of the Vegas Mates, where wolves and shifters live in secret amongst the humans, and where the traditional pack is being redefined. 

What will her pack alpha have to say about the budding romance between her and Patrick? And even with her alpha's blessings, does she really want to change her life so drastically? Tess must overcome her own beliefs about family, and what is most important in life, if she is to find the love and true joy she has always wanted. There is a lot at stake, but will love prevail? 

A really great story, with plenty of romance, this installment is a fun and festive holiday read, with all the clever quips and paranormal charm we've come to know and love from the Vegas Mates. The characters have evolved, and with new twists, I'm excited to see what direction the author will take us in the next installment! 

Available on Amazon

Reviewed by Stephanie


Read my reviews for other books in the series!
Chasing Sam (book #1)
Saving Margaret (book #2)
Waking Sarah (book #3)
Taking Nicole (book #4)


  1. So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the lovely review! XOXO

    1. Thank you! It's always a pleasure. I loved the story! Will there be more to come in the Vegas Mates series? *fingers crossed* <3

    2. Maaaaaybe.....right now I'm focused into the worlds of Sanctuary and Somewhere, so Vegas Mates is taking a seat on the back burner.

    3. Oh, I saw the post on GR for My Dragon Masters! Cannot wait for it to be released!! Yay!!!! So excited! <3


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