Review: Aiden and Ben by Julia Talbot (Full Moon Dating Book 1)

When Aiden goes to Wyoming on the dime of the Full Moon Dating service, he doesn’t really think he and country wolf Ben will be right for each other. He just wants some time off from city life.

Ben knows better right away. He and Aiden are meant to be together, despite Aiden’s city ways and cluelessness about being a werewolf. Can he convince Aiden to stay with him, or will Ben, and Full Moon Dating have to write this one off as a mistake?

This is a fun little short story. I love the set up for the series with the paranormal dating service, or “Full Moon Dating”. It’s a little light on details and relationship building. But it’s short and sweet and kept me entertained from start to finish. You can tell Aiden and Ben are well suited for each other. I enjoyed how they interacted when they were in their human form. They still acted like their animal counterparts, keeping those animal instincts when they’re not “fuzzy”. I’m curious about the next couple since there’s a little piece at the end that hooks you for the next book and makes you want to keep reading.

“Cool. It’s a drive to where I live, so we could stay at the cabin here tonight. Save you that hotel room.”

If he said yes, was he agreeing to sex? Did he want to agree to… Oh, who was he kidding? He loved having sex, and it had been a while. “Sounds like a plan.”

“Good deal. Oh, look at those.” The nachos came, piled high with chips and cheese.

Those were not Texas nachos. Not at all. “Whoa.” He was used to something more… organized. A quarter of a tortilla with cheese and a jalapeno on it. Seriously. This was like Jenga.

“The trick is to put some on your little plate.” Ben used a fork and scooped a bunch of chips and goo onto the little appetizer plate.

“Thanks.” He got himself a scoopful, the scent of the beef so yummy. His mouth watered a little, reminding him that the lunch on the plane had been bird food.
He tried not to pounce on the food, to be slow and careful. Sure.


Very human.

He glanced up, though, and Ben’s eyes flashed at him, that animal shine right there.

He dropped his fork, the silverware clattering on the table.

“You need to eat, honey,” Ben said, the low growl marching up Aiden’s spine.

“Sorry. Sorry, I just… I was… Yeah.” Eating. Right. He stuffed a chip in his mouth before he said anything stupid.

“No worries. I just want to make sure you have plenty of energy.”

A surge of lust shot down his spine. The hair prickled on the back of his neck.
He got a beefy bite, and his focus moved to the food. Yum. Cheesy goodness. He needed to focus on things he could have. Like a good meal.

The sour cream wet his fingertips, and he licked them clean, sucked the sour off.

“Yum.” Okay, the man was staring again.

“They’re good. I love Mexican food.”

“No, I mean you. That was hot as all fuck, you licking your fingers.”

About Julia:
Julia Talbot lives in the great Southwest, where there is hot and cold running rodeo, cowboys, and everything from meat and potatoes to the best Tex-Mex. A full time author, Julia has been published by Torquere Press, Dreamspinner and Changeling Press. She believes that everyone deserves a happy ending, so she writes about love without limits, where boys love boys, girls love girls, and boys and girls get together to get wild, especially when her crazy paranormal characters are involved. Find Julia at @juliatalbot on Twitter, or at

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