Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Review: The Soldier's Mate by Cooper McKenzie

The Soldier’s Mate by Cooper McKenzie

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 3



When Angel Dugan agrees to befriend a deployed Army soldier who is getting ready to retire, she never expects to fall in love with him.

Nick knew from the first picture he saw that she was his mate. But how does he tell her that he is an alpha shapeshifter without a pack or home? Will she accept him in all his forms?

By the time they meet, two months into their relationship, each has fallen in love. Touching for the first time enhances the magic they’d shared via e-mails and web chats. But when Nick is called to meet the local pack council, will they deny him the right to settle with his new mate in New Bern? If they demand the soldier to move on, is his mate willing to go with him?

Yadkny’s Review

Angel is a sweet natured divorcee who doesn't believe that at her age there is someone out there for her. Her friend Carly decides that yes there is and sends Angel's email address to a guy oversees in the army with her husband. Sparks fly across the computer screen upon their first video chat.

Nick is a wolf shifter on the verge of retirement from the army when he meets Angel. He knew from their first communication she was his mate. Now all he wants is to claim her as his and start a new life with her. Only he doesn't know how to break it to her he's a wolf shifter.

From the title alone, I knew this would be a great read. Nick and Angel's meeting is unconventional in the shifter world but very modern of how many couples meet today, so the storyline is quite unique. The only sense Nick has to go by is sight when he first meets Angel, but still he knew instinctively. The scene of Nick's homecoming at the airport is emotionally charged and will touch the hearts of everyone who has ever waited for a loved one to come home. It also should be noted that Cooper McKenzie does a fantastic job of keeping the reader all hot and bothered from beginning to end. This is a prequel to the story The Billionaire’s Mate and I for one can’t wait to see how it turns out for the other character introduced in this story.

Recommended reading for those looking for an emotionally charged homecoming of the soldier kind with a much needed anticipatory release of the sexual kind.

4 Tea Cups!

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