Monday, October 4, 2010

Review: Mate Set by Laurann Dohner

Mate Set by Laurann Dohner

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 3



It’s werewolf mating season. All the males are in heat and the driving, sexual lust of their beasts is almost uncontrollable. Mika is human, in an alley, surrounded by four horny werewolves. She knows she’s in deep shit. A tall, handsome werewolf rescues her then demands payment. Hot, sweaty, intimate payment.

Grady is a half breed whose his human mother abandoned him to his werewolf father, so he knows human women just aren’t safe to fall in love with. The wolf within him wants Mika as his mate, but Grady will not give in. Never. Ever. He’s willing to fight his emotions and his beast, no matter how much sexy Mika tempts him.

But neither of them expected her Uncle Omar to assign Grady to protect her from other males—24/7, in her home, sleeping just down the hall. Mika decides to make the best of her vacation and keep the hot wolf in her bed. Grady can’t resist the scorching sex, but he is determined to resist the bond.

Yadkny’s Review

Mika’s upbringing into a world of werewolf shifters and humans hasn’t exactly made her qualified to stay out of trouble. Although human herself, Mika’s uncle is a werewolf shifter and has taught her the ways of his pack… well almost all of them. Uncle Omar knowingly withheld vital information regarding mating season, thinking that this will keep Mika ‘innocent’ from the highly sexual natures of werewolf shifters. Her yearly vacation to visit with Uncle Omar couldn’t have come at a worse time.

Grady’s upbringing wasn’t exactly conventional either. His mother is a human who abandoned him to his father when she found out he could shift. Dealing with his abandonment issues has never been a problem since he’s in denial. Dealing with Mika when he’s assigned protection duties by her uncle, could prove to be disastrous.

This is a fabulously written, emotionally frustrating book and I loved every second of it! Laurann Dohner emotionally pulled me into the story without me even knowing it until I had read the entire thing. From page one there is no hesitation in the storyline and the reader will appreciate the visuals that Laurann provides. I know I did! The two main characters are both very passionate and stubborn which leads to a physically explosive relationship from their first meeting. The emotional frustration kicks in when the characters start actually feeling something for one another but for Grady abandonment issues by a human woman is the drawback. The rest of the cast of characters were very engaging and interesting especially Uncle Omar and Minnie. I’ve read many shifter stories before and this one rates among the top for me!

Recommended reading for those seeking a highly passionate, highly sexual read that will emotionally pull you in all directions. Note to reader: if you’re looking for a new way to use chocolate syrup, there’s a fantastic ‘recipe’ in this book.

5 Tea Cups!

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