Mate of the Wolf

Mandy Rosko
Mate of the Wolf
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Release Date
April 2011
Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance

Shelley just wanted to get out of the city and relax by a campfire. She's pretty sure that has nothing to do with getting kidnapped by a werewolf, who happens to be getting stalked by a vampire princess who's out to skin him for his rare silver pelt. And they say show business is tough.

Michael Hunter has found his Mate after years of solitude and months of self-induced exile. He's the alpha of his pack, and his duty is their protection. With a vampire hunting him, things have gotten tricky, and it's not so safe for those he's charged with caring for. But now another person needs him, whether she knows it or not. Shelley is his mate, and he wants to keep her hidden with him. But when the vampire in question finds his hiding place, Michael is forced to make some hard choices

Book Review by Rebecca
Jun 24, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
169 people found the following review helpful
MATE OF THE WOLF is a nice short story. The relationship that develops between Shelly and Michael will keep the reader interested. Though the idea of falling for your captor is the premise of the story, the author never really shows the reader the true pull between these mated characters, which makes it seem a bit creepy to me.

The story's heroine, Shelley, is a movie star who needed some time away from her busy life. While she was camping by herself in the woods, she's kidnapped by Michael. She soon finds out that Michael is actually a werewolf. He keeps her chained in his cabin but she doesn't seem afraid of him. When he doesn't behave the way a typical kidnapper might, she wonders what exactly it is he wants. The next couple days of her life are strange but ultimately take her to something she's always yearned for.

Michael knows immediately that Shelley is his mate, though this isn't directly shared with the reader. After months of self-imposed exile while on the run from a vampire princess who desires his rare silver pelt, he wants nothing more than to claim his mate. But he's also his pack's alpha with a primary duty to protect his pack. While he can't deny the part of him that wants to claim her, his life is too dangerous for her. Michael is obviously conflicted but with so little of the story from his POV, the reader sees him mostly through Shelley's eyes.

Everything seemed to fall very neatly into place for Michael and Shelley – almost too easy – allowing for little suspense or angst, which makes a story more compelling. While the author gives us perspective into Shelley's character, Michael doesn't get the attention he deserves and leaves a gap in the story. By the end, the reader understands his motives but still knows little about his character. The author does leave the ending open for a possible sequel – maybe this is where the suspense with the drama surrounding Michael may play out.
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