Monday, April 2, 2012

Protector's Mate by Katie Reus

Title:  Protector's Mate
Author: Katie Reus
My Rating: A-

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Felicia and Alaric
Release Date: March 2012
Publisher: Harlequin

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Sexual Intensity: hot

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
After two years in a war zone, werewolf Felicia Serna has finally returned to find another pack has taken over her territory…and the new second-in-command is the very man who haunts her fantasies. 

Alaric has wanted Felicia from the moment he laid eyes on her, and now he’s ready to claim her. When a threatening shifter begins stalking them, he’s determined to protect her…even if it means putting his seduction on hold. But even in the heat of danger, their red-hot passion cannot be denied 

My Review:

Ooh, what a fabulous book. Felicia is home after spending two years in Afghanistan as a nurse. Two years ago, she fled from her pack after the alpha pursued her and she turned him down. She's always been rebuffed by her pack. She was abandoned as a pup and nothing that her pack has done over the years has ever helped to improve her self-image. 

When Felicia met Alaric, she was only nineteen years old and felt an immediate draw to him, but she never thought she would be worthy of his attention, so she ignored the feelings. What she didn't realize is that they are actually destined mates and he actually felt it too, but he wanted to give her time since she was so young.

Alaric has always known that Felicia was his destined mate, but he didn't realize how bad things were for her within her pack. He's kept tabs on her from afar and has maintained his loyalty to her even though she didn't realize their bond.

There's a lot of emotion to this book. Felicia has taken so many incredibly harsh hits over the years. She has a very vulnerable edge to her. She feels unworthy and pitiful especially in the light of Alaric's overwhelming physical perfection. He handles her with utmost care and it's absolutely gorgeous to watch. This book is called Protector's Mate because that's all Alaric wants to do...protect Felicia from any more harm. How can you not fall in love with a guy like that?

In the midst of all that, there is the action of several attacks against the two of them which are very exciting. While Felicia may have self-doubts, she is definitely a capable warrior and will make an excellent mate/match for Alaric.  This girl is tough, which after two years in a war zone, stands to reason. She can stand on her own two feet and isn't afraid to do so in the face of any kind of danger, whether it's attacks or standing up to her pack.

Action, romance, emotion....this is a short book, but it packs an incredible wallop! I really, really enjoyed it and am hoping that Katie's writing more of these on the horizon.... *pst- Alaric's brothers maybe??*

1 comment:

Mariana Pereira Bezerra said...

Sounds really good, I do love a werewolf book and this one sounds exciting with the love, the discovers and the action. Definily added to wishlist.