dimanche 26 février 2012

The Mating ( Book1 of the Law of The Lycan series) by Nicky Charles


              it's nearly the end of the month so i thought i was going to add some romantic suspense reviews for the challenge i'm entering. Today, it's The Mating by Nicky Charles. I was so happy after reading "Bonded" that i had to read this quickly and i don't regret it at all, it was fantastic so now  what do you think of this book?


Author: Nicky Charles
Genre: Romantic Paranormal suspense
Published  in 2010
Pages: 216
Sex: strong
Violence: strong

Public: 18+
Source: free download on Smashwords.com

Summary/ description from smashword:

Elise had no idea when she came home that day that she'd end up mated to a complete stranger. A new Alpha and the need for an alliance between packs have made her a pawn Excerpt: She lay beside him, staring blankly at the ceiling. The deed was done. They were mated. It didn't matter that she had no love for him nor he for her. Political alliances were more important than feelings...


          Elise found herself mated to a stranger in matters of hours when she was thinking about mating her childhood friend. For her that’s a shock even if her new mate,Kane, is trying to give her some time to adjust.  As soon as the mating is completed, he must return to his own pack and she has to leave everything she knows behind. It’s not easy for her to discover a new pack, adjust to being a mate and alpha female…even more when her mate isn’t there to help. This new pack has a lot of problem: one Oil Company wants to buy their land, the late leader was killed in what only seems to an accident and after that tragedy a challenge was issue for the next leader. Kane has won this challenge but didn’t kill his half-brother. Now there are some traps on their lands, one member of the pack is shot and there is some pollution around the river…too many coincidences Kane wants to find the culprit and a new mate isn’t his priority it seems


My opinion:

              I enjoyed the story even if I was a bit put off by the mating just at the beginning. I think that if I didn’t read “Bonded” just before I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the story as much as I did and it’s the reason I give only 4/5.
The characters are strong and the story interesting but the reader who start with this title could think that some information about the world is missing. We can’t understand which old law they speak of etc. Now When you concentrate on the plot you are immersed in it and I wanted so much to slap Kane and make him open his eyes. He is feeling so guilty for something that not his fault that he makes mistakes on mistakes…. *grrrrrrrr*

Elise is feeling lost at the beginning and who wouldn’t be given the same circumstances. However she is willing to try and she is more intelligent than we could have thought. At first we would like her to be more aggressive, to refuse the mating, to speak her mind but  as the story progresses we understand how it wasn’t possible for her. Her first pack was really traditional and saying no could have meant her death. As she try to adapt in her new pack, we learn with her and we can see how she becomes more independent even if her love for kane matures and grows.

A really good romantic paranormal suspense romance. I can’t wait to discover how Ryne will try to make his new pack.  But an advice, even if Bonded was written in 2012 it’s really a prequel to this one so you should read it first.

Score: 4/5

This book enter in the Tales from the Crypt  paranormal challenge
This book enter in the Romance and Me Challenge

Book read for the 2012 TBR reading Challenge

ebook read for the 2012 ebook Challenge

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