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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

HOT!!!

Gotta say, I love all of Laurann Dohner's work. As long as you can overlook the poor editing, the books in this series are all great reads.

posted by Cherlea on December 16, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Sweaty Hot Read

If you're in the mood for a sexy werewolf, a sassy human female, and a whole lot of angst, Mate Set is just the book you're looking for. As a fan of Laurann Dohner's Cyborg series, I couldn't wait to meet her shifters. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed. Her alpha h...
If you're in the mood for a sexy werewolf, a sassy human female, and a whole lot of angst, Mate Set is just the book you're looking for. As a fan of Laurann Dohner's Cyborg series, I couldn't wait to meet her shifters. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed. Her alpha heroes are just that - alpha - while her heroines are the perfect foil to bring them to their knees.

Mika and Grady are not a conventional couple. She's a human who was adopted into a werewolf family and, though she knows of their existence, is off limits to them. He's a half-breed who has seen the adverse effects of being born in between the two worlds and is determined not to mate with a human as a result. When a brawl forces Grady to mark Mika for her protection, things quickly go downhill. While their chemistry is off the charts, their emotions and fear to connect with each other make this story one hell of a roller coaster ride.

At first, the tension worked for me. Although Grady is alpha to the core and refuses to be swayed in his thinking, he also has moments of tenderness. Likewise, while Mika can be soft and nurturing, she can also be tough as nails and refuses to back down. Unfortunately, after a while, their relationship began to border on toxic. As a lover of an unrelenting alpha, Grady's treatment became too much for even me. I felt this was due to the fact that the story is told from Mika's point of view, which doesn't give the reader the opportunity to understand Grady, his feelings, or his motivations. There were several scenes I had difficulty finishing, forcing me to push through to the end. While there is a happily-ever-after, I wasn't convinced of it, and questioned Mika's reasoning for staying with a man who treated her so cruelly, without any regard for her as an equal.

On a positive note, the sex scenes are burn-your-fingers hot. Ms. Dohner knows how to create and stoke sexual tension, and she uses her talent to the fullest here. I might not have cared for Grady all that much,
but I can't deny that when he and Mika get together they certainly know how to turn up the heat. I did enjoy the dialogue and the world Ms. Dohner has created, and feel this could be the start of a very promising series. There are several interesting secondary characters, and I hope to see more of them in the future.

Originally posted at: Whipped Cream Reviews

posted by LASR_Reviews on September 29, 2010

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    Found this one while waiting for the next New Species book (impa

    Found this one while waiting for the next New Species book (impatiently). I really enjoyed this character. Very sexy, very manly and extremly hot. The storyline was fun and exciting to read and the romance part was naughty and enjoyable but nothing compared to New Species. I already purchased book two and can't wait to read it. It didn't excite me the way the Species line did but I could just be being bias.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Phoenix

    Hello.i would like to be your mate we both match names.has emerald eyes and orange yellow fur.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    BEST BOOK EVER

    this book gives a girl everything she wants.... i steamy relationship with some ups and downs .. with a hint of fantasy .. LOVE IT

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Great start to new series

    Loved this book. Grat characters and can not wait to read about his brothers. I just love anything she writes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Loved it.

    Similar writing style as the species series. I loved it! Can't wait to read the 2nd book.

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  • Posted April 16, 2013

    Loved it great book.

    Loved it great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Good

    Really good

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  • Posted November 12, 2012

    Dohner does it again

    I could not put the book down once I started reading. A great werewolf story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Shadow

    Locked out percy 6th result meet me there please luke

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Awesome

    Wonderful series! Must buy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Jake

    Hey

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Britt

    She cuts spottedfurs and nightstreaks head off

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Haley

    Hi jake!

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Faithsky

    *pads to clans with her mate*

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2012

    A fun read

    This was a fun read. If the characters were a bit more fleshed out and their emotions had a bit more complexity I think it would be an awesome read. But overall I considered it well worth the money spent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Must Read

    I just finished Laurann Dohner's New Species Series and think she's gone and pulled me into another GREAT series!!! Can't wait to read the next one!!!

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  • Posted June 24, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Very good wish she,d write more in this series

    Very good wish she,d write more in this series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    To Whitefang

    I m a orny shecat tordisehell with hazel eyes...will have sex evrry day even with kits...will let u name all kts...plz be my mate... love Fuzzytouch...

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    great read

    Loved the series and the author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Awsome

    This book was a great read and I loved it. Keeps you wanting more. I will read the next one.

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