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Perfect Mate

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

18 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Lycanthropes, and Vampires, and Zombies, Oh My!

I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up this book as I've never read anything written by Mina Carter ("Carter"). After reading "Perfect Mate," and thoroughly enjoying it, I can tell you that she's got a new fan.

Unlike the familiar themes associated with parano...
I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up this book as I've never read anything written by Mina Carter ("Carter"). After reading "Perfect Mate," and thoroughly enjoying it, I can tell you that she's got a new fan.

Unlike the familiar themes associated with paranormal novels, Carter pulls in the paranormal elements (lycans, vampires, and zombies), creating something a little off the beaten path. In doing so, she successfully keeps the reader engaged and intrigued by the story.

A secret group of scientists, deep with the government, have been conducting insidious experiments on military soldiers and on other unwilling participants who have been misled about the "project". The "project" consists of injecting test subjects with one of three strains of virus turning them into lycan, vampire, or zombie. Once turned, more experiments are conducted, all the while making sure the test subjects never leave the premises, ever. The only way out is with a bullet in the back of the head.

After a year of acting and displaying in accordance with what the project scientists expect of them as lycans, Captain Jack Harper and his platoon, executing their plan of escape, are now battling their way out of the facilities. In the midst of their fight to leave, Jack grabs Dr. Lillian Rosewood, whom Jacks claims as his mate.

What I really like about this novel is the way Carter utilizes the other men in the platoon, not centralizing only on Jack and Lillian. This also includes Antonio, whom I find to be a very intriguing and complex individual. She was once a soldier but is now a vampire. Her directive is to find and destroy the lycans using soldiers and zombies (I know. Sounds odd). There's more to Antonio than meets the eye. All of this is what make the story even more enjoyable.

Why 4 stars, not 5? Others may disagree after reading this book, but I felt there was a little lull in the buildup of the battle between the lycans, vampires and zombies. Also, the one factor I find very irritating that I find in a majority of books, this one included, is the declaration of love between the hero and heroine in a matter of hours. In less than 36 hours of meeting, Jack and Lillian profess their love for one another. I understand these stories are works of fiction. However, this quick declaration of love taints my enjoyment of the story. I've got nothing against the protagonists saying "I love you," but let's at least make it seem more realistic.

Otherwise, this is a novel that should be read by all paranormal lovers. I look forward to the next book in the series.

posted by ChiefsLadyLove on September 1, 2012

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Good but ended kind of short.

    I am also a fan of Laurann Dohner, so this book was along her type of stories. There was funny parts, suspense, streamy love, but also different twists too. The only thing i did not enjoy was the way Carte ended this story, it felt like your waiting for the next few pages to reflect some answers, but does not. Not even if the is another story in the making/is it a series?!?! Overall it is a good story w/over 500 pgs.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2012

    The book is very good but the ending of the story is cut short.

    The book is very good but the ending of the story is cut short.
    Wish it would be longer.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Cant wait for the next....

    Good story line....keeps your attention.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Engaging read

    I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters grab you from the begining. I did think there should have been more interaction/dialog between Jack and Lillian to make the instant love more palitable. However the mix of humor, horror and budding romance is a refreshing mix. The ending does leave you looking for the next installment. I would hope this is planed as a series as too much is left hanging.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    Mina Carter is a new writer for me. Won't be for long though! Enjoyed every page!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Pretty dang good!

    A page turner from the start, this book drawls you into a paranormal world with a twist. While a little short, it did make me immediately search for more! I hope this is just the beginning!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 9, 2012

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    Posted December 2, 2012

    Grayflower

    A pretty gray tabby shecat with starry eyes walks in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Great book

    It had everything you want in a paranormal action love book. I cant wait to read the series. At least there better be one. I wanted more at the end. And it cut a little short, thats why it got 4 rather than 5 stars.

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