Mate Set

Mate Set

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by Laurann Dohner
     
 

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Book 1 in the Mating Heat series.
It's werewolf mating season. All the males are in heat and the driving, sexual lust of their beasts is almost uncontrollable. Mika is human, in an alley, surrounded by four horny werewolves. She knows she's in deep shit. A tall, handsome werewolf rescues her then demands payment. Hot, sweaty, intimate payment.

Grady is a half

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Book 1 in the Mating Heat series.
It's werewolf mating season. All the males are in heat and the driving, sexual lust of their beasts is almost uncontrollable. Mika is human, in an alley, surrounded by four horny werewolves. She knows she's in deep shit. A tall, handsome werewolf rescues her then demands payment. Hot, sweaty, intimate payment.

Grady is a half breed whose his human mother abandoned him to his werewolf father, so he knows human women just aren't safe to fall in love with. The wolf within him wants Mika as his mate, but Grady will not give in. Never. Ever. He's willing to fight his emotions and his beast, no matter how much sexy Mika tempts him.

But neither of them expected her Uncle Omar to assign Grady to protect her from other males-24/7, in her home, sleeping just down the hall. Mika decides to make the best of her vacation and keep the hot wolf in her bed. Grady can't resist the scorching sex, but he is determined to resist the bond.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419966446
Publisher:
Ellora's Cave Publishing
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

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Mate Set 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 170 reviews.
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
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
Cherlea More than 1 year ago
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.
Me-she More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book gives a girl everything she wants.... i steamy relationship with some ups and downs .. with a hint of fantasy .. LOVE IT
asgoodrich More than 1 year ago
When the idea of theme months for the blog came up and we were asked if there were any shifter books we’d like to read, I immediately volunteered to read the Mating Heat series. It’s been far too long since I last read the first two books and I never got a chance to read book three once it was released. So this was the perfect opportunity for me to revisit old friends and within just a few pages, I found myself immersed into another of Dohner’s wonderful worlds. For me, Dohner consistently delivers fascinating characters, a good amount of action, and some seriously hot sex and Mate Set is no exception. As the first in the series set around the Alpha Pack headed by Elroy Harris, this installment wastes no time getting into the action as our first encounter with Mika is as she has been dragged into an alley by four drunk and randy werewolves. Fortunately for Mika, her uncle is a werewolf and an important member of the pack, so she knows how to deal with the local shifters. Unfortunately for Mika, these shifters aren’t local, it’s mating season, and they don’t care that she’s human and that their plans to use her to slake their mating heat will result in her death. When another shifter joins the party, Mika finds herself a rescuer instead of another attacker and flees only to be pursued by her rescuer who demands a little bit of sexy payment that serves to save her yet again when they part. When the two meet again the following day, their harmless encounter serves to ramp up the heat when her rescuer, Grady, is assigned to guard her during the mating season to protect her from being harmed or mated. What follows is a seriously sexy, sometimes humorous, and often frustrating read as Grady attempts to deny his mating instincts and accept what Mika is offering. Of course, when instinct takes over Mika soon finds herself wondering if her heart is going to come out unscathed once Grady’s mating heat passes. Mate Set definitely delivers on the sex and because we’re dealing with shifters in the midst of their mating season, the sex is hot, rough, and frequent – and I loved every bit of it. The connection between Mika and Grady occurs rather quickly due to Mika feeling a level of safety in Grady’s presence that she’s only experienced with her Uncle Omar. Once the reader meets Grady’s “stepmother” it becomes glaringly obvious as to why he has no interest in mating with a human, no matter how much he is drawn to Mika. This doesn’t make his actions toward her any less hurtful, but it makes them understandable. And his actions make Mika’s reactions VERY understandable because I would’ve headed straight to the airport too. Mika’s flight provides the perfect opportunity for the author to introduce Grady’s half-brothers and expand upon the reader’s introduction to the Alpha pack, thereby laying the foundation for the series. Of course, Dohner gives the couple (and the reader) a much deserved hot and happy ending that left me ready to reread His Purrfect Mate immediately. I reviewed my personal copy of the book. Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
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good book
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Really good book. I am a true book junky so has to be a good book to get a review from me. Once I started it I could not stop! With a little over 300 reading pages on the nook it is well worth the money! Great author check out her New Species books if looking for more great reading.
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Loved this book. Grat characters and can not wait to read about his brothers. I just love anything she writes.
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celticgalCO More than 1 year ago
Great start to this series! Grabbed me on the first page and reeled me right in. Strong characters, and it lets you know you'll be getting very familiar with them in future books. Can't wait to read book 2. Laurann Dohner continues to be a favorite go-to author for para-norms.
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Similar writing style as the species series. I loved it! Can't wait to read the 2nd book.
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MeaHere More than 1 year ago
Loved it great book.
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