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The Mating: Hostile Hearts Part 1

The Mating: Hostile Hearts Part 1

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by Sandra Ross

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Iliana meets Nickolas for the first time in the restaurant where she works as a waitress. He is handsome and filthy rich, and he asks her for a date. He does not seem to care that she was poor, but obsesses with her like a lovesick fool. Sex with him is fiery and all-consuming. He is so perfect she suspects it isn't real, and she will wake up and finds it's


Iliana meets Nickolas for the first time in the restaurant where she works as a waitress. He is handsome and filthy rich, and he asks her for a date. He does not seem to care that she was poor, but obsesses with her like a lovesick fool. Sex with him is fiery and all-consuming. He is so perfect she suspects it isn't real, and she will wake up and finds it's a nightmare just beginning….

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Sandra Ross
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Hostile Hearts , #1
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18 Years

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The moment Sandra Ross held her first romance novel when she was ten, she knew she was going to write romance. At thirty now, a prolific reader and a freelance writer, she's since then expanded her preferences from just romance to romance with a dash of now trending sub-genres—paranormal , fantasy, sci-fi even, and erotica. She loves challenging herself and would write on a dare. On a normal day, she would be found in her herb garden collecting spices for her kitchen or ingredients for her potions; in her huge eclectic Provencal kitchen with the big modern oven cooking pots and pans of food for her family of one husband and three kids (an ardent daughter and two boisterous sons) that'll probably last for weeks; in her library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and an e-reader in her hands as she reads the latest erotic hit; or scribbling pages upon pages of different erotic lifestyles, searching for the one that feels like it was inspired by just the right mix of passion, story line, and sex. Aside from these activities, the rest of the time she'd be found in front of her laptop typing the latest Sandra Ross concoction for her readers.

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The Mating: Hostile Hearts Part 1 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
RussellG More than 1 year ago
There is nothing in the world quite like a good boy-meets-girl romance---especially when the story involves contrasting socio-economic backgrounds. You know the routine: one of them is as poor as the proverbial churchmouse, the other as obscenely wealthy as Donald Trump. They meet by happenstance and there is an instant mutual attraction. (Of course, details such as personal compatibility and family structure are penciled in as the storyline progresses, or they may not even be addressed at all. [Which, of course, would make the entire story last about a page and a quarter.]) Naturally, due to the intense physical attraction between our two intrepid protagonists, the lovemaking can never be too far away. Inevitabitably, the urge to merge is described in vivid detail, to the delight and pleasure of both partners (and the reader, too!). This forms part of the crux of the story; the remainder is inherently wrapped up in other relevant subplots (mutual danger from an adversary; elements of nature; a moral crisis or two) that add to the twists and turns of the story. Sandra Ross presents a similar example in "The Mating (Wild Cats Part One)." She relates the story of Iliana, a waitress in a Starbucks-esque coffee shop, who happens to encounter a man named Nickolas Benson, who is described by the author as having "almond-shaped, green, piercing eyes," and "a dark complexion and sensual full lips" (ch. 1). Iliana is the epitome of the aforementioned churchmouse. She is a hard worker who struggles to pay her bills and her rent, while periodically confiding with her fellow co-worker about her ideal man who might appear before her one day and sweep her away from the monotony of coffee urns and small customer tips. Her journey towards the Land of Dreams-Come-True begins one afternoon when a male customer, who is eventually identified as Nickolas Benson, enters the coffee shop and Iliana goes to serve him. What makes the character of Nickolas different from other protagonists in Ross's stories is his seemingly malevolent persona. In previous reviews, if the male protagonists were "mysterious," they came across that way because of shyness, or being taciturn, or possessing a physical attribute or handicap that inhibited their inherently good nature. In this particular case, the woman, Iliana, is frightened of him: Nickolas comes across as an off-putting individual; not smarmy, but not open or instinctively trustworthy. This is demonstrated as such when Nickolas's "eyes bore at (Iliana's) back every turn and every second" (ch. 1). Additionally, he made her nervous---except the nervousness seemed based more upon fear than having social butterflies in one's stomach. Iliana's description of Nickolas as a green-eyed pirate seems fitting, since pirates were mercenary and traditionally held no allegiance to any particular group or government except one: themselves. In this instance, Nickolas conjured up an additional image of a panther---black; sleek; stealthy; relentlessly stalking its prey. The ominous imagery described in "The Mating" provides Ross's readers with a foreshadowing of how the relationship between Iliana and Nickolas will play out. "The Mating" is an entertaining story, written with the usual verve and slick pace by a talented writer.
JThompson0 More than 1 year ago
I got the 1st short story... well because it was free.... it left with a cliff hanger and to really get the full story you would have to purchase multiple short stories.... it was ok. Needless to say I didn't purchase anymore.
Bellatrixed More than 1 year ago
Sandra Ross is one of my favorite writers of erotic fiction. Her writing is always full of sensual build-up and very sexy sex. I have no problems putting myself in the place of the characters in her books. I always feel like one of her novels is money well spent.  Using the framework of a cinderella story Sandra Ross takes on a heat-filled adventure with Iliana and Nickolas. Iliana is a naive young character who doesn’t know her beauty- a relatable figure for every woman - and Nickolas is a rich man who discovers he knows how to love.  At first you aren’t sure that you’re rooting for Nickolas because he’s a little stalkery, but over time he grows on you. As the relationship between Nickolas and Iliana grows you can’t help but be drawn in by the plot.  The plot is a little like 50 Shades of Grey, with the mysterious man who whisks a young woman off to the life she’s always fantasized about, so if you enjoyed that trilogy you’ll enjoy this too.  The one thing I have to gripe about is the editing: I wish someone would provide a proofreader for Miss Ross. She is a wonderful woman, but for me, small editing mistakes (such as capitalization or punctuation errors) distract from the book. But, I am really nerdy about such things, so c’est la vie!
Ant0 More than 1 year ago
Excellent Erotic Romance! I love Sandra Ross because her story are written in simple way and yet it gets my imagination all worked up with her descriptive erotic scenes. The same can be said about “The Mating (Wild Cats Part One). It will have you at the edge of your seats wanting more, but unfortunately this is only part one of the series. Nevertheless, it is a whole lot of fun to read over and over again. Iliana is a beautiful and hard working waitress at a nearby restaurant. One day a extremely handsome and wealthy man, Nickolas came by and she instantly fell in love with him. However, she thought to herself that there is no way she can be with him since she is poor. Yet, he still wanted to date her, so maybe he doesn’t care if she is poor. The sex scenes were steamy, hot, and full of detail! After a wild night of sex, she wakes up the next day thinking if this is real at all. It must be real, right? The characters were well developed and highly likeable. I love Nickolas because he was controlling and that social status isn’t really a concern for him. I felt like he was the Prince and she is Cinderella. Excellent erotic romance that is entertaining to read before you sleep or if you’re on the go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good love story,good writing, i look forward to reading the next one in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. It hook me from the beginning. It was not predictable and the characters are very likable. I can't wait to read the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great start to a Series. Tells you they have a past but not the whole thing. Can't wait to read the next one. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was short but was well written. Looking forward to the next one.
Jwoods1 More than 1 year ago
I always love my erotica with a splash of intrigue and romance, and this short book has a little of both. For some reason, I got a real gothic feel about the characters in this story. Iliana and Nickolas felt like they had stepped out of a European romance novel. ‘The Mating (Wild Cats Series Part One)’ by Sandra Ross is a little bit romance, a little bit erotica, and a whole lot of fun! Iliana works hard in a coffee shop, unappreciated by the boss, but practically stalked by one of her customers. Nickolas is a moody, brutish character with hypnotic green eyes, and he uses those eyes to feast on the lovely Iliana every day. She has a low opinion of herself, since she feels she is plain, and she can’t understand why someone as handsome and rich as Nickolas could be attracted to someone who could barely pay her own rent. I loved the ‘rich man, poor girl’ storyline…it may be a cliché, but it’s a fun one! After finally losing it and confronting the leering, lusty businessman, Iliana is rewarded with an offer of a date. She is hesitant at first, since she senses Nickolas could be dangerous, but in the end relents, and then things really heat up. Living out many women’s dream, Iliana is whisked away to Nickolas’ castle, and they discover a mutual passion that keeps readers enthralled. The reference to the wild cats threw me at first, but as I read more of the story it did make sense. Nickolas is sleek and almost sinister, but oh so sexy, much like the dangerous black panther. Iliana makes this comparison early on, but it took me a while to see it. I liked the way Nickolas was a brutish, almost dislikeable character at first, but he softened as the book progressed. I also thought it was a nice touch to make Iliana go from feeling inferior to more in control of her sexuality through her interaction with Nickolas. I think the hottest part of the story had to be the first love scene, when Iliana finally gets to confirm exactly how Nickolas feels about her, and her breasts, lol! I loved that line! There was something so commanding about the way Nickolas took control of the sex, but was gentle with her at the same time. He was so serious, and I imagined that he had plans for her that went beyond this first installment, and they would probably be juicy ones! Since this is the first part of the series, I was left wanting to know more about how the couple’s relationship would play out. I wanted to see Iliana take more control, and I wanted to see Nickolas begging for her to control him! Can’t wait to see how this series turns out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
89 amusing pages.
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This first book in the series is entriguing and well written. Sandra draws you in from the beginning and holds on leaving you breathless wanting to know what will happen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Wanted it to continue.
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Really short. It was good but then it just stopped so you have to buy the other books if you want to continue the story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ig was a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am really waiting to read the next installment. I was later leaving out for work this korning because I opened this book and came straight to the book when I got home only to be left with a cliff hanger. Ok, I'll bite. I'm teadingthe next installmebt waiting to find out, "What Comes Next.."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a great book...my only problem is..... i need more!!! The stories calling my name
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story! There are so many secrets and layers to this relationship.... but it's so unfair that we are left dangling...lol! Can't wait to read Part 2....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was confused on this whole book. Not sure I understood. But this is what I got out of it. He is seeking revenge, and she has no idea who he is. Not sure I will get the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was anok teaser read. This is the first book in a series, but it feels like a tourist trap. The books are all short, and are about 2.99 each.
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