A Mate for Christmas

A Mate for Christmas

by Katie Reus

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ISBN-13: 9781942447993
Publisher: KR Press LLC
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Series: Moon Shifter Series , #7
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 334,870
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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A Mate for Christmas 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
Christmas Sweeet #MoonShifter Katie Reus returns for a final time in the Moon Shifter series with a Christmas novella that gives a brief look at every couple from previous books in the series plus we get to end the series with a pair up of wolf shifter Noel Cordona & wolf shifter Nathan O’Neill as mates and a couple. Their road to being mates isn’t easy. Noel is dealing with the loss of her parents and a sister. Its been a year since their death and she is still having a very hard time dealing with their deaths. There’s guilt at the thought of letting herself finally enjoy life, feel joy and just move on, when knowing her sister will never share it with her again. It takes some wise words from someone new in her pack to finally get her to see things in a new light and Noel finds her able to go into a new avenue for a place of healing. Then there is Nathan. He is someone who means a lot to Noel—before everything went so wrong in her life, he was starting to intertwine in her life but tragedy got in the way before that could occur. Noel thinks there isn’t anything left for them now but she is so wrong. Nathan has always loved Noel and hasn’t given up on bringing magic and light back in his mate’s life. When Nathan takes a kiss she feels alive for the first time in a very long time but she also feels so broken inside—what can she offer this handsome man ? Nathan has just been waiting to let his mate grieve over her loss but his patience is wearing somewhat thin. He knows she hurts but he sees that she is starting to come back but thinking they are just friends, well, that is not what they are. Their distance is great but Nathan is determined to show Noel just how good things are going to be between them , and this wolf has some tricks up his sleeves at the ready to do so. Their journey is a special one , especially since this is the last Moon Shifter story. We get to visit back on other previous couples and catch up on how they are doing. They are brief peaks but even that small look was a delight. This was such a beautiful and perfect ending to a lovely series. I loved in this book the emotion, the sweet ways Nathan took care of Noel when she was floundering, lost yet he never wavered in his love for her. Noel was a strong woman who realized the living is where everything is at and her love for Nathan was a perfect ending for this series. All I can say is, if you love shifter books, then do not pass this book /series up. My rating: 4.7 stars **** "I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Wonderful ending to the series.
JoRead More than 1 year ago
Author note: A Mate for Christmas is not meant to be read as a stand-alone. Set in the Moon Shifter world, this novella features all your favorite characters in a final wrap-up of the Moon Shifter series. And what a wrap-up! Most of my favorite couples came together for a final goodbye. I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I heard A Mate for Christmas was the last book in the series. I’m glad it took the course it did. For starters, we have Nathan and Noel. As a person that knows what is like to lose someone very close and see the world around keep on moving while you remain in the same spot, Noel acted very true to her character. I loved their chemistry and how loving and understanding Nathan was with her. While we got see their relationship bloom, we also got to (re)visit with the other members of the pack; some of them starting their own relationships, some reaching their own HEAs, some even starting a family. I am sad that I won’t be reading about the Cardona-Armstrong Pack anymore but hopeful that one day the author decides to change her mind. *** I received this book from the author at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.***
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars--A MATE FOR CHRISTMAS is the seventh and final installment in Katie Reus’s contemporary, adult MOON SHIFTER paranormal romance series. This is wolf shifters Noel Cordona, and Nathan O’Neill’s story line although many of the previous story line characters are featured as the author takes a final look at each of the couples, as well as a look into the future. Because A MATE FOR CHRISTMAS wraps up Katie’s Moon Shifter series, it is not recommended as a stand alone as a number of previous story line situations are referenced or brought to conclusion. Told from several third person points of view including Noel and Nathan A MATE FOR CHRISTMAS follows Noel as the grief over the death of her sister, one year earlier, continues to grow. As Nathan patiently waits on the sidelines for the woman he knows is his mate, Noel begins to have second thoughts about the man with whom she is falling in love. A MATE FOR CHRISTMAS wraps up a number of the previous story lines with happily ever afters; a glimpse into the future; and the expanding Cordona/Armstrong pack of shifters, vampires and fae. With the approach of the Christmas holidays the wolves begin to settle into a routine focusing on the celebrations, several new matings and revelations of love, and the possibility that more than one couple have a surprise announcement for the New Year. Katie Reus’s wonderful and exciting MOON SHIFTER paranormal series is a must read for fans of the supernatural story lines. A MATE FOR CHRISTMAS is a story of romance; of family; and of happily ever afters.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Noel Cordona isn't in the holiday mood. She's depressed over the death of her sister, parents and packmates. The last year has been rough. Nathan O'Neill wants to be there for her. He's tried but she won't let him. When they kiss, things change. Can he convince Noel that they are destined to be together? Katie Reus has written a feel good holiday story that made me smile. I enjoyed this Moon Shifter romance. It's filled with familiar characters who are celebrating the season with love, joy and some surprises. A Mate For Christmas is a perfect way to relax.
blaise_zillah More than 1 year ago
Loved Nathan's patience with Noel, enjoyed seeing the other characters again. Was very happy with the ending since this is the last one.
SMH6 More than 1 year ago
great ending to a wonderful series. I loved see the returning characters and meeting these two. If you love shifter books, this is a keeper.
RoseVAcademyST More than 1 year ago
Just in time for Christmas! A mate for Christmas is a sweet novella which tells the story of Noel and Nathan but also visits our favorite couples of the series. Noel is still trying to get over her sister’s death. Her other sisters have the support of their mates and Noel feels alone and lost. Nathan knows that Noel is struggling to deal with the loss of her parents and sister but he has no idea how to help her. He once tried to stand by her side only to be rejected. Or so he thought! I loved this novella. We got to see how the pack was preparing to spend their holidays. We got at least one scene with every couple and as always, I especially enjoyed Lucas and Vivian’s scenes! They are just soooo adorable! I’m also glad to see the pack so relaxed, bonded and happy to enjoy such a special time. A truly awesome Christmas surprise! *ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
It will take a miracle to survive the holidays... After recently losing her parents, packmates and a sister, Noel Cordona isn’t even close to being in the holiday spirit. It seems that everyone around her is moving on and happy, but she can’t seem to get it together. When an unexpected kiss changes everything she thought she knew about her packmate Nathan O’Neill, she feels alive for the first time in a year. She’s too broken for him though. At least that’s what she tries to tell them both. But Nathan’s been waiting patiently for Noel. He’s not going to lose faith now. With a little holiday magic, he can help her overcome the weight of her grief and show her that opening her heart to him is the best Christmas gift he could ever give her. Review: Holy baby boom batman.... LOL. I am not giving away who they are you will have to read it for yourself. Though the story includes vignettes of all your favorite couples in the pack. The story is about Nathan and Noel, who have been skirting around each other for quite a while. They are a touching couple each of who have had to deal with loss in their lives. Like all the other couples they make you want to root for their HEA. This is a short read around 150 pages, so perfect for an afternoon and that it happens around Christmas time is an added bonus for the season. It was nice to get caught up with all the couples in this series and they all have lots of surprises in store. At times each couple mad me feel a wide range of emotions. Of course it is super sexy. And as always expertly written. 5Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the Author.*
tsinclr More than 1 year ago
Everyone handles grief differently so everyone tries to Noel the space they think she needs and that she feels she needs. The Christmas holidays do no change that for Noel because it just makes her miss her family that much more and it seems everyone around her is happy and moving on with their lives. That is until that kiss...... Noel and Nathan had gotten really close the previous year until tragedy struck. Then their growing relationship was put on hold. That is until that kiss........ Noel and Nathan work through her grief and misunderstanding to work on building a life together. Now Noel feels like celebrating the Christmas holidays and missing her family doesn't hurt so much. The rest of pack also find lots to celebrate.
djones1 More than 1 year ago
A MATE FOR CHRISTMAS This is the story of Noel Cordona and Nathan O’Neil, theirs is a story shaped by a pain filled past. She lost her beloved parents and sister and doesn’t have the strength to get through. She also thinks she is too damaged to have a future. Nathan has long loved her from a far. I really liked this story and cared about Noel and Nathan. They have chemistry that is off the charts. We are given the gift of seeing several of the others from previous books in the series. This is the last planned book of the Moon Shifter Series. I hope Katie will revisit this in the future. All the books in this series have well developed characters who are genuinely likeable, solid storylines, and I do feel like they would be most enjoyed read in order. If you have not read any books by Katie Reus, you are missing out. She can always be counted on to give you a story that will engage you for the duration. She has a wonderful imagination enabling her to write several great but very different series. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
Cyndimae64 More than 1 year ago
This is the final installment in my favorite Katie Reus series, Moon Shifter. If you have not read the previous books, this one is not for you! If you have and have come to love the characters as I have, then this is a nice read. All the Cordova women and their men make an appearance, as well as a wrap up to the love story of Noel and Nathan...... Merry Christmas shifter fans! I was given an ARC for an honest review
ZR1000 More than 1 year ago
A sweet ending to an enjoyable series… This novella is the seventh and final book in the Moon Shifter series. Everyone deals with grief differently and wolf shifter Noel Cordona just withdrew from everyone, overwhelmed by the pain of loss of her parents and a sister. A year has passed and it’s Christmas time but she doesn’t feel the holiday as she can’t seem to move on. There’s guilt at the thought of letting herself enjoy the season when her sister will never share it with her again. Wise words from one of her new pack mates send her in the direction she needs to travel to attain healing, it’s taken her this long to be receptive to such a path. And then there’s Nathan, they’d had something beginning before she lost so much and then he wasn’t there anymore or so she thought, she’d been so oblivious to her surroundings. When Nathan steals a kiss she feels alive again but she’s broken inside. What does she have to offer? The wolf shifter Nathan O’Neill has been biding his time for the past year but his patience is wavering. Watching over Noel from the sidelines hasn’t been easy as he knows she’s his mate but he’d given her time to work through her deep grief having faced such himself a long time ago. When he learns she’d misunderstood his distance all bets are off, he’ll stand by her side as she continues to mend and he’ll break down her walls and show her just how good things could be between them. This was a very sweet ending to what has been an enjoyable series. We get to see how so many of the couples are doing as they prepare for and then share the holiday, their amusing banter makes you smile. Nathan and Noel’s romance is interspersed between all of the pack updates. The devotion Nathan had is admirable but she was his mate so what else could he do but wait for her to be ready. He is just what she needs and enough time has passed that she’s ready to take the next steps forward. An advanced reading copy was obtained from the author.
CRISSYM More than 1 year ago
A Mate for Christmas was a short and sweet romance read that wraps up the end of the Moon Shifter Series. I’ve enjoyed this short novella a lot and it was great seeing the couples from the previous books in this one. Nathan and Noel were perfect for each other. This was a great way to end the series and I’m glad I had the opportunity to read it. I look forward to reading other books from this author.
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
This is the final book and I am sad to see it end. This story is a true romance and shows us just how awesome this series has been. This is Noel and Nathan' story although many of the characters from previous books make an appearance which I just love when authors do that. These two have both lost loved ones and it seems they are never on the same page.It seems everyone is going to get a Christmas miracle. And I think possibly this story leaves us hoping the author will come back later on when life is right and give us so much more from this series.If you enjoy shifter stories with angst and romance then I recommend you grab the first book in this series. I very much enjoyed this book.
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
Really loved this book! The story line is great and the characters are unique and have such wonderful connections. It was delightful following Noel and Nathan on their path to happiness but also enjoyable reading about the other couples too. Another great story by a remarkable and very talented author. I received an ARC from the publisher for purposes of an unbiased review.
Barbara_Jones More than 1 year ago
Sweet ending to a fabulous series! 5 stars! A Mate for Christmas, book 7 of the Moon Shifter series, is one of the sweetest, most touching holiday reads ever! This is one of my favorite series written by Katie Reus, and sharing the holiday season with all my favorite mated characters, experiencing new HEAs, as well as being a part of the secret happy news within the pack, made this read just perfect! While a holiday novella, it is not recommended as a stand-alone. But with such a wonderful series, reading the series from the beginning will be a pleasure. :) I love this one... highly recommended shifter series (and definitely a re-read series for me)! *ARC received from author in exchange for an honest review.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
4 - Talk about the best Christmas present ever... Stars! Katie Reus returns to the Moon Shifter series for the final time, with a Christmas novella, that pretty much gives you a little something from each and every couple from the previous books in the series. This isn’t a series that I have read in its entirety, so jumping from one couple to another took me a little time to get used to, but the running theme through the story was Noel and Nathan’s coming together, after a pretty traumatic year has left Noel closed off and feeling a little lonely after seeing a lot of her friends and pack members finding and falling in love with their mates. "Life’s too short to close yourself off forever." Although it wasn’t a struggle to read, I think there would be more benefit gained if you have read all of the previous books/novellas in the series. I definitely count myself in that group, as it just made me want to read the books for the couples I didn’t really know. I loved Nathan, he went about wooing Noel, even though she insists on friends initially, it didn’t take her long to realize that he was offering so much more. "I want to feel you under me, want to be skin to skin." And there were inclusions from couples that I do remember from the titles I have read in the series, and it was really great to catch up with them and see everything tied up for them and the series as a whole. That-said Katie definitely left a few of the younger members from the pack with potential stories to be told at some point in the future and I hope that she does decide to revisit the series to tell their stories at some stage. This is a voluntary review of an advance copy of the book.