To Win a Mate (VonBrandt Family Series #3)

To Win a Mate (VonBrandt Family Series #3)

by Krystal Shannan

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Jared VonBrandt wasn't looking for a mate, but when the amber-eyed New Orleans beauty, Elise Blanchard is staring at him from a charity auction block, he can't deny his wolf's desire.

He'll win her at any cost.

Elise Blanchard has never met another werewolf. She spends her full-moon nights locked in her apartment, hoping the neighbors don't see her shift.

A twist of fate gives her an opportunity she'll risk everything to claim.

VonBrandt Family, in series order...
To Save A Mate
To Love A Mate
To Win A Mate
To Find A Mate (Coming Soon)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150920774
Publisher: KS Publishing
Publication date: 09/13/2015
Series: VonBrandt Family Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 97,632
File size: 337 KB

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To Win A Mate 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
47 pages on my nook. Too short. Cute novella with good characters and storyline. So much potential for a longer more interesting novel. Should be free if left as is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is only 50 pages and felt incredibly rushed. It was nothing like the other books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Expected a full length book, not a short story after paying for it. Story was cute and had so much potentia? that it is a shame it was not taken advantage of. Will be leary of buying another book in the series for fear of it being like this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sucks that it is LESS then 45 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sigh...How can a woman not swoon over a sexy VonBrandt male? Only thing I would have liked better would have been more details. Wish it was longer, but the story was very well written and edited. I was looking for a quick read and this fit the bill perfectly. On to the next one. Can't get enough of the sexy men in Somewhere, TX!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
2.99 is too much money for a 51 page story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the author's other books but $3 for 50 pages you have got to be kidding me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot line can be given in one sentence. The so called conflict lasts about a second. I like the author's work in other books so 4 stars, but that is being generous. I would not cough up the money for it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But too short
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the stiry, even though it was short
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
To Win a Mate is book three in the VonBrandt Family series by Krystal Shannan. This is a short novella featuring Jared VonBrandt and Elise Blanchard. Jared spends most of his time behind a desk taking care of the business end of things for the VonBrandt Family pack. He enjoys the perk of attending charity events all over the country, which is what brought him to New Orleans this particular night. He is attending an auction and plans to purchase a painting for his alpha’s mate that she was looking for. But, he is surprised to see that an extra event was added to the auction. Dinner dates with four different women are to be auctioned off. Jared has never felt that pull towards any particular female. He prefers to mate with another wolf, not a human as his nephews Luke and Noah have. He just hasn’t met the right one yet. At the last minute at the auction an announcement is made that one of the four women participating in the auction had to back out but that Elise Blanchard has generously volunteered to fill in. As soon as she walks out onto the stage Jared is hit hard with the magical pull. His wolf wakes up and takes notice because he can instantly detect the scent of another wolf. Elise is a wolf shapeshifter. But, as far as she knows, she is the only one. She has never known of or met another wolf. How she ever escaped the knowledge of the area packs is a mystery. When she feels the urge to shift, she locks up her apartment and shifts indoors. She has managed to keep this secret her entire life. So no one could have been more shocked than she was when she detected the scent of wolf as she stood on the stage at the auction. Her very sleezy boss is attempting to bid for her but thank goodness, the man that is the owner of the scent she is detecting, is also bidding. Jared has won the bid for Elise and their date is magical. Elise knows nothing, though, of the pack life. But with the strength of his feelings, how can he return to Somewhere, Texas and leave her here? How can he walk away? “He barely knew more than her name. But something about her called to his soul. She was important to him. To his wolf.” This is a very short, cute story which further explains to us how quickly it can happen once you have met the one, the fated mate. The magick is clearly present when these two meet and how wonderful for Elise to finally discover that there are more like her and for her to experience the beauty of a pack family and of finding her fated mate., her true love.
sportochick More than 1 year ago
What a cute quick story. This is a feel good story with one man everyone loves to hate. It has humor, hotness and love. Jared sure is an interesting sexy wolf but I love Elise and how she learns to survive with her secret. I look forward to the next book in the series. I give it 4 stars. An ARC was gifted in exchange for an honest review.
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KristyHeinicke More than 1 year ago
Winning more than an auction... I received an ARC from the author, in exchange for an honest review. What an amazing story 'To Win a Mate' was, I started reading it & soon found myself at the send. I was so enthralled with the story that it was over too soon. I highly recommend that you read the "Somewhere, TX: VonBrandt Family" series in order, you don't have to, but it makes everything better if you do. Jared isn't looking for a mate, but attending a charity auction away from home, Jared captures a scent & soon finds out who it belongs to. Elise has never smelt another wolf before, she's always been alone, keeping her wolf a secret.... Just the start of the story was enough to draw me in & then you keep reading, enthralled for the duration of the entire story. I'm hoping this isn't the end of the "VonBrandt Family"... I want more.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
A fast paced sexy short, Jared is off to a charity event to purchase a picture when one of the debutantes that is being auctioned off for a dinner date catches his eye. Elise isn’t really a debutante, just filling in for a no show but is shocked when she catches Jared’s scent. I enjoyed the story and the chemistry between the characters is excellent. I really liked this read!
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
This was a very cute (but very short) novella. Jared is not looking for love or romance we he sets eyes on Elise at an auction. Elise isn't expected to find someone like her - ever. She thinks she's the only werewolf - I found this to be slightly far fetched, but set up the story in a way that really let Jared and Elise bond quickly. This is an important thing in a short novella. Short - maybe too short. Things moved super fast and while both characters were cute, I really didn't have a chance to fall in love with them. I liked them, they had depth, and they both grew and developed - I just wanted to feel more from them. The ending was very sweet and I hope we get a chance to see the couple in the next book. I'd love to get to know them a little better - they sound like they would be a ton of fun. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
cutiephinphin More than 1 year ago
While attending a charity event, there was a segment where 4 ladies were put up for an auction and the successful bidder will get a date with the lady. Jared wasn't looking for a mate and not particularly interested in this segment till this mysterious lady Elise showed up. Elise was a substitute for the original participant who had fallen ill. Sniffing a scent that seemed familiar and yet foreign, Jared's senses peaked and he had to find out more. He encountered an opponent during the bidding and came to know that he is Elise' boss. Allowing no mistakes, Jared made his final call and won the bid. Elise is a werewolf and she's been alone since her first change. Thinking she's the only such being in this world, she kept to herself and moved constantly to avoid suspicion from her neighbors. Being able to connect with Jared, another werewolf brought such comfort to her. This book ended quicker than I expected. Unlike the earlier book To Love A Mate, there was lesser action involved and it was a much lighter and more straightforward read. I thought Elise's boss was gonna come back with a vengeance but guess my imagination went ahead of me. I'm really enjoying this series and definitely looking forward to check the rest of them out. I'll need to play catch up with the first book. ARC gifted by the author in exchange for a honest review.
green____ More than 1 year ago
Wonderful addition to this series! What a really great read! This story may be short, but it wins your heart! To Win A Mate shares Jared VonBrandt's story with us. He goes to an auction to support a wonderful cause and finds a woman that has caught his and his wolf's attention. When they meet face to face, their lives change forever! I am loving this VonBrandt family! Such interesting characters that truly come to life within the pages of their books. I enjoyed seeing how things unfolded... A sweet and entertaining book. This can be a standalone story, but I am a little curious if more will play out later in another book. *copy gifted in exchange for an honest review.
kimIA More than 1 year ago
Jared VonBrandt is a hansome shifter who is not openly looking for a mate. He goes to a charity in New Orleans he just plans on trying to buy a picture for his sister-in-law Tonya. He ends up bidding on a date with a young shifter women because the man sitting at the table with him was giving him slimy vibes and he was trying to save her. Miss Elise Blanchard is a very lovely administrative assistant who is asked to go up for bid for a date at a charity event because one of the four young ladies could not make it. What will happen between Jared and Elise? It is a quick novella read and I enjoyed it. There is witty banter, hot sexy scenes a couple twists and turns.