Title: A Mate’s Bite
Series: Sassy Mates #2
Author: Milly Taiden
Genre: Paranormal, Erotica
Published: November 13, 2014
My Rating: 4 stars
Source: Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
After an explosive night of passion during a scenting ceremony, Karla Alves is sure she was just a one night stand for the man she’d been crushing on for years. She teased him and pleased him, and Nate hasn’t been around since. Her fear of becoming clingy kept her from risking her heart and asking for more than a few hours of skin sin.
Nathan Wolfe marked Karla. His mate. Deeply involved in pack politics, Nate has had to stay away. When his sister warns that Karla needs him more than he thinks, he’ll discover a bundle of secrets only his wolf can sniff out. But getting the woman he cares about to let down her guard may prove to be his undoing.
Read on for my thoughts on A Mate’s Bite. No true spoilers, promise.
At the scenting ceremony for a local wolf shifter pack, several friends, human friends, decide to observe the ceremony. While one member of this group of friends is a shifter and down at the ceremony, the others are scattered out in the woods, observing from a distance. Although these ladies have long had crushes on the Sexy Four, none realized that tonight was their scenting ceremony as well. When four sexy shifter brothers go after their mates, this night is gong to be hot, steamy and life changing for all.
Karla has been attracted to Nate for a very long time now. She never imagined that he would feel the same way towards her. So when the sexy shifter took off into the woods during the scenting ceremony she never expected to find him right behind her… scenting her as if his life depended on her answer. When Nate shifts in all of his naked glory and begins to give Karla the most intense, sensuous night of loving that she’s ever known – he’s also lightly bitten her, as she is his mate. Now Karla has a wolf in her bed and mate in her life, and aside from outstanding sex she’s not sure what to do with either one.
Because of a pack emergency, and also with threats on their women, the men of the Wolfe pack are spending more time patrolling the area, putting out trouble in the form of rogue shifters and trying to prevent another pack from being destroyed. This has left Karla not as close to Nate as she should have been, and given Karla’s personality she immediately begins to doubt Nate’s intentions for her. Soon Nate will get some words of wisdom from his mother and begin to show Karla just how much she means to him… but not before some damage has been done. And not before she has a few surprises of her own to deliver.
A Mate’s Bite is a steamy hot love story. Karla is very insecure and doubts the attraction between her and Nate almost constantly. Her home life has left little room to trust either her emotions or that men will stay. Add to the tension a nasty piece of work in the form of her sister and there is plenty of story to keep us occupied between bouts of intense, pleasurable, down and dirty sex with Nate.
I loved A Mate’s Bite and the entire Sassy Mates series so far. There is no lack in the sexual activity because these couples are hot and steamy every chance they get. Yet, it is the sensuous sex that true lovers have, with no holds barred and the knowledge that pleasure, in any form, will be given and accepted with complete trust. I’m also enjoying the paranormal story. This is an amazing wolf pack, with a complicated and involved political and personal feel. Danger is real and dealt with in a way that fits with shifters worldwide. And the men are super sexy and devoted to their mates and their pack. I couldn’t ask for a better combination of two genres of reading that I simply adore.
If you love paranormal romance and erotica then you need to start on the Sassy Mates series – like right now. A Mate’s Bite is a sexy, intense romp that you will not want to miss.
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