Title: Scent of a Mate
Series: Sassy Mates #1
Author: Milly Taiden
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance, Erotica
Published: July 29, 2014
Publisher: Latin Goddess Press
My Rating: 5 hot stars
Source: Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
An alpha looking to claim his curvy, sassy mate is about to learn it’s not as simple as a bite.
Mission: Scent a Mate
Jordan Alvarez knew that a promise to her best friend involved staking out the local wolf pack’s scenting ceremony and recording the graphic details, but she was the writer and the only one with the balls to finish the task. No one would know that four human women had sneaked proof of their rituals, or at least, that was the plan until Aric Wolfe showed up.
Mission: Stake a Claim
Aric Wolfe knew his baby sister was up to something, and expected her best friend, Jordan, to be in on the chaos. He finally had an opportunity to lay claim to a mate that had been under his nose for years. Jordan’s scent called to both the man and the animal, and he was done fighting the call of the beast. It was time to mark his mate.
Mission: Survive an Alpha
When a good intention creates a problem for the Wolfe family, Jordan finds herself being stalked by a woman intent on claiming Aric as her own. Battle lines will be drawn, love will be put to the test, and Aric will have to fight Jordan’s strong personality to keep her alive. Two alpha hearts seeking control will either find the balance or risk losing their love forever.
Mature reader warning: Adult content including but not limited to: Violence and raw sexual language and actions.
Read on for my opinion about Scent of a Mate.
Jordan has had a crush on her best friend Ellie’s older brother since she first met him as a young teen. Of course, she never expected Aric to look twice in her direction but that didn’t stop the fantasies or the wishes. Aric knew the moment he laid eyes on the 13 year old, frightened yet courageous friend of his sister that he had met his mate. He also knew, instinctively that he couldn’t press the issue, that there would be time for them. And he knew where she was now, he could watch over her and protect her from afar… for now.
Years passed and now Jordan is finally getting a chance to witness the pack mate sniffing ritual. Yes, she knew that her friend’s family were wolf shifters. So? That didn’t stop her curiosity about their mating rituals… or stop her longing for one particular wolf shifter who still hadn’t looked at her the way she wanted. She could soak through her panties just thinking about Aric, too bad he doesn’t seem to have that same problem about her… or so she thought. Aric has every intention of putting his mark on Jordan at the ritual this night. Oh, she may not understand all of it yet but she’d learn but for tonight he had to mark his woman in some way, it was past time and his wolf wouldn’t take wait for an answer any longer.
Scent of a Mate is the type of erotica that I love the most of all. A really intense, engaging story along with some of the hottest, most sensual, delicious sex ever. For me there is nothing sexier than two people who love each other having the most intense, insane sex either has ever experienced. If it was all about the sex then I might as well read porm.. when there is an amazing story, people that emotionally care about each other plus explicit, mind blowing sex – them I am one happy camper.
The story within Scent of a Mate is full of shifter packs, betrayal, fighting for control of a pack by its true alpha, rogue shifters, an amazing family of wolf shifters and the love of two very special, strong people. The action is just as intense outside of the sexual aspect as it is between the main characters at their hottest. The world building is phenomenal, the characters believable and realistic, the sex scenes are off the chart and the love is deep and true. What the heck more could you possibly need from any great story, no matter what genre it is?
Set aside for a moment the erotica… if you love paranormal shifter romance then you’ll adore this novel which is the start of the Sassy Mates series. If you’re in it for the sex, then you will not be left wanting for one second as the pages are scorching hot. If a love story is your thing then the powerful love between Jordan and Aric is amazing to experience. An all around enjoyable story no matter what your reading preference is, you’ll find it has been met in Scent of a Mate. Start this series today – you won’t be disappointed.
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