Friday, August 25, 2017

Wolf's Mate by Celia Kyle ~ Review



Danger shouldn't be this sexy...

Cougar shifter Abby Carter always plays it safe. That's why she's an accountant--no excitement, no danger, and no cocky alpha males. She loves her quiet life, but fate has other plans. When Abby uncovers the shady dealings of an anti-shifter organization, she'll have to trust the too-sexy-for-her-peace-of-mind werewolf Declan Reed... or end up six feet under.

Declan Reed is starting over. After two years with Shifter Operations Command, it's time to put his past behind him. Now Declan is the only thing standing between the gorgeous Abby and an early grave, and if he's going to have any chance of keeping her alive, he'll have to embrace the darkness he's fought to keep at bay. But first he has to convince Abby that there's no safer place in the world than the arms of a big bad werewolf.






This book has left me with mixed feelings.  On one hand, I loved Declan with his dangerous past and overly protective ways.  On the other hand, I didn't feel connected to the other characters or the fight they were involved with. So I read this story and enjoyed parts of it but was left with some issues.  Thus my 3 1/2 star rating.

Declan is part of the Shifter Operations Command but not really by choice.  He's a guy that has had a bloody past.  We learn some of that and definitely the way it started.  And while he is a dangerous guy who believes Abby should have someone a whole lot better, he was brought to this life out of a need to protect the weak and abused.  I cannot and will not fault his for that.  Nor does Abby.

Abby is a cougar shifter.  She has a traumatic past as well and has finally made a life for herself.  She finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Declan rescues her.  And the flight begins.  She runs from her rescuer and he gives chase.  And we spend the rest of the book trying to figure out who to trust and who is to be believed.

I never really liked Abby.  She ran hot and cold too much.  And some of Declan's team had me irritated.  Cole is one.  I never really liked him and something I can't talk about has me still angry at him.  I'm kinda of possessive of Declan and what's his.  Which brings me to Pike.  Yeah.  Can't say anything about him.  Nothing.  But I do not like him. At. All.  And that whole part of the book does not feel resolved to me.  I will say that that part evoked some pretty strong emotions in me.  That says something very positive about the book.  

So the bottom line is that this is an interesting PNR book but parts of it fell flat for me.  I still think fans of this genre will enjoy it.  But I'm not interested in Cole's book, which is next.

With that being said, you might have a different experience than I did.  I will admit to being in a reading slump when I read it.  I had broken the slump with a different book before I finished this one though.  Take my opinion for what's it worth to you.


                               










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