A hot shifter romance, and a hotter book cover!
Author: Joy Lynn Fielding
Publisher: Siren Publishing
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Loner Matt Urban has somehow ended up as alpha to a pack of outcasts and misfits. When an injured shifter blunders onto their territory one night, swearing he didn’t know it was pack territory, Matt is suspicious. It doesn’t help that the stranger, Jesse Turner, is as stubborn as Matt. Wanting answers, Matt persuades Jesse to stay a while, and the intense attraction they feel for one another soon blazes into heat. That’s when Matt realizes–the stranger with the smart mouth and the attitude problem is his mate. Matt, still mourning the lover he lost years ago, doesn’t want a mate, and Jesse doesn’t believe in mates. Yet neither of them can deny the pull they feel toward one another. They’re still struggling with the situation when a hostile alpha claims Jesse. Matt has to fight to protect Jesse. First, though, he has to fight Jesse’s stubborn independence if he’s to win his heart.
As a lover of wolf shifter stories, I enjoyed Joy Lynn Fielding’s An Impossible Mate. Pack Alpha Matt is a powerful and sexy wolf shifter who quickly falls for Jesse, an injured lone shifter who is found in his pack’s territory. Still grieving due to the death of the man he loved, Matt doesn’t want to become involved with anyone, and Jesse is a loner who is anxious to soon leave Matt’s home and territory. However, they succumb to their desires and have sizzling sex together, and Matt realizes Jesse is his mate. Jesse knows he feels something powerful for Matt, but Jesse has been alone since he was cast out of his foster parents’ home when he was a boy, and he doesn’t understand about shifter mates. They discover that Jesse’s wolf has the rare markings of a royal heritage. Matt and Jesse can’t keep their hands off each other and fairly soon realize they’re in love. They, together with Matt’s pack of shifter misfits, successfully fend off evil wolves who want to take Jesse in order to capitalize on Jesse’s heritage for political power.
An Impossible Mate is a good wolf shifter story, and the sex between Matt and Jesse is super sexy. The additional story line of battling the evil wolf shifters to protect Jesse was interesting and flowed well. I do think that both Matt and Jesse’s back stories could have been more detailed, and would have added to the richness of their story. Also, I thought their early declarations of love didn’t quite seem right – they had hot sex and were drawn to each other, but the emotional connection didn’t seem to immediately equate love.
Overall, An Impossible Mate is a good, sexy wolf shifter story that will provide several enjoyable hours of reading!
I would like to thank Joy Lynn Fielding and Siren Publishing for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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