Wednesday, December 13, 2017

4 Wine Glass #Audio #Review of Claiming His Mate by Savannah Stuart


18081363Title: Claiming his Mate
Series: Crescent Moon #2
Author: Savannah Stuart (Katie Reus)
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Format: Unabridged Audiobook, 2 hours and 28 minutes
Published: August 19, 2014 (Katie Reus)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Amazon/Audible
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

She thought the house was empty when she broke in…

When jaguar shifter Lauren Hayes breaks into an alpha’s home to steal back what rightfully belongs to her pride, she doesn’t expect to be tackled by Max McCray, second-in-command of the Kincaid wolf pack. As punishment for her crime the sexy wolf shifter demands that she stay with him for one week. Knowing she’ll start a war between her pride and his pack if she doesn’t, she has no other choice but to agree, even if the thought of being near him 24/7 makes her scared that she won’t be able to hide her growing attraction to him.

Now he has a week to make her his…

Max has waited months to make a move on the sexy jaguar shifter and now that she’s broken shifter rules, he’s not letting her go. He doesn’t care that he’s a wolf and she’s a jaguar, claiming her forever is the only thing that matters. Unfortunately, not everyone likes the idea of him being with a feline shifter. Max is forced to choose sides between Lauren and members of the pack he’s sworn allegiance to in order to protect the woman he knows is his destined mate.

Your Thoughts:
There was no way in hell this obnoxious, sexy wolf was her mate. 

Claiming his Mate by Katie Reus - writing under her pseudonym of Savannah Stuart - is a sexy, erotic paranormal romance paired with suspense and danger. Katie is one of my favorite authors. She never fails to deliver a polished, page-turning read and, boy, does she do exactly that with this installment. It’s the second entry in her Crescent Moon series, but it can be easily enjoyed as a standalone if that is your preference. This is the story of jaguar shifter Lauren Hayes, youngest daughter of her pride’s alpha, and wolf shifter Max McCray, second-in-command of the Kincaid wolf pack.

As the story opens, Lauren is in the process of trespassing into Kincaid territory to steal a brooch that had belonged to her family. That brooch is located in the Kincaid pack’s alpha’s house. Her timing should be perfect because the house is sure to be deserted because the alpha and his mate are on their honeymoon. However, Lauren wasn’t figuring on Max picking up her scent and being stationed in the house. Punishments for invading another supernatural’s territory can be harsh.

Once she’s caught, they make a bargain. He’ll give her the brooch she desperately wants in a week if she promises to stay with him in his home for that week. Trademark Katie, there’s also a mystery element. In this case, despite being under Max’s protection, Lauren is in danger. AND, once Lauren’s father finds out about the botched theft and Lauren’s bargain, war between the pack and the pride is a very real possibility.

Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from Claiming his Mate:

“Was it possible the giant wolf shifter had actually gotten sexier in six months?” 

He wanted her scent invading his home, his sheets, his bed.

Lauren was his and he wasn’t letting her go.

I listened to the audio edition of Claiming His Mate narrated by Jeffrey Kafer. He has a strong, clear voice which is easy to understand. He never fails to exude the proper emotions. I love his deep and swoony male voices, but, he also does a great job with female voices as they sound genuine. His performances are always polished and professional. I look forward to listening to more of his productions soon!

Katie is one of my favorite authors. She never fails to deliver an engrossing tale. Despite the novella-length of this story, both the characters and the plot are well-developed. The primary characters are likable and genuine and I loved how they couldn’t keep their thoughts and their hands off each other. This is the perfect escape read when you just want to get away for a few hours. If you are in the mood for a passionate, exciting, fast-paced paranormal read paired with a mystery, I’d encourage you to check out this gem of a paranormal, Claiming his Mate! I didn’t want to put it down until I’d listened to every single word.

Suggested Reading Order: 
Taming the Alpha (Book #1)
Claiming his Mate (Book #2)
Tempting his Mate (Book #3)
Saving his Mate (Book #4)
To Catch his Mate (Book #5)
Falling for his Mate (Book #6)

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