Title: Chosen Mate
Series: Crescent Moon #9
Author: Katie Reus
Format: Kindle (139 pages)
Published: KR Press, LLC (November 19, 2019)
ISBN: ASIN: B07YVKBBP6
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
Her past has taught her to be wary…
With an abusive relationship behind her, wolf shifter Leslie is quietly raising her young son in the Kendrick pack. If she’s occasionally lonely, it’s a small price to pay for her son’s safety. And if she’s secretly longing for pack alpha Malcolm Kendrick, well…she’s keeping that fantasy to herself. Experience has made her a realist, and they’re far too different to work.
This alpha is about to stake his claim…
She has no idea Malcolm wants her just as fiercely. That he’s been subtly courting her for a year. But subtlety has gotten him nowhere—even if he thought it was the best choice after what she’d been through. He wanted to make sure Leslie didn’t feel obligated to him, that she was truly ready to move on. Now that he knows she is, he’s determined to make sure it’s with him. And when a threat from her past surfaces, he’ll eliminate anyone who would dare to hurt his mate.
He wanted her more than he’d ever wanted anything in his entire long life…
Chosen Mate by Katie Reus is the ninth entry in her wonderful Crescent Moon series. It can easily be enjoyed as a stand-alone if that is your preference. However, your enjoyment would be increased if you read the previous book first as Malcolm and Leslie, the hero and heroine, are supporting characters in it.
Malcolm is the alpha of his pack. Even though Malcolm knows that Leslie is his destined mate, he’s determined to give her time to heal after being rescued from her horribly abusive ex. It was a turn-about to watch a normally confident alpha allow his fated mate to call the shots but I loved and respected him for doing so.
Leslie is settling into her new Pack with Elijah, her darling toddler, after her ex’s death. Not only was she abused by her former spouse, but when she reported the abuse to her pack’s Alpha, he sided with her ex. Now, she is attracted to Malcolm but is afraid to make the first move. She’s clueless about their destined relationship and afraid that he’s just being kind to her as he would with any other member of his pack. However, it soon becomes evident that a danger from her past has resurrected which changes everything.
Following please find a few of my favorite lines from Chosen Mate:
She could scent his lust, the rich, dark scent of it wrapping around her, and it was better than any triple-dipped cashew chocolates.
He leaned over, kissing her again. “Tonight needs to get here faster,” he growled against her mouth.
Chosen Mate is a sexy, sweet and engaging paranormal romance. If you are looking for a quick and swoony ready that will make you smile, I’d highly recommend that you check out Katie’s Chosen Mate.
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)
Wolf's Mate (Book #7)
Jaguar's Mate (Book #8)
Chosen Mate (Book #9)