Taken by Her Mate
Sam Crescent & Jenika Snow
Paranormal romance
Evernight Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-77130-508-2
August 2013

Since her birth, Addie has been promised to the alpha Brendan, a cruel and womanizing male that she fears. It’s her childhood friend Shaun who holds her heart and soul, but it is her duty to follow through with the mating.

Shaun isn’t about to left Addie mate with another, even if it brings damaging results to both packs. He’s going to do everything within his power to challenge the right to claim his love. Brendan isn’t about to let Addie go without a fight and he isn’t about to play fair. He doesn’t care as long as he can hurt the lovers.

Taken by Her Mate is the first collaboration between wildly popular authors Sam Crescent and Jenika Snow who have created a dark, commanding paranormal story filled with treachery, danger and love that produces some shiver inducing moments. The authors’ take a tried and true plot and add a few unique twists along with a an edge of brutality and passion to make the story interesting and engrossing to the very last page. The reader is left on the edge as each new scene unfolds and the tension and drama rises between the danger that plagues Shaun and Addie. The great lengths that the villain is willing to go to create mayhem, thus foiling the mates bonding, becomes a little extreme but it still holds the reader’s attention.

Addie has been sheltered as a young shifter which gives her character a tender and obedient innocence that is endearing and believable. Shaun is a noble and commanding hero who will go to any lengths to protect and claim his lady. Shaun and Addie are strongly matched characters who continue to develop and grow over the course of the story and as the emotional turmoil mounts, these two are worthy individuals who seem to really come alive. By adding the family and the pack to the story the authors give an authentic sense to the action as well as the main characters.

Overall rating: 4hearts
Sensuality rating: Explicit
Reviewer: Shannon