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Friday, June 15, 2012

True Mates: Claiming Shayla by Zena Wynn

True Mates: Claiming Shayla by Zena Wynn
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (308 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review by: Fuchsia

Six weeks ago, Shayla Morgan, geek extraordinaire, fled the tiny mountain town of Refuge, North Carolina as though the hounds of hell--or one horny werewolf--were on her tail. Now the time has come to return for her cousin’s wedding and face the piper in the form of one determined, red-haired wolf-shifter who believes she’s his mate.

After the hell of his childhood, Rory McFelan, alpha of the Sparrowhawks, determined never to mate or reproduce. That was before the Creator dropped one feisty, irritating human female with a scent his wolf wouldn’t let him ignore into his path right before a blue moon. In the few short days it took the blue moon to wane, Rory found himself mated with a pup on the way, and his mate gone.

Getting her back is the easy part. Keeping her is more difficult. He’ll have to fight demons--his and hers--his pack, her family, and an unknown enemy determined to destroy him, any way they can.

Any story that starts off with “She stood under the shower washing the musky scent of cum and sweat from her body.” can't help but grab your attention.

This type of story will make you reach for a glass of wine, and settle into your comfy chair to read. True Mates: Claiming is the sixth book in the True Mates series. It revolves around Shayla Morgan, a human who has mated a wolf shifter, Rory McFelan, during the frenzy of a blue moon. Shayla runs away from Rory leaving the town of Refuge and the only reason she comes back is for her cousin Kiesha’s wedding. Hoping she can avoid running into Rory while she’s there, Shayla plans to come into town and leave before he even knows she was there.

Now, we’re talking about an alpha wolf shifter who has found his true mate, there was no way she could come and go without his knowing. The moment he sees her and she him, she gets weak in the knees but he walks right up to her, grabs her and tosses her over his shoulder. She needs him so badly that she starts clawing at his back trying to get his shirt off so that she could touch his skin. The heat between them is palatable; you could feel it coming through the pages.

There is so much chemistry between these two characters I became completely engrossed in their story. This is a strong alpha male who mates with a strong alpha female and when these two come together there are fireworks.

The other characters in the book are from previous stories in the True Mates series. Every character in this book enhanced the story whether they were villain or hero. I loved how Shayla was expected to submit to her mate which she did but she did it on her own terms. She let him know that in some things she would submit but in others she was his equal. One of the best scenes in the book was when she shifted for the first time and her she wolf wanted her mate to prove he was worthy of her. She got him to completely lose control but also taught him that she was strong enough to be his alpha fem.

I hope Ms Wynn continues this series and that there's another book in the works, because I would love to see a continuation of their story.

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