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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Perfect Mate by Mina Carter

Perfect Mate by Mina Carter
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (220 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Bittersweet

Monsters do exist...and they’re the good guys.

Lillian Rosewood leads an ordinary, boring life working as the manager of a psychiatric hospital. The highlights of her day, other than her skinny hot chocolate, are the hunky guards who work in the secure section. Until a late-night emergency is wheeled in.

Captain Jack Harper is insane, drop-dead gorgeous...and just had his abdomen shredded. Despite the fact they're not an emergency room, Lillian can't turn him away and risk a death on her hands. Unable to get the handsome soldier out of her mind, Lillian sneaks into the restricted area to check on him. What she finds is beyond belief. Somehow Jack has managed to heal himself from a near-fatal wound in mere hours.

When one of the doctors, Walker, attempts to rape her, things go from bad to worse. In the blink of an eye, Jack is loose and Walker is dead... and Lillian must accept a truth about her rescuer that will change her world forever. What if the patients aren't insane? What if their stories of secret government experiments and monsters are true?

I couldn’t put it down. I started reading “Perfect Mate” by Mina Carter a little after midnight and had to force myself to put it down and go to sleep at 3am. The next day, as soon as I had a chance I picked it up again.

“Perfect Mate” was a fantastic read in all senses. Ms. Carter easily mixed paranormal creatures of diverse nature turning what could have been an awkward situation into something that made all the sense in the world. Her descriptions were vivid and vibrant, ranging from gruesome to fun to sexy and easily sucking me into the surreal adventure the characters were living.

Never boring for a second, the story is a wild rollercoaster ride that had me dropping my jaw a few times, as unexpected event took place. However, I did feel that Lillian, was a little too unlucky at times.

Nonetheless, even throughout the frightening nightmare the characters were living Ms. Carter did not neglect the romance. Ever present, the growing desire between Jack and Lillian was so well constructed that I was on the edge of my seat, butterflies dancing in my stomach, waiting for their happily ever after to finally reach them. But, Jack and Lillian are not the only characters in this breathtaking tale. Darce, Antonia, Nic, Sanders… all of them managed to tug at my heartstrings and leave behind an array of unanswered questions which I hope is the foundation for future novels.

Perfect Mate is an engaging, fun, romantic read that will leave you wanting more.

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