Review: The Mating by Nicky Charles

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My rating is a 4 out of 5 stars.

I actually liked this book a lot. It’s book #1 of Law of the Lycans trilogy by Nick Charles. You can get the entire series (including the prequel and book 2.5) free on amazon right now. 

It’s paranormal romance, which I thought would be a just quick read, but it pleasantly surprised me.

The female lead, Eloise suddenly finds herself thrown in a marriage of convenience, since she is the daughter of an Alpha, and has to marry the Alpha of another pack forming an alliance. She accepts her fate with her head held high, but it’s very different from the future she envisioned for herself.

She finds herself married to a man she doesn’t know (instead of the man she thinks she loves), living in a house that isn’t hers with three other people and in a land she’s new to and that has its own set of problems, that keeps her new husband away.

The intrigue of what is happening in the land got me hooked. And of course there is always the big bad wolf, in this case its literally, the “other” woman interested in being the alpha’s wife, and the big company planing to buy land, are some of the thing Eloise has to deal with with.

It’s a story of intrigue and romance, but what I enjoyed the most is that the main characters did not fall in love instantly (which is something that usually happen) but they had to find some common ground, and they had to work a little to get to form a relationship besides a sexual one.

It’s endearing, sometimes a little bit exasperating because you know something bad is going to happen and it is slow to come, but in the end I was very happy with the way it all resolved itself.

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