Review: Destined Mate by Katie Reus

Monday, November 28

Title:  Destined Mate*
Author: Katie Reus
Series: N/A
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne Cravings  
Format: e-book
Date/Year: October 2011 
Reviewed by:  ElaineReads 

*This book was provided to the reviewer by the author in exchange for an honest review

Summary from the publisher:

Almost a century ago, Angela Lavigne and Alpha werewolf Knox had a shared passion neither could control. Then Angela was turned into a vampire and disappeared.

The last thing Knox expects is for Angela to show up on his doorstep on a rescue mission, as sexy and irresistible as ever. And he can sense how much she still wants him, too. She's gone against both their species' rules and trespassed on his land. By law he can keep her as long as he wants--and Knox doesn't intend to let her go ever again.

As their desire explodes once again, Knox is more sure than ever that he must claim her forever. But as vampire and werewolf, they are natural born enemies. Can she truly be his destined mate?

My Musings:

Angela has been hiding from Knox for decades.  She knows how much the Alpha werewolf hates vampires and cannot face the idea of her former lover killing her.  Only the kidnapping of her friend gives her the courage to risk her heart and her life by seeing him again.

Knox has hated vampires since they destroyed his family centuries before. He believes they are all evil and should be killed on sight.  That is until his lover is turned against her will.

He has searched for her for decades without success and suddenly she is on his land and in his power.  Can he convince her that his feelings about vampires have changed, but his feelings for her never have?

This story was a quick read at slightly over sixty pages.  Although the forbidden relationship between a vampire and a werewolf is not unique, the author develops the story well in regards to how the pack does or does not accept Angela.

Most of the tension in this book has less to do with Knox convincing Angela that he still loves her as it does with Angela not understanding his reactions as a werewolf.  That is not much different than human women not understanding human men . . . now is it?

My only reservation with this story is...that it is a short story.  I would love an expanded version that explores the dynamics of Angela’s vampire tribe and Knox’s werewolf pack.  I would also like to see more of how the female werewolves accept her as their Alpha female.


Overall:  3.0 stars
Sensuality level: 4.0

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The_Book_Queen November 28, 2011 at 12:10 PM  

Great review! This sounds like a book I'd pick up, but the fact that it is so short is giving me second thoughts about it...I hate when a good thing is cut short! Maybe I'll wait and see if the author decides to make this into some sort of small series with a few longer books? I can hope, can't I?! Lol


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