Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wanting a Mate by Celia Kyle and Mina Carter

Title:Wanting a Mate
Series:  Quick & Furry, 5
Author:Celia Kyle and Mina Carter
Publisher:Summerhouse Publishing
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/F
PageCount:42 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Sometimes a gal’s gotta admit defeat and decide how many cats she’s gonna have when she’s old and crazy…

Chloe Hall has tried every dating website out there and continues to connect with duds. Then her mother signs her up for a new dating—mating—service. Human or shifter, everyone is welcome as long as they’re looking for love and not their next bang. Chloe doesn’t care if her mate roars and sheds or howls and smells like wet dog. He’ll be hers. It’s not until she meets Holt—a massive, muscular, totally gorgeous werecougar—that she realizes she really will become a cat lady, and he absolutely drives her crazy.

Werecougar Holt Moore’s animal is restless and craves things that scare the shit outta him: a mate, cubs, and a white picket fence. It doesn’t seem to remember that cougars are solitary animals in the wild, which also applies to his human half. His cat is too dominant to tolerate other shifters and when he’s on two legs, he towers over every human he meets. He’s big and mean and that’s how he likes it. Then he meets Chloe—curvy, luscious, human Chloe—and realizes he needs to add “possessive” and “biggest asshole on the planet” to his list of traits. Well, not all relationships are smooth sailing.

The M&M Mating Agency – They deal in matings, not chocolate. 

Holt’s cougar is strong, too strong for many.  And now it wants a mate which is making Holt difficult to be around.  So what is a brother to do but sign him up with an online dating service.  Maybe they will find someone the cougar accepts, now he just needs to let his brother know what he has done. 
Dating has become a chore for Chloe and her crazy family isn’t helping the cause.  So what’s one more losing proposition when she agrees to go to a meet and greet for an online dating service; much more than she ever expected when Holt catches her scent.  In Wanting a Mate by Celia Kyle and Mina Carter, we see just how out of control one night can be.  Neither Chloe nor Holt were expecting much but found more than they hoped.  Question is could they accept what it means?
This story is a nice quick read.  It is humorous and full of sexy times.  I enjoyed Holt and Chloe separately I am just not sure if I bought them together.  Their chemistry felt a bit forced.  I think I missed learning about them individually before I could see them together.  I mean why was Holt’s cougar so fierce?  How could he have any type of relationship if everyone was afraid of him?  If he was so scary how is it a simple human could look him in the eye when even his family had trouble?  I struggled to believe that mating would be enough to overcome those issues.  Especially as Chloe didn’t appear all that alpha on her own.  I mean her mother kept better tabs on her than the FBI and she couldn’t control the boundaries she wanted from her family so how could she control this fierce predator?  However, even with my questions and concerns, I did enjoy the premise.  Ms. Kyle and Ms. Carter provided us with moments of humor and smoking hot sex.  I think if the story was a bit longer I would have felt a better connection with the characters.  Having said that if you are looking for a quick and sexy romp, then this story fits the bill. 

                                 Four Twinkling Stars

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