Thursday, February 2, 2017

Mercenary's Mate by Marie Cole

Title: Mercenary's Mate
Series: Lake Valley Shifters, 2
Author: Marie Cole
Publisher: Etopia Press
Genre: MM, Paranormal
Pages: 94
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb

Lake Valley Shifters Book Two

Claiming his mate might be trickier than shifting for the first time...

Greg Little has one goal: find out who killed his parents and orphaned him and his sister. Oh, and hopefully stay alive during the process. Too bad life has a way of throwing things at him he didn't expect. Take being bitten by a shifter and turning into a wolf—he'd never seen that one coming. Even more surprising is Greg's mate turns out to be Derren Stone, a close friend, fellow mercenary, and bear shifter.

Derren has waited five years to claim his mate, partly because of fear of rejection and partly because of stubborn pride. But he won't wait any longer. Now he only has to convince Greg they are true mates and help Greg with both his shifting and his search for his parents' killers. But the further Greg delves into what happened to his parents, the more they realize the conspiracy goes deeper than they ever imagined.

Now Derren can only hope they both make it out of this alive.

Mercenary's Mate is the second book in the Lake Valley Shifters series by author Marie Cole. This is the first time I have read this series. I was not lost in the love story itself. I did feel like there were things I might have missed though. So I would say read this book in order.
Greg is a determined man. Not yet shifting makes him also feel a little inferior to his sisters. He also has a big heart. I liked that he is sweet and brave at the same time. He is the kind of person you want on your side. Loyal to the end.
Derren is a were bear. Greg is his mate. He just has to convince Greg of that. He doesn't care if Greg ever shifts, he just wants his mate. He is willing to make Greg's quest his own. Very protective, and fiercely loyal.
I liked both of these men. I really felt they clicked and fit together. I could feel the connection. What I was lost on was the actual story. For me it has some holes in it. It also has a feeling of more going on than I am seeing while reading this book. Perhaps that feeling comes from starting with book two? I really could not tell you. However, I would like to see more of this series. There is great content here and great flow. I would recommend this one to anyone loving shifts, intrigue, and love.

                                         Five Shooting Stars

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