Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Book Review: Destined Mate by Katie Reus

Author: Katie Reus
Publisher: Harlequin
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)
Two hundred years ago, Angela Lavigne and Alpha werewolf Knox had a shared a 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 centuries later 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's must claim her forever. But as vampire and werewolf, they are natural born enemies. Can she truly be his destined mate?

 Overall Rating: 3.5/5 (This novel has ADULT CONTENT)

This is a short novella, so this will be a short review. Destined Mate gives you all of the good stuff without any of the fluff. There was just enough back story to make me interested and invested in the characters, and there were quite a few hot and heavy scenes that I greatly enjoyed.

I would have liked for there to have been a bit more groundwork laid for the fight between the vampires and werewolves, but overall I liked the story. The characters were easy to relate to, the romance was well-paced and exactly what I expect from a Harlequin book, and the world is well-drawn for a story that is quite short.

If you're a fan of 18+ paranormal romances, definitely pick this one up. You'll love it.