- Title: Claiming His Mate (A Crescent Moon Story, #2)
- Author: Savannah Stuart
- Publisher: Savannah Stuart
- Release Date: June 24, 2013
- Category: Paranormal Romance / Erotic Romance
- Source: ARC received from Author
When jaguar shifter Lauren Hayes breaks into an alpha’s home to steal back what rightfully belongs to her pride, she doesn’t expect to be tackled by Max McCray, second-in-command of the Kincaid wolf pack. As punishment for her crime the sexy wolf shifter demands that she stay with him for one week. Knowing she’ll start a war between her pride and his pack if she doesn’t, she has no other choice but to agree, even if the thought of being near him 24/7 makes her scared that she won’t be able to hide her growing attraction to him.
Max has waited six months to get the sexy jaguar shifter under the same roof as him and now that she’s broken shifter rules, he’s not letting her go. He doesn’t care that he’s a wolf and she’s a jaguar, claiming her forever is the only thing that matters. Unfortunately, not everyone likes the idea of him being with a feline shifter. Max is forced to choose sides between Lauren and members of the pack he’s sworn allegiance to in order to protect the woman he knows is his destined mate.
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Claiming His Mate is a short, quick read but packs a lot into the story. Savannah writes great characters and writing shifter stories is one of her strengths. The characters in her stories are very real and you almost forget that people can’t really shift into wolf or jaguar. She is an excellent story teller.
In Claiming His Mate, Max and Lauren meet for the second time as Lauren breaks into Max’s alpha’s house to steal back some jewels that have been in her pride for a long time. Things could go many ways but Max takes the smartest approach and that is to keep her close in hopes of being able to get close to her. It doesn’t take Lauren long to realize that Max is her mate even if she doesn’t want to believe it. After all she is jaguar and he is a wolf. It goes against the norm. They try hard to fight their natural instincts and that’s always fun to read about!
If you have read Katie Reus’s Nocturne Cravings, this one is very similar in length. Claiming His Mate seems to have a little more suspense in it and I think that kept me engaged in the story. I will admit that Katie’s Cravings sometimes have a little too much sex in them for my taste in such a short story, but Claiming His Mate is balanced well in my opinion (and I know some hot sex is expected since she is writing as Savannah). I am always willing to read Katie or Savannah’s stories, because I know I will get quality writing. If you are looking for a quick, hot, paranormal read with great characters, I recommend you try Claiming His Mate!
What do you think about paranormal and erotic romance in one story?