I really, really liked Tempting His Mate, a paranormal novella by Savannah Stuart. She does such a good job of writing novellas. The plots she comes up with are the perfect length. Even though this one was written under Katie Reus’ erotic pen name of Savannah Stuart name, it was not erotic.The intimate scenes were not overly detailed like you expect in erotic romance and there was more story than sex.
Ella is a panther shifter that needs a change in her life and leaves her pride. Asher is a wolf who has been on his own for long enough. As each of them make their way to join the Kincaid pack (not knowing the other one), they meet and engage in a wild and crazy night. Asher thinks it is the best night of his life but Ella flees before morning.They assume it is the last time either of them will see one another. They are both quite surprised, though, when they come face to face once again. Fate has different plans for them!
Savannah does a really nice job with the pace of the story and development of the characters in such a short time frame. I have read the other Crescent Moon books, but you really don’t have to in order to follow along. I enjoyed the camaraderie between the male shifters in the story as well as the easy interactions between Ella and Asher as they got to know each other. It was a very enjoyable story from start to finish. If you are looking for a paranormal romance that has an entertaining story, strong characters, sweet, yet passionate love, I recommend you pick up Tempting His Mate!
~ Reviewed by Amy ~
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About the Book:
She ran from him once…
Wild one night stands are not Ella Hayes’s style, but with her confidence at rock bottom after a devastating betrayal and her painful departure from her jaguar pride, who could blame her for falling into bed with a sexy wolf? She never thought she’d see him again. And never in her craziest dreams did she expect to come face-to-face with him on her first day with the Kincaid wolf pack. Sleeping with Asher had been one of the most intense experiences of her life—but now she wonders if they could have more.
He’s not letting her go again…
Tired of life as a lone wolf, shifter Asher has joined his cousin’s pack. The last person he expected to see was the sexy woman who ran out on him in the middle of the most incredible night of his life. The Ella he meets now is nothing like the wild, sensual woman he let his guard down with, but he likes both sides of the complicated female. But now somebody—or something—sinister is targeting Ella, and Asher moves quickly to get her under his roof and under his protection. Keeping the sexy female safe and proving they belong together are two missions he doesn’t plan to fail. Because this time, he’s playing for keeps.