Did everyone else just hear a noise similar to that of a chorus of romance readers saying, “Huh?” Yeah, I heard it too. Let me allay your fears and theirs… this isn’t what you might be thinking.
I’m giving Milly Taiden a high five. Hell, I’m giving her two. I don’t know why I like shifter books, I just do. And Scent of a Mate was like sweet tea on a hot summer day. PERFECT. I might have a few points to pick later on regarding the convenience with the mates in the entire Sexy Four… but Aric and Jordan, give me a happy. And the butt sniffing is merely a formality.
Jordan Alvarez has been mooning over Aric Wolfe since she was went home with her new best friend Ellie and first saw her older wolfie brother there in all his hunky handsomeness. (Don’t think for one second I wasn’t going to take advantage of the wolf thing and not find a chance to throw in a “mooning”. I seek out every and any chance to pun. It’s what makes me better than all other people who use words plainly and without thought) Jordan has tried to push her wayward desires for him to the side and try for more accessible men but, for her, it always comes back to Aric. He’s what get her juicy juices all juicy.
The eldest son, Aric is aware that he will one day take his father’s place in the Wolfe’s wolf pack as Alpha. It’s not just accepted, it’s fact. He has known for a good long time that Jordan would be at his side when it happened. During a traditional Scenting Ceremony when a wolf claims his mate, Aric finds her in the woods, nearby the pack’s mating celebration, filming it. Seeing as she wants to know so much about what occurs between the couples he scents her, it’s time to claim his mate. Jordan doesn’t really respond like a female wolf would though when he sticks his snout in her rear end but really, she was the one who wanted to know. And she didn’t seem to react that disappointed when he put his wolfie nose in her crotch.
Despite the initial scene at the Scenting Ceremony, all of this book is inferno level. Aric is of freaking incendiary hotness. Jordan does have a high occurrence of breakability to which he spends giving her comfort and care but even then, he is fifty different kinds of Baskin Robbin flavors of deliciousness. Jordan is a great heroine–although I really wish she had some sort of self-defense mechanism like a porcupine or skunk does. It would have been helpful if when she was attacked she gave off thumbtacks of Chanel #5 that got other wolves disoriented and disabled so she had the chance to get away before she constantly landed on this side of shaken and stirred.
I loved the supporting characters in this book. Barbara, Aric’s mother was great and she’s a saucy minx that makes you love every scene she shows up in. I read the following book A Mate’s Bite and I loved it just as much as this one although that convenience of mates thing… hmmmm. Sassy Mates Series is a go! I recommend it highly. Good for readers who enjoyed Suzanne Wright’s Phoenix Pack Series. Bayou Heat by Alexandra Ivy. Mating Fever by Celeste Anwar. Give this a read. You! I mean, You. Yeah, You!
Sassy Mates Series Book 2
A Mate’s Bite Synopsis:
Mission: Don’t fall in love
After an explosive night of passion during a scenting ceremony, Karla Alves is sure she was just a one night stand for the man she’d been crushing on for years. She teased him and pleased him, and Nate hasn’t been around since. Her fear of becoming clingy kept her from risking her heart and asking for more than a few hours of skin sin.
Mission: Crack her walls
She. Is. His. Nathan Wolfe marked Karla. His mate. Deeply involved in pack politics, Nate has had to stay away. When his sister warns that Karla needs him more than he thinks, he’ll discover a bundle of secrets only his wolf can sniff out. But getting the woman he cares about to let down her guard may prove to be his undoing.
Mission: Embrace the bite
With Karla’s wayward sister wreaking havoc and friends needing more of his time than ever, Nate will have to rearrange his priorities if he ever hopes to earn Karla’s trust. But will time with her be enough? Only true love and a wolf’s promise can hold together a relationship created with a bite, a scenting, and a hope for tomorrow.
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