Review: Destined Mate by Katie Reus

Destined Mate by Katie Reus
Release Date: October 1, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne Cravings
Page Count:  59 pages
Source:  ebook provided by the author

Almost a century ago, Angela Lavigne and Alpha werewolf Knox had a shared 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 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 must claim her forever. But as vampire and werewolf, they are natural born enemies. Can she truly be his destined mate?

Review:  I found Destined Mate to be a quick and enjoyable read that fit well into my love of the paranormal genre.  Though short, author Katie Reus spins a well told and highly descriptive tale of love – forbidden between werewolf and vampire.  Add a dose of sizzle, an action packed fight and destiny – no matter how against the grain it may be – and you have one heck of a story.

Knox is a sensual, strong and stubborn Alpha werewolf.  Angela is a strong-headed vampire, who was turned a century ago.  At one time their love for one another was a blazing fire that could not be extinguished.  The love and desire that they shared for one another was like none other.  Then, when Angela is turned into a vampire, she runs, knowing Knox’s extreme hatred for vampires.  Both hearts shattered and broken.

It is when Angela goes looking to save her dear friend that she once again runs in Knox and the sparks instantly fly.  Nothing goes as planned and stubbornness fights against chemistry and passion.  Which will win in the end and who will come out on top?

This was my first Harlequin Nocturne Craving story and I wasn’t completely sure what to expect.  I was quite happy with the way the story unfolded, the bits of sizzle and sensuousness and I loved both the characters of Angela and Knox.  Their personalities showed through incredibly well and I loved the push and pull between the two of them.  Though short, Destined Mate was a lovely story and I greatly look forward to reading more by Katie Reus in the future.

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