Review: I’ll Be Mated for Christmas by Rebecca Royce

I’ll Be Mated for Christmas by Rebecca Royce
Series: 1 Night Stand Series
Release Date: November 29, 2011
Publisher:  Decadent Publishing
Pages: 30
Source:  Publisher

Bethany Johnson grew up one of the only humans in a pack of werewolves. She didn’t have an easy time and her self-confidence was almost non-existent. Finally, after some serious psychotherapy and the help of weight-loss surgery, she is feeling like the Bethany she has always wanted to be. But now she has to say goodbye to the werewolves in her life. Out with the old and in with the new this year…

Luke Denarius is the new Alpha of the Delta pack. He’s never met Bethany but the second he scents her he knows she is his. No way is she going off to Italy for adventure and hot sex with other men.

With the help of Madame Eve these two will find that a mating is in the works for Christmas.


Review: I love a story that shows a women coming into her own, so I’ll Be Mated for Christmas caught my eye while I was browsing. I have to say it delivered.

Bethany has never really fit in with family, but when you’re a human living among werewolves that’s easy to imagine. After winning her lifelong battle with obesity via the help of surgery and a psychiatrist, she decides to cut out all the other things that make her unhappy. Unfortunately, that included her family. Let’s just say that didn’t go over so well. Fate seems to have other plans in the form of her mate, Luke.

Sexy, sincere, and compassionate, Luke is irresistible. Ms. Royce tempers his Alpha instincts just enough to keep him in control but loveable. I know if I wasn’t married I’d love to receive him as a gift. :Winks:

I loved the detail, and sweetness infused into this short story with the smoldering sex scenes. That’s a hard blend to manufacture in just thirty pages. I wasn’t a fan of some of the ways the werewolves were portrayed. There were personality aspects that made them seem more man then beast in an unflattering way I found a bit hard to swallow.