Review: Unwanted Mate by Rebecca Royce

Unwanted Mate by Rebecca Royce
Series: Shifters and Bikers (# 1)
Release Date: February 23, 2012
Publisher:  Decadent Publishing
Pages: 16
Source:  Publisher

For years, shapeshifter Gunther West has known Judy is his mate. His little human isn’t so sure. When a tragedy brings her knocking on his door seeking comfort, Gunther is more than ready to provide it. Neither can deny the sparks that fly, but are those sparks enough for forever?


Review: This was a very short story but I have to admit it was a very entertaining read. When I fist requested this book I didn’t see that it was a “bikers and sifters” book and when I received the book, saw the cover and the title I thought “oh no” as I’m not into bikers and books that entertain that lifestyle and so I was afraid that that was going to color my viewpoint when reviewing this book.

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised while reading and thinking about what I was going to write about the book. I found that I really liked both Judy and Gunther despite the fact that they were both bad ass biker people. I liked Judy because she allowed herself to go to Gunther because she needed him and she was able to allow herself to be vulnerable to him eventually and let her walls down after shutting him out. Gunther was this big shifter, biker dude who knew deep into his soul who he wanted to be with and was willing to wait however long he had to until she was ready to come to him. He was so sure of himself, confident, sexy, alpha and just a good guy. He’s also sensitive, gentle and intuitive as well. You can’t beat a combination like that.

Despite Gunther’s sensitivity, he doesn’t take any of Judy’s crap and demands the answers he seeks from her. He wants to be able to move on with his life and create a life with Judy. He wants her to realize what he’s always known and be as okay with it as he is. Judy is afraid of him and the fact that he’s a shifter and not human. When I say afraid, I don’t mean she fears for her safety, I mean that she fears if she’ll be good enough for him due to the fact that she’s human. Judy has a lot of emotional walls put up around her that she’s afraid of letting down because she doesn’t want to be hurt or disappointed or left feeling vulnerable. Gunther understands her better then she realizes and they both need each other deeply. I like how Judy reveals bits of herself to Gunther throughout the book and how Gunther is not afraid of her hurts and insecurities and instead makes him love her even more. How can you not love that ?



One thought on “Review: Unwanted Mate by Rebecca Royce

  1. Susan W. says:

    I’ve looked at this book a few times and have been undecided about whether or not to get it. I think I’ll go ahead and get it. Thanks for the review!

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