Review: Taken by Her Mate by Sam Crescent and Jenika Snow

Taken by Her Mate by Sam Crescent and Jenika Snow
Series: Northern Silver (# 1)
Release Date: August 3, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 99
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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A virgin betrothed to a womanizer…

Addie has been promised to Brendan since her birth. She no choice but to follow through and become the mate to a shape-shifting wolf she doesn’t love. But when Shaun, a childhood friend and the male she has always wanted, refuses to let her mate with another, she is afraid her love for Shaun will cause destruction between their packs.

The future alpha in love with a woman he can’t have…

Shaun has loved Addie since they were children, but she is promised to another male. Claiming her can start a war between their packs, but Shaun can’t stand back and let another male have her. When the heat between Addie and Shaun ignites, they know their attraction can’t be denied. But Brendan isn’t about to let Addie go, and when she is taken, Shaun will stop at nothing to get her back.

 

Review: As a reviewer for this blog and as an avid reader, I love shape shifter stories. I love the fact that they have superior strength, their senses are more acute, they heal almost instantaneously, and I really love the alpha males and the fact that they have one mate for the rest of their lives.

This was book one in the Northern Silver Pack. I really hope there are more books coming out because I really liked this book. There were secondary characters that were introduced in this book and I would love to know how they achieved their happily ever afters. I’m a reader that gets heavily invested in the characters I read about.

This book was an entertaining read and I rooted for Addie and Shaun throughout the book till the end. This story was written by two different authors, and I couldn’t tell the difference between their writing styles. I was worried when I requested this book that the writing would be choppy and uneven due to two different writing styles, but this wasn’t the case. I was so relieved.

I liked Addie, she was a gentle wolf with a kind compassionate air about her. She was not the independent, state her ideas to make women more equal kind of female. She was described as a wolf who was groomed to have a husband eventually who would take care of her and I can’t dislike her because of that. Addie was no wimp, and she knew what she wanted, she just didn’t want to cause waves and make her parents angry with her. A lot of women feel this way toward her parents.

I also liked Shawn. He understood the risks he would take if he decided to go after Addie to make her his mate. He wasn’t afraid of the consequences his actions might bring him. I have to respect that about him. He pined over Addie for a lot of years and decided what was the best course of actions he needed to take to ensure Addie became his mate.

Brendan, I didn’t like him at all. I’m sure this is a big surprise. There wasn’t anything likable about this guy. He was mean and abusive towards women. He had no respect for anyone, not even himself.

I was very surprised how little sympathy the parents had toward the female wolves concerning whom their daughters were going to marry as well as the fears and concerns the daughters had toward their future mates.

I hope that if you give this book a chance that you enjoy it as much as I did, and that you cheer Shaun and Addie on as they struggle to their happily ever after.