Their Unexpected Mate

Honor James
Paranormal romance
Available from Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 978-1-62241-959-3
November 2012

After Katherine Douglas's father dies from cancer, she moves to Montana for a new life, setting up a bed and breakfast for cancer survivors and their families. The Alpha Team for the Paranormal Protection Unit, Trey "Scythe" Campbell, Quinlan "Mac" McAllister, and Sullivan "Sully" McAllister, are on assignment in the same town tracking down were drug traffickers. The wolf shifter, Trey, and his twin bear shifter brothers-in-arms, Mac and Sully, realize Katherine is the mate for all three of them. While they have important jobs, once they meet their mate, their whole world and priorities change. Once they convince her and complete the mating bond, they discover she isn't who they believed her to be which leads them all into another whole adventure.

This story turned out to have a unique slant on were-creatures and magic users. It's like two stories tied into one, their courtship and the adventure that results from the danger she was in before they met. It was a bit confusing at times. There's the too-good-to-be-true aspect of the instant relationship/trust between Katherine and the three overwhelming alphas and the unexpected knowledge (to all of them) of who she really is. I won't say more about the second part of the story to avoid giving anything away. The writing is a little wordy as well as somewhat gushy as the men continuously use endearments, at least one per sentence of dialogue. Still the story is interesting with dangers and twists that I didn't expect. The characters are well written for their type of creature.

This book looks like the beginning of a series: Paranormal Protection Unit. In this book, the author sets up some of the characters that will probably be main characters in later books, like their commander, a were-dragon, and Skittles, the computer guru. I'm looking forward to reading about their adventures and possible mates.

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Explicit

Reviewer: Kathy F.
December 11, 2012


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