Alpha + werewolf + needing a mate = sexy, sweet romance of a good time!
"So, I've decided on what we'll be doing", the message read, making Ethan eagerly type back.
"And what will that be?"
"It's a secret, you'll find out when we meet."
"Do I at least get to know where I'm meeting you at?"
"I'm not sure, I've been debating on whether I should pick you up and blindfold you for the journey or if I should have you meet me there."
"Think fast, I'm dying from anticipation", Ethan typed back quickly, grinning at the immediate response he received.
"Well, that sounds like an intensely personal problem."
Ethan moved to type back but there was another text.
"I'll send the address in a minute, just be there, tomorrow, five o'clock sharp."
"I'll be there", Ethan typed back, heart pounding in his chest, "can't wait."
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I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!
Determined to Be Mated is a Good Story! The Narrator Aaron Shedlock did an AMAZING job!! I am excited to hear more by him!!
I am retired & when not sleeping am reading or listening to a book. I multi task so when I am on the computer I always listen to a book.
Sweet Contemporary Romance
I like the scene where Ethan found out from his pack that he should have asked Jessica to marry him, not just mate him. Then the following scenes where the pack came together to help him put it all together to surprise Jessica.
I loved his voice, it was deep, just what I expect of an alpha wolf.
Yes, and I did. It was only a little over two hours long.
Determined to be Mated is the first book marketed as paranormal romance (with a self proclaimed werewolf + his whole pack) that I've come across in which they don't delve into werewolfy things. Beyond tossing around words like wolf/alpha/mates - no one "changes", the story doesn't worldbuild, the author doesn't try to weave her version of werecritters into the story - it just assumes that the listener has gobbled enough paranormal by this point that it isn't necessary. ....Annnnd Huh. I guess it wasn't. Although I was pretty surprised, I guess it was kind of nice not to have to keep a new version straight.
The story revolves around Ethan, who doesn't realize he's missing something until his pack forces him to try to find a mate.
You know how Molly Harper books have cutesy banter and are sort of silly in their dialogue? This story reminded me of the couple of hers that I've grabbed. At one point, the characters even apply the word silly to describe themselves.
You won't find a gritty, dirty, rough alpha in this story. Instead, you will be privy to Ethan's inner worries about choosing the right outfit for the date and if the strawberry scented shampoo his guy friend&fellow packmate suggested was the right choice. I had to laugh - it made me think of Brad Paisley's song "I'm Still a Guy".
The book went fast and would be a nice choice for someone who wants a cheesy-cute romance without miring into paranormal territory.
Narrator Aaron Shedlock voice was AWESOME. I tend to enjoy voices on the deeper end of the spectrum & his is so nice. His delivery reminded me a bit of Vikas Adam's style. Kudos for his voice differentiation; there were quite a few males & females in the cast of characters and he kept them all separate and the women's voices were great - not too high, not annoying. I hope Aaron records more romances! Definitely a voice actor to watch.
***I received this audiobook via Audioblast for free in return for my honest review
Without providing any spoilers, this is my second book by this author and I really enjoy his work. Give this one a try! Good story and good narration!
~This book was provided free of charge by the author or narrator via AudioBookBlast
If you're looking for a family friendly short comic romance that you can listen to around kids then this book fits the bill,
If your are looking for steamy romance, warring werewolves and lots of exciting action then this book won't satisfy,
There are some very funny parts in the book. The alpha pack leader needs a mate and the females of his pack arrange a surprise speed dating event inviting unattached female werewolves for their pack alpha. The speed dating event is hilarious.
Personally I would of liked more thrills, action and steamy romance, however I'm an horny old lady with no young kids about.
This would be a great book for a busy mom to listen to while ferrying kids about.
“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
Audio Reviewer under Audio Flow. I enjoy delving into the imagination of writers and hearing it read aloud by seasoned and new audio actors.
This was a nice romance novella. Pretty decent storyline. I wish it were longer so I could get more of how the relationship developed. Ethan was not as alpha as some other books. He seemed to let his pack members run things and he seemed to be a loite unsure and subconscious. However, those qualities were refreshing to see in an alpha.
I loved Aaron's narration. He is the only male so far that was decent narrating the female role. It wasn't overly done. Perfect intonation and sound for this story.
I love this narrator! Seriously...read me the classifieds and I'll be happy. So knowing that, how stoked am I that I really liked this book!? I'm a short story hater b/c I feel like characters can't develop and storylines are so surface but not this time. Maybe it was Aaron's sweet baritone, maybe the author just knew how to draw me in, maybe the two together made me one happy girl!
Want to listen to something that will make you smile? Get this book. I'll keep my eye on this author and continue to listen to all things Aaron Shedlok...don't mind me if I have my headphones on ;)
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Hello I am addicted to Audible!!! The addiction is real and I need help...more credits that is.....
I was given this book for my honest opinion. I personally think that the book was cute now with that being said it really isn't a shifter book but hey the story works. I like the fact that this story was different and not cookie cutter. I would recommed this cute story to a friend.
Book gifted for honest review.
While the story and concept were great, the story could have been developed so much more. Instead of giving any true depth to the characters and plot, it reads like a rushes short story.
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