"Mika is a human, in an alley, surrounded by four horny werewolves." So boldly begins the bizarre and erotically explicit tale Mate Set: Mating Heat, Book 1, narrated with game, breathless enthusiasm by G. C. VonCloudts.
In this alternate world, the horny werewolves are in charge, the horny humans are the outcasts, violence lurks everywhere, and seemingly every man, woman, and animal has nothing but sex on the brain. Perhaps fans of True Blood will appreciate this steamy and vaguely creepy story.
It's werewolf mating season. All the males are in heat and the driving, sexual lust of their beasts is almost uncontrollable. Mika is human, in an alley, surrounded by four horny werewolves. She knows she's in deep shit. A tall, handsome werewolf rescues her then demands payment. Hot, sweaty, intimate payment.
Grady is a half breed whose human mother abandoned him to his werewolf father, so he knows human women just aren't safe to fall in love with. The wolf within him wants Mika as his mate, but Grady will not give in. Never. Ever. He's willing to fight his emotions and his beast, no matter how much sexy Mika tempts him.
But neither of them expected her Uncle Omar to assign Grady to protect her from other males - 24/7, in her home, sleeping just down the hall. Mika decides to make the best of her vacation and keep the hot wolf in her bed. Grady can't resist the scorching sex, but he is determined to resist the bond.
©2010 Laurann Dohner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
First, I will admit there really wasn't a plot outside of the relationship between the hero & heroine. The story was focused on them, and them alone. Mika’s upbringing into a world of werewolf shifters and humans hasn’t exactly made her qualified to stay out of trouble. Although human herself, Mika’s uncle is a werewolf shifter and has taught her the ways of his pack… well almost all of them. Uncle Omar knowingly withheld vital information regarding mating season, thinking that this will keep Mika ‘innocent’ from the highly sexual natures of werewolf shifters. Her yearly vacation to visit with Uncle Omar couldn’t have come at a worse time. Now with Grady, his upbringing wasn’t exactly conventional either. His mother is a human who abandoned him to his father when she found out he could shift. Dealing with his abandonment issues has never been a problem since he’s in denial. Dealing with Mika when he’s assigned protection duties by her uncle, could prove to be disastrous. The two main characters are both very passionate and stubborn which leads to a physically explosive relationship from their first meeting. The emotional frustration kicks in when the characters start actually feeling something for one another but for Grady abandonment issues by a human woman is the drawback. Recommended for those seeking a highly passionate, highly sexual story that will pull you in all directions. Note to listener: if you’re looking for a new creative way to enjoy chocolate syrup, there’s a fantastic ‘recipe’ in this book.
Wow this was super hot, I loved every minute of it. The book's summary wasn't intriguing enough for me to purchase it, but, I've enjoyed Dohner's other series so I figured I could risk it. I listened in one sitting--I was THAT hooked. If you want a story with a ton of depth, this isn't the one for you, but, if you're open to a bit of fantasy, seriously hot shifter sex, and definitely a lot of sarcasm, innuendo and humor, don't even read the rest of my review--'add to cart' immediately!
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
This was awesome after like the first 2 chapters... I was a bit confused then I realize by chapter 2 what was going on...and the story really takes off from there...
I loved the smexing... hotty hot!! Then Grady was an awesome confused alpha wolf... but Mika was awesome... I loved the way she taunted Grady...but I did want to slap her when she ran away from him... (but finding a naked werewolf chick in your newly mated shower will do that to a gyrl)!
Perfect Ending too... (wink) foreshadow to book 2... Can't wait to get to Anton's book!
Great job Dohner... please write more of the Harris Clan... I want a book from all 5 brothers...
Nice Credit, sale or buy... book is not that expensive...
Narration was awesome... VonCloudts is a great narrator... A new favorite...
This is my first time listening to this author, I find her writing close to the edge, but I like that. Mika was a little annoying at times but the story was good enough to over look her. A lot of new audio books are being narrated by very young voices, not so with this one. J.C. VonCloudts performance is excellent and I would look for more of her work.
I'm a lover of books, both read and audible.
Ever since first reading that these books were coming to Audible I have been doing a little happy dance because I love reading them and I was hoping that listening to them would add just the little bit extra, that most audible books do. This book didn’t disappoint me at all. The sex scenes are HOT HOT HOT (muy caliente) and I’m a sucker for a good romance book.
The heroine, Mika, is a human that was adopted by a werewolf female and her human mate. She later finds out about werewolves because she witnesses her uncle shifting from his “doggy” self into his human self. Uncle Omar takes it upon himself to explain the basic of the werewolf community, so that Mika isn’t in the dark about them and all is ok, until she decides to visit her uncle during mating season and is nearly attacked by a group of male werewolves. Grady, the hero, is a half human – half werewolf trying to find acceptance among his own kind. He has no intentions of every mating with a human female because of his mom. He stumbles upon the scene with Mika and the wolves and saves her, not realizes who she is, that is until Mika’s uncle assign Grady to be her bodyguard during her visit and mating season is over. Sexual tension between the two is instant. Mika is accepting of the sexual tension and willing to make the best of it. Grady is refusing to give into the temptation. I’m not going to give any spoilers away, just telling you to read the book. But be warned, this book contains A LOT of hot, steamy sex scenes. May cause pulse to speed, eyes to dilate and blood to heat. If this isn’t your kind of reading, stay away. But if you enjoy these sensations, OMG please read.
I like the narrator’s voice. But I have my suspicion that she is using a different name with this book then with previously titles she has narrated.
I loved this book and it's worth the credit. The alpha males make great lovers. Listen to both books in a row and was pissed I didn't download them
at the same time.
New species series.
This narrator is Theressa Plummer using a different name. I would know her voice anywhere after listing to all of Robynn Carr's audiobooks. She knocked it out of the park and I will listen to both books again and again.
Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.
Yes, if they are in to Paranormal Romance Shifter Stories...heavy on the Eroticism.
Minnie! She is the only character that had any sense whatsoever.
G C V did an excellent job differentiating the female character voices; however, the male character voices leave a lot to be desired.
Not really. I had to listen to the sex scenes in doses. There were so many of them.
Beyond the numerous sex scenes, the story had potential. I will give the second installment a chance.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
Now I Love the Human Unknown and especially Werewolf's... Grady's sexual lust of his beast so Hot Hot Hot.... This book fulfilled all my Werewolf needs in every way.
Mika is on an evening trip to find some chocolate - problem is she doesn't realize it's mating season in the land of sifters where she is spending a couple of weeks visiting family. Poor girl finds herself confronted, beaten and almost raped by 4 very nasty males wanting to have their way with her. Grady hears her screams and takes on the 4 males in defense of her. With a bit of assistance to Grady from Mika, she manages to escape - she thinks. As she is making her way home, Grady finds her and calls in the debt owed him. Little does Grady know Mika's uncle is one of his pack leaders and Grady will need to protect her until the mating heat is over. Unfortunately, Grady also suffers the mating heat... and so the Sex Filled fun begins!
Beth Anne Bell
I would recommend anything by Laurann Dohnner. I have read all her books and love the fact that I can now listen to them when I am doing chores and driving.
I believe my favorite moment in the book is when Mika and Grady run into each other after they have already met and have to keep the fact from Mika's uncle Omar.
My favorite scene was when Grady has to explain himself for the fact he lied to Mika and had to explain why he was trying to trick her into thinking Mating Season was still happening.
I had strong reactions as a woman. I could feel how hurt Mika is during the whole book and how being a human makes it impossible to make Grady love her.
Sometimes Grady is a huge jerk, but he can also be the most sweet man in the world. He takes Mika on a wild ride of emotions until they finally get together and settle into a couple who can manage both worlds.
I had high hopes for this book but I think it fell a little flat for me. I am not exactly sure why but there was something missing. There was chemistry between Mika and Grady but I feel like their characters were not developed enough. I agree with some other reviews that Grady was not Alpha enough for me. Mika had potential to be a sarcastic, bitchy character but again it was not consistent enough. I enjoy female leads that are sarcastic so I was hoping it was going to be a strong theme throughout the book. I have to say that GC VonCloudts did a great job at trying to liven up the narration. I have no complaints on that part. I even feel the sex scenes were just mahhh. They were not terrible but not really great. I would hope that the next book picks up and the story lines and gets better. I can definitely think of better books if you like paranormal. Jeaniene Frost has a great series. I am not going to say I won't listen to more as I always like to give authors a chance but I and not positive at this point.
"Worth listening to again"
I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Very good narration helped to add interest to the story too
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