"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.
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.
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.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Adopted Mira (the human heroine) get's caught in the middle of the Were mating season while visiting her Werewolf Uncle who appoints a bodyguard to watch over her until the 2 week 'frenzy' is over.
In prowls handsome Grady, a half breed Werewolf, who has trust issues with humans as he was abandoned by his human Mother so is seeking a Pureblood female to bond with. Trouble starts when he is forced to 'mark' Mira against his will and that's when the passion and non-stop sex really heats up. The problem is Mira's falling hard for him but Grady's human side is fighting a bond but his Wolf side is howling yes yes yes so sex is fine but he's in denial about his true feelings for Mira.
Mira came across as spoilt at times and did some dumb things and there wasn't really a plot other than mating mating and, yes you guessed it, more mating but despite this I really enjoyed all the emotional tension an turmoil as Grady finally had to decide what to do….. before time runs out.
Worth a credit? Well hello, hot hot hot Werewolf action, errr that would be a hell YEAH and I'm ready for Book 2..
Yea, in a round about way. I love "His Purrfect Mate", though this book didn't reach that level of admiration for me and book 3 came up short for me too. Still, I can't argue that I love G.C Voncloudts' narration. Her voice is just too good for immitation shifter wolves. It's got a gravely or cat like purr to it.
Didn't know she also went by the name Therese Plummer. There are quite a few titles under that name too.
I could but like I said, the book itself had a bit too much angst for my taste.
Still look for anything new in this series from Laurann Dohner and hope that G.C. VonCloudts still continues to narrate for this series.
t the top love this read
Grady,,,,he made me laugh ,,,,,
the aunt,,,so funny wild lady//////
yes love this read
glad I found this book it was a great read ,,,would like more story's on this town of wolf's /////////
The story line was well thought out
The first scene between the two main characters
That first scene on the street was hot and alarming. I think the narrator read it well.
I laughed at the mating season and the male's need for his partner. It was fun.
A great author who knows how to steam up her books.
I'm a listener-holic. I love to listen while making greeting cards, cooking, gardening, and while doing absolutely nothing else.
Hot, sexy, thrilling
Ms Dohner has quite a way with words. I listen to her books again and again.
I am open to reviewing quality products.
I had previously read this book and decided to reacquaint my self with the series in audio. It reminded me of just how much I enjoyed it the first time around!! Such a great read!
Mika is just the sassy snarky kind of gal I love to read. She knows what she wants and goes for it. I adored her banter and spunky attitude. The way she teases Grady is so naughty and delightful! She does push things too far at times, especially knowing the danger she faces.
Grady is a gruff Alpha wolf, who has no plans for a human mate. This makes him a bit of an a-hole most of the book. He is fighting it with everything he has and really not very likeable at times.
The whole book is from Mika's POV, which is part of why Grady comes off so badly. If there had been a mixed narrative he cold have explained himself to the reader in his thoughts. Cause his actions said major bad news d-bag.
The steam is off the charts hot!!! I am talking forget eh panties and have a fella nearby!!! Oh lord do those wolves like to lick their treats! And the biting. And the dominance!! Good lordy!
There are some major drama moments in the story, these kids have things to work out. I really loved the supporting cast and hope to see some wolfie brothers find mates soon!
I listened to the audiobook narrated by G. C. VonCloudts, who does a great job. Plenty of variation in the voices and consistency. She has a great tone that leads itself to the material. I loved her energy throughout the read, especially in the naughty bits! The girl gives good voice!
I really enjoyed this book despite the hero being arrogant and highhanded. I am eager to read the next book in the series again and then move on to the third book which will be a first time read!
Report Inappropriate Content