Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ARC Review: Katie Reus – Mating Instinct

Moon Shifter Series:
Book 3:
Mating Instinct: Jayce Kazan and Kat Saburova
Mating Instinct (Moon Shifter, #3)
Publication Date: March 5th 2013
Purchase on Amazon.com: Katie Reus - Mating Instinct: A Moon Shifter Novel
As the beast within struggles to break free, he must learn to be what she needs...
Surviving for centuries, powerful lupine shifter Jayce Kazan managed to stay away from humans until he met Kat Saburova and was consumed by the need to protect her. But while Jayce shared his passion with the human seer, he refused to make her his bondmate—a refusal that caused the end of their relationship.
A year later, an attack that left Kat near death has resulted in another lupine shifter turning her. Furious that he wasn’t the one to save her, Jayce is determined to show Kat that he is the one she should rely on. But the newly turned shifter is still traumatized and worried that she’ll hurt those she loves, unless she can learn to control her inner wolf.
And as Jayce struggles to protect Kat from her own worst instincts and convince her to rekindle their love, the extremists who almost killed her are looking to finish the job…
I whipped through this series because I received this book as a review copy and I didn’t want to pick up the series in the middle. I am so glad that I did start at the beginning not only is this a great series but I think without having the back story this book would not have been as good. We meet Kat in book one and I have to admit she’s a bit of a bad a$$ and makes an impression. We then learn more about Jayce and Kat as a couple in book two, where they are quite the scene stealers. Both these characters have strong personalities that create sparks and massive amounts of sexual tension, by the end of book two you are ready for Kat and Jayce to get their own book!
At the start of this book, we are coming out of a bad situation from book 2. We are worried about Kat and the trauma that she went through. Jayce is about out of his mind with worry but Kat is not letting him in. Jayce knows he has to earn Kats trust all over again, but if anyone is up for the task its Jayce. I love me an alpha male, all dominating and sexy, that just exudes power and Jayce is all of these and then some. He’s one of the most powerful shifters in the US and he knows it. A man with confidence is such a sexy thing and Jayce has it in spades, except when it comes to Kat. She tore him apart when she left him, and he hasn’t been the same since. He knows he’s messed up and now he has to fix it, but the willful Kat is not making it easy on him. I say go on girl, make him work for it! A little groveling never hurt a man!
Kat has had a time of it lately. Kidnapped and tortured she is trying to find some sort of control in her new life. She never expects that the control that she needs will come from Jayce. He seems to understand what she needs. She is finding it harder and harder to resist him, but he’s broken her heart before and she cannot let him break it again. I really enjoy Kat as a character, she is fierce and determined. I like a feisty character! She takes an extreme circumstance and tries to make due the best that she can. She doesn’t whine and complain but forges on.
This book is full of action and drama, it is sure to keep you entertained from beginning to end. All your favorite characters are back from the previous books and we get a few glimpses for the next couple to come. I cannot wait for book four to release. I am a new fan of this series and will definitely be continuing on!
*This ARC was provided to me for review. No other compensation was provided.
4.5 Flames

Amanda darkkind

*This review can also be seen at Under the Covers Book Blog, as a guest review.

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