Mind Mates by Mary Hughes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Mary Hughes’s MIND MATES is an exciting paranormal romance full of action and mystery. Shifter Emma Singer needs to escape from her alpha who plans on adding her to his harem. She is rescued by her boss, Gabriel Light; who unbeknownst to her, is a wizard prince. The two escape, then they need to rescue Gabriel’s sister and figure out a prophecy. This contemporary PNR takes place in Michigan and Wisconsin.
I enjoyed Emma’s character. She is an iota wolf at the bottom of her pack. Her living family is not supportive. She is embarrassed of her talent. She has a crush on her boss whom she thinks is human. She is a good person. She is strong and has an excellent sense of right. Gabriel is a fun hero. He is a wizard. He masks his power and scent so people do not know what he is. He likes Emma but knows a relationship with her (a wolf shifter) is taboo. He has some interesting sayings and is extremely intelligent. The two make a cute couple. I love that Emma appreciates Gabriel’s humor. They have wonderful chemistry.
The couple have a lot of adversaries. Emma’s alpha Bruce (Bruiser), is an evil opponent. He is not a good alpha or man. He is selfish and a bully. Emma’s brother, Elroy is horrible. My heart went out to Emma for having such an unloving sibling. Then there is, Gabriel’s longtime nemesis, Ryder. Each one of these men provide numerous obstacles for the couple to overcome. They make the story interesting to say the least.
The plot was attention-grabbing and creative. It is full of twists. Mind Mates was bursting with conspiracy and mystery. The story moved fast and had a cute ending. This is the first book in the Pull of the Moon series that I read. Many of the characters from book one, HEART MATES, are in this story, including Gabriel’s sister and heroine of that book, Sophia Blue and wolf shifter Noah Blackwood. I had no problem following this story, but I think it would have been nice to read book one first. There are some things that happen in this novel that tied in with book one. I’m going to have to go back and read it.
Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Published August 23rd 2016 by Smashwords Edition
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