Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hawke's Purr-Fect Mate (Pride Brothers 4) by H C Brown

Deliciously handsome, insatiable, alpha male Hawke of Knight Watch has a reputation for having a voracious and varied sex life. However, his ability to attract streams of men and women to his bed comes into question when he meets the mysterious Ice Princess, Lydia.

Lydia, born of both Fae and Pride, has a secret. Unable to chance the man of her dreams discovering the truth about her, she publicly refuses the handsome Prince Hawke.

Disillusioned and heart sore, Hawke must fight the battle of his life against the dogs invading his realm, and for the love of his true mate.

Reviewer: Carolina Fruitfly
When I started this book, I was introduced to so many people and species, I was totally lost. It wasn't until I was about a quarter of the way into the book that I realized that it was book 4 in a series, something that wasn't mentioned anywhere on the cover or blurb I had. As such, it was a bit slow for me to start out, but it wasn't a bad story, and the world was pretty unique. Pride shifters, fae, elves, all part of one sexy, horny, happy family. It was quite hard, at first, to keep track who was shagging who, til I finally realized - everyone was shagging everyone!

Then we have Hawke, the apparent hero of the story. His brother, the King of the Pride, is more than ready for Hawke to find his mate and settle down, so he sets up the Scenting - a Cinderella type affair, only instead of fitting into the glass slipper, Hawke will be able to know his mate by scent.

Lydia already knows she's Hawke's Mate, but because she is a Fae-Pride cross breed, she feels unworthy of Hawke, and resolves to turn him down, rather than saddle him with her.

Then we have an out of the blue invasion by Wolf shifters, some sexual assault, some sexitimes, while Hawke tries to convince Lydia she is his. The story was ok, the world was interesting, but a LOT was going on in a 90 something page story, so everything felt a bit rushed. Almost all the issues were resolved fairly easily, other than the central, mating problem, which took a bit longer for the author to get back around to, but still was fixed with just a few lines.

There were also some editing issues - unnecessary commas and the like. The editing, the lack of warning that this was book 4, and what I felt was a rushed story, all combined together to make this just a 3 star read for me, but it was interesting enough that I might go ahead and find the other books in the series, and see how it all turns out.

Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing LLC
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


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