Title: An Arranged Mating
Author: Jane Wallace-Knight
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.
Release Date: July 12th 2018
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Word Count: 37,560
Reviewed by: Jia
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5
Hunter White left home as soon as he was able. Coming back to take over as alpha, Hunter learned of the serious debt his father had left the pack with. Desperate to save them, Hunter entered into a deal with a powerful vampire. The nest leader would pay off all the pack’s debts, on one condition—Hunter had to take a vampire for a mate.
Vampire Aeron Lyons had been in some serious scrapes during his unnaturally long life, but nothing came close to this. Being given to an alpha werewolf, like he was some sort of bargaining chip, wasn’t what Aeron wanted for his life, but he wasn’t dumb enough to say no to a man like Ken Roberts.
Resigning himself to join a pack who already dislikes him on principal, Aeron has no idea how rocky the road ahead will be or how he’s going to spend the rest of his life with a man who hates him.
Hunter took over the pack after his father’s death and due to no other way out was forced to take Aeron as a mate. Not being fully accepted by everyone as the alpha, Aeron’s presence stir up trouble and they both need to put aside their differences to work together to survive.
I enjoyed reading An Arrange Mating since the story pulled me in and the plot was intriguing. There were a few things I noticed although the general plot and the characters were fun enough not to let it hinder me too much. The relationship between the two protagonists felt rushed considering they didn’t have the whole insta-mate at first meeting going on and still decided they love each other after what? Two days?
Hunter was supposed to hate vampires.
That’s a whole lot of change to go through in such a short span of time.
I also would’ve liked to know what exactly happened when they were gone… Aeron’s little temper tantrum felt a little childish, I didn’t feel like he had a reason for starting to shout suddenly. All in all it was an interesting read. This story would have benefitted from a little more development of their relationship and the characters’ characterizations being a little more fleshed out but I liked the overall atmosphere. It was interesting.