Mated (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Mated: M/M Paranormal Shifter Romance
Author: Tricia Owens
Publisher: Tricia Owens
Release Date: July 2, 2019
Genre(s): Romance, Shifter
Page Count: 288
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


As the brother of the pack alpha, Wren knows his place, even if that place occasionally brings him to harm. It’s simply pack rules. But when a handsome new alpha and his pack come to town, challenging the status quo, Wren finds himself torn between the old wolf shifter attitude and a new one.

Gideon is the alpha of the Corwin pack. Though he moved into the territory to take advantage of business opportunities, the moment he encounters the young black wolf with the blue eyes, he find his priorities changing. Wren is obedient as a good beta should be, but Gideon is banking on him having a rebellious streak. The only way to find out is to gamble: by forcing a marriage between their packs. But it’s a step that unleashes homophobia, deadly danger, and the discovery of a dark secret that was never meant to surface. And it may involve Gideon losing his heart.

This story packed a punch. There was so much to it making it difficult to put down.

Wren is the brother of the pack Alpha, who runs his pack with an iron fist. Wren has followed his alpha obediently, put doesn’t necessarily agree with his ways.

Gideon is the Alpha of the Corbin pack, who just took over the lands that border Wren’s. He’s looking to make a deal on the land, but there are quite a few mysteries and secrets that get overturned along the way.

This book was so interesting. It had me guessing at what could happen all along the way. I really enjoyed the world building that was accomplished through trying to bridge the gap between packs. The differences in how the rules were followed, how they governed, where they lived, etc were so different that it created an added layer of interest.

It was a wild ride of intrigue and fun and I would absolutely recommend this fast paced shifter romance.

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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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