Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Carol's Mate

Title: Carol's Mate
Author: Zena Wynn
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-60737-906-5
Genre: {M/F} African American, Paranormal, Shape-shifter
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Carol Scott has a dream and the determination to see it fulfilled. Attending college is the first step to ensuring her pack, The Ravens, have the proper medical facility and treatment needed for their existence. Dating has no place in the plans and neither does love. Carol believed a mate should come later down the road, but Mark didn’t get the memo.

Mark Johnson grew up in a tough part of Philly. Between his former career and living in his old stomping grounds, he has street and book smarts. The handsome man never had a woman turn down his advances until he met Carol.

The two are instantaneously attracted to one another, but there is one huge obstacle standing in Carol’s way. Mark is human. Mark is going to prove that he’s man enough to tame the wolf and claim his mate.

After reading about Carol and Mark in previous stories, I assumed their love affair would be quick and easy. Was I ever wrong! The two have complications from the offset, but Mark is too focused on the prize to give up easily.

Carol’s apprehension was understandable. Sometimes others can make us lose focus of our dreams and aspirations. Her desire for the future didn’t just impact her life but that of her pack. That one act showed her selflessness and that she deserved a loving commitment. I don’t know if I could have walked away from Mark and not sniffed him out, but she did a great job of trying to stick to her guns.

Mark is a man after my heart. Intelligent, handsome, loving and devoted, he’s the type of man every woman wishes to be blessed with as a mate. What I loved about him the most was how he cared about Carol’s dreams enough to help keep them both on track. Sometimes people we encounter never see how important our dreams are and sabotage them, but Mark refused to allow anything to stand in Carol’s way.

I’m so happy that Zena Wynn brought us their story in Carol's Mate. The erotic scenes were spectacular and kept the pages blazing. Those who’ve enjoyed the True Mates series will be begging for more.

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