Monday, May 7, 2012

His Imperfect Mate

Title: His Imperfect Mate
Author: Lynn Hagen  
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 1-61926-628-8
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

Dudley’s been listening to his father tell how evil shifters are from the time he was born.   When he finds out his mate is a wolf shifter, he runs.  Not only does he run, but he calls his brothers to take Sloane out.  When his brothers fail, and Dudley realizes that everything his father told him was a lie, he knows he has a long way to go to make things up to his mate. 

His Imperfect Mate is another Lynn Hagen addition to the Brac Pack series.  This book actually picks up on a sub-plot that has been running through a couple of the author’s previous books.  Both Dudley and Sloane are characters we have met before.  Dudley is a young vampire who has left his family, after taking all he could from his father.  He’s a little hyper, especially when he has had a cup of coffee, he’s unsure of what he truly wants and he’s afraid of his mate.  Sloane is a wolf shifter; in fact, he’s Maverick’s cousin and he’s hoping to reconnect with the large alpha.  He’s just as surprised as Dudley when he realizes that the little vamp is his mate.  But he’s devastated when he finds out that Dudley put a hit out on him, regardless of how innocently.  

When His Imperfect Mate begins, Dudley’s is trying to make amends to Sloane, but the wolf shifter wants nothing to do with him.  While I could understand where Sloane was coming from, I really wanted to shake him and make him patch things up with the vampire.  Although Sloane decides to give Dudley a chance, the men still have a few things to iron out.  This story is not all angst-ridden, however.  When Sloane decides to ignore everyone’s warnings and let Dudley have some coffee, I could not help but laugh out loud.   

Just as the two men are working things out though, Dudley’s brothers show up, followed shortly by their father.  I liked that the author used this time to let Dudley settle things once and for all with his brothers and then his father.  Since the brothers have stayed behind with the Lakelands, I am sure we will be seeing new mates showing up shortly. 

Ms. Hagen continues to add stories to her Brac Pack series that keeps this series fresh and entertaining.  The characters are easy to care for while the story lines keep the reader turning the pages.  I can’t wait to see what more she has planned for this series.

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