Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Heart Mates

Title: Heart Mates
Author: Mary Hughes
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61922-522-0
Genre: {M/F} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx
Release Date: 04-28-2015

Sophia knows better than to get involved with a shifter. The Witches Council forbids it on threat of death, but that doesn’t stop the tingly feelings Sophia get when she runs into Noah, the new alpha wolf, at her Aunt Linda’s bookstore. He’s the last person to see her and Sophia hopes he knows what happened to her.

What Sophia doesn’t know is that Aunt Linda accidently hexed Noah and during the day, he turns into a fifteen pound terrier. With five opponents to his position as alpha ready to challenge him, the hex is a problem and Sophia’s magic isn’t working, so she can’t unravel it.  Between the hex, pack challenge and a mage from Sophia’s past intent on murder, Noah has his hands full trying to keep Sophia safe and both of them alive.

Heart Mates is the first release in the new paranormal romance series, Pull of the Moon, by Mary Hughes. It’s another fun and entertaining read by this multi-published author, and if you’re a fan of this genre, I suggest you give it a try. I enjoyed it and I think you will too.

Well, Ms. Hughes is off to a good start with her new series with Heart Mates. The world building is nicely done, the personalities and backgrounds of Noah and Sophia are fully developed and the descriptions are vivid. I’m a big fan of paranormals and werewolf books in particular, and Ms, Hughes adding witches, wizards and familiars to the plot really amped up my interest. It also took the story in some directions I didn’t expect but which I appreciated as the plot progressed. 

Don’t worry about getting bored or the plot dragging in the middle either. The pace kept my interest throughout—and yes, there is action and danger. Think pack challenges, murder and dangerous wizards. There are also some interesting secondary characters, and one who is a little mysterious—Jayden—who I hope we learn more about in the future. Enjoy!

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