Friday, November 20, 2015

Review: The Alpha's Temporary Mate

Author Victoria Davies
Format e-book
Print Length ?
Publisher Entangled Publishing, LLC Covet
Published November 9, 2015

Fated Match has spent centuries pairing supernatural mates together. Witch and matchmaker, Chloe Donovan, takes pride in helping her clients find their happy endings. But when werewolf alpha and millionaire playboy Kieran Clearwater stalks into her office, she may have finally met the one man she can’t help.

Kieran has no intention of finding his mate. Love is a weakness he can't afford. But with his pack growing more concerned over his single status he, needs to assure them all is well. What better way to do so than to hire a fake girlfriend he can parade around at the annual pack retreat?

Chloe is coerced into becoming the wolf’s temporary mate, but she’s determined to keep their agreement professional. But her seductive partner in crime has other ideas, and his considerable charm makes it difficult for her to keep her eye on the prize. While these two burn hot when they’re together, behind-the-scenes politics work to rip them apart.

My Opinion

Adorable read that goes well with a cup of hot tea on a rainy autumn day!

Kieran is trying to avoid getting a mate to please the elders in his pack. Yes, he is the Alpha- they still want him to mate. A mate will calm him, thus calming the pack. Kieran is of the mentally once bitten twice shy- he was in a serious relationship for a long time. Let’s just say it did not work out. So to Fated Match he goes. Only he doesn’t want a match, he is looking for a stand in gal-friend. One who will act like his girlfriend, go to the pack retreat and then stage a break-up afterwards. Chloe says no- heck no. Kieran ignores her and goes straight to her boss. Who says no, sees the check and then pretty much forces Chloe into finding Kieran a fake mate. All of the matches that Kieran meets he rejects. Time is of the essence and so Chloe it is.

Chloe is cute. Being forced to play the part by her boss, she does what is asked of her. She has a bit of a backbone though. When Kieran gets a little too arrogant she sure does put him in his place. The chemistry between these two is off the charts. There are times that I wanted to pop Kieran on the head for being well a man. That was gleefully overlooked due to Chloe’s response to him being mean. I kinda felt bad for Kieran, his ex really did a number on him.  His pack is pressuring him- seriously what else was an Alpha suppose to do?  I like how the relationship between these two grew from attraction to an employee into something so much more. I hate that Kieran felt the need to trick his pack, yet it was understandable.

Overall, this is an enjoyable read. While a little on the predictable side, the pacing was good. I honestly have no complaints and would recommend it to anyone who has some free time on their hands.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “Why the hell is hiring a pretend lover easier for you than finding a real one?”

Other People

Kate- wolf in Kieran’s pack
Niall- Kieran’s best friend
Lisette- Kieran’s ex
Darrel- elder that needs to be put in his place

1 comment:

  1. I love pretending stories. Can't wait to get to this one. Glad you enjoyed it.