“This single father gig isn’t so hard. Not hard at all. I’m not sure what all the fuss is about, really. It’s been a breeze! Or so I thought.” 

When Alpha Locke Winfield’s pack decided it was time for him to step up and take care of his own child for once, his whole life turned upside down. Too busy for tea parties and ballet recitals, he hadn’t realized his daughter, Sara, was no longer a little girl. And preteens, he was learning, were a whole other breed. 

Locke needed a woman. One who could do more than take care of his daughter. He couldn’t remember the last time a woman had taken care of him. Which was why he joined the online dating site, Alpha Singles. 

Sara needed a mother. And Locke needed a mate. ASAP. 

There were thousands of women out there. Surely he could find one who was willing to take on a workaholic Alpha Wolf and his moody preteen daughter.

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Makeshift Mate is part of the two companion series – Alpha Singles by C.E. Black & Cruising With Alphas by Gwen Knight.  Visit our Meet Your Alpha page for more information.

Title:  Makeshift Mate
Series:  Alpha Singles #2
Author:  C. E. Black
Published:  January 9, 2018
My Rating:  4.5 stars

For years now the Wild River Pack have been enabling their Alpha.  He worked hard as the youngest Alpha to lead a pack, his entire life was devoted to his pack – but at a cost, his relationship with his daughter Sara.  While Locke ran the pack, his pack pretty much raised Sara.  Now he’s got a pre-teen daughter who he doesn’t understand, forgets more than half the time and is totally confused when his pack members refuse to be responsible for his daughter any longer.  They’ve enabled him for far too long now and it stops immediately leaving Locke to scramble for a solution.  A comment by a young pack member grabs his attention.  He needs a mate.  Yes!   Someone to take care of Sara is his only thought – this dad needs an attitude adjustment fast and he’s about to meet that very capable woman.

Makeshift Mate brings us a very determined couple.  Locke is blind to his shortcomings, he doesn’t see anything wrong with devoting all of his time to his pack and very little to his daughter – after all, she’s part of his pack, right?  Isa is strong willed, successful and determined to make her company a success.  She cares for Locke and Sara yet he has to change or they will never work out.  Her influence is slowly changing the dynamics between father and daughter, now Locke has to be willing to change to keep his mate at his side.  And neither of them are really certain he can ever do that.

I enjoyed this story very much, even when I was shaking my head at Locke’s cluelessness.  Speaking of clueless, Locke’s solution for a training bra will leave you speechless, and in tears of laughter at this dad without a clue.  Passionate, funny and the type of romance that will grab your heart tight.  I’d recommend Makeshift Mate to any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader who enjoys a solid story, compelling main characters and watching an Alpha learn a few life lessons.

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