When Jessica flees the vicious werewolves for what she hopes will be the safety of House Ursa, she never expects anything more than a cold welcome. After all, she’s spent years listening to her sister’s mate preaching about the evil bear shifters. Now, one of those same bear shifters has been assigned as her guardian. Handsome, kind and utterly protective, she can’t help but think it’s an act.
Klaue has never been sure quite how he will meet his mate but watching her crash into a tree while she’s running from the wolves of House Canis is definitely not it. Now she’s here, in his quarters, and he has no idea what to do. She’s gorgeous and perfect in every way, but she also might be a spy sent to infiltrate their House. She can’t be both that and his mate, but which one is it?
The longer Jessica stays silent, the more the suspicion about her grows. Klaue is forced to fight for her safety from both within and without House Ursa, even as he tries to win the respect of his fellows. It’s a fine line to walk, made all the worse because the secret Jessica is keeping could have terrible repercussions for wolf and bear shifter alike. Can he prove to her that he’s not what she’s been taught, and somehow earn her trust before it’s too late?
This is an adult 18+ story with language, possibly violence, and sexual situations geared toward an adult audience.
Title: Mated to the Enemy
Series: High House Ursa #3
Author: Riley Storm
Published: January 24, 2019
My Rating: 4.5 stars
MATED TO THE ENEMY brings us the third story in the High House Ursa series by Riley Storm. Jessica and Klaue make a believable (under the circumstances) couple who are fighting her fears and their attraction, even as Klaue has been told that she is his mate.
Although I’ve been away from this series for a bit I was easily drawn back into this world with no difficulties. This story is so intense mainly because I “get” Jessica’s reasons for remaining silent and Klaue’s need for her to open up and trust him, just a little. The Cover Description gives you what you really need to know before picking up this story. The emotional pull is another thing though. There were moments when I wanted to rattle Jess’s bars on the cage she kept important information in. And there were times when I completely understood Klaue’s frustration at just about everything. The action is fast-paced, the situations believable (for the genre), and the people we meet, both good and bad, play their parts perfectly. A few twists and an epic ending make this another great story in the High House Ursa series – and another reason to get caught up on the series since there are now two more series attached to the High House(s) that I need to dive into.
I had a blast with MATED TO THE ENEMY and I’ve already got the next story downloaded ready to read. If you love an intense, sexy, sizzling Shifter Romance with likable, believable characters then you’ll enjoy this one – and want more.
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