As Alpha of Mystic Hollow’s bear shifter clan, duty dictates my every move. When the Shifter Council responds to our declining population by enacting the BfB (Brides for Beasts) program, the guys are pretty excited to be introduced to human females.
I am, too, until I fall head over heels for the program coordinator, who makes it very clear she is not one of the bride-wannabes.
Fine. I’m a patient man. I’ll convince her. I have time. Except I DON’T have time.
The council demands I be the first to select a bride—within two days!
Then I screw up, shift into a grizzly before her eyes, freak her the eff out… she takes off running.
Titles in the Brides for Beasts series include — Unlikely Mate —♥— Off-Limits Mate —♥— Protected Mate —♥— Wrong Mate —♥—
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Unlikely Mate
Series: Brides for Beasts #1
Author: Candace Ayers & Kym Dillon
Published: June 15, 2023
My Rating: 4
Unlikely Mate begins the Brides for Beasts series with a fun introduction to a clan that is in dire need of brides, starting with the Alpha, Silas.
Silas’ clan has a problem, a lady shifter problem, in fact, as there have been very few females born into this clan in recent years. Certainly not enough to ensure that their legacy continues into the next generation. But the council has an answer for that… human women looking to marry wealthy men, live remotely, and be sworn to secrecy about the turning into bear thing once they agree to a modern version of mail-order brides. Silas and his closest friends within the clan are the first to meet a group of ladies… and life is going to get interesting.
Cait has no idea why these ladies would be willing to just go marry practically a stranger. None. But, it’s a paycheck, and as a recruiter of these women, as long as it’s not illegal or unethical, well, the rent needs to be paid… and their silliness is their business. She might change her mind once she arrives in Mystic Hollow — or she may skip town as quickly as possible; only time will tell.
Unlikely Mate is short, novella length, so there isn’t a lot of time to get to really know either Silas or Cait. And frankly, I have questions as to why Cait constantly gave Silas mixed signals. It would have only taken a few lines to give some reason because this girl said yes at the beginning of a sentence and no by the end of that same sentence. There was a lot of pull this man towards Cait, and then Cait pushing Silas away. There was also a hint of possible danger ahead, and for that reason, I’ll continue to see what happens next. I enjoyed it, and I’ll pick up the next story before I decide to continue further or not.
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