Blurb: Book 1 in the Mating Heat series.
It’s werewolf mating season. All the males are in heat and the driving, sexual lust of their beasts is almost uncontrollable. Mika is human, in an alley, surrounded by four horny werewolves. She knows she’s in deep shit. A tall, handsome werewolf rescues her then demands payment. Hot, sweaty, intimate payment.
Grady is a half breed whose his human mother abandoned him to his werewolf father, so he knows human women just aren’t safe to fall in love with. The wolf within him wants Mika as his mate, but Grady will not give in. Never. Ever. He’s willing to fight his emotions and his beast, no matter how much sexy Mika tempts him.
But neither of them expected her Uncle Omar to assign Grady to protect her from other males—24/7, in her home, sleeping just down the hall. Mika decides to make the best of her vacation and keep the hot wolf in her bed. Grady can’t resist the scorching sex, but he is determined to resist the bond.
I loved the take on what humans know about werewolves. Mate Set opened up at a very intense emotional scene that Laurann Dohner wrote commendably. When Grady (male lead) was forced to mate with Mika (female lead) the book really began to pick up and I was unable to put it down. The fact that Mika’s family gave her to the werewolf for mating season was something I’ve not read before, and then when Grady accidentally bites her and turns her into his mate the story turns into an emotional roller coaster.
Best Bits: When Mika and Grady get locked in his father’s flat/downstairs basement.
Verdict: Laurann Dohner is a wonderful writer and creates worlds of intrigue that make you want to come back again and again.