Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Mating Heat by Bonnie Vanak [Review]

The Mating Heat by Bonnie Vanak
The Mating Heat (Werewolves of Montana #0.5) by Bonnie Vanak
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: July 6, 2014

Werewolves of Montana
0.5. The Mating Heat - Kindle
1. The Mating Chase
2. The Mating Hunt
3. The Mating Seduction
4. The Mating Rite
4.5. The Mating Intent
5. The Mating Challenge
6. The Mating Season

Bonnie Vanak
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
After an explosive kiss that awakened a burning passion, Lupine Kara Mitchell is certain she will never see Ryder Carrington again. Her alpha father punished them for their illicit love and Kara fled their home with her brother Aiden to start a new life in Montana. Left scarred by her father’s ugly cruelties, she is certain no Lupine can ever love her. When Aiden faces financial ruin, she risks going back to find her family’s cache of gold and is captured by Ryder.

Former Omega werewolf Ryder Carrington spent ten hellish years living under the thumb of his cruel, violent leader. After killing his alpha in a Challenge to save the pack, Ryder now rules, but needs a mate to bring peace to his fractured people. Kara is his and his alone. He will never let her go, despite Aiden’s demands to release her. Ryder will do anything to claim her, even risk an all-out pack war that could cost them everything…
Thoughts on The Mating Heat: Aww. I felt for both Kara and Ryder in this book. Ryder suffered both physical and emotional abuse under the despotic reign of the former alpha and Kara was left with very visible reminders of how unhinged her father had become before she ran away. They both have boatloads of issues to work through. The difference is that Kara hides herself away on her brother's ranch, while Ryder did what he needed to do to keep the pack safe.

Seriously, I felt for them.

For the record, while Kara did hide on her brother's ranch, she was quick to step up when she saw a way to help him out of his financial difficulties. I can almost applaud Ryder's manipulation because it forced Kara out of her shell AND helped his pack.

An overall sexy read, the entire book came together nicely. I like the world. I like the characters. *thumbs up*


  1. Good to know, I've got it somewhere on a bundle. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Yeah, this set of reviews is from that bundle. I really enjoyed it overall.