Rules of Mating

Ashlei is a shifter…that oddly enough, cannot shift. She does not have any hopes that she will ever mate with a shifter because of this issue. In fact she doesn’t even get asked on a date in her community. So, now she is content to be the town doctor. However, the new sheriff has come to town. Seth Riddick is gorgeous but she knows that she doesn’t stand a chance. Not only is he terribly handsome but just like everyone else in their town, he’s a shifter. So when Seth takes an interest in her she knows it must just be lust. Seth is more serious than she thinks and must spend time convincing her of his true feelings.

Overall this was a fun book with strong female and male lead characters. Ashlei’s sister was also rather amusing. I enjoyed the book.

Book Blurb for Haven

Ashlei Preen had spent her entire childhood trying to fit in with the residents of Haven. A pretty tall order for someone deemed a regular human in a town of shifters. In spite of her minor “defect” she managed to hold her own. As an adult she applied that same tenacity to her medical practice. Lately her thoughts have been filled with the town’s newest resident who seems more eager to be away from her rather than share the same air space, but Ashlei's used to having to fight for what she wants.

Done with the big city and the stream of crime that consumed his life as a Special Forces detective, Seth Riddick thinks Haven is just what he needs: a thriving shifter town where he can be true to himself and enjoy his frequent hunts without fear of being tranqed (that really pisses him off). Haven's definitely a paradise for a lone wolf like him, but even paradise has its complications. For Seth that complication comes equipped with a stethoscope and enough determination to have him questioning his bachelor status.

Oh, she definitely wants him, but isn’t long before the lines become blurred of who’s chasing whom.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations and graphic language.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2012 3.50