"His Forbidden Mate" is a short story by Matilda Janes. It is a quick read. The writing, for the most part, was well done and the concept of the story is a very good one. For me, there seemed to be some parts of the story that weren’t covered in as much detail as I would have liked. I would like to see longer stories from the author, as she has a great imagination and her characters are engaging and enjoyable.
The Story: Hannah Martin has been working hard to pay for her education. While her widowed mother is out of town, an unexpected person from her past comes into the diner she works at and at that point her world changes. Adam Atwood was her friend at high school until he suddenly wasn’t, Adam cut himself out of her life to keep Hannah safe. Neither of them were prepared for what would happen that night. As their future changes they are drawn closer to one another. As forces move against them they find support from unexpected places.
Hannah Martin has always tried to mind her own business in life. She picks up double shifts at the local diner to make ends meet while she saves money for college. She's tired but happy, that is, until Adam Atwood claws back into her life. He bullied and tormented her relentlessly throughout high school, and their most recent encounter at the diner is no different.
But when Adam violently kidnaps her, Hannah discovers not everyone or everything is as it seems.
Wolf shifter Adam Atwood had been forced to turn on his former best friend for no other reason than she was human and that wasn’t acceptable to his pack. Even though it bothered him, he knew he had to protect her. When he finally discovers who she truly is to him, he’s horrified by what he’s done. Can Hannah forgive and forget? Or is it too little, too late?