This book is the sequel to Runaways.

Alpha wolf and leader of the Verlaine Wolf Pack, Roul Verlaine has come to the Watcher Agency because his twin brother has mated unexpectedly.  He needs to make sure that all is on the up an up, and that his brother is truly happy with his life.  He does not expect for the head of the Agency to be a woman.  When he first lays eyes on her body and then smells her, his wolf cries “MINE”.  His next thought is that he will have this beautiful, smart woman beneath him screaming in pleasure before dawn.  Boy is he in for a shock when he realizes just why he is instantly attracted to Morgan Kale.

Morgan Kale is a rare white wolf.  Being a lone alpha female wolf on top of her rare genetic mutation has made her an outcast amongst the very people that should have embraced her.  Due to all she has gone through in her life, she has no wish whatsoever for a mate.  Yet when she first smells then sees Roul Verlaine, she knows from that moment that he is her intended mate.  When he offers to have a quiet fling with her while he is in town, she is both excited and scared at what might happen.  What will she do if he figures out just who she is to him?  Is she ready for a mate that she never thought she would have?

Having had the pleasure of reading several books by Lex Valentine, I think this one is by far my favorite so far.  It makes me wish there was a score higher than 5 just for books like this one.  Although it is a short novella, it is beautifully written with the fire that I have come to expect from Ms. ValentineMating will have you reaching for your closest loved one and needing to curl up and enjoy their companionship anyway you can.  If you are without a mate, you will definitely be hoping that one comes into your life as strong and capable as Morgan and Roul are.

Book Blurb for Mating

As Alpha, Roul Verlaine always looked out for his twin. When Ranulf flees to New York City with his new mates, Roul hires the Watcher Agency to check on him. All thoughts of his brother vanish when Roul meets the sexy owner of Watchers. Morgan Kale is a rare white werewolf, a lone wolf who sets Roul’s senses on fire. His wolf instantly wants her and Roul can’t resist her. She bests him at chess and martial arts and is the fiercest, most perfect lover he’s ever known. And he doesn’t want to leave her.

Morgan knows instantly she and Roul are mates even if he hasn’t figured it out yet. His seduction overrides her common sense and yearning heart. The sex is mind-blowing and they even get along outside the bedroom. But Roul is in town for only three days, and Morgan must decide whether to tell him they are mates…or let him walk out of her life forever.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published but has been significantly revised and expanded from the original.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2009 5.00