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A bit romance-lite, paranormal aspect-lite, but don't let this put you off this excellent series.
on 8 June 2012
I enjoy this author's quickies, and I really liked her first intro to this series, but Ethan's Mate was a tiny bit of a disappointment, in comparison to Nathan's Mate and The Rough Mating Of A Vampire - as was this one.
At least, in Ethan's tale, we got to see how Bri came into his life, how he had to understand what he was going through, but this tale was a bit lacking in romance and angst. It was kind of 'mating mark heats up, she's mine, will have, will have', and there was no explanation why Callie ran out on Rory after he'd just given her the orgasm of her life. Was she scared of him? Was she scared of her own feelings? Why the need for two weeks of total silence? But, the author does give us a couple of incredibly hot sex scenes, including the extended, non-gross voyeuristic mating scene, and boy, can she write those.
Overall, it is an OK read that ties in with the series, but I kind of feel that Rory got short-changed - he was the 'ordinary' twin compared to Liam, who just happened to he a Healer, and had a few self-doubts, and needed to be given a chance to kick-bot.
I'd certainly recommend reading the series in order, starting with the short prelude mentioned above, TRMOAV.